Hesham is leading the workshop Business Affairs for Animation – What Do You Need To Know? on Thursday 22nd. Bring your real or hypothetical legal and business affairs questions along for an informal discussion. Ensuring that your IP and rights are protected at every stage from initial development through to production and exploitation is crucial – at this workshop we will hopefully help you to feel more confident and informed about what you need to know.
Hesham will also be participating in our dedicated Business@MOVE 1:1 meeting sessions.
Hesham is an experienced media and entertainment lawyer with a particular focus on the television industry. His specialist media law practice, Sabry Business Affairs, provides legal and business affairs advice to independent production companies, animation companies, broadcasters and associated organisations in the media production community.
Prior to forming his own practice, Hesham worked in-house at the British Film Institute handling all legal and business affairs matters relating to the Young Audiences Content Fund. Before joining the BFI, he worked at the BBC as a lawyer in the BBC Children’s commercial, rights and business affairs team supporting the full range of output. He managed the business affairs teams handling acquisitions and independent commissioned titles and also provided legal advice to high profile in-house titles including Blue Peter and Something Special.
Before moving in-house at the BBC in 2013, Hesham worked as a solicitor in private practice for 13 years including owning his own law firm, Sabry Doyle.