Film and TV studios

Our Studios Group has industry leading experience acting on all legal aspects of real estate transactions relating to film and television studios. We have established ourselves as one of a very few go-to firms for studios clients seeking to commence or expand their activity in the UK.

We offer a cohesive, well-balanced and co-ordinated team that is partner-led and genuinely enthused about the many aspects of studio ownership and operation. We have excellent working relationships with the leading property agents and our experience shows that working collaboratively with existing teams on issues such as location, size of space and specification will help to ensure that the project runs on time, within budget and with minimal disruption to the client’s day-to-day business.

In addition to core Real Estate, we offer a complete service across all property disciplines including Construction, Planning, Real Estate Tax, Property Litigation, Finance and Corporate. We have strong experience in acting for both occupiers and production companies, as well as investors, developers and operators.

Our track record

Our clients include:

  • Netflix
  • Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Columbia (Sony Pictures)
  • Left Bank Pictures
  • The owner of Twickenham Studios, in a project asset-managed by General Projects
  • An experienced studios developer / operator on the due diligence and proposed acquisition of a new studios scheme in the south of England

Owen Spencer quoted in Property Week on the increase of film and TV studios in the North

Owen Spencer, Counsel in our Commercial Real Estate team, has been quoted alongside other industry experts in Property Week’s article discussing the increase of film and TV studios being developed in the North.

Film Studios in the North

Film Studios: Peering Through the Letterbox

Podcast host Louise Irvine, and Owen Spencer, Counsel in Forsters’ Studios Group, were joined by Simon Calvert of CBRE to discuss film studio real estate. The trio peer through the letterbox on the sector and give insights into the latest trends and likely developments in the film studio sector.

Peering Through the Letterbox

Lights, Camera, Action! Film Studios Demand Creating Massive UK Opportunity – Owen Spencer writes for CoStar

Commercial Real Estate Senior Associate and member of our Film & TV Studios Group, Owen Spencer, has written for CoStar about how both the government and real estate industry should be alive to a major opportunity which could drive the ‘Levelling Up’ agenda.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Our Insights

"They are extremely thorough and approachable, detail-focused and supportive. We enjoy working with them and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone."
Chambers HNW Guide, 2022