Co-Productions - Monday 27 November 2017 - London

Co-Productions *New Course*

Monday 27 November 2017

10.30am - 3.30pm

Our new course will provide you with a solid grounding in the legal aspects of putting together a subsidised-commercial or subsidised-subsidised co-production, along with real-life examples and practical guidance from producers currently working in the industry.

This course is now fully booked - please contact to join the waiting list.

  •       Theatre producers

Co-productions can feel incredibly complex, so our tutors will de-mystify the legalities, explain how to contract performers and discuss typical approaches to different kinds of relationships.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions from producers currently working in the industry and learn from their experience.

You will come away with an understanding of the key issues that you will need to consider with a co-production and the confidence to put together agreements that are legal, practical and structured to make the most of theatre tax relief.

At the end of this course you will:

  •         Know the key issues to consider with a co-production

  •         Understand a typical approach to subsidised-subsidised and subsidised-commercial relationships 

  •          Understand how to contract performers

  •          Know how to structure co-productions for theatre tax relief

  •          Put questions to producers working in the industry and hear about their experiences – both successes and           learning points

Bernadette Thomas is the co-founder of ArtsScape, a business affairs consultancy for the arts and entertainment sector. Having studied law at Oxford University, Bernadette was an intellectual property solicitor at Slaughter and May before becoming a media and entertainment specialist at Clintons and then Norton Rose, where she advised on projects such as The Graduate and the launch of Freeview. Bernadette was head of business affairs for 8 years at an award-winning film company and has also consulted to adidas on its film activities and to the RSC on the World Shakespeare Festival and its Event Cinema business.

Neil Adleman is a partner at Harbottle & Lewis LLP.  He provides advice in connection with all aspects of theatre including rights acquisition and exploitation, commissioning, creative team arrangements, production arrangements, financing, theatre tax credit, overseas licensing and subsidised sector issues.  Neil has advised on productions including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, War Horse, Billy Elliot, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Wicked and The Kenneth Branagh Season.  He is former Chair of Sheffield Theatres and a trustee of West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Stage One supports new UK Theatre producers and productions, and is committed to securing the future of commercial theatre through educational and investment schemes. If you are an aspiring theatre producer, Stage One can help get you onto the first rung of your career ladder, and turn your entrepreneurial ideas and ambitions into reality. Stage One is a charity and our work would not be possible without the support of the Society of London Theatre and many generous individuals, businesses, trusts and foundations. 


Bernadette Thomas
Neil Adleman

£180+VAT, Non-Members

£140+VAT, UK Theatre & SOLT Members (if booked after 16/10/17), ITC, FST, ABO and ABTT Members

£100+VAT, UK Theatre & SOLT Members if booked before 16 October 2017

This course will take place at UK Theatre, 32 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9ET
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