Abigail Payne is the Presidential entertainment film & television lawyer for ME Hollywood Films corporation UK Ltd in the UK and is ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ in the Legal 500 and was awarded the Legal 500 Technology, Media and Telecoms Lawyer of the Year (London) 2019.
Abigail provides advice on all aspects of film & television financing, distribution contracts, finance and joint venture contracts, production and distribution contracts.
She is particularly renowned for her expertise in structuring international co-productions and providing advice on international subsidies/tax credits as well as EIS and other finance structures. Aswell as full production legal, advice assistants and legal super vision on all budget of production from two million dollars to two hundred million major motion pictures. With over twenty years experiance and expertise.
She advises clients from across the industry, including film and television funds, television platforms, EIS schemes, banks, studios, completion guarantors, leading producers, distributors, talent agents, literary estates and other IP / underlying rights holders. Abigail is a member of BAFTA and Women in Film and Television.
Being awarded Legal 500 Technology, Media and Telecoms Lawyer of the Year (London) 2019.
Advising the corporation on all films on all production aspects relating to the Beverly Hills Heat TV Series.