Tony Morris has more than 40 years’ experience as a practising lawyer and is a consultant to leading London media & entertainment specialist law firm, Swan Turton LLP.
Tony’s clients primarily operate in the film, television and music industries – in the UK and also in the USA, Europe and elsewhere. He is retained by independent producers of a broad range of projects including drama/drama series, comedy, horror/thriller, animation, documentaries and music programming. He advises on all legal aspects of the development, commissioning, production, co-production, distribution and other exploitation of audio-visual works in all media and across all streaming platforms.
Tony also advises sales agents and distributors and individual writers, directors, composers, musicians and other creatives. He is regularly consulted by lawyers in other jurisdictions on the English law aspects of their clients’ projects
Tony has lectured on the legal aspects of film since 1997, most recently and currently for Raindance, the National Film & Television School, University of Portsmouth and Sheffield Hallam University. Tony has published dozens of articles and commentaries and is the author of ‘The Filmmakers’ Legal Guide’ now in its second edition.