Jonathan Hull Associates


Jonathan Hull Associates


Theatre Industry
Business Affairs

Jonathan Hull Associates provides a business affairs service to production companies, theatre owners, investors and creative talent working within the theatre and related entertainment industries.

With over twenty five years of experience as a legal and business affairs executive in the West End and working on many major stage productions worldwide, Jonathan and his team can advise and assist on every aspect of the development, financing, production and exploitation of stage shows and their associated rights not only in the West End and UK but also in the major theatrical markets around the world.

Services ‚Äč

We advise and represent clients on all aspects of the theatre and live entertainment business both domestically in the United Kingdom and internationally in all major theatrical markets.

We advise on all aspects of the acquisition and licensing of stage and ancillary rights in underlying copyright works including films, books, TV series, life story rights etc.

We advise authors, creatives and producers on the commissioning of new theatrical works including composer, lyricist, bookwriter and all other forms of author and development agreements.

We advise on the financing of theatrical and live entertainment projects, including the preparation of investment prospectuses, investor agreements and the structuring of productions to receive the benefit of the UK Theatre Tax Relief.

We advise rights holders, producers and distributors on all aspects of the worldwide licensing and international rollout of stage, live entertainment and other intellectual property rights.

We advise on a broad range of agreements for the production of shows in all major international theatrical and live entertainment markets including North America, Europe, Australia and Asia Pacific.

We advise both individual creatives and producers on all facets of creative engagements, services and rights agreements including agreements with directors, choreographers, designers and orchestrators.

We advise both venues and producers on venue hire and lease agreements in connection with the presentation of all formats of live entertainment, including productions in the West End, UK regional venues and internationally.

We advise both producers and managers in relation to co-production, management, presenter and other production services agreements.

We advise writers and other creative talent on all aspects of their agreements with producers and other third parties wishing to acquire and exploit their creative works.

We advise investors on a wide range of investment and financial structures and agreements in connection with theatrical productions and other live entertainment projects.

We advise merchandisers, producers, presenters and venues in connection with the merchandising of theatrical productions and live entertainment for sales in venues, general retail sales and wider brand licensing projects.

We advise on all aspects of recording agreements with musicians, casts, producers, artists, and record labels and distributors both generally and in connection with theatrical productions and other live entertainment.

We are able to assist with the clearance of music rights for use in musicals, plays and other live entertainment including all associated agreements with music publishers, songwriters and third party rights holders.

We are located in the heart of London’s West End

18 Soho Square, London W1D 3QL

+44 (0)1993 822 101

+44 (0)7768 600 883

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