Post-lockdown legal considerations for productions

Media lawyers Ceri Stoner, Seth Roe, Melissa Frost and Patrick Rennie of Wiggin LLP discuss some of the key legal issues productions will need to be on top of as they restart whilst the Covid-19 risk remains.

In this seminar, recorded on 6 August 2020, they address matters like recommended contractual changes post-lockdown, risk assessments, sick pay, data protection, returning from furlough and the impact of Covid-19 on IR35 assessments.

About the seminar

This session is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme and by the HETV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions.


This seminar was recorded on Thursday 6 August 2020 and is for general information purposes for ScreenSkills viewers only. This information is not to be distributed more widely. It is not addressed to any specific parties and does not constitute advice (legal or otherwise) to any person. The application of the Treasury’s Direction and HMRC’s associated guidance relating to the Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employed Income Support Scheme can be complicated. Viewers should be aware that these rules are subject to ongoing revisions by the UK government and HMRC and therefore cannot be considered as finalised at the time of recording. ScreenSkills, panel participants and Wiggin LLP do not accept any ongoing responsibility for updating this recording in line with the latest legislation, regulations, guidance or case law after the date of the original recording. Furthermore, please note that ScreenSkills, panel participants (and their organisations) do not accept any liability in any circumstances to any other parties for any losses arising in relation to any actions, inactions or determinations made in relation to this seminar. We recommend that anyone with any specific concerns or questions seek up to date advice in respect of their particular circumstances.