Bull & Co is one of Norway’s leading law firms for film producers and distributors. We are involved in most of the big film productions in Norway, often right from the initial planning of the film up until its release.

We have extensive experience with standard contracts in the sector, with transnational collaboration, subsidy schemes in Norway, the protection and management of rights to a film, licence agreements, licensing, distribution agreements and so on.

Heading our team’s work in the film industry is our associate Tom G. Eilertsen, former director of The Norwegian Film and Television Producers Guild, and chairman of several film festivals in Norway, in addition to several film producers and other contributors to the film industry. Eilertsen is also president of The International Film Producer Alliance AGICOA, and represents AGICOA in Norway.

Our lawyers teach upcoming operators in the film industry at, among others, The Norwegian School of Business (BI), the Norwegian Film School/Lillehammer College, Vestfold College in Volda, Tromsø University, the Norwegian Institute for Stage and Studio, and the Film and TV Academy in Oslo, etc.

We assist among other things with:

  • Agreements between film producers and investors; the setting up of companies and so forth.
  • Agreements for film distribution in Norway and internationally.
  • Agreements between producers and directors, script writers, actors, the Norwegian Copyright Collection Society TONO and the Nordic Copyright Bureau NCB; extras on set etc.
  • Agreements on copyright clearance and the purchase of existing film clips and existing scripts etc.
  • Securing rights and the management of the film’s title, characters and other elements.
  • Merchandise licensing for use
  • Temporary employment contracts for production staff etc.
  • Co-production agreements
  • Co-financing agreements
  • Location Agreements
  • Appeals against funding refusal
  • Dispute resolution and litigation

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Bull & Co's Company law and transactions team was very busy in the summer, leading to five transactions being completed during autumn so far. Here is the first one of the ones being disclosed In a transaction that was completed at the end of September,...

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Brilliant results in The Legal 500 for 2020

The insurance team make its first appearance in the rankings with a blast at Tier 2, the Technology, Media and Telecom team climbs from Tier 3 to Tier 2, and Public Procurement enters with a solid Tier 3 ranking. Bull & Co is gaining recognition with its two new...

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New legislation regarding medical devices postponed

The EU Commission will be postponing the implementation of new regulations regarding medical devices for one year. The rules will become effective as Norwegian law without revisions, and the planned implementation was in May of this year. It now looks like it will be...

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