LEGAL & BUSINESS
Fortified Productions Ltd can provide experienced legal and business affairs consultancy services covering the full range of programming from drama, comedy, entertainment and factual, scripted or non-scripted.
Emma Cockshutt is our Legal & Business Affairs Consultant with over 25 years experience in the industry.
Recent clients include:
2015 – 2017 Director of Legal & Business Affairs for Tiger Aspect Productions and the Endemol UK Scripted Hub (which included Artist's Studio, Bandit Television and Brown Eyed Boy) as well providing legal support to Fifty Fathoms and House of Tomorrow. In this role Emma worked on a broad range of, primarily scripted, programmes including Murder in Successville, The Fall, Guerrilla, Bounty Hunter, Delicious, Jack Whitehall's Travels With My Father, Bad Education (the series and the movie), Crackanory & Black Mirror.
2005 –2015 Head of Legal & Business Affairs for Tiger Aspect Productions
Covering the full range of Tiger’s output including comedy, drama, entertainment, factual and children's/animation such as Catherine Tate's Nan Specials, Harry & Paul, Mount Pleasant, High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman, Vicar of Dibley, Benidorm, Bad Education, Psychobitches, Mr Bean, Grandma's House, Charlie & Lola, The Catherine Tate Show, Ross Kemp in Afghanistan, Arguemental, Badly Dubbed Porn and many more.
2003-2005 Freelance TV Legal & Business Consultant
Clients included: Pett Productions, Objective, Firecracker Films, PBJ Management, CHX, Fresh One and Tiger Aspect.
1994-2003 Head of Legal & Business Affairs Talkback Productions
Working on a diverse range of shows such as: Grand Designs, Brass Eye, Smack the Pony, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Hippies, Green Wing, They Think Its All Over, Shooting the Past, The Lost Prince, Jamie’s Kitchen, Knowing Me Knowing You, The Day Today, the 11 O'clock Show and Ali G - and their subsequent commercial exploitation.
Emma began her career in TV working at a small arts production and distribution company before spending 6 years at the BBC in the BBC Copyright department and in the Independent Planning Unit. Emma still loves nothing more than helping creatives bring their projects to the screen.