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Director of Television Affairs
Rosemary is Director of Television Affairs at The Television Affairs Consultancy, where she advises on business affairs matters relating to the factual, entertainment, documentary, digital and children’s genres.
Rosemary is a dual qualified English and Canadian lawyer and she has worked both in-house and in private practice since 1990 advising various media companies on production, distribution, exploitation and protection issues. She has developed a speciality in structuring and advising on international treaty co-productions.
Previous to her life in the law she was a stage manager and company manager at the Stratford Festival and various regional theatre companies in Canada. She joined The Television Affairs Consultancy from Rights TV where she was Head of Factual & Kids and previous to that she first worked with Simon Vyvyan at Industry Media.
On the broadcast side, she has advised NBC Universal International, Comedy Central and was Director of Legal at Nickelodeon UK. In Canada, she was Head of Production Contracting at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Bell Canada’s (Simpatico) legal adviser on digital content. Rosemary sits on the Advisory Board to Animated Women UK.
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