International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Big Deal Films on an investment from Channel 4 through the broadcaster's Indie Growth Fund portfolio. Set up by Dhanny Joshi and Thomas Stogdon, Big Deal Films is a BAFTA-nominated production company. Initially formed as a talent management company, Big Deal Films has established itself as an exciting new voice in the world of production, with a reputation for creating innovative factual, factual entertainment and scripted content. It has produced work for all of the UK’s major broadcasters – BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV and Sky as well as other organisations, and now has a first-look deal with BBC Studios.

Big Deal Films Creative Director Thomas Stogdon said: "The team at Osborne Clarke were helpful and supportive throughout the process and we had full confidence in their expertise. They were always available to answer any of our questions and guided us through what has been an intense, new experience for us. We would recommend their services to anyone in our position and hope to work with them again."

Associate Director Ken Wilkinson led the Osborne Clarke team, with assistance from Associates Josephine Healy and Senior Associate Lara Flynn.

Osborne Clarke’s Corporate team is considered a go-to practice for many companies in the tech, media and comms sector, working with global businesses to fast-growth start-ups and market challengers. The team advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings to M&A, IPOs and JVs.

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