Keith Northrop


Head of Department (Film & TV Production)

Keith specialises in Media Law with a particular emphasis on film work. He has worked extensively with film producers, financiers and distributors, both domestically and internationally. Keith was called to the Bar in 1989 and has been briefed extensively in a broad range of contentious media matters including: satellite distribution; video distribution; co-production agreements and breach of confidence. In the course of his non-contentious work, he has dealt with every aspect of the contractual process involved in film financing and production. Keith is an Adjunct Professor of international copyright and EU Law at Pepperdine University in the USA. He is also a regular speaker at international conferences and has written extensively for leading specialist publications.

He was an Executive Producer of the feature film "The Last of High Kings" for Miramax Films Inc. He has also performed the same role on a number of films including "Honest" directed by Dave Stewart (who is also one of the writers along with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais) and "These Foolish Things" starring Angelica Houston, Lauren Bacall and Terence Stamp. At Goodman Derrick LLP, Keith works with colleagues forming a specialist film finance and production team including the Firm’s media group and corporate and banking specialists. One of the aims of the team is to develop financing schemes for media projects. For example, it has handled a broad range of film and television sale and leaseback transactions for a number of clients.

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Legal 500 (2011)   Keith Northrop is recommended for his "excellent customer service, attention to detail and practiciality".