Angharad Evans, Partner at Acuity Law

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"Angharad Evans is impressive in her knowledge and presentation of the facts. She is very on the ball."

“I'm delighted to endorse Angharad Evans whose legal expertise Ffilm Cymru has benefitted from in a number of ways - from her previous time serving on our Board; to offering bespoke business and legal affairs training; and offering insights and constructive solutions to practically work through challenges during legal closings on feature film productions. She has a breadth of experience and a pragmatic and friendly approach that is hugely valuable and supportive.”

“Angharad is an excellent lawyer with extensive knowledge of the media industry and IP. I have witnessed at first-hand how Angharad expertly navigates contract negotiations to the benefit of her clients. Angharad is a conscientious lawyer who strives for the best. She listens carefully to her clients and gives clear advice. Angharad is an excellent strategist with the ability to consider negotiations from all angles. She works respectfully and honourably to reach agreement with all parties. I have no hesitation in recommending Angharad.”

“Angharad is one of those rare people who is able to be both accurate and concise, no matter how complicated. She is certain of her opinion but flexible in her approach and is comfortable and strategic in assessing risk. In negotiations, Angharad is thorough and fair and wins the respect of everyone at the table. Devoted, able, tenacious and sensitive, Angharad is also good company and a lot of fun! Put simply, Angharad is an asset to anyone who has the good fortune to employ her.”

"Dealing with Angharad Evans has been a breath of fresh air. She’s been, by far, the easiest media lawyer that I’ve had the pleasure of working with."

Angharad Evans

Recent Work

Angharad is a member of our Creative Industries team.

A media and entertainment veteran, she has spent two decades in the film and television industry, supporting broadcasters, producers, financiers and distributors.

Having many years’ experience heading an in-house legal team at a leading broadcaster, Angharad is focused on pinpointing the key commercial issues and delivering practical advice without jargon or legalese.

She represents producers, providing advice on joint ventures, complex co-production arrangements, programme financing agreements, format agreements, commissioning agreements, development and option agreements, distribution and sales agency agreements, production pack documents and bespoke writer and actor agreements. 

As Head of Legal and Business Affairs for Welsh-language public service broadcaster S4C until 2018, Angharad drafted and advised on all commissioning and co-financing agreements, handling blanket and standard licencing negotiations with unions and collecting societies, as well as programme compliance issues. She also negotiated and advised on all broadcast technology agreements, drafting S4C’s highly complex IT and technology outsourcing agreement under which it S4C outsourced its entire broadcasting and technical capabilities to BBC Wales.

Prior to working at S4C, Angharad spent several years as a film finance lawyer at SJ Berwin, advising financiers, producers and distributors on all aspects of multiparty financing, talent agreement and chain of title issues.

Angharad was appointed a member of the Ofcom Advisory Committee Wales in 2022, and is a board member of Ffotogallery, the leading Welsh photography charity.

*Angharad Evans is a Consultant at Acuity Law working on a self-employed basis*

  • Broadcasting and broadcasting compliance
  • Commissioning agreements
  • Co-productions and content distribution
  • Film and television co-financing
  • Joint content development initiatives
  • IP licensing
  • Software development
  • IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing
  • Providing all legal and business affairs support for the £1.1 million development and production of a film depicting the story of the establishment of S4C, the Welsh Language Channel. This included the development funding agreement, commissioning agreement, writer’s agreement, all key cast and crew agreements, music clearances and all other agreements
  • Advising Carlam Ltd in connection with contributor contracts for influencers participating in shortform content
  • Advising Triongl Cyf, the co-producer of The Light in the Hall/Y Golau financed by Channel 4 and S4C, in connection with all commissioning and distribution agreements, the co-production agreements and providing all cast, crew, third party material, location, composer and music clearance agreements
  • Representing Merton Books Limited, the owner of book rights to a high-profile BBC1 returning series, in connection with the sale of the company, including advising on the rights ownership position and terms of sale of the company to the returning series’ production company
  • Advising an independent producer on the financing of a six-part drama to be broadcast in the UK and sold internationally
  • Securing extensive archive and music clearances for a music documentary film
  • Advising the S4C Board and reporting directly to the S4C Authority on the strategic and operational elements of the outsourcing of S4C’s technical broadcasting and IT capabilities to the BBC, including negotiating at a senior level and drafting the master document and schedules
  • Advising S4C on a joint funding initiative with Film Agency Wales
  • Advising on joint development initiatives between S4C and Sony and S4C, BBC Alba and TG4
  • Advising on all S4C technology agreements, including content contribution and distribution lines
  • Angharad is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners
  • Angharad is ranked as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500
  • The Media & Entertainment Team is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners
  • The Media & Entertainment Team is ranked Tier 2 in the Legal 500
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