Charles specialises in all aspects of film and television production, financing and distribution and is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading entertainment lawyers. He has an unmatchable list of clients, representing all of the US film studios, US TV networks and major cable companies, as well as many of the leading UK and European independent producers and distributors.
During his career, Charles has been leading legal adviser on feature films such as Oscar-winners Schindler’s List, Braveheart and Shakespeare In Love and more recently has worked on feature films such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and major TV productions such as Game of Thrones and 24.
Charles initiated the lobbying of the UK Government and played a leading role in the consultation process that resulted in the introduction of the UK TV High End Tax Credit. Charles was Executive Producer of films such as The History Boys and Lady In The Van and has since established Wiggin EP to assist producers source funding and distribution for their projects.
Allen & Overy; qualified 1988; Simon Olswang & Co 1988-93; Paramount Pictures, USA 1994-95; Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc, USA 1995-97; partner Olswang 1998-2004; Wiggin 2004.