Julia advises clients in relation to business structuring, corporate governance, succession planning, sale and purchase of business, establishing not-for-profit organisations, licensing, and intellectual property including local and international trade mark registration.
Julia is also a highly-experienced practitioner in complex estate planning matters.
Although Julia’s practice includes a wide range of business and private client matters, her clients largely comprise television, film and digital media producers. Performing a dual role as lawyer and business affairs advisor and executive producer, she advises in relation to the developing, financing, producing and exploiting of their projects – films, television series, apps, website, software – including licensing, merchandising and distribution.
Julia works with producers in all areas including feature film and documentary, and she has a particular interest and experience in television, animation and digital media.
Julia has been with Shiff & Company since its inception.
Highlights from Julia’s career include:
- Being the legal advisor and Executive Producer of many television series including the Netflix Original series Mako Mermaids, produced by Jonathan M Shiff Productions; and Balloon Barnyard, an animated pre-school series produced by Like A Photon Creative for Disney;
- Working with both up and coming and experienced producers on projects as diverse as the web series Homecoming Queens, the feature films Brothers' Nest and The Second, and the Emmy-winning reality series The Amazing Race Australia;
- Attending the Academy Awards® to watch with director Shaun Tan and producer Sophie Byrne as they won the Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film for the film The Lost Thing, based on Shaun’s book of the same name.
Julia is a member of the Management Committee of the Natalie Miller Fellowship.
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