Phil is a highly experienced film lawyer
and executive producer with over 17 years in the film industry working on all types and size of independent, mini-major
and studio productions with UK and international producers, financiers and distribution companies.
Prior to establishing Rymer
Media Law, Phil's last position was as General Manager and Director of Legal & Business Affairs for Mel Gibson's Icon
Entertainment International during which time Phil was responsible for the licensing and legal enforcement of Gibson's latest
success, "Apocalypto" and all other legal activities of the company, including handling the company's legal requirements in
the multi-party film financing of Icon's forthcoming release "Triangle" together with negotiating the acquisition
of films for distribution in the United Kingdom and Australia/New Zealand from licensors including Focus, Miramax, Summit
International, TF1, Hanway and Film 4.
Prior to joining Icon, Phil
had teamed up with one of the UK leading independent film producers, Alison Owen at her Ruby Films production company.
During this time, Phil led Ruby's successful application for a major slate fund investment from the UK Film Council and
structured the financing for such films as "Sylvia" and "The Other Boleyn Girl".
had followed Phil's positions at the UK Film Council, overseeing the application and investment of production funding and
at Intermedia Film Equities as the Senior Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs in London.
Phil trained at the major entertainment practice, Denton
Hall Burgin & Warren and left private practice as a partner at the leading film production and financing practice, Marriott
Harrison. During Phil's time in private practice, his clients have included Universal Pictures on films including "U-571"
and "The Mummy", Working Title Films on films including "Billy Elliott" and "The Borrowers"; his financier clients have
included Coutts Bank; and he has represented sales agents and distributors including Pathé, Capitol Films, CIBY 2000, IAC
particular strengths include a pragmatic approach to recognising clients’ key needs and implementing them in complex
transactions with a proven record in securing the clients' needs and building strong relationships.
can contact Phil directly on firstname.lastname@example.org