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About Deborah Pegg

Deborah is a highly experienced commercial and corporate legal expert who has specialised in film, TV and entertainment law for more than a decade.

But Deborah’s experience in the industry dates back even further, having worked at Teddington Studios on programmes including Jonathan Creek & Harry Hill’s TV Burp – and then in advertising post-production for global brands such as McCann and TBWA.

Deborah’s legal specialism began in 2003 as a paralegal at a leading London media law firm, where she trained and qualified as a solicitor in film and TV. She has also worked as in-house legal counsel for a well-known investment and advisory group in the media and entertainment sector and, more recently, for a film and production company.

Media clients have included producers, financiers, distributors and sales agents – dealing with a wide range of legal issues associated with finance and media rights.

Credits for Deborah’s legal work include: the Howard Marks biopic Mr Nice, Dread, Boogie Woogie – and We Need To Talk About Kevin, nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA and Palme d’Or (and for which Deborah was described in the media as ‘Best Supporting Lawyer’!).

Deborah is a member of London’s prestigious Reform Club and has appeared as a guest lecturer for the Production Guild and the National Film & Television School.

She has been a key member of the Astle Paterson team since 2014 and would welcome the opportunity to support your team.

For a full record of Deborah’s credits, see her listing on the IMDb website.

West End experience and award-winning TV and movie expertise – without the ‘London Weighting’!

Top talent for your team

A great production is not just about front of house. Everyone in the entertainment industry knows that success depends on the whole team, where the contribution from backstage or off camera is just as crucial.

A winning team needs talent, expert knowledge and skills, great experience, creativity, the right contacts, strong direction and a complete commitment to the cause.

You get this and more with Astle Paterson on board. We have all the specialist legal expertise you’ll need for every stage of your project – whether in film, TV or elsewhere.

How we can help

  • Advice on media investment (both for financiers and funds wanting to invest and for those seeking it)
  • General legal and business affairs for film production
  • Guidance on UK Film Tax Credit, sales and distribution
  • Rights issues – whether acquiring or,  selling or exploiting them
  • Corporate support – including restructuring, finance terms (equity, joint venture, term loans or other), employment issues (including share option schemes) and or e-commerce terms and conditions

Who we can help

Our expert advice on film, TV and entertainment law is for:

  • Film and TV producers
  • Production companies
  • Banks
  • Equity financiers
  • Distributors
  • Sales agents
  • Games makers
  • Events companies
  • Writers
  • Artists
  • Actors

If this is you, contact us today on 01283 531366 or by way of email at

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