Mauny heads the company’s TV legal & business affairs team. She has worked in a variety of legal and business affairs roles across the TV industry in the 19 years since she qualified as a solicitor. She advises producers and commissioners on content creation and its exploitation across all the creative industries particularly in the factual programme genre.
Mauny has extensive experience across business affairs and commercial matters, including commissioning and financing agreements for television developments and productions; co-production agreements; distribution agreements; and the entire range of underlying agreements including: access, talent, writer, contributor, book and format option, and format agreements. Coming from a creative background, Mauny combines an understanding of creativity together with legal rigour (with a sprinkle of common sense on top for good measure) in order to realise media clients’ commercial ambitions.
Mauny started her career in a specialist Intellectual Property law firm in Bristol, before working her way up the M4 to take in-house roles at both the BBC and BBC Worldwide (including BBC America). Subsequently, she has provided general and specialist business affairs advice to numerous TV production companies including Fresh One and Jamie Oliver, Current TV, MTV, the Comedy Channel, Raw TV, Multi-Story, Firecracker, Pioneer and Mentorn, as well as working as a freelance consultant for many more. Mauny understands production from both sides, having worked both for indies and broadcasters, she has negotiated and advised on a vast range of agreements with all manner of content commissioners including UK broadcasters (network and non-network), US broadcasters, and SVOD platforms.
WHEN NOT WORKING…
Mauny enjoys paddle boarding and eating cinnamon buns – ideally in that order.