On the back of the high profile appointment of Mark Bamford in the role of Director of its Film & Television division, boutique media, arts and entertainment firm, Simpsons Solicitors, has further bolstered its production services arm with the recent appointment of Senior Lawyer, Kris Darmody.
Darmody will be responsible for driving Simpson’s film, television and content production services with a strong emphasis on providing legal services to content producers, creatives and other stakeholders at all stages of the development, production and financing cycle.
In addition, Darmody will also develop content agency and production business relationships and drive new business both locally and abroad.
Darmody brings extensive experience to the role, having provided advice to producers and production companies as a lawyer and business affairs professional in the Australian film and television industry for over 13 years. Darmody has worked on a wide range of feature film, television and documentary projects from early development through to close of finance.
In addition to working closely with several successful Australian producers and creatives, Darmody also brings a strong understanding of the content marketing industry to the role, having worked closely with Australian content agency, Curated Content. She continues to act as Head of Legal & Business Affairs for Flying Bark Productions.
“Kris brings a unique production-focussed experience to the firm’s established media, arts and entertainment practice” Bamford said.
“I have worked on a number of transactions with Kris over the years. She is able to cut through and identify potential issues early and actively engages in bringing parties together to find quick and effective solutions to close finance. I am excited to have her play a critical role in the growth of the production specialisation of the practice area.”
“I am thrilled to be joining Mark, lawyer Kieren Martin and the rest of the team at Simpsons” Darmody said.
“Mark’s perspective and experience, particularly in the finance space, are invaluable resources and his expertise across the media, entertainment, communication and technology sectors is world-class.”
Simpsons occupies a unique position in the market with a niche offering in media, arts and entertainment services and is one of Australia’s most highly regarded intellectual property and entertainment practices.
Kris Darmody’s appointment is effective immediately.