Life cycle of a lawyer

An independent media lawyer based in London with her own law firm set up in 1995, Angela Jackson specialises in feature films for clients including financiers, writers, directors, actors and independent production companies.

Before qualifying as a lawyer, Angela won an open scholarship Jesus College Oxford to study German and French, including a year at Gottingen University on a German Academic Exchange Service scholarship. While at Oxford she won the Laurence Binyon university prize for art history. She qualified as a lawyer through the College of Law in Guildford and articles at Denton Hall where she remained in the Entertainment & Media Department for 8 years including postings to Duesseldorf and Frankfurt. In 1991-1992 she did work experience (stagiaire) at the European Commission in Brussels. She first attended the Cannes film market with a travel bursary from the Law Society.

Angela Jackson has been involved in entertainment law training since 1992,  when she took part in the East West Producers Seminars bringing free market practices to the merging film economies of Eastern Europe. During 1993-1995 she was director of legal affairs for the Film Business School an initiative of the European Union in Madrid. Since turning independent, Angela Jackson has continued a training strand, and has lectured and advised on training for clients including the National Film & Television School in London,  Northern Arts in Newcastle, Media Xchange in Munich, the European Film College in Denmark and the Escuela Internacional de Cine Y Television in Havana. She is on the committee of the Keswick Film Festival in Cumbria.

Angela is fluent in German and French, speaks some Italian and Spanish and has some facility with other European languages. A voting member of the British Academy of Film and Televisions Arts, she is in the voting chapter for  the BAFTA award for best foreign language film.