This month, Arts Law is proud to welcome Marie Foyle to the team as our new Principal Solicitor. Marie will oversee Arts Law’s legal advice service including the provision of legal advice to individual artists and arts organisations with arts related legal problems. This includes overseeing the Artists in the Black service for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists as well as drafting Arts Law publications and resources.
Marie is a senior lawyer and executive specialising in intellectual property and commercial law with international experience in content production and technology. She started her legal career at Minter Ellison and then moved in-house to work for the production company FremantleMedia, working on everything from Neighbours, to Australian Idol to the telemovie Little Oberon. She was also the course lecturer for Entertainment Law at Southern Cross University for two years before leaving Australia to work in Hong Kong for Turner Broadcasting, where she led a team of production lawyers located around the Asia Pacific region to produce a range of entertainment content in various local languages, including several animation series for Cartoon Network. More recently she was General Counsel and Head of Policy at Screenrights, the copyright collecting society for the film and TV industry. Outside of law, Marie also has experience working as a producer and developer of content.
Marie is very excited to be joining Arts Law as its goals align with her own passion for protecting artists’ rights, educating artists and ensuring they are paid fairly.