Entertainment lawyer and producer Kami Naghdi has joined London-based boutique law firm Clintons, where he will head the firm’s film and TV practice.

Former lawyer Naghdi took a six-year hiatus from law to produce on a number of features including Bille August’s The Color of Freedom, Werner Herzog’s Rescue Dawn and Ryuhei Kitamura’s No One Lives.

Prior to producing, Naghdi had provided legal services to films including Woody Allen’s Match Point and John Hillcoat’s The Proposition.

Naghdi said: “Clintons offers my clients an array of top class expertise. I have admired their work in music, theatre, digital media, brand management and advertising for many years. The opportunities for cross over and adaptations between the various media has become a key factor to exploiting intellectual property in this sector.

“Films are made into stage musicals, ballet, concerts and sports events are exhibited live in cinemas and every filmmaker wants to speak to Netflix. With more investment coming into the market, these are exciting times for our entrepreneurial clients.”

Andrew Myers, head of Clintons’ commercial and entertainment department, added: “We are really delighted that Kami has joined us. He brings a wealth of commercial and legal experience and expertise in the film and television sector and his practice is a great fit for us and for our Entertainment and Media clients”.