Simons Muirhead Burton advise Hammer Studios Limited on sale of its shares to Broadway producer, John Gore

6th September 2023

SMB’s Media, Corporate and Insolvency teams are delighted to have advised Hammer Studios Limited (and its main shareholder, the liquidators of Network Distributing Limited) on the re-financing and sale of its shares in Hammer Film Holdings to John Gore, the Broadway producer.

Founded in 1934, Hammer Films is the studio that produced some of the most famous horror films ever made including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Werewolf and numerous spin off films which made stars of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, and more recently Let me In (featuring Chloe Grace Moretz) and Woman In Black (featuring Daniel Radcliffe).

The SMB team was led by Partners James Greenslade, Peter Weiss, Alon Domb and Ben Klinger, working alongside Associates Sarah Quicke and Claire Hindle and paralegals Kane Nosworthy, Rebecca Williams and Yasma Qirreh.

We wish Hammer Films every success in future. The announcement of the deal in Variety is available here.