Katharine Gun, the former GCHQ employee and whistleblower, has spoken to The Guardian about her part in exposing illegal actions by US in its push to invade Iraq in 2003, ahead of the release of her biopic Official Secrets next month.
Gun leaked a memo to a journalist at The Observer, asking employees to spy on the UN in an attempt to secure a resolution from the Security Council to attack Iraq.
The story has been made into a film starring Keira Knightley and Matt Smith, directed by Gavin Hood. SMB’s Razwana Akram advised Katharine Gun on life rights issues. The film will be released in the UK on October 18th.
SMB’s Film and TV Team has advised its client 42, the UK/US management and production company (Outside the Wire, Watership Down), on the production, financing and distribution arrangements for its new film Silent Twins.Read more
In a judgment handed down on Tuesday 19th January, SMB won a claim to recover the domain name blackjack.com on behalf of our client, Hanger Holdings.Read more
SMB’s Media Team have advised FAE Film and Television Limited on the production and financing of new film Save The Cinema for Sky Cinema.Read more