Stephen Lee

Senior Manager, London

Stephen Lee

Stephen has significant experience in advising his clients in all aspects of statutory reporting, financing, corporate and personal tax compliance, and a specific expertise in accessing the creative sector tax reliefs.

Stephen works with a range of clients from major film studios & television broadcasters, animation studios, Video Game developers, distribution companies to independent production companies.

Stephen has worked on a broad range of projects, including the Mission Impossible franchise, Our Planet, Jack Ryan and Paddington Bear.

Stephen joined Saffery Champness in 2012 and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2013. He has been advising clients in the media and creative sectors for 10 years. Previously to Saffery Champness Stephen worked at KPMG.


Key experience

  • Advising overseas clients on viability of bringing projects to the UK and considering impact of production-specific contractual arrangements, multi-territorial production structures and financing arrangements
  • Advising on access to and calculating the UK tax incentive for film and TV productions and video game developers
  • Advising on British cultural test qualification and attaining co-production status for films, TV programs and video games
  • Providing formal opinion letters to assist with the financing of projects
  • Financial valuation of projected film and TV projects
  • Assisting clients with corporate reporting, audit and statutory compliance

Interests

Stephen is a passionate Ireland and Munster rugby fan. Stephen enjoys running and film & TV.

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