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Alexia Bedat

Partner

Alexia’s clients range from podcast and audiobook production companies to documentary filmmakers, TV producers and studios. She supports content creators from early deal-making stages through to development and distribution and as clearance counsel.

Passionate about the audio industry, Alexia leads the Podcasts & Audio team at Klaris. She works closely with founders, heads of audio and producers across their slates, both in a business and legal affairs capacity. Her practice includes negotiating and drafting host deals, slate/first-look agreements, distribution and sales arrangements, IP development and adaptions and all forms of licensing and releases. She seeks to help content creators develop their IP responsibly and adapt to evolving technologies and emerging distribution models, always in the context of the unique collegial nature of the audio industry. As a bi-national herself, Alexia also works with non-US production companies on their US-facing deals.

Alexia is a regular speaker on trends and developments in the media & entertainment industries, with appearances in the US and abroad, including South by Southwest (SXSW), ARinAction, Rights Tech Summit,  Digital Entertainment World, The Podcast Academy, The Podcast Show (London) and Paris Podcast Festival and guest spots on podcasts such as Podcasting Seriously, Velocity of Content, the Binge Factor and Shameless Acquisition Target.

Before joining Klaris, Alexia worked as a law clerk at BuzzFeed, where she supported the news team. Prior to that, she worked as a paralegal at law firms specializing in media law in both London and Paris. She holds a law degree from the University of Cambridge and an LL.M. from Columbia Law School. Alexia is a member of several Media Law Resource Center Committees. Former Co-Chair of the Pre-Publication/Pre-Broadcast Committee, she is now Co-Chair and founder of the newly launched Media Deals Committee, a resource for transactional colleagues from the media bar and entertainment executives.

Born in Switzerland, Alexia is fluent in French, splits her time between New York (where she is admitted to the Bar) and Europe, and is often looking for a place to dance salsa in between.

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July 1, 2024
12:00 pm

Lawline CLE: The Journey from Podcasts to Film/TV – Legal Considerations and Negotiating Strategies

Podcasts have been described as "Hollywood IP gold". Film, TV studios, and streamers regularly option exclusive rights to turn podcasts into new forms of entertainment. Join Alexia Bedat, partner at Klaris, to learn about what it actually takes to turn a podcast into a film or TV show.