A US legal firm whose clients include the television giants HBO is to create 75 jobs with the opening of its new offices in Derry.

SmithDehn, who also have the Hollywood film producers 20th Century Fox on their books, made the announcement at their new premises at Artillery Street.

It was also revealed that the building will also be the base of a new international film and TV company, Social Construct Media NI, who will work in partnership with SmithDehn and shoot three new films and TV series in the North, with production on the first project set to begin in the autumn.

Russell Smith (pictured above speaking at the launch event), co-founder of SmithDehn, said that the firm had taken the decision to set up an office in Derry due to what they saw as a the wealth of untapped talent in the northwest.

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