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Entertainment: Recent Developments of Importance

January-4-2012

Lawyer David Zitzerman
Area Entertainment

Summary

Article originally published in the 2012 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Excerpt from "Entertainment Law:  Recent Developments of Importance"

Terms of Trade Agreement:  Dawn of a New Era between Canadian Producers and Broadcasters

In April of 2011, after considerable cajoling by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (the “CRTC”), the Canadian Media Production Association (the “CMPA”) successfully concluded negotiations and entered into a Terms of Trade Agreement (the “Agreement”) with five of Canada’s largest private television broadcasters, namely, Astral Television Networks, BellMedia Inc. (CTV), Rogers Broadcasting-Limited, Shaw Media Inc. (Global) and Corus Entertainment Inc. (the“Broadcasters”).

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