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Tara Parker on "'Canadian Idol' panel describes myriad of legal issues for industry lawyers", The Lawyers Weekly

April-29-2005

Lawyer Tara Parker
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Excerpt from “'Canadian Idol' panel describes myriad of legal issues for industry lawyers", The Lawyers Weekly by Tara Parker:

“Canadian Idol”, the number one rated series on Canadian television, was the subject of a stimulating panel discussion at a recent event sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada. The Entertainment and Advertising and Media Law symposium was held at the Toronto Board of Trade on April 8-9 and was attended by lawyers from the film, television, music recording, advertising and broadcast industries.

A blue chip panel of industry experts including Tracey Pearce, vice-president and general counsel of Bell Globemedia Inc., Brenda Pritchard, a partner at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Stephen Stohn, the founding partner of Stohn Hay Caffazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP and David Zitzerman, the co-chair of the Entertainment Group at Goodmans LLP. The panellists provided their insights into the development, production, financing and exploitation of the Idol series.

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