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Tara Parker quoted in "Protecting Brands in North America", Lexpert Magazine

Jamie Firsten, Monique McAlister, Tara Parker, Jaclyn Seidman and David Zitzerman at the Entertainment & Media Law Symposium 2019

Amalia Berg, Tara Parker and David Zitzerman at Women in Film & Television Toronto's Introduction to Entertainment Law

Tara Parker interviewed in "Is graffiti copyright protected?", on CTV's Your Morning

Tara Parker at the 20th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Conference

Tara Parker, Carolyn Stamegna and David Zitzerman at The Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law

Tara Parker quoted in "Hollywood north still a boon for business, tax lawyers", The Lawyers Weekly

Tara Parker at Prime Time in Ottawa 2017: The Age of Experimentation

Tara Parker interviewed on 610CKTB - The Larry Fedoruk Show

Tara Parker quoted in "Spray-on law: Even graffiti artists have a claim on copyright", Financial Post

Goodmans at the Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law 2016

Tara Parker at Osgoode's Structuring, Negotiating & Drafting Entertainment Contracts Course

Goodmans at the Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law 2015

Tara Parker at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

Goodmans at the Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law

Tara Parker at the OBA's Institute 2014

Tara Parker at the OBA's Entertainment, Media & Communications: Luminary Lunch

Tara Parker at the OBA's New Deals in Canadian Entertainment Law

Tara Parker at the Entertainment & Media Law Symposium 2011

Tara Parker at "Monetizing Digital Content: An Executive Event"

Tara Parker at GameON: Finance 2011

David Zitzerman and Tara Parker at Entertainment, Advertising and Media Law Symposium

Tara Parker at the Sundance Film Festival

Peter Ruby and Tara Parker at the OBA's Arbitrating and Mediating Entertainment and Media Disputes

Tara Parker on BNN's "Strictly Legal"

Tara Parker on "Entertainment lawyers go the distance when structuring reality TV deals", The Lawyers Weekly

Carolyn Stamegna and Tara Parker at the Women in Film & Television International Summit

Tara Parker speaking at the Kidscreen Summit

The Business of Television Co-Production

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

Tara Parker


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Tara Parker is a partner in the Entertainment Group at Goodmans. Tara was named the Best Lawyers’ 2015 Toronto Entertainment Law “Lawyer of the Year” and is also recognized as a leading entertainment lawyer by The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and Who's Who Legal: Sports & Entertainment. She is also recognized for media by Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers and the Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business.

Her practice focuses on representing major American and Canadian studios, broadcasters, independent producers, literary, artistic and business clients, in all aspects of the development, production, financing, licensing and distribution of film, television, book publishing, theatrical, music and on-line/digital media projects.

Tara is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences on a range of media-related issues including film financing, international co-productions/joint-ventures, media rights acquisitions, E&O insurance, clearance and copyright. She has been a guest lecturer on entertainment law at the University of Toronto law school, Ryerson University, and for the Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law course and the Entertainment and Media Law Symposium.

She has appeared as a guest expert on the subject of “format/reality programs” and “copyright/street art” on the Business News Network (BNN) and CTV networks, respectively.

Tara is a contributing editor to Canadian Forms and Precedents: Commercial Transactions – Information Technology and Entertainment published by LexisNexis and has contributed articles to various entertainment law publications including, most recently, "Views about Drake's 6IX trademark dispute" and “Cartoonist challenges Banksy’s intellectual Property Rights” in The Lawyer’s Daily, published by LexisNexis Canada.

Education University of Victoria (J.D., 1999)
University of Toronto (M.A. (Medieval History), 1995)
University of Toronto (B.A. (Honours, History and English, With Distinction), 1994)
Professional Affiliations

Past President and Chair of Crow’s Theatre
Law Society of Ontario
Ontario Bar Association, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Past Section Executive
WIFT-T Women in Film and Television – Toronto
Film Ontario
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television