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Goodmans at the Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law


Lawyer Tara Parker, Carolyn Stamegna, David Zitzerman
Area Entertainment


February 25 - 28, 2014
Osgoode Professional Development’s
Downtown Toronto Conference Centre

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
8:30 am - 5:00 pm:  Understanding Rights and Negotiating Rights Agreements (Part I)

Speakers:  Tara Parker, Partner, Goodmans LLP and David Zitzerman, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This session will cover:

  • The effect of the “Copyright Pentalogy” on the rights of artists, producers and distributors
  • The rights that construct the chain of title and how to avoid common drafting pitfalls that would undermine the chain
  • How to effectively navigate the clearance process
  • Option Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Format Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements

Friday, February 28, 2014
8:30 am - 5:15 pm:  Money:  Where to Get it, How to Maximize it and Understand Your Profits

Speaker:  Carolyn Stamegna, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This session will cover:

  • Understanding Canadian content rules and the CAVCO points system
  • The different tax credits available, how they relate to the CAVCO points and how to structure agreements to maximize your benefits
  • What you need to know when financing a co-production
  • Pitfalls in calculating your net profits from revenue and how to ensure you avoid improper deductions from net profits

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