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Goodmans at the Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law 2016


Lawyer Tara Parker, Carolyn Stamegna, David Zitzerman
Area Entertainment


January 25 - 29, 2016
Osgoode Professional Development Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Speaker:  Tara Parker, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Speaker:  Carolyn Stamegna, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Speaker:  David Zitzerman, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This course will cover:

  • What it takes to get a deal done in the music, film, television, book publishing, live stage and gaming industries
  • Issues to consider when negotiating with “the talent”
  • How the collective bargaining process works
  • How tariffs in music are set and how collective rights translate into royalties for artists
  • 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 drafting pitfalls that would undermine it
  • How to effectively navigate the clearance process
  • Strategies to employ when negotiating and drafting option, distribution, format and licensing agreements for film and television
  • The importance of boilerplate clauses in contracts and the risks inherent in using them
  • How to maximize access to government funding and benefit from tax credits
  • Financing a co-production: what you need to know
  • How to understand net profits

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