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Tara Parker, Carolyn Stamegna and David Zitzerman at The 2021 Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law


Lawyer Tara Parker, Carolyn Stamegna, David Zitzerman
Area Entertainment


February 22-26, 2021
Osgoode Professional Development
Online - Live, Interactive

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Understanding Rights in Entertainment Property
Panelist: Tara Parker, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Day 2 will pick up where the first day left off and continue to examine the essentials of one’s rights in entertainment property. The focus will be on understanding of who owns rights to the various art forms, how these rights are acquired and what can be done to protect these rights. Days 2 & 3 will drill down on these issues in significant detail in order to ensure that you have a thorough appreciation of the issues involved, including:

  • An examination of copyright law in the entertainment industry
  • 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, including:
    • finding the course of a right
    • requesting a clearance
    • understanding the timing involved in clearances and factoring this into other production decisions
    • what to do when a clearance is not approved
    • the lawyer’s role in reviewing the clearance reports and insurance forms and the risks inherent in the process
  • Collective administration and licensing
  • Understanding the impact of guild agreements
    • how the collective bargaining process works
    • the effects of guild agreements when minimum standards are exceeded

Thursday, February 25, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Money: Where to Get it, How to Maximize it and Understand Your Profits
Panelists: Carolyn Stamegna, Partner, Goodmans LLP and David Zitzerman, Partner, Goodmans LLP

The day will also feature a look at alternate Canadian film financing structures. Topics will include:

  • The pros and cons
  • Domestic “Canadian content”
  • CRTC co‑ventures
  • International treaty co‑productions
  • Service productions

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