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


Lawyer Tara Parker, Carolyn Stamegna, David Zitzerman
Area Entertainment


January 22-26, 2018
Osgoode Professional Development
1 Dundas St. West, 26th Floor
Toronto, ON

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
9:00am - 4:30pm - Understanding Rights in Entertainment Property

Speaker:  Tara Parker, Partner, Goodmans LLP

The panelists will discuss:

  • Collective Administration in Music
    • what music rights lend themselves to collectivization
    • how tariffs in music are set
    • how collective rights translate into royalties for artists

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Speakers:  Carolyn Stamegna, Partner, Goodmans LLP and David Zitzerman, Partner, Goodmans LLP
9:00am - 4:30pm - Money: Where to Get it, How to Maximize it and Understand Your Profits

The day begins with an in-depth session on film and television agreements, taught by experienced producers, lawyers and entertainment executives. This panel will provide  you with a thorough understanding of the details you need to consider when negotiating or drafting various types of agreements.

The focus will then shift towards how to maximize your money and understand your profits. You will learn from those who control, count and analyze the money earned and  spent in the Canadian entertainment industry. They will discuss what you need to know to ensure that you are maximizing your ability to receive government funding and benefit from the tax credits available. Sessions will include a discussion about what you need to know when financing a co-production, the different tax credits available, how they  relate to the CAVCO points and how to structure agreements to maximize your benefits.

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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