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The Business of Television Co-Production


Lawyer Tara Parker
Area Entertainment


Instructor:  Tara Parker, Goodmans LLP, with industry guests

This 3-part intensive workshop explores the challenges, possibilities, and rewards of television co-production—essential training for all Canadian producers working on, or planning to undertake, a domestic or international co-production project.

Experts from Goodmans LLP, along with industry guests, provide a practical, up-to-the-minute guide to domestic co-productions and co-ventures, and international treaty co-productions. The sessions will include an exploration of incentives to co-produce in the current regulatory environment, negotiating agreements, understanding the complexities of international treaties and co-ventures, and accessing television co-production financing sources.

Through lectures and industry case studies, participants will gain in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by co-productions, and the skills required to assess risks and tackle obstacles involved in these complex structures.

• Domestic Co-Productions and Co-Ventures - July 6
• International Treaty Co-Productions - July 11
• Financing Domestic and International Co-Productions, Co-Ventures, and Gap Financing - July 14

Tara Parker is a lawyer and member of the Entertainment Group of Goodmans LLP. 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 new media projects.

Dates: July 6, 11, & 14
Toronto, Ontario

Registration (including resume submission) is required by July 1. Space is limited (maximum of 25 participants) so register today to avoid disappointment. Please call 416.322.3430 x21 to register or send a completed registration form and resume to wift@wift.com or fax to 416.322.3703.