Goodmans Entertainment Group is recognized worldwide as one of the leading practices in Canada, dedicated exclusively to film and television, sports, digital media and book publishing. We assist our clients to structure and optimize production financing, negotiate international co-productions, and complete sales to distributors and broadcasters and streaming services in Canada and abroad.  

Our lawyers combine tremendous expertise and years of experience with passion and energy to create future oriented strategies that help our clients succeed. Clients trust us to stay ahead of the ever-evolving entertainment industry trends that are continually transforming the way content is distributed, consumed and regulated. We leverage the sophisticated regulatory work of our Communications Group involving the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission – a distinguishing feature of Goodmans entertainment practice.  

We navigate with ease Canada’s complex financing structures and incentives used to finance film, tv and digital productions. Our clients can count on straight-forward advice on Canadian film tax credits, Canadian withholding tax and other tax matters. They also turn to us to document production services, customize talent contracts, deal with Canadian guilds and unions and advise on Canadian foreign investment rules and domestic broadcast regulatory requirements, and to handle acquisitions and dispositions of entertainment companies and provide related corporate, tax and regulatory advice. 

Our lawyers are thought leaders in the industry and are frequently asked to comment on developments in entertainment news, host and participate in entertainment panels, teach entertainment law and speak at industry conferences. 

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