Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer Agreements, Artist Management and Talent Agency Agreements, Broadcast Licenses, Distribution Agreements, Music Publishing and Recording Agreements, Master Use and Master Synchronization Licenses, New Media Production and Licensing Agreements, Literary Rights Option and Purchase Agreements, Commercial Leases for Studio Space and Locations.
LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
Negotiating and Drafting Employment Agreements, Advising on Requirements of Canadian and US Unions and Guilds, Drafting Union and Guild Compliant Agreements, and Negotiations through a Union or Guild Grievance Insurance.
CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL
Incorporation of Companies, Filings, Partnership Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Private Share Offerings, Share or Asset Sale or Purchase Agreements, Copyright Registration (Canadian Intellectual Property Office and Library of Congress), Chain of Title Opinions, Copyright Licensing, Assignment and Transfer, and Advise on Enforcement of Copyrights Under Contract.
Producer-Side Film Financing, Producer Loan Agreements, Shareholder Loan Agreements, and Personal Property Security Registrations.
PUBLICITY & PRIVACY RIGHTS
Misappropriation of Personality, Invasion of Privacy, Defamation, Rights of Celebrity, Individual releases, Life Story rights agreements, and Clearance Review for Dramatic Productions, Docudramas, and Documentaries.
Advise on Provincial and Federal Tax Credits, Corporate Re-Organizations, Structuring Film and Television Projects to Meet the Canadian Content Requirements.
Dealing with Performing Rights Societies such as SOCAN in Canada and BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC in the US, and Dealing with Mechanical Rights Agencies such as CMRRA and SODRAC in Canada and The Harry Fox Agency in the US.
Assist in applying for Errors and Omissions Insurance, Advise on Script Clearances, Research Reports, and Chain of Title Documents.