The Davis LLP Media, Entertainment & Communications Law Practice Group provides corporate and legal advice to clients active in film & television production, communications, broadcasting, animation, print, music and technology.
Our clients in this sector include producers and independent production companies, as well as financiers involved in film & television and lending & equity placement.
We strive to assist our clients in achieving their long-term business objectives and financial strategies. We offer high-level legal expertise in business development, financing, production, distribution, insurance and entertainment related labor issues.
Specifically, we assist with:
Production and distribution matters
Financing structures, including securitization of tax credits and government agency
Entertainment related insurance including completion bond requirements
Talent and labour relations
Intellectual property law, including issues related to errors & omissions, copyrights and trade-marks
Mergers, amalgamations, acquisitions and takeover defences
Taxation matters, including tax credits, withholding tax and commodities tax
Litigation in the federal and provincial trial and appellate courts, and in the Supreme Court of Canada
Freedom of expression, defamation and "newsroom" law
Privacy, publicity and personality rights issues
Marketing and publicity law
Labour, employment and personnel matters, including advocacy before arbitrators, tribunals, and federal and provincial labour relations boards