Our firm provides legal advice on all aspects of corporate and entertainment law, with an emphasis on film and television financing and production, and on the corporate, employment intellectual property, and immigration issues arising in this industry. We also offer expertise in
technology start - ups, music law, book publishing and new media. 


Clients include:

  • Lenders
  • Producers
  • Broadcasters
  • Writers
  • Technology Companies
  • Composers
  • Music Producers
  • Music Publishers
  • Talent
  • Senior employees 


Our practice specializes in:

Film and television interim financing

  • Acting for both lenders and producers, large and small
  • Security searches and registrations
  • Loan agreements, 
  • Security agreements, 
  • Intercreditor agreements

 

Corporate transactions

  • Share and asset purchases
  • Due diligence services  in connection with these transactions
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Expertise in public and private company compliance 

 

Advising on day to day corporate matters

  • Incorporations
  • Amalgamations
  • Dissolutions
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Compliance in Ontario and Canada

 
Development

  • Option agreements
  • Writers agreements
  • Development financing

 

Production

  • Domestic production
  • Inter-provincial co-productions
  • International co-productions
  • Co-ventures
  • Accessing Content and Production Services Tax credits
  • CAVCO and CRTC Regulation
  • Completion guarantees
  • Errors and Omissions review
  • Rights of Publicity
  • Above the Line Negotiations
  • Canadian and American guild  requirements
  • On Air Talent Representation

 

Exploitation

  • Broadcast license agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Collection agency agreements 

 

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright
  • Trademarks

 

Employment Law

Representing senior employees in:

  • Negotiation of employment agreements
  • Review of termination packages

Representing Companies and their senior management teams in their 

  • Negotiation of employment agreements
  • Structuring of termination packages


Immigration Law 


Music Law

  • Composer agreements
  • Recording agreements
  • Publishing agreements
  • Producer agreements
  • Music clearances

Our Practice

14 Belmont Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1P8, Canada

416-944-1747    416-220-6811     hatty@reismanlaw.ca