What You Need To Know About Film/TV Production in Canada



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June 21, 2023
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About the Program

Join our panel of experts as they address some of the key differences between producing in Canada and producing in the US, including dealing with guilds/unions, Canadian tax credits, copyright, immigration, and related cross-border production legal issues.

Meet the Speakers
Mark Edwards
Mark Edwards


Edwards Creative Law, LLP

Mark Edwards is the founder and managing partner of Edwards Creative Law, LLP, an entertainment law boutique with offices in Ottawa and Toronto and a practice that extends to every common law province in Canada. Mark’s personal focus is live-action and animated films and series, video games, and digital media.

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Tara Parker
Tara Parker


Goodmans LLP

Tara Parker is a partner in the Goodmans Entertainment Law Group, recognized worldwide as one of the leading practices in Canada. Her practice focuses on advising major U.S., international and Canadian studios, broadcasters/networks, producers, literary, musical, theatrical and other creative and business clients on media-related matters, including financing structures, tax incentives, international co-productions and joint-ventures, rights acquisitions, format, distribution and digital media deals, NFTs, errors and omissions insurance, talent deals, guilds/unions, clearance and intellectual property law matters.

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Maggie Stewart


Maggie Stewart Mundial Law

Maggie Stewart Mundial Law, headquartered in Los Angeles – our firm helps entertainment professionals get into Canada to work and play. 

Maggie Stewart is an experienced attorney admitted to the State Bar of California and the Nova Scotia Bar (Canada). Maggie provides a range of legal services to people in California and beyond, including Canadian immigration, entertainment law, preparing affidavits and statutory declarations for use in Canada, and providing legal opinions on the laws and jurisprudence of Canada. 

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Gary G. Goldberger


The Law Offices of Gary G. Goldberger

Gary Goldberger is able to combine his experience in legal, business, creative and international areas to help his clients make decisions not just from a legal standpoint, but also from a business and long-term perspective. Clients include production/distribution companies, growing small to mid-sized companies, independent filmmakers, talent, writers, publishers, Internet/media businesses, and individuals. Goldberger’s background includes time spent as a lawyer in private practice, a senior media executive, an attorney with the U.S. House of Representatives, and an independent producer of television movies.

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