The Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law (In-Person or Online)

Discovery Category: Training (e.g. workshops, courses, etc.)
Start Date: Feb 13, 2023
End Date: Feb 17, 2023
Format: Online
Venue Name: In-Person OR Online (Live)
Cost: $3,295 plus TAX
Provider: Osgoode Professional Development, York University
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The world of arts and entertainment — whether it be music, film, television, live theatre, games or books — can be very creative and exciting. It is also a very challenging and complex environment, particularly for those working behind-the-scenes.

If you are working in the industry, as a producer, business affairs professional, artist or lawyer, it is essential that you have a solid understanding of the legal aspects of your work. The Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law was created to provide those with or without a law degree with a comprehensive and practical overview of entertainment law in Canada.

Now in its 11th year, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to acquire a comprehensive overview, and to “drill down” into the key issues and challenges that you will likely encounter. You will also receive materials prepared by OsgoodePD’s expert faculty which will serve as a valuable ongoing resource.

What You Will Learn:

  • What it takes to get a deal done in the music, film, television, book publishing, live stage and gaming industries
  • Issues to consider when negotiating with “the talent”
  • How the collective bargaining process works
  • How tariffs in music are set and how collective rights translate into royalties for artists
  • The rights that construct the chain of title and how to avoid drafting pitfalls that would undermine it
  • How to effectively navigate the clearance process
  • Strategies to employ when negotiating and drafting option, distribution, format and licensing agreements for film and television
  • The importance of boilerplate clauses in contracts and the risks inherent in using them
  • How to maximize access to government funding and benefit from tax credits
  • Financing a co-production: what you need to know
  • How to understand net profits
  • Canada and U.S. tax issues that arise for people in the entertainment industry

How to Register:

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