Entertainment & Media Law Symposium 2023


Wednesday, May 3, 2023 (9:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.)

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CPD Hour(s)*
3 h 45 m Substantive
2 h Professionalism
1 h EDI Professionalism
  • Hilary Goldstein
    Buchli Goldstein LLP
  • Stephen Henderson
    Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Honourary Chair
  • Casey Chisick, C.S.
    Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

If you are a legal professional in the television, music, broadcasting, book publishing or new media industries, this symposium is a must. Our top-notch presenters bring you up to speed on cutting edge issues and go over the skills and perspectives that matter most to your practice. Be sure not to miss out on this opportunity to learn and engage and to network with your colleagues!

  • Get an update on the proposed Online Streaming Act - Bill C-11
  • Understand the importance and potential pitfalls of boilerplate provisions in entertainment contracts
  • Hear about new developments in artificial intelligence and the advantages and challenges in using ChatGPT

Reception sponsored by:

Buchli Goldstein LLP Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Goodmans LLP Hall Webber LLP


  • Hilary GoldsteinBuchli Goldstein LLP
  • Stephen HendersonCassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Casey Chisick, C.S.Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Alain StratiSenior Vice-President, Industry, Policy and General CounselCanadian Media Producers Association
  • Catherine LovricsMarks & Clerk Law LLP
  • Jessica ZagarCassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Jan ParnegaShearer Parnega LLP
  • Jacqueline LukshaHicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Stories LLP
  • Jamie GreenbergGeneral CounselWattpad
  • Keith HamiltonSVP, Scripted Business & Legal AffairsBoat Rocker Media
  • Peter HeneinHenein Hutchison Robitaille LLP
  • Neal McDougallAssistant Executive DirectorWriters Guild of Canada
  • James BishopGeneral CounselWildBrain
  • Scott BenzieExecutive DirectorDigital First Canada
  • Warren RossCounsel, Labour RelationsNetflix
  • Nghia NguyenVice-President, Business & Legal AffairsWildBrain
  • Samantha TraubChief Corporate Officer & General CounselBoat Rocker Media
  • Victoria ShenExecutive DirectorWriters Guild of Canada
  • Danny WebberHall Webber LLP
  • Bob TarantinoCounselDentons Canada LLP
  • David ZitzermanGoodmans LLP
  • Angelika HeimStohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP
  • John LewisInternational Vice President and Director of Canadian AffairsIATSE
  • Carrie DumontSVP Legal and Business AffairsPeanuts Worldwide LLC, Wildbrain
  • Erin FinlayStohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Heim Finlay LLP
  • Miro OballaPartnerTaylor Oballa Murray Leyland LLP

Steering Committee

  • Angelika HeimStohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP
  • Nghia NguyenVice-President, Business & Legal AffairsWildBrain
  • Bob TarantinoCounselDentons Canada LLP
  • Samantha TraubChief Corporate Officer & General CounselBoat Rocker Media
  • Danny WebberHall Webber LLP
  • David ZitzermanGoodmans LLP

Registration Options

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Learning format *

Please note that as we continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and the advice of Canadian public health authorities, the method of program delivery might be altered, in which case registrants would be notified.

A light lunch will be provided for in-person registrants.

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