Goodmans is recognized worldwide as a leading Canadian entertainment law firm. It is “Most Frequently Recommended” according to the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Our Entertainment Law Group represents a large cross-section of major North American film, television, digital media and publishing companies, as well as many individual directors, authors and screenwriters, actors and film and television personalities.
We assist our clients with structuring and optimizing production financing, negotiating international co-productions and CRTC co-ventures, arranging Canadian content tax credit applications and assisting in sales to distributors and broadcasters in Canada and abroad. We advise our domestic and foreign clients on Canadian tax and legal issues such as film tax credits and Canadian withholding tax, preparing talent contracts, dealing with Canadian guilds and unions and advising on Canadian foreign investment rules and domestic broadcast regulatory requirements.