Provided by David Zitzerman
Partner and head of the Entertainment Law Group at Goodmans. He has exclusively practised entertainment law for over 25 years. Practice focuses on the film, television and online industries in Canada and the United States. His clients include independent producers, Canadian networks, Hollywood studios, US networks, cable services and OTT services, private equity investors, European broadcasters, film and TV distributors, publishers, game companies, talent guilds and agencies, writers and performers.
Recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Canada (Band 1 –Media & Entertainment Canada), The Legal 500 Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Also recommended by Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers, Best Lawyers in Canada and one of the 30 leading media lawyers in the world (2002, 2010-2021). ALso rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
Director and serves on Executive and Investment Committees of the Canadian Film Centre. Director, Canadian Screenwriters Collection Society. Advisory Committee member of Ryerson RTA School. Member of Film Ontario, Canadian Media Production Association, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, and WIFT – Toronto. Gold Patron of Toronto International Film Festival.
David Zitzerman provides guidance on a host of corporate, regulatory and production deal structuring issues to a broad client base of film studios, television producers and OTT streaming services. He is based in Toronto where he heads the entertainment law group at Goodmans.
"David is one of the top entertainment lawyers in the world."