OBA EM&C: Luminary Lunch 2013

Just reconcile yourself to the fact that he’s been more productive than you: join the OBA’s Entertainment, Media & Communications Law Section for its annual “Luminary Lunch” with Canadian producer, broadcaster, media mogul, vineyard owner and philanthropist Michael MacMillan. In a wide ranging and in-depth conversation, the former Executive Chairman/CEO of Alliance Atlantis Communications and current CEO of Blue Ant Media, will provide insight into his roles as producer, media executive and broadcasting entrepreneur. Michael has had a front row seat in the growth and development of the film, television and broadcasting industry in Canada, and has expanded his endeavors to include co-founding and chairing Samara, a non-partisan charitable organization that works to improve political participation in Canada, as well as Toronto’s Open Roof Festival, a not-for-profit outdoor film and music series. In an informal lunchtime chat with host Stephen Zolf, Michael will discuss where he’s been, what he’s doing now, as well as share his observations on the media business, the challenges of the new digital environment and the prospects for the business of Canadian broadcasting.

The 2013 installment of the OBA’s EM&C Luminary Lunch will be taking place on Thursday, April 4 – registration details are here.

Bob Tarantino

About Bob Tarantino

Bob Tarantino is Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP and focuses his practice on the interface between the entertainment industries and intellectual property law, with an emphasis on film and television production, financing, licensing, distribution, and IP acquisition and protection. His clients range from artists and independent producers to Canadian distributors and foreign studios and financiers at every stage of the creative process, from development to delivery and exploitation.

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