Canada is a prime destination for studios and alternative media content producers to enjoy our country’s mature tax credits and attractive currency. “Hollywood North” is multicultural and multifunctional – there is availability of crews, studio space, local production and talents, whether they be actors, directors, editors or producers.
While audiences sit back and enjoy the final product, there’s a lot of work that happens behind the scenes – including lots of legal. In this episode of the Entertainment & Media Law Signal podcast, Bob Tarantino speaks with Ken Dhaliwal and Caitlin Choi about their career paths. The pair look back on their experience of how they became entertainment lawyers, what their practices look like today, and offer some tips for anyone interested in the profession.
If you would like to discuss this podcast and what it takes to practice Entertainment law, please contact Ken Dhaliwal, Bob Tarantino or Caitlin Choi.
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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.
About Ken Dhaliwal
Ken Dhaliwal is a Partner in Dentons’ Toronto office; he joined the firm in 2014 from another Canadian law firm and has been practicing entertainment law for over 20 years. Ken focuses on the areas of media, entertainment and intellectual property law. Ken’s national and international film, television and on-line clients are involved in a wide range of activities from financing to production and distribution. Ken acts for independent producers, Canadian and foreign broadcasters, major Hollywood studios, online providers, television and film distributors, banks, private equity as well as creators and artists.