In this installment of our Entertainment Law Building Blocks Series, Bob Tarantino and articling student Karin Kazakevich are joined by Media and Entertainment Partner, Jim Russell, to discuss key elements of production financing. In this episode they review the common sources of financing in Canada and tackle subjects such as tax credits, bank loans, completion bonds and production financing plans.
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 Jim Russell
Jim Russell is a partner in our Business Law, Entertainment Law and Banking and Finance groups. He joined Dentons’ Toronto office in 2014 from another Canadian law firm. Jim focuses his practice on the motion picture, television and entertainment industries. His expertise encompasses production and project financing, corporate and syndicated financing, international and inter-provincial co-productions and co-ventures, and copyright.