Entertainment contracts

The fact that we negotiate and draft legal entertainment contracts everyday allows us to assist our clients at every step of their projects: company incorporation, co-productions, mergers and acquisitions, financing, insurance, production, distribution and the like.

Our experience in the planning of commercial strategies enables us to design contractual structures adapted to the needs of our clients whether they be producers, editors, directors, scriptwriters, authors, artists or publicists.

We guide them in the negotiation, preparation and drafting of contracts in several areas such as: music, television, shows, literary publishing, the Internet and advertising. We can also advise our clientele on the application of various collective agreements related to the advertising field.

How we help you:

Industry Knowledge: Our considerable knowledge of the music, stage and television industries allows us to advise our clients on both the commercial aspects of their contractual relationships and the legal aspects.

Drafting Contracts: Our lawyers have extensive expertise in drafting various agreements in the realm of entertainment law. Recording contracts, licenses for adaptation and synchronization, agreements for publishing, distribution, production, artist management, and project execution, none of it holds any secrets for us.

Chain of Title: We are frequently asked to review and prepare legal opinions on chains of title for the purpose of obtaining financing for television productions.

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We have the expertise to offer consulting services in the case of errors and omissions pertaining to web, television and cinematography productions.

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We act as “advertising consultant” for the member agencies of the Association des agences de publicité du Québec (AAPQ, an advertising agencies association), and we are in constant demand from producers on issues related to the application of the collective agreement on advertising.

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2017 May 23

Bill 134 to modernize the CPA: overview of proposed changes

On May 2nd, Bill no. 134: An Act mainly to modernize rules relating to consumer credit and to regulate debt settlement service contracts, high-cost credit contracts and loyalty programs was introduced to modify the Consumer Protection Act, among other laws.

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