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When you advise clients in the entertainment industry, your success is contingent on your ability to structure, negotiate and draft effective contracts. Whether it’s a licensing agreement or a talent agreement, it is crucial that you have the skills, knowledge and insight needed to construct an agreement which meets your client’s needs and interests.

Join leading entertainment lawyers as they drill down on the key aspects of entertainment contracts. Experts will cover:

  • Key negotiation strategies and techniques
  • Best practices for drafting clearer contracts
  • Understanding and using boilerplate clauses
  • What you need to know about contracting with minors
  • Assignment clauses (the why, what and how)

Plus! Don’t miss the learn-by-doing Entertainment Contract Drafting Workshop. Building on what you learn in the morning sessions, you will draft key clauses pertaining to an entertainment contract. This is a unique opportunity to receive individualized feedback on your own drafting skills from experienced entertainment lawyers. The feedback you receive will address such areas as:

  • How to organize and structure your agreement
  • How to identify key areas your agreement must address
  • How to anticipate issues that may arise in drafting

Note: Advance preparation is required.

While this program was developed primarily for lawyers practicing in the entertainment field, it will be of significant value to any professional in the industry whose responsibilities include negotiating and reviewing agreements.



  • Bob Tarantino, Dentons Canada LLP
  • Diana Cafazzo, Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP
  • Ken Dhaliwal, Dentons Canada LLP
  • Tony Duarte, Duarte Spiel LLP
  • Hilary Goldstein, Buchli Goldstein LLP
  • Stephen Selznick, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Bob Tarantino, Dentons Canada LLP



Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.


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Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Stéphane McRoberts

Program Details

Date & Time

October 30, 2017

Morning sessions:
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EST
In Person or Webcast

Afternoon workshop (optional):
1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
In Person Only

Online Replay
December 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EDT


Osgoode Professional Development Centre
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

Full Day
$595 plus HST

Morning Sessions Only
$345 plus HST

Register Now for the Full Day

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Entertainment lawyers in private practice
  • In-house counsel
  • Directors of business development/business affairs
  • Contract managers and administrations
  • Rights managers and directors
  • Policy advisors

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