The world of arts and entertainment — whether it be music, film, television, live theatre, games or books — can be very creative and exciting. It is also a very challenging and complex environment, particularly for those working behind-the-scenes. If you are working in the industry, as a producer, business affairs professional, artist or lawyer, it is essential that you have a solid understanding of the legal aspects of your work. The Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law was created to provide those with or without a law degree with a comprehensive and practical overview of entertainment law in Canada.
Now in its eighth year, led by Program Director Susan Abramovitch, and taught by a highly distinguished faculty of experts drawn from the music, film, television, gaming, live stage events and publishing industries, this Certificate covers the key principles you need to know, together with practical insights, strategies and tactics for tackling the most pressing issues in entertainment law. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to acquire a comprehensive overview, and to “drill down” into the key issues and challenges that you will likely encounter. You will also receive materials prepared by OsgoodePD’s expert faculty which will serve as a valuable ongoing resource.
Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments for each of the 5 days of the program. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about financial assistance. Dress is business casual.
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.
You will receive a certificate upon completion of The Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law. Participants must attend all program days and successfully complete the post-program multiple choice assessment to receive the certificate.
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 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.
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February 22-26, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
In Person Only
Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON
$2,995 + HST
Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $1,497.50 + HST
“The caliber of the presenters was incredible. Having professionals working at the highest levels in their fields sharing their knowledge and expertise was amazing. I found this course to be incredibly valuable. Thank you.”
Erin Dean, Program Manager, Creative Saskatchewan (2016)
“The best CPD programme I have attended in the past 10 years. Comprehensive & comprehensible.”
Lynda Covello, LPC Consulting International
“Very wide breadth of info, covering a lot of topics. Overview was great. Good to see how various aspects of Entertainment Law all interact.
Laurie Christianson, Manager of Contracts and Documents, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.
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