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Structuring Canadian productions: comparison charts
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • June 28 2012

Ken Dhaliwal is not only one of our resident co-production and co-venture gurus, he's also got some mad chart and graph skills


The "pay or play" clause in film and TV contracts
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • June 15 2011

I was speaking at a conference earlier this week when the discussion turned to the issue of "pay or play" (sometimes rendered "pay-or-play") clauses in film- and TV-related contracts, particularly contracts entered into by actors or other participants in the creative process (such as directors


Creating contracts by email - "written" doesn't always mean "in writing"
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 14 2011

Two recent court decisions (one Canadian, one American) serve as useful reminders that binding contracts and assignments of rights can be created via exchanges of emails almost as easily as they can be created by "written" documents


New CAVCO policy re proof of Canadian citizenship
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • September 10 2010

The Canadian Audio-visual Certification Office (CAVCO) has announced a new policy (CAVCO Public Notice 2010-01) relating to the submission and retention of documentation required to prove that an individual is Canadian for purposes of obtaining "Canadian content" tax credits


The first cut is the deepest - the right of directors to "cut" their films
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • February 13 2012

What does it mean to call something a "director's cut"?


PIPEDA and filmingphotographing individuals for film and TV projects
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • February 15 2011

This article explores the interface between Canada's primary federal privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA"), and the activity of filming or photographing an individual where the resulting film or photograph is used in a motion picture or television project


Keep your pants on - the morals clause in performer contracts
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • January 18 2012

How much room for innovation is there in the realm of the so-called "morals clause"?


Licenses for public performance of music at "live events" in Canada
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • March 22 2013

SOCAN (the Canadian public performance rights collective) recently announced that in 2012 they paid over $20 million in royalties from "concerts and


Jones v Corbis - walking down a red carpet and implied consent to uses of images
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • June 3 2011

When a celebrity (or anyone else) walks down a red carpet, what are they consenting to in terms of the use of their image?


Remembrance day poppies and online uses
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • November 1 2010

It's November, and Remembrance Day is only a handful of days away, so the topic of this post is bound to come up at some point for Canadians: the use of poppy images in media or online endeavours (poppy twibbon, anyone?