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Master Class: The Legal Knowledge of Getting Your Project Made

Directors Guild of Canada - Ontario

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

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This 2 hour seminar from Lorraine d’Alessio will address the legal aspects of getting a project made.

Topics covered include:

  •          Why understanding production contracts and legal issues is important to Directors
  •          Due diligence and retaining your legal team
  •          Creating a legal entity
  •          Tax incentives and visa issues
  •          Common misconceptions about copyright and intellectual property laws
  •          Co-Productions – Producing across borders

**Attendees are offered a free consultation with Lorraine. Please contact for further information.**

About Lorraine:

D’Alessio Law Group was founded by US immigration attorney Lorraine P. D’Alessio. Mrs. D’Alessio is the firm’s founding partner and was recently named a 2016 Century City Bar Association Lawyer of the Year. A Toronto native and former Ford model, Mrs. D’Alessio spearheads the firm’s business and employment-related immigration initiatives. Widely regarded as an industry expert and thought leader, Mrs. D’Alessio writes a monthly editorial on US immigration for Canadian entertainment industry PlayBack magazine, contributes on US immigration issues regularly to the Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, LA Business Journal and other leading outlets. She is also serves on the board for Artists for Change, chaired by BAFTA board members and OSCAR award winners. She is also the author of “Going Global: Investing in US Immigration,” a guide to US immigration that is being published and released spring 2017 by Brick Tower Press, and will be sold domestically and internationally.  She has provided counsel to hundreds of prominent , award winning entertainment agencies, unions, private companies and academic institutions around the world from NEXT MODELS to FOOD NETWORK to SUBPAC and PEPPERDINE University.


LuAnne Morrow is a Canadian lawyer specializing in entertainment and intellectual property law. LuAnne has counseled professionals in the entertainment industry worldwide from individual artists to large studios and banks. Ms. Morrow focuses on practical advice and creative solutions and in particular creating and doing business across borders. LuAnne has expertise in negotiating production agreements, bank financing, artist agreements, licenses and option agreements. She has been recognized every year since 2012 as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada in Intellectual Property Law, by Chambers Global and Managing Intellectual Property Law and is listed as one of the top 1000 Trademark lawyers worldwide by World  Trademark Reporter. LuAnne speaks frequently at conferences on cross border issues in the entertainment industry and as a producer she knows the practical elements of the business from experience.


Do I need to register?

Yes, registration is required for this event.

Is this event open to everyone?

No, this event is open to DGC Full and Associate Members currently in Good Standing and participants in the Guild Apprentice Program.  You must have pre-paid and registered for this event through this page. There will be no payments taken at the door.

Where can I contact the organizer with questions?

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your ticket as confirmation of your registration.

What is the refund policy?

If you notify the Training department within 1 business day of the event that you can no longer attend, you may request a refund for the course. Once a course has taken place, you are not able to receive a refund.

Have questions about Master Class: The Legal Knowledge of Getting Your Project Made? Contact Directors Guild of Canada - Ontario

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DGC Ontario
111 Peter Street
Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5V 2H1

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

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