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Do you know your rights? IP rights, that is! Creators, tune in and learn how to protect your art.

   About this Event

  • Intellectual property - do you own yours?
  • Should you incorporate before making your film?
  • Copyright, patents and trade secrets: What does it all mean?
  • Did you know many funding agencies require you to have a company to access funding?

Join Reelworld Executive Director Tonya Williams in conversation with representatives from Dentons Law Firm, the largest multinational law firm in the world, as they answer all these questions and share everything you need to know about protecting your art.

There is no monopoly on good ideas. Our webinar will teach you how to act fast and reap the benefit of your ingenuity. IP protects your rights as a creator - learn how to align your goals and vision with the practical protection needed to see them through.

Our guest panelists from Dentons are partner Ken Dhaliwal, associate Caitlin Choi, and associate Jessica Hardy-Henry.

Tune in and learn how to access greater opportunities through incorporation, as well as how to protect your creative output through understanding Intellectual Property rights and the business side of show business!

Meet the Panelists:

Ken Dhaliwal

Ken Dhaliwal is a Partner in Dentons' Toronto office; he joined the firm in 2014 from another Canadian law firm and has been practicing entertainment law for over 20 years. Ken focuses on the areas of media, entertainment and intellectual property law.

Ken's national and international film, television and on-line clients are involved in a wide range of activities from financing to production and distribution. Ken acts for independent producers, Canadian and foreign broadcasters, major Hollywood studios, online providers, television and film distributors, banks, private equity as well as creators and artists.

Caitlin Choi

Caitlin is an associate in the Media, Entertainment and Sports and Corporate groups at Dentons. In her entertainment practice, Caitlin advises clients on the development, financing, production and exploitation of film, television and digital media projects. She is experienced in corporate, production and project financing. She also advises on treaty co-productions and copyright matters.

In her corporate practice, Caitlin supports both foreign and domestic clients on a variety of business law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, corporate governance and fund formation. She has experience working with companies in a number of industries, including the music publishing, manufacturing and alcohol sectors.

Jessica Hardy-Henry

Jessica Hardy-Henry is an associate in our Corporate group. Her practice includes advising public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations and charities, and partnerships in matters of corporate and commercial law, share and asset acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and securities. She has experience working with both established and emerging companies on domestic and cross-border mandates.

Jessica is a graduate of the JD/MBA program at Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business. During her studies, Jessica completed an eight-month strategy consulting project for a professional association in the entertainment industry and competed internationally in New York and the United Kingdom at the University of Oxford's Price Media Law Moot Court Competition.