Television and Film Financing: Challenges and Strategies [WEBCAST ONLY] 

May 18 - Jun. 3, 2021

OBA Entertainment, Media & Communications Law PROGRAM

Take a deep dive into the world of film and television financing with our panel of specialists from private practice, banking and leading Canadian media companies.

Over two sessions, our expert faculty will discuss strategies and challenges in getting productions financed. For example, we’ll discuss what might trigger tax credit troubles, what to focus on when advising on interim financing and how to close financing gaps. We’ll also address new issues that the industry has experienced over the past year, and a look forward to prepare for the future.

Our first session will focus on dramatic television series with specific attention to: tax credits, U.S. streaming companies and broadcasters, producer investments, building a relationship with the bank, guarantors, surviving covid, and force majeure.

Our second session will focus on dramatic feature films with specific attention to: producer investments, loans, gap financing, private equity, building a relationship with the bank, bonds, and international and interprovincial co-productions.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from recognized experts and ask them about how film and television productions are financed.


Cheryl Grossman, Cheryl Grossman Entertainment Law


Ken Dhaliwal, Partner at Dentons
Kelly Jenkins, Senior Director, Media Finance, Bank of Montreal
Ryan Keller, VP, Business Affairs, New Metric Media
Jason Meloche, Account Manager, Creative Industries Group, National Bank
Kelly Payne, Director of Business Affairs, Production Funding, Blue Ant Studios Canada Inc.



Dates & Times (ET): Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday, June 3, 2021 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


CBA Member: $200* | CBA Student Member: $75* | Non-Member: $302*

*plus applicable taxes


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