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Date: Monday, June 3rd 2019 
Spin Master, 225 King Street West
6:30 p.m. 

Toronto’s interactive digital media industry is robust and growing! The ascendance of app developers and video game producers in the job market is exciting and undeniable.

Despite booming growth in the industry, competition is fierce. What do emerging app and game developers need to know in order to succeed? What have successful developers done and what pitfalls must be avoided? How do you access government tax credits? What are the legal considerations for producers?

Have all your questions answered! On June 3, 2019, Artists’ Legal Advice Services (ALAS) is pleased to present “Interactive Digital Media & The Law: A Roundtable Discussion for Emerging Artists”. This event is a panel discussion chaired by intellectual property lawyer Catherine Lovrics (Bereskin & Parr LLP). The event is geared toward indie developers seeking advice from industry experts.

ALAS has invited a panel of experienced professionals who represent different aspects the IDM business to share their thoughts, expert advice and experiences with you. Our panel will include:

Catherine Lovrics, Bereskin & Parr LLP
Emmanuel Evdemon, Entertainment Lawyer
Matthew Walach, Insert Coin Accounting
Rob Segal, Get Set Games
Shelley Coultish, Canada Media Fund

Doors open at 6:30pm. The panel discussion will start promptly at 7:00pm.

Tickets are pay what you can, with a suggested donation of $10.

We hope to see you there!


Legal Intersections is a four-part series addressing legal issues of importance to artists, designers, and cultural workers. The series is presented in collaboration with the Artists’ Legal Advice Services, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCAD University, and the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario. On April 3rd, 2019, ALAS presented Legal Intersections: Copyright & Fair Dealing, a discussion of how copyright law and fair dealing provisions affect your creative practice, led by Max Rothschild, Associate at Bereskin & Parr LLP, and Mansa Chintoh, Director, Business & Legal Affairs at Entertainment One.

"ALAS Presents: The Music Roundtable" featuring Paul Saunderson (Sanderson Law), Adrian Battiston (Ole), Stefanie Purificati (APA Canada), Guillaume Decouflet, Collinresponse and Laura Cappe (Royal Mountain Records) ​.

"The Law School Show" features ALAS Director Warren Sheffer and Co-Founder Paul Sanderson.

Click here to listen to the show. ​

ALAS turned 30 on September 21, 2107!

"Growing Your Music Royalty Garden - How Collecting Societies Can Help,"  Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 here.

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