We are Canadian Film and Television Lawyers

We help Creators, Producers, Exhibitors and Distributors with Film, Television and Copyright Law

Canadians produce film and television products that are viewed by audiences around the world – we help make that happen. Our team of experienced film and television lawyers works with you to acquire, develop, finance, produce, license and copyright your film and television productions or services.

At Edwards Creative Law, we have first-hand film and television production experience and the legal expertise to protect your intellectual property. Explore our film and television services or contact us today to discuss your project.

Canadian Entertainment Lawyer

Our Film and Television Law Services

We draft, review, negotiate and advise on every type of Film and Television Agreement

Film and Television production is an aggregation of intellectual property rights. Every product requires dozens of agreements. As a creator, producer, exhibitor or distributor, your focus is on creation, production, and exploitation of a film or television series. Leave the legal aspects to us.

Our Entertainment Lawyers are available to assist with all of your film or television production’s legal requirements from incorporation, to concept, script and life-rights options, cast and crew employment and freelance agreements, production services and co-production agreements, clearances, releases, financing agreements, and licences.

Film and Television Agreements

We offer Agreements for every aspect of the development, production and distribution of film or television projects. Some of the agreements we draft or review most frequently are discussed below. Don’t see the agreement you need? Contact us to discuss your requirements. We would be happy to discuss your situation and to provide an estimate for our services.
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Option Agreement

An agreement between a Producer and a Creator that gives the production company the "option" to purchase the rights to the "creative work" and sets out the terms of the resulting licence.

Development Agreement

An agreement between a Creator and a production company or a production company and an Exhibitor to develop a concept for a film or television series, typically with an option to license.

Production Services Agreement

An agreement between a Producer or Exhibitor and a production company or studio to produce a film or television series as a service.

Co-production Agreement

An agreement between two or more production companies to produce a film or television series together, often under one of Canada's many international audio-visual co-production treaties.

Financing Agreement

An agreement between a production company (borrower) and a lender (bank or finance company) to provide production funding by lending against tax credits, licences and other receivables.

Investment Agreement

An agreement between an investor and a production company under which the investor purchases an interest in the production company or its film or television series.

Sales Agency or Distribution Agreement

An agreement between a sales agent or distributor and a production company to sell the production company's film or television series to exhibitors in Canada and around the world.

Cast and Crew Agreements

A wide range of employment and freelance agreements between a production company and the cast, key creatives and crew of a film or television series.

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Our Success Stories

Edwards Creative Law represents individuals and organizations working in Canada’s creative industries.

We are committed to building quality relationships with our clients by providing valuable entertainment law services to meet the criteria of their creative project and to assist with its successful completion.

Meet some of the clients we partner with:

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Testimonials From Our Clients

We are pleased to share feedback we have received from our Film and Television clients

This team knows the industry inside and out.

“Byron and his team are the best! He has guided me through the first couple of years of owning my production company and he is the first person I contact when I have a question about making sure my company is protected and has the best legal resources available.”

Vesta Giles
Vandelso Productions Inc.

Professional, responsive, and excellent work

“Professional, responsive, and excellent work. Love working with Mark, Byron, and the whole team at Edwards.”

Heidi Lasi
President Pelee Entertainment

Will be using their services for years

“Byron is very responsive and always on time despite our super fast deadlines. Will be using their services for years to come :)”

Amir Zargara
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Meet Our Film and Television Lawyers

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