Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards

Entertainment Lawyer

Mark Edwards is the founder and managing partner of Edwards Creative Law, LLP, an entertainment law boutique with offices in Ottawa and Toronto and a practice that extends to every common law province in Canada. Mark’s personal focus is live-action and animated films and series, video games, and digital media.

Mark acts for Canadian producers and studios and for US and foreign buyers of Canadian entertainment products and services. He brings nearly 25 years of experience structuring, funding, financing, producing and exploiting linear and interactive media – to ensure that his clients minimize their risks while maximizing the benefits of Canada’s favourable production environment, low dollar and generous production tax credits.

In addition to his legal practice, Mark has developed, financed and delivered hundreds of episodes of children’s animation – most often as international co-productions under one of Canada’s many bi-lateral audio-visual production treaties; launched CrowdWave, a proprietary, mass-interactive game platform for professional and collegiate sports; and managed the development and production of state of the art branded content and destination web sites for major US advertisers.

 

Memberships & Associations

Board of Directors – Computer Animation Studios of Ontario

Member – International Association of Entertainment Lawyers

Member – Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

Member – Interactive Ontario, Advocacy Committee

Member – Ottawa Film Office, Film and Television Advisory Committee

Member – Ontario & Canadian Bar Associations, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law

Member – American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries

Member – Law Society of Ontario