Mark Edwards

Managing Partner, 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 seriesvideo 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.

Areas of Focus

Film & Television| Commercial & Corporate| Games| Interactive Digital Media| Litigation

Memberships & Associations

Computer Animation Studios of Ontario
Board of Directors
International Association of Entertainment Lawyers
Member
International Association of Entertainment Lawyers
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Member
Interactive Ontario
Interactive Ontario, Advocacy Committee
Member
Ottawa Film Office, Film and Television Advisory Committee
Member
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario & Canadian Bar Associations, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law
Member
American Bar Association
American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries
Member

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Mark's Client Success

Edwards Creative Law represents a variety of individuals and organizations working in Canada’s creative industries. We are committed to building quality relationships with our clients by providing the best legal support services they need for their creative project to be successful.

Here are a few of the clients that our team represents:

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