Netflix’s upcoming dystopian drama Leila is to be directed by Deepa Mehta, who will also be creative executive producer for the streaming giant’s upcoming Indian original series.
Jackie Chan, star of the Rush Hour and Kung Fu Panda franchises, will lend his voice to Once Upon a Zodiac, an animated feature being produced by our client Toonbox Entertainment along with GAMA Entertainment. Chan will also executive produce the movie, now in production in Toronto.
September 12th at the Four Seasons Hotel
Divya's panel is at 3:45 pm: Focus on scripted television: women in power tell all
Canadian women are behind the scenes of some of the biggest dramas on television, being enjoyed by audiences in the U.S. and around the world. Women are increasingly creating, executive producing and showrunning television series that promote and solidify Canada’s place in the global market. Join us for this exciting session, presented in partnership with Corus Entertainment, to hear directly from women in power behind the camera as they discuss their roles of running international series in today’s ultra-competitive industry, and why they think Canada should be proud of the opportunity it provides for women to walk the walk.
Hall Webber LLP is pleased to introduce our newest associate Michael Sniderman.
Michael was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2017 after articling at a mid-size law firm in Toronto. Michael comes into his new role in entertainment law naturally. He is currently the Vice Chair and Chief Legal Officer on the Board of Directors for SuiteLife Arts for Youth, a non-profit organization that provides arts education and programs for Toronto’s youth. And he is a lifelong musician, having played guitar and drums in various bands dating back to 2004, as well as playing the piano, banjo, and trombone. And he is the producer and creative director for the NBA podcast “Back to the Basket”.
Michael earned his Juris Doctor from Queen’s University, where he was awarded the Queen’s Law Prize in Copyright Law and the Queen’s Law Prize in Constitutional Law. In his second year of law school, Michael was the Managing Editor of the Queen’s Law Student Newspaper, Juris Diction.
Please help us in welcoming Michael to the firm!
CTFF'18 is organized by our client Caribbean Tales run by writer-director-producer-distributor Frances-Anne Solomon. CaribbeanTales (CTMG) is a group of media companies that produces, markets, and exhibits Caribbean-themed films for regional and international distribution, including: CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, the first and largest full-service film distribution company in the English-speaking Caribbean’ and CaribbeanTales Inc a registered Charity in Canada. Activities include: The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival now in its 13th year that celebrates the talents of established and emerging filmmakers of Caribbean heritage who practise their art across the Caribbean Diaspora worldwide ; The renowned CaribbeanTales Incubator (CTII) a year-round development and production hub for Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Producers that aims to create strong, compelling and sustainable content for the global market; Caribbeantales-TV a VOD streaming service for Caribbean films; and CaribbeanTalesFlix, CTMG's production arm.
Written & directed by our client Frances-Anne Solomon, this film will be the opening night feature presentation at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival 2018 which is organized by our client Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution.