In her new role, Deborah will help organizations devise and execute effective policy, legislative, and regulatory advocacy strategies and initiatives at the intersection of technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT).
According to Partner Lon Hall, Deborah’s deep experience and expertise in TMT policy are key assets for Hall Webber LLP moving forward. “Deborah has a record of success providing expert advice and building, delivering, and championing winning strategies, in transformational times, complex multi-stakeholder environments, and high-pressure situations. This track record is coupled with her unique perspective, informed by a varied background in the private sector and academia. Deborah’s distinctive skillset makes her the ideal complement to our strong team and will significantly benefit our clients as they navigate a rapidly evolving, globalized industry landscape.”
Please join us in welcoming Deborah to the firm!
Join the greatest gaming spectacle in Canadian history on April 29 to May 1, 2016. EGLX will be our country’s first foray into the world of large-scale gaming conventions, representing three distinct pillars of gaming culture:
Festival: For you, the fans. Online celebrities, cosplay, tabletop, arcades, family zone, parties, tons of vendors and shops – EGLX will be completely packed with amazing content. We couldn’t have pulled it off without the community’s neverending support, and we can’t wait to meet you all!
Makers: Who creates all these games, and how do they do it? Come meet the stars from Toronto’s thriving Indie scene, try new and unreleased titles, watch student game designers at work, listen to esteemed speakers, and meet the Level Up finalists in our gaming pitch competition.
Tournaments: Lifeblood of the hardcore crowd, and the reason some games are now considered bona fide sports. Compete in one of our many tournaments or watch the pros push themselves to the limit. Finals will take place on a professionally designed, mind-blowing stage.
EGLX 2016 is a must-see event for anyone with even a passing interest in gaming (and it’s run by the most unbiased, attractive people you’re ever likely to meet). Come be a part of something special.
Wednesday is the new Thursday!
Toronto’s indie film and music fans will get another chance to watch their favourite stars under the stars, as the Open Roof Festival (ORF) returns for its sixth season, running every Wednesday from June 17 through to August 19. The 10-week festival offers urbanites an al fresco take on hit cinema from Canada and across the globe paired with live music by emerging artists in a variety of genres — a combination that has established ORF’s reputation as Toronto’s ultimate summer date night and meeting spot. ORF tickets are on sale now for $15 each and can be purchased through OpenRoofFestival.com.
This year, ORF will be returning to 99 Sudbury. Located at 99 Sudbury Street, just south of the Queen Street West and Dovercourt Road neighbourbood, the venue offers guests an intimate and accessible experience. Each week this summer the on-site caterer will present an unique, accompanying menu— the perfect pairing for a refreshing beer from ORF’s long-standing partner Amsterdam Brewery.
With a brain trust of industry insiders as founders, ORF has been successful throughout its first five seasons. CEO of Blue Ant Media, Michael MacMillan; Vice-President, Finance of Elevation Pictures, Sandra Singer; media and entertainment lawyer and film producer, Jordan Nahmias;and media, entertainment and technology manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers Burzin Contractor make up the team behind the series. All four share a passion for independent cultural enterprise, film and music, and possess individual skill sets that have come together to ensure the festival’s success.
“We are thrilled to bring Open Roof Festival back for its sixth year with what we believe to be the strongest and most diverse film and musical line-up to date,” said Jordan Nahmias, one of the festival co-directors and founders. “This year showcases films across multiple genres, including documentary, sci-fi and Open Roof Festival’s first horror film.”
2015 Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Review: Recent Developments and Practice Updates :
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 9:00am - 12:20pm Location: Westin Harbour Castle Harbour Square, Toronto, ON.
10:35 am Session: Lessons Learned: Key Strategies and Expert Approaches to Keep You and Your Client Out of Trouble
Jordan Nahmias,Hall Webber LLP
Stephen Selznick, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Jason Meloche, White Pine Pictures (moderator)
Utilizing a mock scenario, engage with fellow participants and our seasoned panelists as you explore practical tools for handling the pressing issues encountered in your entertainment, media and communications law practice, including:
• Key E&O insurance considerations
• Useful risk management strategies
• How to navigate the ethical issues keeping you up at night
• And more!