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Lon J. Hall

Lon has been practicing law in Toronto since 1982.  Originally a securities and corporate-commercial lawyer, he began working exclusively in the entertainment industries in 1986 with Peter Steinmetz & Associates.   From 1987-1992  Lon worked at Atlantis Films (predecessor of Alliance Atlantis Entertainment) as Vice-President, Business Affairs where he initiated and headed up the business & legal affairs department. At the end of 1992, Lon left Atlantis to start what is now known as Hall Webber LLP: a law firm dedicated to entertainment law.


Lon practices primarily in the areas of production, distribution, talent, financing and business transactions, as well as errors & omissions, on behalf of corporate and individual clients in the film, television and digital media sectors.


In addition to his legal practice, Lon acts as an Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) Arbitrator; and has executive produced the television series Omega Man (Bell Media’s Engraved on a Nation series), Pet Project (life network, Canada; Animal Planet, USA) the Gemini Award-winning The Surreal Gourmet (Food Network, Canada and USA), Crash My Kitchen (Food Network, Canada) and Tooned! (Teletropolis, Canada).

EDUCATION

  • Ontario Bar Admission,  1982

  • LL.B. Windsor Law School, 1980

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario, 1977


AFFILIATIONS & DESIGNATIONS

  • Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) Certified Arbitrator

  • Member of Law Society of Ontario

  • Member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

  • Board of Directors, the Citrine Foundation

  • Board of Directors, Moving Beyond Prejudice


PAST AFFILIATIONS

  •  Board of Directors , Variety-The Children's Charity (Ontario)

  • Director & Chairman of the Industrial Relations Committee for the Canadian Film & Television Production Association (CFTPA)



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