#SpeakerSpotlight – Q & A with Andrea Green, Boat Rocker Media

Andrea Green is the Senior Director for Business and Legal Affairs at Boat Rocker Media – the global entertainment company responsible behind productions such as Orphan Black!

How did you get into the entertainment law industry?
I was working at a corporate law firm and applied through an OR posting to Boat Rocker (then Temple Street Productions). It was a blind posting for a “downtown Toronto production company” and I applied thinking I would never get it. I had a background in corporate law and IP and had studied fashion law in school, so the background I had translated well and I was lucky and got the job.

What do you enjoy the most about your job?  Andrea Green
How much each project and each day differs. Every new show brings exciting challenges and, when it’s all said and done, you get to see the work you did end up on TV. It’s a pretty great reward.

What are the most crucial skills needed to succeed as an entertainment lawyer?
Corporate law skills, adaptability and a desire to get the job done.

What advice would you give to students interested in entering this field?
Get a good corporate job. Learn the skills there and then move into entertainment. Entertainment can be taught, but the training a good corporate firm will give you is hard to replicate.