#SpeakerSpotlight – David Zitzerman, Goodmans LLP

David Zitzerman is a partner and head of the Entertainment Law Group at Goodmans LLP. His practice focuses on the film, television and interactive industries in Canada and the United States. Clients include independent producers, Canadian networks, Hollywood studios, U.S. cable services, OTT services, European broadcasters, film and TV distributors, publishers, game companies, talent guilds and agencies, writers and performers.

David is recognized as a leading entertainment and media lawyer by Martindale-HubbellDavid Zitzerman (Rated AV Preeminent for 2018), The 2018 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada , The 2018 Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers, Who’s Who Legal, Euromoney’s “Best of the Best” and The World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers. David regularly lectures on entertainment law, appears on the Business News Network and speaks at Canadian, U.S. and international entertainment-related seminars. He is an Adjunct Professor teaching entertainment law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He has published a number of articles and is a co-author of “Entertainment Law in Canada” published by LexisNexis. David is a director of the Canadian Film Centre and is on the Program Advisory Committee of the Ryerson School of Radio & Television Arts and is an arbitrator for the Independent Film & Television Alliance. He is a member of Film Ontario, the Canadian Media Production Association, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, the Canadian Association of Recording Artists and is a Gold Patron of the Toronto International Film Festival.

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