Entertainment, Media & Sports

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The entertainment, media and sports industries are increasingly interconnected and ever-evolving. From the shift to online streaming, to the rise of e-sports, the Metaverse, Web 3.0 and blockchain technologies, and to the legalization of single-game sports betting in various North American jurisdictions, new technologies are a driving force – in how media is produced, financed, and distributed, in how athletes compete, train, and are analyzed, and in how entertainment and sporting events are organized and experienced.

Throughout Wildeboer Dellelce LLP’s 30-year history, our lawyers have acted for major players in the entertainment, media, and sports industries, delivering sophisticated commercial advice across the spectrum of transactions in these industries. Wildeboer Dellelce LLP has organically developed extensive industry expertise and strong relationships in these spaces. 

In 2019, Jeff Bookman joined Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, bringing with him a decade of experience in the entertainment, media and sports industries, to formally establish the Entertainment, Media & Sports Group and to continue to cement Wildeboer Dellelce LLP’s rich tradition in these spaces. Prior to joining Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, Jeff practised at entertainment law firms in Toronto and Los Angeles, where he represented production companies, networks, studios, financiers, distributors, broadcasters, and talent in connection with the development, financing, production and distribution of film, television and new media projects. Jeff also previously worked at the NHL Players Association, representing players filing for salary arbitration.

Our lawyers in the Entertainment, Media & Sports Group have extensive expertise across the spectrum of corporate and commercial legal issues faced by the Firm's clients that operate in the dynamic and fast-paced entertainment, media and sports industries. The Group leverages its top-ranked expertise, in-depth industry knowledge and extensive network in effectively helping its clients navigate the complex legal and business issues that inevitably arise when operating in these industries.

Partnership with WD Sports & Entertainment Inc. 

Wildeboer Dellelce LLP’s affiliation with WD Sports & Entertainment Inc., a talent agency representing athletes, broadcasters, and celebrities in connection with talent management, endorsements, sponsorships and contract negotiations, is unique in the Canadian landscape. WD Sports & Entertainment Inc. provides its clients with a full suite of professional and legal services and ever-expanding access to Wildeboer Dellelce LLP’s industry expertise, network and professional relationships across North America.  

For more information on our Entertainment, Media & Sports practice area or to speak with us regarding any of your business law needs, please contact any of the contacts listed to the rightbelow, or call us at 1 866 WILDLAW (945 3529).