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Jim Russell

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Banking and Finance; Corporate; Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions; Joint Ventures; Private Equity; Media, Entertainment and Sports

Position

Partner

Career

Jim Russell is a partner in our Business Law, Entertainment Law and Financial Services Law groups. He joined Dentons’ Toronto office in 2014 from another Canadian law firm.

Jim focuses his practice on the motion picture, television and entertainment industries. His expertise encompasses production and project financing, corporate and syndicated financing, international and inter-provincial co-productions and co-ventures, and copyright. He has extensive experience in safeguarding intellectual property and negotiating documentation related to the structuring of production companies and entertainment ventures, as well as in the financing, production and exploitation of film, television and transmedia works.

Jim is a regular speaker on entertainment industry topics. He has made presentations on international treaty co-productions for a variety of audiences. He was also a speaker at the Entertainment, Advertising and Media Law Symposium held by the Law Society of Upper Canada in April 2011.

Read Jim’s full biography here.

Languages

English

Member

Education

University of Toronto, 1992, LL.B.
University of Western Ontario, 1989, B.A.


Canada

Media and entertainment

Within: Leading individuals

Jim Russell - Dentons

Within: Media and entertainment

The ‘responsive and deeply knowledgeable’ group at Dentons provides ‘excellent value for money’. The group has strong expertise across a broad range of media, entertainment and broadcasting matters, but is best known for being ‘extremely strong in film finance’. In Toronto, Jim Russell is a ‘leader in the entertainment law area’ and recently advised music publishing company ole on a $500m credit facility with 12 US and Canadian banks. The group also counts Lions Gate Entertainment, Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation and QVC among its clients. Vancouver-based Gordon W Esau , who represents several major Hollywood studios, US television networks and US-based independent production companies, and Toronto-based entertainment specialist Ken Dhaliwal are also acknowledged experts.

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