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Jim Russell

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Dentons

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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

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Jim Russell - Dentons

Within: Media and entertainment

A leading advisor to clients in the film industry, Dentons routinely advises major Hollywood studios on transactional and regulatory issues, and also acts for digital platforms, media companies and individual artists and performers. The team is best known for its strength in film finance, where it acts for borrowers and lenders, though the group also leverages the firm’s full-service offering to shine in assets sales and acquisitions, distribution and commercial agreements, IP, litigation and tax matters. Key contacts in Toronto include Ken Dhaliwal, whose practice spans the film, television, book publishing and live theatre spheres, and cross-border specialist Jim Russell. Senior associate Jayme Alter, also in Toronto, is rated for her ‘deep industry knowledge’. In 2019, Vancouver’s Gordon Esau moved into a senior counsel role.

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