Banking Hollywood – Financing Entertainment Ventures in the Streaming Decade

Banking Hollywood – Financing Entertainment Ventures in the Streaming Decade



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Ken Dhaliwal 

He joined the firm in 2014 from another Canadian law firm and has been practicing entertainment law for over 20 years. Ken focuses on the areas of media, entertainment and intellectual property law. Ken acts for independent producers, broadcasters, major Hollywood studios, streamers, television and film distributors, banks, private equity as well as creators and artists.

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John Young, LLB (Hons), Dip LP 
Boat Rocker Media

Boat Rocker Media is a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium content for all platforms. A selection of Boat Rocker’s recent projects include: Orphan Black, Lip Sync Battle, Iron Chef Canada, Killjoys, The Amazing Race Canada, Knight Fight, Vintage Tech Hunters, X Company, Masterchef Canada, The Next Step, The Loud House, Bitz & Bob and Danger Mouse. Mr. Young is the Chair of the Board of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, a member of the Boards of SIR Corp and Caldwell Partners, and the Chairman of the Board of Feeding Canadian Kids. Mr. Young also brings 20 years of experience as a lawyer with particular focus on M&A.

Jason M. Cloth
Director, Bron Media Corp.
Founder / Managing Partner of Creative Wealth Media in Toronto

He began his career in 1988 as a Fixed Income Economist for CIBC/Wood Gundy and holds a graduate degree in Economics. Jason founded Creative Wealth Management Group Inc in 1992 and partnered with a Toronto based Merchant Bank to provide financing on more than 40 film and television productions. Jason joined Bron Studios in September 2014 in a key strategic financial and investor management role. Jason has executive produced more than 67 feature films with producer BRON Studios, along the way raising in excess of $750 million for the film industry.

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Tim Casey
Managing Director
BMO Capital Markets

Tim has been an equity research analyst at BMO Capital Markets or its predecessor firms since 1992 and has focused on the Telecom, Cable and Media sectors. He provides fundamental research on the telecommunications (including cable and wireless), entertainment, gambling, broadcasting and publishing industries. In addition to securities research, Tim has provided analysis for various industry and regulatory associations, as well as The Copyright Board of Canada and The Senate of Canada. According to independent surveys, Tim has consistently ranked as one of the top analysts in his field.

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