Legal Issues for Online Filmmakers

Entertainment Attorney Jeff Young explores legal rights relating to new media and entertainment, including: Clearances, Copyright, Trademarks, Rights of Publicity and Privacy, Contracts, Domain Names, Third Party liabilities (including insurance issues), Negotiations


Jeff Young

Jeff Young is an active member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Canada and a member of the State Bar of California, USA. Jeff is also a registered and active Canadian Trademark Agent. Jeff received his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of British Columbia, where he also studied Commerce, before beginning his twenty-five year legal career which started in corporate and real estate law, and ultimately focused on intellectual property, new media, sports and entertainment, particularly in film/TV and music. Jeff has

negotiated with virtually all of the major entertainment and media corporations including Netflix, Disney, Sony, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and Warner Bros. From 2011 to 2013, Jeff was the Director of Contracts and Chief Negotiator for the Union of BC Performers, the British Columbia branch of ACTRA. He has acted for and advised award winning

recording artists and leading film and television performers, and was a managing partner of an entertainment law boutique that represented international, local major, and independent film and TV clients. From 2008 to 2010, Jeff was a legal consultant to the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on entertainment and digital media issues. His past clients included music publishers, film companies, sports franchises and live entertainment venues and his practice primarily focused on negotiating business deals involving media, film, music, sports and entertainment.