Susan Norman

Areas of Law

: Media, Entertainment, Advertising and Marketing


Our practitioners deal with new and established media, from airwaves to youtube, including:


  • Defamation claims;
  • Pre-publication advice;
  • Publication ban challenges;
  • Access to information requests and challenges;
  • Social media issues.


  • Rights acquisition agreements;
  • Film, television, video game, music and other media productions;
  • Rights clearance including for producers errors and omissions insurance coverage;
  • Music rights and related agreements;
  • Book publishing agreements;
  • Interim financing loans;
  • Actor and performer agreements;
  • Production service agreements (for Hollywood and other productions shooting in the Atlantic Region);
  • International and domestic co-productions;
  • Agent/management – artist agreements;
  • Content review for defamation clearance.

Advertising and Marketing

  • Review of advertising material for legal compliance;
  • Contest rules and compliance.


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