Jon Mechanic’s practice focuses on all aspects of entertainment law. Mr. Mechanic advises his film and television producer clients, based in Canada, the United States, and Europe, on all aspects of development, financing, tax credit structuring, distribution, and errors and omissions and clearance matters. He also represents both institutional and non-institutional lenders active in the entertainment industry, advising them on film and television financing transactions, including tax credit, pre-sales, debt and gap financing. Mr. Mechanic acts as general counsel to many of his entertainment industry clients, including visual effects companies, advising them on employment, regulatory, and corporate matters, among others.
Mr. Mechanic is an active speaker in the entertainment law space, having co-created and participated in podcast series, "Show Me the Money! - Film Financing", and co-presented a Barreau du Québec conference entitled “Techtainment – La convergence entre la technologie et le divertissement”.
- Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Montreal (Board of Trustees and Chair, Young Professionals Committee)
- “Show Me The Money – Film Financing”, 2020-2021 - Ongoing Podcast
- “Techtainment – The Convergence of Technology and Entertainment”, Bar of Quebec, Les Grands Rendez-Vous de Formation, February 14, 2020
- “We’re Not Worthy!: Ineligible Production Genres for Canadian Tax Credits”, May 26, 2020 (LinkedIn)
- “There’s No Place Like Home… Thanks to Streamers and Other Technologies”, April 27, 2020 (LinkedIn)
- “Deepfake: The Final Frontier”, April 16, 2020 (LinkedIn)
- “The 3 Ws of Moral Rights”, April 9, 2020 (LinkedIn)
- Co-Author, “Sign Here Please…”, August 6, 2019 (Blog)