Gigi was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997 after articling with Fraser & Beatty (now Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP). Gigi joined John Duncan & Assoc. in 1998 and became a founding partner of Duncan Morin LLP in 2000. Gigi works with content producers of all genres on a variety matters relating to the development, production and exploitation of audio-visual content, including: negotiating rights acquisitions; advising on financing structures, including Canadian content structures, and international co-productions and co-ventures; negotiating exploitation agreements with broadcasters, distributors and OTTs; negotiating talent agreements, including those under the jurisdiction of guilds such as ACTRA, SAG, WGC, WGA, DGA and DGC; advising on government funding initiatives (tax credits and CMF); negotiating interim financing lending; and advising on matters relating to insurance, clearance, licensing and merchandising. Gigi is a former board member of Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and Toronto Film Board, a current member of WIFT and Interactive Ontario. Through her work with National Screen Institute, Gigi has welcomed the opportunity to assist emerging content producers navigate the legalities associated with developing, producing and exploiting of first class content.
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