Bob Tarantino focuses his practice on the interface between the entertainment industries and intellectual property law, with an emphasis on film and television production, financing, licensing, distribution, and IP acquisition and protection. His clients range from artists and independent producers to Canadian distributors and foreign studios and financiers at every stage of production, from development to delivery and exploitation. A past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Bar Association's Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section, he currently serves as the Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Copyright Policy Committee and as a member of the Canadian Intellectual Property Review's Editorial Board. He holds graduate degrees in law from Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Oxford and has been an adjunct lecturer at Osgoode Hall and the Western University Faculty of Law and previously served as the acting co-director of IP Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law and Technology Intensive Program. Bob is the Contributing Editor for Canadian Film & Television Business & Legal Practice, authored by Tony Duarte, and has also been recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of entertainment law.