I work with clients to guide them through the business and legal processes of media production in Canada, from the early stages of development and financing to the final distribution of the completed production.
Lori Massini practices entertainment law, representing numerous Canadian and American producers and studios, professional athletes, influencers, musicians, and published authors with their legal and business affairs needs. Clients come to Lori for her counsel on a wide variety of entertainment law matters.
Lori has acted as production counsel for original programming for networks such as Nickelodeon, Disney, the Food Network, and Discovery. She has extensive experience negotiating contracts for actors, directors, producers and crew, managing employment and labour issues, advising on corporate legal matters, and overseeing complex financing arrangements.
Formerly Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs for a major film and production studio, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with First-Class Honours at the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of British Columbia.
Lori is active in the arts, and is an accomplished dancer and musician. In 2020, Lori co-created an online course called “Producer Essentials”, which gives new and seasoned film producers the tools they need to navigate the business and legal side of production.
Production legal and legal counsel for more than 65 films and 75 television series: View Resume on IMDb
Executive producer of Box of Freedom, a comedy in production
Co-executive and associate producer credits on 7 film and television productions