Eva Schmieg
Name: Eva Schmieg
Firm Name: Miller Thomson LLP
Country: Canada
Practice Area: Corporate Law


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Professional Biography:

Eva Schmieg is a member of our Corporate and Commercial Group. She has extensive experience in financing transactions for television and feature motion picture productions as well as international co-productions. She acts on behalf of producers in structuring such transactions and for several of the Canadian chartered banks. She represents small independent producers as well as major studios in connection with general production-related entertainment matters including talent contracts and negotiations, writer’s agreements, production contracts, errors and omissions insurance matters as well as intellectual property issues. She advises producers in the structuring of their transactions to obtain assistance from various government tax credit programmes and funding agencies. Her corporate law experience involves counselling clients in the formation of appropriate business organizations, general financing and securitization considerations and intellectual property issues concerning technology transfer.

Eva was key on the first gaming financing by a Canadian chartered bank and Microsoft’s first live action production “Forward Unto Dawn”, in support of their Halo 4 launch. She has also been involved with several animation firms with significant U.S. partners, as well as their proprietary projects, on many productions.

Eva is a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia (Law School and Film Studies) and at Capilano University, as well as a sought-after speaker at various film festival trade forums.

Eva is among the lawyers repeatedly recommended by her peers according to the annual survey conducted by Lexpert. She is also recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of entertainment law, having been listed for several years in Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in Canada, and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

Education

  • LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1990
  • B.Sc., University of British Columbia, 1982

Professional Achievements

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Entertainment Law
  • The Best Lawyers® in Canada, Entertainment Law, 2006 – 2016
  • Who’s Who Legal: Sports & Entertainment – Entertainment Law, 2014 – 2015
  • Best Lawyers in Canada “Lawyer of the Year”, Entertainment Law, 2015
  • Euromoney’s Expert Guide for Technology, Media & Telecommunications, 2015

Memberships

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Miller Thomson LLP:

Miller Thomson’s dedication to its lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practise, gives us a distinctive position in the Canadian legal industry.

With 500 lawyers across Canada in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Markham, and Montréal, the firm offers a complete range of business, advocacy and personal legal services to corporations, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, governments, not-for-profit organizations and individuals.

Through strategic growth, Miller Thomson has added enhanced capabilities, depth and resources in many core and specialty areas of expertise in the firm. Today, we are exceptionally well-positioned to help domestic and international decision-makers with all their Canadian legal needs.

 

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