Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah will present at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Industry Conference Foundations programme on the subject of US/Canadian legal co-ventures and collaborative teams. The six-day conference, which runs September 8–13, will “incite provocative discussions and inspire innovative strategies for creative and business leadership.”
The topic for Ms. Ackah’s presentation is Border Patrol with co-presenters Lorraine D’Alessio and Elliott Anderson:
With NAFTA under negotiation, US and Canadian producers face new challenges. How do politics impact our industry, productions, and sustainability? This in–depth philosophical and practical session focuses on immigration law, freedom of movement, and the legal implications for co–ventures for US/Canada productions under the new US Administration. Border Patrol informs filmmakers how best to prepare their productions and team amidst political uncertainty.
TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. What began as the Festival of Festivals over 40 years ago, has become the world’s most important publicly attended film festival and grown to embrace programming 365 days a year.
The 2017 programme explores cinematography, editing, story development, music licensing, US/Canadian legal co-ventures and collaborative teams; the lineup features:
- Pat Mills, Tiffany Beaudin (Don’t Talk To Irene)
- Caroline Habib, Mongrel International
- Kisha Imani Cameron, Ghetto Film School
- Lorraine D’Alessio, D’Alessio Law Group
- Evelyn Ackah, Ackah Business Immigration Law
- Elliott Anderson (ACTRA)
- Michael Perlmutter, President of CDN Guild of Music Supervisors
- script consultant Corey Mandell
TIFF ’17 explores the power of storytelling along with themes and challenges that have made a global impact on the film industry.
Evelyn Ackah is the founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, and is an expert in Canada / US Immigration Cross-Border law; with extensive expertise in international employment law, establishing new businesses in Canada and the US, and the intricacies of projects with multi-national employees and locations. Using cutting edge technology and a pro-active approach to identify problems before they happen, Ackah Immigration Law helps clients navigate the complex maze of rules and regulations involved with Canadian, U.S. and International immigration law with confidence. Headquartered in Calgary and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Ackah Business Immigration Law provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.
Immigration law is becoming more complex and challenging every day. Immigration applications can be refused due to minor oversights and omissions that can delay or negatively impact your business or your family reunifications plans. By not using a lawyer you can be putting your business and your family at risk.