The focus for my career in entertainment law came through my exposure to the Canadian Film and Television industry through my father who is an award winning Director of Photography (check him out at www.evdemon.ca). Having grown up around the fascinating and dynamic industry, I always wanted to contribute to providing audiences with good quality diversions from life, be it through TV, film, web, mobile, or any combination of these or any other medias ("now known or hereafter created"). My brother also is following my father's footsteps and is a steadicam operator. (you can check him out at www.steadidemon.com). Surrounded by the artistic side of film/TV production I gained a unique understanding for the industry and have used this in bringing a heightened level of service and foresight to clients.
Since a young age, I have been somewhat of a gamer, beginning with a Texas Instruments TI 99/4A home computer (for all of you who are not familiar with this particular beast, let's just say it was around with the Commodore VIC-20 and the PET 4000 series, but well... it could TALK!) This machine satisfied my gaming needs until the NES came around to change the game, I then took a break until getting pulled back into the realm of gaming with the likes of Driver and Tony Hawk Pro Skater for the Sony Playstation. Then came Halo and Grand Theft Auto III, now all bets are off with the Console games like the latest Call of Duty, Rockband, Wii Sports, online casual games, and the universe of iPhone Apps - What will come next... Whatever it may be, I am looking forward to playing it and helping get it made.
Prior to commencing my legal career, I spent some time in the Peoples’ Republic of China where I worked in several fields including teaching English, a few brief stints in radio and television, and as a Commercial Assistant at a Canadian Consulate. While in China I made an effort to absorb the language and culture of the country and continue to maintain close friends and colleagues there.
I hold a Political Science Specialization in International Relations and a Minor in Philosophy from Concordia University, as well as degrees in Common Law and Civil Law (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Ottawa. I have worked in Entertainment law since 2003, first as a law student, then as an articling student, and have been providing professional legal advice as a well respected Entertainment Lawyer since 2005.
Emmanuel is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and was an active executive member of the Ontario Bar Association, Entertainment, Media, and Communications Section between 2005 and 2011.
Emmanuel Evdemon B.A. LL.B. LL.L.