Porsha’s law practice focuses on intellectual property rights and corporate commercial matters for film,
television, and digital media including scripted comedy series, drama, reality and lifestyle programming,
and feature films. Porsha specializes in animation (especially kids’ content) and music rights. She works
closely with clients during development, post-production, global distribution, and broadcast premieres.
She regularly advises clients in dealings with industry specific governmental funding agencies including
CAVCO, Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC), CMF, and Creative BC and has extensive experience
structuring domestic (Canadian) productions and inter-provincial co-productions.
Porsha’s client services include business strategy for small and medium sized companies, sales,
distribution, and rights management, and finding synergies between the entertainment industry and
more traditional corporate commercial goods and services companies.
Porsha has worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years having started her career in A&R
(Artist & Repertoire) for Universal Music and moving into national marketing and advertising for Warner
Strategic Marketing as well as artist management with Bruce Allen Talent (Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé,
Anne Murray, and Jann Arden). During this period Porsha lived and worked in Vancouver, Toronto, and
Los Angeles, returning to Toronto to attend Osgoode Hall Law School.
Most recently Porsha was the Vice-President Operations & Legal, Entertainment for Spin Master Ltd.
(TSX:TOY) (Abby Hatcher, Bakugan, Hatchimals). Porsha managed the rapid growth of a niche animation
business within Spin Master’s primary business of global toy sales. She focused exclusively on the
business of film and television production and was responsible for industry analysis, enterprise risk
management, long-term strategic planning, organizational change, and talent recruitment. Porsha
created synergies between animation’s unique audio-visual production needs and the worldwide
manufacture and sale of consumer goods connected to animated properties, including the global pre-
school phenomenon PAW Patrol broadcast in over 160 countries and territories.