Heather Watt

Associate

Contact

Direct: 604 647 6424
Email: hwatt@nullboughtonlaw.com
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Assistant: Melissa Young

Direct: 604 647 6428
Email: myoung@nullboughtonlaw.com

Practice Areas
Areas of Expertise

Entertainment Law


Profile

Heather’s involvement in an extensive list of films and television series can be seen on her IMDB page.

Heather’s main practice area is entertainment law, and she assists clients with all production-related legal and business affairs needs, including drafting agreements and negotiating the hiring of cast and crew, preparing the appropriate corporate vehicles for various productions, advising producers through the production financing process, and helping them navigate the Provincial and Federal tax credit systems.  Heather’s clients range from digital content producers, to television animation, to live-action film (and everything in between).

Through her work in the entertainment industry, Heather has also gained experience in immigration matters, and has assisted clients with securing work permits for non-Canadians entering Canada to work on film and television productions, applying for labour market impact assessments, and overcoming inadmissibility issues.

Heather received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law in 2012 and clerked at the Federal Court of Canada in Ottawa, where she assisted in the adjudication of a wide range of matters, gaining experience in judicial review and administrative law. She has also worked for WorkSafeBC, the BC Ministry of Attorney General, and the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

Heather’s involvement in an extensive list of films and television series can be seen on her IMDB page.

Education

Simon Fraser University, B.A.

University of Victoria, J.D.

Year of Call: 2014 (B.C.), 2017 (Ontario)

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