Mary Barroll practices business law with an emphasis on entertainment, technology and intellectual property. Her clients include television, film and new media producers, software and website developers and other businesses involved in the media industry. After working as an anchor and reporter in the television news industry, Mary became legal affairs specialist for CBC in Calgary. She followed the law to Queen’s, where she completed her LLB and joined the national law firm of Bennett Jones. In 2000, she joined Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. as Director of Business and Legal Affairs for Broadcasting, responsible for licensing independent productions for all 13 Alliance Atlantis national television networks and all the company’s websites, including the web-casting property, U8TV. She was a member of the HorizonZero National Task Force, a committee composed of media industry experts commissioned to report to the Ministry of Canadian Heritage and the Banff New Media Institute on the strategic plan for an online portal and e-zine dedicated to support of arts and culture in Canada. Mary also worked as in-house legal counsel to the Canadian Television Fund, a national organization that finances television productions. She is now completing her Masters of law studying emerging issues involving new media and online entertainment and commerce, teaches part-time at Ryerson University and the Banff New Media Institute and carries on her own legal practice.
FITC Toronto 2005