Divya Shahani is a partner at Miller Thomson LLP. She specializes in transactional, corporate and intellectual property matters in the entertainment industry. Divya represents clients ranging from film, television and commercial producers, institutional lenders, private financiers, distributors, new media start-ups, influencers, content creators, talent, music artists and producers, and artist management companies. In particular, Divya supports the legal needs of productions from rights acquisition and development through until licensing and distribution. Having cut her teeth on the business side of the entertainment industry as an executive producer on various feature film projects, Divya’s legal advice to her entertainment clients is informed by business strategy and practical realities. Divya is particularly passionate about supporting the legal needs of emerging artists, with a mandate to improve diversity and inclusion in the film, television and new media industry. When she is not drafting or negotiating contracts, Divya enjoys playing tennis and taking care of her dog.