Karla Bobadilla has over 20 years of legal experience in film, television and digital media financing, development, production and distribution and is a partner at the entertainment and media law firm, Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP. Prior to entering private practice, Karla worked at the Canadian Media Producers Association providing policy, government relations, strategic planning, advocacy and lobby work on behalf of its membership. She also worked for many years as in-house legal counsel and corporate secretary at then Astral Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund and before that at a Toronto-based production and media company.
Karla is also active in the not-for-profit cultural sector. Currently a member of the Advisory of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, she is also a former Chair of the Board where she oversaw all corporate governance and corporate matters for the organization. Karla was also on the Board of WorkInCulture, and organization that supports the career and business needs of the cultural sector.