CDJ Show 2016 Guest - Andrew Tolomizenko
Andrew Tolomizenko, LL.B.
Andrew began his career in entertainment as a Toronto musician playing guitar for several bands in the Toronto area. Later, Andrew entered Fanshawe College’s Music Industry Arts Program where he was honoured with the “Most Promising Producer” award after his first year of studies and finished in the top of his class in his graduating year. Andrew went on to be a recording engineer in one of Toronto’s first digital recording studios, Evolution Sound.
In 1991 Andrew focused his direction and energy towards the business side of the entertainment industry and entered the University of Western Ontario’s law program with the specific goal of being an entertainment lawyer. In 1996 Andrew was called to the bar of Ontario and in 1997 he was hired as The Partners’ Film Company Limited’s in-house general counsel. In the spring of 2005, Andrew left The Partners’ to expand his entertainment law practice.
Andrew has been reviewing, drafting and negotiating entertainment related contracts as well as business contracts and related documents since his start at The Partners’ in 1997. His years of experience in entertainment and business law and prior entertainment industry experience is a unique combination of skills that gives him greater insights into production realties that others may not have.
Extra Professional Engagements
- Sat on advisory board to Ontario Hydro for the Ontario Film and Television Production Electrical Committee (1998 – 1999);
- Nominated Director to CPAT Board (Commercial Production Association Toronto) (2000-2004);
- Invited to sit on Sports and Entertainment Law panel seminar at the University of Western Ontario’s Law School to discuss the practical side of practicing entertainment law (2007);
- Interviewed by “Fine Cuts” magazine regarding the role of an entertainment lawyer in film production (2006);
- Filmed interview, broadcast on Movieola Network, regarding the various roles of people behind the camera in a film production (2003);
- Guest Lecturer at Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Sciences, Music Industry Arts program (London, Ontario) (2008, 2009, 2010; 2012);
- Invited to sit on the Audio Engineering Society (Toronto Chapter) panel seminar regarding the changing role of recording studios (2010).