Eric Birnberg, LL.B. is an experienced corporate and entertainment lawyer with hands-on experience in film and television production, distribution and broadcasting, and a founding partner at Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP, a media, entertainment, telecommunications and technology law firm. Prior to co-founding Behind The Scenes Services, Eric spent 8 years with Alliance Atlantis, Canada’s then-largest integrated filmed entertainment company, holding senior management positions including Sr. VP, Business & Legal Affairs for the Television Group, and General Counsel to the entire Alliance Atlantis organization. Prior to that, he was Legal Counsel at Canada’s pre-eminent pay television channel, The Movie Network. Eric began his career as a corporate/commercial and securities lawyer in private practice on Bay Street, representing both private and public companies in a variety of industries.
Both as Co-Founder and Co-President of High Park Entertainment, and independently, Eric has produced and executive produced a number of films and television projects, most recently including the series “October Faction” (a Netflix Original starring Tamara Taylor), and also including the primetime animated family movie “Pirate’s Passage” (written and produced by Donald Sutherland and Brad Peyton) and the primetime animated series “The Animated Adventures of Bob & Doug” (produced by Dave Thomas).
Eric is a founding partner in Fuzerly, a web-based (and soon mobile) app that enables fans to make authorized memes, GIF’s and fan art of their favourite celebrities for online uses and on custom merch, and he was a founding partner in BITE-TV, a Canadian digital broadcaster than won an International Emmy for Best Interactive Channel, and Digital Howard, an award-winning 360 digital content producer.
Eric is an active member on several committees of the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), and as a CMPA representative, he sits on the boards of the Canadian Retransmission Collective (CRC), and the Producers Audio-Visual Collective of Canada (PACC), as Vice-Chair and Chair, respectively.
If you can’t find Eric at the office, you’ll probably find him playing tennis or enjoying live music.
Eric obtained his Bachelor of Laws from Western University, after doing undergrad work in the Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of British Columbia.