A graduate of the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School and called to the Ontario Bar in 1994, Kara has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer, in both the public and private sectors, specializing in entertainment law and business affairs.
Kara began her career in the industry at Alliance Communications Inc. in the mid-nineties. She then joined Telefilm Canada as legal counsel and investment analyst in the Toronto Feature Film Unit. Following Telefilm, she worked was an associate at Hall Webber LLP, an entertainment law firm, before establishing Kara Russell Law. Most recently, Kara has worked in the Business Law Group at CBC, and as Director, Business & Legal Affairs for Frantic Films. She is a past Board Member of WIFT Toronto.