From Concept to Distribution: Legal Considerations of Production

  • April 6, 2024 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • University of Regina College Avenue RM 139 & Zoom

    2155 College Avenue
    Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 4V5
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From Concept to Distribution: Legal Considerations of production


Patricia retired as a partner of McKercher LLP on December 31, 2023.   

She has always been very involved in the profession and the community.  She has been active in numerous leadership roles, including the following: 

*  Director and Vice-Chair, Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corp.

* Director and Chair, RCMP Heritage Centre

*  Saskatchewan Honourary Counsel for Iceland

*  Past Director, Creative Saskatchewan, Chair of Governance Committee 

                                                 *  Past Director and Past Chair, Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce 

                                                 *  Past Director, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

                                                 *  Past Director, Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians

                                                     *  Past Director and Vice-Chair of the Regina Airport Authority Inc., Chair of Governance Committee 

                                                 *  Past Director, Regina and District Association of Community Living

                                                 *  Past Trustee and Director of National Film Board of Canada

                                                     *  Corporate Secretary and legal counsel to The Lieutenant Governor’s Celebration of the Arts Inc.

                                                     *  Past Director, Saskatchewan Express

                                                     *   Past Director, Early Childhood Intervention Program, Regina Region

                                                     *  Past Director, Saskatchewan Motion Picture Industry Association     

                                                     *  Past President, Regina Queen City Kinettes     

                                                 *  Member, Canadian Bar Association; Past Chair of Business Law Section 

                                                     *  Presenter at various conferences and seminars, topics including agriculture, contract drafting, business                                                                   ethics, leadership and succession planning 

                                                     *   Saskatchewan editor for O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms, Corporate

 Patricia was honoured to receive a Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee Medal for community service and was the 2023 recipient of the CBA Saskatchewan Community Service award. 

Patricia received her law degree at the University of Manitoba in 1982. Patricia was named a “Woman of Influence” by SaskBusiness magazine in 2011 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2010.   Patricia is listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the fields of Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions and Entertainment Law.    She is repeatedly recommended in the area of corporate commercial law in The Canadian Legal expert Directory and is ranked in Band 1 for General Business Law in Saskatchewan by Chambers Canada. 

Patricia has completed the Public Sector Governance Certification (PSGov), Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. 



Joshwa became a member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan in 2020 after articling with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice and Crown Investments Corporation. He then joined a large Western Canadian law firm where he practiced predominantly in mergers and acquisitions. In June 2023, Joshwa joined McKercher LLP, and began practicing entertainment law under the mentorship of industry expert, Patricia Warsaba. Following Patricia’s retirement in December 2023, Joshwa became the key contact at McKercher for the firm’s entertainment law practice. He regularly works with industry participants at the local, national, and international level, including producers, distributors, financial institutions, investors, agents, and talent. Among other things, Joshwa provides legal advice regarding corporate organization, project development and finance, production, distribution, labour and immigration, insurance, and taxation. 

EDUCATION and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Science with Distinction, University of Regina (2017)
  • Juris Doctor, University of Saskatchewan (2020)
  • Saskatchewan Bar (2020)
  • Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Taxation Law South | Vice Chair (2021)
  • Certificate in Entertainment Law, Osgoode Hall (2024)


Date & Time

Sat., Apr. 6, 2024 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Venue Details

University of Regina College Avenue RM 139 & Zoom

2155 College Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 4V5 University of Regina College Avenue  RM 139  &  Zoom
Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association • SMPIA
Established in 1985, the Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association (SMPIA) represents all personnel related to the making and exhibiting of film and media productions in Saskatchewan - from beginners to veteran professionals. []