Roselyn’s purpose as a lawyer is to provide artists with an advocate who understands their world and their needs. She knows the challenges and priorities involved in collaborating to make something - having worked as an actor, writer and co-producer on a range of projects, from indie theatre to national TV.
As an associate at Sabsay Lawyers, Roselyn handles entertainment law and contract law matters, including but not limited to:
As a lawyer, Roselyn Kelada-Sedra focuses on understanding and addressing the needs of the whole person. From personal experience as an artist in the entertainment industry, Roselyn knows the realities of working in theatre, film and television. Roselyn brings years of experience working on a range of productions—from low-budget, indie projects and large-scale productions. Artists can come to Roselyn and feel secure, that she understands their needs and the world in which they work.
As an associate at Sabsay Lawyers, Roselyn uses her prior experience in journalism to hone her research and draft effective contracts, opinions and factums. Her work has been published in legal publications, as well as many media outlets in print and online. Furthermore, she has won international awards for online news content and writing.
Prior to joining Sabsay Lawyers, Roselyn articled at Cohen Sabsay LLP, where she gained courtroom experience and advocacy skills. This foundation gave her the context to draft contracts that avoid problems down the road.
When she’s not working or globe-trotting, Roselyn dedicates her time to building community between legal professionals in the entertainment industry. As an executive member of the Ontario Bar Association, Entertainment, Media and Communication Law Section, she helps to develop programs for entertainment legal professionals across Canada.
Roselyn earned her Juris Doctor degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. There, in collaboration with Mixed Company Theatre, Roselyn pioneered a new model of mediation, using theatre games to facilitate holistic communication between disputants. She presented this endeavour at the prestigious Osgoode Hall Law Journal J.D. Research Symposium.