TDS Lands at LAX


published 11/16/2022

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) lawyers, Jeff Pniowsky and Jennifer McRae, recently joined Canada and Manitoba government officials in the celebration of Manitoba's film and television industry and the new direct flight between LAX and Winnipeg. 

L to R: Jennifer McRae, TDS - Honourable Andrew Smith, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage - Jeff Pniowsky, TDS - Jocelyn Mitchell, Big Sky Studios

The reception, hosted by the Consul General of Canada Zaib Shaikh and the Honourable Andrew Smith, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage, took place at Canada's House in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. The reception was attended by Los Angele’s film and television industry, Canada’s film and television industry, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, WestJet and Yes Winnipeg, to name a few. The reception included presentations by The Consul General of Canada Zaib Shaikh, The Honourable Andrew Smith and WestJet. The new LAX-Winnipeg route provides the Los Angeles creative industry sector with easy and direct access to Manitoba for filming and production.

TDS lawyer Jeff Pniowsky, who is also involved in the film industry as a film producer and trusted advisor to other producers, practices in the area of tax advisory services, tax dispute resolution in the tax audit and appeals process including international taxation, interpretation of tax treaties and large corporate transactions.

“The creative industry in Manitoba is supported by one of the most competitive tax benefits in North America,” said Jeff Pniowsky. “When the Manitoba and California creative sectors work together to create content and grow their businesses, TDS is here to help them navigate a wide variety of legal complexities.”

TDS lawyer Jennifer McRae assists businesses and entrepreneurs in various industry sectors with their Canadian immigration needs and requirements, including business visits, work permits and permanent residence.

"The direct connection between Los Angeles and Manitoba is sure to increase the amount of cross border business, resulting in an increase in immigration needs for both Manitoba and California businesses in the film and television industry and other industries. TDS is excited to be a part of the solution to assist businesses and entrepreneurs with their immigration needs," said Jen McRae.

Contact Jeff Pniowsky and Jen McRae to learn more. 

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