FactualWEST 2017 has ended
FactualWEST is a one-of-a-kind, one day conference for mid-career and senior creators, producers and crew working in factual, lifestyle, reality and documentary television. We bring together top showrunners, broadcasters, creators and producers for a day of workshops designed to help you increase your skills, learn practical tips and get useful insights you can use move your career and your projects forward.

Jon Mechanic

Chandler Fogden Aldous Law Corporation
Entertainment Lawyer
Jon Mechanic’s practice focuses on the development, financing, production, and distribution of film and television projects.

Jon earned his LL.M with a specialization in Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law from the UCLA School of Law, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class and was awarded the Masin Family Award for Academic Excellence in Motion Picture Financing Transactions. Prior to that, Jon earned his LL.B. and B.C.L. from the McGill University Faculty of Law, where he was awarded a J.W. McConnell Scholarship.

Jon joined Chandler Fogden Aldous from the Montreal office of an international law firm, where his practice as a member of its media and entertainment group focused on the financing of diverse film and television projects, including American, Canadian, and UK productions, as well as interprovincial and international co-productions. Prior to that, he worked in the legal department of a prominent Los Angeles production company.

Active in the community, Jon has held leadership roles in various community organizations, and currently sits on the Shaar Hashomayim Young Professionals Committee. Passionate about storytelling and working with creators, he has attended writers’ workshops in both New York City and Iowa City.

Jon is fluent in French.