Burt is a passionate entertainment lawyer and executive with extensive music industry and film & television experience. He began his entertainment career in the business affairs department of Breakthrough Films & Television. He was then recruited by EMI Music Canada to serve as the Head of Business Affairs He subsequently served in the business affairs department of Universal Music (Canada) and later served as General Counsel to PolyGram Entertainment's Canadian affiliate ("Once Were Brothers, Robbie Robertson and The Band"). His career has been focused on the cultivation of relationships and building partnerships. He is also a gigging jazz musician and a lover of film and television.