Outstanding Achievement Awards
2018 Recipient
Arthur Evrensel

Arthur Evrensel is a founding partner of Michael, Evrensel & Pawar LLP, a law firm where he practices entertainment law, negotiating and drafting financing and distribution arrangements for television and motion picture co-productions.

He graduated from McGill Law School in 1985 and moved to Vancouver in 1991 and is recognized as one of Canada’s leading entertainment lawyers.

Arthur has published numerous articles on entertainment law and lectured extensively at McGill University, UBC and the University of Victoria and he chaired numerous seminars and conferences relating to entertainment law in Canada, the United States, China and England.

He is one of the founders of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association, a founding Director of the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia and the Leo Awards, a member of the Board of Directors of the Whistler Film Festival Society, a past Member of the Advisory Board of Vancouver International Film Festival/Trade Forum and a member of the Advisory Board which established the UBC Certificate in Entertainment Administration.

He was appointed by the Government of British Columbia to the BC Film & Media Industry Advisory Committee to recommend private and public sector actions to attain sustainable competitive advantage for the Province and has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Lions Gate Entertainment since 2001.

Previous Outstanding Achievement Awards Recipients

 

2015

Individual Award

Danny Virtue

2013

Individual Award

David Nutter

2012

Group, Company or Association Award

IATSE 891

2011

Individual Award

Neal G. Clarance

2009

Individual Award

Jacob Rupp



Individual Award

Brad Wright & Robert C. Cooper

2008

Individual Award

Warren Carr

2007

Individual Award

Terry David Mulligan



Group, Company or Association Award

Insight Film Studios

2006

Individual Award

Babz Chula



Group, Company or Association Award

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association

2005

Individual Award

Bob Scarabelli



Group, Company or Association Award

The British Columbia Film Commission

2004

Individual Award

John Juliani



Group, Company or Association Award

The Union of British Columbia Performers

2003

Individual Award

Shelley Gillen


Group, Company or Association Award

The British Columbia Council of Film Unions

2002

Individual Award

Crawford Hawkins



Group, Company or Association Award

Women in Film & Video Vancouver

2001

Individual Award

Dianne Neufeld



Group, Company or Association Award

CBC Television - British Columbia

2000

Individual Award

Michael Francis



Group, Company or Association Award

The Pacific Centre of the National Film Board

1999

Individual Award

Daryl Duke



Group, Company or Association Award

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