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