People: Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (LGF.N)
24 Jun 2016
Mr. Arthur Evrensel is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Since September 2001. He has been one of the most influential and successful investors in the media and entertainment industry since 1971. This professional experience and deep understanding of the media and entertainment sector makes Mr. Crawford a valuable member of our Board. Mr. Evrensel is a founding partner of the law firm of Michael, Evrensel & Pawar LLP, which was formed in February 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Evrensel was a partner with the law firm of Heenan Blaikie LLP from 1992 until February 2014. Mr. Evrensel is a leading counsel in entertainment law relating to television and motion picture development, production, financing and distribution, as well as in the areas of new media and video game law. Mr. Evrensel is recognized as one of Canada’s leading entertainment lawyers, including his recognition in the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada published by Lexpert/American Lawyer (since 2002), the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers (since 2002) and The Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White). In 2012, Mr. Evrensel was named Vancouver Best Lawyer of the Year in Entertainment Law. Mr. Evrensel has also been recognized since 2002 in the annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in entertainment law as Most Frequently Recommended. Mr. Evrensel has also published numerous articles on international co-productions and bank financing in the filmed entertainment industry, has lectured at McGill University, University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, and has chaired numerous seminars and conferences on the film and television industry in Canada, the United States, China and England. This expertise, along with his in-depth understanding of our industry and his network in the business and entertainment community provide meaningful leadership for the Board.
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