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Wellington Lawyer to Present at Asia Pacific Screen Awards


Wellington entertainment lawyer and film producer Michael Stephens has been invited to present at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and Motion Picture Association International Film Financing Forum in Brisbane on 11 December. The APSA MPA Film Financing Forum is part of the APSA Ceremony Week.

Michael Stephens will join leading film and entertainment executives from China and Australia discussing how the screen community can best attract private equity to feature filmmaking in Asia Pacific and develop long-term sustainable finance models that best utilize both private finance and production incentives available across the region.

Michael Stephens said, “While this is an honour personally, it also is a great acknowledgement of the growing reputation of the New Zealand film industry overseas, and in Asia in particular which is of increasing importance to the future of the New Zealand Screen Sector.”


For the Asia Pacific Screen Awards details please see:

About Michael Stephens
Michael Stephens is a leading film & entertainment lawyer. For more than 10 years, he has been an advocate for the New Zealand film & digital entertainment sector, & actively promoted this country’s emerging film makers.
He is the founding principal of Stephens Lawyers & has a personal & professional interest in the future of East/West co-productions, & funding for film, animation & other digital content projects.
Michael’s current interests include acting as a director of a number of New Zealand film & digital entertainment companies, a Member of the NZ Film & Literature Board of Review, & the chairman of the Korean Cinerama Trust New Zealand.
He is also an honorary adviser to the New Zealand/China Film Festivals & an International Delegate for New Zealand of the Shanghai International Film Festival.
Some of the recently completed New Zealand film & media projects Michael has assisted with include the recent documentary Us and the Games Industry, NZ/Korean documentary Moving, NZ/Hong Kong feature film Eternity, I’m not Harry Jenson, District 9, Aftershock, Last of the Living, When Night Falls & Black Sheep. For current IMDB Film Credits see:

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