Village Roadshow's Graham Burke to receive MPA Copyright Educator Award

Cinemas News

Graham W. Burke, co-executive chairman, co-chief executive officer and executive director of Village Roadshow Limited, will receive the “MPA Asia-Pacific Copyright Educator” (ACE) Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Dec. 14 at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.

“Graham has made a huge impact in Australia promoting the need for strong copyright to best protect the jobs and work of those in the film and television industry,” stated Andrew Sunshine, president of The Film Expo Group, which manages CineAsia. “We are delighted to partner with the MPA to give this award each year. Our partnership with them continues to recognize those within our industry who are working hard to protect the rights of all filmmakers around the region.”

Burke was appointed CEO of Village Roadshow Limited in 1998 and in 2012 became co-executive chairman and co-CEO. He has been a strategic and creative force behind Village Roadshow’s development, co-founding the Roadshow Distributors division with the late Roc Kirby. Burke has been integral to strategically developing Warner Bros. Movie World and Village Roadshow’s involvement with Sea World as well as ongoing Australian and international film production. 

Burke has also served as chairman of Creative Content Australia (formerly the IP Awareness Foundation) since 2016.