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Steve Vizard (1956– )
Steve Vizard was born in Melbourne in 1956 where he studied arts and law at Melbourne University. He worked as a lawyer in Australia and overseas for ten years before moving into film and television.
He set up and led Artist Services, an award-winning production house which has made television programs such as `Fast Forward', `Full Frontal' and `Seachange'. He was the President of the Screen Producers Guild and a Director of Film Australia and the Australian Children's Television Foundation. He is the President of the Council of Trustees for the National Gallery of Victoria.
In 1991 he started the Vizard Foundation, which provides money and assistance for the arts, education and people in need. He has been a Director and Patron for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, World Vision, the Alannah and Madeline Foundation and the Addiction Research Foundation among others.
In 1998, Steve was an elected delegate from Victoria to the Constitutional Convention. He wrote a book about the convention called Two Weeks in Lilliput.
Steve Vizard was awarded an Order of Australia in 1997 as well as the Melvin Jones Fellowship for community work.