Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP | Founding Partner
Stephen has worked in the entertainment industry for over 50 years, starting as a performing artist and songwriter, and continuing as a founding partner in the entertainment law firm Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP.
Longtime Executive Producer of the television series franchise Degrassi, whose latest iteration streams worldwide on Netflix in over 17 languages, Stephen also executive produced the critically acclaimed series Open Heart, Instant Star and The L.A. Complex and their related websites, webisodes, new media and social media initiatives. For nearly twenty years, Stephen was a Director and then Chair of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and Executive Producer of The Juno Awards, Canada’s national music awards show. He has been nominated four times for Primetime Emmy Awards, was inducted into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame in 2011 and is a winner of the Peabody Award He has received 28 nominations for Canadian Screen Awards (formerly the Gemini Awards) and won 14 times.
Currently serving as Chancellor of Trent University, Stephen is also Chair of Orange Lounge Recordings, and a Director of ISAN Canada, the Canadian Retransmission Collective, and the Producers Audiovisual Collective of Canada.
Last year Dundurn Press released his book, Whatever It Takes: Life Lessons from Degrassi and Elsewhere in the World of Music and Television.