Tony Orsten is an award-winning television director, businessman and successful chief executive, advisor and mentor. Tony has earned a formidable reputation working within the UK and international media industry for over 40 years. With experience with working with some of the biggest names in International Media under his belt, Tony too held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Abu Dhabi Media Zone Authority overseeing the implementation, growth and development of the first content creation and media support organisation in the Arab world. An acute communicator with an array of skills across media business function, Tony is looking to further his portfolio facilitating businesses to reach their objectives and high levels of success.

CURRENT POSITIONS

Bain & Company Middle East, Inc                  2020-Present

External Advisor

 

Orstenmedia Limited                                                    2012-Present
Director & CEO


Wildseed Studio Limited                                           2012-Present
Director


Sharp Futures Manchester CIC                         2012-Present

Chair & Board Member


Grand Scheme Media Limited                           2012-Present
Director

PREVIOUS COMPANY ROLES

Bullpound Limited                                                               2017-2019

Board Member


Ashridge International Business School    2013-2015
Advisory Board Member

Nesta - Creative Business Mentor Network                     2014-2015
Mentor

 

Next-Gen Skills Academy                                          2013-2016
Advisory Board Member

 

Hopster (Plato Media Limited)                               2014-2016
Board Member

 

London 8 Limited                                                                2012-2016
Director

 

Levon Publishing Limited                                           2018-2019
Director

EXECUTIVE ROLES

The Imaginarium Studios                          2013-2016
CEO
Partnered with founders Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish to create content for the world in TV, Digital VR, AR and Video Game storytelling


twofour54 Abu Dhabi                                             2007-2012
CEO, Executive Director Media Zone Authority Abu Dhabi
Built, launched and ran Arab Region’s first content support and production initiative with offices, production facilities, transmission and training for 3,000+ individuals

PREVIOUS ROLES

Joost UK                                                                                       2006-2007
Head of UK Content


Viacom Inc.                                                                                2005-2006
Managing Director/ Senior Vice President, Comedy Central
 International 

Paramount Pictures Inc                                              1995-2005
Managing Director, Paramount UK Partnership

 

Live TV                                                              1994-1995
Launch Director

 

Planet 24/ Channel 4 UK- The Big Breakfast    1993-1995
Programme Director

 

Chrysalis Group plc
Managing Director- Chrysalis Television Productions    1990-1993
 

London Weekend Television plc                         1984-1990
Senior Programme Director & Head of Post Production

 

TV-AM Limited
Controller Presentation and Programme Director            1982-1984
 

British Forces Broadcasting Service             1977-1982
Radio and Television Presenter in UK, Germany and Gibraltar

CONTACT

+44 7504 010999
tony@orstenmedia.com

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