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.


Snafu Pictures Limited                                      2021-Present


Orstenmedia Limited                                                    2012-Present
Director & CEO

Wildseed Studios Limited                                        2012-Present

Sharp Futures Manchester CIC                         2018-Present

Chair & Board Member

Grand Scheme Media Limited                           2012-Present

Grand Scheme Productions Limited         2021-present

Chair & Board Member


Bullpound Limited                                                               2017-2019

Board Member

Ashridge International Business School    2013-2015
Advisory Board Member

Nesta - Creative Business Mentor Network                     2014-2015


Next-Gen Skills Academy                                          2013-2016
Advisory Board Member


Hopster (Plato Media Limited)                               2014-2016
Board Member


London 8 Limited                                                                2012-2016


Levon Publishing Limited                                           2018-2019


The Imaginarium Studios                          2013-2016
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


Joost UK                                                                                       2006-2007
Head of UK Content

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

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


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