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Tony Wright

Creative Director and Executive Chairman

Tony Wright is the founder and Executive Chairman of December Media. He is also an award-winning and highly experienced producer and executive producer of documentary, drama and children’s television. He has worked with commercial networks, the ABC and SBS in Australia, as well a range of International broadcasters. Tony brings extensive experience in factual, drama and children’s TV financing and production. His numerous credits include among many others the acclaimed docudrama Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery, hit children’s series Li’l Horrors and Emmy Award winning science documentary Immortal. Tony produced the UK coproduction Mrs Biggs and executive produced five seasons of the top rating The Doctor Blake Mysteries, as well as the Australian produced 3D IMAX movie Hidden Universe and The Search for Life in Space.

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Stuart Menzies

CEO

Stuart is a leading media executive with extensive experience in content creation, executive producing, commissioning, programming and financing. Before joining December Media, Stuart was the Head of Content and Creative Development at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Previously, he was the Controller of ABC2, the network’s younger skewing digital channel, which under his stewardship saw significant audience growth. Stuart has a clear understanding of audience, and combines creativity and strategic thinking to deliver bold, provocative and popular programs and digital content. His understanding of the media landscape, as both a producer and buyer, give him deep knowledge of national and international program financing and distribution models. His early experience in feature film production and producing has given him an enduring appreciation of what it takes to make great content.

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Stephen Amezdroz

Head of Giant Screen

Stephen Amezdroz joined December Media in 2003, after working for over 10 years with Beyond International. His background in high-end documentary series and adult drama made him a perfect addition to the December team. His long experience and understanding of the international marketplace makes him key to the project-financing role within the company. Recently, Stephen has led December’s move into the production and international market place for 3D Giant Screen films by producing the first Australian 3D IMAX film, the space adventure Hidden Universe.

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George Adams

Head of Drama

George Adams has nearly 30 years experience as a film and television producer both in the UK and Australia. He has worked in executive drama roles for the BBC, Carlton Television, Columbia TriStar/Sony, Golden Square Pictures and Granada UK and also acted as a production risk manager for FACB/Cinefinance and co-founded the Australian based Media Risk Management company.

His Australian credits include creating the ABC commissioned drama, Bed of Roses and Executive Producer of Wolf Creek, the most successful “R” rated Australian movie of all time. Since joining December Media he produced the critically acclaimed drama documentary Australia On Trial. In 2012 and 2013 he both created and produced season one, two and three of The Doctor Blake Mysteries and executive produced the UK coproduction Mrs Biggs and the 3D IMAX movie Hidden Universe.

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Monika Gehrt

Financial Manager

Monika has been with December Media for more than 15 years and her knowledge and experience of production accounting and finance is second to none. Monika’s financial control and management across productions and funding mechanism issues is a vital part of December Media’s continued success.