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Tony has an international reputation as a company leader
and hands-on executive and has served on many international boards, such as the Association of Media
Practice Educators (AMPE) as National Secretary. As an academic he won many awards, including as a
leading member of the team that won the Queen’s Award for Education while filling various senior roles
at The Bournemouth Film School, The Northern Film School and as Director of the Media Production
Centre at The University of East London.
Tony was born in London. Whilst still at school he won two national first prizes from sponsored
writing competitions and together with some pals ran a successful underground school magazine called
Fanfare. Between the ages of 18 and 21 Tony was making his own small professional films that received
wide public distribution. Other than many productions that he was responsible for such as “The Festival
Game” which was the second most played documentary in British cinemas and “Extremes” that was
selected as “Outstanding Film of the Year at the London Film Festival”. Tony also worked in media
management as he honed his international expertise.
Klinger worked on the iconic TV series “The Avengers” and in the following years wrote and/ or
produced films all over the world such as “The Kids are Alright”, “Deep Purple Rises Over Japan”,
“The Butterfly Ball”, “Gold”, “Shout at the Devil” and many more. His history includes working with a
wide range of international stars such as Michael Caine, The Who, Roger Moore, Deep Purple and many
others.
Over a distinguished award-winning career Tony served as company President or Chief Executive for
several media production, sales and distribution companies both in the UK and USA.