Anthony is a media and arts producer, strategist and consultant. As CEO of Magic Lantern Productions, he has BAFTA, RTS and Peabody awards to his name. His credits include FourDocs (C4), Dr Who, Top Gear and many others (BBC) and web, mobile, TV, games and strategy projects for numerous clients around the world. He currently spends most of his time working on Scenario Two Ltd, his commercial theatre venture with John Berry CBE.
Anthony holds a specially created Chair in Creative Industries at Ulster University and has previously been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Ulster, Bournemouth and Oxford. He is a Member of the Circle of Cultural Fellows at King’s College, London and sits on the Arts and Humanities Research Council where he is currently Chair of the £80m Creative Industries Clusters Programme.
He is also a trustee of the Crafts Council and continues to chair the board of the internationally renowned artists group, Blast Theory. Previously, he has chaired the Board of Lighthouse, Brighton’s digital culture agency, been a trustee of English National Opera, a Member of the Content Board of Ofcom and a Gambling and National Lottery Commissioner. Anthony is a former new media columnist at The Guardian. He was awarded the OBE in 2008 for services to media and the creative industries.