Klinger has written three published books, including two novels, “Under God’s Table” and “The Butterfly Boy”; also “The Who and I”. In the last two years he was commissioned to write five film screenplays, a play, “A Tired Heart and the Big C” plus his musical play, “The Show Must Go On” for which he wrote the book. It goes into development this winter.
Tony is a Writer and Film Maker with internationally acclaimed award-winning work that has been widely recognized and honoured, most recently winning The Lifetime Achievement Award at the Romford Film Festival.
He has a proven track record of leading large teams of filmmakers and academics to outstanding results. Combining a visionary creative philosophy with world-class production and technical skills, Tony has strong leadership abilities and a truly passionate desire to effectively communicate with and inspire as wide an audience as possible. He has managed teams of several hundred people and controlled multi million Pound budgets.
Tony's career experience has been vast, varied and fascinating. He is a highly entertaining Public Speaker, recounting stories of how he has built his career in the creative industries and the inspiration his life has given. He strongly believes in creativity, originality and authenticity.
Here is a little more info about who Tony is:
At school in the UK Tony won two national prizes from writing competitions and with some pals ran a successful underground school magazine. By the age of 18 Tony was making his own small professional films that received wide public distribution. 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” and many more. Over a distinguished, award-winning career Tony served as company President or Chief Executive for media companies in the UK and USA
Tony later worked in partnership with his father, the legendary film producer, Michael Klinger, who made such films as “Get Carter” “Repulsion” “Cul-de-Sac” and worked together with him on “Gold” “Shout at the Devil” and “Rachel’s Man”. His documentary tribute to his father, "The Man Who Got Carter", had its first screening at the Romford Film Festival in Novemeber 2018. Tony also made films such as “Full Circle”. He knows what it’s like to work with stars having done so with people like Jack Nicholson, Peter Ustinov, Lee Marvin, Sir John Gielgud, Roger Moore, Deep Purple, Barbara Parkins, The Who, Peter Finch, Susannah York, Michael Caine and many others.
Tony has led more than a hundred productions ranging from documentaries to cinema feature films and TV movies of the week in various leading roles in more than thirty countries. He also went on to become a hugely successful university academic, serving as a lecturer and Programme Leader at the Bournemouth Film School and Course Director, then Visiting Fellow at the Northern Film School and Director of the Media Production Centre. Tony then headed up two other Directorates at the University of East London. Tony has served on many international boards, such as the Association of Media Practice Educators (AMPE) as National Secretary.
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