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|Born||29 January 1950|
|Occupation||Writer, film-maker, international executive, academic|
Tony Klinger (born 29 January 1950) is a British film-maker, author and media executive. He began his career as Assistant Director on The Avengers in the 1960s,directed several rockumentaries and headed media companies both in the UK and the USA.
Klinger is the son of film producer Michael Klinger, with whom he worked on the film Get Carter (1971) starring Michael Caine.
Born in Hackney Salvation Army Hospital, Klinger decided at the age of nine, that he wanted to be a film-maker.Whilst at school, Klinger won prizes from sponsored writing competitions and, together with some pals, ran an underground school magazine called Fanfare at his secondary school, Harrow High. By the age of 18, Klinger was already both developing scripts and producing small professional films.
In 2020 www.gonzopublishers.compublished the second editions of "The Butterfly Boy" and "The Who and I", which was formerly entitled "Twilight of the Gods" while also being the home for his other novel, "Under God's Table". For further information about Tony's work both present and future his agent is Evelynne Ralph-Larner M: +44(0)7752 608691 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org www.esrlag.com
During 2019 Tony produced and directed the documentary film, "Solo2Darwin"with Paul Martin and also served as Executive Producer on another feature-length documentary "Sisters".
Tony Klinger was awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award at the Romford Film Festival on 28 May 2018.His film about his late father, "The Man Who Got Carter" is to premiere on 3 November. 2018
Tony Klinger is now also a public speaker giving talks, speeches or lectures on a variety of themes.
Klinger launched his new company "GGG" a film making fun opportunity for all sections of society who want a quick film making opportunity and "Give-Get-Go" a Community Outreach Projectto facilitate training, education and fun for all sections of society who want to have film making experiences of every type.
Klinger's novel, "Under God's Table" was published in May 2017.His play, "A Tired Heart & The Big C" premiered in 2015
He has worked in a variety of media roles, including diverse positions in television as an Assistant Director, and then editor, straight through to increasingly senior production roles on action-adventure films such as Gold (1974) and Shout at the Devil (1976). Klinger also made rock films, documenting Deep Purple "Deep Purple Riser Over Japan" and "The Butterfly Ball" and The Who, including The Kids Are Alright (1979). Klinger's book, Twilight of the Gods, recalling the making of the film The Kids Are Alright, was published in 2009–10.Klinger was appointed Chief Judge for the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition for 2017–2018.
In 2010, Klinger launched bCreative,a social networking website for those who wish to work in the creative arts.
2008 saw Klinger premiere his film Full Circle.
Until the end of 2006, Klinger was Chief Executive of production-company, agency, and content creators, TLMH.
Klinger has also served as a lecturer for their undergraduate programmes and Course Director for the Kickstart course which he had created and was Course Leader for the MA Film Production and BA Foundation Degree courses at the Northern Film Schools, and was The Director of the Media Production Centreat the University of East London.
In 2012 Klinger directed music videos for Honest John Plain featuring The Pretenders, Hanoi Rocks and Mott the Hoople amongst others. He also shot all the material for the upcoming psychic stars, Hide & Peel who are soon to hit the circuit in both the United States and UK. Completing his novels Noah's Table and The Butterfly Boy. His documentary film, Mister Producer about his late father, Michael Klinger was screened in 2011.
Klinger has served on international boards, such as his tenure as National Secretary of The Association of Media Practice Educators(AMPE) and The Audition for Hollywood Company. He has also run Film Production courses at the UK's renowned Bournemouth Film School and Northern Film Schools and was Director of the Media Production Centre at the University of East London. He co-founded the Screen Commission Northants and served as Patron of The UK Film School Charity and the NEL Creative and Cultural Strategy Board for where he represented the Digital and Creative Sectors.
Klinger founded www.give-get-go.com in 2016.
Klinger went on to serve as company President or Chief Executive for several media production, sales and distribution companies both in the UK and USA, including Avton Communications & Entertainment Inc.,Small Giant Media Ltd. and Production TLMH Ltd.
2020 The Butterfly Boy (second edition including new material)
2018 "The Who and I"- The second edition with updates of "Twilight of the Gods"
|2017||"Under God's Table" – Writer – May 2017|
|2011||"The Butterfly Boy" – A novel published early 2013|
|2009||"Twilight of the Gods" A book about making the film " The Kids are Alright " with The Who rock group.|
first published in hardback in 2009
|In progress |
"Solo2Darwin" "Sisters" In post The Man Who Got Carter: a feature documentary (director, writer) about the life and work of British Film producer, Michael Klinger, who made films such as Get Carter.
2017 Never Listen To Rumours; three music videos & a documentary featuring John Plain for Cubit Records, London.
|2011||The Man Who Got Carter: a documentary about the life and work of the British Film producer, Michael Klinger, who made films such as Get Carter.|
|2009||Twilight of the Gods a book written by Klinger about his making the Who movie, The Kids are Alright.|
Full Circle; feature-length documentary (co-producer and director) by Tony Klinger and Arnon Manor.
|2008||Full Circle: feature-length documentary (co-producer and director) by Tony Klinger and Arnon Manor – released.|
Screenplays: Closed Circuit, and 4Kicks in production 2012–13.
|1999||Short films: Wolf in an Arran Sweater; Toy; Justified Technophone; Fish Supper; Dunroamin (executive producer).|
|1998||Oceans documentary for Canadian TV (directed London section).|
Make Your Mark (series of 3), TV (executive producer).
|1997||Bournemouth Town Centre, documentary (executive producer).|
|1994–95||President of Production at 'start-ups' of TECC and GPTV: responsible for formatting all production plans. |
Media consultant for various overseas financial institutions.
|1993||Screenplays: Silent Footsteps, and Masterpiece developed for international film and television.|
|1990||TV feature documentary Angels on Horseback for Sky TV (executive producer).|
|1999||Make the Grade (series of 6), with Longman Books for Entertainment UK (executive producer).|
|1998||Make Your Mark (series of 4) for video sell through (executive producer).|
|1987||You Can (series of 9), TV ( executive producer).|
|1986||Starsigns (series of 12), TV (director/producer).|
|1986–1996||Formed AVTON, an American PLC, which made a wide range of film, television and video production.|
|1985||Electric Sound Sandwich, music video, (producer/director/writer).|
Promo Man, music video (director/writer).
|1984||Rock of Ages, music video (director/writer).|
|1983||Galway Plays Mancini, TV/music video (director/writer).|
|1981||Riding High, feature film, (producer).|
The Kids Are Alright, music video/documentary with The Who (producer/co-writer).
|1978||Nobody's Business, music video (director).|
|1977||One of the Boys, music video (producer/director).|
|1976||Shout at the Devil, feature film with Roger Moore and Lee Marvin (line producer)|
The Making of a Giant, documentary (producer/director).
|1975||Deep Purple Rises Over Japan, music video, TV (director/producer).|
|1974||Gold, feature film with Roger Moore (assistant producer).|
Rachel's Man dir. Moshe Mizrahi (line producer)
|1973||Barcelona Kill UK, feature film (associate producer).|
|1970–72||Extremes, co-producer, director, writer: a feature-length documentary about youth drug addiction. Won Outstanding Picture of the Year Award from the London Film Festival.|
|1971||The Last Crop, documentary (London Director).|
|1968||Co-produced, directed and wrote Mr J, a documentary.|
|1969||Co-produced, directed and wrote The Festival Game, documentary on the Cannes Film Festival which remains one of the most widely released documentary films in the history of British Cinema.|
|1966–67||Assistant Director on The Avengers television series. |
Unit Manager making specialised films for the British Ministry of Defence.
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