Tony Klinger


Film-maker, production executive, director, screenwriter and academic in the UK and US

Tony has just premiered his film Full Circle and is now readying several more films for production including The Man Who Got Carter about his late father, Michael Klinger. Until the end of 2006, Tony was Chief Executive of production-company, agency, and content creators, TLMH. Tony has an international reputation as a company leader, hands-on production executive, writer, producer and director.

Tony has served on many international boards, such as the Association of Media Practice Educators (AMPE) and The Audition for Hollywood Company.
Tony was born in Hackney, London. Whilst still at school Tony won two national first prizes from sponsored writing competitions and together with some pals ran a successful underground school magazine called Fanfare.
By the age of 18 Tony was making his own small professional films that received public distribution.
Presently Tony has a couple of films in development and his internet business and service, launched in 2008.


2004-6 Ten awards for his company work at TLMH. 2000 (Northern Film School) 9 Fuji Film Scholarship Awards including: Best Production, Most Commercial Film, Best Direction, 10 Kodak Commercial Prizes, The Queens Anniversary Award for Education 1998-1999 (Bournemouth Film School), The San Sebastian Award for The Kids are Alright, The London Film Festival for Extremes. (More award information available on request)


In progress: Full Circle (2008): feature length documentary (co-producer and director) by Tony Klinger and Arnon Manor released January 2008.

Screenplays: Closed Circuit, and 4Kicks in production 2008-9. Death and Taxes. The Man Who Got Carter: a documentary about the life and work of British Film producer, Michael Klinger, who made films such as Get Carter.

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, and 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).

Electric Sky, music video (director).

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).

Butterfly Ball, feature film with Deep Purple, Twiggy and Vincent Price (producer/director/writer).

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 Manger making specialized films for the British Ministry of Defence.
Production Assistant for Sportsweek segments (ATV). Freelance work as assistant editor BBC.

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