Armistead Maupin
Derek Jarman
(Movies & TV)
Euston Films
(Media and Entertainment)
Thames Television
(Media and Entertainment)

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Antony Root

Knowledge Identifier: +Antony_Root


Antony Root

Award-winning television executive and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1954.

Countries: United Kingdom (57%), United States (29%), (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Armistead Maupin, Derek Jarman, Euston Films

Linked to: Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club, Christ's College, Cambridge, King's College, Cambridge, Marlborough College




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Antony Root was born in 1954 add something


In 1984 he was recruited by Euston Films, a subsidiary of Thames Television, as its Development Executive where his credits included "Capital City", "Bellman and True" and the miniseries "The Fear", which he co-produced add something


In 1989 he joined Working Title Television as Head of Production where he produced "Lorna Doone" , Derek Jarman's "Edward II" and Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" add something


In 1998 he became the first Granada executive tasked with developing and producing drama for broadcasters outside the United Kingdom add something


In 1999 he transferred to Los Angeles and assumed the additional role of SVP, Movies and Miniseries at Granada Entertainment USA where his credits as executive producer included "The Great Gatsby" and "Princess of Thieves" add something


In 2005 he returned to the UK to take up the position of Senior Vice President, European Production, for Sony Pictures Television add something


In this role, which he held until December 2009, he was responsible for all SPT's development and production in the European region including the management of its wholly owned and joint venture entities in six countries add something


His assignments included advising independent production companies on their international growth strategies and serving as Director of Industry Week at the RomaFictionFest in 2010 and 2011 add something


From January 2010 to October 2011 he again worked as an international consultant and executive producer add something


From September 2010 to October 2011 he served as CEO of 8th Floor Productions, a UK-based drama development and production company focusing on television fiction designed for the international market add something


In October 2011 he took up the position of Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, at HBO Central Europe add something