Gravity Media, the live broadcast facility and production services firm, has appointed Fiona Burton as Head of Post Production in the UK.
Burton most recently held the position of Head of Post Production and Engineering for EMEA at A+E Networks in London. During her five years at A+E Networks she was on the team responsible for launching a number of TV channels, she also migrated the company to AWS; 26 channels and 330 affiliates, in 20 languages in a very tight time frame.
During COVID-19, Burton set up a remote operation from the beginning of the lockdown, with 100% coverage of production staff. She has led projects to automate and streamline operational workflows, including rolling out a more efficient bookings system and software. She was also behind an edit solution for A+E’s creative producers, which provided a layer of DR to their on-prem system.
More recently, Burton automated A+E’s short-form graphics workflow and preliminary testing for the new IMF industry standard.
Burton will work closely with MD Ed Tischler and the senior team to nurture all client relationships and production workflows and to deliver projects across all departments.
Her appointment follows on from the recent hire of Meryl McLaren from BBC Studioworks. as Director, Media Services and Facilities who joined earlier this year to oversee the post-production and broadcast rental offering within the EMEA region.
Ed Tischler says: “Fiona has worked with lots of our most important clients on some of their largest productions. We are therefore looking forward to Fiona expanding our EMEA business.”
Fiona Burton says: “I am looking for-ward to growing our post production offering, as well as build out our key client relationships, brand aware-ness and global leading industry reputation”.
Gravity House on London’s Frith Street has 44 editing and online multi-use suites.
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