Mr. Gary Carter COO - Fremantle Media
Creative Industries - Keynote Speech
How media adapts to the new challenges of the digital age
About Mr. Gary Carter
Gary Carter is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FremantleMedia and a member of the FremantleMedia Operating Board. He is also Chief Creative Officer of the company's experimental cross platform division FMX.
As COO, Carter has responsibility for all the central operational functions at FremantleMedia, with the exception of Finance. These functions include Strategy and Business Development, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, and Legal and Business Affairs. He also heads up Creative Networks, a division combining the Worldwide Drama and Worldwide Entertainment departments of FremantleMedia. The division secures formats in all genres for the FremantleMedia group worldwide through acquisition and development and is also responsible for the roll-out of entertainment and drama formats through FremantleMedia's worldwide production network.
As Chief Creative Officer for FremantleMedia Cross Platforms (FMX), Carter oversees the creative development of entertainment formats and brands for the increasingly important mobile, broadband, games consoles and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) platforms.
Carter joined FremantleMedia Worldwide Entertainment in January 2005, having been a consultant for the company since August 2003. Prior to setting up his own consulting business, he was Executive Director, Programme Affairs, at Endemol Entertainment International for five years, responsible for the roll-out of its key programme brands. Before joining Endemol, he was International Business Manager for Planet 24 Productions and a literary agent for Roger Hancock for almost 10 years. He trained as an actor at the University of Cape Town.