Also coming to the Media Parents CV Event on October 7th is Steve Wynne, Joint MD of Rival Media.
Steve Wynne is an award winning executive producer with over 15 years of production experience in television, radio and emerging technologies.
Steve’s career in the media started at the age of 15, when he became a presenter for his local ILR station in Wrexham, UK. His move from radio to television came in 1994 when he joined Orbit in Italy – the world’s first digital international television network broadcasting to over 30 countries across the Middle East, Africa & Europe. During his three years at Orbit he produced over 200 hours of original music, kids and entertainment programming.
On return to the UK, Steve worked at Channel 5 and Buena Vista Television. In 1999 he became a producer of the phenomenally successful series SMTVand CD:UK, hosted by Ant & Dec and Cat Deeley. That year, the show won a RTS Award & two BAFTAs, setting a new standard for Saturday morning television.
In 2000 Steve was appointed Executive Producer at The Disney Channel where he led a team of 40, producing factual, entertainment, sports, music and live programming for a variety of broadcasters including Sky One, Five and the international Walt Disney Television network.
During his time at Disney, Steve produced the BAFTA Award winning show The Disney Channel Kids Awards 2000 and the BAFTA Award winning series Star Ticket Active in 2003. In 2004 he was executive producer of another BAFTA nominated show, Madabout. He also notched up three further New York Festival Finalist Awards and was named a Broadcast ‘Hot Shot’.
In 2005, Steve joined Warner Brothers International Television as Director of Production. Whilst at Warner Brothers, he was responsible for the development, production and supervision of all Warner television formats created outside the US. Genres ranged from sitcoms to reality, from factual to entertainment. He rolled out ABC’s The Bachelor internationally and was at the forefront of WB’s move into scripted formats such as Perfect Strangers, Suddenly Susan and Full House.
Steve has been a vocal supporter of Media Parents since its inception, and spoke up for parents and flexible working at our first ever meeting at BAFTA in June. Rival Media works flexibly with freelancers and parents where it can, so please do approach Steve. With some caution.
The Media Parents CV Event is in north London on October 7th from 5 – 7pm. Please contact us at http://www.mediaparents.co.uk to reserve your place.