AMR Managing Director, Jonathan Ford comments “Fiona has been an integral part of building the success of Flame Media. As we move forward and Abacus Media Rights develops and integrates the Flame business, we are delighted that she will be joining us to help further develop producer relations in the region.”
Fiona Gilroy adds “I am very excited to be able to continue my relationship with the great producers in Australia and New Zealand who contributed to the Flame Media catalogue over the past 10 years. The calibre of content coming from this region is second to none. It’s also wonderful to see the existing Flame catalogue benefiting from the renewed vigour of being part of Abacus Media Rights and the combined Abacus Flame sales team, and I fully expect that new content from ANZ will find a fabulous home in the AMR catalogue.”
Fiona Gilroy has built and managed international content sales businesses for Film Australia and SBS and has worked as a consultant in the industry for over 30 years. Fiona was a board member of the AIDC from 2014 to 2020, serving as Co-Chair for 5 years, and was a member of the AIDC Advisory Committee for the 2021 conference.
The recent acquisition of Flame Media increases AMR’s TV library offering to 4,750 hours of programming and new titles include Outback Truckers and Outback Opal Hunters from Prospero Productions, The Moors Murders from MAP TV, and Life in Colour with David Attenborough from Humble Bee Films and SeaLight Pictures, with new titles in production including New Zealand from a Train by Making Movies and Ningaloo with Tim Winton by Artemis Productions. These will join hit AMR programmes including Sort Of, Vikings: The Rise And Fall, Four Hours At The Capitol, The Missing Children, This Is Joan Collins, Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell, The Masked Singer, and Evolve.