Anthony Lilley, Chief Executive, Magic Lantern Productions
Anthony Lilley is Chief Executive of Magic Lantern Productions, an award-winning interactive media production company specialising in content for broadband and multiplatform media. Established in 1996, the company’s clients include Channel 4, BBC, BT, Tiscali, Nigella Lawson’s Pabulum Productions, UKTV, Telewest, Discovery, C21 Media, the UK Film Council, NESTA, the DTI, the DfES, Skillset, The Tate Modern and PACT. Anthony is Executive Producer and co-creator of Channel 4’s FourDocs (www.channel4.com/fourdocs
). Anthony has experience of television and corporate video production and previously worked in theatre production as a lighting designer, producer and director having taken a degree in law.
Anthony is Vice-Chairman of PACT (www.pact.co.uk
) and Chair of its Interactive Media Policy Group. He is a member of the Executive and Advisory Council of the Broadband Stakeholders’ Group and a Working Group Chairman of the DCMS/DTI Creative Industries IP Forum as well as a member of the Advisory Boards of NESTA Futurelab, the IPPR Intellectual Property Project and the Board of Directors of iCommons (http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/5700
In 2002-3 he was Chair of the UK Digital Content Forum. He advises the DTI on broadband content and innovation, the DfES on the future of public service broadcasting, and has previously advised the DCMS and the Cabinet Office and assisted OFCOM in its reviews of Public Service Broadcasting and Television Production. He has participated in numerous conferences in the UK and internationally including chairing the UK-China ICT Summit in Beijing in 2004. Anthony has written for the Financial Times, Broadcast Magazine and Televisual, is Contributing Editor of FutureMedia Magazine and is a regular new media columnist on The Guardian newspaper. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, married and lives in Lewes, East Sussex, England.