Fiona Burton joins Gravity Media as Head of Post Production in the UK

Gravity Media has appointed Fiona Burton as Head of Post Production in the UK. Gravity Media continues to add to the world leading team of talent as part of the recent rebrand changes, and are thrilled to appoint Fiona Burton to head up the Gravity Post Production offering.

Fiona Burton

Source: Gravity Media

Her appointment follows on from the recent important hire of Meryl McLaren as Director, Media Services and Facilities who joined earlier this year so as to oversee the post-production and broadcast rental offering within the EMEA region fresh from BBC Studioworks.

Fiona has over 20 years of experience working in the TV and film production and post production industry. She 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 numerous TV channels by way of harnessing the right talent and technology, she also migrated the company to AWS; 26 channels and 330 affiliates, in 20 languages in a very tight time frame.

During COVID-19 she was instrumental in a decision to move to a wholly virtual production environment to adapt to the changing circumstances. Fiona set up the remote operation from the beginning of the lockdown, with 100% coverage of production staff fundamentally changing the team setup with minimal disruption to established workflows. She has led numerous projects to automate and streamline operational workflows, including rolling out a more efficient bookings system and software, and helping champion a new channel management system. 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, she automated A+E’s short-form graphics workflow and preliminary testing for the new IMF industry standard.

An expert in post-production, Fiona’s experience has allowed her to amass a skillset and character perfectly suited to her new role as Head of Post Production at Gravity Media. She has a deep and intuitive level of technical expertise coupled with a clear and accurate understanding of media workflows which will allow Gravity Media to further become a world class partner to clients within the post-production and entertainment markets.

Fiona will form a fundamental part of the business working closely with MD Ed Tischler, and the Senior Team to nurture all client relationships, production workflows, as well as ensuring the highest level of experience working with Gravity Media delivering projects across all departments.






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