The Children’s Media Foundation

Anthony Utley

CMF Role - Communications

After studying Drama at Stratford-upon-Avon, Anthony worked in BBC  TV Programme Planning and Presentation, international distribution at BBC Enterprises, then Head of Programme Sales at Central TV.  Anthony was also a Director of animation studio FilmFair.

He later became Head of Acquisitions and Programme Development for Carlton.  Ten years on he moved back to the BBC to become Director of Television Distribution.  In 2005 Anthony was appointed Managing Director of Cosgrove Hall Films, the iconic animation studio.  In 2010 he became CEO of LiveFrame Studios based in Manchester.  Anthony has worked in TV for 35 years and is passionate about the urgent need to protect the supply of high quality indigenous programming for younger audiences.  He has served as producer, executive producer and presenter at a number of Children's Media Conference events. For the CMF Executive Committee he heads the Communications Working Group. Anthony is a full voting member of BAFTA and the Royal Television Society.

Executive Group