October 25, 2011 – December Media has been named as one of four Australian companies to receive significant investment through the third round of Screen Australia’s Enterprise program. The news closely follows December’s recent announcement of a major new A$15m co-production financing deal struck with Australia-based MFM Investment Management.
December Media’s CEO Tony Wright says: “The Enterprise funding supports our capacity to expand the company for the long-term. Combined with the funds from the MFM investment deal, we’re now in a very strong position going forward to grow our drama, factual and 3D/giant screen slates and to increase our production turnover each year.”
The first phase of the company’s expansion is already well underway. Jeanie Davison has recently been appointed as December’s Head of Factual, overseeing the documentary and factual series slate for both domestic and international markets.
Attending their first international market as December Media (after the recent re-branding from December Films), she, Tony Wright and Head of Production & Drama George Adams enjoyed a very successful MIPCOM in Cannes, pitching a strong slate of new factual, drama and 3D projects.
They are now in talks with a number of international companies about future series and co-productions. Previously Tony had been in Austin, Texas at the Giant Screen Cinema Association market with Manager of Giant Screen Business, Stephen Amezdroz where the trailer for the new 3D Imax film Hidden Universe was successfully screened to a full house.