Garry Charny — Executive Producer
With a background in corporate advi-sory, finance, theatre and the law, Garry was responsible for the merger of April Films and Macquarie Film and Television to create April Entertainment—of which he is a major shareholder. He was instru-mental in establishing and implement-ing The April Babcock & Brown Movie Joint Venture with leading investment bank Babcock & Brown—currently the pre-eminent private equity financier of feature films in Australia.

He is Executive Chairman of April Films and a principal of Wolseley Corporate and Media, a leading Sydney- based corporate advisory house. In that role he has been responsible for advising on and investing in numer-ous media transactions including the building and running of the (now pub-licly listed) Macquarie Radio Network, the start-up of Macquarie Film and Television, the takeover bid for the Brisbane Broncos Football Franchise and Ecomm—a General Electric joint venture in Australia. Prior to that, he practised for over a decade as a Sydney barrister specialising in commercial and equity work. Garry is a former director of Belvoir Street Theatre Limited and owner of Charny Green Productions whose productions include the award-winning “Gertrude Stein and a Companion” (starring Miriam Margolyes and Pamela Rabe) and “The Venetian Twins” (starring Drew Forsythe and Dennis Olsen). He has produced and directed extensively for the stage and executive produced many hours of television. Garry’s other passion is horse racing and breeding and for some years he was involved with the internationally renowned Strawberry Hill Stud. He currently owns Belannah Stud and has been a director of Australia’s leading racehorse auction house, Magic Millions Sales.

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