Digital Broadcast Power List-Tony Orsten
Academy Award-winning TV director Tony Orsten, CEO of Abu Dhabi’s twofour54 media precinct, is charged with nurturing the future of Arab content creation.
The fruit of his and his colleagues’ labour will not be clearly visible for several more years. Despite this, twofour54 has already played a major role in shaping the regional media landscape.
Hundreds of new jobs have been created both internally and within the organisations that have moved into the media production precinct over the course of the past 12 months.
“After 30 years of saying take, take, take, I can give it all back to the people here, and hopefully they can benefit and prosper. The young people here have a fabulous opportunity and hopefully we can play a key role in helping them achieve their goals,” says Orsten.
With a background in new media platforms and content production – including programming aimed specifically at young people – Orsten is well-placed to develop an environment in which young Arab talents are provided with the skillsets to excel in the digital media age.