Tony Hollingsworth is a key world figure in the use of popular culture as a campaign tool for causes. He has produced nine of the world’s largest global broadcast events plus documentaries, films, concerts, festivals, CDs and DVDs. His productions have profiled important issues and raised over $21m for causes including Amnesty International, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Red Cross, the Anti-Apartheid Movement and children’s charities in Southern Africa, India and Mexico.
He has worked with more than 200 major artists from Bob Dylan to Ravi Shankar, from Denzel Washington to Natalie Portman, from Wole Soyinka to Keith Haring, and almost all of the world’s major broadcasters from the BBC to Gostelaradio, from CBS to Globo, from SABC to NHK. His work has been supported by governments, major corporations and UN agencies and been attended by heads of state and royalty.
Tony Hollingsworth’s most renowned productions are two landmark global broadcast events for Nelson Mandela in 1988 and 1990. The first removed the title ‘terrorist’ from most news channels around the world and called for his release; the second celebrating it and asking for sustained political pressure until free elections.
Tony is presently closing the finance for the Listen Campaign which will use the power of creative artists, the media and creative industries to campaign for the needs and rights of the world’s disadvantaged children, aiming to deliver over a decade $2.4bn of communications, $1-2bn of grants, and develop a pro-active global community of 35 million people.
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