Gentle Giant Media Group was founded by screen industry veteran Greg Basser to promote film and television production in Australia. We partner with major studios & independent producers to match projects with creative and technical talent in Australia, co–producing for both film & TV.
As Chairman and CEO of Gentle Giant Media Group, Greg combines over 30 years’ experience in the media and entertainment industry with powerful international business, commercial, and legal expertise in Australia, the U.S., China, the U.K., Europe and South–East Asia.
Gentle Giant Media also acts as a financial mediator for creative visionaries and specifically seeks out projects best suited for production in Australia. We are experts at leveraging our extensive networks across Hollywood, Australia and China and also engage in co-production and co-financing to produce films for global audiences.
Prior to founding Gentle Giant, Mr Basser co–founded and ran Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (VREG), one of the world’s leading independent global feature film entertainment companies. As Chief Executive Officer of VREG, Greg was instrumental in the company’s birth, growth and commercially successful expansion into the business of financing and producing Hollywood films.
Under Greg’s leadership, Village Roadshow Pictures produced 101 Hollywood films with Global Box Office receipts in excess of US$19 billion. 91 of those films were in partnership with Warner Bros. and 13 were Australian–produced titles including the Matrix Trilogy, Happy Feet, Happy Feet 2, Legends of the Guardians, The Great Gatsby, Mad Max Fury Road and San Andreas.
In 2011 Greg founded Village Roadshow Pictures Asia (VRPA) & co–founded Perfect Village, a joint venture with VRPA, Perfect World and Endeavor Content. Perfect Village produces films in Chinese as co–productions with Chinese companies for release in China, the latest of which is the hotly anticipated The Whistle Blower, the largest Australian–Chinese official co–production in Victoria’s history. The Whistle Blower was produced by Greg Basser in partnership with legendary Hong Kong producer Bill Kong and is due for release December 2019.
The establishment of Gentle Giant Media Group reflects Greg’s commitment to supporting the next generation of Australian filmmakers as well as the Australian film industry more generally through his professional and philanthropic activities and active promotion of cross border co–productions in Australia.