Greg Basser
Australia

Greg
Basser

Consultant

A former lawyer, Basser was with Village Roadshow for nearly 20 years until the announcement in October that he was stepping down and former Sony TV topper Steve Mosko was taking over the role. When private equity firms Vine Alternative Investments and Falcon Investment Advisors took a majority stake in VREG last year, Basser said he looked forward to taking the company to the next level. That made him less dependent on its slate financing deal with Warner Bros., as evidenced by Perfect Village venture in China, designed to develop world-class local film and TV productions. And produce they did, bringing the Jackie Chan film “Bleeding Steel” to the Sydney Opera House rooftop and greenlighting the $40 million China co-production “The Whistleblower,” to name just two.

 

Career

  • Village Roadshow Pictures
  • Village Roadshow Limited
  • Thomson Geer

Education

  • Macquarie University (Australia)
  • Monash University (Australia)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Q&A

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

“Always try to view yourself as others do and make sure you always give back.”

What or who inspires you?

“Personally - my family Professionally - as an industry we create content primarily to help make people's lives better. It is fabulous to sit in a theatre or stadium and know that one of the films we have produced in that year has somehow helped every person there - whether it be intellectually, emotionally or just to entertain and help them cope with their lives.”

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