Chief Operating Officer, FremantleMedia
Gary Carter is chief operating officer of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world, including “American Idol.” Fremantle has leading prime-time drama, entertainment, and factual entertainment programming in over 40 countries worldwide. Carter is a member of Fremantle’s operating board and is also chief creative officer of the company’s experimental cross-platform division FMX, where he oversees the creative development of entertainment formats and brands for mobile, broadband, games consoles, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) platforms. Carter joined FremantleMedia in 2005, having been a consultant for the company since 2003. Prior to setting up his own consulting business, he was executive director of Programme Affairs at Endemol Entertainment International for five years, responsible for the rollout of its key program brands. Before joining Endemol, he was international business manager for Planet 24 Productions and a literary agent for Roger Hancock.