Pictured L-R: Anastasia Lambetsos, Michael Long, Nanda Gunnink (Managing Director) and Nadia Levy.
Studio Orange has expanded its team to 11 staff and announced their new leadership team. Nadia Levy has joined the team as Business & Account Manager and Anastasia Lambetsos in the role of Head of Film. Both new members bring an incredible, diverse range of experience to their roles which will strengthen Studio Orange’s client offerings.
Studio Orange has also elevated Michael Long to the role of Head of Animation. With nearly a decade of experience in animation production, Long has earned his stripes and a well-deserved reputation in the industry. His journey with Studio Orange began five years ago.
“It’s honestly such an exciting time to be a part of Studio Orange,” says Long. “We’re not just expanding our horizons to embrace larger productions and scripted content, but we’re also laser-focused on elevating the quality of our current creative spaces. As we grow, we’re focussed on hiring and skilling up local WA talent, and that’s translating into even more value for our clients.”
Long’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of animation and his passion for enhancing the creative environment make him the perfect fit to lead Studio Orange’s Animation division.
Lambetsos who heads up Studio Orange’s Film division is highly experienced in production and creative producing; working both locally and internationally for over a decade. Her ‘say yes’ attitude to new opportunities has allowed her to gain a wide range of experiences in overseeing projects from development through to delivery; truly becoming an expert in her field.
She has worked across feature films, television series, advertising campaigns, live streams, branded and social content and everything in between. Recently returning to Perth after five years in London, working with the likes of the BBC, YouTube, UMG, Spotify and Sky on productions across EMEA, the US and APAC regions.
Lambetsos said: “I’m motivated by working with new people on a diverse range of projects. Whether the job is big or small, I prioritise quality, creativity and client satisfaction. I’m a social creature with meticulous attention to detail, so I bring a great balance to my approach when producing.”
Levy has spent several years abroad, working at Bavaria Film Studios in Munich before landing at the BBC in London. Here she set up the now BBC Studio’s Commissioning department and oversaw the commissioning, production and delivery of Factual Entertainment, Entertainment and Format Programming for global audiences.
Since returning to Perth, Levy has worked in a range of creative leadership roles spanning various industries, including arts and entertainment (Perth’s Fringe World Festival), local government (City of Perth’s Arts, Culture and Heritage division), marketing and communications, live events, craft beer brewing, and most recently business management for The Gelo Company.
Levy said: “With the slow but steady increase of investment and opportunity in our local WA screen industry, I’m excited to play a vital role in Studio Orange’s transition from corporate content creation to developing and delivering long-form commercial content. Studio Orange is uniquely positioned; with established film and animation specialist teams in-house, we have a drive and readiness to create live-action and animation content suitable for local and global audiences.”