Tony Kaye has begun a major overhaul of his commercials-making
interests after the departure of a management tier of the K Media
The joint managing directors, Graham Collis and David Wardlaw, as well
as the commercials director, Steve Lepley, all resigned last month
following discussions over the future direction of the company. Kaye has
pledged to take time out from his career in feature films to spend ’one
week in four or five’ in London to help fill the vacuum, and to act as a
’helper’ to the 15 commercials directors on his books.
’I felt I had to come back and take a hands-on role because, although
we’re very much into diversifying the activities of the company, we felt
they as management were not looking after what we considered to be the
core of the company - its commercials production,’ Kaye said.
But Lepley claimed: ’They (Kaye and his wife, Eugenia) are not
comfortable in areas outside commercials.’
The trio are now advising other production companies.