Hazel Wright Media

HWM Ltd is a consultancy business specialising in the global distribution of music & arts productions.

From the recent success of high definition recordings HWM has been at the centre of new developments with digital technology and is expanding into other media using these HD recordings to reach people who are interested in experience the arts in other venues and at home on their i-Pads and smart TVs.

Hazel is on the Board of International Music & Media Centre in Vienna and is a member of the BKSTS - International Moving Image Society where she gave the 2008 Bernard Happe Lecture at the National Film Theatre in London about opera on the big screen. HWM is also a member of the Event Cinema Association.

Hazel Wright - HWM Ltd

Golden Prague International Television Festival
In October 2013 Hazel was President of the Jury for the Golden Prague International Television Festival The composition of the Jury was Hazel Wright, Hazel Wright Media, United Kingdom, Arild Erikstad, NRK, Norway, Henk van der Meulen, Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, Netherlands, Reiner Moritz, Poorhouse International, Germany and David Mareček, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Republic

In January 2013 Hazel chaired a session about classical music digital activity at the annual ABO (Association of British Orchestras) Conference in Leeds. Other members of the panel came from Digital Theatre, Royal Opera House, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and a director working within the new digital media business.

Hazel attends the following Media Exhibitions: IMZ Avant Premiere Berlin, Mip TV, IMZ Dance Screen, Mipcom, and Golden Prague TV Festival each year.

 

About Hazel

Hazel has worked in the television industry for many years mostly within the music & arts area. She worked in production for the BBC on documentary, entertainment and performance programmes as well until the early 80s when she moved into the commercial business of investment and distribution of cultural TV properties.

Hazel has also worked with NVC Arts and IMG Artists in the distribution of television properties and for BBC Worldwide internationally and has consulted for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the media distribution company that it owns - Opus Arte on all its commercial activities but specifically in the cinema screenings of opera and ballet productions in High Definition.

Hazel Wright is working with producers in the developing new digital markets as well as the public broadcasters and is currently working with The Space, the Arts Council/BBC collaboration for digital productions in the UK.  In addition Hazel works with many independent producers  licensing their television programmes to broadcasters internationally and has provided consultancy services to Sonostream TV, San Francisco Opera, BBC Music, BBC Arts, Illuminations, EOS Films, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Passion Distribution, Special Treats Distribution, Trademark Films, ABC Content Sales (Australia), Colonial Pictures, Auerbach Films and Crux Productions.

Hazel Wright Media

HWM Ltd is a consultancy business specialising in the global distribution of music and arts productions. From the recent huge success of high definition recordings of opera and ballet productions, HWM has been at the centre of new developments and with the growth of digital technology is expanding into other media using these HD recordings to reach people who are interested in experiencing the arts in ways other than broadcast television.

Current projects include:

BBC commissions

  • Janet Baker (Crux Productions)
  • Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella in the Blitz (Illuminations)
  • Jonas Kaufmann, 'Tenor for the ages'
  • Birth Of An Opera - Danielle de Niesse and The Barber of Seville (Trademark Films)
  • La Traviata and the Women of London* (Reef Television)
  • Leningrad and the Orchestra That Defied Hitler* (Reef Television)
  • The Messiah at the Foundling Hospital* (Reef Television)

and

  • Frank (Auerbach) (Auerbach Films)
  • Symphony of the Century (Eos Films)
  • The Unknown Warrior (Colonial Pictures)
  • The Secret Song (New Title for the Lyric Suite - a Musical Love Story with Renee Fleming - Alban Berg) (Overtone Films)
  • Handel's Messiah performance - new 60’ version available as well as 2x60’.

* In association with Passion Distribution.

 

Clients of Hazel Wright Media

Hazel has extensive contacts throughout the music and the arts industries..

Amongst her clients are:

ARTS GLOBAL
BBC MUSIC
BELAIR Media Paris
BULB PRODUCTIONS
COLONIAL PICTURES
CRUX PRODUCTIONS
DESERT ROAD FILMS (New Zealand)
FRA PRODUCTIONS Paris
ICA - International Classical Artists Ltd
IWC MEDIA
JAKE AUERBACH FILMS LTD
LEOPARD FILMS/ARGONON INTERNATIONAL
LONDON CHILDREN'S BALLET
MJW PRODUCTIONS
PASSION DISTRIBUTION
PLAYBACKHD LTD
RAINBOW HOLDINGS USA
REEF TELEVISION
ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA
SILICON 19
SLICKFILM
SONOSTREAMSAN FRANCISCO OPERA
SPECIAL TREATS DISTRIBUTION
SUPERVISION MEDIA LTD
TRADEMARK FILMS
WATERMILL THEATRE
BBC ARTS
EOS FILMS
ILLUMINATIONS

Hazel with representatives of NHK Japan at Glyndebourne

Hazel with representatives of NHK Japan at Glyndebourne

Watermill

ECA Members

Edinburgh Tattoo

SonoStream

Trademark Films

BBC Music

Argonon

San Francisco Opera

Special Treats Distribution

Crux Productions

Bestlight

Arts Global

IMZ

Colonial Pictures

Passion Distribution

Hazel brings a personal and effective approach to every project she works on, which is why her clients love her and why they keep coming back.

OPERA UNCORKED LTD

We know that opera and wine go together.

Opera Uncorked

Widening the arts brief beyond established broadcast media HWM is developing a business taking opera and classical music productions into vineyards for HD screenings of top quality opera productions from the major houses in the world.

“A Day at the Opera” will comprise live performance from young professional musicians in the vineyard, live wine tastings and other entertainment on screen prior to the culmination of the day - Puccini’s TOSCA on the big HD screen in a production recorded by the BBC at the Royal Opera House starring Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel and conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.

The addition of digital technology makes this a great event - with big stars under the stars.

Plans are developing to begin HD screenings in 2018 in New Zealand and Australia first. 

The Opera Uncorked team are:

  • Hazel Wright - CEO
  • Roland Brown - Technical Director MIEE FBKS
  • Bart van der Vliet - Business Development
  • Stuart Snaith - Events Director

working with www.Artsglobal.org, a Foundation enpowering emerging artists and advancing social change. Heather de Haes OAM

Get in Touch

Hazel Wright Media Ltd & Opera Uncorked Ltd.

Hazel lives in West Cork, Ireland from where she travels extensively.
Hazel's Office:  Tig na Carrige Gortyowen Toormore Goleen West Cork P81YK71
Telephone:  +353 (0)28 35185    Mobile:  +44 (0)7715 690020

HWM Ltd and Opera Uncorked Ltd are companies registered at 1 Carnegie Road Newbury Berkshire RG14 5DJ UK
HWM Registered Number 58990977 ~ Opera Uncorked Registered Number 8602017.