AUSTRALIAN AMERICAN MEDIA
Claudia has run her own company – Australian American Media (AAM) for over 25 years. AAM operates via high-end strategy and positioning for clients in both the media and film industries. She is based in both Los Angeles and Sydney.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has awarded Claudia with the Order of the Medal of Australia (OAM) for her work in promoting Australian Film, Tourism and her contribution to the impact and improvements made in Australia for women at work (at home or in the workplace) with children.
While CEO of AAM, Claudia became a founding member and Director of The Australian American Chamber or Commerce and handled the initial Marketing and Promotion of the original Australians in Film Commission in Los Angeles. Her work at that time, covered anything from promoting an Australian documentary or feature film, to The America’s Cup Race in Perth, to launching Foster’s Lager and Australia’s involvement in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Claudia has also handled strategy/launches and events for: Who Weekly/People Magazine, Marie Claire, Time Magazine, Town & Country Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, Family Circle, New Women and ELLE to name a few. While working with Who/People and Time Inc. Claudia produced television specials in sync with the magazine’s major features as well as a pilot for a weekly Entertainment Show linked to E-Entertainment in the USA.
She launched the first online magazine in Australia at Parliament House in 2001. Created for modern mothers while raising young children.
Currently living and working in both Sydney and Los Angeles, Claudia continues to run AAM working with both US and Australian based Writers and Directors. She is currently Co- Producing Blue Fin (Dir Matthew Holmes) based on the Colin Thiele book of the same name, Table Manners (Writers Clare Sladden/Betty Sullivan) and The Heart of the Matter (Clare Sladden/Claudia Keech)
Claudia is an active Executive Member of Women in Film (USA), WIFT (Aus), AACTA (International), AIF (USA) and MEAA (Aus).
Claudia has been profiled in some 10 books. She is known as a social forecaster.