George Stamou obtained his marketing and advertising degree from Deree College, Athens, Greece. After completing his studies he worked in various advertising agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann-Erickson and Leo Burnett. He created and produced various advertising campaigns for clients such as Tia Maria, Drambuie, Olympic Airways, Levi Strauss and Lufthansa to name a few, he went on to become an associate producer for Reuters in Athens, and from there to producing a weekly television show featuring automobiles for Antenna TV.
In 1996, Mr. Stamou moved to New York to further his career, where he is the owner of Divine Media Group, LLC, which encompasses both an advertising division and production division.
Mr. Stamou has been producing news segments and documentaries for the European networks RAI, BBC, Mega TV, Antenna, ERT. In collaboration with Mega TV, Mr. Stamou co-produced 10 episodes for the hit television series “Vera Sto Deksi (Wedding Band)” which aired in Greece and on its satellite platform. He also produced the New York auditions for the European version of “So You Think You Can Dance”, the Mega TV Greek television series “On 31st Street”, and was a co-producer for the feature film “Athanasia”, which was filmed in New York City and Greece, and won a Fipresci award at the 49th Annual Thessaloniki Film Festival. One of Mr. Stamou’s latest collaborations was with The Travel Channel for filming of their hit television series “Expedition Unknown”.
Currently, George shares his time between Greece and NY concentrating on a variety of projects which include his newest project “The Mediterranean Blue” as well as the widely popular PBS series “The Cooking Odyssey”, now in its fourth season.