Jeff Bowler

California

An accomplished film and television producer and corporate executive who began his career in Hollywood in the late 1990s, Jeff Bowler possesses numerous producing credits for his work on genre-defining shows, such as the A&E; Network’s Inked, and dynamic films, including the comedy The Grand. Experienced in numerous forms of media, Mr. Bowler previously consulted for the international ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty, and he served as a featured speaker for Fox News and CNN in the past. Driven from an early age, Jeff Bowler served as a high-ranking business development executive for the Bandai Co. at age 22. While working for the leading global toy manufacturer, he managed licensing for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers brand. After several years, Mr. Bowler was hired as a Director of Business Development for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), now known as World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. In addition to handling licensing and branding for the WWF, he ran the company’s New Media Division and worked as a consultant to its record label and film division. In 2000, Mr. Bowler launched Foglight Entertainment, a television production firm that quickly evolved into an industry-leading studio before being acquired in 2002. Over subsequent years, Jeff Bowler created the concept for and launched the documentary series Inked, which propelled the tattoo world into mainstream culture and helped grow the industry by more than $500 million a year during its two seasons on the air. Mr. Bowler went on to produce the 2007 film The Grand, which featured an ensemble cast anchored by Woody Harrelson and Ray Romano, and the 2009 thriller Across the Hall. The Grand was the opening night film at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. In 2009, Mr. Bowler also achieved a major milestone in his career when his documentary Downstream was shortlisted for contention in the 81st Academy Awards. His latest film, SKY FORCE, has been chosen as the closing night film at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival.

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  • Work
    • Entertainment Industry
  • Education
    • University of Hawaii