EXCLUSIVE: Jim Kohlberg has tapped development and production veteran Luke Parker Bowles as Head of Production for Story Mining & Supply Co. (SMS), the Los Angeles-based shingle he established with Jeffrey Sharp last year.
Parker Bowles has experience on both sides of the pond in TV and film, most recently serving as EVP Production at Open Road Integrated Media. He also has done stints at Working Title, Hart Sharp Entertainment and ICM and currently is Vice Chair of BAFTA New York.
At SMS, Parker Bowles will shepherd a slate of more than feature projects including The Yellow Birds, Vicious and Angle Of Repose. SMS also is producing Starz series Outlander on the TV side and is developing a lineup of features for the Asian market including Pang Ho-cheung’s Polaroid Art Project, dance musical Stride and Lost In America with Ivanhoe Pictures. Parker Bowles will continue to develop and produce digital content for his NY-based Scoundrel Films.
Multihyphenate Kohlberg is a film director (The Music Never Stopped), author (The Golden Gate is Red) and producer (Outlander, The Music Never Stopped, Trumbo) and serves as Chairman of SMS. Sharp acts as SMS’s President and CEO. Kohlberg is also chairman of private equity firm Kohlberg & Company.