ESTABLISHED IN 2011.

Our team has years of experience producing highly rated, engaging content for TV, digital and brands. At Back Roads Entertainment, we are storytellers with a voice rooted in life’s funnier moments. Let us entertain you.

COLBY GAINES

FOUNDER
Colby Gaines is the founder of Back Roads Entertainment, in charge of the company’s development, programming and day-to-day operations.

Previously, he was co-founder and owner of Leftfield Pictures, a production company well known for producing reality-based hits like Pawn Stars.

Colby cut his teeth in television news, factual entertainment and new media, having worked with a variety of agencies and Fortune 500 companies.

Colby’s Back Roads story: he grew up in Texas but today lives in New Jersey. He credits his wife Paige for indirectly inspiring the hit show Pawn Stars (a concept developed during his bachelor party in Las Vegas) and for delivering the best “productions” of his life: Marty, Everett and Savannah.

JULIET BARRACK

MANAGER OF DEVELOPMENT
Juliet Barrack is development manager for Back Roads Entertainment, charged with developing groundbreaking original programming.

She comes to BRE from The Weinstein Company, where she served as manager of television development. Prior to Weinstein, Juliet was a coordinator at Oxygen Media. She began her career in the legendary William Morris Agency mailroom, where she was accepted into the venerable agent-training program.

A graduate of Boston University, Juliet has always had a passion for television, sparked by interning at the local public access TV station while in high school. She currently serves on the board of the New York chapter of the Junior Hollywood Radio and Television Society.

Juliet’s Back Roads Story: she grew up in Great Neck, NY and today resides in Manhattan. Her DVR is constantly 90% full, but she diligently works at clearing it out whenever she can.

ZACH MESSNER

PRODUCER
Zach Messner is a Producer for Back Roads Entertainment, responsible for conceiving and producing original unscripted TV programming.

Prior to joining Back Roads, Zach wrote sketch comedy for a short lived MTV show, “North Palm Wrestling,” as well as produced and appeared in various news packages for Fox News’ late night comedy gem, “Red Eye.” To this day, he still holds the record for most on camera shirtless appearances on the hard-hitting news channel.

Zach’s Back Roads story: he grew up in Manhattan, and studied acting at Syracuse University where he witnessed fellow freshmen Carmelo Anthony take home the NCAA Basketball title. Although Zach did not play on the team he credits them for inspiring him to work hard and meet his goals. He’d also like to give a special shout out to his “better half,” Jenny, who keeps him sane and grounded.

JESSICA GILL

PRODUCER
Jessica Gill is a Producer for Back Roads Entertainment, responsible for producing innovative unscripted content as well as procuring and fostering talent for Television and Digital series.

Prior to Back Roads, Jessica worked at a Talent management company dealing with some of the greatest talents within film, television and commercials. While attending Penn State University Jessica worked on the pre-production team for a production company that generated various music videos, commercials as well as short films all while producing her own senior film.

Jessica’s Back Roads story: she grew up in central Jersey, lived in Chicago but now resides in Manhattan because she is a New York City girl at heart. She had dreams since she was young of being a princess and winning an Emmy for her work in Television. She has conquered the first part and works diligently towards accomplishing the other.

JASON SERRANO

POST PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Jason Serrano is the Post Production Coordinator for Back Roads Entertainment, responsible for media management, edit assistance and technical oversight.

Prior to Back Roads, Jason learned the ropes as a Post Production Assistant at Leftfield Pictures, where he worked on Pawn Stars, Oddities, and several other shows. He earned his BA in Film Studies from Boston College and his MA in Television, Radio, and Film from Syracuse University, where he collaborated on several short film and writing projects. He firmly believes in the power of old films and currently leads a small film club.

Jason’s Back Roads Story: Growing up in New Hampshire, Jason never expected to be living anywhere that didn’t have easy access to a walk in the woods. Now in Brooklyn, he still does his best to escape the city for the peace outside whenever he can.