Life. Lived. Remarkably.
Back Roads Entertainment was founded by Emmy-nominated Executive Producer Colby Gaines in 2011.
Not your average content production studio
BRE recently relocated from NYC to Austin, Texas to utilize prevailing local tax incentives, its experienced talent pool, lower production costs, and more family-oriented Texas lifestyle. Our studios offer the full complement of video and edit equipment to execute everything in-house. We develop, sell and produce across all genres for broadcast and cable networks, both domestically and internationally, as well as digital platforms.
BRE focuses on compelling stories that are family-friendly, evergreen, and unifying. Media covered includes television, film, digital, and podcasting. Genres include food, home, comedy, games, and sports. BRE’s talent is a mix of A-list celebrities and home-grown stars.
EVP of Finance
Martha Parker is a CPA and MBA with extensive experience in cable television. She was VP of Program Acquisitions Finance for Warner Media, where she led financial valuations for licensed programming investments and sales, including the acquisition of television series and films totaling up to $1 billion annually. Previously, she was Assistant Controller for Liberty Global, Inc., focused on international accounting and reporting. Parker’s career also includes 15 years at The Coca-Cola Company where she provided FP&A and accounting leadership. Her career began in the audit practice at Arthur Andersen & Co.
VP of Development
Bret is a WGA-award winning and Emmy-nominated writer and producer, recently taking home the 2020 WGA Award for his outstanding work on Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader. He spent 15 years as a freelancer in unscripted television, working on projects such as Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader (FOX, Nickelodeon), World’s Best (CBS), TKO (CBS),To Tell The Truth (ABC), Funderdome (ABC), Biggest Loser (USA), Minute To Win It (GSN), Winsanity (GSN) and The Chase (GSN) among many others. More recently he served 2 years as VP of Unscripted Development for MGM before moving to Austin and joining the Back Roads team.
VP of Production
Sr Director of Development
Charles (CJ) Felux grew up in rural Texas with aspirations for the city life. He moved to Austin and soon began working at film startup New Republic Studios as the Production Manager. Out of one of the offices, he started his production company, Space Horse Media, which lead him to start directing music videos, corporate work, and animation. You’ll find him currently working on producing an animated short with his team.
With over 20 years of Entertainment and Television experience, Endyia Kinney-Sterns is an accomplished television producer and network executive. Named one of the “Top Female Executives in Hollywood” by Essence Magazine, Kinney-Sterns has been instrumental in identifying and developing new programming for various networks, including OWN, VH1, BET, CBS, NBC, HGTV, and production companies such as A Smith & Co. Production Company and Arnold Shapiro Productions just to name a few.
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