RON BOWMAN. . . . . . .DIRECTOR / SHOW RUNNER
EIGHT-TIME EMMY NOMINATED DIRECTOR
AND SHOW RUNNER WITH EXTENSIVE
TRACK RECORD FOR DEVELOPING,
LAUNCHING AND SUPERVISING
DOCUMENTARY FILMS AND UNSCRIPTED TELEVISION SERIES
Ron’s work includes many acclaimed television productions
including Discovery’s Your Body On Drugs that tapped the comic genius of Robin Williams.
National Geographic’s first film on climate change Six Degrees Could Change The World narrated by Alec Baldwin.
Strange Days On Planet Earth featuring actor Edward Norton.
Skin for PBS, nominated for 3 Emmy’s in a single year and scores of blue chip science, history and expedition/adventure programming.
|In recent years, acted as key creative and show runner on unscripted character-based reality series, including TLC’s weightloss / addiction series My 600lb Life|
…and re-enactment-based crime and mystery docu series such as
Monsters & Mysteries In America.
LINKS to video clips
available at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ron-bowman-a29103b/
My 600lb Life – TLC / Megalomedia – 60 episodes – medical/addiction reality-doc series.
Ron was Co-EP for Season 4, 5, & 6 wining renewal for 2 additional season pick-ups. Supervised production, casting and assisted post with series creator. 2015—2018
. . . . .*Season 5 & 6 – highest ratings in show’s history.
Monsters & Mysteries in America – Discovery’s Destination America / M2 Pictures: -- 28 Episodes -- horror/mystery format. As show runner, Ron developed the series’ creative style; wrote every episode; supervised all re-enactments, post and delivery. 2013-2014-2015
. . . . .*Season 1 premiere and finale – highest ratings in network history.
Bad Blood – Discovery ID / Hudsun Media – crime/recre series Ron directed 3 eps: A Brother Betrayed; My Mother, My Father, My Nightmare; Justice For Britany 2015
Behind The Screams – Reelz / Hoff - crime/recre series Ron wrote The Real Killer Clown – notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacey. 2015
Unusual Suspects - Discovery ID / LMNO – crime/recre series Ron wrote Never Came Home –tragic missing teen mystery. 2014
Your Body on Drugs – Discovery / Base Productions – reality/science -- featuring comedian Robin Williams. 2011
As show runner, director and writer, Ron developed storylines, directed robin Williams wraps, supervised the challenging logistics of a production built around drug addicts, designed human body GFX, and oversaw all edit rooms through delivery.
Moment of Impact – PBS / Nature – Natural History series featuring epic high-adrenaline moments in nature. 2009-10
Ron was Series producer, field director and writer for all episodes. He assembled teams of some of the world's finest wildlife cinematographers, using the latest high tech gear and overseeing the design of dozens of CG FX sequences to reveal how animals do the amazing things they do.
Six Degrees Could Change the World – National Geographic – 2-hour Special filmed on five continents. network’s first film on climate change. 2007
Ron produced, directed all sequences in the field, co-wrote script, designed the animation and oversaw multiple editing rooms through delivery.
Comet Collision! – Discovery – Three years in the making, Special follows one of the most ambitious NASA missions ever-- hitting a comet with a space probe. 2006
As show runner, director, writer, and animation designer, Ron had oversight of dozens of production personnel ranging from field to animation, budget, and post.
. . . . . *2 Emmy nominations – Best Science Documentary, Best graphics and animation.
Strange Days on Planet Earth – National Geographic—environmental mystery hosted by actor Edward Norton. 2005
Ron produced, directed and co-wrote the episode, Predators.
. . . . . *Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Best Film,
. . . . . *Emmy nomination – Best animation.
The Shape of Life – National Geographic -- Landmark 8-hour series on the evolution of the animal kingdom. 2004
Ron produced, directed and wrote two shows for the series- The First Hunter & The Survival Game.
Skin – Nat Geo/PBS – science /current affairs special. 2002
Ron was Director, Writer, Producer.
. . . . . *Nominated for 3 Emmys: Directing, Animation, and Best Overall Documentary.
Water: A Celebration – Nat Geo – Special explores America’s relationship with water. 1999
Ron was director and producer.
. . . . .*Emmy award.
Secret Life of Money – History Channel – 4-episode mini-series explores money’s influence on two thousand years of history. Extensive re-enactments. 1998
Ron was series producer, director, and writer.
Member: Writer’s Guild of America, West
Judge, 2010 News and Documentary Emmy awards
University of California at Santa Cruz, BA, Anthropology and Communications.
Emmy 2009: Six Degrees Could Change The World (nominated)
Emmy 2006: Comet Collision, Best Science Documentary, Best Graphics And Animation (nominated)
Emmy 2005: Strange Days On Planet Earth, Best Animation (nominated)
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2005: Strange Days On Planet Earth, Best Film (winner)
WorldFest Houston 2001: Fireballs From Space, Gold Special Jury Award (winner)
Emmy 2002: Skin, Directing, Animation and Best Overall Documentary (nominated)
Emmy 1993: Water: A Celebration (winner)
George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award 1991:
References available upon request:
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