Kris Bagwell is Executive Vice President of EUE/Screen Gems Studios and manages the company’s film and television studios in Atlanta. He launched the studios in 2010 and has successfully managed production infrastructure for Lionsgate, Sony, BET Networks, USA Network, Lifetime, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and more. A frequent media interview, he has been featured on Fox News Channel and CNN.
In early 2015, Kris led the formation of the Georgia Studio and Infrastructure Alliance, an organization providing legislative advocacy and educational guidance to the film and television industry statewide; he is the group’s first chairman. In summer 2015, Governor Nathan Deal appointed Bagwell to the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office Advisory Board. Bagwell also serves on the Advisory Board for the Georgia Film Institute at Southern Crescent Technical College.
Bagwell established himself early in the industry with an 18-year stint at Viacom’s MTV Networks, Inc. where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Nickelodeon MediaWorks, Nickelodeon’s Magazine and Online Groups. He also worked as Vice President of Business Development, and Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing.
After Viacom, Bagwell pursued an entrepreneurial media path, founding Pancreations, Inc., a medical documentary production company. He co-founded Rocking Horse Media, Inc., an Atlanta-based family and parenting media company and co-founding VerticalPortals, LLC, an online media company based in New York.
Kris Bagwell holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Cornell University and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society. He also served on the board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JRDF) Georgia Chapter and JDRF International’s Marketing Committee. Kris was born in Atlanta and has two sons.