Jes Bickhart is a development executive at Gidden Media, filmmaker and photographer. At Gidden, he works with Amy Baer, former Columbia Pictures studio executive and founder of CBS Films, in the development of theatrical feature films, television and content for emerging VR & AR distribution platforms. He has helped develop and package all of GM's films including the comedy LAST VEGAS, starring Oscar winners Michael Douglas, Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman & Kevin Kline which grossed over $160MM worldwide. Most recently, he was a production executive on the romantic drama based on the life of Mary Shelley, starring Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, and Bel Powley which sold to IFC and the Brian Banks movie starring Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear and Morgan Freeman which is currently in post-production.
Prior to joining Gidden, Jes oversaw development for Academy-nominated post sound supervisors Kami Asgar, Sean McCormick and Tim Tuchrello at 424 Post. In addition to developing film and television content, he is moonlighting on a PVOD streaming consolidation platform called Minnow (launching early 2018) and founded The Digital Campfire, an entertainment tracking board comprised of executives from production companies, agencies, and studios dedicated to identifying and supporting storytellers across all entertainment mediums.
Jes graduated magna cum laude from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in Film and Television Production.
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