Colby Gaines is an executive producer and founder of Back Roads Entertainment, a New York and Austin-based content creator specializing in comedy and lifestyle programming.
In his role, Gaines is responsible for the company's programming, development and day-to-day operations. Back Roads Entertainment develops, sells and produces across all genres for broadcast and cable networks, both domestically and internationally, as well as digital platforms.
Since establishing the company in 2011, Gaines has created, sold and produced over 30 series, specials and pilots for networks such as such as A&E, Lifetime, Discovery, Food, Travel Channel, TLC and E! among others. The company’s credits include 50 Central (BET) starring music icon, actor and entrepreneur 50 Cent, Big Bad BBQ Brawl (Cooking), Joking Off (MTV), Lake Life (DIY) and Culinary Beats (Yahoo) among many more.
Previously, he was the co-founder and owner of Leftfield Pictures, a production company best known for producing hundreds of hours of reality-based programming including juggernaut hits such as Pawn Stars (History), American Restoration (History) and the Oddities franchise (Discovery).
Additional executive producer credits include JUNKies (Science), Door Knockers(DIY), Moving In (MTV), Setup Squad(LOGO), What the Sell?! (TLC), The Principal's Office (truTV), Bridal Bootcamp (vh1), Happily Ever Faster (TLC), Hallmark Heroes with Regis Philbin (Hallmark Channel) and InTurn (CBS/CBS.com), among dozens more.
Gaines began his career in non-fiction television, news and new media. Throughout his career he has worked with a wide variety of agencies and Fortune 500 companies