Colby Gaines - October 25, 2021

Colby Gaines (EP & Founder, Back Roads Entertainment)

When: Monday, October 25, 2021 - 5:00-6:15 pm CT
Note: Speaker sessions are subject to change based on evolving guest schedules.

Please join us for a Q&A session where we discuss Colby Gaines’s career trajectory, his roles and responsibilities, and his views on the current state of the media industries.

To RSVP, please fill out this form & we will send out the Zoom link day-of. 


Speaker Biography

Colby Gaines of Back Roads Entertainment, now located in Austin after 20 years in NYC, is one of the top storytellers in entertainment. He’s well known for having co-created cable’s longest-running hit show, Pawn Stars. He’s currently developing and producing with the likes of Amazon, MotorTrend, and Hulu and with celebrities like David Beckham, Blake Shelton and Jeremy Piven, among others. After relocating to Austin, Colby set up shop downtown and has made it his mission to spotlight with heart and levity the stories that define and illuminate life including food, home and family.

Fall 2021 MIC Speakers

Aug. 30 - Launching Your Career, Corporate Side (Panel)

Guests include Caterina Nasr (Senior Manager, A&R, Elektra Music), Vance Nguyen (Assistant to VP & Executive Director of Development, 20th Century Animation), Lauren Zimmer (Television Scripted Assistant at Creative Artists Agency), and Hemrani Vyas (Assistant Manager of Programming, TCM).
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Sept. 13 - Launching Your Career, Screenwriters & Agents (Panel)

Guests include Davia Carter (executive story editor, Debris), Jim Ehrich (literary agent, Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston), Kim Tran (staff writer, Space Force), Cindy McCreery (RTF faculty member, Honey Girls)
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Sept. 20 - Mark Hoffman

Chairman, CNBC
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Sept. 27 - Ginny Morris

Chair/CEO, Hubbard Radio, LLC
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 4 - Mindy Kaling

Actress, writer, producer
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 11 - Tahirah Gooden

Manager of Original Studio Films, Netflix
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 18 - Kevin Jarzynski

Senior Development Executive, Amazon Studios
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 25 - Colby Gaines

Executive Producer and Founder, Back Roads Entertainment
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 1 - Lucy Huang

Production Executive, Amazon Studios
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 8 - Brandt Joel

Agent & Partner, WME/Endeavor
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 15 - Maru Buendia-Senties

Senior Post Production Executive, Amazon Studios
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 22 - PJ Shapiro

Entertainment Attorney & Managing Partner, Ziffren Brittenham LLP
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 29 - Kyle Davies

Distribution and Exhibition Executive
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Dec. 6 - Jordan Levin

General Manager, Rooster Teeth
5:00–6:15 pm CT