Luke Parker Bowles
Luke Parker Bowles is Chairman of BAFTA NY and President of Production at Story Mining & Supply Co., a Los Angeles–based production company committed to acquiring, developing, financing, and producing multiplatform premium content through unique access to high-quality material. SMS combines deep financial resources, strong creative relationships, and an executive team that has produced award-winning and commercially successful films.
Parker Bowles previously served as Executive Vice President of Production for Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multimedia content company whose authors include William Styron, Pat Conroy, Alice Walker, James Jones, and Pearl S. Buck. At Open Road, Parker Bowles created and oversaw the Digital Entertainment division, which comprised a worldwide team of filmmakers and produced short documentary-style films about authors.
Hailing from London, Parker Bowles studied at the University of London, Yale University, and Carnegie Mellon University. In 1999, he began his film-industry career at International Creative Management (ICM) London. Now an established executive in both the United Kingdom and the United States, Parker Bowles has developed and managed a diverse slate of films for major studios and independent companies alike, including Working Title Films, Hart Sharp Entertainment, and Sharp Independent at HarperCollins. In the creative department of Working Title, Parker Bowles was involved in the development of such hit films as Chris and Paul Weitz’s About a Boy, Beeban Kidron’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Joe Wright’s Pride & Prejudice and Atonement, Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and Richard Curtis’s Love Actually.
In the fall of 2003, Parker Bowles moved to New York and began working New York Independent Film Company Hart Sharp Entertainment. Parker Bowles serves as Chairman of BAFTA New York and is also a board member of the Montclair Film Festival and The Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden.
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