Production Bios

ROB GILMER (Executive Producer/Writer) – Rob Gilmer has worked for nearly thirty years in the television industry.  During his career, he’s worked as staff writer, story editor, executive story editor, producer, supervising producer and executive producer on over two dozen television series and made-for- television movies. 

Gilmer has written dozens of episodes for television shows – including “Knots Landing”, “Magnum, PI,” “Scarecrow and Mrs. King,” “Knight Rider,” “Relic Hunter,” “The Burning Zone,” “Matrix,” “Kung Fu,” “Beware of Dog,” “Pain Killer Jane,” and “Robin’s Hoods” – and has written and produced more than a dozen television movies.

He attended Stanford University, where he received a B.A. in Political Science (cum laude) and a M.A. in Communication.  Gilmer is the proud father of two (Stacey and Quinn) and has two dogs (Tyson and Oliver) and a cat (Russell) and currently maintains residences in Los Angeles, London and Gstaad, Switzerland.

LES ALEXANDER (Executive Producer) – Les Alexander has produced enough movies-for-television to have lost count, including “Switched at Birth,” “More Sex & the Single Mom,” and “Picture Perfect.” Almost all were made with his friend and former partner of 25 years, Don Enright.  Along the way they won a Best Picture Emmy for “Caroline” and several nominations for the mini-series “Family Pictures.”  In 2007, Alexander teamed up with another friend, investment wizard Jonathan Mitchell, to produce feature films and of course, the occasional television movie. 
The first fully-financed feature from Alexander/Mitchell Productions is the tentatively titled “Who Do You Love,” directed by multiple Tony award-winner Jerry Zaks, about the musical revolution fomented by Leonard Chess and Chess Records Chicago in the 1950s. The anticipated release is Fall 2008.  “Dear Prudence” is a two-hour introduction to television’s newest, and hopefully most successful female sleuths.

ANDREA BAYNES (Producer) – Andrea Baynes was born in Los Angeles and received a degree in English from the University of Southern California. Prior to her producing career, Baynes was an executive at NBC, Columbia Pictures Television and Fox Television Studios.  As a film producer she won an Emmy, a Humanitas and a Silver Gavel award.  "The Interrogation of Michael Crowe," which Baynes produced, won a Peabody Award for Court TV, when Henry Schleiff was its president.  Other television movies Baynes produced include Confessions Of An American Bride, “Perfect Romance,” “Sex And The Single Mom” “Big Spender,” “Nightmare In Big Sky Country,” “Oklahoma City: A Survivor’s Story,” “Circle Of Deceit,” “Their Second Chance,” “Awake To Danger” and “Miss Rose White,” which received ten Emmy nominations.  
Baynes lives in Santa Monica with her husband and two sons.  She is an avid organic gardener and has a longtime hatha yoga practice. 

PAUL SCHNEIDER (Director) – Paul Schneider has directed numerous television movies, including “Cries In The Dark,” “Seventeen And Missing,” “Love Thy Neighbor,” “Big Spender,” “The Retrievers” and “Mythquest” and that’s just in years starting with a 20! He has directed episodes of the television series “Jag,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” “L.A. Law” and “Baywatch” as well as the daytime dramas “Another World,” “As the World Turns” and “The Young and the Restless.”  Schneider is a graduate of Stamford University with Masters from Columbia University and American Film Institute in Stage Direction and Film Directing.  He lives in Amesbury, Massachusetts, a town in a very old, historic area north of Boston, known as the North Shore.  Schneider is married with two children and is a Film/TV Professor at Boston University.