Bobby Leigh is a 12-time Award winning Filmmaker and also has over twenty years in the Music and Entertainment Business where he has produced, managed and/or toured with such major Rock-N-Roll multi-platinum legends as AEROSMITH, GUNS-N-ROSES, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, KISS, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, QUIET RIOT, NIGHT RANGER, SKID ROW, JOAN JETT, PETER HIMMELMAN, THE SPECIALS, SOCIAL DISTORTION, THE OFFSPRING, and STAIND.
After finding a young homeless singer Linda Perry playing guitar for change on a street in San Francisco, Leigh hooked Perry up with 3 Non Blondes and quickly got them a deal with Jimmy Iovine’s new label Interscope Records. As the personal manager for 4 NON BLONDES, Bobby catapulted their careers with a grass roots marketing campaign and sold 12 million records worldwide in only nine months. The group also appeared on BBC’s “Top of the Pops” six times and was only the 2nd band ever to walk off “Top of the Pops”. The first was LED ZEPPELIN.
As an actor, Bobby landed several roles: playing Larry Miller’s henchman “Lefty” for Sony Pictures Television/WB sitcom “The Mayor”. Playing Kate Hudson’s inmate boyfriend “Lee”; for Touchstone Television/ABC’s “That Was Then”. And a Guest staring/Recurring role on the ABC/Family Pilot “East of Normal, West of Weird”, as well as many independent films.
While he was up for a role in Antwan Fuqua’s movie KING ARTHUR, he saw a Psychic and was told he would do big movies… “As a producer…” Leigh was blown away and replied, “NO, I’m an actor”. And the Psychic said “no, you’re a Producer, the cards don’t lie”.
Leigh served as a producer on THE GIFT… At Risk starring Vince Vaughn and Randy Travis, which debuted at the Monaco Film Festival. For Visualiner Entertainment, Bobby was also a producer on the Award Winning feature film STRIPPED DOWN staring Ian Ziering (“Beverly Hills 90210” and “Dancing with the Stars,”) The film, which took four awards at the Silver Lake Film Festival, including “Outstanding Achievement in Production”, has been sold to twelve European markets and had it’s American theatrical release in May 2009. Leigh also produced THE GUITAR PLAYER’S GIRLFRIEND, winner of the “Los Angeles Screenwriting Competition sponsored by KODAK and PANAVISION” in 2006. The film has played numerous film festivals including Cannes “Festival de Cannes” 2007. With Filmmakers Alliance, Leigh produced PLUS or MINUS: A Few Things I Thought I Should Consider a film that deals with teen pregnancy, for director Amanda Swikow.
Leigh also recently directed the family film IT’S ALL AN ILLUSION for Christopher Coppola’s Project Access Hollywood. The film, which took 3rd place in the “Best Picture” category, is currently on the festival circuit. Bobby also produced the award winning film DADA directed by close friend Bradley Jones that also was the winner of “the Los Angeles Screenwriting Competition sponsored by KODAK and PANAVISION” in 2007. Leigh recently directed the documentary feature film HOLODOMOR, an expose on the Ukrainian genocide perpetrated by Joseph Stalin. The short film version of the 93 minute feature film won the, “Best Documentary” award at the Hoover Dam Film Festival, and was nominated for “Best Documentary Film” at the British Film Festival and also took home the “Grand Jury Award for Best Feature or Short for most Outstanding Movie” at the Monaco Charity Film Festival. Bobby also served as a producer on the LIONS GATE Horror film EXPERIEMENT IN TORTURE released in 2007. Leigh is also co-directing the Lions Gate Horror/Suspense film UNRAVELED in Baton Rouge 2011.
Bobby recently directed and produced a Reality TV Pilot called “The RocDocs of Orange County” about Orthopedic Surgeons that treat Celebrity Sports Stars. Leigh also wrote and will direct GOLGOTHA, a modern day Sweeny Todd film in Eastern Europe. Other film credits include INFIDELITY, CHILDREN IN VIOLENCE, BURNING MAN, BROKEN and BUTTERFLY SKY.
Leigh also served as a producer for three “MTV Video Music Awards” Television shows, two in New York City and one in Dublin. Bobby has worked for the SILVER LAKE FILM FESTIVAL as the Operation Manager 2006. Leigh also produced “VISIONFEST/The Vision Awards” for Filmmakers Alliance and the Directors Guild of America for 4 years in a row. Vision Award honorees include such renowned filmmakers as Mike Figgis, Terry Gilliam, Wim Wenders, Allison Anders, Alexander Payne, David O’Russell, Werner Herzog, Michael and Mark Polish and Laura Dern.
Bobby Leigh is an active member of the PGA (Producers Guild of America),) FIND (Film Independent), CAA (Creative Actors Alliance), NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers), IP (Independent Producers), IFF (International Film Finance,) IDA (International Documentary Association and Filmmaker’s Alliance.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Steven Adams; Agent/Manager