SUNDAY | General Block 2

3:05 pm

Defense Contract

Doug LeBow

Run Time

14 m 50 s

Genre

Suspense, Drama

Content Warnings: 

None

Origin: 

Atlanta, GA

Synopsis:

A US marine wounded in combat returns from Afghanistan to confront the defense contractor who manufactured the weapon that disfigured him.

More Info:

Doug LeBow is an accomplished television producer who has created impactful short-form and long-form content for some of the world’s largest entertainment companies and consumer brands.

Getting his start at World Wrestling Entertainment, Doug played an integral role in turning what was once a struggling media brand into a global entertainment phenomenon. Over his sixteen-year career, Doug directed over 150 national television commercials for WWE brand partners and held numerous positions including Vice President of Development and Executive Creative Director. As the Executive Producer of WWE’s flagship competition reality show, Tough Enough with Stone Cold Steve Austin, Doug took the show to new ratings heights with its debut on USA Network. Doug was also the Executive Producer of WWE Network’s first-ever, original non-scripted program, WWE Legends’ House. That show remains the highest-rated original program in the network’s history.

After leaving WWE, Doug partnered with PepsiCo and United Entertainment Group (UEG) to create Los Cheetahs—a branded-entertainment, freestyle-soccer, live-event experience—in the spirit of The Harlem Globetrotters, for the Cheetos snack brand.

Doug moved on to work for Lorne Michaels at Broadway Video before leaving to partner with another WWE alum to create their own boutique creative agency.

The opportunity to direct his first short film came as a welcome collaboration with his brother Adam, who wrote and stars in the film.