Roger M. Bobb

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Roger Marcellus Bobb is the President and CEO of Bobbcat Films a film and television production company based in Atlanta, GA. Prior to creating Bobbcat Films, Bobb served as the Executive Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios. He is the producer for hit television shows Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Meet The Browns, The Rickey Smiley Show, It's A Manns World and Mann & Wife. He is the producer of eleven Tyler Perry films. .

Early life[edit]

Bobb was born in London, England of Guyanese parents.[1] Raised in Brooklyn, Roger's film career began in 1995 when he was accepted into the Directors Guild of America's Assistant Director Trainee program. Roger was fortunate to work with such legendary directors as Woody Allen, Mike Nichols and James Mangold. Upon graduating from the DGA Assistant Directors Training program, Roger worked within the New York independent film community as an assistant director and quickly rose to the rank of producer. Roger was the youngest Caribbean-American First AD member of the Directors Guild of America.

With three hit shows currently on the air and 11 films having been released in the last eight years, all opening at #1 or #2 on their opening weekends, Bobb is one of the most successful producers working in the film and television industry today. Roger is the President and CEO of Bobbcat Films, a film and television production company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to creating Bobbcat films, Roger served as Executive Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios.

Roger is the executive producer of the new BET reality series “It’s A Mann’s World.” He also produced the successful sitcoms “The Rickey Smiley Show (TV One)”, “House of Payne (TBS)”, Meet The Browns (TBS) and his newest sitcom Mann & Wife (Bounce TV) starring David & Tamela Mann which premiered in April. Roger has produced and/or directed over 600 television sitcom episodes in his career.

Roger’s theatrical producing credits include “For Colored Girls”, "Why Did I Get Married I & II", “Madeaʼs Big Happy Family” and seven other Tyler Perry films. Bobb’s films have combined theatrical revenue of over half a billion dollars. Bobb produced and directed the television films Raising Izzie, In The Meantime, Girlfriends Getaway and Girlfriends Getaway 2. He also produced the BET film “Let The Church Say Amen”.

Bobb has won six NAACP Image Awards and is the only two time Best Picture winner at the ABFF (American Black Film Festival). He was named one of the top 40 executives under 40 by The Network Journal Magazine and has been profiled in several publications such as TV Guide, Ebony, Black Enterprise, The Hollywood Reporter and The Daily Variety.

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2012, Roger Bobb was nominated for a seventh NAACP award for directing and producing the television movie "Raising Izzie" starring Rockmond Dunbar, Vanessa A. Williams, Victoria Staley, and Kyla Kenedy. In 2011, Bobb received the Visionary Award by the Caribbean Heritage Organization in Hollywood.[1] He has also won six NAACP Image awards, five for producing the sitcom "House Of Payne" and one for producing the film "For Colored Girls". In 2013, Roger Bobb was the recipient of the Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Awards, for his work in the film industry. [1]




  1. ^ a b Wheaton, Robert (August–September 2011). Wheaton, Robert, ed. "Caribbean Heritage Salute in Hollywood". CaribPress Newsmagazine. Los Angeles: 21. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 

External links[edit] [2]