Brent Montgomery is founder and owner of Leftfield Pictures, a major independent producer of reality and unscripted programming for broadcast and cable networks in the US and abroad.
Best known for creating for History the breakout series and franchise, Pawn Stars, Leftfield Pictures has produced more than 200 episodes of the reality hit (80 more episodes have been ordered) and in 2011 helped drive History to #1. The show has spawned three hit spin-offs – Counting Cars, which was History’s #1 series premiere of all time, American Restoration, in season four, Cajun Pawn Stars, currently in its third season, and the recently announced Pawn Stars UK – the first international format of the Pawn Stars franchise – currently in production.
Leftfield has also created an “odd” franchise for Science, with its breakout show Oddities. Currently in season four, Oddities also has spawned two spin-offs: Oddities: San Francisco, and Odd Folks Home.
Other Leftfield series include Ball Boys for ABC, Health Inspectors for Food Network, Monster In-Laws for A&E, Bid & Destroy for National Geographic Channel, and the upcoming Celebrity Yard Sale for Lifetime, featuring Lance Bass, and Guntucky for CMT, along with new series for History, A&E, and Animal Planet.
Leftfield development includes Treasure House, a reality-competition series produced in conjunction with Ardaban (the recently formed Shine America label), and the feel-good game show While You Were Getting Married, in partnership with Zodiak Rights.
Additionally, Leftfield produced three seasons of the web series Cube Fabulous with brands Honda/Monster.com/AOL, as well as three seasons of InTurn for CBS.com, which was the first web series ever to be repackaged and aired on a broadcast network (CBS).
As a production company, Leftfield has earned a reputation for delivering to buyers a large volume of high-quality programming in record time. Since airing its first series, The Principal’s Office, in 2008, Leftfield Pictures has produced 500+ hours of programming and more than 600 episodes.
Speaking at: Global Production: The Pros and Cons; Meet a Mentor: Brent Montgomery, Leftfield Pictures