Physical Production

Rob Cowan


Producer Rob Cowan, a 35-year industry veteran, has worked on over 45 productions in both features and television.  After graduating from UBC in the Film and Television program in 1980, Cowan began his career in Canada in the early 1980s, working as an assistant director on such successful films as “Three Men and a Baby,” starring Tom Selleck and Ted Danson; “Stakeout,” with Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez; and “Cocktail,” starring Tom Cruise.

Cowan co-produced Winkler’s “Night and the City,” starring Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange, and subsequently took the reins as President of Winkler Films. During his tenure, he produced “The Net,” starring Sandra Bullock, which he and Winkler later turned into a television series for the USA Network; “The Juror,” starring Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin; “At First Sight,” starring Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino; the critically acclaimed film “Life as a House” starring Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas and Hayden Christensen; Michael Apted’s “Enough,” starring Jennifer Lopez; and the Cole Porter biopic “De-Lovely,” starring Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd, which was selected as the closing night film for the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

Striking out on his own in 2006, Cowan’s first project was producing Jon Avnet’s “Righteous Kill,” starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. He also served as a producer on Breck Eisner’s “The Crazies” starring Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell; “So Undercover” starring Miley Cyrus; Oren Peli’s “The Chernobyl Diaries”; James Wan’s worldwide hit “The Conjuring” starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson; and the hit comedy “Tammy” starring Melissa McCarthy.  After executive producing the blockbuster “San Andreas” starring Dwayne Johnson, Cowan continued his relationship with Melissa McCarthy and director Ben Falcone by producing “The Boss” and most recently “Superintelligence”. Similarly, his strong relationship with filmmaker James Wan saw him producing “The Conjuring 2” and the billion-dollar box office hit, the DC comic adventure, “Aquaman”.

Cowan has recently been executive producer on “The Tomorrow War” & “Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom”