Floris Bauer is Co-Founder and President of Gunpowder & Sky, an award-winning independent global studio, dedicated to creating, marketing and distributing video content unrestricted by form, genre or platform. Gunpowder & Sky collaborates with both emerging and established talent to generate premium video content ranging from 90-second to 90-minute stories on all platforms. With in-house development, production, marketing and distribution capabilities, the company operates as a full 360-studio and oversees a library of over 1500 titles.
Prior to founding Gunpowder & Sky, Bauer spent more than nine years at Endemol Group, a global leader in entertainment (Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, Fear Factor, Wipeout, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Peaky Blinders,Black Mirror, Mr. Bean). Part of Endemol Group’s management team and international board, he was ultimately responsible for global strategy and M&A across divisions, including TV/film production, distribution, FTA/Pay TV channels, digital video and gaming. During his time at Endemol, he grew its global presence, instigating and overseeing numerous new territory and business launches, as well as completing over 40 acquisitions, investments and exits in 15+ countries. Prior to that, Bauer served as a lawyer and worked in private equity.
Bauer currently sits on the Board of Cut and Shareability, as well as on the Advisory Board of White Rabbit Films. Bauer received his Masters degree in Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam, and lived in the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom before moving to the United States.