Keeping development, production and editing “in-house” have been the key to success for Rob Bromley and his partners at Force Four Entertainment in Vancouver.
“We have a philosophy of working with great and talented people, says Bromley. “With everyone all under one roof, we can manage and keep on top of our productions just by walking around.”
As President and Partner at Force Four, Bromley plays an integral role in every aspect of the company. Force Four has a core group of nine staff and three partners. But that number can swell to more than 40 at peak production times.
“We always take a long distance view to get to the next level, and make sure we’re delivering a consistently high level of quality,” says Bromley. “We want to make sure we put as much money on the screen as we possibly can.”
Rob has produced programs for both national and international broadcasters including award-winning drama, documentaries and lifestyle programming. His recent credits as Executive Producer include the 11 x 1 hour social transformation seriesVillage on a Diet for CBC. Bromley has also at the helm for the Gemini award-winning series The Cupcake Girls for W Network,Murder She Solved for OWN Canada, Urban Suburban for HGTV, and the multi-award winning documentary 65 Red Roses for CBC News Network.
In addition to producing many hours of factual programming, Rob has Executive Produced scripted projects including the television movie Playing for Keeps for CTV and Lifetime and produced other Force Four dramas including Jinnah on Crime,Human Cargo, The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess, and Murder Unveiled.
Rob is currently a member of the CMPA Board of Directors. Previously he sat on the Board of the CMPA’s B.C. branch for five years--including serving as the Chair in 2009 and 2010. Rob also sits on several committees for the National CMPA including the Audit, Terms of Trade, and Membership committees.
“Being a member of the CMPA is a great way to know what is going on in the industry. You have to know your market,” says Bromley.
In addition to his work in production, Rob is the chair of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network, an organization that supports people with disabilities. This organization was responsible for the introduction of the Federal Government’s Registered Disability Savings Plan, the first of its kind in the world.
This interest in community service is also an ethic that he and his partners, Gillian Lowrey and John Ritchie bring to Force Four.
“We have a very strong commitment to give back to the community and we encourage our staff to do this on a regular basis,” says Rob. “We believe this is very important for our kind of business because we are out there in the public. I think companies should be vocal and proud of the work they do outside the office. We certainly are.”