The Team

Sina Bowyer CEO, Screenwriter and Producer

Sina Bowyer is a screenwriter-producer, and the founder of Red Rug Productions. Prior to completing the short eco-thriller Crude, Sina travelled to New Mexico with her co-producer Peter Jonas for production meetings and to scout key locations for The Contessa, and has consolidated a highly experienced executive and production team there. She is now working with UK and US financial advisors for The Contessa, and marketing Nefarious with a view to European co-production opportunities. Learning her writing craft via LA based Masterclasses in high concept screenwriting and film-making from 2006-8, Sina later graduated with a Masters in Screenwriting from the prestigious Royal Holloway, University of London in 2011. Her script White Royal was a finalist in the Script Pipeline contest and was later selected for a development award, and Sina was hired to co-write a spec feature for an Italian director in 2016. She is presently honing advertising pitches for a two Soho based media companies. She has written all of the scripts so far listed on this site and produces corresponding marketing materials. IMDB profile: Read More

Peter Jonas Company Director and Producer

Peter Jonas is an international film producer, artist and photographer originally from Cape Town and living in London. He brings his consummate networking and marketing skills to Red Rug Productions, acting as the key contact for stakeholders and investors in the company’s feature slate. He has led high profile arts projects involving local communities and celebrities in South Africa, USA and the UK, featuring in national press and on television. As the creative director of Art in Five Cities, a social regeneration project and planned documentary, Peter seeks international partners and sponsors to launch the next stage of this exciting project to connect small communities on an international scale, via public art and social media. Peter co-produced and was production designer on award winning short eco- thriller Crude, and more recently completed another short film as production designer, with he and Sina additionally acting as executive producers and location managers. Read More

Katarina Nomicos Legal and Financial Advisor for UK and Co-production

Katarina worked on the financial structuring for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and is keen to augment her film portfolio as legal and financial advisor to investors and stakeholders on Nefarious as her first project with Red Rug Productions. She has approximately 23 years of experience in corporate and tax planning work (for both corporations and HNWI’s), during which she offered her services to the big four industry for 10 years (KPMG, PWC and E&Y) and to other multinational advisors (Trident Trust). Experience in GDPR compliance, litigation in International Private Law (UK - Greek jurisdictions), shareholders disputes/ restructuring, double tax treaties, tax planning compliance /BEPS, shareholders agreements, joint venture agreements, commercial contracts, cross border M&A's/EU tax legislation, group restructurings, ICC arbitration, insurance claims, mediation, IT and e commerce companies set up and compliance (legal/tax planning), IT contracts, IP protection, trade mark, patent registration in the UK/ EU, data protection in the EU. Read More

Corky Kessler US Investment Attorney

Corky has extensive entertainment law, corporate and worldwide entertainment industry experience and regularly speaks on the business and legal aspects of feature film development and tax incentives in connection with the entertainment industry, and authored a reference book covering such federal and state tax incentives. Corky has also been a leading force in working with governors and legislators in several states and United States Congressmen to implement new laws and federal tax incentives for investments in qualifying film and television projects, which led to Sections 181 and 199 of The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 and the amendments thereto. Corky is active in establishing and advising various film funds and film funding sources in North America and expanding internationally, and is Reg Rug Productions’ advisor on a section 181 US based investment for The Contessa. Read More

News & blogs

The Screenwriter’s Life and the Hero’s Journey

Among the many aspiring film-makers who describe themselves as screenwriters, or more vaguely, simply pitch the film script or scripts they've written...




Virtual Reality and 360 Filming Panel in Cannes with Cyber-technology

Entertainment lawyer Corky Kessler took the initiative once again this year in Cannes of setting up a week long programme of panels covering US federa...




Thailand is Making State of the Art Films with New Incentives

In the early part of 2017, plans were shaping up to shoot our martial arts thriller Deadlined in another South East Asian country and although I was d...