40 Under 40: Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Boardwalk Entertainment


Co-founder, Boardwalk Entertainment Group/M2V Entertainment/Vector-Boardwalk Management; Songwriter/Producer/Executive Producer


Evan “Kidd” Bogart, 35, is involved in so many projects (often with business partner Emanuel “Eman” Kiriakou) that learning to “work smart” has been his focus; there’s no time for do-overs. In addition to his writing and/or producing work for such acts as Hollywood’s R5 and Bridgit Mendler and M2V/Columbia ­Records’ MKTO, he has been prepping the music for “Spinning Gold,” the biopic about his late father, Neil Bogart, that stars Justin Timberlake. “The main cues have to be recorded before filming starts next year,” says Bogart, the movie’s executive music producer. His “pride and joy” has been seeing management clients like Boardwalk/Epic artist Wallpaper. earn a spot on the Vans Warped tour and Boardwalk/Hollywood Records act ZZ Ward headlining 1,000-seat venues and landing more than 30 synchs for songs like the triple A hit “Put Down the Gun.” Wallpaper. and Ward are the first two clients for Vector-Boardwalk Management, a new company formed by Bogart and Nashville-based Vector. Bogart also finds time to work with Boardwalk’s stable of writers to create original music for “Life Flight,” a Boardwalk-produced reality show that begins airing on TNT in January about Houston’s Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center’s air ambulance service.