Winkler Films chief Cowan leaving


Producer Rob Cowan is stepping down as president of Winkler Films after 15 years to set up an independent production company.

He will continue to work on MGM's Dec. 15 release of "Home of the Brave," on which both he and Winkler served as producers. He also will continue his involvement with Winkler Films on the Sci Fi miniseries "Chariots of the Gods," based on the Erich von Daniken books.

Winkler and Cowan have collaborated on such films as "Betrayed," "The Net," "The Juror," "Enough," "Life as a House" and "De-Lovely."