Writer, Producer, Director
In 1997, Chesler made his feature film debut with “The Hotel Manor Inn,” which he wrote, produced and directed. The film appeared in Paris, St Louis and San Francisco film festivals and became one of the premiere films to launch of The Sundance Channel.
In 1998, Chesler wrote, produced and directed the CBS Emmy-nominated series, “The Sports Illustrated for Kids Show.” While at Sports Illustrated he also co-produced “The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Show” for TBS in 1998 and 1999. Also in 1998, Chesler produced for CBS at The Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. In 1999, Chesler served as Creative Director for ABC and ESPN for both the Men and Women’s National Soccer teams. In 1999, Chesler produced HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” Chesler’s in-depth look at retired thoroughbreds earned him an Emmy Award.
In 1999, he opened Bink Films Inc. From 1999-2001, he was part of the Emmy winning team of producers for “Sports Century.” During that time, Chesler produced 10 award-winning documentaries for ESPN.
From 2001-2002, Chesler served as an Executive Producer and Writer/Producer on the series “Rites of Autumn: “The Story of College Football,” which aired on ESPN and was released on Home Video and DVD by Lions Gate Entertainment. The 10-hour series received national acclaim.
In 2003, Chesler wrote, produced and directed “The Numbers Racket” for The History Channel. In 2004, Chesler produced “The Ten Greatest College Coaches” for CBS. In 2006, Bink Films completed production on the documentary “Paddy Whacked: The Irish Mob” for The History Channel.
In 2010, he completed the documentary “Cut Poison Burn.” In 2012-2013, he wrote the screenplays for “Stars of David,” and “King of The Night – The Johnny Carson Story.”
From 2014 through 2017, he wrote four Matt Christopher teleplays for Nickelodeon.
In 2019, he completed production on the documentary “Open Your Eyes”.
In 2020, he wrote and produced “The Kid Who Only Hit Homers”