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About/Our Company

Breaking ground is what we do best.

First unscripted series — The Real World

First unscripted reality sitcom — The Simple Life

First reality soap opera — Starting Over

Most viewed original Snapchat Series — Endless Summer

Most viewed Facebook Watch Series — Ball In The Family

Longest running series on MTV — The Challenge

Lifetime鈥檚 best-performing unscripted series in three years across all key demos, including Adults aged 18-49, and on social with over 740,000 interactions — Surviving R. Kelly

#1 rated show on E! — Keeping Up With The Kardashians

USA鈥檚 top debut for an unscripted series in eight years — Miz and Mrs.

Cable鈥檚 Biggest Unscripted Launch of the Year and E!鈥檚 Most-Watched Series Debut in over a decade — I Am Cait

Creating content.
Making history.
Winning awards.

Over the past two decades, BMP has been busy.
See for yourself.

3,555

hours of
programming
(and counting)

7

iconic series with
at least 10 seasons

85

Emmy庐
nominations

Awards/Recognitions

2020
2020
2020
  • Surviving R. Kelly
    Realscreen Award
    Non-Fiction - Social Issues & Current Affairs Program
  • Born This Way
    Realscreen Award
    Diversity & Inclusion
  • Surviving R. Kelly
    Peabody Award
    Documentary
  • Surviving R. Kelly
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Informational Series or Special
  • Surviving R. Kelly
    Critics Choice RealTV Award
    Limited Documentary Series
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program
  • Born This Way
    Critics Choice RealTV Award
    Unstructured Series
  • Born This Way
    Realscreen Award
    Reality: Docureality
  • Valerie's Home Cooking
    Emmy庐锔 Winner
    Outstanding Culinary Host
  • Valerie's Home Cooking
    Emmy庐锔 Winner
    Outstanding Culinary Program
  • Born This Way
    Realscreen Award
    Award of Excellence: Reality
  • Jonathan Murray
    Legacy Award at the RealScreen Summit 2018
  • Born This Way / Sasha Alpert
    Artios Award
    Reality Series Casting (Casting Society of America)
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program
  • Bill Nye Saves the World
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Reality Or Reality- Competition Series
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
  • Ball in the Family
    The Webby People's Voice Award
    Film/Video - Reality
  • Keeping Up With The Kardashians
    MTV Movie & TV Award nomination
    Best Reality Series
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
  • Valerie's Home Cooking
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Culinary Program
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program - "The Times They Are A'Changin"
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
  • Project Runway
    Realscreen Award
    Competition - Lifestyle
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 Winner
    Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 Winner
    Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program - "Dream Come True"
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program - "Oh Baby!"
  • Born This Way
    Critics Choice RealTV Award
    Best Unstructured Reality Show
  • Bill Nye Saves the World
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Reality Or Reality- Competition Series
  • Bill Nye Saves the World
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program
  • They Call Us Monsters
    Independent Lens
    Audience Award
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program - "An Unconventional Launch Party"
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program - "Finale, Part 2"
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program - "Up Syndrome"
  • Born This Way
    Television Academy
    Honoree
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 Winner
    Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
  • I Am Cait
    GLADD Award Winner
    Outstanding Reality TV Show
  • I Am Cait
    TCA Nomination
    Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming
  • They Call Us Monsters
    Las Vegas Film Festival
    Best Documentary
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Cinematography For a Reality Program
  • Born This Way
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program - "Don't Limit Me"
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Cinematography For a Reality Program
  • I Am Cait
    NATPE Reality Breakthrough nomination
    Docu-Soap
  • Project Runway All Stars
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
  • Valentine Road
    Emmy庐锔 nomination - News & Documentary
    Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story 鈥 Long Form
  • Valentine Road
    GLAAD Award Nomination
    Outstanding Documentary
  • Valentine Road
    Cinema Eye Honors Awards Nomination
    Spotlight Award
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Cinematography For a Reality Program
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
  • Valentine Road
    Emmy庐锔 nomination - News & Documentary
    Best documentary
  • Valentine Road
    Emmy庐锔 nomination - News & Documentary
    Outstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Story 鈥 Long Form
  • LookBook
    CINE
    Golden Eagle Award
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming - "A Times Square Aniversary Party"
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Cinematography For a Reality Program
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming - "Europe, Here We Come"
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 Winner
    Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
  • Project Runway
    Realscreen Award
    Best Competition/Lifestyle Programming
  • Valentine Road
    Sundance Film Festival
    Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
  • Valentine Road
    Sheffield International Documentary Festival
    Audience Award 鈥 Top 10 films
  • Valentine Road
    San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
    Best Documentary
  • Valentine Road
    Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    Jury Prize
  • Valentine Road
    Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    First Time Documentary Director 鈥 Marta Cunningham
  • Valentine Road
    Out On Film
    Best Documentary
  • Valentine Road
    Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    Jury Award: Best Documentary
  • Valentine Road
    Miami Film Festival
    Grand Jury Prize: Knight Documentary
  • Valentine Road
    Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival
    Jury Prize 鈥 Best Documentary
  • Project Runway
    Realscreen Award
    Best Competition/Lifestyle Programming
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Cinematography For a Reality Program
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
  • Mary-Ellis Bunim & Jonathan Murray
    Television Academy
    Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
  • Project Runway
    Realscreen Award
    Best Music
  • BME Digital - The Controller: Battlefield 3
    CINE
    Golden Eagle Award
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
  • Jonathan Murray
    Realscreen
    Inducted into Realscreen鈥檚 Factual Entertainment Hall of Fame
  • Project Runway
    GLAAD Award
    Best Reality Show
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
  • Pedro
    Writer鈥檚 Guild of America Award for Television nomination
    Long Form - Original
  • Pedro
    GLAAD Media Award nomination
    Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 Winner
    Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
  • Keeping Up With The Kardashians
    Fox Reality Channel Really Awards
    Best Docu-Series
  • Jonathan Murray
    Fox Reality Channel Really Awards
    Legend Award
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
  • Project Runway
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
  • Autism: The Musical
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
  • Autism: The Musical
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
  • Autism: The Musical
    Emmy庐锔 Winner
    Outstanding Nonfiction Special
  • Autism: The Musical
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming
  • Autism: The Musical
    Palm Springs International Film Festival
    Audience Award Winner 鈥 Best Documentary Feature
  • Autism: The Musical
    Cinequest San Jose Film Festival
    Award Winner 鈥 Best Documentary
  • Autism: The Musical
    Rochester High Falls International Film Festival
    Trophy Winner 鈥 Documentary
  • Autism: The Musical
    Emmy庐锔 Winner
    Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming
  • Autism: The Musical
    Mill Valley Film Festival
    Award Winner
  • Starting Over
    Emmy庐锔 Winner
    Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing
  • Starting Over
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Special Class Series
  • Autism: The Musical
    Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
    People鈥檚 Choice Award 鈥 Best Documentary
  • Bad Girls Club
    PRISM Award commendation
    Episode 103
  • The Real World: Key West
    PRISM Award commendation
  • Autism: The Musical
    Newport International Film Festival
    Audience Award Winner: Documentary
  • Starting Over
    Emmy庐锔 Winner
    Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing
  • Bunim Murray Entertainment
    PRISM Award
    Diversity Award
  • The Real World: Austin
    PRISM Award commendation
    Episode 1609
  • Starting Over
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Special Class Series
  • Starting Over
    PRISM Award commendation
    Episodes 2161-2163
  • Starting Over
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing
  • The Real World: Philadelphia
    GLAAD Award
    Outstanding Reality Program
  • Starting Over
    PRISM Award commendation
    Episodes 1188, 1189, 1190
  • Starting Over
    Emmy庐锔 Winner
    Outstanding Special Class Series
  • The Real World: Philadelphia
    PRISM Award commendation
    Episode 1509
  • The Real World: Paris
    PRISM Award commendation
    Episode 1302
  • Starting Over
    PRISM Award commendation
    Episodes 1003/1030/1055
  • Mary-Ellis Bunim & Jonathan Murray
    LAMDA
    Legal Award
  • The Real World: Chicago
    PRISM Award commendation
    Episode 1115
  • The Real World: Back to New York
    PRISM Award commendation
    Episode 1016
  • The Real World: New Orleans
    PRISM Award commendation
    Episodes 911, 903
  • Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Special Class) (Area Award)
  • The Real World: Hawaii
    TV Guide Award
    Favorite Reality TV
  • Mary-Ellis Bunim & Jonathan Murray
    GLAAD Award
    3rd Annual Fairness Award
  • The Real World: New Orleans
    New York Festivals
    Bronze World Medal (Television-Drama-Series)
  • The Real World
    Emmy庐锔 nomination
    Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction Programming- Picture Editing
  • Road Rules: Semester at Sea
    Genesis Award
  • Road Rules: Islands
    PRISM Award
    Certificate of Merits - Episode 407
  • The Real World: Boston
    PRISM Award commendation
    Episode 619
  • The Real World: Boston
    PRISM Award
    Certificate of Merits - Episode 605

Real heart for real voices

We want everyone to be heard. Everyone.

Fighting the stigma of HIV/AIDS

Pedro Zamora was one of the first openly gay, HIV-positive stars on TV, and one of our most popular housemates on The Real World.

LGBTQ issues

BMP followed Caitlyn Jenner on a quest to live as her authentic self, while shining a light on the trans community in I Am Cait.

The #MeToo movement

Citizen Rose documented Rose McGowan鈥檚 #MeToo advocacy, becoming the first program to publicly out Harvey Weinstein.

Gender identity

Explore a Snapchat series that documents the real world coming-of-age stories of teen drag queens across the country in Growing Up Is A Drag.

Autism awareness

Autism: The Musical told the story of a musical that was written and performed by five kids on the autism spectrum. All to raise awareness for this modern epidemic.

Living life with Down syndrome

Born This Way followed seven young people living with Down syndrome. And not just living, but thriving. America watched as the cast chased dreams, overcame obstacles, and defied society鈥檚 expectations.

Disability inclusivity

Inclusivity means everything. Breaking barriers. Shattering stigmas. America watched as these predominantly deaf families navigated raising kids in a hearing world in Deaf Out Loud.

Sexual Abuse

Surviving R. Kelly gave sexual abuse survivors of the popular R&B singer a platform. After the show, formal charges were brought against Kelly in February 2019.

Over two decades
of epic milestones

1987
1987
Summer 1987

Company founders Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray joined forces for the first time. Forming a bond that would go on to change the way stories are told.

Winter 1991

MTV wanted to launch a soap opera, so Bunim and Murray pitched an alternative鈥揳 serial drama that combined the elements of a soap opera and a documentary. That, ladies and gentlemen, became the recipe for what鈥檚 recognized today as reality TV genre.

Jun. 1992

Seven strangers moved into a house and The Real World (and reality TV) was born. The show followed the lives of a diverse, vibrant, and often at odds group of young people. In the decades since, the series cemented itself within the world鈥檚 cultural DNA.

Jul. 1995

After inventing an entirely new genre, Bunim and Murry鈥檚 company鈥揃unim Murray Productions (BMP)鈥揵egan to push its own boundaries. Road Rules, an innovative reality game show, launched as The Real World鈥檚 sister series.

Apr. 2003

BMP produced Real Cancun鈥搕he first reality movie. This first foray into reality filmmaking laid the groundwork for more films to come.

Sep. 2003

BMP kept pushing what it meant to be reality TV with Starting Over. This reality soap opera told powerful human stories and was unlike anything on TV.

Dec. 2003

The Simple Life debuted. The reality sitcom became a cultural phenomenon as stars Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie explored rural America.

Jan. 2004

BMP co-founder Mary-Ellis Bunim passed away. Her leadership and vision still guide the company鈥檚 mission to this day.

Mar. 2007

Fueled by a continued passion for authentic storytelling BMP launched Bunim Murray Films. The group鈥檚 first film, Autism: The Musical, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to critical acclaim.

Oct. 2007

BMP introduced America to its new first family of reality TV: the Kardashians. Keeping Up With the Kardashians began airing and made stars out of more than just lead sister, Kim, with the rest of the family becoming household names and pop culture icons.

Sep. 2008

Bunim Murray Film鈥檚 first scripted feature, Pedro, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Mar. 2010

BMP joined the Banijay group of companies.

Jan. 2012

Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science鈥檚 Hall of Fame.

Mar. 2011

Gil Goldschien was elevated to President in March 2011 having served as COO for four years running the Bunim/Murray business. Prior to COO, he served as General Counsel, negotiating an unprecedented number of development and production deals.

Apr. 2015

Co-founder Jonathan Murray stepped down as Chairman and CEO to focus on producing. The baton was passed to BMP vet Gil Goldschein.

Aug. 2017

The BMP original show, Ball In The Family, launched as the #1 show on Facebook Watch, with over 26 million viewers.

Sep. 2019

Endless Summer premiered on Snapchat. The social media outlet鈥檚 Chief Business Officer reported that the BMP-produced show was viewed by 28 million people.

April 2020

The Challenge Season 35 premiered with one of Its highest ratings ever.

May 2020

BMP partnered with Snapchat and the Los Angeles Unified School District to launch a virtual book club to help keep high school-aged students connected to learning while campuses remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 2020

Surviving R. Kelly won a Peabody Award.

July 2020

The Challenge was renewed for a 36th season making it the longest-running reality TV franchise and helping MTV maintain its spot as the #1 cable network among P18-34

February 2021

Julie Pizzi elevated from President, Entertainment and Development to President of BMP

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