Jonathan Stern

SVP of Strategic Development

Jonathan is Senior Vice President, Strategic Development for Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) responsible for shaping and supporting domestic and international business initiatives that drive growth and profitability for BMP across new and traditional media.

 

Before BMP, Jonathan was Senior Vice President for Strategic Development at the millennial-focused Fusion television network where he drove global expansion of Fusion’s reach and distribution of programming across existing and emerging platforms.  During his tenure, he led all domestic and international content licensing and syndication partnerships.  He also built, launched and managed the linear and digital television network in Mexico as well as Fusion-branded OTT channels across all major connected devices.  He further spearheaded and developed new programming for the television network including the annual All Def Movie Awards, the Peabody Awards, the Snoop Dogg Smokeout, All Def’s Roast of America, and The Young Turks on Fusion. 

 

Jonathan was previously Director of Business Affairs and Partnerships for Red Bull Media House (RBMH), where he played a critical role in transforming Red Bull from a beverage company into a dynamic media brand that is now a premier content creator for action sports and other cutting-edge programming.

Jonathan began his career as an entertainment attorney, and he first joined RBMH to help form and launch its legal department, managing all aspects of business and legal affairs.  He is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law and was also a visiting scholar and adjunct professor there. He also taught entertainment law at USC for nearly a decade and has published widely on how digital technology is reshaping and augmenting the traditional entertainment industries.