Gil Goldschein Chairman and CEO
Gil Goldschein serves as Chairman and CEO of Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) responsible for managing the daily operation as well as the growth of the company as both a production studio and international business entity. Prior to being elevated to Chairman and CEO in April 2015, Goldschein served as President.
Goldschein has played an integral role in BMP’s fiscal and production growth over the last 15 years and the company is thriving under his leadership. He has strengthened the management team and overall capabilities of BMP’s infrastructure in order to vastly increase the number of projects the company develops and produces on an annual basis and has consistently expanded the breadth and scope of BMP’s offering, having launched BMP Digital, BMP Latin, BMP’s documentary division, BMP East and most recently structuring exclusive pod deals with PB&J and WikkedCat.
Goldschein, who previously served as General Counsel, has negotiated an unprecedented number of development and production deals, including the deal to produce Emmy Award-winning Project Runway as well as the partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions to produce Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Since taking over as CEO, he has guided the internal greenlight process, resulting in the sale of more projects than ever before across multiple channels and digital platforms.
Currently, BMP has numerous projects across a wide array of genres in production at multiple cable networks and digital outlets, contributing to BMP’s robust programming lineup and continued growth. BMP’s current projects include Mariah’s World, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Rob & Chyna, Total Divas, Total Bellas and So Cosmo (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime), Valerie’s Home Cooking (Food Network), Born This Way (A&E), The Gary Owen Show (BET), Earth Live (National Geographic), Bill Nye Saves the World (Netflix), The Selection: Special Operations Experiment (History) and Chachi’s World (go90). BMP has also produced films, including They Call Us Monsters, Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO).
Goldschein also played a key role in expanding BMP’s global footprint by negotiating Banijay Group’s acquisition of the company in 2010, providing BMP with access to Banijay’s international formats and Banijay with distribution of BMP formats to the international marketplace.
Goldschein was included in The Hollywood Reporter’s 15th Annual Next Generation Class of 2008, honoring executives 35 and under. The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel recognized Goldschein’s deal-making prowess with the PWC Brandhorst Memorial Dealmaker Award. Additionally, he is a member of the International Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as well as a board member of the Forum on Law, Culture and Society. Goldschein holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.