Julie Pizzi Co-President of Entertainment & Development
With more than 20 years of experience producing hundreds of hours of television, Julie Pizzi serves as Co-President of Entertainment & Development at Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP). She is charged with creative and development responsibility for all format series and is focused on increasing the development of original formats and the production of existing BMP and Banijay formats in the U.S. Most recently, she developed and serves as Executive Producer of the highly anticipated talk show, Bill Nye Saves the World, set to launch on Netflix in Spring 2017.
Pizzi began her television career at BMP in 1994 and served as Creative Vice President and Showrunner for six years, where she spearheaded development and executive produced high-rated seasons of Road Rules and Real World/Road Rules Challenge (MTV) as well as Born to Diva (VH1).
In 2004, Pizzi went on to launch award-winning reality and documentary company, PB&J Television, with Patty Ivins. As Co-President of PB&J, Pizzi executive produced Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search (NBC), critically acclaimed documentary Reversal of Fortune (Showtime), teen favorite America’s Prom Queen (ABC Family), provocative therapy series Bad Sex (LOGO) as well as four seasons of the hit show Dress My Nest (Style). Pizzi is currently producing the second season of breakout family comedy, Flex & Shanice (OWN) and has produced many hours of programming for HGTV, Food Network, SYFY, Travel Channel, A&E, AMC, CMT, Lifetime, The CW, TLC and Discovery.
Pizzi returned to BMP in 2015 and PB&J Television entered into a pod deal with the company.