EVP of International
Scott Freeman serves as Executive Vice President of International, responsible for maintaining Bunim/Murray Productions’ relationship with Banijay’s international affiliates as well as international third-party producers and buyers. In his role, Freeman focuses on developing formats from those Banijay affiliates and others for the U.S. market. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development.
Freeman is an Executive Producer on The Challenge and The Challenge: Champs vs Stars on MTV and Valerie’s Home Cooking on Food Network. Additional EP credits include: Pedro (independent film that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and aired on MTV), Stars in Danger: The High Dive (FOX), Saddle Ranch (VH1), Disney TRYathlon (Disney XD), Motor City Masters (truTV), Coming Out, The Challenge Aftershows, The Challenge: Champs vs Pros (MTV) and Wealth Hunters (TLC). He was also a Co-EP on The Real World Awards Bash (MTV) and has producer credits on several other BMP projects.
Among the company's signature projects to which Freeman has contributed his creative energy are The Real World, Road Rules, The Real World Reunited (MTV); Making the Band (ABC/MTV), The Simple Life (Fox/E!), Living Lohan (E!), the Emmy Award-winning syndicated series Starting Over (NBC); The Rebel Billionaire: Branson’s Quest for the Best, Love Cruise, Girl Next Door: the Search for a Playboy Centerfold (FOX); America's Psychic Challenge (Lifetime); Dr. Steve-O (USA); Love Games (Oxygen); Supreme Court of Comedy (DIRECTV’s 101 Network); One Ocean View (ABC); and the first reality movie The Real Cancun. He also worked closely with MTV as the BMP creative liaison for every book and direct-to-video/DVD based on The Real World and Road Rules.
Before BMP, Freeman worked in the TV syndication and cable department of the William Morris Agency and as a segment producer/talent coordinator for television specials in the U.S. and Scandinavia including: Conversations with Dinah (TNN: The Nashville Network), Match Game (ABC) and various pilots, telethons, variety specials and direct-to-video projects.
Prior to his career in Los Angeles, Freeman earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from Santa Clara University and traveled with the international youth program Up With People. He was Director of Publicity and Publications for San Jose Repertory Theatre and was a freelance entertainment writer/reviewer for Los Gatos Magazine and other South Bay Area publications. And, in another lifetime, he performed for several years with a professional country dance troupe and has the pictures and cowboy boots to prove it.