Bertram van Munster

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Bertram van Munster
Born 1940 (1940) (age 75)
Nationality American
Occupation Creator and producer
Spouse(s) Elise Doganieri (? – present)
Children Ava Sophia van Munster (b. 2008)

Bertram van Munster (born 1940) is a Dutch-born American co-creator and executive producer of The Amazing Race. He is also the creator of Profiles from the Front Line and was the Executive Producer on Oprah's Big Give and Take the Money and Run (TV series).

Van Munster’s television formats and productions have been sold and produced worldwide in territories including India, Africa, The Middle East, Australia, the Asia Pacific region, Israel and throughout Latin America and China.

His productions, although created for the US market, maintain international TV sensibilities. He has longstanding relationships with all major US television network and cable companies.

Van Munster is President and CEO of Worldrace Productions, Inc., Profiles Television Productions LLC, and Earthview, Inc (all based in Los Angeles, California). His companies have worked in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television for The Amazing Race and other TV series currently in production; as well as in partnership with Active TV Asia, based in Singapore.

Awards achieved by Van Munster include:

  • 9 Prime Time Emmy awards, Best Reality Competition Show
    • 40 PrimeTime Emmy award nominations since 2003
  • Directors Guild Of America award, Outstanding Direction
    • 5 nominations for the Directors Guild of America
  • Producers Guild of America award, Producer of the Year award

Numerous other prestigious awards and nominations for his company including Golden Eagle awards, Glaad, Reality Cares, Producers Guild Of America, three Emmy awards for editing, two Emmy awards for cinematography.

His experience also includes:

  • Producer/cinematographer on the series Cops[1] for Fox Television for eight years, during which time Cops received four Emmy nominations
  • Photographed and/or directed in his career more than 2000 TV commercials
  • Produced over 600 reality television episodes for major US networks


  1. ^ Knightley, Phillip (2004-09-13). The First Casualty: The War Correspondent As Hero And Myth-maker From The Crimea To Iraq. JHU Press. pp. 534–. ISBN 9780801880308. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 

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