Bud Brutsman

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Bud W. Brutsman (born May 6, 1970) is a television show creator, executive producer, and the President of Brentwood Communications International.[1] His best known productions include Overhaulin' and Rides for the Learning Channel (TLC),[2] and Living with Ed for Planet Green. Brutsman was also one of the creators of King of the Cage, garnering attention on Pay-Per-View and worldwide video sales.[3] As of 2011, Brutsman is involved in the mixed martial arts organization, Shark Fights.[4]

Professional background[edit]

Brutsman's first project was producing a country line dancing video in conjunction with Denim and Diamonds, a country dance club in Los Angeles and Dallas. He successfully sold the distribution rights of the video to a company in California and began creating television shows.[5] In 1997, Brutsman established an independent television production company, which he named Brentwood Communications International, Inc. (BCII).[6]

Military genre

Brutsman has produced several shows focusing on the U.S. military. Some of these shows include the History of Navy SEALs, Special Operations, U.S. Customs; The Complete History of Green Berets; and Inside the Britannic. He was additionally approached by a group of Navy SEALs with a consultant company outside of the military, which resulted in producing several military training videos.[citation needed] His documentaries have been shown on The History Channel and Discovery Channel, and sold worldwide.[5]

In 2006, Brutsman and BCII created a U.S. Military corporate sponsorship program for a Marine platoon stationed in Iraq and their families back home.[citation needed] He oversaw efforts to collect exercise equipment, DVDs, magazines, and other supplies to be sent to the troops overseas, as well as organizing events and functions for the troops' families.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Executive producer
  • 1990: Rock-N-Roll Legends Series
  • 1998: Natural Disasters
  • 1999: The Complete History of the Navy Seals
  • 1999: Femme Fatales
  • 1999: Hollywood Hall of Fame
  • 2000: Action Heroes
  • 2000: Cheating Las Vegas
  • 2000: The History of the Green Berets
  • 2000: Young Hollywood Superstars
  • 2001: U.S. Customs: Special Agents
  • 2001: Special Operations (Four-part military series)
  • 2001: Hollywood Raw
  • 2002: Elvis and June: A Love Story
  • 2002: Inside the Britannic
  • 2000–2003: King of the Cage (V. 1–24) Live PPV
  • 2004: Rides
  • 2006: CES: Consumer Electronics Show
  • 2006: Extreme Yachts Special
  • 2006-2013: Hot Rod TV
  • 2006: Payback
  • 2007: Forza Motorsports Showdown (mini series)
  • 2007: Get Out Way Out
  • 2007: Stress Test
  • 2007–2008: Celebrity Rides (Burt Reynolds)
  • 2004–2015: Overhaulin'
  • 2008: Chasing Baja (documentary)
  • 2008: Celebrity Rides (Kevin Dillon)
  • 2008–2009: Celebrity Rides (Jay Leno)
  • 2008–2009: Hot Import Nights
  • 2008–2009: Livin' the Low Life
  • 2009-2014: Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational
  • 2009: Raptor Documentary
  • 2009: Celebrity Rides (Steve McQueen)
  • 2009: Jet Set: with Jay Leno
  • 2007–2010: Living with Ed
  • 2009–2011: Garage Mahal
  • 2009–2015: Car Crazy
  • 2010: Midnight Munchies
  • 2010: Xtreme Eating
  • 2011: American Trucker
  • 2011: Punk Payback with Bas Rutten
  • 2011: Shark Fights
  • 2011: Esquire: Ultimate Bachelor Pad
  • 2011: Single with 7
  • 2011: The BOSS is Back
  • 2011-2012 Inside West Coast Customs
  • 2012-2015: Extreme RVs
  • 2012: Naturally Beautiful
  • 2012: Hollywood For Sale
  • 2012: Turbine Cowboys
  • 2012: Magic Outlaws
  • 2012: Extreme Yachts
  • 2013: Backroad Gold
  • 2013: Big Cool Stuff
  • 2013: Extreme Doomsday Vehicles
  • 2013: Extreme Doomsday Bunkers
  • 2013: Extreme Factories
  • 2013: Extreme Toys
  • 2013: Rock My RV
  • 2013: Viper: Soul Survivor
  • 2013: R U Faster Than a Redneck?
  • 2014-2016: Flippin RVs
  • 2014-2016: SEMA Battle of the Builders
  • 2014-2017: World Desert Championship
  • 2015: Fit, Fabulous and Famous
  • 2015: RV Nation
  • 2015: Animal Storm Squad
  • 2016: Everest Air
  • 2016: Classic Cars
  • 2016-2017: Competition Ready
  • 2016-2017 Roadworthy
  • 2017: Beachin' RVs
  • 2017: Race of Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bud Brutsman CEO". Bciitv.com. Archived from the original on 2011-09-24. Retrieved 2011-09-21.
  2. ^ "King of Car TV - Features - Hot Rod Magazine". Hotrod.com. 2007-02-26. Retrieved 2011-09-21.
  3. ^ "Bud Brutsman 1,000 Miles of Glory". Gladmag.com. 2008-06-25. Retrieved 2011-09-21.
  4. ^ "Former WWE wrestler Bobby Lashley inks Shark Fights deal - News | FOX Sports on MSN". Msn.foxsports.com. 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2011-09-21.
  5. ^ a b "Bud Brutsman Video". Ovguide.com. 1970-05-06. Retrieved 2011-09-21.
  6. ^ "BCII Website". bciitv.com. 2017-07-13.