Bunim/Murray Productions

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Bunim/Murray Productions
Industry Entertainment
Founded 1987; 30 years ago (1987)
Founder Mary-Ellis Bunim
Jonathan Murray
Headquarters Van Nuys, California, United States
Key people
Gil Goldschein
(Chairman and CEO)[1]
Parent Banijay Group
Website www.bunim-murray.com

Bunim/Murray Productions is an entertainment production company based out of Van Nuys, California, and is considered a pioneer in the reality television genre. It is best known for The Real World, Road Rules, and Bad Girls Club. Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray co-founded Bunim/Murray after agent Mark Itkin of the William Morris Agency put the two together to develop a scripted soap opera for MTV. When that was too expensive, they decided to try an unscripted soap and The Real World was born. "We knew within 20 minutes of shooting that we had a show," Bunim said.[citation needed] The company has expanded into music management, managing the pop punk/emo band A Cursive Memory. In March 2010, the company was acquired by Banijay Entertainment (former name of Banijay Group).[2]

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  1. ^ "Bunim/Murray Productions - Banijay Group". www.banijay.com. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Schneider, Michael (25 March 2010). "Bunim-Murray acquired by Banijay; 'Real World' producer bought out by French co.". Daily Variety. Retrieved 10 Jun 2010. 

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