Gary Auerbach

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Gary Auerbach is an American television and film writer, director and producer.

Auerbach graduated from Livingston High School and then the University of Delaware, where he earned a degree in Economics. His first job in entertainment was as a film editor at EMC a trailer house in New York City. He then began to work at MTV where he produced several shows, including Jon Stewart’s “You Wrote You Watch It”, the live “Hangin with MTV”, the Peabody award winning “Decade."

In 1995 he moved to Los Angeles where he executive produced MTV’s dating show “Singled Out” starring Chris Hardwick and Jenny McCarthy.[1]

In 1996 he wrote and directed the feature film “Just Your Luck” for propaganda films that starred Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Virginia Madsen and Ernie Hudson.[2]

In 1997 Auerbach founded “Mindless Entertainment” with then partner Marc Cronin. Mindless’ initial production slate included “the X Show” and “the New Movie Show with Chris Gore.” [3]

In 2002 Auerbach founded “Go Go Luckey Entertainment” with his wife Julie Auerbach. The company broke out to mainstream success with “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” which created a completely new genre of reality television; “Jockeys,” Brad Meltzer’s “Decoded” and “Paranormal State,” among others.[4]

Auerbach left Go Go Luckey in 2013 to oversee Wilshire Studios for NBCUniversal. There he oversaw productions of “The Soup”, “Fashion Police”, “Baggage on the Run”, and “Live from the Red Carpet.” [5]

Go Go Luckey was sold to Eclipse Television in 2015.

In 2016 Auerbach began producing under a new banner, “Auerbach Entertainment,” that has a first look deal with Gail Berman’s “The Jackal Group.” Under Auerbach Entertainment he has a documentary for Oxygen, “King of Diamonds,” as well as several other projects in development.[6]


  • Alectrixs
  • American Haunting
  • Brad Meltzer’s Decoded
  • Deep Fried
  • Eden’s World
  • Exorcist Files
  • Fashionista Diaries
  • Ghost Lab
  • Hampton High
  • Hangar 1
  • Jockeys
  • Just Your Luck
  • Karoake Superstars
  • Kidnapped
  • Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
  • Lost Tapes
  • Nashville
  • Newport Beach: The Real Orange County
  • Paradise City
  • Paranormal State
  • Paranormal State (the new class)
  • Pretty Hurts
  • Punk’d
  • Roller Girls
  • Singled Out
  • The Great American Christmas
  • The New Movie Show with Chris Gore
  • The Occupants
  • The X Show


  1. ^ Archived 2010-05-27 at the Wayback Machine.
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  3. ^ Hontz, Jenny (July 1998) Auerbach and Cronin sign deal with Fox.
  4. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (Sept. 2004) Surfing on a wave of teenage angst – New York Times.
  5. ^ Marechal, AJ (August 2013) Variety. Auerbach to Oversee Development at Wilshire Studios
  6. ^ Kelly, Sean – (August 2015) Variety. Gary Auerbach inks first look deal with the Jackal Group