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    08.05.15 Gil Goldschein ‘99 Heads Entertainment Powerhouse Bunim/Murray Productions
    Brooklyn Law School - Gil Goldschein '99

    Gil Goldschein '99

    Gil Goldschein ’99 took the helm as the new chairman and CEO of reality show pioneer Bunim/Murray Productions in April. Three months later, the company premiered its much-anticipated docuseries, “I Am Cait,” which chronicles the transition of Caitlyn Jenner. The show is the latest in a string of television hits for Bunim/Murray, which is credited with creating the concept of reality programming.

    “If you look at the span of Bunim/Murray and all of the shows,” Goldschein told The Hollywood Reporter, “we've been telling diverse stories since the first season of The Real World. We had a transgender cast member on Real World: Brooklyn [in 2009]. We're the perfect company for [“I Am Cait”].”

    Goldschein previously served as the president and general counsel of Bunim/Murray, and he has played an integral role in its fiscal and production growth over the last 14 years. The company’s current projects include Keeping up with the Kardashians and Total Divas (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), and Emmy Award–winning Project Runway (Lifetime). Its film entity, BMP Films, has produced Pedro (MTV), Shadow Billionaire, Autism: The Musical (HBO) which received two Emmy Awards, and the Emmy-nominated Valentine Road (HBO).

    “I think our track record speaks for itself,” Goldschein told The New York Timesin July. “When you work with someone for that long, there are relationships and a trust factor, and if you’re dealing with what Caitlyn [Jenner] is dealing with, I think it’s very important to work with people you trust.”

    The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel recognized Goldschein’s deal-making prowess with the PwC Brandhorst Memorial Dealmaker Award. He was included in The Hollywood Reporter’s 15th Annual Next Generation Class of 2008, honoring executives 35 and under. Goldschein is a member of the International Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as well as a board member of the Forum on Law, Culture and Society.