MARK BURNETT, executive producer
Four-time Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett has produced over 1,200 hours of television programming which regularly airs in over 70 countries worldwide. In addition to "Shark Tank, his current network series include "Survivor" (CBS), "The Voice" (NBC), "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC), and starting in December 2013, "The Sing -Off" (NBC). In the last 12 months Burnett's series have won their time slots on five nights of television in the same week.
Burnett is one of very few producers to have had a renewed series on each of the four major networks. He also has a strong presence in award show franchises, having produced the "MTV Movie Awards" from 2007 to 2011, the annual "People's Choice Awards" since 2010, the "Video Game Awards" (Spike) and the 2011 "Primetime Emmy Awards."
Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, produced a 10-hour miniseries entitled "The Bible" (History). Premiering in March 2013, "The Bible" had record-breaking ratings and is currently the most watched cable entertainment series of 2013, with over 100 million viewers. In June 2013, DVD sales for "The Bible" passed the 1 million mark, making it the best-selling miniseries of all time on DVD. On the heels of its success, NBC greenlit the follow up miniseries, "A.D.: Beyond the Bible," which begins production next year.
Burnett has been named one of the world's most influential people by TIME Magazine and is also listed as TV Guide's Most Valuable Player. He has won Brandweek's Marketer of the Year Award, The Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, the PGA Norman Lear Award and the prestigious Rose d'Or FRAPA Format Award. Burnett was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and was honored in 2010 with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. He served two elected terms on the Board of Directors for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Los Angeles.
CLAY NEWBILL, executive producer
Clay Newbill was a pioneer of reality television and has been an innovator of that genre for over 20 years. He was a vital member of the initial "Real World" producing team, joining the creators of the famed franchise in 1992. After producing the second and third seasons of the groundbreaking series "The Real World: Los Angeles" and "The Real World: San Francisco," Newbill co-created, produced and directed the "Real World" sister series, "Road Rules," staying on as showrunner for the MTV staple series during its first eight seasons.
In 1999 Newbill was tapped to spearhead a new show. Under his leadership, "Making the Band" became the first primetime reality competition program on network television. In 2000 he and ABC entered into an overall deal, and for five years he served as executive producer and showrunner for popular programs such as "The Mole 1 and 2," "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "Celebrity Mole: Yucatan," "The Benefactor" and "The Ultimate Love Test." In 2005 Newbill left his overall deal at ABC and since has continued to freelance produce and showrun reality television for several networks and cable outlets.
In addition to serving as one of the executive producers on all TV seasons of "Shark Tank," his credits include "Bound for Glory" (ESPN), "Top Design" (Bravo), "American Inventor 2" (ABC) and "The Mole 5" (ABC). Under the banner of his 310 Entertainment Inc. production company, he has produced 120 episodes of the hit Nickelodeon game show "BrainSurge." It was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2012 for Best Game/Audience Participation Show, and won the Cynthia Cynopsis Kid's Imagination Award for Kids Education Program. In 2012 he produced the No. 1-rated TV Show on CMT, "Redneck Island," now in its third season. Newbill is currently developing a project for CBS. He also co-created and produced the pilot "Camping with the In-Laws" for the Lifetime Network.
A Florida native, Newbill graduated from the University of Central Florida with degrees in film and television. His early career included production work on television programs at the Disney MGM Studios such as "Separate But Equal," "The New Mickey Mouse Club," "The Muppets At Disney World," "Walt Disney World's 4th of July Spectacular," "Walt Disney World's Very Merry Christmas" and "Easter Parades."
PHIL GURIN, executive producer
Phil Gurin and The Gurin Company have been creating, acquiring, selling and producing entertainment programs all over the world. Responsible for executive-producing and writing thousands of hours of television across multiple genres, including game, live event, music, hidden camera, comedy, stunt, clip shows, docu-soaps and formatted reality, Gurin's shows have aired on every major U.S. broadcast network , many cable networks and in over 32 countries around the world. Gurin's current projects, all of which he created or co-created, include the third cycle of The CW's most successful game show, "Oh Sit!" (Best Game Show winner at the 2013 International Rose d'Or Awards); the comedy reality series "Dancing Fools" on ABC Family; CMT's first daily original series, "Win, Lose or Pawn"; and CMT's all-time No. 1 original "The Singing Bee," now in its sixth season (previously on NBC). He has numerous shows in development in the U.S., the UK and all around the world.
Gurin began his career as a writer on MTV's "Remote Control" and Nickelodeon's "Double Dare," "Make the Grade" and "Wild and Crazy Kids." He worked for more than 70 companies as a development executive and as a freelance writer/director/producer before establishing his own company in 1997. He went on to produce "CBS' Candid Camera" in primetime for four years, which was followed by an extensive run of shows on NBC, including "Twenty One," "Weakest Link," "The Singing Bee," "Miss Universe," "Miss USA" and "Miss Teen USA." He wrote "Before They Were Stars" (ABC), "Night-Rap" (HBO) and he produced six seasons of GSN's all-time No. 1 original program, "Lingo."
Gurin serves on the Board of Directors for NATPE (National Association of Television and Programming Executives), on the international Board of Directors for FRAPA (Format Recognition and Protection Association), and is President of The Copper Club (The Council of Professional Producers Earning Rights). He developed and produces the prestigious Television Academy Honors for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, along with their annual TV Academy Hall Of Fame. In 2013 Gurin served on the jury for the MIP Formats International Pitch in Cannes, France.
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