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MARK BURNETT, executive producer
Four-time Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett has produced over 2,200 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), "The Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC), "Stars Earn Stripes" (NBC) and the upcoming "The Job" (CBS). 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 awards 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 also the 63rd annual Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' "Primetime Emmy Awards."
Burnett is currently producing a 10-hour docu-drama series on the Bible (with his wife, Roma Downey -- star of "Touched by an Angel") for the History Channel which will air in Spring 2013.
In April of 2011, Burnett and media conglomerate Hearst Corporation announced a joint media, production and events-based venture which will focus on media content, producing events around that content and spinning off television shows and other programming based on Hearst brands.
Burnett has been named one of the world's most influential people by Time Magazine and 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. He served two elected terms on the Board of Directors for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Los Angeles. Burnett was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and was honored in 2010 with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
CLAY NEWBILL, executive producer
Clay Newbill has been a pioneer and innovator of reality television 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 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." Newbill has a development deal at the SPEED Channel for the trucker racing show, "Payload." 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. In addition to "Shark Tank," Gurin is currently producing CMT's all-time No. 1 original "The Singing Bee" and "Oh Sit!" on The CW. He has numerous shows in development at NBC, ABC Family, Syfy, Animal Planet, CMT and Fuse.
Gurin began his career as a writer on MTV's "Remote Control" and Nickelodeon's "Double Dare," "Make the Grade" and "Wild 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), and produced six seasons of GSN's all-time No. 1 original program, "Lingo." Other notable credits include "New Year's Eve Live," "Test the Nation," "On Thin Ice: The Dark Side of Skating," "World's Most Incredible Animal Rescues," "When Cameras Cross the Line" and "Greatest Christmas Moments of All Time" (all for FOX), "Wanna Bet?," "Your Chance to Dance" (CMT), "US Olympic Hall of Fame "(NBC, USA), "Women Rock," "Queen for a Day" (Lifetime), "All-New 3's A Crowd," "Naturally Stoned" (GSN) and "Joan and Melissa: Live from the Red Carpet" (Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and SAG Awards) (all for TV Guide).
Gurin serves on the Board of Directors for NATPE (National Association of Television and Programming Executives) and on the international Board of Directors for FRAPA (Format Recognition and Protection Association). 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."