New President for Bunim/Murray Productions


Julie Pizzi has been promoted to president of The Real World producer Bunim/Murray Productions.

Pizzi previously served as president of entertainment and development at Bunim/Murray. She has led both development and production during her career at the Banijay-owned studio, which is behind such unscripted series as The Real World, Road Rules, Keeping Up With the Kardashians and The Challenge.

“Julie brings a wealth of unscripted production experience to her new role and has been a part of the Bunim/Murray family for more than 20 years, making her the ideal candidate to lead the studio into the next decade,” said Cris Abrego, chairman of the Americas at Banijay and president and CEO of Endemol Shine Holdings. “Bunim/Murray is one of the true pioneers in the unscripted industry and thanks to Julie and many others, it has a tremendous amount of momentum with numerous new groundbreaking series on the way.”

“I started my career at Bunim/Murray and was mentored by its founders, the late Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray,” added Pizzi. “I have incredible admiration for the company they created and it’s important for me to continue to build on what they built in both nurturing creativity and developing content that is both innovative and entertaining.”