Mary-Ellis Bunim

Television programming, perhaps even the way America viewed celebrities, was forever changed when writer and producer Mary-Ellis Bunim changed the playing field with the creation of the groundbreaking reality series ... Read more »
Born: 07/09/1946 in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Producer (46)

Road Rules 1991 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Challenge 1991 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World 1991 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Making the Band II 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Love Cruise: The Maiden Voyage 1997 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Starting Over (Synd) 1997 - 2000, 2002 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Simple Life 1997 - 2000, 2002 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Simple Life Reunion 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Born to Diva 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real Cancun 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Girl Next Door: The Search For a Playboy Centerfold 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Making the Band 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World Movie 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Personally Yours 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The Real World 10th Anniversary Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World 9 (Finale Wrap-Up) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World/Road Rules 10 Casting Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World 9 (Casting Special) 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World Reunion 2 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Passport to Road Rules VIII: Semester at Sea 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World/Road Rules Casting Special 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World 7 (Casting Special) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World 6 (Casting Special) 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World Reunion 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Friends and Lovers 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

American Families 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Search For Tomorrow 1951 - 1987 (TV Show)

Producer

Class Reunion (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Loving (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Road Rules 10 - The Quest (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Road Rules 11 - Campus Crawl (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Road Rules 12 - South Pacific (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Road Rules 8 - Semester at Sea (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Road Rules 9 - Maximum Velocity (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World 10 - New York (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World 11 - Chicago (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World 12 - Las Vegas (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World 3 - San Francisco (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World 4 - London (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World 5 - Miami (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World 6 - Boston (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World 7 - Seattle (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real World 8 - Hawaii (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (22)

Real World Awards Bash 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Creator

Real World Denver Cram Session 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Creator

Reunited: The Real World Vegas 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Creator

Reunited: The Real World Vegas Casting Special 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Creator

The Real World/Road Rules 10 Casting Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Creator

Road Rules X-Treme (TV Show)

Creator

The Challenge: Cutthroat (TV Show)

Creator

The Challenge: Free Agents (TV Show)

Creator

The Challenge: Rivals (TV Show)

Creator

The Real World 17 - Key West (TV Show)

Creator

The Real World 18 - Denver (TV Show)

Creator

The Real World 19: Sydney (TV Show)

Creator

The Real World 21: Brooklyn (TV Show)

Creator

The Real World 22: Cancun (TV Show)

Creator

The Real World 24: New Orleans (TV Show)

Creator

The Real World 25: Las Vegas (TV Show)

Creator

The Real World: Ex-Plosion (TV Show)

Creator

The Real World: Portland (TV Show)

Creator

The Real World: San Diego (TV Show)

Creator

The Real World: St. Thomas (TV Show)

Creator
Actor (1)

The Real World/Road Rules 10 Casting Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Television programming, perhaps even the way America viewed celebrities, was forever changed when writer and producer Mary-Ellis Bunim changed the playing field with the creation of the groundbreaking reality series "The Real World" (MTV 1992- ). For a new generation of television viewers, reality television was born. Unscripted became the name of the game, where the line between drama and reality dissolved over the airwaves. When millions of viewers watched dozens of overnight-celebrities enjoying their fifteen minutes of fame on television, it was often Mary-Ellis Bunim who put it all together.

Milestones

2005

Won Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Series for "Starting Over".

1992

Founded Bunim/Murray Productions.

1992

Created "The Real World".

1984

Executive producer for "Santa Barbara".

1981

Executive producer for "As the World Turns" .

SIMILAR ARTICLES