MGM Television Signs BermanBraun to Production DealCompany to Develop Scripted, Unscripted Projects for Broadcast, Cable 6/18/2013 1:27 PM Eastern
MGM has inked an exclusive multiyear production deal with independent media company BermanBraun to develop scripted and unscripted programming for broadcast and cable TV, the companies announced on Tuesday.
Roma Khanna, president of television group anddigital at MGM Television, will lead the new venture with Steve Stark, MGM's president of television production, and Gene Stein, president of television at BermanBraun.
"We are excited to be in business with BermanBraun, who are proven producers in the television industry and will be integral to our strategy of developing high quality programming," said Gary Barber, chairman and CEO of MGM.
"The production deal with MGM provides an exciting opportunity to collaborate with a team who embraces innovative concepts and new paradigms in this fast shifting landscape," added BermanBraun partners Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun.
MGM Television has announced several new series in the past year including History's Vikings, MTV's Teen Wolf and a new series based on the film Fargo for FX. BermanBraun's TV projects include NBC's upcoming Camp, HGTV's Garage Sale Wars, Showtime's Polyamory and two series for Discovery Channel to be announced.
The deal also includes a first-look agreement on all theatrical projects from BermanBraun.