Unscripted

Bunim/Murray partners with Charlize Theron’s indie

Bunim/Murray Productions has formed a joint venture with Denver & Delilah, the indie prodco set up by actor and activist Charlize Theron (pictured), and optioned Keshet International's Whose Closet is it Anyway?
July 29, 2013

Bunim/Murray Productions has formed a joint venture with Denver & Delilah, the indie prodco set up by actor and activist Charlize Theron (pictured), and optioned Keshet International’s Whose Closet is it Anyway?

The two companies previously partnered on Glam Wars (formerly known as Glam Squad) for Style and, in this new joint venture, will develop and produce unscripted television programming together.

Colleen Ocean Hall has been tapped as senior VP of development for the joint venture. She was previously senior VP of alternative programming for Original Media, ran development at Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Films and Television, and has also consulted for Style, Game Show Network and ABC Media Productions.

The joint venture marks the first of its kind for Bunim/Murray, and is Denver & Delilah’s first unscripted initiative.

The two companies will develop a U.S. version of Whose Closet is it Anyway?, which takes three women and swaps their closets in every episode. Other projects include Passport to Love, based on Banijay Group’s reality dating series Origins of Love, as well other original concepts in development.

“Charlize and her Denver & Delilah team have wonderful instincts and a fresh perspective which we think is a big plus in creating and selling reality television,” said Jonathan Murray, chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions.

“As we developed Glam Wars, we realized there were so many possible projects to partner on and this joint venture is a natural evolution,” added Gil Goldschein, president of Bunim/Murray Productions. “With Colleen on board we will be able to realize our very ambitious plans.”

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