Keeping Up with the Kardashians producer Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) has inked an exclusive production deal with Santa Monica-based WikkedCat Entertainment.
The deal will provide the Banijay Group-owned BMP exclusive access to the indie’s unscripted slate in order to develop celebrity-reality franchises.
Founded by Stella Bulochnikov (pictured) and Brian Sher, WikkedCat is currently developing unscripted reality projects and specials with R&B songstress Mariah Carey, rapper Lil Wayne, Spice Girls singer-turned-TV presenter Mel B and stand-up comedian Gary Owen.
WikkedCat’s previous credits include T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle, currently in its fifth season, and spin-off Tiny and Shekinah’s Weave Trip, both for VH1; the sophomore season of Christina Milian Turned Up for E!; and the November premiere of Master P’s Family Empire on Reelz.
Previously, Bulochnikov served as VH1′s senior VP of celebrity talent and original programming. Through her company Wikked TV, the exec launched such celebrity-focused series as Paris Hilton’s My New BFF, 50 Cent: The Money and the Power and Gone Too Far for MTV; VH1′s My Antonio with model and TV host Antonio Sabato Jr.; and a CMT Christmas special featuring comedian Larry the Cable Guy.
Sher, a former talent agent at ICM, currently serves as executive producer on Oxygen’s Sisterhood of Hip Hop and he previously exec produced BET’s Michael Vick Project.
“Stella and Brian are masters of working with talent, and as we talked about the shows we all want to make, it became clear that there was a huge opportunity to partner, especially with their amazing access and our shared celeb-reality expertise,” said Gil Goldschein, chairman and CEO of BMP, in a statement.