WHO WE ARE

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With the world as its market, The Gurin Company is one of the leading independent creators, producers and distributors of non-scripted television, focusing on entertainment, game shows, live events and factual formats.
In fact, formats are at the heart of the company’s DNA. If it’s a format, it’s what we do. The Gurin Company and its founder (award winning producer/writer/creator Phil Gurin) have produced thousands of hours of original programming that has been seen on every major US broadcast and cable network, and in over 150 countries around the world. The top stars, producers, writers, directors and production teams have contributed to the quality brand that is TGC. And with joint creative ventures in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom (just to name a few), The Gurin Company looks everywhere in the world to share and explore first class content.
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What’s Going On

Fighting the Good Fight Against IP Theft

June 21, 2019

It’s a very dangerous time for people who create intellectual property. It’s also a very sexy time. There are more platforms all over the world eager to exploit the creative efforts of writers, producers, directors.....

It’s a very dangerous time for people who create intellectual property. It’s also a very sexy time. There are more platforms all over the world eager to exploit the creative efforts of writers, producers, directors, creators, talent, and there is more opportunity to have your creation viewed by the largest audiences possible in the shortest time imaginable. The courts have been reluctant to reward lawsuits over copyright infringement in the format business. There are many examples of similar shows in the marketplace, but unless it’s 100% the same, it’s viewed as different and therefore not a copy. If format industry stakeholders can agree to a certain set of industry standards, and if companies large, medium and small can agree on foundational principles of fairness and honesty, the business can perhaps save itself.

If courts can’t effectively combat format theft, perhaps it’s up to us to protect our own.

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Phil Gurin Inks Unscripted Programming Deal with Greg Silverman’s Stampede

May 3, 2019

Stampede, the indie media company founded by former Warner Bros Pictures President Greg Silverman, has partnered with veteran reality producer Phil Gurin (Singing Bee, Shark Tank) in a non-exclusive agreement to develop new unscripted and alternative programming for a global audience.

Stampede, the indie media company founded by former Warner Bros Pictures President Greg Silverman, has partnered with veteran reality producer Phil Gurin (Singing Bee, Shark Tank) in a non-exclusive agreement to develop new unscripted and alternative programming for a global audience.

The partnership will be led at Stampede by Jay Judah, who is spearheading the company’s alternative programming & innovation efforts. At Stampede, Judah will oversee development and production of premium unscripted and alternative entertainment, as well as foster innovation and exploring new technologies in the content discovery, development, and production pipeline.

Previously, Judah was the VP of Development for Forge Media, an unscripted production company with an overall deal at ITV America. “We are very excited to be collaborating with Phil, who is such a powerhouse in unscripted content. Our aligned vision of creating premium programs a natural next evolution in the growth of our content group” said Stampede President Chris Bosco.

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What We've Done

  • NBC
  • GSN
  • Singing Bee
  • CMT
  • NAACP Image Awards Show
  • Miss Universe 2009 Bahamas
  • Miss Universe 2005 Thailand
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Who Does What

  • Phil Gurin
    President/CEO
    Phil Gurin and The Gurin Company have been creating, acquiring, selling and producing entertainment programs all over the world. Responsible for executive producing and writing thousands of hours of television across multiple genres including entertainment, game, live events, music, dance, hidden camera, comedy, stunt, clip shows, docu soaps and formatted reality, Gurin’s shows have aired on every major U.S. broadcast network, many cable networks and in over 100 countries around the world.

    Award-winning Producer and Writer Phil Gurin has been creating, acquiring, selling and producing entertainment programs all over the world. Under his brand, The Gurin Company is responsible for executive producing, creating and writing thousands of hours of television across multiple genres including live event, game, music, hidden camera, comedy, stunt, clip shows, factual, dramatic re-enactment, docu-soaps, and formatted reality. Gurin’s shows have aired on every major U.S. broadcast network, many cable networks, and in over 185 countries around the world.

    Gurin has won four Prime Time Emmy Awards as an Executive Producer on ABC’s Shark Tank, and an international Rose d’Or (Golden Rose) for the comedy game show Oh Sit! which he co-created for The CW. The Singing Bee (NBC) is one of the Top 30 most produced original formats in the world.

    Gurin began his career as a writer on MTV’s Remote Control and on Nickelodeon’s Double Dare, Make the Grade and Wild and Crazy Kids. Establishing his own company in 1997, he went on to produce CBS’ Candid Camera in primetime for four years, which was followed by an extensive run of shows on NBC, including TwentyOne, Weakest Link, The Singing Bee, Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA. Other live events include Women Rock (Lifetime), US Olympic Hall of Fame (USA, NBC), New Year’s Eve Live!, Test the Nation, KISS Live! (FOX), and Joan and Melissa: Live from the Red Carpet (TVGN).

    Other noteworthy credits include: Miss America, Wanna Bet (ABC), So You Think You’d Survive? (Weather Channel), Your Chance to Dance, The Singing Bee (revival) and Win, Lose Or Pawn (CMT), and GSN’s all-time original hit Lingo. He has produced dozens of other specials and series, including When Cameras Cross The Line, World’s Most Incredible Animal Rescues, On Thin Ice: The Dark Side of Skating, All-Time Funniest Christmas Moments (FOX), Queen for a Day (Lifetime), Split Second Decision (MSNBC), Dancing Fools (ABC Family), Avenging Evil (Nat Geo), Holocaust: The Revenge Plot (Channel 4 – UK) and Beyond The Tank (ABC).

    He developed and produces the prestigious Hall of Fame for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Along with Reggie Hudlin, Gurin is Executive Producer of the NAACP Image Awards and Image Awards Live Red Carpet shows for TV One. He was also President, Unscripted & Alternative, for Global Road Television.

    Gurin serves on the Executive Board of Directors for NATPE (National Association of Television and Programming Executives) where he developed the NATPE REALITY annual conference and market; is Co-Chairman of the international non-profit organization FRAPA (Format Recognition and Protection Association) and was recently elected by the Television Academy to serve on the Executive Committee of the Producers’ Peer Group. He moderates panels and speaks frequently on the topics of global television and format rights, creation and protection.

Phil Gurin and The Gurin Company have been creating, acquiring, selling and producing entertainment programs all over the world. Responsible for executive producing and writing thousands of hours of television across multiple genres including entertainment, game, live events, music, dance, hidden camera, comedy, stunt, clip shows, docu soaps and formatted reality, Gurin’s shows have aired on every major U.S. broadcast network, many cable networks and in over 100 countries around the world.

Award-winning Producer and Writer Phil Gurin has been creating, acquiring, selling and producing entertainment programs all over the world. Under his brand, The Gurin Company is responsible for executive producing, creating and writing thousands of hours of television across multiple genres including live event, game, music, hidden camera, comedy, stunt, clip shows, factual, dramatic re-enactment, docu-soaps, and formatted reality. Gurin’s shows have aired on every major U.S. broadcast network, many cable networks, and in over 185 countries around the world.

Gurin has won four Prime Time Emmy Awards as an Executive Producer on ABC’s Shark Tank, and an international Rose d’Or (Golden Rose) for the comedy game show Oh Sit! which he co-created for The CW. The Singing Bee (NBC) is one of the Top 30 most produced original formats in the world.

Gurin began his career as a writer on MTV’s Remote Control and on Nickelodeon’s Double Dare, Make the Grade and Wild and Crazy Kids. Establishing his own company in 1997, he went on to produce CBS’ Candid Camera in primetime for four years, which was followed by an extensive run of shows on NBC, including TwentyOne, Weakest Link, The Singing Bee, Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA. Other live events include Women Rock (Lifetime), US Olympic Hall of Fame (USA, NBC), New Year’s Eve Live!, Test the Nation, KISS Live! (FOX), and Joan and Melissa: Live from the Red Carpet (TVGN).

Other noteworthy credits include: Miss America, Wanna Bet (ABC), So You Think You’d Survive? (Weather Channel), Your Chance to Dance, The Singing Bee (revival) and Win, Lose Or Pawn (CMT), and GSN’s all-time original hit Lingo. He has produced dozens of other specials and series, including When Cameras Cross The Line, World’s Most Incredible Animal Rescues, On Thin Ice: The Dark Side of Skating, All-Time Funniest Christmas Moments (FOX), Queen for a Day (Lifetime), Split Second Decision (MSNBC), Dancing Fools (ABC Family), Avenging Evil (Nat Geo), Holocaust: The Revenge Plot (Channel 4 – UK) and Beyond The Tank (ABC).

He developed and produces the prestigious Hall of Fame for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Along with Reggie Hudlin, Gurin is Executive Producer of the NAACP Image Awards and Image Awards Live Red Carpet shows for TV One. He was also President, Unscripted & Alternative, for Global Road Television.

Gurin serves on the Executive Board of Directors for NATPE (National Association of Television and Programming Executives) where he developed the NATPE REALITY annual conference and market; is Co-Chairman of the international non-profit organization FRAPA (Format Recognition and Protection Association) and was recently elected by the Television Academy to serve on the Executive Committee of the Producers’ Peer Group. He moderates panels and speaks frequently on the topics of global television and format rights, creation and protection.

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  • Phil GurinPresident/CEO
  • Phil Gurin and The Gurin Company have been creating, acquiring, selling and producing entertainment programs all over the world. Responsible for executive producing and writing thousands of hours of television across multiple genres including entertainment, game, live events, music, dance, hidden camera, comedy, stunt, clip shows, docu soaps and formatted reality, Gurin’s shows have aired on every major U.S. broadcast network, many cable networks and in over 100 countries around the world.
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What’s On Now

Shark Tank
Win, Lose or Pawn

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