Bunim-Murray, Tower 18, Join for ‘Point Dume’

Sep 27, 2004  •  Post A Comment

“The Real World” creator Jonathan Murray and “Baywatch” producer Gregory J. Bonann announced Monday they were joining forces to create “Point Dume,” a one-hour scripted series about teenagers who help beach front rescue workers.

The series, which is being created by Tanquil Collins, Vickie Bronaugh and Greg Bonann, will feature fictional teenage characters in the southern California-based S.E.A. (Sea Extreme Alliance) Corps Program, based on a real-life program designed for high-school students to work alongside lifeguards, firefighters and U.S. Coast Guard personnel. The show will be produced by Bunim-Murray Productions and Tower 18 Productions.

Mr. Murray and Mr. Bonann will shop the project to different studios and distributors. Like Mr. Bonann’s “Baywatch” franchises, the show is expected to be shown internationally.

“Point Dume” is Bunim-Murray’s first foray into scripted hour-long programming. The company is known for its “Real World” spin-offs, the Fox reality sitcom “The Simple Life” and the syndicated show “Starting Over.”

Tower 18 Productions, which is run by Mr. Bonann, produced “Baywatch,” “Baywatch Nights,” and “Baywatch Hawaii.”