Kunitz Leaves NBCU for Endemol USA

Apr 14, 2006  •  Post A Comment

After six years at NBC Universal Studios “Fear Factor” executive producer Matt Kunitz has signed a two-year overall production deal with production company Endemol USA.

Mr. Kunitz’s first job at Endemol will be executive producing the U.S. version of the company’s Spanish reality series “Operacion Triunfo” for ABC. “Trifuno” features a live performance show and follows the lives of contestants as they attend a fully functioning music academy.

Mr. Kunitz joined NBC in November 1999 as part of the network’s first reality term deal. He has executive produced 145 episodes of NBC’s “Fear Factor.” He also served as the executive producer of “Dog Eat Dog” and “Late Friday.”

Previously, Mr. Kunitz worked on MTV’s “The Real World” for five years, where he rose through the production ranks to become the supervising producer.