Dutch Producer de Mol, Creator of ‘Big Brother,’ Buys ‘Real World’ Producer Bunim/Murray

Jul 17, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Dutch producer John de Mol, creator of “Big Brother,” is buying Bunim/Murray Prods., which produces MTV’s reality series “Real World,” The Hollywood Reporter says.

De Mol’s Talpa Media is paying an estimated $50 million to $70 million, The Reporter says, citing sources. Among Bunim/Murray’s current productions are E!’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” and Lifetime’s “Project Runway.”

De Mol’s company is producing, with Endemol USA, ABC’s upcoming reality series “Dating in the Dark.” De Mol co-founded Endemol, but sold his share in 2000.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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