Profiles Television Productions
Bertram van Munster is a nine-time Emmy® award-winning producer, director, and reality television pioneer. With more than four decades spent developing and producing entertainment content across the globe, he is one of the industry’s most respected and creative forces.
Together with Elise Doganieri, his producing partner, van Munster runs Profiles Television, an award-winning full-service production company that develops and produces programming for the worldwide marketplace.
Van Munster is best known for creating the long-running competition series The Amazing Race (produced through World Race Productions, a subsidiary of Profiles Television), currently airing its 22nd season for CBS. Since launching in 2001, the series has aired more than 250 episodes, and is seen in 80+ countries, with local versions of the show also produced in Asia, Australia, South America, Israel, and Canada (The Amazing Race Canadawill air this summer). ForThe Amazing Race, van Munster has earned nine Emmy awards, a DGA award, two PGA awards, and most recently, the 2013 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Reality Program.
In addition toThe Amazing Race, van Munster currently is producing a new competition seriesFight Master: Ballator MMAfor Spike, set to premiere in 2013. In 2012 he also produced for TNT the seriesThe Great Escape, marking TNT’s foray into unscripted programming. Other series includeOprah’s Big Give,Take The Money & Run, andProfiles from the Front Line, all for ABC.
In addition to network series, van Munster also works in the branded entertainment space, having produced for Ford two groundbreaking, interactive programs,Focus Rally: America, which aired on Hulu, andEscape Routes, which aired on NBC, and online. Profiles is currently in development on new iterations of this program. Van Munster also has a long-standing relationship with the National Geographic Society, having shot, produced, and directed various series, specials, and projects all over the world.
Prior to Profiles Television, van Munster created and executive produced for Paramount Domestic TelevisionWild Things, a hit syndicated adventure series that traversed some of the world’s most inhospitable regions. The project incorporated a groundbreaking new scope and style that’s credited with changing the way wildlife productions are filmed.
Before his association with Paramount, van Munster served as producer and cinematographer for the first eight years of FOX’s long-running primetime series,Cops.
He began his career as a director and cinematographer, helming more than 2000 high-end television commercials.
Speaking at: Meet a Mentor: Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, Profiles Television Productions