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Phil Gurin

President & CEO
Co-Chair of FRAPA

Award-winning Producer/Writer/Creator and President & CEO of The Gurin Company, Phil Gurin creates, acquires, sells and produces entertainment programs all over 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.  His The Singing Bee is one of the Top 30 most produced original formats in the world.  

He has also produced and written over 3000 hours of television that have been seen in more than 185 countries, and many other formats, including Fridge Wars, Weakest Link, Lingo, Test The Nation, Candid Camera, Double Dare, Remote Control, Before They Were Stars, Your Chance To Dance, Wanna Bet?, All-New 3’s A Crowd, Make The Grade, Win Lose or Pawn, So You Think You’d Survive, FOX’s New Year’s Eve Live, Women Rock, US Olympic Hall of Fame, KISS: Live, Miss America, Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss Universe

Gurin has Executive Produced 9 NAACP Image Awards and he recently Executive Produced Friday Night Vibes with Tiffany Haddish and Deon Cole for TBS, and Honoring Our Kings: A Celebration of Black Fatherhood starring Oprah Winfrey and Sterling K. Brown for OWN. His latest format,  Canada’s Ultimate Challenge, debuts on the CBC in early 2023.  Gurin is also Co-Chair of FRAPA and serves on the Board of NATPE.  He speaks, moderates panels and writes frequently about the world of formats and the international television business.  He also makes wine (visit:

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