Bunim/Murray Promotes Development Team Behind 'Bad Girls Club'

4:07 PM PST 06/01/2011 by Philiana Ng
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Scott Freeman, Rachel Speiser (center) and Erin Cristall

Scott Freeman's contract has been extended; development executives Erin Cristall and Rachel Speiser upped.

It's been a busy day over at Bunim/Murray Productions.

The production company behind MTV's The Real World, E!'s Kardashian franchise and Oxygen's Bad Girls Club, announced on Wednesday that it has extended its contract with executive vice president Scott Freeman.

In addition, development executives Erin Cristall and Rachel Speiser have been elevated to senior vice president and vice president, respectively.

"Scott Freeman, Rachel Speiser and Erin Cristall have all been essential to the development of Bunim/Murray's successful adn growing slate of reality programs over the past couple of years and have helped expand our network relationships," said Gil Goldschein, president of Bunim/Murray Productions, in a statement. "The team's fresh and innovative ideas continue to drive our reality formats and pave the way as Bunim/Murray ventures into scripted fare."

Freeman, who has been with the company for more than a decade, oversees The Real World/Road Rules Challenge on MTV and VH1's Saddle Ranch. He reports to Goldschein and chairman Jonathan Murray.

Cristall took the lead in development for Oxygen's Love Games, Flo Gets Married and Best Ink. Speiser spearheaded the development of new series and has been key in ventures into scripted. They report to Freeman.

Email: philiana.ng@thr.com

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