President, Chief Executive Officer
An entrepreneur who helped set the standard for action reality programming on network television, Gary R. Benz looked beyond the domestic marketplace to establish GRB Entertainment as a world-class television producer and international distributor. Mr. Benz has created and produced more than 2500 hours of broadcast, cable and syndicated programming, including live events, specials and numerous award-winning series As a hands-on Executive Producer, Mr. Benz has overseen such programs as Next Action Star, ten unscripted hours and a two-hour movie with Silver Pictures Television (NBC), Intervention, nominated in 2008 for two Emmy Awards (Outstanding Reality Program and Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming) and the recipient of multiple PRISM Awards (A&E), Princes of Malibu (Fox), Expeditions to the Edge (Nat Geo Channel), Cannonball Run (USA), Invasion Iowa (Spike), and AXN: Action TV (Columbia Tri-Star for the Fox Family Channel). Since forming Los Angeles-based GRB Entertainment in 1987, Mr. Benz has created international co-productions with strategic partnerships worldwide. These global productions include more than 60 primetime hours with Alliance-Atlantis, the 200-episode primetime strip, Echt Wahr, for Germany’s Sat 1, and Now See This! for France’s TF1, the Discovery Channel, and hundreds of networks around the world. Mr. Benz is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and The Caucus for Television Producers, Writers & Directors Foundation.