Michael Bloom is stepping down as head of unscripted for TBS and TNT, moving to a producing deal with WarnerMedia for his newly-launched production company, Bongo Pictures.
Bloom’s Bongo Pictures has a first-look deal with WarnerMedia.
“Michael is one of the true industry pros in the non-fiction space and has been pivotal in reshaping our unscripted business,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president, TNT, TBS, and truTV. “Thankfully he will continue to be a part of our next major unscripted push through this new venture.”
Bloom has been senior vice president of unscripted and specials at TNT and TBS for the past three years. Under Bloom, the Turner networks launched “Drop the Mic,” “Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild” and “Chasing The Cure with Ann Curry”; as well as the upcoming series “The Misery Index” with “Good Place” star Jameela Jamil, and Shaquille O’Neal’s “Shaq Life.”
“It’s an exhilarating time to be a producer with all these new frontiers and old rules thrown out the window. I’m inspired to get back to my producing roots and do what I love the most. The support Kevin Reilly, Brett Weitz and Sandra Dewey have shown me for this new venture has blown me away,” Bloom said. “WarnerMedia has been a wildly creative place to work, and with Bongo, I hope to create distinct and significant content that evokes the same feeling as when you hear those drums – that something awesome is about to happen.”