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Brian Graden

Producer, Brian Graden Media

BRIAN GRADEN MEDIA is a production company located in the heart of Los Angeles, CA. Brian Graden, Lois Curren & Gaurav Misra are the principal partners of the company. Since BGM’s start in 2012, they have produced the series “4th and Forever” for Current, the movie events “Men of the Strip” and “Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding Special” for E!, the series “Walk of Shame Shuttle” for VH1, the series “Todrick” starring Todrick Hall for MTV, the quarterly comedy series “Gay Skit Happens” for Logo, and the Emmy-Award-winning series “HitRECord on TV” starring Joseph Gordon Levitt in its second season on Pivot. Additional development projects and pilots have been housed at E!, VH1, MTV, Freeform, NBC’s SEESO, WeTV, Tru, A&E, Esquire, CW, & SyFy.

Brian Graden served for 13 years as the President of Entertainment, MTV Networks Music Channels and President of Logo until December 2009. As President of Entertainment, Mr. Graden provided programming oversight to all the MTVN music networks including MTV, VH1, MTV2 and CMT. At the helm of LOGO, he was responsible for all aspects of the channel created specifically for the LGBT audience.

Before joining MTV Networks, Mr. Graden tapped into the phenomenon that became South Park, as he commissioned Matt Stone and Trey Parker to create an animated short that led to the series that Mr. Graden Executive Produced. Mr. Graden also owned his own company, which produced several shows including The Dating Game for national syndication. Mr. Graden holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.