Michael Yudin is a true maverick in the television industry. He began his career as a page at NBC and has been in the business for over twenty-five years, working both on the corporate side and independently as head of his own production company.
With fifteen years of experience in the media and programming side of the advertising business, he spearheaded major accounts like Coca Cola and Miller Beer and helped innovate brand messaging as a revenue stream for advertisers and networks.
Launched in 2000, Michael Yudin’s MY Entertainment began with branded entertainment and grew to produce original series for networks including; Travel Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, Comedy Central, Spike, MTV, Oxygen, Food Network, CMT and Investigation Discovery.
Yudin is perhaps best known for creating the long running hit series Pros Vs. Joes that delivered blockbuster ratings for five successful seasons on Spike TV and his flagship series, Ghost Adventures is now in its 13th season on the Travel Channel.
At the forefront of the international format business, Yudin has brought multiple international formats to the US including the critically acclaimed Travel Channel series, Breaking Borders. With the 2017 sale of the original series Help My House is Haunted to UKTV, he is now launching original formats outside the US as well.
Prior to launching his own company, Yudin served as President of the Montreal based production company Telescene Entertainment, known for its scripted series and movies. He previously served as a Senior Vice President of Programming at Viacom Entertainment where he was a key member of the team that launched Spike TV and as Managing Director of Carat Entertainment, a division of Carat USA, that was charged with creating branded entertainment opportunities for Carat’s Fortune 500 clients.