Bungalow Media + Entertainment was founded by CEO Robert Friedman, a thirty-year veteran of the entertainment business where he developed, produced, and distributed all forms of filmed and experiential content across traditional and digital media platforms. Friedman has held an array of senior executive positions including President of Radical Media & Entertainment; President of AOL, Interactive Marketing, TV, & Ad Sales; Co-Chairman of New Line Cinema in charge of Worldwide Theatrical Marketing and Licensing and President of New Line Television, which he launched for the company. Friedman was an original member of the start-up team at MTV.
New Line Films included Lord of the Rings, Austin Powers, Dumb and Dumber, Rush Hour and a full slate of independent films among many others. In addition, Friedman has executive produced a varied mix of TV and films including Travel Channel’s “36 Hours”, Showtime’s “Spring Broke” documentary with Alex Gibney, Grey Gooses “Iconoclasts”, “We the People The Market Basket Effect” documentary, Amazon’s 30 Minute Comedy series “Highston”, OWN’S “Master Class” with Oprah Winfrey, and Paul Simon’s “Under African Skies” among many others.
Currently, Friedman serves on the boards of AccuWeather, Mount Sinai Health System, Columbia Graduate School of Business, NATPE, The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is a trustee emeritus of Vassar College.