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Mike Fleiss
The Director

One of the most renowned names in Hollywood, Mike Fleiss is a principal and partner in Authentic Athletix.  Mike’s experience and contacts provide invaluable resources for Authentic Athletix clients as they transition from college to the pros, and then from the pros to second careers.

Mike is the founder of Next Entertainment, is executive producer of The Bachelor franchise, which also includes The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad, and will serve as executive producer of upcoming reality series H8R.


Mike is a leading producer of reality programming and has made a significant impact on the genre. He has created over three dozen series and produced over 1000 hours of primetime television, including Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? In addition to Mike’s work in television, he has extensive experience with movies as well. He recently received a Best New Director nomination for co-directing the documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Before moving to Los Angeles in 1991, Mike worked as a sportswriter for several Northern California newspapers. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.

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