Bio : Michael Rourke is the CEO of Hudsun Media.
In 2010 Michael Rourke founded Hudsun Media, a multi-platform production company based in New York. Rourke oversees all aspects of the company including development, production and brand partnerships and serves as Executive Producer on all shows.
Hudsun currently produces the highly acclaimed hit series Returning the Favor hosted by Mike Rowe for Facebook Watch. One of the most successful series on Facebook, the show is now in it’s third season with over 300 million views.
Rourke is a creative innovator with rich experience producing every type of format for every type of platform. Recent projects include a partnership with Mattel to produce the ABC series The Toy Box hosted by Eric Stonestreet, the new competition format Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid for Lifetime, the testosterone fueled Kill Rob Bailey for Rated Red, renovation format Heritage Hunters for DIY, and Doodle Wars for NBC’s new SVOD, Bluprint.
The company’s past television series include the true crime series Bad Blood for Discovery ID, the acclaimed House of DVF, a hybrid docu‐competition series set around fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg for E!, Celebrity Renovation for FYI, Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe for Lifetime, the gritty docu-series Living Different for Oxygen, The Fabulist, a weekly trend talk show for E!, Pregnant in Heels for Bravo, I’m Having Their Baby for Oxygen, and The Doc Club for OWN.
Hudsun has been a trailblazer in the digital space, creating content for the digital launches of Conde Nast Entertainment’s Glamour, GQ, and Teen Vogue video channels, creating and producing DIYselfie for Vevo, Style Studio with Rebecca Minkoff for Yahoo, and Decoding Style with Nina Garcia for AOL. Having emerged as a leading branded content company, Hudsun produced the wildly successful My Houzz series with Ashton Kutcher for Houzz. Additionally, Hudsun worked with Nine West to launch Channel 9, a leading fashion channel on YouTube. The company also created Unracked with Gilt Groupe, and partnered with Mattel’s Barbie brands to produce the record breaking Hulu series, Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend. Other branded clients include Smartwater, Mode, Kay Jewelers, Amazon Fashion, and Charlotte Tilbury.
Prior to forming Hudsun Media, Rourke spent nine years in a highly successful production deal with Sony Pictures Television where he launched three daily syndicated shows for the studio and ultimately produced thousands of episodes of television. Rourke created and oversaw SPT’s daily courtroom shows Judge Hatchett, Judge Maria Lopez, and Judge David Young as well as Executive Produced the daily talk show Ricki Lake. Rourke was also the Executive Producer of the VH1 series The RuPaul Show as well as an Emmy nominated producer for NBC News and First Person with Maria Shriver and Today.