B17 Entertainment is a full-service production company based in Los Angeles producing breakthrough content in a variety of genres including comedy, reality, documentary, and game. As leaders in a new era of content creation, our focus is on multi-platform programming with millennial appeal.

About B17

BRIEN MEAGHER & RHETT BACHNER | Founders / Executive Producers

B17 Entertainment was founded by principals Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher.  After partnering with CORE Media Group in 2013, Bachner and Meagher have since created and launched the comedic format Broke A$$ Game Show, currently in its second season at MTV, Fluffy Breaks Even, the upcoming FUSE series featuring global funny man Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, as well as several other shows currently in various stages of production. Bachner and Meagher served as producers on ABC’s Emmy-nominated Shark Tank. They also executive produced The Pitch for AMC, Be The Boss for A&E, Real Deal for History, and Supermarket Superstar for Lifetime. In addition, they have developed projects with Snapchat, MTV, Spike, GSN, A&E, Discovery Channel, TNT, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, E! and VH-1.

Prior to B17 Entertainment, Bachner served as Executive Producer on The Henry Rollins Show on IFC, Man Caves on DIY and Co-Executive Producer on Losing It With Jillian Michaels on NBC. Meagher worked as a Development Executive for Mark Burnett Productions, where he was Co-Executive Producer on Shark Tank and Expedition Impossible and also worked on The Apprentice. Bachner and Meagher are represented by CAA.

JACKIE HAKIM | Head of Production

Jackie got her start in commercial production, overseeing logistics on hundreds of spots around the world. She transitioned into television as a producer on Sunday Morning Shootout, AMC’s long running series with Peter Guber and Peter Bart. She moved on to produce a number of game shows and specials for networks like GSN, CMT, Discovery, and VH1, including reunion shows for the Basketball Wives and Real Housewives franchises as well as Shark After Dark LIVE. Jackie later joined forces with Brien and Rhett on Shark Tank for ABC and Be The Boss for A&E.  Jackie has produced projects with Academy Award-winning DP's, award winning film directors and has an extensive knowledge of many industry formats including short films, commercials, talk, live, game, docu-follow, and reality. When she manages to find free time, she spends it training canines and, for the right price, humans*.

*Human training available Q1 2016.

STEVEN GARCIA | VP, Current Programming & Development

Steven began producing alongside Rhett and Brien on the set of Shark Tank Season 1. He has produced and directed a variety of projects for the dynamic duo including AMC’s The Pitch, A&E’s Be the Boss, and Lifetime’s Supermarket Superstar. Garcia has produced content for networks such as NBC, ABC, AMC, MTV, CW, Esquire, SyFy, Yahoo!, Discovery Channel and, most recently, National Geographic. Currently, Garcia is in various stages of development on multiple projects for B17 and serves as a Co-Executive Producer on their newest comedic endeavor Fluffy Breaks Even starring America’s favorite funny man Gabriel Iglesias. Steven believes in aliens and really likes tacos*.

*Note: Steven’s love of tacos trumps his love of aliens every time. Hands down.

JEFF THIEME | Development Executive

Jeff brings a broad skillset, as well as a sense of panache and chutzpah, to B17 Entertainment. He cut his teeth on unscripted and competition hits such as Extreme Home Makeover, American Ninja Warrior, Top Shot, and the Ghost Hunters franchise. On any given day, you may find him writing, shooting, producing, editing, or crying in a dimly lit room. In his free time, he can be found at the Venice pier practicing his Crane technique* on ne’er-do-wells.

*While Jeff has a fondness for karate gi’s, he doesn’t actually know karate.

LUIS SALDANA | Development Associate

What does a development associate do, you might ask? What doesn’t a development associate do? From coordinating events and meetings to helping shape ideas, Luis does a little bit of everything here at B17. When he’s not in the office, Luis enjoys watching movies with his girlfriend Alison, eating delicious treats*, talking SF Giants baseball, and bitching about the 49ers. 

*He also spends a lot of time at work eating treats.

B17 Shows

Bigger. Badder. Broker! Broke A$$ Game Show is back and more bizarre than ever. Hosts David Magidoff and Derek Gaines return to the streets of NYC, bringing their irreverent brand of comedy with them as they spread joy and cash to anyone willing to play their busted games. From super strong crotch magnets to playground games with a sumo wrestler, the guys are once again disturbing the peace and asking passersby to trade in their dignity in the name of money.

When global funny man Gabriel Iglesias and his tour mates hit the road, they love to explore all the great places to eat along the way. Join Fluffy and his eccentric crew as they indulge in the best eats the country has to offer… and then attempt to work off the calories with a larger-than-life physical challenge.

B17 Digital

Our extension into digital platforms was a natural progression given the online success of MTV show Broke A$$ Game Show, with views of our short form comedy segments numbering in the millions. Recent partnerships with brands like Snapchat and the upcoming release of our first digital channel has helped us invest further in the online space. In addition, we are among the first production entities to specialize in vertical-style programming created exclusively for mobile viewing.

Now Casting


A new TV show from a major cable network is seeking couples that are searching for the perfect workout plan to jumpstart their fitness routines and boost their relationships.

Do you think of the gym as the perfect place to relieve stress, but your partner thinks lying on the couch is the best release? Or, are you both active, but have completely different workout styles? Do you need expert advice to find the best class you can both enjoy? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Each couple chosen for our show will receive 3 free workout sessions from various instructors/clubs around Los Angeles. Through expert advice each couple will have the chance to choose which workout is best for them. They will then receive compensation to choose the workout series of their choice.

If you are interested in applying, please briefly describe why you and your partner need to find the best workout plan together.

Please also submit a recent full-length picture of you and your partner and answer the following to info@b17entertainment.com. Please put “FITNESS” in your subject line.

Phone Number



Are you a professional psychic medium? Do you have a special connection with the spirit world? If so, we would love to hear from you.

We are currently seeking out charismatic and well-spoken men and women who straddle the world of the living and the other side for a new unscripted series.

If interested, please contact us at info@b17entertainment.com with the following:

Phone Number
Your experience as a psychic medium

Please put “PSYCHIC” in your subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you.


We are currently casting for outgoing, energetic people who have a true love for game shows.

If you dominate at pub trivia or rule the living room when watching Jeopardy, then we want to hear from you!

Send a brief video (or video link) to: info@b17entertainment.com. Tell us a little about yourself and be sure to show off your personality.

Please put “GAME SHOW” in your subject line.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Contact B17

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