David Garfinkle is co-founder of Renegade 83, one of the world’s fastest growing and most successful unscripted production companies. David oversees development and sales at Renegade having sold and produced shows with A&E, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, the CW, USA, TruTV, Fox and Syfy.
From an early age David learned the benefits of hard work and determination. He attended Florida State University and immediately immersed himself in television production, mastering every aspect of production from operating the camera to scripting and producing content. He worked in production in Florida for various companies including Walt Disney before moving to Hollywood. In 1994 he partnered with his fellow FSU alumni, Jay Renfroe, to create Renegade83. They launched the company with the successful dating series Blind Date. David immediately followed up the success by selling a variety of shows to all the major networks. From Jeffery Katzenberg and DreamWorks Television to Eva Longoria and NBC, David has a keen eye for what’s hot and what will sell and works tirelessly with his development team to create new and exciting content. With critically acclaimed shows like The Kennedy Detail, ABC’s The Miracle Workers and Emmy nominated Naked & Afraid, as well as it’s highly rated spinoff Naked & AfraidXL, David has proven time and time again that quality and entertainment can go hand and hand.