Caitlyn Jenner Has Editing Say On “I Am Cait,” Kardashians Producer Wants Kendall And Kylie Jenner Spinoff
Caitlyn Jenner has a significant amount of control over the editing of “I Am Cait,” producer Gil Goldschein reveals in a new interview.
Goldschein, who is also a “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” producer, did a candid Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter about his latest role as chairman and CEO of Bunim/Murray Productions. In addition to “The Real World,” “Project Runway,” and other series, the production company is responsible for “KUWTK,” and now Jenner’s docu-series as well. And Goldschein reveals Jenner’s show was actually first discussed last year, long before she announced her transition.
He tells the outlet, “The first discussion was when [Bunim/Murray Productions Executive Vice President of Development and Programming] Jeff Jenkins came to see me about a year ago and basically said, ‘Look, there are very few people that know this, but this is what’s going on’ and described to me what was happening. This was something that Bruce, at the time, was thinking of doing, and, again, I was just there to support it.”
“Obviously, when producing the Kardashian series for 10-plus seasons, I had a very close relationship with the family, and with Bruce specifically,” says Goldschein, explaining why Jenner partnered with Bunim/Murray. “So because of that, there’s a trust factor.”
He also fires back at claims Jenner’s older children didn’t want him to pursue the series because of the company’s association with the Kardashians. “This is Caitlyn’s show. Caitlyn wanted us as a production partner. So ultimately, that’s her decision. We think it’s the right decision,” Goldschein says in defense. “The family members are more than welcome to join. There’s still an open invitation for them to be a part of the show.”
Specifically asked, “How much say does [Jenner] have in the final edit?” he admits “a lot.” Goldschein says, “This is her life, and obviously this is something where she has a lot to say about how she wants her story to be told and exactly how she’s going to be living her life, and we’re there to document it. You’ve got your ups, your downs. You’ve got the serious moments. You have the fun moments, so we’re there to document it and play it out as her life plays out.”
Of the Kardashians and their flagship show, Goldschein tells THR, “They get it. They understand and they’re accessible and let the viewers in and they’re vulnerable. There are good times and there are hard times. That’s what the audience recognizes, and that’s why it’s been so successful. As long as that continues, the show will continue to be relevant and resonate with its audience.”
And the producer knows exactly what series he’d like to see happen next: a spinoff with Kendall and Kylie Jenner. “We would love the opportunity to do that show,” says Goldschein, noting, “There haven’t been any discussions, but if that were of interest to them, certainly I would hope that they would talk to us about that possibility.” TELL US: What do you think of Goldschein’s comments on the Kardashian-Jenner family?