Andrew Marcus

Critical co-founder Marcus exits

The co-founder of US producer Critical Content, Andrew Marcus, has exited. The move means Critical will now focus primarily on unscripted programming, with scripted chief Marcus focus on pursuing drama and comedy ambitions elsewhere. Critical launched in January 2016 out of the ashes of Relativity Television, which was sold off after Relativity Media went under. […]

Critical holds The Left Hand of Darkness

US producer Critical Content is developing a television version of Ursula K. LeGuin’s novel The Left Hand of Darkness as a limited series. The book tells the story of a lone human emissary’s journey to an alien world where inhabitants have a complex and androgynous sexuality. It was published in 1969 and a year later […]

Hollywood heavyweights form Critical board

Mark Itkin, Lauren Zalaznick and Frank Biondi are among the big name Hollywood execs that form fledgling prodco Critical Content’s new board. LA-based Critical launched at the start of the year after Anchorage, a senior secured lender of Relativity Media, bought the assets of Relativity Television. Having secured a series of deals in its first […]

Critical picks up German TNT drama

Critical Content has taken international rights to The Valley, the murder mystery drama that played on the TNT Series pay TV channel in Germany. Critical is the content company created by Tom Forman and Andrew Marcus after they took over Relativity’s TV division. It is making and distributing drama and unscripted shows. It has taken […]

Forman’s Critical teams with Machinima

Critical Content has teamed with Machinima and the pair will jointly work up new drama and unscripted projects. Critical is the prodco that Tom Forman and Andrew Marcus created after the pair separated what was Relativity TV from the Relativity Media group. It will work with gaming and digital content programmer and MCN operator Machinima […]

Tech crime drama for on-demand net Crackle

An original drama from the newly-established Critical Content is headed to Sony-owned on-demand platform Crackle. Martin Freeman (Fargo, Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Adam Brody (The O.C.) will star in Star Up, which will run to ten episodes and comes from Ben Ketai. The show, which begins filming this week in Puerto Rico, follows […]

Forman relaunches Relativity TV as Critical

Tom Forman has relaunched and rebranded the TV division of troubled US prodco Relativity as Critical Content. Former Relativity execs Forman and Andrew Marcus were behind a deal to separate Relativity’s TV division from that of the parent group, after Relativity Media entered bankruptcy proceedings. Anchorage Capital Group, Falcon Investment Advisors and Luxor Capital Group […]

Forman, Marcus to lead new Relativity TV

Tom Forman (pictured) and Andrew Marcus will lead a new-look TV production company after the sale of Relativity Television’s assets to a group of investors was completed. Despite its strong programming pipeline and profitability, Relativity TV was caught up in the financial woes of its previous parent, Relativity Media. A deal with Anchorage Capital Group, […]