Critical Content

‘TINA’ prodco Lightbox rejigs development by hiring Critical Content’s Alexis Gomez-Garcia

TINA prodco Lightbox has appointed former Critical Content and Bunim Murray Productions exec Alexis Gomez-Garcia to work across its unscripted output from LA. Gomez-Garcia becomes VP of development at Lightbox in LA, with Suzanne Lavery upped to become SVP of unscripted at the Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn-founded prodco’s London office. Reporting into creative director […]

WarnerMedia’s TBS adapts South Korean social media format for US

WarnerMedia’s US cable network TBS is preparing to launch a local version of a South Korean talent format, with the exec who took The Masked Singer to America attached as exec producer. Celebrity Show-Off is based on MBC’s format My Little Television, which follows contestants as they attempt to claim the highest number of views […]

BET greenlights ‘Copwatch America’ from Renowned Films, Critical Content

Viacom’s BET has commissioned 10-part docu-series Copwatch America from London-LA based prodco Renowned Films and Critical Content. Copwatch America is a high-stakes, controversial dive into the men and women on the front lines fighting police brutality and injustice. This character-centric series gives viewers exclusive access to America’s fearless and distinct copwatch crews across two US […]

Critical Content acquires T Group Productions

Global content studio Critical Content has acquired Jenny Daly’s T Group Productions. T Group, which recently acquired digital house Big Boots Studio and established its own studio T Group Media, will now be rolled into Critical Content Studios, where Daly will become president. As president Daly will oversee the combined management and production slates for […]

Endemol Shine NA taps Critical Content’s Brad Carr

Endemol Shine North America has named veteran studio exec Brad Carr as its senior VP of production. Carr joins Endemol Shine from Critical Content (fka Relativity Television), where he served as senior VP of production on titles such as Home Free (Fox), Trisha’s Southern Kitchen (Food Network) and Lowe Files (A+E). At Endemol Shine he will lead […]

Joker hires ex-Relativity exec as MD

Splendid Group’s indie Joker Productions has hired former Relativity exec Julie Link as managing director. Link has been hired with a focus on ramping up originals, development, and expanding the global reach of its formats, factual and scripted production and distribution business. She succeeds former MD Patrick Ach, who has left the company. Florian Reinhardt, […]

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 buys into Renowned Films

LA-based Critical Content has made its firsat acquisitions move by taking a stake in UK producer Renowned Films. Five-year-old Renowned had previously received investment from Channel 4’s Growth Fund, and terms of the agreement see Critical taking over this stake plus an additional shareholding. Forman and Marcus launched Critical out of the ashes of Relativity […]

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 […]

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