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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 […]

History lines up annual presidents anthology

US cable channel History is preparing an annual anthology drama event focused on American presidents. The A+E Networks-owned station has optioned several best-selling novels on US presidents as source material for The Commanders, which will come from stablemare A+E Studios. The anthology will dramatise pivotal moments in the presidencies of several US leaders, with Bill […]

Channel 4 buys JonBenét Ramsey true crime series

Channel 4 has acquired The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, the two-part true crime event series that bowed on CBS in the US earlier this year. The 2x120mins event special is produced by Critical Content and distributed by Electus International, which struck the UK deal. The show examines the infamous case of Ramsey, the six-year-old who was […]

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