Tom Forman

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 […]

Relativity buys Kevin Spacey’s prodco

Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media is set to emerge from its financial woes with a bang, acquiring Kevin Spacey’s production house, Trigger Street Productions. On January 4, Relativity announced a committee of unsecured creditors had formally stated support for Kavanagh’s plan to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a move that Kavanaugh (right) said would allow the […]

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, […]

Relativity files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Ryan Kavanaugh’s US film and TV indie studio Relativity has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The bankruptcy filing covers the movie business and the TV operation, which is run by Tom Forman (below) and makes series including Catfish, but not the company’s sports division or its joint venture operation with Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp. The […]

Fox orders Relativity’s Home Free

US broadcast net Fox has ordered a new home renovation competition series Home Free and Electus will sell it internationally. Relativity Television is making the series and its CEO, Tom Forman (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), will exec produce. In the series, which will debut in late July on Fox, nine couples compete to restore a […]

Tom Forman – why you need me if you want to crack the US

The meeting always goes the same way. On one side, you’ve got me and my development exec. On the other, a smart producer from Spain. Or Israel. Or Timbuktu. We’re knee-to-knee in the Majestic lobby. Or camped at a table at the Carlton. If it’s after lunch, we’ve ordered wine. If it’s earlier, we’re pretending […]

Franchise building

The current batch of home renovation formats mirror the pared-down approach to home ownership in the post-recession. Jesse Whittock looks at how the genre continues building. Fitting a new kitchen, re-turfing the garden or completely renovating a home are stresses every home-owner identifies with. The reward when the job’s done is unique, and perhaps that’s […]

WE tv to open US Sex Box

US cable channel WE tv has commissioned a nine-episode series based on British format Sex Box. Relativity Television is producing the show, which comes after WE tv piloted it earlier in the year following an agreement with creator and formats rights holder Clearstory. The format is billed as “an extreme therapy reality concept” in which […]