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With 17 TV series on the air or coming up and 70 projects in development, RelativityReal has promoted Andrew Marcus to be its first chief operating officer, reporting to CEO Tom Forman. Marcus moves over from parent company Relativity Media, where he has been president of corporate development & strategy. Along with the shows it currently has on the air are American Bible Challenge on Gsn and Catfish: The TV Show on MTV. Marcus will try to increase sales of such shows worldwide and will apply RelativityReal’s self-described “risk adverse method” of financing which has been used in
- Alex Ben Block
Andrew Marcus has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Relativity Media’s television arm RelativityREAL. He was previously President of Corporate Development & Strategy for Relativity Media. In his new role, Marcus will focus on expanding RelativityREAL’s international finance and distribution as part of growth of RelativityREAL’s worldwide programming exposure. Marcus will report to RelativityREAL CEO Tom Forman. He starts next month. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Jeff Foxworthy is coming back to test your knowledge of the Good Book. Gsn announced today that it has ordered a second season of The American Bible Challenge. The order is for nine episodes of the one-hour game show. New episodes will air in 2013. American Bible Show delivered Gsn its highest viewership in 17 years with the show’s August 23 debut. The show is now the network’s top original series ever. RelativityREAL’s Tom Forman, Embassy Row’s Michael Davies are executive producers with J.P. Williams and Jennifer Novak. Nick Stuart and Maura Dunbar of the multi-faith media coalition Odyssey Networks are consulting producers. Foxworthy also serves as a producer. »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
Relativity Media and the Bandito Brothers, the team behind February's "Act of Valor" film, are shopping around a TV series version of the feature to both broadcast and cable networks says The Live Feed.
The original film mixed real life U.S. Navy SEALs and Navy Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen with actors like Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano and Emilio Rivera. Though the central story was fake, dealing with a mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent, the techniques and combat tactics used in the field were authentic.
Shot on the cheap, the film still managed to pull in a modest but profitable $80 million worldwide. With the show, the aim is to create "something more visceral than any other show on television" according to RelativityREAL CEO Tom Forman.
Bandito is also producing "React", a similar grounded in reality series about a secret black ops task force. That project is in development »
- Garth Franklin
Relativity, RelativityREAL and the Bandito Brothers will bring their No.1 box office film Act of Valor to the small screen, it was announced today by Relativity's President, Tucker Tooley, RelativityREAL's CEO, Tom Forman, and the Bandito Brothers. The theatrical release over-performed at the box office and in-home entertainment markets, including VOD and is soon to be broadcast on the FX Network.
The companies will work together to develop and shop an original and exclusive project based on the hit film, taking it to broadcast and cable networks shortly.
The film was an unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, starring a group of active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs, alongside actors Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov, Jason Cottle and Nestor Serrano, in a film like no other in Hollywood's history. A fictionalized account of a real life Navy Seal operation, Act of Valor featured a riveting story, taking audiences on an adrenaline-fueled, »
Relativity, RelativityREAL and the Bandito Brothers will bring their No.1 box office film Act of Valor to the small screen, it was announced today by Relativity.s President, Tucker Tooley, RelativityREAL.s CEO, Tom Forman, and the Bandito Brothers. The theatrical release over-performed at the box office and in-home entertainment markets, including VOD and is soon to be broadcast on the FX Network. The companies will work together to develop and shop an original and exclusive project based on the hit film, taking it to broadcast and cable networks shortly. The film was an unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, starring a group of active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs, alongside actors Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov, Jason Cottle and Nester Serrano, in a film »
MTV, home of "Next" and "Date My Mom," will launch a very different kind of show about dating and relationships in the fall.
"Catfish: The TV Show," which premieres in November, will follow people who have been in passionate online relationships as they meet their would-be soulmates in person for the first time. It's based on the 2010 documentary "Catfish," and the movie's star, Nev Schulman, guides the show's subjects through their journey.
It's a curious jumping-off point for a docu-series, since A) more than a few people questioned the movie's authenticity when it was released and B) Schulman got a rather large surprise when he traveled to meet the girl he had met online. Similar things happen to participants in the show, but Schulman says it's not all about pulling the rug out from under people.
"Whether or not two people are totally lying to each other and it »
Game Show Network announced that it has set an August 23 premiere date for The American Bible Challenge, the Jeff Foxworthy-hosted game show that the network announced back in January. The one-hour show tests contestants on their Bible knowledge and is produced by Who Wants To Be A Millionaire executive producer Michael Davies of Embassy Row and Tom Forman of RelativityREAL. Questions will be drawn from the Bible’s narrative, and a team of contestants will play for a charitable organization. Bible Challenge will air Thursdays at 8 Pm and be followed at 9 with another new series, Beat The Chefs, which also premieres August 23. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Exclusive: ABC Family has entered into a development deal with Ashley Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Prods. for The Keys. The High School Musical star, who co-stars in the Louis C.K./Spike Feresten CBS comedy pilot, and her partner Jessica Rhoades will executive produce the detective drama with RelativityREAL CEO Tom Forman. Written by Jonny Umansky and Zach Hyatt, The Keys follows a young woman unraveling the secrets of an exclusive and mysterious resort off the coast of Florida. Umansky and Hyatt are repped by Apa, manager John Tantillo, and attorney Jeff Frankel. Tisdale is repped by CAA. »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
With their upfronts happening tonight, Bravo announced that it has greenlit 11 new unscripted series, including spin-offs for Top Chef and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as well as season orders for eight of their returning favorites. Viewers can expect to see another season of Flipping Out, Tabatha Takes Over, Million Dollar Decorators, Million Dollar Listing Lost Angeles, Top Chef Masters, Chef Roble & Co., Pregnant in Heels, and Inside the Actors Studio.
Click below for a description of Bravo’s new shows.
New Series Greenlights:
Silicon Valley (working title)
Produced by Den of Thieves with Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager »
- Tim Stack
Tony Robbins is going to Own. Own, the Oprah Winfrey Network has acquired the series .Breakthrough with Tony Robbins. which will premiere on Monday, March 26 (10-11 p.m. Et/Pt). The series follows life coach Tony Robbins as he sets out to inspire change by transforming lives. From Own Robbins helps people find ways to not only help themselves but also help others around them as he guides the participants through tough challenges and empowers them to reach their personal goals. The series is produced by RelativityREAL, Tony Robbins and Reveille. Executive producers are Tony Robbins, Mark Koops, Howard T. Owens, Tom Forman and Shauna Minoprio. Sunday, March 26 . .Frank and Kristen Alioto. (premiere episode) Frank and »
- April MacIntyre
The Bible is getting its own reality show! Game Show Network has given a pilot order to The American Bible Challenge, an original one-hour game show which tests contestants on their Biblical knowledge. It is executive produced by Who Wants To Be A Millionaire executive producer Michael Davies of Embassy Row and Tom Forman of RelativityREAL. Also involved as consultant producers are Nick Stuart and Maura Dunbar of Odyssey Networks, the country’s largest multi-faith media coalition. “The American Bible Challenge celebrates America’s passion for The Bible in an entertaining, unconventional format that makes The Good Book more accessible to the whole family,” said Gsn’s new Evp Programming Amy Introcaso-Davis, who joined the network in November. Given the spiritual subject of the show, it’s not surprising that the contestants won’t be vying for cash prizes for themselves. “The competition will be rooted in personal stories of faith and community, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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