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ITV Studios is backing James Fox and Dom Waugh’s new entertainment label, Rollercoaster Television.
Currently heading up the entertainment division of Remarkable as Managing Director and Director of Content respectively, Fox and Waugh have been responsible for creating and producing formats including All Together Now, the singing competition which launched in 2018 and has now sold to over 20 countries globally, and the BAFTA-nominated Richard Osman’s House of Games which recently celebrated its 300th episode, as well as returning hits like Pointless and The Wall.
The pair are currently delivering Remarkable’s Starstuck for ITV, a new primetime entertainment series which sees ordinary members of the public team up to transform into the world’s biggest music icons.
James and Dom said: “From the joy of Saturday night entertainment like All Together Now and Starstruck, the fun of daytime quizzes like House of Games and Pointless to the exhilaration of big money gameshows like The Million Pound Drop and The Wall, we’ve had an amazing 10 years and more with the brilliant team at Remarkable.
“But now feels like the time for the next adventure and the chance to build a new slate of shows for the UK and beyond. We’re thrilled to be joining Julian and the team at ITV Studios and can’t wait to get started later in the year.”
Julian Bellamy, MD, ITV Studios, added: “James and Dom are really exciting entertainment producers who have developed and overseen a raft of successful hit shows. We’re delighted they’ve chosen to partner with ITV Studios for their next venture and look forward to welcoming them to the group.”
Fox is currently joint Managing Director of Remarkable, overseeing its entertainment programming, with credits including Pointless, The Million Pound Drop, The Bank Job and Two Tribes. He started his career in BBC Entertainment working in development and production across a range of shows including Strictly Come Dancing. After a stint at Fever Media, he moved to Los Angeles to join BBC Worldwide Productions as Creative Director where he secured a number of commissions. On returning to the UK in 2010, Fox worked as Executive and Series Producer for Initial, Twofour and RDF before joining Remarkable.
Waugh is currently Director of Content at Remarkable, responsible for expanding the company’s entertainment slate. He has developed and executive produced entertainment and factual entertainment formats over his 10 years at Remarkable, including shows such as Pointless, Ejector Seat, The Bank Job, Secret Eaters and The Million Pound Drop. Previously he worked as a freelance producer/director for a variety of companies, producing and developing a wide range of programming including Soccer Aid, Fear Factor, 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Convention Crasher and International King of Sports.
International distribution for Rollercoaster Television will be handled by ITV Studios. It joins a host of non-scripted labels including Potato (The Chase; Beat the Chasers); Lifted Entertainment (Love Island, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!); 12 Yard (The Cabins, Eggheads); Possessed (5 Gold Rings, Rat in the Kitchen); Twofour (Ibiza Weekender, Win the Wilderness) and MultiStory Media (Come Dine With Me, All Star Musicals).