ITV Studios is strengthening its entertainment production base with James Fox and Dom Waugh who will join later in the year to launch Rollercoaster Television, a new entertainment label to create and produce new formats for the UK and global markets.
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 a range of hit formats, including All Together Now, the award-winning 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, new primetime entertainment series which sees ordinary members of the public team up to transform into the world’s biggest music icons.
Fox and Waugh 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.”
International distribution for Rollercoaster Television will be handled by ITV Studios. It joins a host of non-scripted labels including Potato, Lifted Entertainment, 12 Yard, Possessed, Twofour and MultiStory Media.