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Leah Remini’s No Seriously Productions inks first-look deal with Critical Content

Leah Remini’s No Seriously Productions has struck an exclusive first-look deal with Los Angeles-headquartered indie Critical Content, further expanding its unscripted reach following the success of the A+E Networks docuseries Leah ...
January 28, 2020

Leah Remini’s No Seriously Productions has struck an exclusive first-look deal with Los Angeles-headquartered indie Critical Content, further expanding its unscripted reach following the success of the A+E Networks docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

Critical Content, led by CEO Tom Forman and studio president Jenny Daly, will fund the documentarian and actress (pictured) as she packages, pitches and produces series across multiple genres representing her “expertise and varied passions,” which include comedy, advocacy and victims’ rights to family.

The first project under the partnership is the anthology docuseries Seeking Justice, which will see Remini reunited with her Aftermath partner Mike Rinder to investigate, infiltrate and hold accountable other groups and organizations that have allegedly committed physical, mental and sexual abuse.

“I’m thrilled to have a home at Critical Content and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to continue to create content and provide a platform for important stories to be told. Tom and his team have already been amazing collaborators and I look forward to a long and successful partnership,” Remini said in a statement.

“Whether in front of the camera or behind it, Leah is a passionate storyteller, completely fearless, totally hilarious,” Forman and Daly added. “Critical has always, proudly, been in the truth to power business, and we’re beyond excited to help Leah make shows that matter.”

Up next for Remini is From Darkness To Light, a documentary featuring three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman.

Produced by A+E Originals and No Seriously Productions, the film sees Raisman help victims of sexual assault “find their voice in order to start healing and turn from victim to survivor.”

Remini, currently working on her second memoir, was recently honored by the International Documentary Association for her work on Aftermath. In 2017, the show also won a Television Critics Association Award and a Producers Guild Award.

In 2019, Remini received the Impact Award at the inaugural Critics Choice Real TV Awards.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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