Remarkable executives James Fox and Dom Waugh – creators of the singing competition format All Together Now and Richard Osman’s House of Games – are partnering to launch the entertainment label Rollercoaster Television with backing from ITV Studios.
Fox (pictured left) and Waugh (right) will join ITV Studios later this year to set up the new outfit. The company will create and produce new formats for the UK and global markets.
Currently heading up the entertainment division of Banijay-owned Remarkable as managing director and director of content respectively, Fox and Waugh have created and produced a range of formats including Pointless and The Wall.
The pair are currently delivering Remarkable’s entertainment series Starstuck for ITV, which sees ordinary members of the public transform into music icons such as Amy Winehouse, Lionel Richie, Lady Gaga and others.
Fox started his career at BBC Entertainment working in development and production across such shows as 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. Upon returning to the UK in 2010, Fox worked as executive and series producer for Initial, Twofour and RDF before joining Remarkable.
Waugh, meanwhile, has developed and executive produced entertainment and factual entertainment formats for more than 10 years at Remarkable. Previously, he worked as a freelance producer/director for a variety of companies, producing and developing a 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, home to non-scripted labels Potato, Lifted Entertainment, 12 Yards, Possessed, Twofour and MultiStory Media.