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Andrew Marcus Promoted to COO, RelativityREAL

Former President, Corporate Development & Strategy, Takes on Newly Created Position Expanding RelativityREAL's International Finance and Distribution

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Relativity Media is proud to announce that Andrew Marcus has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of RelativityREAL. The announcement was made by Tom Forman, Chief Executive Officer, RelativityREAL, to whom Marcus will directly report commencing in January. In this newly-created role, Marcus, who formerly served as President of Corporate Development & Strategy for Relativity Media, will focus on expanding RelativityREAL's international finance and distribution as part of growth of RelativityREAL's worldwide programming exposure.

Forman said, "Having helped structure Relativity Media's network of co-finance and distribution partners, Andrew's the right guy to help us forge new models in television. Andrew's relationships and experience will be invaluable as we craft new ways to produce bigger television series at lower prices and zero risk." 

Marcus said, "I am very pleased to be furthering my role within Relativity and building upon my relationships with our foreign partners to enhance Relativity's presence in the world of television."

In his former role, Marcus helped oversee Relativity Media's foreign partnerships with companies such as Alliance Films (Canada), Momentum Pictures (UK), Tripictures (Spain), Nordisk Film (Scandinavia/Iceland), A-Film Distribution (Benelux), Entertainment in Motion (International Airlines), Sky Land (China), Senator Entertainment (Germany/Austria), Studio Solutions Group (Taiwan), Roadshow Films (Australia/New Zealand), Village Roadshow Film Distributors (Greece), Golden Village (Singapore), Nu Metro (South Africa), Imagem (Latin America), Netflix (Latin America Pay TV), Sahamongkol Film International (Thailand), MGN Films (CIS/Eastern Europe), Gulf Films (Middle East),  Aqua/Pinema Group (Turkey) and Ascot Elite (Switzerland). To date, Relativity's films have grossed almost $1 billion at foreign box offices, with successful worldwide releases of such films as "Immortals," "Dear John," "The Fighter," "Season of the Witch," "Mirror Mirror," "The Forbidden Kingdom," "The Spy Next Door" and "Limitless."

RelativityREAL has been effective in applying Relativity Media's risk-averse method of film financing to television, most recently celebrating the success of "Catfish: The TV Show," the television adaptation of Relativity's hit documentary thriller, which became MTV highest-rated 11:00 p.m. premiere in the network's history. Additionally, RelativityREAL's "LOLWork," the outrageously funny work-place documentary series premiered last month on Bravo and its hit series "The Mortified Sessions" returned for its second season on the Sundance Channel this fall. RelativityREAL's original series "American Bible Challenge," hosted by Jeff Foxworthy on the Game Show Network (GSN), also premiered this summer - to GSN's highest ratings in its 17-year history - and was renewed for a second season. RelativityREAL currently has 70 projects in active production, including 17 original series airing on television or in the upcoming season.

ABOUT RelativityREAL
Under the leadership of award-winning producer Tom Forman ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Kid Nation"), Relativity's television arm launched in June 2008. The division has quickly become one of the country's largest suppliers of unscripted television and has produced such shows as "Police Women" for TLC, "Coming Home" for Lifetime and "The Great Food Truck Race" for Food Network. Additionally, the division is developing a slate of scripted sitcoms, dramas, and sketch comedy series to be released in the upcoming year. Most recently, RelativityREAL partnered with YouTube and will be launching a channel next year.  RelativityREAL's executive ranks are bolstered by overall production deals with TV veterans Jay Blumenfield and Tony Marsh, Ashley Tisdale's Blondie Girl Productions, Ellen Rakieten ("The Oprah Winfrey Show"), Ray Ricord, Bogner Entertainment and This is Just A Test Productions.

 

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