* We are terribly saddened to learn about the passing of our friend and Board member Frank Biondi. Frank was terrific executive and an invaluable advisor to Critical Content. We will miss him, his counsel, and his great humanity.
Forman previously served as CEO of Relativity Television, a position that he held for eight years since he founded the division in 2008. Before joining Relativity, Forman ran Tom Forman Productions, an independent television production company within CBS Television Studios.
Tom Forman Productions was responsible for series and pilots airing on CBS, including the award-winning and controversial social experiment Kid Nation. Forman created and produced the hit ABC show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which ran for 11 seasons. He won two Emmy Awards® and two People’s Choice awards for the show.
President Critical Content Studios
Before joining Critical Content, Jenny Daly was the founder and president of T Group, which produced shows Mystery Diners (over 100 episodes on Food Network), Storage Hunters (truTV), A Wicked Offer (CW), Hollywood and Football (E!),Very Cavallari (E!), Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour (A&E), Racing Wives (CMT), Disney’s Fairytale Weddings (Freeform), Return of the Mac (Pop), 24 to Life(LMN), and Elevator Pitch (Entrepreneur Network)
Before launching T Group, Daly served as executive producer on Fashionista Diaries (SoapNet), Night Club Confessions (Fox Reality) and Pageant Mom’s Unleashed (E!). Daly also served as Vice President of Development at E! Entertainment where she was responsible for developing The Simple Life, #1 Single, Love is in the Heir, Fight For Fame, Last Bride Standing and Starveillance.
Managing Director & CFO
Christoph previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Playboy Enterprises. Prior to Playboy, Pachler worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment for 11 years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the International Television Division and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations for the International TV production business.
EVP, Head of Production
Yates formerly served as CEO of Zodiak Los Angeles, a division of global media group Zodiak Media, where he oversaw all aspects of production, international distribution, business affairs and creative development. Prior to Zodiak, Yates was the COO of RDF USA, where he served as Executive Producer of international formats like “Wife Swap”, “Don’t Forget The Lyrics” and “Secret Millionaire.”
As an independent producer under his banner Gatekeeper Productions, Yates produced a wide range of formats, from HBO’s Emmy-nominated “Project Greenlight” to the award-winning e-sports series, “ELEAGUE: The Challenger” on Turner Sports. Yates started his career in Domestic Syndication at Paramount Pictures.
Before joining Critical Content, Rob had been EVP of Development and Current at T Group Productions, President and Co-Founder of SokoLobl Entertainment, and an independent creator/showrunner. Prior to working in television, Rob started his career in the movie business working for various studios and filmmakers in development.
EVP, Current Productions
Prior to joining Critical Content, Jonathan worked as a staff Executive Producer for Relativity Television beginning with the division’s launch in 2008. Earlier in his career, Jonathan was a producer on a number of unscripted series, most notably the ABC hit Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the groundbreaking social experiment Kid Nation on CBS.
With 20 years of experience in unscripted television development, Stefanie started her career at the German Network ProSieben. Gelinas previously served as Creative Director at Endemol Germany, Vice President of Development & Strategy at FremantleMedia, Founder and Managing Director at Talpa Content USA, and Senior Vice President of Development at Zodiak Americas.
With 13 years of experience, Wrablik has helped develop shows for a multitude of broadcast and cable networks including E!’s Very Cavallari, CMT’s Racing Wives, NBC’s The Winner Is and American Dream Builders. After beginning his career in the mailroom at the Endeavor Talent Agency, he went on to pursue a career in development and production working for such companies as Mark Burnett Productions and ITV Studios. Originally from St. Louis, Matthew graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Film, Television and Theatre.
SVP, Scripted Development
Ray previously served as a development executive, overseeing both movies and television series at ABC Family, Disney Channel, ABC, and ABC Studios. Ray then went on to sign an overall deal at Sony Pictures Television.
Head of Post Production
Scott spent many years at Dick Clark Productions, supervising the post-production for several Golden Globe Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Awards, and American Bandstand’s 40th Anniversary. Later in his career, Schwartz co-produced Nickelodeon’s The Secret World of Alex Mack for the Tom Lynch Company. Other notable credits include Season 1 of American Idol for Fremantle, Big Brother, and Paradise Hotel.
EVP Business & Legal Affairs
Emile Nicolaou is the Executive Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, working alongside Jeff Friedman on all corporate, development, and production business & legal affairs for the company and its slate of programming.
Emile was previously the Managing Partner for Three Olive Media Advisors, a transactional entertainment law firm where he represented major television production companies, on-camera talent, motion picture writers, directors, and producers.
Emile began his career as an in-house attorney with the Playboy Entertainment Group and eventually became the head of the business and legal affairs department, overseeing all production and distribution matters for the television, radio, and online media platforms.