FremantleMedia Backs New Indie Producer Man Alive


LONDON: Justin Gorman, the former head of entertainment at Channel 4, has launched an independent television production company, Man Alive Entertainment, with FremantleMedia acquiring a 25 percent stake.

FremantleMedia also has the option to increase its share in the future. The new outfit will develop and produce large-scale entertainment and factual-entertainment programming as well as reality, game show and quiz formats.

Prior to Channel 4, Gorman was exec producer at Objective Productions and Princess Productions. Hannah Dodson, who was previously part of Gorman’s team at Channel 4, joins Man Alive as head of development.

Gorman, creative director and CEO of Man Alive, said, “It’s very exciting to be launching Man Alive Entertainment. We are a small but very experienced indie, with a great track record in creating award-winning entertainment formats and multi-screen content. I’m delighted to have the backing of FremantleMedia—its creative network is unrivaled and I look forward to creating some outstanding television content for the U.K. and the world.”
Rob Clark, the director of global entertainment at FremantleMedia, commented, “Justin is one of the most respected execs in television, he has creative flair, great relationships with talent and broadcasters, and he’s been a part of some of the biggest shows in the industry. We’re looking forward to making some great shows and being part of the company’s growth."