Tom Forman has served as Chief Executive Officer of Relativity Television since the division was launched in 2008. He received NATPE’s 2011 Innovator Award for the company’s series “Coming Home,” which airs on Lifetime.
Before joining Relativity, Forman ran Tom Forman Productions, an independent television production company fully funded by CBS Television Studios. TFP was responsible for series and pilots airing on CBS, including the award-winning and controversial social experiment “Kid Nation.”
Forman previously worked with international television producer Endemol, creating and producing original unscripted series. During this time, Forman created and ran the hit ABC show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” which ran for 10 seasons. He won two Emmy Awards® and two People’s Choice awards for the show. At Endemol Forman also created and produced “Back on Campus,” an original series for ABC Family, and executive produced “Todd TV” for FX.
Early in his career, Forman oversaw network, cable and syndicated shows and projects for CBS News, including stints on “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.” In 2001 Forman was tapped to lead CBS News’ production of “9/11,” a documentary that first aired on the six-month anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Forman shared in the documentary’s Emmy, Peabody, Edward R. Murrow and WGA awards.
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