Suze Orman and ICM Partners are heading into the digital arena together. The finance expert is expanding her relationship with ICM and will launch a production company developing scripted and non-scripted entertainment projects. The agency previously repped the bestselling author’s literary interests but will now additionally represent Orman across her award-winning television, radio, and QVC product line and her Suze Orman Enterprises. Orman’s slate includes a college accredited Personal Finance Course launching this spring, a series of Financial Literacy PSAs she’s producing to debut in the Phillippines, and her Suze Orman Show on CNBC, which is now in its 12th year on air.
This is going to keep those SNL parodies coming – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network just announced new primetime series created and hosted by financial advisor, motivational speaker and television personality Suze Orman to launch in the fall. Tentatively titled Money Class, the series will feature Orman helping people with their financial problems. Orman is already on OWN as a featured expert on Ask Oprah’s All Stars and as a guest judge on Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star.
OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network this morning announced the long-rumored series with troubled Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson. The six-part documentary Finding Sarah will feature Ferguson’s “personal struggle to rebuild her life,” said OWN’s chief creative officer Lisa Erspamer. “With the help of experts Dr. Phil McGraw, Suze Orman, Martha Beck and others, The Duchess will open up about her recent public troubles and explore her lifelong battles with weight, relationships and finances.” Speculation about a Ferguson series on OWN started when the Duchess sat down with Winfrey to discuss her bribery scandal on June 1. Finding Sarah is being produced by World of Wonder for a premiere in the first quarter of 2011.