Scripps series making MIPTV debuts

Passion Distribution will be bringing Food Network's Ice Brigade (pictured) and DIY's Room Crashers to Cannes, in addition to returning series such as Cupcake Wars and Great Food Truck Race.
March 25, 2011

Passion Distribution will be bringing 100 hours of Scripps Networks International (SNI) content to Cannes for MIPTV, including two new series.

Food Network’s Ice Brigade, which features chainsaw and chisel-wielding ice sculptors, and DIY’s Room Crashers, a spin-off of the cable net’s assorted Crashers series, will be making their debut appearances at the market. (On a side note, to see an ice sculpture of beleaguered Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark director Julie Taymor by Ice Brigade’s Randy Finch, specially commissioned by New York magazine’s Vulture blog, click here.)

Cupcake Wars season two will be brought to the Croisette, with season one having sold to multiple broadcasters such as XYZ Australia, Cuisine TV France, Ananey Israel, CJ Media Korea, Silverscreen in Russia, ABS-CBN Philippines, LiTV for Pan Asia, The Living Channel New Zealand and Lei in Italy.

Great Food Truck Race will also have its second season on offer, with the first season having sold to CJ Media Korea, The Living Channel New Zealand, ABS-CBN Philippines, ABC in Australia, Fox Latin America, and Sky Italia in Italy. Coyote has optioned the original format for France.

Sally Miles, CEO of Passion Distribution, calls this market’s roster “our strongest line up yet from Scripps Networks International.”

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