Beyond Distribution to pit “This vs. That” in Cannes

The producer-distributor will be internationally distributing the science-oriented, factual entertainment series from Hotchkiss Industries, which aims to reveal the answers to life's most perplexing questions.
August 31, 2011

Beyond Distribution is bringing This vs. That, a science-oriented, factual entertainment series to MIPCOM in October.

The series, from Hollywood-based Hotchkiss Industries, aims to answer life’s most perplexing questions through scientific tests and unique experiments conducted by experts and the show’s trio of hosts – comedian/actor Marc DeCarlo (also seen in Travel Channel’s Taste of America), actor/comedian Chris Tallman (Reno 911), and comedian Brad Sherwood (Whose Line Is It Anyway?).

This vs. That is the television project I was destined to make,” said Jon Hotchkiss, CEO of Hotchkiss Industries. “It is the elegant marriage of my two passions: unraveling life’s mysteries through science and dynamic story telling. The scientist in me wants to know which BBQ fuel is hotter, propane or natural gas? The entertainer in me figures it out by blowing up high-school cafeteria sized cans of beans.”

“We are delighted to be launching this fun and informative series,” added Fiona Crago, general manager of Beyond Distribution. “I can’t wait to find out the answers to some of these burning questions.”

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