Unscripted

FME takes “Baking Made Easy”

FremantleMedia Enterprises has acquired the international distribution rights, excluding the U.S., Canada, UK and Ireland, for the Pacific Productions series, hosted by supermodel turned patisserie chef Lorraine Pascale (pictured).
September 7, 2011

FremantleMedia Enterprises has acquired the international distribution rights, excluding the U.S., Canada, UK and Ireland, for Pacific Productions’ series Baking Made Easy, hosted by supermodel turned patisserie chef Lorraine Pascale (pictured).

The six-part, 30-minute series aired on BBC2, and racked up 2.7 million viewers, which Fremantle says makes it the BBC’s number one cookery series of the year thus far.

In Baking Made Easy, Pascale bakes up sweet and savoury recipes, with old favorites sitting alongside modern twists. With a Leith’s Diploma of Food and Wine and a foundation degree in International Culinary Arts in Pastry under her belt, she shares her know-how, learned from training as a patisserie chef.

“FME have a premium catalogue of lifestyle and cookery shows and Lorraine Pascale’s Baking Made Easy will fit in extremely well,” said David Ellender, global CEO, FME. “We are positive that her baking series will be popular amongst our international buyers.”

‘There is already an international buzz about this series and a lot of interest so we are delighted that FME is going to distribute it and look forward to working with them,” said Rachel Purnell, managing director at Pacific Productions.

The series enters FME’s lifestyle catalog, which also includes franchises from chefs Jamie Oliver, Martha Stewart and Anthony Bourdain, and cookery titles such as  Annabel Langbein’s Free Range Cooking and Emeril Lagasse’s Taste of Emeril – Cooking Challenge.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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