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A&E orders “Big Brew Theory” pilot from Mark Wahlberg

The U.S. cable net has ordered Big Brew Theory, reality pilot backed by Mark Wahlberg (pictured) that follows four MIT grad students as they launch and run a micro-brewery.
May 7, 2014

A&E has ordered the half-hour pilot Big Brew Theory (working title) from executive producer Mark Wahlberg (pictured).

According to the U.S. cable network, the Boston-set reality series follows four “quirky and highly intelligent” Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) grad students who pool use their combined life savings to start a micro-brewery business with the help of “a beautiful MIT undergrad.”

A&E previously greenlit the seriesĀ Wahlburgers and Breaking Boston from the actor and producer.

Big Brew Theory will be produced by 44 Blue Productions, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Entertainment, Dunlop Entertainment and Bill Thompson Productions.

The executive producers are Wahlberg, Stephanie Drachkovitch, Stephen Levinson, Scott Dunlop and Bill Thompson. Shelly Tatro, Drew Tappon, Lily Neumeyer and Devon Graham are exec producing for A&E.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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