Windfall Films cooks up deals for “Big Kitchens”

Broadcasters across Canada, Australia and EMEA have acquired the culinary-themed lifestyle series Big Kitchens (pictured) from UK-based prodco Windfall Films.
July 2, 2015

Broadcasters across Canada, Australia and EMEA have acquired the culinary-themed lifestyle series Big Kitchens (pictured) from UK-based prodco Windfall Films.

The 13 x 30-minute series – which is currently in production – is to document the logistics, cuisine and characters of some of the world’s largest restaurants including the Emirates Airline flight catering kitchen in Dubai and the MGM Bellagio in Las Vegas.

The program is set to launch this summer and has been purchased by Scripps Networks UK & EMEA for Travel Channel and Canadian broadcaster Shaw Media for Food Network Canada, while Seven Australia will bring the series down under.

Windfall Films’ catalog includes such titles as The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway and The Wonder of Dogs (BBC2), Strip The City and Last Shuttle: Our Journey (Science Channel), and Railroad Alaska (Destination America/Animal Planet).

Carlo Massarella is to serve as executive producer while Andrew Barron will exec produce Big Kitchens for Windfall Films.

“The incredible culinary feats combined with the larger-than-life characters lend global appeal to this major new series and we’re delighted to work with a raft of high quality broadcasters across international territories,” said Massarella, creative director and executive producer for Windfall Films, in a statement.

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