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
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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