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Extra: Food Network cooks up “Candy Land”; “Elevation” claims Docu Talent prize at Sarajevo

Food Network slates competition series with Kristen Chenoweth Discovery-owned Food Network is prepping a competition series based on the Hasbro game Candy Land, with actor/singer Kristen Chenoweth signing on as host. The ...
August 21, 2020

Food Network slates competition series with Kristen Chenoweth

Discovery-owned Food Network is prepping a competition series based on the Hasbro game Candy Land, with actor/singer Kristen Chenoweth signing on as host.

The series will be produced by Super Delicious and feature five groups of players made up of cake and sugar artists who will craft “eye-popping and delectable confectionary showpieces” for a chance at a US$25,000 grand prize. To win, the players must make their way through the “world of Candy Land,” seeking unique flavors and ingredients to use in each edible land in order to reach the ultimate destination: King Kandy’s Castle.

“Whether it is exploring the Peppermint Forest or a hike to the Gumdrop Mountains, Candy Land has long been a childhood staple, allowing players’ imaginations to run free,” said Food Network president Courtney White (pictured) in a statement. “We are thrilled to be able to offer our audience an escape to this magical land, and with Kristin Chenoweth as host, there is nobody better at taking viewers on this immersive journey for some fun and excitement.”

The series has commenced production but no air date has yet been announced.

“Elevation” takes Docu Talent prize at Sarajevo Film Festival

The Ukraine-Romania-Poland copro Elevation emerged as the jury favorite out of nine documentaries out of Central and Eastern Europe vying for the Docu Talent award at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Directed by Ukranian helmer Max Rudenko, the film centers on a ski jump trainer in the Carpathians.

The award comes with a US$5,000 prize, given in cooperation with Current Time TV, partner of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (IDFF), which organizes the Docu Talent program.

During the Cinelink Industry portion of the event, the participants in the 2021 Emerging Producers program were also revealed, with 17 hailing from Europe, and one from the guest country for the year, Israel. The program includes two sessions focusing on emerging talent — one at the upcoming Ji.Hlava IDFF in October, and one at the Berlinale in February.

About The Author
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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