Unscripted

Exclusive: Magilla teams with Goop vet Ana Hito for travel-focused food series

New York–based unscripted prodco Magilla Entertainment (Moonshiners, Beachfront Bargain Hunt) is readying a new food and travel series hosted by journalist and food entrepreneur Ana Hito. The untitled series is focused on seasonality, ...
June 7, 2022

New York–based unscripted prodco Magilla Entertainment (MoonshinersBeachfront Bargain Hunt) is readying a new food and travel series hosted by journalist and food entrepreneur Ana Hito.

The untitled series is focused on seasonality, and each episode will follow Hito to a new part of the world where she’ll explore different cultures, often forgotten, to learn their traditions and join them to cook what’s in season based on the region and time of year. Hito’s treks will conclude every episode with her returning to her farm for a meal inspired by her travels.

A native of the Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Hito grew up living off of the land and learning to make the most of what’s in season, which became a cornerstone principle in her life. She founded “It’s a Dinner,” a traveling field-to-table dinner series highlighting seasonal produce, small farms and local businesses. Prior to launching “It’s a Dinner,” Hito spent four years as the food editor at Goop.

Magilla is currently taking the new series to prospective buyers.

“Ana is unlike any talent we’ve seen in this space,” Magilla co-founder Matthew Ostrom said. “It’s not often we work with on-camera personalities who tame wild horses and weld BBQ smokers during their free time. Her lifestyle and career are centered around chasing the seasons and embracing small communities, cultures and businesses — and it’s her commitment and holistic approach to seasonality that set this series apart.”

(Photo: Natalie Chitwood)

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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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