Travel Channel green lights production for three new original pilots - Deborah Von Brod and Maria Bukhonina have embarked on a world trip to tell a story through the lens of "BOOZE"... Coming soon...
March 23, 2014 (Newswire) - (http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com/newsroom/company-news/Travel-Channel-greenlights-production-for-three-new-original-pilots/)
Travel Channel has green lit production for three new original pilots. They include "Booze Traveler" (wt), where entrepreneur Jack Maxwell explores different countries and their cultural cocktails; "Great Escapes" (wt), which features extreme escape artist Steve Santini as he examines iconic landmarks and destinations that held controversial pasts; and "Street Cred" (wt) hosted by comedian and magician Penn Jillette, who secretly finds the best street performer and grants them a generous reward.
"Booze Traveler" (wt) features entrepreneur Jack Maxwell as he travels around the world one drink at a time. A cocktail connoisseur, Maxwell grew up in South Boston, where bars served as the neighborhood living rooms hosting family dinners, birthdays and weddings. In this new pilot, he will take his respect and appreciation for specialty cocktails to explore new locales, seeking out the people, places, customs, and cultures behind drinks across the globe. "Booze Traveler" (wt) is a one-hour pilot produced by Karga Seven Pictures in association with White Reindeer Productions. Pre-production begun officially back February.
"Travel Channel continues to explore the world through fresh hosts and provocative programming," said Andy Singer, general manager, Travel Channel. "Our clever formats, fascinating personalities and unique points-of-view provide viewers with entertaining and exciting spins on the travel category."
Deborah Von Brod
Co-Founder, Executive Producer White Reindeer Productions
Sharing her time between Miami and Los Angeles, Deborah has spent over 20 years producing broadcast content in the various formats. After having a successful career on the corporate side of the television content development, Deborah became an independent producer to pursue the stories ranging from animal rescue to women in border patrol to celebrity lifestyles for her company DNA Films.
Co-Founder, Executive ProducerBased in New York City and traveling constantly, Maria is responsible for finding the most extraordinary characters from every culture in the world for White Reindeer to create the unique television content around. It's a small world for Maria, who's learned to tango in Argentina, became an honorary member of the Alaskan Yupik tribe, and achieved the status of a local among the hustlers of Kathmandu. She is fluent in three languages and can bargain in 15 more. Nothing excites her more than digging deep for a story that has never been told before, finding the characters who deserve to have their story told.
TRAVEL CHANNEL (http://www.TravelChannel.com) is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it's around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, MD, and New York, NY. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.