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National Geographic films episode of 'When Sharks Attack' on LI

A National Geographic film crew is diving into what caused two children to be bitten in the waters off Fire Island, including one confirmed to be a shark bite, last month.

Full Post: Newsday


RS West ’18: Delving into “tough” formats

Formats that delve into tough subjects often have the opportunity to bring those issues to the masses, but figuring out how to deliver those stories and get advertisers on board can be a bit of a quagmire, according to unscripted heavy-weights attending Realscreen West’s “Trendwatch: Taking on the Tough Stuff” panel on Wednesday (June 6).

Full Post: RealScreen


All3Media’s Optomen Opens L.A. Entertainment Division

U.K.-based producer Optomen has opened a U.S. entertainment division, hiring former Armoza Formats executive Elwin De Groot to run the new operation.              

Full Post: Variety & Deadline

Exclusive clip: Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition”

Ahead of Food Network’s premiere of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition on April 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, realscreen presents an exclusive clip of the culinary competition.

Full Post: RealScreen


‘Aloha Builds’ From Optomen Among New Series Set On DIY, HGTV

Production is underway on Aloha Builds, a 13-episode home remodeling series from Optomen Productions, set to premiere in September on Discovery-owned DIY Network.

Full Post: Deadline

Exclusive clip: Travel Channel’s “Lindbergh Kidnapping: Mysteries at the Museum”

Ahead of the premiere of the Lindbergh Kidnapping: Mysteries at the Museum special episode on Travel Channel, the network and Optomen Productions discuss the incredible access, the secrets to the series longevity, and more.

Full Post: RealScreen


Optomen Productions Inks Overall Deal With Jane Street Entertainment

All3Media’s Optomen Productions has signed an overall co-production deal with veteran producer Donna MacLetchie and her Jane Street Entertainment.

Full Post: Deadline


In Loving Memory of Patricia Llewellyn

“As the boss of Optomen, she developed and produced some of the world’s best-known and loved programs and introduced us to amazing talent who until then were completely unknown, or only became household names after working with Pat,” she said. “She was a pioneer, creatively brilliant and a fantastic business leader. She was also great fun, witty, warm, kind and clever, and there was never ever a dull moment in her company.” 

Full Post: Variety & Real Screen


Pat Llewellyn Obituary

At a time when most TV food shows were as dull as boiled vegetables in white sauce, Pat Llewellyn, who has died aged 55, revolutionised cookery on the small screen with the roar of Two Fat Ladies on a motorbike. She unveiled Jamie Oliver as The Naked Chef and transformed Gordon Ramsay from a terrifying, swearing chef off screen into an engaging, swearing one on camera. Pat’s vision encouraged a whole younger generation of men to learn to cook and she played a major role in Britain’s food revolution over the past two decades.

Full Post: The Guardian

Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray Return to Transform Celebrity Cooking Disasters into Culinary Masters in Brand-New Season of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition

Eight-Episode Series Premieres Wednesday, August 23rd at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network.

Full Post: Cision PR Newswire


Optomen Has Been Nominated for Two Realscreen awards!

  • Worst Bakers in America - Competition - Lifestyle Category                  
  • Monsters Inside Me - Lifestyle- Health & Well Being

Full post: Realscreen Awards 2017 shortlist


Anne Burrell & Rachael Ray Set for New Season of Food Network's WORST COOKS IN AMERICA

Food Network celebrates the first day of 2017 with Anne Burrell, RACHAEL RAY and a brand-new roster of hapless cooks in the return of primetime series WORST COOKS IN AMERICA on Sunday, January 1st at 9pm (all times ET/PT).

Full story: Broad Way World


Surgeons Discover Maggot Living in Man's Body - And You Won't Believe Where They Found It →

Insideedition.com - October 13, 2016

When a Texas man complained of a discomfort in his nether regions, surgeons did not expect to find what had been burrowing underneath his skin.

Mark Johnstone of Bayou Vista checked himself into the emergency room after enduring days of excruciating pain in his testicles.

Full story: Inside Edition →

Guard Your Scrotum: ‘Monsters Inside Me’ Sets Return Date →

Yahoo.com – September 15, 2016

You won’t have to wait until Halloween to be scared out of your mind. Animal Planet’s Monsters Inside Me returns Oct. 6 for a new season. As you see in the exclusive sneak peek above, biologist Dr. Dan Riskin is back as host to provide context for the true stories of people who were shocked to discover the real source of their physical pain.

Full story: Yahoo.com →

Animal Planet Gets Inside Your Head - and Body - When "Monsters Inside Me" Returns This October →

TheFutonCritic.com – September 15, 2016

Forget scorpions, snakes and spiders; the new season of Animal Planet's MONSTERS INSIDE ME is what will keep you up at night. The frightening-fan-favorite series returns Thursday, October 6 at 10 PM ET/PT with cases that are truly the stuff of nightmares. Biologist Dr. Dan Riskin is back as host and provides scientific perspective on the terrors plaguing these unsuspecting victims.

Full post: TheFutonCritic.com →

Duff Goldman And Lorraine Pascale Lead Twelve Hopeless Bakers In An Intense Boot Camp On Food Network's Worst Bakers In America (links below)

August 29, 2016

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