Parade Media has inked its latest production deal with Foxtel Lifestyle Channel and UKTV’s Good Food with a brand new adventure show, Jack Stein: Inside the Box.
Jack Stein (pictured) will embark on a unique adventure, one that focuses on his favourite classic British dishes and endeavours to “flip the norm” by creating his own “Cooking Box” to tour these dishes around the world and try them out on unsuspecting locals.
Parade Media has worked with Australian-based indie new media house Projucer and Stein to develop and craft a 10×30’ program which will see Stein visiting 10 global cities, sharing the history and flavours of quintessential English dishes with local chefs and everyday eaters – some of whom may have never encountered these dishes before.
Jack Stein: Inside the Box has been ordered by Foxtel with pre-investment from UKTV. The deal was brokered by UKTV’s acquisitions manager, Charlie Charalambous, and Parade Media’s CEO, Matthew Ashcroft. Parade is responsible for its distribution.
Foxtel Lifestyle group general manager Hannah Barnes said: “We are thrilled to be working with Jack Stein on this brand-new project. Jack has enormous talent and comes with real pedigree in the food world. It will be exciting for Australians to see Jack give us a global view on traditional UK dishes.”
Jack Stein said: “When I first thought of taking British food abroad and sharing it with people across the world I never thought anyone would have the vision or patience to take it seriously. Fortunately, the team at Parade and Projucer did and now we have truly unique show. I cannot wait!”
Parade CEO Matthew Ashcroft said: “In a world of globalisation, networks and audiences everywhere demand local relevance with global appeal. Working with best-in-class talent like Jack Stein and collaborating with leading independent producers ensures we meet these demands, and deliver cut-through original content. This culinary adventure promises to transcend culture and cross borders as a global hit TV series.”
Jack Stein: Inside the Box is in currently in production with shooting commencing in June and expected to air early 2019.