TORONTO June 29, 2021- Leading international production company, marblemedia, is excited to announce the start of production on their latest competition series, Best in Miniature (10 x 60) a new original series for CBC, premiering later this year, and discovery+ in the UK and Ireland airing in 2022.
Trailblazing producers of global unscripted hits like Blown Away and Restaurants on the Edge for Netflix, as well as four seasons (and counting) of the award-winning sports competition All-Round Champion, marblemedia is once again breaking the mold with an all-new competition series that will tap into the viral sensation that is #miniatures; a world that has captured over 170 million views on TikTok alone.
Hosted by writer and stand-up comedian, Aba Amuquandoh (CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes), the brand-new series will welcome 11 highly skilled artists from across the world to compete in the ultimate challenge: building their dream home in miniature-form. The competitors will create their houses, in painstaking detail, room by room by shrinking life-size objects to 1:12 scale. While the objects may be small in stature, the stakes could not be higher.
Judged by UK Miniature Expert Emma Waddell, and esteemed Designer Micheal Lambie, precision and design technique will save the competitors from elimination. Week after week, the remaining miniaturists will continue to battle it out to stay in the game until only three remain for the last competition in the grand finale. The winner will receive a cash prize and the coveted title of Best in Miniature!
“Best in Miniature is everything audiences want in a reality-competition show; unique intricate skill, passionate characters, and exciting challenges driven by creativity”, shares Matt Hornburg, Executive Producer and Co-CEO of marblemedia. ”Our company has had great success finding broad appeal in specific worlds and our authenticity in celebrating this massive viral trend is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.”
“We’re excited to bring viewers into the delightful world of miniature building and the eye-popping artistry they’ll find there. At a time when so many of us have discovered new forms of creative expression, this show celebrates how our unique passions and pursuits can bring joy and inspiration to our daily lives,” said Jennifer Dettman, Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC.
Clare Laycock, SVP Planning & Insights, Head of Entertainment at Discovery, said: “I am thrilled to work with marblemedia on this fascinating competition series. Best in Miniature will greatly complement Discovery’s reality portfolio, well-loved by our passionate audiences. I look forward to seeing these amazing artists creating miniature homes on discovery+!”
Best in Miniature is produced by marblemedia in association with CBC and discovery+ UK & Ireland. For marblemedia, Matt Hornburg, Mark Bishop and Diane Rankin are executive producers; Donna Luke and Marike Emery and are co-executive producers, and Jacqui Skeete is series producer and showrunner for the series; and created by development producer, Kelsey Espensen. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content; Alexandra Lane is Senior Director of Production; and Ann-Marie Redmond is Executive in Charge of Production. Matt Reid is Executive Producer for discovery+ UK. Distribution360 (D360) holds worldwide rights to the format and finished program.
marblemedia is a leading global entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes compelling TV and interactive digital content for audiences of all ages, across all media platforms.
A trailblazer known for creating premium entertainment for all ages, the company is anchored in original storytelling, innovation and content that celebrates unique characters and perspectives. Recent hits include the award-winning competition Netflix Original series Blown Away, critically acclaimed travelogue Netflix Original series Restaurants on the Edge; award-winning family gameshow Just Like Mom and Dad; and the high-octane competition series All-Round Champion based on the International Emmy® Kids Award-winning format.
Founded in 2001 by co-CEOs Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg with a vision of creativity, partnership and innovation, the company has offices in Toronto, London and L.A., with a 50-acre production facility located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Learn more at marblemedia.com.
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