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. ForCBC, Sally Catto isGeneral Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content; Alexandra Lane isSenior Director of Production; and Ann-Marie Redmond isExecutive in Charge of Production.Matt Reid is Executive Producer for discovery+ UK. Distribution360 (D360) holds worldwide rights to the format and finished program. 


About marblemedia 

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 


Find us online: 

Instagram: @marblemediaofficial 

Facebook: @marblemedia 

Twitter: @marblemedia 


About CBC/Radio-Canada 


CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.      


About Discovery + 

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Sky that gives its customers 12 months access to discovery+ at no extra cost. discovery+ features a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google and Samsung. 


For more information, please contact: 

Kelsey Aikman 

Director of Marketing & Communications, marblemedia  

marblemedia goes into development on a new scripted television drama adaptation of business mogul, Arlene Dickinson’s bestselling book ‘Persuasion’ 

Award-winning Canadian writer and producer, Alexandra Zarowny 

attached as writer and executive producer


TORONTO/LOS ANGELES June 15, 2021 – marblemedia is expanding its primetime slate by going into development on a new one-hour drama series, Persuasion, based on the national best-selling business book from powerhouse Canadian entrepreneur and TV personality, Arlene Dickinson. 


Featuring a cast and creative team of empowered women, both behind and in front of the cameras, this brand-new series will take a much different approach than other scripted series about business. Instead of showcasing the ruthless underbelly of business where the end justifies the means, Persuasion will take inspiration from Dickinson’s determination, dedication, tenacity and brilliance in her rise to successto dramatize a fresh & powerful approach to being effective in business.


marblemedia has optioned the rights to Persuasion, published by HarperCollins Canada. Dickinson will serve as an executive producer on the series, her first scripted television series, along with marblemedia’s Matthew Hornburg, Mark Bishop and Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy, and Alexandra Zarowny is attached to write and executive produce. 


Inspired by Arlene Dickinson’s book of the same namethe fictional series will explore the exhilarating high-octane, fast-paced world of marketing, public relations, and entrepreneurship where, through a dynamic and diverse cast of characters, the battle to do business ethically and honestly is fought every day. Through the lens of Rachel Nicholson’, a tough, fiery, innovative marketing mastermind, and her team at Trailblazer, we join Rachel as she journeys through two different periods of her life – as a tenacious young mother with no formal education in the 1990s, and a marketing maven and celebrity in present day. The series recognizes women’s leadership and the power of their unstoppable influence – motivating others around them, breaking glass ceilings and paving their own path – all while lifting up and setting the example for the next generation.


“We are going to focus this story on elements of the high-stakes business world that we don’t typically see on television”, said Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy, Executive Producer and VP Scripted at marblemedia.“We will showcase the bravery it takes to invest in a dream and try to beat the odds, and that business can be an emotional rollercoaster ride — all while showcasing a strong woman at the center who forges her own path and demonstrates that successful business can be done differently.” 


“I’m thrilled to be working with marblemedia on a scripted version of my book to bring a show about a female leader forging her own path to television viewers around the world,” says Arlene Dickinson, executive producer. “The world needs a show that demonstrates a different approach to doing business successfully and that inspires women to break barriers to reach their dreams, that is what is at the core of Persuasion.”


Best-selling author, investor and renowned entrepreneur, Arlene Dickinson is widely recognized for her role as a ‘Dragon’ on the multi-award-winning television series, Dragons’ Den. Arlene is also an inductee in Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Hall of Fame, amongst many other accolades. Arlene has become an icon for doing business with integrity.


“I am humbled and thrilled to be working with Arlene, a personal hero of mine who continues to smash through glass ceilings.  Her rise from rock bottom to renowned business maverick is truly inspiring.” adds Alexandra Zarowny, writer and executive producer. “Persuasion will be filled with do-or-die drama and revel in the aspirational glamour of a woman who achieved success and power while remaining true to herself and her ideals.”


Most recently, Zarowny served as an Executive Producer and Showrunner on Global’s popular Private Eyes starring Jason Priestly and Cindy Sampson. Other producing credits include CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries and Republic of Doyle, Showcase’s Lost Girl and Syfy’s Wynonna Earp.


Persuasion joins marblemedia’s previously announced adaptation of The Other Boy, a best-selling novel by M.G. Hennessey, and Holding Still, a Toronto-set novel by celebrated author, poet and screenwriter, Zoe Whittall. These projects will all foster a new generation of stories driven by perspectives that need to be shared, heard and celebrated.


About  marblemedia

A global award-winning media company, marblemedia is anchored in original storytelling, innovation, and content that celebrates unique characters and perspectives through an inspiring lens. In addition to their critically acclaimed competition series and renowned award-winning family content, the leading production company is forging their way into the scripted television space by expanding their repertoire of scripted series with a handful of new acquisitions.


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


Find us online:

Instagram: @marblemediaofficial

Facebook: @marblemedia

Twitter: @marblemedia


Award-winning writer Anthony Q. Farrell (NBC’s The Office, CBBC’s Secret Life of Boys, BYUtv’s “The Parker Andersons”/Amelia Parker”) attached as Showrunner


Academy Award™ winner FX specialist Roger Christian (Alien, Star Wars) attached as Lead Character Designer


The character effects team at MastersFX (The Handmaid’s Tale, The Umbrella Academy) will bring Roger Christian’s character designs to life.



LOS ANGELES/TORONTO, March 16, 2021 – Award-winning production company, marblemedia, in association with Cloudco Entertainment, a world-class entertainment studio, received a series order for Overlord and the Underwoods™ (20×30) from CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, Nickelodeon International, ITV, in association with BYUtv.


The original half-hour, live-action, single camera family comedy follows the Underwoods, a North American family, whose life is turned upside down when their distant cousin, Overlord, the second most-wanted villain in the universe, seeks refuge in their home after being forced into intergalactic witness protection. After snitching out his boss, the evil Mega-Lord Supreme, Overlord is sent to live with his incredibly nice, distant cousins on Planet Earth. Over the course of the series, the evil Overlord and the very sweet Underwoods discover a thing or two about each other as they learn to treasure the value of family and the importance of true friendship, diversity, and compassion.


“marblemedia is known for creating unrivaled family entertainment that showcase dynamic, diverse, and universal characters and storylines. We are very excited to add Overlord and the Underwoods™ to our robust programming roster,” shares Mark Bishop, Executive Producer and Co-CEO of marblemedia. “We are thrilled to create this original, hilarious comedy series with such incredible talent both in-front and behind the camera led by Anthony Q. Farrell and the Cloudco team along with all of our partners. We can’t wait to share this series with audiences around the world later this year.”


Created by BAFTA-winning showrunner, Anthony Q. Farrell (NBC’s The Office, CBBC’s Secret Life of Boys, CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie, upcoming marble and BYUtv series The Parker Andersons/ Amelia Parker) and Ryan Wiesbrock, creator of the Netflix Original Series Buddy Thunderstruck and the live-action adaptation of the Hulu Original series Holly Hobbie for Hulu and Canada’s Family Channel. The series features top talent and pre-production has begun in Toronto.


“I am chomping at the bit to start shooting this incredibly fun family series. I have had a blast putting these rich characters into hilarious situations with the other writers in the room. Big thanks to my co-creator, Ryan Wiesbrock, his team at Cloudco and of course my marblemedia fam for having me along for the ride,” said Anthony Q. Farrell, Co-Creator and Showrunner.


“Anthony, our Cloudco team, the marblemedia team, and all other partners have brought great energy and enthusiasm to this series. Everyone involved with the project is aligned on how fun it is to see a ‘bad guy’ and a good family, rub off on each other in a positive way,” said Ryan Wiesbrock, Co-Creator and Executive Producer for Cloudco Entertainment.


Farrell is compiling an exceptional creative writing team for the show including Kate Hewlett, Ryan Belleville, Jay Vaidya, Amanda Joy, Angelica Mendizabal, Caleigh Bacchus, Simon Owens, Sadiya Durrani and Richard Young.

Academy-Award winning FX expert, Roger Christian (Alien, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace and Episode IV A New Hope) boards the series as Character Designer. Christian was responsible for creating the props and sets for Star Wars, including the infamous lightsaber. His designs for this show will be brought to life by MastersFX and include Overlord’s helmet and costume and his animatronic, robot sidekick. The team at MastersFX is the character effects company behind hit shows The Handmaid’s Tale and The Umbrella Academy, and they will ring Christian’s designs to life in Overlord and the Underwoods.


Production credits for the series include: Executive Producers Mark J.W. Bishop, Matt Hornburg, Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy, Ryan Wiesbrock, Sean Gorman and Ian Lambur; Supervising Producer Donna Luke; Series Producer Jim Corston; SVP Rights and Executive Producer, Diane Rankin; and Showrunner Anthony Q. Farrell. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports, Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content, Sandra Picheca is Director of Current Production, Comedy, and Greig Dymond is Executive In Charge of Production. Michael A. Dunn and Andra Johnson Duke are Executive Producers and Jim Bell is Supervising Producer for BYUtv.


The series is produced in association with CBC, BYUtv, Nickelodeon International with ITV/Citv, and with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund. The series was developed through funding from the Bell Fund Slate Development Program. Cloudco Entertainment and Distribution360, a marblemedia company, hold worldwide distribution rights for the series.


About marblemedia

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 entertainment for the whole family through an informative, entertaining and optimistic lens, the company stands on their merits for showcasing diverse and inclusive storytelling with unique points of view. Recent hits as the award-winning competition Netflix Original series Blown Away, critically-acclaimed travelogue Netflix Original series Restaurants on the Edge; YesTV, Family Channel and BYUtv’s award-winning family gameshow Just Like Mom and Dad; interconnected scripted family comedy series The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker; 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

Find us online:

Instagram: @marblemediaofficial

Facebook: @marblemedia

Twitter: @marblemedia


About Cloudco Entertainment

Cloudco Entertainment, formerly American Greetings Entertainment, is the owner for iconic entertainment brands such as Care Bears™, Holly Hobbie™, Madballs™, Packages from Planet X™, Twisted Whiskers™, Buddy Thunderstruck™, Tinpo™ and its newest IP, Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese™. Cloudco Entertainment develops multi-platform entertainment franchises across all media channels and extensive consumer merchandising programs that immerse children and adults in brands they love.


Super Channel hosts The Parker Andersons on Heart & Home

The Parker Andersons to premiere April 19 at 8p.m. ET followed by Amelia Parker at 8:30 p.m. ET

Two interconnected shows, one blended family


March 10, 2021 – Super Channel is pleased to announce it has acquired two new innovative family comedies slated for their Canadian premiere on Super Channel Heart & Home this April. The Parker Andersons (10 x 30 min) and Amelia Parker(10 x 30 min) follow the life of one interracial family, blended by marriage. The two interwoven scripted series highlight events in the life of the Parker-Anderson family from two different perspectives. Produced by marble media and Beachwood Canyon Productions, both series were shot in Toronto.

The Parker Andersons will premiere on Monday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET, followed by Amelia Parker at 8:30 p.m. ET. Each half-hour episode will also be available on Super Channel On Demand, the day following its weekly linear broadcast.
This completely new and innovative concept enhances traditional TV storytelling by creating two stand-alone comedy series, each with their own storylines and episodes, while still connected by larger overarching plotlines tying the two independent shows together. The Parker Andersons follows the heartfelt family moments and warmly comedic antics of a newly blended family, while Amelia Parker centers around the quietest member of the family as she navigates the world around her.

“We are excited to bring this ground-breaking series to Super Channel Heart & Home,” said Jackie Pardy, Chief Content Officer for Super Channel. “Its unique story telling format allows viewers to get to know the Parker Andersons from two distinct perspectives and provides a refreshing look into the hilarious and heartwarming lives of this blended family, that we are sure Heart & Home viewers will connect with.”

The Parker Andersons follows Tony Parker, a British widower and father of two (Nathan and Amelia), who moves to the United States, where he marries Cleo Anderson, the mother of two kids (Victoria and Charlie). The series follows this diverse family as they learn that their differences are exactly what they need to create a happy new life together.

Amelia Parker centers around the quietest member of the Parker Anderson family, a tween girl who has been selectively mute since her mother died a few years ago. If she’s going to participate in the world again, she’d better find her voice. In confessionals, we see that Amelia is actually an opinionated, vivacious girl, who openly explains her hopes, anxieties, and fears in virtual conversations with her deceased mom.

Anthony Q. Farrell serves as showrunner and an executive producer for both series. Farrell has written for The Office, Little Mosque on the Prairie and Nickelodeon’s The Thunderman’s and has developed shows for CBS Studios, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network, among others. He is also the creator of Secret Life of Boys, the BAFTA-winning CBBC series in its fifth season.

The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker stars Arnold Pinnock as Tony Parker (Cardinal, Coroner, Baroness Von Sketch), Kate Hewlett as Cleo Anderson (The Stanley Dynamic, Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Girlfriend Experience), Millie Davis as Amelia Parker (Odd Squad, Dino Dana, Wonder, Orphan Black), Agape Mngomezulu as Nathan Parker (Best Intentions, The Twilight Zone, Supernatural), Devin Cecchetto as Victoria Anderson (Ginny & Georgia, The Craft), Charlie Zeltzer as Charlie Anderson (The Handmaid’s Tale, Anne with an E), Sandy Jobin-Bevans as Roger Anderson (Designated Survivor, Just Like Mom and Dad, Good Witch)and Akiel Julien as Nick Parker (Utopia Falls, The Boys, What We Do in the Shadows).

Executive Producers for the series include Mark J.W. Bishop, Matt Hornburg, Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy, and Co-Executive Producer Donna Luke (marblemedia); Executive Producers Frank van Keeken and Yolanda Yott (Beachwood Canyon); Executive Producer and Showrunner Anthony Q. Farrell and Producer Jim Corston. Executive producers for BYUtv include Michael A. Dunn, Andra Johnson Duke, Melissa Puente and Jim Bell.

marblemedia’s Blown Away racks up huge streaming viewership in the U.S

The competition series climbed to number four in Nielsen’s SVOD chart for streaming originals, putting it among high-profile company.

marblemedia’s Blown Away is proving to be a sizeable streaming hit south of the border.

According to Nielsen streaming data, the competition series was the fourth highest-rated streaming original on the week of Jan. 25 to 31, holding its own against high-profile, big-budget company.

During that week, Blown Away, which streams on Netflix in the U.S., racked up 438 million minutes of watch time, behind only Bridgerton (936 minutes), Fate: The Winx Saga (918 minutes) and Cobra Kai (568 minutes), all of which also stream on Netflix in the U.S.

It garnered larger streaming audiences than Disney+’s WandaVision (431 million), and Netflix shows The Crown (338 million), Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (321 million), Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (319 million), Longmire (304 million) and The Great British Baking Show (292 million).

For the following week (Feb. 1 to 7), which is the most recent week of data available, Blown Away is at No. 10, with 242 million minutes viewed.

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marblemedia goes into production on the third season of the high-octane sports competition hit show ALL-ROUND CHAMPION

Season two is currently airing on BYUTV in the U.S., and coming to TVOkids and Knowledge in Canada in January 2021 

Toronto (December 1, 2020) marblemedia, one of the world’s leading entertainment companies, announces today the continued growth of their unscripted division with the early green light. and start of production on the third season of the widely successful ultimate sports competition series, All-Round Champion (11×60).


Off the back of delivering season 2 to BYUtv/TVOkids/Knowledge, the award winning production company has been commissioned for a third season of the adrenaline-filled sports competition series that sees ten of the best teen athletes compete against each other in a range of sports other than their own speciality. Production is underway in Toronto and will continue through to late December with broadcast set for late 2021.
“We’re thrilled to announce a third season of All-Round Champion. This is a testament to our team’s ability to deliver something extremely special for audiences through aspirational storytelling” shares Matt Hornburg, Executive Producer and co-CEO of marblemedia. “In all our competition series, we strive to take audiences on the experience with our competitors, showcasing their emotional and challenging journeys with all the highs and lows that come with winning and losing.”
Leaders in creating original competition series content, marblemedia’s unscripted team has had great success with the critically acclaimed glassblowing competition hit Blown Away on Netflix, the cinematic travelogue series Restaurants on the Edge on Netflix; and their upcoming sand sculpting challenge series, Race Against the Tide on CBC.
Returning as host for the third season is Canadian Olympian and World Champion Hurdler, Perdita Felicien. This latest season will feature guest appearances from 4-time MLS Champion and 2011 League MVP, Dwayne De Rosario and the foremost doubles players in tennis history and Olympic Champion, Daniel Nestor.
“I am thrilled to be back as host for season three where ten super talented athletes face our toughest test yet,” said Perdita Felicien, Host of All-Round Champion. “Some sports require brute force, while others demand grace and precision. One week they’re indoors, the next they’re outdoors battling the cold and their doubts. Things get extreme this season.”
A total of 10 sport stars will coach and encourage this season’s cohort of teen athletes as they overcome challenges and conquer their fears in sports including Track Cycling, Gymnastics, Inline Skating, Soccer, Tennis, Trampoline, Pole Vault, Competitive Dance, Sport Climbing, and Boxing. The concept for All Round Champion was originally conceived from Norwegian public broadcaster NRK’s International Emmy® Kids award winning series, Best I Mest before marblemedia was granted formal rights to
create a North American version from Beta Film.


Executive Producers for the series include Matt Hornburg, Mark J.W. Bishop, Steve Sloan, and Co-Executive Producer Donna Luke (marblemedia); Executive Producers for BYU Michael Dunn, AndraJohnson Duke, Brian Gibsonand Jim Bell; and Executive Producer for TVO Marney Malabar


About marblemedia

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 entertainment for the whole family through an informative, entertaining and optimistic lens, the company stands on their merits for showcasing diverse and inclusive storytelling with unique points of view. Recent hits as the award-winning competition Netflix Original series Blown Away, critically-acclaimed travelogue Netflix Original series Restaurants on the Edge; YesTV, Family Channel and BYUtv’s award winning family gameshow Just Like Mom and Dad; interconnected scripted family comedy series The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker; 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


Instagram: @marblemediaofficial

Facebook: @marblemedia

Twitter: @marblemedia


Media contact:

Kelsey Aikman

Director, Marketing and Communications


Charlene Coy

C2C Communications



marblemedia has announced season two of All-Round Champion

marblemedia has announced that season two of “All-Round Champion”, its premium, unscripted kids and family series, has been greenlit and gone into production. This news comes ahead of the season one premieres of “All-Round Champion” on BYUtv in the US on 19th March and on TVO in Canada on 25th March. The series will also air on Canada’s Knowledge Network this summer.

marblemedia acquired the format rights for a North American version of “All-Round Champion” from Beta Film. It was originally created by NRK in Norway, where, as “Best I Mest”, it was hugely successful, winning a Prix Jeunesse as well as an International Emmy Kids Award for Non-Scripted Entertainment.

Matt Hornburg, Marblemedia’s co-CEO and executive producer of “All-Round Champion”comments: “We immediately saw something very special in this format, so are delighted that our partners at BYUtv and TVO Kids agree and have had the confidence to greenlight season two well ahead of the season one premieres. At a time when the world view seems to be that teenagers are glued to their devices this series reveals the passion and dedication that young people can bring to sport and shows just what can be achieved if you try something new.”


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marblemedia’s Restaurants on the Edge Gets Netflix Release Date

Toronto (January 22, 2020) – Leading global entertainment producers who created one of TV’s summer blockbuster series, Blown Away, marblemedia, is excited to announce their latest program, Restaurants on the Edge in association with OutEast Entertainment. The original restaurant makeover docuseries will launch its first season on Netflix, streaming to U.S. and International audiences starting February 28, 2020. Netflix Canada will stream season one starting March 14, 2020.

Restaurants on the Edge is a premium lifestyle docuseries that invites viewers into restaurants in some of the world’s most stunning locations: on the edge of the water, on a mountainside, overseeing a white sandy beach, and more. Despite their outstanding views, these eateries haven’t been able to create an experience that lives up to their magnificent view.

Each one-hour episode features a team of three experts who lead the way in restaurant transformations that span 6 countries— an award-winning interior designer, Karin Bohn, and a renowned chef and social media star, Dennis Prescott, and an experienced restaurateur and familiar TV personality, Nick Liberato (who also served as executive producer on the series). In each episode, the experts embark on a journey to not only transform the restaurant, but the owners’ outlooks as well. To do this, they tap into the soul of the restaurant’s surroundings and community, incorporating local tastes, flavors and textures into each restaurant’s remodeling in a way that is uplifting and inspirational.


The first season of Restaurants on the Edge will include six episodes shot in some of the world’s most spectacular locations: Malta, Hong Kong, Tobermory, Costa Rica, Austria and St. Lucia.

About the series, producers say “There’s something very powerful about watching Dennis, Nick and Karin help these restaurant owners achieve their dreams and capitalize on their full potential” shares Matt Hornburg, marblemedia co-CEO and executive producer. “Especially when it’s part of a television show that also incorporates food, design, travel and culture!”

Show creator and Executive Producer Courtney Hazlett adds, “Many people will tune in for the gorgeous destinations and rich stories about food and culture, but what’s really riveting about Restaurants on the Edge is just how uplifting and inspirational the series is. This is viewing for all ages that will make you feel good, and want to travel the world.”


Restaurants on the Edge is co-produced by marblemedia with executive producers Matt Hornburg and Mark J.W. Bishop, and OutEast Entertainment, with executive producers Courtney Hazlett and Steven Marrs. Produced in association with Blue Ant Media, series producers and directors Rob Brunner and Justin Harding and supervising producer Donna Luke. The first season of Restaurants on the Edge will premiere on Netflix in the U.S. and Internationally on February 28, 2020. Netflix Canada will stream season one starting March 14, 2020.


About marblemedia

marblemedia is an independent, leading global entertainment company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. It develops, produces, and distributes compelling primetime scripted, unscripted, kids and family content both for the domestic market and for a wide range of high-profile platforms and broadcasters around the world. marblemedia’s latest productions include the hit global Netflix competition series Blown Away, the soon to launch All-Round Champion –a celebrity sports competition series for TVO, Knowledge Network Canada and BYUtv in the US, and Landscape Artist of the Year Canada for Blue Ant Media and CBC.

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 and London, plus a 50-acre production facility located 90 minutes north of Toronto.


About OutEast Entertainment

OutEast Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based independent development and production company that specializes in marrying ideas, IP, creative talent and unique financing structures in a way that’s compelling for both broadcasters and distributors worldwide.

Under the guidance of president/CEO Steven Marrs and EVP, development, Courtney Hazlett, OutEast has developed and produced scripted and non-scripted television, specials and films for a variety of networks and studios, including Netflix, Fox, ABC, DirecTV, 20th Television and eOne.


Follow Restaurants on the Edge on social:

Instagram: @restaurantsontheedge

Facebook: Restaurants on the Edge

Twitter: @RestoOnTheEdge


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C2C Communications

marblemedia acquires rights for bestseller The Other Boy, spearheading a major scripted push for 2020


January 13th, 2020: Toronto, Canada. Leading global entertainment producer marblemedia today announces it has acquired the rights to The Other Boy, M.G. Hennessey’s acclaimed, bestselling novel about a transgender boy on the cusp of puberty. This is the first of many exciting announcements for 2020 from the company’s rapidly growing scripted division.

The Other Boy will be developed as a light comedic drama series for family audiences, with author M.G. Hennessey, herself an advocate for the trans community, onboard as a consultant. The book tells the story of 12-year-old Shane Woods as he embarks on a journey of courage and acceptance. To most of the people in his life, he’s just a regular boy…playing baseball, working on his graphic novel, and hanging out with his best friend, Josh. But that’s not the whole story: Shane is transgender and transitioned when he was seven. Ever since moving to Los Angeles, he’s kept that part of himself private, even from his closest friends. But the older he gets, the harder it is to keep that secret, notably when he develops his first crush on Madeline. His mom is very supportive, but his dad thinks it is still just a phase – and the latter’s lack of acceptance may stop Shane from taking the next step in his transition.

Mark Bishop, co-CEO of marblemedia, comments: “2020 is destined to be a milestone year for marblemedia, with a number of exciting and varied scripted projects in the pipeline, joining our extensive output of factual and kids programming. Our rapidly growing scripted slate contains everything from primetime series, including a soon-to-be-announced inspirational social justice drama, to comedies, kids’ adventure series, and a number of strong family viewing titles such as The Other Boy.”

Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy, marblemedia’s VP of scripted, adds: “We are thrilled to have acquired the rights to M.G. Hennessey’s hugely entertaining novel and agree with Jill Soloway, creator of the award-winning series Transparent, who called The Other Boy a gorgeous book… filled with characters who will make you laugh, cry and cheer. Amongst other incredible work, M.G. supports LGBTQ foster children in Los Angeles and helps run a camp for families with transgender children. We are delighted that she will be bringing her expertise to the project, working with us to develop her wonderful story for the screen, and cannot wait to see what reception that this topical tale with its complex yet real characters gets from commissioners.”


For further information:

Michelle Waldron

Beyond the Box

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Robert Laughlin

Director of Marketing and Communications, marblemedia

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marblemedia Announces Launch of Restaurants on the Edge – New Unscripted Series to Launch on Cottage Life

December 2nd 2019: Toronto, Canada – Leading global entertainment producer marblemedia, in association with OutEast Entertainment, is thrilled to announce the launch of its new premium unscripted series, Restaurants on the Edge,which will premiere on Blue Ant Media’s Cottage Life channel in Canada on January 2, 2020 with two back-to-back episodes at 8:00 pm ET/PT and 9:00 pm ET/PT.

Each hour-long episode invites viewers into a new restaurant located in a stunning location—on the edge of an ocean, a mountain, or desert. But despite their outstanding views, these eateries are struggling to create an experience that lives up to their incredible surroundings.

A team of experts lead the way in restaurant transformations that span 10 countries across the 13 episodes: chef Dennis Prescott, designer Karin Bohn and restaurateur Nick Liberato. By tapping into the soul of the restaurant’s surroundings and its community, and by incorporating local tastes, flavours and textures, each expert embarks on a journey to transform not just the restaurant, but the owners’ outlook as well.

Restaurants on the Edgeis a unique format that combines food, design, travel and culture,” said marblemedia co-CEO and executive producer Matt Hornburg. “We look forward to international audiences falling in love with these incredible stories.”

“There are shows in this space that take a negative or hyper-critical approach to improvements, but Restaurants on the Edgetakes the opposite tack: it’s uplifting, inspirational and positive,” said Courtney Hazlett, executive producer and series creator with OutEast Entertainment. “Language barriers, cultural differences – those melt away when you take an interest in how people live and eat. I hope audiences feel that too.”

“Blue Ant Media enjoyed working with marblemedia on this hugely inspirational and truly international series that stands out from the crowd of restaurant transformation programming,” says Sam Linton, head of original content, Blue Ant Media. “Restaurants on the Edgetakes viewers to the most breathtaking corners of the world, from Slovenia to Hawaii and Muskoka, to name a few. At its heart, it’s an uplifting documentary series that we hope will leave our Cottage Life viewers eager to learn more about local culture, food, and design.”

Featuring breathtaking locations and diverse ways of life, Restaurants on the Edge focuses on creating outstanding restaurant experiences by making connections with local communities and cultures. Co-produced by marblemedia, with executive producers Matt Hornburg and Mark J.W. Bishop, and OutEast Entertainment, with executive producers Courtney Hazlett and Steven Marrs. Produced in association with Blue Ant Media, series producers and directors Rob Brunner and Justin Harding and supervising producer Donna Luke.

For further information:

Michelle Waldron

Beyond the Box

+ 44 (0) 7768568970


Robert Laughlin

Director of Marketing and Communications, marblemedia

416.646.2711 x227


About marblemedia

marblemediais a leading global entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes compelling TV, interactive and digital content for audiences of all ages, across media platforms.  With divisions specializing in primetime scripted and unscripted programming complementing its roster of successful kids and family properties, international distribution company Distribution360 and an interactive studio, marblemediais an expert in delivering premium content that meets the needs of an ever-changing media landscape.

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 and London, plus a 50-acre production facility located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Learn more at


About OutEast Entertainment

OutEast Entertainmentis a Los Angeles-based independent development and production company that specializes in marrying ideas, IP, creative talent and unique financing structures in a way that’s compelling for both broadcasters and distributors worldwide.

Under the guidance of president/CEO Steven Marrs and EVP, development, Courtney Hazlett, OutEast has developed and produced scripted and non-scripted television, specials and films for a variety of networks and studios, including Netflix, Fox, ABC, DirecTV, 20th Television and eOne.


About Cottage Life

Cottage Life, is a Blue Ant Mediamulti-platform brand, celebrating the people, activities and places that make leisure time special. Exclusive content covers real estate, food, DIY projects and much more. Both informative and entertaining, no one captures the essence of weekend living like Follow us on: Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest/YouTube