Cory Nieves is headed to the small screen…
The Latino teen wunderkind baker and owner of Mr. Cory’s Cookies, who has a net worth of $1million, will host a competition reality series as part of a partnership between Intentional Content and Wise Miller Productions.
Cory launched his business at the age of five to help his mum so they didn’t have to take the bus in the freezing cold.
“I wanted to buy my mom a car so I started selling hot chocolate out of a friend’s restaurant.”
He then expanded to cookies, although getting the perfect recipe wasn’t easy.
Proud mom Lisa said: “They were either too hard or too soft. Oatmeal raisin took almost a year to perfect!”
The cookies soon proved to be a big hit and Cory and Lisa managed to buy their own kitchen in 2012 and launch their brand of Mr. Cory’s Cookies.
Intentional Content, which is the rebranded Switchblade Entertainment Group, is behind series including Rachael Ray’s Renovation Rescue, while Wise Miller was founded by Jurassic World: Dominion’s DeWanda Wise and Dexter: New Blood’s Alano Miller.
The two companies are now partnered on developing a range of unscripted content and the Nieves series is the first project on deck.
Nieves started his cookie empire at the age of six and has appeared on shows like Ellen and MasterChef Jr.
“This collaboration with DeWanda and Alano is the first of several between our two companies as Intentional pushes further into the development of multicultural and representational content,” said Intentional partner Sean Lee. “It certainly makes that push easier when working with someone as dynamic as Cory Nieves.”
“From the moment Alano approached me about developing a show around Mr. Cory, we were all in,” said Intentional partner Brian Flanagan. “Mr. Cory is an amazing American success story, and we couldn’t have better partners as we bring this project to market than Wise Miller Productions.”
“When we looked at the kind of work Brian and his company was producing in the food content space, we knew Intentional was the right partner for Wise Miller and Mr. Cory,” added Miller. “Mr. Cory belongs on television, and it’s stories like his that we want to share.”