Cory Nieves to Host Competition Reality Series for Intentional Content & Wise Miller Productions

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 NievesCory 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.”

Liz Caribel Sierra to Star in New Regency & QCode’s New Thriller Series “Ellen”

It’s thrilling new project for Liz Caribel Sierra.

The Latina actress has been cast in Ellen, the upcoming television series thriller from New Regency and QCode.

Liz Caribel Sierra

Caribel Sierra joins a roster of cast newcomers that includes Karan Gill, Craig Tate, Ty Olsson and Hart Bochner.

Caribel Sierra will star opposite Lin Shaye on the project.

The action-thriller is now in production.

The six-episode series, which is being financed by New Regency, follows a nefarious land developer who gets more than he bargained for when he tries to intimidate an 80-year-old widow into abandoning her Montana ranch.

Based on an original idea from Jalmari Helander, the project marks the third small screen tie-up between busy audio and content firm QCode, New Regency, and producers Automatik and Oddfellows, following upcoming series Gaslight and The Edge of Sleep.

The Courier outfit 42, which developed the project with Automatik, will also be producing.

The series will be directed and executive-produced by filmmaker duo Clif Prowse and Derek Lee ). The script is from Tim Walker.

Bailon’s “The Real” Renewed Through 2017-2018 Season

Adrienne Bailon is staying Real throughout the country…

Daytime syndicated talker The Real, featuring the 32-year-old Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian American singer, actress, dancer and television personality as one of the panelists, has been cleared for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons on television stations covering more than 95% of the country. That includes Fox Television stations as part of a deal announced in October.

The Real

The Daytime Emmy-nominated series is posting ratings growth in its second season and has a strong social media presence, ranking second in daytime to Ellen in total social action and with more than 447 million YouTube views to date.

The Real has carved out an impressive home in the daytime space,” said Ken Werner, President of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution of the show that features fellow hosts Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai, Tamar Braxton and Loni Love. “The uniqueness of the series is not in its format, but rather in its hosts, whose individuals voices are distinctive and fun and collectively have created a unique destination for conversations that cannot be found elsewhere. Growing in their second season is a great achievement and is a leading indicator of continued success and growth in the years ahead.”

Along with Fox, station groups renewing the show include Sinclair, Hearst, Tribune, Media General, Nexstar, Cox, Gray, Weigel, Sunbeam, Scripps, Raycom, Tegna, Northwest, Meredith, Marshall, Mission, Cordillera, Entravision, Mckinnon and News Press.

The series also will continue to air weeknights on BET at 1:00 am ET/10:00 pm PT.