LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Media Group division Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television with 64 shows on the air and owner of 15 U.S. Big-Four network affiliate broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers -- including The Weather Channel television network and its AVOD free streaming service Local Now -- proudly announces that its Recipe.TV network has been nominated for two 2020 Daytime Emmy® Awards for "Outstanding Directing for a Single Camera Daytime Program" for the two culinary series KATIE PARLA'S ROME! and VERA'S LATIN AMERICA: PANAMA. The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and will take place on June 26, 2020.

Executive produced by Entertainment Studios' sixteen-time Emmy® Award-winning producer, and now two-time Daytime Emmy®-Nominated director, Lisa-Renee Ramirez, the two series KATIE PARLA'S ROME! and VERA'S LATIN AMERICA: PANAMA feature culinary experiences in romantic and exotic destinations spotlighting world-class chefs.

"We are ecstatic about these two Daytime Emmy® nominations and grateful to the Television Academy members who recognize the quality of our Recipe.TV network and the extremely talented people who produce our shows," said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios. "I am very proud of Lisa-Renee Ramirez and our hosts Katie Parla and Vera Jimenez for bringing the joy of our Recipe.TV network and its wonderful programming to viewers worldwide."

"These two Recipe.TV series were created to take viewers on a vicarious journey to magical places they may never have a chance to experience or taste for themselves, right from the comfort of their own homes," said Recipe.TV Executive Producer/Director Lisa-Renee Ramirez. "I'm so blessed and honored to be given the opportunity to do what I love and be nominated for two Emmy® awards. I am extremely grateful."

The full RECIPE.TV programming lineup includes the new series CATHERINE'S FARMHOUSE KITCHEN, PARIS BISTRO COOKING WITH EDWARD DELLING-WILLIAMS, A TASTE OF IRELAND: BALLYKNOCKEN COOKERY SCHOOL, KATIE PARLA'S ROME!, VERA'S LATIN AMERICA, and A PARISIAN FOOD AFFAIR WITH JULIE NEIS. RECIPE.TV programming is executive produced by Entertainment Studios' 16-time Emmy® Award-winning executive producer Lisa-Renee Ramirez.

Allen's Entertainment Studios won the Daytime Emmy® Award for "Outstanding Lifestyle Program" for its series "CARS.TV."  Three other Entertainment Studios series were also nominated for Daytime Emmy® Awards: "America's Court with Judge Ross" and "We the People with Gloria Allred" in the "Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program" category, and host Catherine Fulvio in the "Outstanding Culinary Host" category for the RECIPE.TV series "A Taste of Ireland: Ballyknocken Cookery School." 

The full suite of all eight Entertainment Studios Networks 24/7 HD networks include:

  • The Weather Channel – The iconic global standard for all news and information related to weather, climate, and technology. (www.weather.com)
  • Cars.TV - This Emmy® Award-winning and adrenaline-pumping network showcases the collectors, designers, innovators, and the ultimate car enthusiasts! (www.Cars.tv)
  • Comedy.TV - A network dedicated to today's funniest comedians, featuring a mix of live concert performances, talk and variety shows, sitcoms and movies. (www.Comedy.tv)
  • ES.TV -   A network dedicated to entertainment news, variety shows, celebrity profiles and today's hottest superstars. (www.es.tv)
  • MyDestination.TV - A network dedicated to the best in travel featuring fun, exciting, exotic must-see destinations around the world.  (www.MyDestination.tv)
  • Pets.TV - A network dedicated to pet lovers everywhere.  Pets.TV celebrates the pets we love and the people who love them.  Pet News, Pet Care, Pet Health and Pet Lifestyles! (www.Pets.tv)
  • Recipe.TV - A network dedicated to famous chefs, amazing recipes, and delicious cuisine from around the world. (www.Recipe.tv)
  • Justice Central.TV - A network dedicated to Emmy® Award-winning court shows, legal news, and the world's biggest trials.  (www.JusticeCentral.tv)

KATIE PARLA'S ROME! and VERA'S LATIN AMERICA are produced by and are distributed exclusively by Entertainment Studios Television – both owned by Allen Media Group, a Byron Allen company.

About Entertainment Studios / Allen Media Group
Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh.  Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. Big-Four network affiliate broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL, PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV. Entertainment Studios will add its tenth network, THE WEATHER CHANNEL EN ESPANOL in 2020. Entertainment Studios also owns the LOCAL NOW streaming service, powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners, which delivers real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle information. Entertainment Studios also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 64 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. With a library of over 5,000 hours of owned content across multiple genres, Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web.  Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners.

Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures is a full-service, theatrical motion picture distribution company specializing in wide release commercial content. ESMP released 2017's highest-grossing independent movie, the shark thriller 47 METERS DOWN, which grossed over $44.3 million. In 2018, ESMP also released the critically-acclaimed and commercially successful Western HOSTILES, the historic mystery-thriller CHAPPAQUIDDICK and the sequel to 47 METERS DOWN47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED. The digital distribution unit of Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films.

In 2016, Entertainment Studios purchased TheGrio, a digital video-centric news community platform devoted to providing African-Americans with compelling stories and perspectives currently underrepresented in existing national news outlets. TheGrio features aggregated and original video packages, news articles and opinion pieces on topics that include breaking news, politics, health, business and entertainment. Originally launched in 2009, the platform was then purchased by NBC News in 2010. The digital platform remains focused on curating exciting digital content and currently has more than 20 million annual visitors.

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