MTWD Entertainment Partners with Producer April Simpson on “Fork U”

“Fork U” coming to the Contemporary Living Network


July 17, 2014; Atlanta, GA; – Award-winning MTWD Entertainment production team (Good Eats, This American Land, Network Earth, Foul Water Fiery Serpent) sets to launch a new multi-platform project Contemporary Living Network (CLN) in the Fall of 2014. CLN is gearing up for its launch in 2014 by developing and collaborating on new and unique lifestyle shows. One such collaboration is with Producer April Simpson on the upcoming food show titled Fork U. As a veteran TV producer and feature reporter, for more than a decade, April has helped create, launch and produce nationally syndicated shows such as “Daytime,” “Star Watch,” and the “Reel Animals Fishing Show.”

The “U” in Fork U stands for University and when you listen to April describe the purpose of the show it makes sense. “Now that we have the internet, Facebook and other Social Media outlets available to us, people are learning more and more about food. But what they’re learning isn’t always true” says April. “Our goal is help dispel myths, by presenting facts based on research, incorporating food history, and “upping” the science in the show and and how it relates to your body.”

Self-proclaimed as “food for geeks” Fork U will undoubtedly appeal to audiences that enjoy shows on the Food Network and Discovery Channel. “We are excited about creating Food programming that is taken to another level. Think Mythbusters meets food history and then add a healthy dash of insane biology and you have Fork U,” states Simpson.

Discussions between MTWD Entertainment and show producers began in late 2013. Says MTWD Founder and Executive Producer Walter Biscardi, Jr., “April and I have followed each other on Twitter for years. I admire everything she’s done and to have her as a part of the team as we launch the Contemporary Living Network is an amazing win for us. The quality of her work speaks for herself and as a person she’s just simply awesome and creative.”

The Contemporary Living Network capitalizes on the digital shift of content consumption by audiences around the globe. The Network’s success is poised on its nimbleness, flexibility and ability to reach audiences past the television. “CLN’s framework as a digital network allows it to be true to itself” commented April. “What makes CLN unique is that it is run by people who are passionate about creating quality content. The Network does not have to try to replicate the latest reality-tv fad. Genuine, timeless and in-depth programming is what audiences are going to find.”

About MTWD Entertainment

MTWD Entertainment is an original content development company for all media. With a focus on lifestyle genre, MTWD creates memorable and impactful programming showcasing travel, food, music, home, garden and family. MTWD offers a wide range of creative development services, including Original Concept Development, Pitch and Production Planning, Series/Episode Development, as well as full production services in-house to support projects from conception to execution.

About Contemporary Living Network

Contemporary Living Network is a multi-platform video network focused on positive lifestyle edutainment, with audience engagement and real life integration at its core.  A continuously expanding library of original programming will be offered, most shot with the industry-leading 4K technology.  CLN will provide inspiration and the resources for the viewer to easily re-create  or be inspired to indulge in their own, unique variations of what happens in our shows.


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For More Information Contact:

Walter Biscardi, Jr.
Founder, MTWD Entertainment

phone: 770.271.3551