2015 was an epic year for Fatcake.

Backtrack.  In 2014, our tiny team worked our asses off creating a dynamic sizzle reel for a TV show about a subject matter we’re very passionate about – the future of the ocean. We used our own resources, our own money, our own skills, and our own minds to come up with something that we think deserves to be on the air – a story that needs to be told.

Once we were done with the siz, we partnered with the good folks at Asylum Entertainment and together, we witnessed this seed of an idea get bought and go straight to an 8-episode order. It’s home? National Geographic Channel. It don’t get much better than that childhood dream. So, early in 2015, we all scooted down to the Gulf of Mexico to make the show and it’s going to air in February 2016. Big Fish Texas. Not only are we so proud of this undertaking, we are encouraged. We are hopeful about the way things are moving in our world and we are here to partner. To create. To share. To – simply put – make good TV.

For Fatcake, our past defines our future. On the production front, we’ve done big reality/non-scripted shows – The Amazing Race, America’s Next Top Model, and Jerseylicious to name just a few. We’ve worked for industry giants like Harpo and been to Africa to make a documentary about Oprah opening her girl’s leadership academy that aired on ABC. We’ve ran multiple shows at once, managing millions of dollars. We’ve made history at Discovery with an ahead-of-its-time foodie TV show that let Misty host, direct, produce and write (they’d never let on-air talent helm like that before Craving Adventure). We’ve delivered to almost every major cable outlet. We’ve built and structured movies, docs, tv series, pilots, sizzles and presentations from the ground up. We know every scrap there is to know of that behind-the-scenes world. This year alone, we’ve been spending a lot of time in the Middle East, helping pull together a ground breaking new talk show with humanitarian Zainab Salbi – a force to be reckoned with – for Discovery International.  All in Arabic PS.

Which brings us to today. Right now. The TV world is changing. The way people view content is moving in such a different direction than it was a few years ago. So, it’s time to change with them. Go with the flow. Digital. On-line. Virtual reality. Millennial. International. Transmedia. Brand Integration. These are the words that populate the conversations we have every day with our Fatcake partners. These are the words to focus on in 2016. So, that’s what we are going to do – Investigate. Dig deeper. Ask the questions. Get to the truth – and entertain along the way.

That said, see you out there. And, if you have something we might dig (knowing our past), send it along. We are ears wide open always.

If it’s a story worth telling, we can tell it.

Worked On


Lisa Colangelo

Born and raised in a small town on the outskirts of Chicago, Lisa Colangelo grew up surrounded by colorful characters, big personalities and rich storytelling.   Amused by the anecdote of “not letting the truth stand in the way of a good story,” Lisa’s thankful that she has this excuse in her arsenal when called out on the murky details of how things REALLY went down.

With a BA in Creative Writing from Columbia College under her belt, she honed her creative side writing script treatments for legendary Chicago DJ, Steve Dahl, and his film company and then moved into a production career.

As a Production Supervisor, Lisa’s been behind-the-scenes in the entertainment industry for over a decade, bouncing between cutting-edge docu-soaps, scandalous reality shows, and award winning indie films.  She’s supervised projects for cable giants and primetime television alike (OWN, TLC, Style, E!, CBS, Comedy Central, Soapnet, Nat Geo, Discovery International).

A creative writer at heart, her love of tall tales, steely storytelling, quirky characters and local lore launched, “Yellowtales,” a hilarious middle grade series set in the sultry south that follows three oddball kids; their cantankerous granny; a chef named Paprika; the elusive River Gypsies; a loony spinster; and a mighty suspicious crime involving none other than the local reverend.

Touted as a Huck Finn for girls, “Yellowtales” achieved mention in the Writer’s Digest 75th Annual Novel-in-Progress Writing Competition, the online juggernaut “Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award” and the film rights are currently being shopped.

Been working on:  Developing, creating and cranking out a slew of shows for the Fatty slate; completing 2 brand new comedic screenplays and refining her latest batch of Gingercello.

IMDB – Lisa Colangelo

Misty Tosh

Misty Tosh, a life-long military brat, left the mountains of Chattanooga, Tennessee at a young age and took the edgier route in life, skipping college and heading straight to LA to work in TV & movie production.

Over the past two decades, she’s hustled her way into multiple top-­rated reality shows as an Executive in Charge/Line Producer (The Amazing Race, America’s Next Top Model, Last Comic Standing, Southern Belles, Oprah Winfrey’s The Big Give to name a few) and though she stays busy traveling the world producing mega-hit reality television shows (Jerseylicious and Glam Fairy for Endemol USA and The Style Network) and awe inspiring documentaries like ABC’s Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in the slums of South Africa, what she loves most is heading out into the wild with her super-human dogs, Minka & Pancho, and hunting down new show ideas.

She loved making the jump to Executive Producer, creating a TV series for National Geographic Channel about fish fraud and sustainable fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.  “Big Fish Texas” airs in the Spring of 2016.

In the down time, Misty takes on projects like rehabbing her unique floating home into an all-­green dream in Southern California ((read the LA Times article here) and cruises around in her vintage pirate-­style sail boat.

4th World Love, the grassroots NGO she created to empower communities in distant lands, was started after a humbling experience in a remote Indonesian village. With a thriving volunteer program and a successful English school in place, 4WL is a dedicated, life-long project super close to her heart.

A gypsy at heart, you can read all about her love affair with food in her colorful blog, Big Sweet Tooth.

IMDB – Misty Tosh

Side Projects

4th World Love


Our global NGO that specializes in community empowerment in distant lands – think volunteering, free English schools, and lending a hand to help the locals realize their dreams.

Big Sweet Tooth


Misty shares dispatches from the far corners of the globe about food/adventure/travel – it’s all about finding (and living) the good life….one full belly at a time.