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Cannes: Fortissimo’s Werner Finds the Best Food on the Croisette

15 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong-based Michael J. Werner runs Amsterdam/Hk sales and distribution company Fortissimo Films, which was founded in 1991. The company is in Cannes with its Directors’ Fortnight entry “Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” the debut feature by New York-based director Chloe Zhao; and Fortissimo will be showing footage from its documentary “Kampai! For the Love Of Sake.” The company has a long association with food and culinary feature documentaries and narrative films, including “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” “Food Inc.,” “Super Size Me,” “Foodies” and “Sergio Herman, F**king Perfect,” which is showing in the Cannes Marche. Werner also expects to announce one other new high-profile food film in Cannes. Patrick Frater

Recommended Restaurants

Fine dining: L’Affable. It has consistently great food, service, atmosphere and all for a surprisingly reasonable price.

Chinese: Le Jardin de Bambou, always packed, a great place to network with filmmakers and distributors from Asia.

Casual: Nothing beats La Pizza. »

- Patrick Frater

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Cannes: Fortissimo Bites Into ‘Ants on a Shrimp’ Food Documentary

8 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fortissimo Films has added to its growing collection of food-themed documentaries by picking up rights to “Ants on a Shrimp.” The film follows globally renown chef Rene Redzepi as he relocates his restaurant Noma from Copenhagen to Japan.

It tracks possibly the biggest challenge of Redzepi’s career as he tries to apply his philosophy of “time and place on a plate” and using only local ingredients in an entirely foreign landscape. That requires his team to use ingredients that that they have not seen or worked with before to create a 14-course menu.

The picture is directed by Maurice Dekkers and is currently in post-production. It is anticipated that the completed film will have a high-profile festival premiere later this year.

Fortissimo, which has all rights outside the Benelux region, will begin pre-sales in Cannes. Production is by the Netherlands-based BlazHoffski/Dahl TV, a Warner Bros. company.

“’Ants on »

- Patrick Frater

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Review: How Netflix's 'Chef's Table' Reinvents the Cooking Show

27 April 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Unless you're a veritable foodie, cooking shows can be a bore. Shows like "Chopped" and "Top Chef" try to reproduce the adrenaline-filled experience of the kitchen with contests, deadlines and absurd challenges ("Make a dessert using whelk snails and lemon bars in the next hour, and win against these five contestants!"). But the thrill is short-lived, and these reality show tropes grow tiresome as the act of cooking becomes just another component of a game show. On the other side of the spectrum is the dry process-oriented cooking show in which cooking becomes a skill learned by rote, effectively stripping the act of its personality and inventive spirit. Modern cooking shows too often eclipse the essence of being a chef. Not "Chef's Table." David Gelb, director of the critically-acclaimed "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," has committed to entering the mind of the chef with this six-part Netflix original series. Each episode focuses on a. »

- Emily Buder

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Review: How Netflix's 'Chef's Table' Reinvents the Cooking Show

27 April 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Unless you're a veritable foodie, cooking shows can be a bore. Shows like "Chopped" and "Top Chef" try to reproduce the adrenaline-filled experience of the kitchen with contests, deadlines and absurd challenges ("Make a dessert using whelk snails and lemon bars in the next hour, and win against these five contestants!"). But the thrill is short-lived, and these reality show tropes grow tiresome as the act of cooking becomes just another component of a game show. On the other side of the spectrum is the dry process-oriented cooking show in which cooking becomes a skill learned by rote, effectively stripping the act of its personality and inventive spirit. Modern cooking shows too often eclipse the essence of being a chef. Not "Chef's Table." David Gelb, director of the critically-acclaimed "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," has committed to entering the mind of the chef with this six-part Netflix original series. Each episode focuses on a. »

- Emily Buder

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘The Birth of Sake’

22 April 2015 1:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The men who labor tirelessly at the 144-year-old Tedorigawa Brewery in northern Japan get a portrait worthy of their devotion in “The Birth of Sake,” a richly immersive documentary that plays like an elegy for a time-honored but slowly vanishing way of life. Steeped in the rhythms of sake production at one of the few Nipponese breweries that still rely on human hands rather than machines, Erik Shirai’s directing debut favors process and routine over personal drama — a fitting enough strategy for a trade whose workers must effectively sacrifice all sense of self in order to create their world-class spirits. More sedate and less crowd-pleasing than “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” to name another classy tribute to an artisanal Japanese tradition, “Sake” should nevertheless go down smoothly with festivals and buyers following its Tribeca premiere.

Every October, a handful of men bid farewell to their family and friends and travel »

- Justin Chang

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Stanley Film Festival Announces Visionary Award Recipient, Panels and Jurors

20 April 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We're less than two weeks away from the start of the Stanley Film Festival and it's been officially announced that Tom Quinn will be the recipient of their Visionary Award. We also have details on the festival's panels and jurors:

April 20, 2014 (Denver, Co) - The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today it will honor Tom Quinn, co-president of RADiUS-twc as its 2015 Visionary Award Winner. Quinn is behind this year’s breakout horror title It Follows as well as other genre heavy hitters such as Snowpiercer, Blue Ruin and Only God Forgives. The Visionary award is given to a figure in contemporary horror who is making forward-thinking contributions that elevate the genre and provides a platform for new, innovative artists to create work. Previous recipients include Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller and Elijah Wood, co-founders of SpectreVision (2014) and Eli Roth (2013). Quinn, »

- Jonathan James

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Meet the 2015 Tribeca Filmmakers #49 : David Gelb Races to the Finish Line With Ford Mustang Doc 'A Faster Horse'

20 April 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers Before he brings us Netflix's first original documentary series, David Gelb tells the story of the Chief Program Engineer Dave Pericak, who is in charge of redesigning the Ford Mustang approaching its 50th anniversary. What is it like for the jobs and expectations of thousands to rest solely on the shoulders of one man? What's your film about in 140 characters or less? As the fiftieth anniversary of the Mustang approaches, Ford is launching a redesign, placing the jobs and expectations of thousands squarely on the shoulders of Chief Program Engineer Dave Pericak. Directed by David Gelb ("Jiro Dreams of Sushi"), "A Faster Horse" moves beyond a car lover’s documentary to a resonant examination of American ingenuity, workmanship, and resilience. Now what's it Really about? This is really a film about making decisions under pressure, leading a massive team, and how a product can become legendary. »

- Travis Clark

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Tribeca Diary, Day One: Starving the Irish and Taking Molly with the Democrats

17 April 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Tribeca Film Festival began on Wednesday night with the premiere of Live From New York!, Bao Nguyen’s documentary about the history of Saturday Night Live. Although your humble film critic was unable to see that film, the festival will offer more than a hundred movies of various flavors from April 15-26, and in this critic’s opinion, the lineup in 2015 is stronger than any in the last five years. Starting today, this is your place to find a brief run-down of the films that played the festival the day before, either in public screenings or in pre-festival press screenings.

Although it may not sound as entertaining as an oral history of America’s leading sketch-comedy program, Democrats comes surprisingly close. Documentarian Camilla Nielsson was given unprecedented access to two of the framers of a democratic constitution in the country of Zimbabwe: one man representing the government of dictatorial president Robert Mugabe, »

- Mark Young

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Reality Checks: How Tribeca Became a Major Documentary Festival

15 April 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 12 Must-See Films at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival In the public's eye, the Tribeca Film Festival is synonymous with Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and celebrity-strewn red carpets. But for the indie film industry, there's something far sexier to see in New York City starting this week: New documentaries. Over the last 14 years, Tribeca has soared to become one of the top nonfiction film markets in the United States. Ever since claiming the premieres of eventual Oscar nominees, such as Marshall Curry's "Street Fight" (2005) and Alex Gibney's "Taxi to the Dark Side" (2007), and box-office winners, such as Lee Hirsch's "Bully" (2011) and David Gelb's "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" (2012), the festival has become a significant destination for documentary filmmakers. Now, the blossoming nonfiction industry has sprouted up to support them. Embracing their position as a premiere documentary platform, the festival has given its opening night »

- Anthony Kaufman

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‘The Birth Of Sake’ Trailer: A Tradition 2,000 Years In The Making – Tribeca

14 April 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The media always talks about the recent Golden Age of Television. Well, how about the Golden Age of Food In Film and TV? If you’re a food connoisseur, it’s a great time for food on the screen, and we’re not just talking about what’s on the Food Network and The Cooking Channel. SXSW saw the world premiere of the feature adaptation of chef Anthony Bourdain’s restaurant noir novel Bone In The Throat. On April 26, Netflix debuts Jiro Dreams Of Sushi filmmaker David… »

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Tasty Trailer For David Gelb’s Netflix Docu-Series ‘Chef’s Table’

12 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If you saw David Gelb’s Jiro Dreams Of Sushi then you’ll understand the sheer dedication and stunning talent of one of the finest food creators in the world. Gelb now has a new Netflix series Chef’s Table that airs exclusively from April 26th and we’ve got the first trailer that’ll get those tastebuds tingling again.

The Netflix original docu-series Chef’s Table features six of the world’s renowned international chefs, and offers viewers the opportunity to go inside the lives and kitchens of these culinary talents. The chefs involved include Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy), Dan Barber (Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns and in New York City, USA), Francis Mallmann (El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina), Niki Nakayama (N/Naka Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA, USA), Ben Shewry (Attica Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia) and Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken in Järpen »

- Dan Bullock

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Tribeca Film Festival 2015 Annouces Its Jury

7 April 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Tribeca Film Festival 2015 starts on April 15th and runs until the 26th. And here are the film festival jurors: World Narrative Jurors are: screenwriter and producer Paul Attanasio (Quiz Show, Donnie Brasco); director Sophie Barthes (Cold Souls); writer-director Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down); Actress Whoopie Goldberg; and Actor Dylan McDermott. World Documentary Jurors are: Franco-American filmmakerDiego Bunuel and head of Documentaries on Canal Plus;Tine Fischer, founder and CEO of documentary film festival Cph:dox; director David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi); film critic Joshua Rothkopf; and feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Best New Narrative Director Jurors are: two-time Oscar winning writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker); Oscar-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt (It’s  [ Read More ]

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- Rudie Obias

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This week in tv news: Marvel’s Luke Cage finds its showrunner

4 April 2015 10:21 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Kyle Chandler and Linda Cardellini in Bloodline, which was renewed for a second season this week.

On the eve of the premiere of the first Netflix/Marvel tv series, another one has found its showrunner. Cheo Hodari Coker has been formally tapped as the showrunner of Marvel’s Luke Cage, the third in the series of four tv shows by Marvel that will air on Netflix.

Coker joins the show having worked on a number of series, from Southland to Almost Human to Ray Donovan. He also co-wrote the 2009 Biggie biopic Notorious. The Good Wife‘s Mike Colter has been tapped to play the titular character, who will also be appearing in Marvel’s Aka Jessica Jones. A premiere date for the series has yet to be set, although it has been confirmed for 2016.

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The Daytime Emmy nominations were announced this week. The ABC soap opera General Hospital led the charge with 28 nominations, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’ Director Brings Docuseries ‘Chef’s Table’ to Netflix (Video)

2 April 2015 3:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix has released the first trailer for the new documentary series “Chef’s Table.” From director David Gelb, the filmmaker behind the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” “Chef’s Table” features six of the world’s most renowned international chefs, and offers viewers the opportunity to go inside the lives and kitchens of these culinary talents. The chefs featured include Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy), Dan Barber (Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns and in New York City, USA), Francis Mallmann (El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina), Niki Nakayama (N/Naka Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA, »

- Joe Otterson

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Netflix Announces April 26 Release Date For Food Series ‘Chef’s Table’

1 April 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Netflix has set a release date for its upcoming docu-series project. Chef’s Table, from filmmaker David Gelb, will debut on the streaming platform on April 26, 2015.

Announced back in September 2014, Chef’s Table is a six-part series which takes a look at the lives and culinary techniques of six of the world’s greatest chefs. Each one hails from a different location: Massimo Bottura is from Italy, Niki Nakayama from Los Angeles, Francis Mallmann from Argentina, Magnus Nilsson from Sweden, Dan Barber from New York, and Ben Shewry from Australia.

Gelb, who previously directed the sushi chef profile documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, is an executive producer for Chef’s Table alongside Andrew Fried, Brian McGinn, and Matt Weaver. Dane Lillegard will co-executive produce for the series’ production company Boardwalk Pictures.

Chef’s Table joins a growing list of documentary-style projects Netflix is adding to its library over the next few years. »

- Bree Brouwer

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Netflix’s ‘Chef’s Table': How Genius Culinary Minds Tick – Trailer

31 March 2015 7:01 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

David Gelb sure loves good food. The filmmaker behind the 2011 doc Jiro Dreams of Sushi has the new series Chef’s Table debuting on Netflix on Sunday, April 26 at 12:01Am Pst.  As the trailer above shows, Chef’s Table explores the lives of six renowned chefs at various corners of the globe –Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy), Dan Barber (Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns and in New York City),  Francis Mallmann (El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos… »

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Watch: Whet Your Appetite With the Trailer for Netflix's New Documentary Series 'Chef's Table'

30 March 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Netflix Commits to First Original Docu-Series, David Gelb's 'Chef's Table' Netflix is hungry for more original content, so they're eating up "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" director David Gelb's new documentary series "Chef's Table." Netflix just released the debut trailer for the exclusive series. "Chef's Table" focuses on a different world-renowned chef in each episode, traveling through their kitchens and lives, and exploring their passion for the culinary arts. The chefs featured are Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy), Dan Barber (Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns and in New York City, USA),  Francis Mallmann (El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina), Niki Nakayama (N/Naka Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA, USA), Ben Shewry (Attica Restaurant in Melbourne,  Australia) and Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken in Järpen Sweden). "Chef's Table" premieres April 26 on Netflix. Read »

- Travis Clark

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Tribeca Film Festival Adds ‘Clue,’ ‘Lady and the Tramp,’ ‘Back to the Future’

26 March 2015 1:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival has added outdoor screenings of “Clue” and “Lady and the Tramp” to this year’s lineup, as part of a slate of community activities that also includes the fest’s annual street fair and sports day.

The 30th anniversary screening of cult comedy “Clue” (April 16) and the 60th anniversary screening of Disney animated film “Lady and the Tramp” (April 17) are part of the festival’s free-of-charge Tribeca Drive-In series, which also will include the premiere of “A Faster Horse” (April 18), a documentary about the Ford Mustang from “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” director David Gelb.

The family screening of “Back to the Future” (April 25) is set for the same day as the annual street fair, and takes place in the same downtown Manhattan neighborhood. The fair includes a range of activities including a backlot experience, a game arcade and performances from the casts of Broadway shows and the Rockettes. »

- Gordon Cox

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Tff 2015: Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2015 Line-up For Spotlight Program

14 March 2015 5:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The 14th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival taking place from April 15 to April 26 in New York City has announced the films selected for screening in the Spotlight screening section.

Co-sponsored by Brookfield Place and The Lincoln Motor Company, Spotlight is destination for today’s most talked about themes and filmmakers and will feature 40 films: 23 narratives and 17 documentaries with 24 of those films being world premieres. Debuting new work from master directors such as the Taviani Brothers (Caesar Must Die), Michael Winterbottom (The Trip To Italy), and Neil Labute (Death At A Funeral), audiences will also be introduced to new voices like first time director Henry Hobson’s Maggie and Pray The Devil Back To Hell producer Abigail Disney’s directorial debut The Armour Of Light.

Audiences will also see familiar performers taking on unique and challenging roles such as Jessica Biel’s turn as a yoga instructor in Bleeding Heart, »

- Sacha Hall

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SXSW 2015: 10 Genre Films We’re Excited For This Year

6 March 2015 11:30 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Each and every year, the South by Southwest Film Festival comes together in Austin, Texas to shine the spotlight on some of the most provocative and ingenious indie horror films from across the globe. The 2015 SXSW line-up is no exception, featuring a multitude of thought-provoking titles and genre-bending awesomeness that we could not be more excited to check out during the festival this month.

Here’s a look at several of the films from SXSW 2015 that have us excited for this year’s line-up and should stay on your radar once they’re officially released at a later date:

The Final Girls

Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson, Screenwriters: M. A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller

Max and her friends are mysteriously transported into a famous 1980s horror movie that starred Max's mother, a celebrated scream queen. Reunited, they team up to fight the film's maniacal killer and find their way back home. Cast: Taissa Farmiga, »

- Heather Wixson

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