A Matter of Taste

Class Film Selected for SundanceNOW's Doc Club

Class film A Matter of Taste has been added to SundanceNOW's Doc Club in its Culinary Cinema category. A Matter of Taste was produced by TEC alum Rachel Mills and edited by TEC alum Amy Foote (Finishing Heaven). It had its world premiere at South by Southwest in 2011, which kicked off a successful run at festivals such as the Full Frame Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival. The film premiered on HBO in June 2011. Thom Powers' full list of "great documentaries about food" can be found here. For more information about A Matter of Taste, visit the film's official website

TEC Class Projects, Alums and Instructors Nominated for Emmys

"6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park," edited by TEC Alum and Instructor Chad Beck, and TEC Instructor Bret Granato has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special. Dimon Hunter, also a TEC alum, served as assistant editor on the film.

Class film A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrant, edited by TEC alum Amy Foote, was nominated for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming. The film was produced by Edit Center founder Alan Oxman, Edit Center alum Rachel Mills and co-produced by Amy Foote.

Nominated for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Editing are TEC Alums and Instructors Chad Beck, Adam Bolt, Chris Branca and Sarah Devorkin for their work on Page One: Inside the New York Times. The film, which was produced by Edit Center founder Alan Oxman, was also nominated for Outstanding Informational Programming.

Class Film to be Released on DVD

Class film A Matter of Taste will be released on DVD on June 19th by First Run Features. Edited by TEC alum Amy Foote, the film follows Paul Liebrant over a decade and reveals his creative process in the kitchen as well as the extremely hard work, long hours, and dedication it takes to be a successful chef in New York City. A Matter of Taste had its world premiere in competition at 2011's South by Southwest Film Festival, appeared on HBO, and earlier this year received a James Beard Award for Best Special/Documentary. The film was produced by TEC alum Rachel Mills and TEC founder and instructor Alan Oxman. To purchase the DVD, visit the First Run Features website. 

Class Films Receive James Beard Award and Honor from Emmys

A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrant, which was a 2009 Edit Center class film was awarded a 2012 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award for Best Special/Documentary. Directed by Sally Rowe, the film was edited by TEC alum Amy Foote and was produced by Edit Center founder and instructor Alan Oxman and TEC alum Rachel Mills. A Matter of Taste has its premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival and later appeared on HBO. For more information on the film, please visit its official website.

Also receiving accolades is 2010 class film Hot Coffee. Edited by TEC alum Cindy Lee (No End In Sight, Una Noche), the film received an Academy of Television Arts and Science TV Cares Award. Directed by Susan Saladoff and produced by Alan Oxman, the film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and aired later that year on HBO. www.hotcoffeethemovie.com

Class Films Picked Up by HBO

Two Edit Center films, Hot Coffee (May 2010) and A Matter of Taste (November 2009) have been picked up by HBO and will be included in their critically acclaimed "Summer Series." Hot Coffee was edited by TEC alum Cindy Lee and will premiere June 27th. A Matter of Taste, which was edited by alum Amy Foote, debuts June 13th. A trailer for the Summer Series can be found here

Full Frame Features TEC Alums, Teachers, and Class Films

The work of TEC alums, teachers, and class projects will be showcased at this year’s 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Hot Coffee, A Matter of Taste, and If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front will all be featured as New Docs. Hot Coffee, a class project in 2010, was edited by TEC alum Cindy Lee and produced by TEC instructor Alan Oxman; A Matter of Taste was edited by Amy Foote and produced by Rachel Mills, both TEC alums; If A Tree Falls, which took home the Documentary Editing Award at 2011 Sundance Film Festival, was edited by TEC alum Matthew Hamacheck. Both Page One: Inside the New York Times (edited by alums Chad Beck, Sarah Devorkin, and Chris Branca, and produced by TEC instructor Alan Oxman) and Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour (directed by alum Kerthy Fix and edited by alum Sarah Devorkin) were selected to screen as Invited Documentaries. For more details on the films and their screenings, visit the official Full Frame website.

Class Project Picked Up by HBO and Reviewed in Hollywood Reporter

A Matter of Taste, a class project in 2010--formerly known as A Mouthful--has been picked up by HBO with plans to broadcast it in the summer. A number of TEC alums worked on the film; it was edited by Amy Foote, who was assisted by Danielle Chu and Sam Eliad, with Rachel Mills producing. The Hollywood Reporter’s review of A Matter of Taste describes it as a “revealing” and “straightforward behind-the-scenes portrait” of Paul Liebrandt, the New York chef and culinary wunderkind, who has perplexed and amazed critics and his peers alike. The film premiered at SXSW 2011 as part of the Documentary Feature Competition, and will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, and Cleveland Film Festival in 2011. Read more of the Hollywood Reporter article here.