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‘Feed The Beast’ Premiere Video - Bon Appétit Magazine Feature

May 29th, 2016

Thanks to Behind The Velvet Rope we have footage from the premiere held on Monday, May 23, 2016. The first video is just Jim, but the second features interviews with most of the main cast, and additional footage from the red carpet.

Bon Appétit Magazine has an excellent feature on how Feed The Beast has built up the fake restaurant Thirio.

Then there’s the actual cooking, and the actors are eager to learn. Sturgess, a cookbook abider who preps with large glasses of red wine and Richard Hawley records when he’s not on set, has been taking classes at the Brooklyn Kitchen to get in the zone for the show. He’s learned everything from the pro pan-flip and speedy plating to homemade pasta and proper knife skills—though he did slice the entire nail off of his forefinger at one of the first classes. “If I hadn’t done it earlier on, I would’ve chopped off my entire hand,” said Sturgess. “Especially when the cameras are on, I wanted to look like a master chef.”

The Late Late Show With James Corden

May 27th, 2016

Jim appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden on May 24, 2016, with his One Day co-star Anne Hathaway. It was fun to see Jim and Anne together again!

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Jim recalled his chemistry test with Anne, along with a funny story regarding his level of celebrity. A new clip from Feed The Beast was featured, and Jim was able to discuss his cooking skills briefly. Also included was his reasoning for joining social media, and that awesome birthday cake! Check out the videos below, but do so quickly! They probably won’t be available for long.

‘Feed The Beast’ Premiere and After-party

May 24th, 2016

A special screening of the premiere episode of Feed The Beast was presented at Angelika Film Center on May 23, 2016 in New York City. There was also an after-party at Thalassa restaurant. Below are photos from the red carpet and after-party. As usual, click the images to enlarge.

The main cast: John Doman, Lorenza Izzo, Jim Sturgess, Elijah Jacob, David Schwimmer and Michael Gladis

The cast with showrunner Clyde Phillips

Across The Universe director Julie Taymor attended to show support for Jim!

Jim and his fellow castmates were all smiles…

Jim with Elijah Jacob and Christine Adams

Lorenza Izzo, Jim Sturgess, and Demosthenes Chrysan - and with David Schwimmer

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‘Feed The Beast’ - Extended Trailer Plus ‘Meet & Eat’ Press Event

May 13th, 2016

On May 9, 2016, AMC held an exclusive event at Kaufman Astoria Studios in New York City. Members of the press were invited to visit the various sets where the show is filmed, then have a meal with the cast and producers. Thanks to Just Jared, we have some quality images from the event. Inverse has an interesting article on the activities.

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AMC has also debuted an extended trailer for the original series, now premiering on Sunday, June 5th.

‘Feed The Beast’ Premiere Moves To June 5th - Augustman Magazine Cover

May 8th, 2016

AMC Shifts “Feed the Beast” Premiere to the Night of Sunday, June 5th, Following “Preacher”

The following is the AMC press release from May 6th, via The Futon Critic




AMC has announced a new premiere date for “Feed The Beast” - Sunday night, June 5th at 10 p.m. ET, following episode two of another new series, “Preacher.”

The move will bring an unforgettable night of original programming to AMC, take advantage of the escalating anticipation and lead-in potential of “Preacher” and will also offer viewers two full hours of “Feed The Beast” two days later when it arrives at its regular Tuesday night time slot on June 7th. On that night, viewers will be offered an encore of the show’s premiere episode at 9 p.m. ET and its all-new second episode at 10 p.m. ET.

“Feed The Beast” had previously been scheduled to premiere on May 31st.

Below is the new rollout schedule for the show helmed by executive producer and showrunner Clyde Phillips (”Dexter,” “Nurse Jackie”) and starring David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess:

Sunday, June 5:

9 p.m. ET., “Preacher” second episode

10 p.m. ET, “Feed The Beast” series premiere

Tuesday, June 7:

9 p.m.ET, “Feed The Beast” first episode (encore)

10 p.m.ET, “Feed The Beast” second episode, (new/first run) - show’s regular time slot

“Feed the Beast” tells the story of Tommy Moran (David Schwimmer) and Dion Patras (Jim Sturgess) who are like brothers. With all the love - and all the complications - that comes with it. For two friends on the brink of losing everything, a dusty pipe dream of opening up an upscale restaurant in their hometown of the Bronx is all they have left to turn their lives around. For Tommy, a successful haute Hellenic restaurant is his means to give his son a life he never had. For Dion, this venture is a perfect opportunity to secretly repay his debt to the Mob. Together, they take on the insanity of the New York restaurant world, and navigate its underbelly of petty criminals, corrupt officials and violent mobsters.

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Thanks to Just Jared, we have an exclusive preview of Augustman Magazine from Singapore. The May 2016 issue features photos by Lynda Churilla. Just Jared also shared the following text:

Here’s what the 37-year-old actor had to share with the mag.

On the legacy of Across the Universe: “It has a life of its own, this movie. People are still discovering it… All the actors that worked on this film, we’ve maintained a pretty solid friendship. We’re kind of bound for life through that experience. Not every movie is like that, but that was one of the very special ones.”

On his personal style: “I’ve always given a nod to the British music scene in the kind of clothes that I wear. And also a nod to the American skateboarding scene. I’ve always had a fascination with hip-hop music and skateboarding.”

On losing his English accent while staying in the U.S.: “Everyone here believes I’m American! Since I’m shooting this TV show, the accent stays with me. In Feed the Beast, we play two guys from The Bronx, in New York… Hopefully the accent becomes second nature.”

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‘Feed The Beast’ Promo Video - Rogue Magazine Cover

May 4th, 2016

Thanks to Vanity Fair, we have a Feed The Beast promo video introducing the main characters. Click the screencap to go to the video.

The clip, in which the characters really are lighting a pile of cash on fire (in front of a mobster called “The Tooth Fairy,” no less), was made solely as promotion, and thus doesn’t come from the show itself. But Phillips (Showrunner Clyde Phillips) explained that it introduces us to all of our major players and what we can expect from them: Tommy will presumably be struggling as a sommelier who is also an alcoholic, especially seeing as he’s also a single father to a son who witnessed his own mother’s death. Then there’s Dion, who is dealing with all the drama that being in deep with the mob entails. (He and Tommy used to work for a restaurant owned by the mob, until he burned it down—an act for which he’s just finished serving time in prison when the show starts.)

“Compliments of the house”

Rogue Magazine Issue 3 has a covershoot by Joshua Liebman, with feature written by Brooke Nasser. Excerpts below:

“I was very aware that I didn’t want to get typecast or kind of thrown into one position. And I haven’t. I feel really blessed that I’ve been able to move around and play lots of different types of characters in film.”

His prospects as a youngster in England weren’t particularly academic or auspicious. His parents, however, were uniquely supportive of him. “When I was really into skateboarding, my dad helped me build a ramp in the backyard so I had a little mini half-pipe. When I was playing music and I was in a band, my dad would help me make posters for the shows,” he recalls.

When his interests shifted toward acting, their support didn’t waver. “I think for me they were just kind of relieved that I was into something, you know what I mean” It was more like, ‘Oh good, he likes something. He’s passionate about something rather than just being a complete dropout.’”

You can preorder either print or digital copies through Rogue

Lastly, Feed The Beast also has a cool Instagram account now!

‘Feed The Beast’ New Commercial, Stills, Opening Credits & Photoshoot Previews

April 28th, 2016

This will be a long post due to lots of new promotional items and news that have been released recently for Feed The Beast. Be sure that you follow JSO on Twitter as I am able to update news there fairly quickly. Blog posts are made whenever my work/school schedule allows. Things are really kicking into gear to promote the show…here we go!!

AMC have released both key art for the series, and a new commercial that includes lots of Jim!

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Thanks to Vulture we have stills, a cast promotional photo, and the opening credits! Click the images to enlarge:

(L-R: John Doman as Aidan Moran, Christine Adams as Rie Moran, Elijah Jacob as TJ Moran, David Schwimmer as Tommy Moran, Jim Sturgess as Dion Patras, Lorenza Izzo as Pilar Herrera, Michael Gladis as Patrick Woichik.)

Even more stills were made available at Entertainment Weekly, but only one of them featured Jim:

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New photoshoots are headed our way, as the professionals involved have given us a glimpse through their Instagram accounts - thanks to Lynda Churilla and Joshua Liebman

New ‘Feed The Beast’ Ad / ‘Across The Universe’ RSD2016 Vinyl

April 17th, 2016

Thanks to Huffington Post, we have new advertising footage from Feed The Beast. There are also some interesting comments from David Schwimmer in the article.

Remember that Feed The Beast will have it’s world premiere next Saturday, April 23, at the Series Mania in Paris.

Click on the image below for the Huffington Post article with video:

Close To The Enemy premieres at Series Mania on Tuesday, April 19th. This will be a busy week for us Jim fans!

Yesterday was Record Store Day which featured a special release of the Across The Universe soundtrack. Limited to 4,000 copies, the discs are translucent red and blue vinyl.

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AMC Unveils Teaser & Premiere Date For ‘FEED THE BEAST’

April 1st, 2016

Series Premiere of FEED THE BEAST - 10 PM Tuesday, May 31

AMC announced the premiere date with this teaser trailer - click image to view!

Two stills were also released earlier this week
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From Deadline:
Here is our first look at Feed the Beast, AMC’s upcoming drama series starring David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess as best friends who take one last shot at their dream of opening a restaurant. Not much is revealed in the multi-second teaser, but the cable net did say today that the 10-episode series will premiere at 10 PM Tuesday, May 31.

The show follows Tommy Moran (Schwimmer) and Dion Patras (Sturgess) struggle to ‘Feed the Beast’ - launch their eatery, push each other, welcome love into their lives and overcome their demons. They also betray, backstab, manipulate and coerce each other into the most dangerous situations imaginable. It’s “the kind of provocative, premium quality series that has become a Lionsgate trademark,” Kevin Beggs, whose Lionsgate Television division also produced AMC’s signature drama series Mad Men, said earlier this year about Feed The Beast

The show is executive produced by Phillips, Bankerot’s Henrik Ruben Genz and Malene Blenkov as well as Piv Bernth.

Yahoo TV Presents First Look at ‘FEED THE BEAST’

March 19th, 2016

The first images from the upcoming AMC drama FEED THE BEAST have been released through Yahoo TV.
Showrunner Clyde Phillips describes the scene for each still, and also gives some information on how he came to cast Jim and David Schwimmer. Click on over to Yahoo and check out the entire article!

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On casting Jim Sturgess:

Sturgess’s casting happened in basically one afternoon. “We didn’t think we’d be able to get him, and then he had read my script, and I Skyped with him, and he was just leaving that day to go on holiday somewhere on the continent with his girlfriend,” Phillips says. “He told me how much he loved it, and we talked about [the role], and I said, ‘If you want it, it’s yours.’ It was a fairly quick negotiation, and his holiday ended up being in New York City in cooking school instead of going to wherever he was going in Europe.”

Filming the cooking scenes:

“When you see an actor playing the piano, and he’s always shot from behind the piano, and then you cut to his hands, and then you cut back to his face — we don’t want to do that,” Phillips says. “Our guys have been in cooking school, knife cutlery school, wine sommelier school. They’re always taking lessons in something. And we use certain special lenses when we want to shoot the food and present it. Everything’s authentic.”





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