Posted 10 June 2003 - 06:57 AM
Could you predict that the quirkyness of Iron Chef would make it such a popular favorite? In an effort to bring new ideas and creativity to food television risk is a factor in the process. How much of your work was based on gut feelings that you faithfully followed?
Posted 10 June 2003 - 08:32 AM
ideas came for shows came about by (in no order)
1.just thinking about it alot
2. lots of research and reading books and magazines and articles and then thinking about it
3. talking out rough ideas with the programming group and others
4. taking pitches and watching tapes
8. loving the subject matter and letting inspiration direct my attention
As for Iron Chef...I knew that it would be a huge hit. There was no question in my mind. I knew it in my head and in my gut. It was a no brainer as far as I was concerned.
I tried to follow my gut when it came to programming but there were times when the process of development was a bit more intellectual than gut.