11 OCT 2021

Filmrise acquires rights of Fuji Television's show “Iron Chef" at Mipcom

With eight versions made since the show's original debut in 1999, the show continues circling around the world, with its most recently scheduled debut set to be on FilmRise Streaming Network.

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FilmRise presents its latest project, “Iron Chef," from  Fuji Television Network, Inc at Mipcom. “‘Iron Chef’ is a legendary brand and the true godfather of the modern cooking competition format and, as the originator of the secret-ingredient showdown and standard-setter for theatrics and drama, it’s easy to see why an entire American network reinvented itself after seeing the passion for ‘Iron Chef’," SVP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions of FilmRise Masaru Akiyama, states. "We look forward to offering it to old and new fans to stream around the world.” 

The company has secured all SVOD and AVOD rights for the popular Japanese culinary cook-off series, and will also debut the series on its FilmRise Streaming Network. The deal was made public was made jointly today by Max Einhorn, SVP of Acquisitions and Co- Productions of FilmRise and Masaru Akiyama, Senior Manager at Fuji Television, Network, Inc, and negotiated by Jonitha Keymoore at FilmRise and Francois Grosjean at Fuji Creative Corporation.

“‘Iron Chef’ was a groundbreaking series, in the words of Fuji's  Masaru Akiyama. Since its original airing from 1999, all eight versions of the internationally known title, has become a fan favorite. After the program completed its run in Japan in 1999 after creating 290 episodes, eight international territories created their own editions, including “Iron Chef: America,” “Iron Chef: Israel,” “Iron Chef: UK,” “Iron Chef: Australia,” “Iron Chef: Thailand,” “Iron Chef: Indonesia,” “Iron Chef: Vietnam,” and “Iron Chef: Canada,” boosting its international loyal cult following. "By partnering with FilmRise and plugging into their streaming network, we will be able to seamlessly reach our loyal fans and create new fans for the series around the globe," Akiyama continued.

The series showcases an innovative cooking competition from Japan. No expense is spared as Chefs seem to have almost limitless supplies of the most exotic and expensive gourmet ingredients. The competition, hosted by Chairman Kaga introduces a  that the challenger and the chosen Iron Chef has to incorporate into every dish. Each chef presents his or her dishes to a panel of 3-4 judges who rate the dishes to crown a winner. All of the competitions occur in a specially designed “kitchen stadium.”

 

‘Iron Chef’ is a legendary brand and the true godfather of the modern cooking competition format and, as the originator of the secret-ingredient showdown and standard-setter for theatrics and drama, it’s easy to see why an entire American network reinvented itself after seeing the passion for ‘Iron Chef.' We look forward to offering it to old and new fans to stream around the world.” Masaru Akiyama SVP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Filmrise