Quibi, a brand new quick-form video platform from Hollywood multi-millionaire Jeffrey Katzenberg and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, is gearing as much as release next yr with a slate of authentic collection inclusive of a pasta-themed display starring acclaimed LA chef Evan Funke.
In every episode of Shape of Pasta, the chef/proprietor of LA’s celebrated Felix Trattoria will journey via Italy to know approximately local recipes and traditional pasta-making techniques. The collection is being produced by Ugly Brother Studios, which still helped create the James Beard Award-nominated Amazon series Eat the World With Emeril Lagasse. Although Funke has earned numerous accolades for his paintings — which include Felix’s inclusion on Bill Addison’s Best New Restaurants listing and an “LA Restaurant of the Year” Eater Award in 2017 — the chef has only regarded on a handful of TV shows earlier than, and in no way in a hosting role. The Shape of Pasta is getting an eight-episode order, and every bankruptcy, like all Quibi content material, could be under 10 minutes lengthy.
In different Quibi food TV news, the video platform may also be domestic to a new culinary opposition show called Biggest Little Cook-Off. Riffing on the popularity of the tiny meals trend, the brand new series will feature cooks competing to make dishes like sushi and spaghetti and meatballs in quantities small enough to fit on the pinnacle of a dime. No word yet on who’s going to be website hosting this show, but considering that Biggest Little Cook-Off is being produced using Levity Live, a business enterprise that on the whole manages improv venues, the collection will likely have a funny individual because of the master of ceremonies.
Unlike streaming systems like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, which offer their original content on an expansion of gadgets, all Quibi content material might be exclusively available to watch to your smartphone. Over the ultimate yr, Katzenberg and Whitman raised over a billion greenbacks in funding for this new project, whilst additionally signing up Hollywood heavy hitters like Steven Spielberg, Idris Elba, Paul Feig, and Stephen Soderbergh to create content. For $4.99 in keeping with the month (or $7.99 for an advert-loose subscription), users get the right of entry to 7,000 authentic motion pictures, damaged up into standalone “Quick Bites” in the fashion of Shape of Pasta and Biggest Little Cook-Off, in addition to narratively-related “Lighthouses,” that will be -to-4 hour movies and series damaged up into tiny chapters.
“I’m going to maintain to trust, and argue, and hold forth that Quibi isn’t a substitute or a competitor for tv,” Katzenberg these days informed Vanity Fair. “Our [service] is solely about what you do from 7 a.M. To 7 p.M. On your cellphone. And what you’re doing nowadays, if you’re in our middle demographic of 25- to 35-year-olds, is you’re honestly looking at 60-70 min of YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. That increase is now a properly-installed purchaser addiction that Quibi is sailing into.”
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