James Franco and Marina Abramovic Featured In Season Opener of 'Iconoclasts' on Sundance Channel

If you're a James Franco fan, AND have the Sundance channel, here's something of interest!

via press release




Highly Anticipated New Season of Ground-Breaking Interview Series

To Feature Judd Apatow + Lena Dunham, James Franco + Marina Abramovic, Seth MacFarlane + Norah Jones,
Christy Turlington Burns + Tory Burch And Jamie Oliver + Paul Smith

New York, September 25, 2012 – Sundance Channel and GREY GOOSE ENTERTAINMENT® are set to debut the anticipated sixth season of the critically acclaimed series, Iconoclasts on Tuesday, October 9 at 8:00pm et/pt.  Each half-hour episode of the innovative six-part series, which will air on Sundance Channel, pairs two creative visionaries from different fields who come together to discuss their lives, influences, passions and creative processes.

The new season features a lineup of visionaries in the fields of entertainment, music, fashion and the arts including: Emmy Award® winning writer, producer, director and screenwriter Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids,"Girls") and filmmaker, actress and comedian Lena Dunham ("Girls", Tiny Furniture); Academy Award® nominated actor James Franco (127 Hours, "Freaks and Geeks") and Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic (The Artist Is Present); Emmy Award® winning producer, screenwriter and comedian Seth MacFarlane ("Family Guy", Ted) and multi Grammy Award® winning musician Norah Jones; world renowned model and philanthropist Christy Turlington Burns and fashion designer (2008 CFDA accessories designer of the year) and philanthropist Tory Burch; chef turned food activist Jamie Oliver and his mentor, world renowned menswear designer Paul Smith.

"When watching Iconoclasts, our viewers get a unique glimpse into the lives of the world's most inspirational people," said Michelle D. Beauchamp, GREY GOOSE Brand Director. "These are the pioneers that reflect the leadership, and passion for life that GREY GOOSE represents."

"We are so pleased that 'Iconoclasts' is returning for a sixth season," said Sarah Barnett, EVP and General Manager Sundance Channel. "It's our longest running series and it continues to feature fascinating combinations of people who are willing to share intimate conversation with our viewers."

Set against unique and personal backdrops such as Lena Dunham's new Brooklyn abode, Norah Jones' own New York recording studio and behind the scenes at Tory Burch's 2013 spring fashion show in NYC, each episode of "Iconoclasts" provides an intimate look into the lives, work, past experiences and aspirations that have made each icon who they are today.

ICONOCLASTS: James Franco + Marina Abramovic

Tuesday, October 9th at 8:00pm

Shot in Marina's Soho loft, Franco + Abramovic takes a fascinating look at the relationship of art and celebrity. James undergoes the "Abramovic Technique," learning about Marina's artistic process as they talk about acting, fame, and conceptual art.  The episode culminates in Marina covering a naked James in gold leaf and making him into a deity/sculpture.

ICONOCLASTS: Judd Apatow + Lena Dunham
Tuesday, October 16th at 8:00pm
Iconoclasts goes behind-the-scenes with Apatow + Dunham, as they discuss their collaborative process on the hit series Girls and their experiences in Hollywood, as a seasoned vet (Apatow) and a relative newcomer (Dunham).  The episode features a rare look at how television gets made, as well as a tour of Judd's Los Angeles' offices and Lena's new Brooklyn apartment.

ICONOCLASTS: Seth MacFarlane + Norah Jones
Tuesday, October 23rd at 8:00pm
Having previously combined forces on Seth's Grammy Award-winning album, Music Is Better Than Word Norah and Seth explore their latest collaboration in MacFarlane + Jones.  Against the backdrop of Norah's New York recording studio, Family Guy creator Seth and award-winning musician Jones meet to record the soundtrack for MacFarlane's feature film, Ted, and discuss the unexpected paths that brought them to success.


ICONOCLASTS: Christy Turlington Burns + Tory Burch
Tuesday, October 30th at 8:00pm

Turlington + Burch will closely examine the careers of two fashion icons from different sides of the industry who are dedicated to empowering other women. Beginning behind the scenes at Tory's spring 2013 New York City fashion show, Tory and Christy share their personal passions: for Tory it's mentoring female entrepreneurs, while Christy advocates and supports mothers globally via Every Mother Counts.

ICONOCLASTS: Jamie Oliver + Paul Smith

Tuesday, November 6th at 8:00pm

Oliver + Smith will offer an entertaining behind-the-scenes journey into the unique and creative relationship of two of Great Britain's most prolific, quirky and globe-trotting men.  Jamie Oliver, a chef-turned-food-activist, and his longtime mentor and inspiration Sir Paul, one of the world's most successful menswear designers, will give a look into each other's respective workplace and explore how they have turned their very personal sensibilities into global influences.

The Sixth season of "Iconoclasts" is produced for Sundance Channel by GREY GOOSE ENTERTAINMENT® and @radical media. The series is Executive Produced by Robert Redford, Jon Kamen, Justin Wilkes, Sidney Beaumont, Jon Doran and Michelle D. Beauchamp for GREY GOOSE ENTERTAINMENT®.  Joe Berlinger returns as the director and Co-Executive Producer.  Additional episodes this season are directed by Bruce Sinofsky, Michael Bonfiglio and Caroline Suh, who also serves as the Series Producer.

About Sundance Channel

Sundance Channel is the destination for What's Next, Now. Showcasing both today's creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow, Sundance Channel tells credible, authentic, and emotionally immersive stories of Invention, Fashion,  Film, Travel, Design, and Enterprise. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc, Sundance Channel provides perspectives dedicated to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity. sundancechannel.com

Founded in April 2005, GREY GOOSE ENTERTAINMENT is dedicated to producing original and unique content for television, music and film.  Each innovative project reflects the spirit of GREY GOOSE Vodka and celebrates the interests of its consumers.  "ICONOCLASTS" an innovative series that pairs two creative visionaries from different fields who come together to discuss their lives, influences, passions and creative processes, was the first production from GREY GOOSE ENTERTAINMENT. GREY GOOSE ENTERTAINMENT also produces "RISING ICONS," an original series and national concert tour celebrating some of the most influential new artists on their journey to stardom.

About GREY GOOSE® Vodka 
Every aspect of the creation of GREY GOOSE® is focused on crafting vodka of unmatched quality. The creation of GREY GOOSE begins with the very best ingredients from France – soft winter wheat from le grenier à blé (the breadbasket of France) and spring water from Gensac, Cognac, that is naturally filtered through Grande Champagne limestone. A unique distillation process brings out the naturally superior characteristics of these ingredients. From field to bottle, the expertise of the GREY GOOSE Maître de Chai (Cellar Master), François Thibault, ensures an unparalleled smoothness and exceptional taste. The GREY GOOSE portfolio is comprised of GREY GOOSE Vodka, GREY GOOSE La Poire, GREY GOOSE L'Orange, GREY GOOSE Le Citron and GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir flavored vodkas. www.GreyGoose.com.

About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming origination and distribution company.