Iconoclasts Season 1 (Sundance Channel)

Iconoclasts, broadcast for 6 critically acclaimed seasons on SundanceTV, has featured an unprecedented roster of contemporary innovators, celebrating the best in art, cinema, music, cuisine, sports and philanthropy. Every half-hour episode of Iconoclasts pairs two creative visionaries from different fields in an intimate setting allowing them to discuss their lives, influences, passions and creative processes.  These interactions allow the viewer extraordinary access to the unpredictable exchanges between these two icons that reveal each participants life’s work and the alchemy of their different fields.

Mario Batali CHEF + MUSICIAN Michael Stipe In this episode from Season 1, award-winning restaurateur and Food Network Iron Chef Mario Batali serves up a tribute to Michael Stipe, founding member of rock band R.E.M. and one of the first alternative rockers to achieve mainstream success.  Stipe is now almost as well known for his social and political activism as he is for his music.

Robert Redford FILMMAKER + FILMMAKER Paul Newman In this episode from Season 1, screen icons and stars of BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID and THE STING reunite as Robert Redford pays tribute to Paul Newman for a wide-ranging discussion about everything from acting to entrepreneurship.

Renee Zellweger ACTOR & NEWS CORRESPONDENT Christiane AmanpourIn this episode, Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger (CHICAGO, COLD MOUNTAIN) reveals her great admiration for Peabody Award-winning CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour, who has reported form war zones around the globe, including the Balkans, Rwanda, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Brian Grazer PRODUCER + MEDIA MOGUL Sumner Redstone In this episode from Season 1, writer and Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer (A BEAUTIFUL MIND) engages Viacom Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Sumner M. Redstone in a lively discussion about the evolving media marketplace. When they meet, Redstone takes Grazer on a surprising shopping spree at a local fish store.

Samuel L. Jackson ACTOR + SPORTS LEGEND Bill Russell In this episode, ICONOCLASTS brings together actor Samuel L. Jackson (PULP FICTION) and basketball legend Bill Russell for a unique one-on-one encounter.  In Seattle, the man who lead the Boston Celtics to a record 11 world championships gives the highest box-office-grossing actor in film history a tour of his home and the two play a round of golf.



Directed by
Joe Berlinger
Lenard Dorfman
Bruce Sinofsky
Supervising Producer
Justin Wilkes
Directors of Photography
Wolfgang Held
Jeanne Lipsey
Vic Losick
Bob Rickman 
Tony Wolberg

Executive Producers
Robert Redford
Michael Davies
Jon Kamen
Frank Scherma
Greg Schultz

Erica Forstadt
Jane Abramowitz
Eric Bruggemann
Toni Ann Carabello
Paul Carruthers
Michael Levine
M Watanabe Milmore
Josh Pearson