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Empire Steak House NY to Host Celebration of FIRST BLOOD Director Ted Kotcheff, 9/20

Empire Steak House NY to Host Celebration of FIRST BLOOD Director Ted Kotcheff, 9/20

On September 20, 2014 filmmaker and energy/green activist, Antonio Saillant, will be hosting a private evening of fine food and drinks amidst Hollywood Glam in the Empire Steakhouse private dining room in the heart of New York City. {surprise special appearances.}

Saillant sets directing debut about mentor's life in 'The Apprenticeship of Ted Kotcheff.'

Angel Light Pictures in association with Dream Destinations presents, 'The Apprenticeship of Ted Kotcheff' Film-Fundraiser Event, September 20, 2014 (7-11PM): featuring a special appearance from director Ted Kotcheff, known for popular films ranging from his early film, THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ, starring Richard Dreyfuss, to his Australian film, WAKE IN FRIGHT, now both a Cannes classic, Kotcheff's works are both highly entertaining and critically acclaimed. His picture UNCOMMON VALOR, with Gene Hackman, was ranked among the finest film statements on the Vietnam War. Kotcheff's comedies span from FUN WITH DICK AND JANE, starring Jane Fonda and George Segal, to WHO'S KILLING THE GREAT CHEFS OF EUROPE, with Jacqueline Bisset and George Segal, and finally to the incredibly popular WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S. One of his most successful endeavors, FIRST BLOOD, initiated and defined the RAMBO series. NORTH DALLAS FORTY, which Kotcheff both wrote and directed, is considered to be one of the great sports films of all time. As Ted's success expanded into television he executive produced 284 episodes of one of the most successful drama franchises in TV history: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Academy Award Winner Richard Dreyfuss tapped to narrate riveting new documentary.

This feature documentary based on Ted Kotcheff's life, The Apprenticeship of Ted Kotcheff, will be an intimate portrait of one of the most influential filmmakers of our time as he follows his dreams from Canada to London to the USA and back. This personal and professional biography features clips of Kotcheff's path-breaking movies. His colleagues will also share their experiences and memories of Kotcheff through candid interviews.

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