USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The Wild Within, featuring Steven Rinella and produced by Zero Point Zero Production, was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Television Program, On Location.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Oscars of the culinary world,” said Joe Caterini, Executive Producer of the show.
The James Beard Foundation Awards recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields and continue to emphasize the Foundation’s mission: to celebrate, preserve, and nurture America’s culinary heritage and diversity.
“In my mind, there’s an intrinsic and undeniable link between hunting and food,” said Steven Rinella.
“It’s wonderful to see that fact recognized by such a prestigious and taste- making institution as the James Beard Foundation. I see this as a great validation for the hunting message that I continue to promote to hunters and non-hunters alike.”
This is the first nomination for The Wild Within. Zero Point Zero Production won James Beard Awards in 2007 and 2008 for the PBS series Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie. Zero Point Zero has also won two Emmys for Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on the Travel Channel.
After The Wild Within completed its eight episode run on the Travel Channel, Steven Rinella and Zero Point Zero teamed up again to create MeatEater, a series for the Sportsman Channel. MeatEater is in its second season of production. The Wild Within was nominated along with the PBS series A Taste of History and the Travel Channel series Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 4 th , at the 2012 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner.
ABOUT STEVEN RINELLA
Steven Rinella is an avid outdoorsman, writer, and television personality best known for his ability to translate the hunting lifestyle to a wide variety of audiences. He is the author of The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine and the award-winning American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon. Rinella’s writing has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Glamour, Men’s Journal, Outside, New Yorker, and more traditional hunting and fishing publications like Field and Stream. He is a columnist for Petersen’s HUNTING, has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, CNN’s American Morning, and FOX & Friends. http://themeateater.com/
ABOUT ZERO POINT ZERO PRODUCTION, INC.
Zero Point Zero is a television and digital content production company founded in 2003 by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia, with partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009. Zero Point Zero scouts, develops, produces, markets, and distributes entertainment. Since its inception, the company has produced over 225 hours of television in 80 countries around the world, including the critically acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning shows Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and Diary of a Foodie. Specializing in distinct storytelling, a handcrafted look and feel, international destinations, and food-oriented programming, Zero Point Zero has produced television shows for Discovery, Travel Channel, History Channel, PBS, and Bravo. In 2010, the company produced a landmark 100th episode of No Reservations, which features celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author Anthony Bourdain’s travels and explorations of food and culture across the globe.
In 2009, Zero Point Zero began an expansion into other media and content platforms, including interactive entertainment, publishing, and live events. In December 2011, Zero Point Zero released their initial app for the iPad with famed NYC butcher Pat LaFrieda, entitled Pat LaFrieda’s Big App for Meat. www.zeropointzero.com