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Street Talk for November 10, 2017
Ben Fink

Bicoastal production company Rocket Film has added filmmaker/photographer Ben Fink to its directorial roster. He is known for his visual storytelling in the food and lifestyle sectors. Fink has to his credit work for brands such as Kraft, McDonald’s, Burger King, Food Network, Eggo Waffles, Hellmann’s and Hillshire Farms. He has collaborated on projects with culinary stars and organizations including Bobby Flay, Daniel Boulud, Rachael Ray, Anne Burrell and the Culinary Institute of America. Beyond food, Fink has shown his versatility as both a director and photographer across the globe, from turning his camera to profile open heart surgeries on children in Peru, Belarus, China and Sudan to filming a short doc about a Russian Orthodox monk in Jordanville, New York. Via Rocket, Fink hopes to expand his scope of work from commercials and web content to more short films, features and documentaries.,,,

Culinary production house TASTE--with offices in NY, L.A. and Vienna--has signed director Margaret Elman whose reel features images from upscale Michelin-starred gastronomic cuisine to natural, rustic dishes for clients including Haagen-Dazs, Chipotle, Nestle, Dole, McDonald’s, Kikkoman, Publix, Chobani, Panera, General Mills, Campbell’s, Applebee’s, Healthy Choice and Olive Garden. Elman launched her career as an agency creative before success beckoned as an off-Broadway playwright. She left the stage to open Chair Couture, a design company making inspired furniture collections featured in design magazines worldwide. She then turned her attention to directing and now joins TASTE co-founder Thomas Schauer on the company roster. Elman also brings Becky Donahue into the fold as exec producer at TASTE, working alongside EP/head of production Nina Sloan, a long-time NY tabletop producer/AD....