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Anthony Bourdain Series Heads to Cannes Film Market with Chicago’s Questar and California Pictures

Last updated: May 11, 2022

Chicago-based Questar Entertainment is partnering with California Pictures this Spring to bring a large catalog of Questar originals, travel content, and independent films and TV to the 75th Cannes Film Market.  Among the titles presented include 2022 new release, The Christmas PitchAnthony Bourdain A Cook’s Tour and Top Chef All Star, Rick Bayless’ Mexico One Plate at a Time, which will both be offered for the first time internationally.

“We believe this is a perfect synergy partnering with Questar.  By bringing their unbelievable television programming, we bring more content than ever to our global licensing partners,” shared Monique R. White, SVP of Distribution of California Pictures.

Here’s a look at the first episode of the Anthony Bourdain series A Cook’s Tour, now streaming on GoTraveler…

As a pioneer in the home video revolution, Questar Entertainment is a 36-year-old global full-service digital, OTT, production, acquisition, and distribution company. After the success of the GoTraveler network, Questar launched two new streaming channels/apps through OTT era in 2021/22, Hipstr and FamilyTime. This past year, Questar Entertainment focused on expanding the production branch of their company. As GoTraveler continues to gain exposure on platforms from Plex, Vizio, and this spring, Sling, they have focused on original content for their North American user-base and growing International one as more OTT platforms move into Europe and South and Central America.

Among the Questar originals include: The Miracle Show inspired by the classic It’s a Miracle, The Christmas Pitch a Christmas rom-com, starring Joseph Morales, who assumed Lin-Manuel Miranda’s role in the hit musical, Hamilton; Wake & Bake with Dom Brown, a reality take on cannabis tourism covering social equity dinners with celebrities and social & political leaders.

“Questar Entertainment is the largest Chicago distributor and production company, Questar and its subsidiary GoTraveler have the world’s largest catalog of travel TV & Film said Josh da Silva, VP of Questar Entertainment. “We are excited to partner with California Pictures this year and bring our amazing Originals and catalog to the world.”

California Pictures was originally founded in 1944 by Howard Hughes and Academy Award winner Preston Sturges and was reincorporated in 2008 by Steven V. Istock.  California Pictures is located in Mid-City Wilshire in the iconic E. Clem Wilson Building. The company is focused on distributing and producing great films and television content with dynamic characters, strong and personally identifiable themes, and powerful journeys for a worldwide audience.

Attendees can watch the Premier International Screening of The Christmas Pitch at the 75th Cannes Film Market.

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