I have added over 500 HQ screencaptures of ‘Dog Eat Dog’, also finally the latest episode of ‘American Horror Story’ to the gallery. Check it:
Zach tweeted about this project yesterday, and here is it. A short film named “Dog Eat Dog”, a true story of how Quinto found his first dog, it is a tail tale of determination as he outwits another potential dog owner (actor Philip Baker Hall) who hopes to adopt the same puppy.
A wildly successful Kickstarter campaign raised over $30,000 to fund the film – part of which was donated to the Los Angeles pet shelter system. Watch it below:
Rumors of Hollywood’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. However, everything is upside down: The top-heavy old-guard studio dinosaurs bear the whiff of desperation, while the real power is bubbling up from below in the form of an inspired and mobilized creative class that’s more reliant on big ideas than big budgets. No one is who they seem: Writers are becoming directors, directors are becoming moguls, actors are becoming all of the above instead of lying around praying for a spin-off. And nothing is static: Partnerships want to be companies, companies want to be cultural movements, cultural movements want to fundamentally change the way we define entertainment. All this constructive chaos is being fueled by the fevered, risk-taking innovators who see tumult and transition as the time to pounce, to kick up dust rather than wait for it to settle. These bold thinkers have no time for sky-is-falling prognostication and no need for affirmation. They’re too busy working, building the future—because they know they have one.
The Creative Collectives
A group of iconoclastic writer-producer-director teams aren’t just subverting the system, they’re replacing it.
Last year’s Margin Call, the Oscar-nominated drama about the 2008 financial meltdown, was the first project developed by Before the Door—one of a new wave of production houses designed to curb Hollywood’s habit of chewing up and spitting out emerging talent. And it offers a nice bit of symmetry: After all, it was the movie industry’s own too-big-to-fail practices that made ambitious, tightly knit creative partnerships like theirs possible. “We arrived at the moment when studios started making fewer movies, but there were these new platforms to watch them on,” says Neal Dodson, who founded the company in 2008 with fellow Carnegie Mellon theater geeks Corey Moosa and Zachary Quinto. “People didn’t know how to make them at the right price, and we pretended that we did until we actually did.” (more…)
This is going faster than I predicted. I just finished moving all tv shows, films and Before the Door projects to our new gallery. I will try to finish it asap so you won’t get confused. For all new pictures, please, check the last uploads.
Zachary Quinto’s production company Before The Door Pictures is teaming with Killer Films to produce “Imperial Palace,” a love story that takes place in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It’s not known whether Quinto will appear in the film.
“Imperial Palace” centers on a Biloxi man who manages a casino that FEMA uses as headquarters for their relief efforts in the area. An ex-girlfriend also arrives on the scene, sparking an uncomfortable love triangle.
Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler are producing with Quinto Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa. The film will be directed by Victor Quinaz (the upcoming “TWV Project,” also produced by Quinto), and is scheduled to start shooting next spring. (more…)
Zach has just posted it on his Facebook:
LOS ANGELES: Actor/Producer ZACHARY QUINTO and Producer NEAL DODSON will appearing for a special post-show “MARGIN CALL” Q&A at the 7 PM show at the Century City AMC on Saturday, 10/29. Buy your tickets now before they sell out!
More info on selling tickets will be posted as soon as I get it.
In late 2008, “Margin Call” looked like the kind of film project that could languish indefinitely: an unfinanced script from a first-time writer-director on a wonkish subject — the math behind Wall Street’s recent collapse.
Then Spock beamed in.
Zachary Quinto had just wrapped filming on J.J. Abrams’ reboot of “Star Trek,” playing the pointy-eared young Starfleet Academy commander, and his NBC show “Heroes” had a cult following. He had formed a production company with two drama school friends and was looking for projects, so he met “Margin Call” writer-director J.C. Chandor at the Fairfax Farmers Market on the recommendation of a mutual friend. (more…)
Zach attended last night the Margin Call premiere in New York. I added the first batch of HQ/MQ pictures to the gallery:
1:00-2:00pm Zachary Quinto, Before the Door and Archaia Entertainment Present: A Graphic Partnership—The Debut of the Lucid and Mr. Murder Is Dead Graphic Novels
[Please note this panel is NOT being held at the San Diego Convention Center. A Comic-Con badge is NOT required to attend this event, but you MUST purchase a ticket in advance. All ticket sale proceeds go toward Operation Smile.]
At Comic-Con International in San Diego, Zachary Quinto, Before the Door and Archaia Entertainment are supporting Zachary Levi’s (“Chuck”) Nerd HQ “Conversations for a Cause” to benefit Operation Smile, a foundation dedicated to helping children born with cleft palates. For a minimum donation of $20, join Zachary Quinto (Margin Call, Star Trek) and his Before the Door partners Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa for a spirited discussion about their two, new graphic novels published by Archaia: Mr. Murder Is Dead, a “who didn’t do it” mystery set in the fading world of Golden Age comic strips, with writer Victor Quinaz (Chinese Dream) and artist Brent Schoonover (Astronaut Dad); and Lucid, about a combat mage assigned to protect the nation from evil forces, with writer Michael McMillian (True Blood). Moderated by Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy. The panel will be followed by a signing of the Lucid and/or Mr. Murder Is Dead graphic novels ONLY. Jolt’N Joe’s, 379 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101. For information on how to buy tickets, visit http://www.thenerdmachine.com/nerd-hq/.
After launching his production shingle Before The Door Pictures with the JC Chandor-directed Margin Call, Star Trek star Zachary Quinto is teaming with Anonymous Content on a second project. It’s an untitled “found footage” romantic comedy that will be produced by Quinto and his partners Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa, with shooting to begin tomorrow in New York. Victor Quinaz will direct, and Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Richard Brown are also producing. Anonymous is co-financing with Fred Schaufeld, who’ll be the film’s executive producer. The pic’s premise is being kept under wraps, but the script was written by Quinaz, Anna Martemucci and Philip Quinaz. It’s a mix of scripted and improv comedy, with an ensemble cast of comics who’ve performed in Periods Films web shorts seen on Funny or Die and other websites. (more…)