Last November 29 Zach and his “Before the Door” partners Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson attended the Details magazine party. I finally was able to add HQ pictures in our gallery, and you can check the preview below:
Not enough Dr. Thredson scenes last night, but a great episode so far. Check screen captures added in the gallery:
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.”
With the first major chunk of footage premiering in just a few weeks time, J.J. Abrams’ follow-up to his reinvention of Star Trek will finally be unearthed, at least partially. As a director who is known to keeps things close to the chest for better or worse, it’s always a revelation when we get something substantial regarding one of his projects and tonight we have a vague idea where Star Trek Into Darkness will head, as Paramount has revealed the first official synopsis. Most of it is quite general and while no exact villain is named, he will be a “one man weapon of mass destruction.” Check out the first synopsis below.
In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller, arrives on May 17th, 2013.
Another great episode, and another amazing Zach performance in the latest American Horror Story episode. You can find screen captures in our gallery: