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Celebrate 45 Years of Designing the Future,
and see “Star Trek: The Motion Picture-The Director’s Edition”
on the Big Screen Sept. 27th In L.A.

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September 1st, 2009




THE ART DIRECTORS GUILD FILM SOCIETY AND AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE
WILL HOST ?STAR TREK: 45 YEARS OF DESIGNING THE FUTURE? SEPTEMBER 27 AT THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE

LOS ANGELES, September 1 — The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque (AC) will honor the talented designers who helped to create the futuristic world of Star Trek with Star Trek: 45 Years of Designing the Future, featuring four Production Designers whose work helped bring the science fiction classic to life. John Jefferies, Joseph R. Jennings, Herman Zimmerman and Scott Chambliss will participate in a panel discussion to be moderated by Production Illustrator Daren R. Dochterman, featuring video clips from their work on Star Trek, as well as a screening of the Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Documentary video clips of the late Harold Michelson, Production Designer of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, will also be shown. The event will take place on Sunday, September 27, at 5:00 pm at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood).

Writer Gene Roddenberry first conceived Star Trek in 1964. One of the first members of his team was Production Designer Walter M. “Matt” Jefferies, to whom Roddenberry entrusted the crucial job of designing the iconic Starship Enterprise and the ship’s main control room, known as the “bridge.” Since then, Jefferies and his colleagues (including panelist John Jefferies) have played an integral role in the success of Star Trek’s futuristic adventures. Not only have they brought the show’s amazing starships to life, but the Production Designers have also been responsible for creating all of the imaginative alien worlds seen on screen. This event celebrates the vital role of the Production Designer with these four distinguished panelists, each representing a different version of the Star Trek saga.

The event will begin with a series of video clips from the first two seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series, which Production Designer Walter M. Jefferies worked on from 1966-1969. Scenes from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, designed by panelist Joseph R. Jennings, will be shown next. Jennings also worked as an Art Director on Star Trek: The Motion Picture, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award® in 1980. He has also been nominated for two Emmys®, for his work on the mini-series Roots (1977) and the television movie Shogun (1989).

Following will be clips from the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Enterprise, all designed by panelist Herman Zimmerman. Zimmerman was nominated for an Emmy® three years in a row (1997-1999) for his work on Deep Space Nine and also won an Art Directors Guild award for his work on this series. Zimmerman’s work includes six Star Trek feature films, spanning from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) through Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).
A trailer from the current 2009 release of Star Trek will also be shown. Panelist Scott Chambliss was the Production Designer on this film. Chambliss is known for his work as Production Designer on the television series Alias (2001-2006), for which he won an Emmy® in 2002 and an Art Directors Guild award in 2003.

Just prior to the screening of the Director?s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, documentary video clips of the late Harold Michelson, discussing his work as Production Designer on this film, will be shown. This is one of the last projects that legendary Director Robert Wise worked on before his passing in 2005. Moderator Daren R. Dochterman was the Visual Effects Supervisor on the Director?s Edition of this film.

Representing the ADG are President Thomas A. Walsh, and Production Designer John Muto. Working with them are the American Cinematheque?s Gwen Deglise and Chris D. The series is in part sponsored by trade publication Below The Line. General admission: $10. American Cinematheque members: $7. Students/Seniors with valid ID: $8. 24-hour ticket information is available at 323-466-FILM (3456).




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Unbelievable! The ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’ Movie is coming!

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September 11th, 2008


Okay… I could see the ‘Land of the Lost’ movie having some promise, but there is NOTHING in the world that will make me go see this movie. Sometimes they just can’t get far enough away from a bad idea.



Via Variety:

Universal back for more Krofft
Live-action ‘Sea Monsters’ to follow ‘Land’
By MICHAEL FLEMING

Universal has cut a deal to mount a live-action film based on Sid and Marty Krofftâ??s â??70s kidshow “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.”
The Kroffts will produce with Jimmy Miller and his Mosaic banner. Julie Darmody is executive producer.

Deal comes after U and Mosaic completed production on the $100 million Will Ferrell starrer “Land of the Lost,” another property that originated as a Saturday morning Krofft kidshow creation. “Land of the Lost” is set for release in June.

Script for “Sigmund” will be penned by Dana Gould, a writer-producer on “The Simpsons.”
“Sigmund” becomes the third studio property set up for movie treatment for the Krofft brothers. Sony is also developing a live-action version of “H.R. Pufnstuff” and is in talks with director Conrad Vernon, who helmed “Shrek 2″ and “Monsters vs. Aliens.”

“Sigmund” originally ran on NBC from 1973-75, and the show was a staple in reruns on local TV stations for the rest of the decade. After the sea monster is booted from his home by his nasty brothers for being too nice, Sigmund is befriended by two friends who stash him in their clubhouse.

The Krofft brothers were craftsmen-for-hire before they gained notice in the TV biz with the distinctive sets and costumes they designed for Hanna-Barberaâ??s live-action “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour.”

“After that, Sid and I insisted we own everything we did,” said Marty Krofft. “It didnâ??t hurt that I was Ron Meyerâ??s first client at CAA,” he added of the Krofftsâ?? new-found traction at U.

The Kroffts said they hope to follow with the remaining properties originated on “The Krofft Supershow,” which include “Electra Woman and Dyna Girl,” “Lidsville,” “The Bugaloos,” “Dr. Shrinker,” “Bigfoot and Wildboy” and “Wonderbug.”

Here’s the link to the original story at Varity.



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‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ Release Poster is Out

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March 10th, 2008


As a great admirer of artist Drew Struzen, I’m happy to present to you the final Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull poster. (Yes, this time they did get the logo right!)



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OFFICIAL: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Teaser online…

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February 14th, 2008



(Yes, this is the correct one… note in the trailer, it’s this one. Someone just screwed up the teaser poster.)

Just follow this link…

Enough said…



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The REAL reason behind the re-release of Toy Story I & II in 3D

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January 26th, 2008


Toy Story Series Gets 3D Digital Makeover

Pixar and Disney have just announced that both Toy Story I & II are being re-rendered in actual 3D for re-release in October 2009, as a prelude to March 2010′s release of Toy Story IIIâ??also in 3D. But Why would they go through all of the effort re-rendering both I & II when so much is being converted to 3D from an original 2D format. Why? The answer after the break….

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Forget VW, Here’s the REAL Apple iCar; Call him ‘Mac’

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November 18th, 2007


It’s real! There is an official Apple iCar! I’ve seen it, we’ve all seen it since March 2006. His name is MAC iCAR, and he has the unique distinction of being the only ‘real world’ trademark in the Disney/Pixar motion picture, Cars.


It’s MAC iCAR, the unsung Apple trademarked hero of the film!

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Studios to Lock Down: ‘Halloween’ Workprint Hits The Net – Unrated More Gross and Violent Than Theatrical

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August 28th, 2007


The nightmare continues… and I don’t mean that John Carpenter’s masterpiece “Halloween” has been remade by Rob Zombie; the remake joins the ranks of films lost to the internet before theatrical release.

The new Rob Zombie film that opens this weekend has been leaked in DVD quality to the internet. Stereo sound, and all of the gore you’d expect. This isn’t good news.

When you have a film as expected as this one, this leak could be disastrous to the film’s release. Especially the opening weekend. Given the fact that this is a work print, it could also be destructive to the DVD release if the key deleted scenes are included in the work cut. From reports, this cut is a widely commented July cut of the film that didn’t test as well as the studio would have liked, and therefore there were many edits and the ending was supposedly reshot.

More and more films are showing up on the internet in the highest quality, and these leaks are leaving a major wake in their path. “Highlander: The Source,” “Hostel: Part II”, “Sicko” are just a few that have suffered.

Given the huge investment made by the studios, you can expect that the whole studio system will begin to lock up and lock down all outside production. Folks, with film industry strikes on the horizon, leaks of films on the net, and an overall eight-hundred-pound-gorilla mentality, you can expect to see the studio system of internal production departments increase in the near future with Fort Knox security being employed. Just wait and see…



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Internet Pirated Theatrical “Highlander: The Source” Film Heading for SciFi Channel Premiere

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August 7th, 2007




It is every Producer’s biggest nightmare. Your film is released in full quality, stereo mix, etc. on the internet almost a year before it is supposed to be released. Late last year this EXACT event happened. Anyone who truly wanted to see the film, obtained a copy, and did. While the Producers claimed that the film wasn’t finished, reports are that every aspect of the film was polished, and overall, it was an enjoyable film. However, when no theatrical release date was set, the question of what was going to happen with the film came up. It’s reported by the Adrian Paul Newswire blog that the film is now destined for it’s premiere as a television movie for the SciFi Channel on September 15th at 9 PM followed by an encore showing at 1AM.

This is a shame, and something to seriously appreciate when you’re making a picture. Often events such as these happen when someone involved ‘burns’ someone else. As a fellow Producer, I truly hope that they catch the individual who leaked the film. As for the picture itself? I recommend that you take the time on September 15th to see it!



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HD Disc War Update: Blockbuster Chooses BluRay! Corporate Pressure, or Product Availability?

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June 18th, 2007


It’s the end of the war! BluRay wins! Hands down! Uhh… That’s what I’ve been reading. I don’t agree. If Walmart said they will no longer carry HD-DVD… well, that would be the nail in the coffin, but Blockbuster just made a poor business decision, and people declare the end of the war. This simply is a business decision.

Why did Blockbuster go BluRay? More than any other reason, I’d have to go with Disney’s films. Blockbuster stores have many sections, and right next to new releases would be family when it comes to most rentals. When you consider the studios exclusive to BluRay, Disney, Sony, Fox, etc. While HD-DVD has Universal exclusively, you have to go where the content is.

While Warner is working on a dual disc format that features both versions on one disc, they have been unsuccessful in convincing me that I need to purchase their dual HD/standard DVD discs. I always felt that the secret to winning this battle would be to release dual discs so while someone is buying a new movie, they are receiving a HD-DVD and DVD version at the same time so that by the time they have a player, they already own the movies. Warner Bros. has jumped onto this concept, and released dual version discs, but for $10 more making their HD-DVD releases COST MORE than their BluRay version. What is the use in this?! Now it’s cheaper for HD-DVD buyers to buy the standard DVD of a film instead of the HD-DVD version. This is not acceptable, and is hurting the HD-DVD market. Blockbuster also knows this, and would never want to invest in a disc that is dual format for additional money when they can get the lessor expensive BluRay discs. Thank you Warner for your dedication to the market, yet poor business decision to raise prices above market acceptability.

As for the studios, Fox is willing to do what it takes to move their products. They discount their discs, and continue with unusually high quality releases. When you consider that the successful movies of the summer, Spider-man 3, and Pirates of the Caribbean 3 will be coming to BluRay exclusively you can again understand Blockbuster’s choice.

Am I happy about the choice? No, but given the fact that there is a war going on at the moment, we have to hold steady until the market decides. At least Xbox 360 owners who have purchased the HD-DVD player attachment know that they didn’t have to make the huge investment into one side or another, and if BluRay does win out, you can bet the Microsoft will quickly release a BluRay attachment for the 360 as well. With the Playstation 3, you have no other choices but BluRay, and Blockbuster knows that as well. Every PS3 game renter is a potential BluRay disc renter, whereas they don’t know for sure who has HD-DVD.

After comparing both formats, my enjoyment in presentation says firmly with HD-DVD while my appreciation of which technology is superior falls on BluRay.

The saddest part of this whole war is that to most people, standard DVD is crisp and clean enough, and they really don’t need a HD disc format at all.

Before DVD, low quality, fuzzy, and full-screen VHS ruled the world. People are just not ready to repurchase their collections over again in HD.

BluRay 1, HD-DVD 0 this round. Let’s see what’s in store next. Cheers!



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I Got My Money Back: ‘Bug’ Used False Advertising!

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June 7th, 2007


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“The bug of ‘Bug’ is that it has no bugs, and Lions Gate knew it.”

To some extent or another, we all realize that movie trailers can be misleading, and in recent years, pretty much give away an entire film. However, with William Friedkin’s “Bug” from Lions Gate (the king studio of most things horror nowadays), different boundries were crossed — the lowest of lows — complete deception in advertising.

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