thanks to the wonderful mabes for posting videos of the LUCID panel at Comic-con, split into four parts. the panel is moderated by stephen christy (from archaia), and features corey moosa (before the door), zq (btd), michael mcmillian (the writer/creator of lucid), and neal dodson (btd). (archaia's mel caylo is also on the panel running the slide projector).
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We will be presenting LUCID at COMIC CON! Come join us for the panel with writer Michael McMillian and the BTD team.
Friday, July 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Room 25ABC Archaia: LUCID -- Lucid, the first comic book project from Archaia's partnership with Before the Door, arrives in stores in August! Join Lucid creator and writer Michael McMillian ("True Blood") and BTD partners Zachary Quinto ("Star Trek," "Heroes"), Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa as they share cool behind-the-scenes info and other interesting tidbits about the making of the comic. Moderated by Archaia Editor-in-Chief Stephen Christy.
from the creators of PILGRIMS, comes a new short film - EDITH WHARTON'S ETHAN FROME. our friends, creators anna martemucci and victor quinaz, are both working on multiple projects with before the door pictures. along with their team, they wrote and directed this followup to PILGRIMS. news of this new project has already been picked up by new york magazine.
By Before the Door on December 14, 2009 12:42 PM
news from over at my before the door pictures company:
This was announced in Variety a month ago or so, and we'll be talking more about it in the new year, along with other projects. But we wanted to officially post something here about our company producing a television series pilot for The CW Network called "NASHVILLE". The series takes place in the world of country music and is set in the title city. It's a scripted hourlong drama about the amazing music, struggles, and victories of a new young female country artist and a songwriter who's trying to find his way.
The series was created and written by Before The Door partner Neal Dodson and the star of USA network's "WHITE COLLAR" - actor Matt Bomer. Writer Mark Schwahn, who created "ONE TREE HILL" for The CW, will direct and executive produce. We're also thrilled that country star Brad Paisley, a dear friend of Neal, Matt, and Zachary, will be a producer as well. Brad will be writing and overseeing the music for show, sometimes appearing as himself, and bringing his relationships in Nashville to bear on the series.
More details to follow soon. We're very excited for this to be the first television project from Before The Door Pictures...
my dear friend christopher dallman is a singer-songwriter with a new e.p. that came out today on itunes. it's an amazing set of four acoustic covers of britney spears songs. check it out and download your own copy HERE if you dig it. he's an amazing, talented guy.
on saturday, i'm hosting a charity multimedia exhibition, of 3-D photos of rescue dogs, along with my own rescue dog, noah. the artist, rachel schmeidler is a friend of mine who went to carnegie mellon as well, and asked me to help bring attention to a great cause.
This early teaser artwork premiered at Comic-Con on July 25th, 2009.
Our nation's prayers have been answered: The stars have aligned and brought us President Jefferson Monday to lead the world into a new Golden Age. After thousands of years of promise... Camelot has returned.
Unfortunately, evil agents of darkness lurking in shadows and high positions of world power aren't willing to call it a day just yet...
Thankfully, the United States Department of Secrets has employed Matthew Dee to protect us. A descendant of Queen Elizabeth I's court magician, John Dee, Matthew is a covert spy and combat mage, trained in the ancient practice of the Mystery School Network, fighting to ensure humanity's freedom from the grip of ancient dark forces.
LUCID, a 4-issue limited series, is an action-packed fantasy for the 21st century drawing inspiration from James Bond, Arthurian Legend, and modern American mythology.
And here's a video of Michael McMillian and the Before The Door Team (ZQ, CM, ND) talking about "LUCID" on the Archaia panel at Comic-Con.
Zachary and his partners at Before The Door (Corey Moosa, and Neal Dodson) attended Comic-Con this past weekend in San Diego. The main purpose of their visit was to announce a three-book publishing deal with Archaia Comics. More details on those specific projects will be trickling out over the next few days, including artwork.
Below is an interview from Newsarama that details the new venture.
On that front, here are some thoughts from Zachary:
"As a company passionate
about telling unique stories, we're thrilled to be doing that on our projects
with Archaia. I've been immersed in the comic book world through
my work as an actor, and it feels fitting that Corey, Neal and I are diving
even further into it as producers. It's my third year in a row at
Comic-Con--Sylar, Spock and now Archaia."
And from Corey Moosa:
"I second Zachary, and add
that, as a lifelong comic book fan myself, our writers are telling some awesome
tales. We can't wait to share them."
And here's a VIDEO of the first segment of the Comic-Con panel that featured Zachary Quinto, comicbook legend Jeph Loeb (who moderated the panel), Corey Moosa, Neal Dodson, Archaia director of development Stephen Christy, Archaia president PJ Bickett, and our first two writers: Victor Quinaz & Michael McMillian. Thanks to Mabes and the Sarmy for the front row video footage.
After a bit over a week of early Beta Testing - a new feature is launching on www.zacharyquinto.com: a COMMUNITY section.
This is an innovative web experiment, combining social networking features (like friending & profiles) with blog features (like posting & commenting) with twitter-like features (following someone) with fan-club like features (but free...). It's a community built around Zachary Quinto and his projects, photos, videos, work, and also built around YOUR projects, videos, photos, and work.
This new platform, powered by TypePad, has just completed a long research, programming, and testing phase. We are proud to work with the team at Six Apart. As you begin to use the site, if there are features you would like to see included or things that seem to not work as well as you'd hope - let us know your thoughts. email@example.com.
The site will grow and change, both based on your input, and also based on new features that are already being explored and developed. We're just getting started.
5:30pm - ARCHAIA panel - Archaia: New Titles-- Come hear about the great titles Archaia has in store, including Awakening (with writer Nick Tapalansky and artist Alex Eckman-Lawn), The Killer (with writer Matz), and The God Machine (with creator Chandra Free). Then: You've watched him for three seasons on NBC's Heroes playing Sylar and on the big screen as Spock in the new Star Trek movie, but what do actor Zachary Quinto and his colleagues at media production company Before the Door Pictures have to do with Archaia? Find out exclusively at this panel, which will feature Quinto, Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson of Before the Door Pictures, plus appearances by top-secret special guests with additional announcements!Room 5AB
3:15pm - the annual "HEROES" panel at the Hilton Hotel.
brian jarvis and i used to sling hash together at a hipster coffee shop in hollywood. that is the cornerstone of our friendship. i have never laughed so hard over a plate of greasy fries. and as i look back on that time when i was chasing something that - i know now can't be caught - i am grateful to have shared it with the likes of brian jarvis. and i am more grateful that all these years later - he still makes me laugh as hard. and he's not slinging hash anymore. he's dressing up like a crazy mid-century-style butcher covered in blood chomping a cigar. and living with a steak (the inimitable jim freeman). this is the first in a line of little offerings of work that i and we at before the door believe in - and are honored to share. they will come sporadically and in our own time. they will all come surrounded by some quiet fanfare. they will come from different points of view. but will also come from voices that we have known for many years. long before before the door. brian jarvis is the first. and i - and we - are proud to present:
Here's a 5 minute audio sample of Zachary narrating the Audiobook version of Alan Dean Foster's "STAR TREK" film adaptation. Thanks to Simon & Schuster for sending us the clip. Purchase the audiobook HERE. Zachary narrates the entire 8.5 hour book and voices all of the characters, which includes parts of the story that are not in the movie.
Tomorrow, Simon & Schuster releases the Zachary Quinto audiobook of the "STAR TREK" movie novel adaptation written by Alan Dean Foster, based on Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's screenplay. Zachary narrates the entire 8.5 hour book and voices all of the characters, which includes parts of the story that are not in the movie. Go to the ZQ STORE to buy your copy.
I cannot offer enough accolades to Zachary Quinto's narration. He is simply the best audio book narrator in the history of Star Trek, and that is saying quite a great deal considering the formidable and venerable talents of George Takei and James Doohan. Yet, Quinto shows all his acting abilities in the audio adaptation and he has a thoughtful style as narrator. He performs Scotty and Chekov flawlessly (watch out Anton Yelchin!). He also has a subtly in his voice while performing Kirk that is very good and displays the assuredness of the character without being a parody. One of the fun things about listening to audio books is to hear how various narrators act out characters of the opposite sex (think William Shatner in "Turnabout Intruder"). Quinto does very good at hinting at the femininity of characters without lisping to exaggerations or stereotypical imitations. In the film, Eric Bana uses several voices as he performs Nero (compare his voices when welcoming back Spock with talking to Pike). Quinto does a very good job of staying consistent and sounding like Bana. Quinto is a true master of various accents.
As the generic narrator, Quinto also displays excellent qualities. His tonation and energy help maintain interest during the 8.5 hours of the audio book. His abilities as narrator and character actor are especially seen in the scenes on the USS Kelvin. With only his voice (no sound effects or music accompany his reading of the text), Quinto is able to convey all the sadness and tragedy of those moments. In fact, he is so good that as a father and fan, I am not embarrassed to say there were tears in my eyes while listening to Quinto's heartbreaking reading of the scenes between Winona and George Kirk. That he is able to engender this kind of emotion in an audio book speaks volumes about Quinto's talent."
See the video below for more information or click HERE for publisher's site. Audio clips are coming from the publisher tomorrow...
Zachary Quinto, who plays "Spock" in the much-anticipated "Star Trek" movie, stops by "The Bonnie Hunt Show" on Wednesday, May 6 (syndicated/log on to bonniehunt.com for stations and times). He then joins friend Lynn Collins who is in the rival blockbuster, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."
Click HERE to see "BORDEAUX" - a short film produced by Before The Door Pictures (Zachary Quinto, Corey Moosa, and Neal Dodson) and directed by photographer/filmmaker Dave Schwep. It features "HEROES" castmembers: Greg Grunberg, Jack Coleman, Zeljko Ivanek, and Masi Oka. Also check out Dave Schwep's other work at his company Dreamsequences. Also find the "BORDEAUX" short film on www.youtube/beforethedoor, where you can embed it in your own site or blog.
Zachary will be a guest on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Tuesday, May 5th. The other guests are Simon Cowell and The Black-Eyed Peas. The show airs at 4pm, most places, but check your local listings HERE.