Star Trek Into Darkness includes:
- Enhanced Commentary
- Never-before-seen featurettes, "Fitting the Future" and "Property of Starfleet"
- All new behind-the-scenes Gag Reel
- Almost 30 minutes of large format sequences that fill more of the screen
- Digital HD copies of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness included
- Star Trek in high definition
- Commentary by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci
- To Boldly Go — Taking on the world’s most beloved science fiction franchise was no small mission. Director J.J. Abrams, writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof, and executive producer Bryan Burk talk about the many challenges they faced and their strategy for success.
- Branching Pods:
- The Shatner Conundrum
- Red Shirt Guy
- The Green Girl
- Trekker Alert!
- Branching Pods:
- Casting — The producers knew their greatest task was finding the right cast to reprise these epic roles. The cast, for their part, talk about the experience of trying to capture the essence of these mythic characters. The piece concludes with a moving tribute to Leonard Nimoy.
- A New Vision — J.J. Abrams’ vision was not only to create a Star Trek that was a bigger, more action-packed spectacle, but also to make the spectacle feel real. Every aspect of production—from unique locations to the use of classic Hollywood camera tricks—was guided by this overall objective.
- Branching Pods:
- Savage Pressure
- Branching Pods:
- Starships — Abrams and production designer Scott Chambliss were careful to pay tribute to the design of the original Enterprise, but they also wanted to make it futuristic and cool for a modern audience. This chapter focuses on the unique stories behind the creation of the film’s starships.
- Branching Pods:
- Warp Explained
- Paint Job
- Bridge Construction Accelerated
- The Captain’s Chair
- Button Acting 101
- Narada Construction Accelerated
- Shuttle Shuffle
- Branching Pods:
- Aliens — Designers Neville Page and Joel Harlow talk about the hurdles they faced creating new alien species, recreating the Romulans and Vulcans, and designing the terrifying creatures on Delta Vega for the new Star Trek.
- Branching Pods:
- The Alien Paradox
- Big-Eyed Girl
- Big Bro Quinto
- Drakoulias Anatomy 101
- Branching Pods:
- Planets — From the frozen landscape of Delta Vega to the desert plains of Vulcan, Scott Chambliss and the art department had a number of radically different planets to create. Abrams’ desire to shoot on real locations whenever possible led the production team to a number of strange and surprising locations.
- Branching Pods:
- Extra Business
- Branching Pods:
- Props and Costumes — Property master Russell Bobbitt had the unique challenge of designing props that were both true to the original series and pertinent to today’s technology. Likewise, costume designer Michael Kaplan talks about how he designed costumes that paid homage to what came before yet were relevant and timeless.
- Branching Pods:
- Klingon Wardrobe
- Branching Pods:
- Ben Burtt and the Sounds of Star Trek — When famed sound designer Ben Burtt was hired to create sounds for the first Star Wars film, he took his inspiration from the original “Star Trek” series. Burtt jumped at the opportunity to pay tribute to the sounds that sparked his career with the sounds he created for the new Star Trek.
- Score — As a fan of the original series, composer Michael Giacchino embraced the challenge of creating new music for Star Trek while preserving the spirit of Alexander Courage’s celebrated theme.
- Gene Roddenberry’s Vision — J.J. Abrams, Leonard Nimoy, previous Star Trek writers and producers, and scientific consultant Carolyn Porco describe and commend the optimistic and enduring vision of Gene Roddenberry.
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
- Starfleet Vessel Simulator —Explore extensive data on the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Romulan ship, the Narada. Submerse yourself in breathtaking 360° views and close-ups and review detailed tech information.
- Gag Reel
- To Boldly Go — Taking on the world’s most beloved science fiction franchise was no small mission. Director J.J. Abrams, writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof, and executive producer Bryan Burk talk about the many challenges they faced and their strategy for success.
- Star Trek Into Darkness in high definition with approximately 30 minutes of large format sequences that fill more of the screen.
- Enhanced Commentary
- The Voyage Begins…Again – Go behind-the-scenes as filming begins on the next Star Trek adventure.
- Creating the Red Planet – Experience the creation of a never-before-seen alien world, as featured in the action-packed opening sequence of the film.
- Introducing the Villain – An introductory glance at the films iconic villain.
- Rebuilding the Enterprise – See the design and construction of a bigger, interconnected Enterprise set.
- National Ignition Facility: Home of the Core – Location shooting at the National Ignition Facility.
- Attack on Starfleet – Go behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers and witness the creation of the shocking attack on Starfleet Headquarters.
- Aliens Encountered – The design and application of alien makeup.
- The Klingon Home World – Discover the stunning world of Kronos, and see how the filmmakers reinvented the Klingons for a new generation.
- The Enemy of My Enemy – Find out how, and why, the identity of the film’s true villain was kept a mystery to the very end.
- Vengeance is Coming – A comprehensive look at the design and production surrounding the black ship.
- Ship to Ship – An in-depth and thrilling look at the filming of the iconic space jump sequence, which both defied the laws of physics and pushed the limits of visual effects.
- Mr. Spock and Mr. Spock – Leonard Nimoy makes a cameo appearance and reflects on his history with Trek.
- Down with the Ship – Discover the stunt & VFX work involved to make the Enterprise roll over.
- Kirk and Spock – Explore the dynamic relationship between the film’s heroes.
- Brawl by the Bay – Sit in with Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch as they revisit their intense preparation for the film’s breathtaking climax.
- Continuing the Mission – An inspiring look at the partnership between the film’s crew and the organization that assists returning veterans to find meaningful ways to contribute on the home front.
- Unlocking the Cut – A discussion with the film editors about their monumental task.
- The Sounds of Music (and FX) – A discussion with film composer Michael Giacchino and sound designer Ben Burtt.
- Visual Affection – A comprehensive look at the creation and implementation of visual effects.
- Safety First – A prank pulled on the cast.
- Theatrical Trailers
- Deleted Scenes
- NEW! Gag Reel
- NEW! Fitting the Future—A look at the film’s out-of-this-world costumes.
- NEW! Property of Starfleet—Sourcing and tracking the film’s myriad props.
DigitalThe STAR TREK: THE COMPENDIUM Blu-ray set available for purchase includes Digital Versions of both films that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.
Captain James T. Kirk
Chris Pine, who has emerged as one of Hollywood's hottest young actors, is currently shooting "Jack Ryan," slated for a December 2013 release, assuming the mantle of the Tom Clancy action hero previously portrayed on film by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. Most recently, Pine starred opposite Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law in DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians"; was seen opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Banks and Olivia Wilde in the Touchstone Pictures drama "People Like Us"; and co-starred with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy in the 20th Century Fox action-comedy "This Means War."
Previously, Pine starred opposite Denzel Washington in the 20th Century Fox action film "Unstoppable," directed by Tony Scott. In 2009, Pine starred as James T. Kirk in Paramount's box-office smash-hit feature film "Star Trek" for director J. J. Abrams. He reprises the role for "Star Trek Into Darkness."
Pine's additional feature credits include the Paramount Vantage film "Carriers," the educational animated feature "Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey," "Bottle Shock" for writer/director Randall Miller, the independent feature "Small Town Saturday Night" for writer/director Ryan Craig, Joe Carnahan's gritty ensemble drama "Smokin' Aces" for Working Title Films and Universal Pictures, "Blind Dating" co-starring Eddie Kaye Thomas and Jane Seymour, and the Fox/New Regency romantic comedy "Just My Luck" opposite Lindsay Lohan. Pine made his feature film debut opposite Anne Hathaway in "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement."
On the stage, Pine was most recently seen starring in Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In March 2011, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle honored him with their Best Lead Performance award for his work in "Inishmore."
Pine also received a 2009 Ovation Award nomination for his performance in the drama "Farragut North" starring opposite Chris Noth at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. His additional stage credits include the Neil LaBute play "Fat Pig," also at the Geffen Playhouse, and "The Atheist," a one-man show performed off-off-Broadway.
Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English and studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater and University of Leeds in the U.K. His extensive theater work includes performances in productions of "Our Town," "American Buffalo," "No Exit," "Waiting for Godot," and "Orestes."
Pine comes from a performing family. His parents are actors Gwynne Gilford and Robert Pine, and his late grandmother, Anne Gwynne, was a film actress of the '30s and '40s.
Benedict Cumberbatch is best known for playing the title role of "Sherlock Holmes" in Steven Moffatt and Mark Gattiss' stunning adaption of the Conan Doyle books. It is a role that has earned him International acclaim and several awards including two BAFTA nominations and a Critic's Choice Award for best actor. Most recently on film he portrayed Major Stewart in Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of "Warhorse" and the part of Peter Guillam alongside Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy And Colin Firth in Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." In 2011 Benedict returned to The National Theatre, alternating the roles of creature and Dr Frankenstein in Danny Boyle's production of "Frankenstein," earning him a Laurence Olivier Award and an Evening Standard Award for Best Actor.
Benedict tudied Drama at Manchester University before training at The London Academy of Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Early TV roles included "Tipping The Velvet," "Silent Witness," "Nathan Barley," "Spooks," "Dunkirk," "To The Emds Of The Earth" and "The Last Enemy." However it was his incredibly powerful portrayal of Stephen Hawking, the Cambridge Cosmologist in the BBC's highly acclaimed drama, "Hawking," which bought him to the attention of an International audience and earned him his first BAFTA nomination. His second BAFTA nomination came in 2010 for his portrayal of Bernard in the BBC adaptation of "Small Island."
Cumberbatch's film work includes "Starter For Ten," "Amazing Grace," "Third Star," "Wreckers," "Stuart: A Life Backward," "The Other Boleyn Girl" and the dastardly Herburt Marshall in Joe Wright's Oscar-nominated "Atonement."
On stage there have been two seasons in Regents park with The New Shakespeare Co, Linsrand in Trevor Nunn's production of "Lady From The Sea," George in Tenessee Williams' "Period Of Adjustment," Teesman in Richard Eyre's stunning West End ensemble Production of "Hedda Gabler," for which he received Olivier and Ian Charleston Award nominations. Berenger in Ionesco's "Rhinocerus," "The Arsonists" and "The City "at the Royal Court and in 2010 he took the role of David Scott Fowler in Thea Sharrock's National theatre, award winning Rattigan revival "After The Dance."
Benedict has recently appeared in the BBC/HBO drama "Parade's End." Last year he filmed the role of the Dragon Smaug in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit." He is currently filming Steve McQueen's "August:Osage County." A third series of "Sherlock" will be filmed in 2013.
Zachary Quinto first appeared on television in the short-lived television series "The Others," and appeared as a guest star on shows including "CSI," "Touched by an Angel," "Charmed," "Six Feet Under," Lizzie McGuire" and "L.A. Dragnet." In 2003, he landed a recurring role as computer expert Adam Kaufman on the Fox series "24"; Quinto appeared in 23 episodes of the third season.
In 2006, Quinto played the role of Sasan: the haughty, gay Iranian-American best friend of Tori Spelling on her VH1 series "So NoTORIOUS." Later that year, he joined the cast of Tim Kring's "Heroes" as Gabriel Gray, better known as the serial killer Sylar, for four seasons.
His casting as a young Spock in the J.J. Abrams-directed reboot of the "Star Trek" film franchise was officially announced at the 2007 Comic-Con. Speaking alongside Leonard Nimoy at a press conference to promote the new "Star Trek" film, Quinto revealed that Nimoy had been given casting approval over who would play the role of the young Spock. "For me Leonard's involvement was only liberating, frankly," says Quinto. "I knew that he had approval over the actor that would play young Spock, so when I got the role I knew from the beginning it was with his blessing."
In a September 2008 interview, Abrams said of Quinto's performance as Spock: "Zachary brought a gravity and an incredible sense of humor, which is a wonderful combination because Spock's character is deceivingly complicated. The revelation for me watching the movie, when I finally got to watch the whole thing after working on sequences, was that he is extraordinary. He was doing things I didn't even realize while we were shooting – these amazing things to track his story." Quinto also made references to Star Trek's historical record for diversity and inclusiveness in its casting and storylines, and said that he hoped the looming election of Barack Obama would build that dynamic towards the film's May 2009 release date.
Following "Star Trek," he appeared in the comedy short "Boutonniere." It was a movie written and directed by my former landlady and friend, [actress Coley Sohn]. She called up and said, 'Would you do me a favor and be in my short film?'"
Quinto has joined with Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson to form Before the Door Pictures. The company is working on projects in film, television, new media, and the graphic novel arena. It announced a three-book publishing deal with comic book publisher Archaia at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. The first project from the partnership is expected to be a 100-page graphic novel called Mr. Murder is Dead, created by writer Victor Quinaz. It will be followed by the comic book series LUCID: A Matthew Dee Adventure written by writer/actor Michael McMillian.
Quinto's theatre experience includes roles in a variety of productions, including "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival and Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow at the Old Globe Theatre. Quinto played the lead role of Louis Ironson in an Off-Broadway revival of Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" at the Signature Theatre. For this role, Quinto received the Theatreworld Outstanding Debut Performance award.
In 2010, Quinto's company Before the Door Pictures produced "Margin Call," an independent film about the financial crisis. Quinto played the role of Peter Sullivan in the film, in a cast that included Jeremy Irons, Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci, Penn Bagdgley and Deni Moore. "Margin Call" premiered in January 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival. In October 2011, Quinto began his recurring role on the FX series "American Horror Story" as Chad, former owner of the house. Quinto returned for the second season in one of the lead roles, as Dr. Oliver Thredson.
Zoe Saldana is the epitome of a true star in Hollywood, and has built her reputation as a versatile and respected actress by choosing roles that she feels passionately about. Saldana well known in her starring role 'Neytiri' in 2009's blockbuster and most talked about film, "Avatar" -- James Cameron's sci-fi thriller co-starring Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington. "Avatar "has quickly become the highest grossing film of all time winning the 2010 Golden Globe for Best Director and Best Picture. Avatar went on to receive a total of nine 2010 Academy Awards® nominations, including Best Picture.
In 2009, Saldana's fame grew to new levels when she starred in J.J. Abram's blockbuster action-sci-fi film "Star Trek," which went on to receive four 2010 Academy Award® nominations. Saldana played 'Nyota Uhura' opposite Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana and Winona Ryder. She reprises the role in "Star Trek Into Darkness."
Saldana's other film credits include "The Losers," "Death At A Funeral," "Vantage Point," "Haven," "Guess Who," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "The Terminal," "Dirty Deeds," "Temptation and Constellation," "Get Over It," "Crossroads," "Snipes," "Drumline" and her breakout film role in "Center Stage." Her television credits include appearances on the WB's, "Keeping It Real," and NBC's, "Law & Order."
In 2004, Saldana accepted the Young Hollywood "One to Watch" award presented by Movieline Magazine for her performance in The Terminal. She then went on to grace the cover of Elle in 2009 as one of the magazine's top "Women in Hollywood," as well as the cover of Glamour as one of the magazine's "Women of the Year." To finish off the year, Saldana was named as MaxMara's "Face of the Future," Glamour UK's "Film Actress of the Year" for 2010, and also became the new face of Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Envy.
Saldana's recent work includes the starring role in the action film "Colombiana" for Sony Pictures where she plays a young woman, who after witnessing her parents' murders becomes a stone-cold assassin and the drama "The Words" costarring Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde and Jeremy Irons released September 2012. Saldana recently finished shooting the independent dramas "Out of the Furnace "with Christian Bale and "Blood Ties" co starring Clive Owen.
Saldana was born and raised in New York. She currently resides in Los Angeles and New York.
As one of today's most exciting actors, John Cho continues to deliver compelling performances in both film and television. Cho first came into the spotlight in the 1999 breakthrough hit comedy "American Pie," in which he popularized the slang term "MILF." Cho recently reprised his role in the latest installment, "American Reunion," which came out earlier this year. Cho achieved near-household name status starring as Harold Lee in the cult comedies, "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" and "A Very Harold and Kumar 3-D Christmas."
On the big screen, Cho was last seen in Len Weiseman's remake of the classic, "Total Recall" opposite Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale. This February, Cho will be seen in Seth Gordon's "Identity Thief" opposite Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman. In May, Cho will also reprise his role as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu' in "Star Trek Into The Darkness."
His additional film credits includethe Weitz Bros' "American Dreamz," starring alongside Willem Dafoe and Hugh Grant, "Better Luck Tomorrow;" "Pavilion of Women; Steven Soderbergh's "Solaris;" and the Best Picture Oscar® winner, "American Beauty."
Cho can currently be seen on the NBC hit comedy, "GO ON" in the role of Stephen', Matthew Perry's boss and closest friend. Cho starred as Agent Demitri Noh' inABC'sdrama series "FlashForward" and the Weitz Bros' "Off Centre." In addition to numerous guest-starring roles, he also recurred on the final season of Kitchen Confidential."
Born in Seoul, Korea, and raised in Los Angeles, California, Cho began acting while studying English literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He toured the country with his first show, "The Woman Warrior," an adaptation of the renowned memoir by Maxine Kingston. Other stage roles include Laertes' in the Singapore Repertory Theater's production of "Hamlet" and a variety of shows for East West Players.
Cho currently resides in Los Angeles.
Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Simon Pegg moved to London in 1993 and gigged on the stand-up comedy circuit. Failing that, he went into television comedy in "Asylum," "Six Pairs of Pants," "Faith in the Future," "Big Train" and "Hippies." From 1998 to 2004, Pegg regularly featured on BBC Radio 4's "The 99p Challenge." In 1999, he created and co-wrote the Channel 4 sitcom "Spaced" with Jessica Stevenson. For this project Pegg brought in Frost, his best friend. For his performance in this series, Pegg was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Male Comedy Newcomer. Pegg co-wrote (with Spaced director Edgar Wright) and starred in the "romantic zombie comedy" film (or "RomZomCom") "Shaun of the Dead," released in April 2004. At George A. Romero's invitation, Pegg and Wright made cameo appearances in Romero's film, "Land of the Dead." In 2004 Pegg also starred in a spin-off of the television show "Danger! 50,000 Volts!" called "Danger! 50,000 Zombies!," in which he played a Zombie Hunter named Dr Russel Fell.
Pegg's other credits include the World War II miniseries "Band of Brothers," guest appearances on "Black Books," "Brass Eye Special,"" I'm Alan Partridge," "The Parole Officer" and in the Factory Records story "24 Hour Party People." He also played the mutant bounty hunter Johnny Alpha, the Strontium Dog, in a series of Big Finish Productions audio plays based on the character from British comic "2000 AD" and featured in "Guest House Paradiso," a film based on the sitcom "Bottom," where he played a guest at Richie and Eddie's hotel.
Pegg appeared in the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio story Invaders From Mars as Don Chaney, and portrayed the Editor in the 2005 Doctor Who episode "The Long Game." He also narrated the first series of the documentary series "Doctor Who Confidential."
Upon completion of "Shaun of the Dead," Pegg was questioned on whether he would be abandoning the British film industry for bigger and better things, to which he replied "It's not like I'm going to run off and do 'Mission: Impossible III!'" He then promptly went on to do just that, playing Benji Dunn, an I.M.F. technician who assists Tom Cruise's character, Ethan Hunt. In 2006 he played an American character, Gus, in "Big Nothing" alongside David Schwimmer.
In 2006, Pegg and Wright completed their second film, "Hot Fuzz," released in February 2007. The film is a police-action movie homage and also stars Nick Frost. Pegg plays Nicholas Angel, a London policeman who is transferred to rural Sandford, where grisly events take place.
During 2007 Pegg has also starred in "The Good Night" (directed by Jake Paltrow) and "Run, Fat Boy, Run" directed by David Schwimmer and co-starring Thandie Newton and Hank Azaria.
Pegg co-wrote and starred with Nick Frost in a film entitled "Paul." The plot revolves around characters played by Pegg and Frost road tripping across America. Pegg also announced that he and Wright had the idea for "the concluding part in what we are calling our 'Blood and Ice Cream' trilogy" (the first two being "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz"). It is provisionally called "The World Ends." In those films and in "Spaced," Pegg typically plays the leading hero while Frost plays the sidekick. However, he has revealed that Paul will reverse this dynamic. Pegg has also stated that Wright will not direct, "Paul" not being part of their 'Blood and Ice Cream' trilogy. The completed script appeared on the 2008 Black List, a film-industry-compiled list of the best unproduced screenplays. Paul received two votes.
Pegg played engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the eleventh "Star Trek" film, released 8 May 2009. He reprises that role in "Star Trek Into Darkness."
In 2010 he also appeared as William Burke in "Burke and Hare," a film directed by John Landis about the Ulster men who were notorious murderers and bodysnatchers in early 19th-century Edinburgh. His likeness was also used for the character of Wee Hughie in the comic book series "The Boys"; while this was done without Pegg's permission, he quickly became a fan of the title, and even wrote the introduction to the first bound volume. He also voiced Reepicheep, the heroic mouse in "Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader."
Pegg reprised the role of Benji Dunn in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," making him the only actor from the film series other than Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames (who portrayed their characters in every film) to appear in more than one of the films.
Since graduating from Oxford, Alive Eve has shown her talent in film, television and theatre. She was last seen in Columbia Pictures' "Men in Black III," in which she plays a 'young Agent Oh.' Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, she starred opposite Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, who reprised their roles in the third film in the series.
Eve was also recently seen in Rogue Pictures' "The Raven," a fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allen Poe's life, which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in his stories. Eve starred as 'Emily,' fiancée of 'Edgar Allen Poe,' played by John Cusack. The film was release by Relativity on March 9, 2012.
She recently wrapped production on "Eye of Winter," a crime drama about a blind career criminal who takes a struggling motel owner and her daughter hostage to help him retrieve his cash package from a corrupt cop. Directed by Tze Chun, the film will also star Bryan Cranston, Logan Marshall-Green and Ursula Parker.
In 2010, Eve was seen in the Dreamworks/Paramount romantic comedy "She's Out of My League." The film also starred Jay Baruchel whose character finally gets to date his dream girl played by Eve but allows his fears and insecurities to threaten the relationship. Eve also appeared in Warner Bros. Pictures' summer box office hit "Sex and the City 2."
In 2008, Eve turned heads on Broadway and in London's West End in the critically acclaimed play "Rock N Roll." Written by Tom Stoppard and directed by Trevor Nunn, Alice starred alongside Rufus Sewell, Brian Cox and Sinead Cusack.
In 2006, Eve starred in "Starter for Ten," opposite James McAvoy and Rebecca Hall. The film was produced by Tom Hanks and is based on the bestselling book by David Nicholls. The story follows a group of students negotiating their way through university in 1980's Bristol. "Starter for Ten" screened at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.
Other film credits include "ATM," "The Decoy Bride," "Crossing Over," "Big Nothing" and "Stage Beauty." Television credits include "The Rotters Club," "Losing Gemma" and "Hawking."
Eve is the daughter of actors Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughn. She went to school in London before going on to study English at Oxford University. At university, Eve took part in many theatre productions, which is where she developed her love of acting. Her roles at University included 'Galactica' in "Scenes from an Execution" and 'Mabel' in "An Ideal Husband."
Eve currently resides in London.
Dr. Leonard McCoy
Karl Urban may be best known for his dynamic turn as the Rohan warrior Eomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, or for his chilling performance as Kirill in Paul Greengrass' The Bourne Supremacy." Urban recently played Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the 2009 sci-fi blockbuster "Star Trek" and revisits the role in "Star Trek Into Darkness." He also starred in director Tony Kaye's crime drama "Black Water Transit."
Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Urban first appeared on television as a child. Throughout his school years he wrote, directed and starred in many film and stage productions. As a young adult, he continued to pursue his acting career by training and working throughout Australia and Asia in theater, film and television.
Urban landed his feature film debut in "Heaven." He garnered two Best Actor nominations at the New Zealand Film Awards for his work in "Via Satellite" and the critically acclaimed indie "The Price of Milk." Recently, Urban won Best Actor at the Quantas Film Awards for his performance as Nick in "Out of the Blue."
Urban resides in New Zealand and is an avid supporter of KIDS CAN, an organization that feeds and clothes more than 30,000 New Zealand children who live in poverty.
Anton Yelchin is one of Hollywood's hottest rising stars. With his highly acclaimed performances in "Like Crazy," "Star Trek," "The Beaver," "Charlie Bartlett" and a slew of starring roles in major films this year Yelchin is quickly becoming a household name.
Yelchin recently wrapped production on "From Up on Poppy Hill," voicing the lead character in the English version of the film. Anton also recently completed work on Jim Jarmusch's upcoming film "Only Lovers Left Alive." Yelchin stars alongside Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska in the highly anticipated project. He will be reprising his role as 'Clumsy Smurf' in Sony's "Smurfs 2," out July 31, 2013, and as 'Pavel Chekov' in "Star Trek Into Darkness." Anton will begin work on "5 To 7" with Diane Kruger next. The film, set in New York, centers on an aspiring novelist who has an affair with the wife of a French diplomat. Victor Levin, co-executive of "Mad Men," is set to write and direct.
Yelchin received critical acclaim for his starring role in Drake Doremus' film "Like Crazy." "Like Crazy" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011 to rave reviews and took home the Grand Jury Prize. Yelchin was honored at the 2011 Aspen Film Festival with the "Artist to Watch" Award and the "Hollywood Spotlight Award" at the 2011 Hollywood Film Festival on behalf of his performance. Yelchin starred opposite newcomer Felicity Jones in the drama about a British college student who falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Yelchin recently starred in the Disney/Dreamworks thriller "Fright Night." The film was a remake of the 1985 comedy-horror picture about a teenager who discovers his neighbors are vampires. In the film, Yelchin starred as 'Charley Brewster' opposite Colin Farrell and Toni Collette. Yelchin lent his voice to bring 'Clumsy Smurf' to life in Sony's 2011 summer blockbuster film "The Smurfs." The film boasted an all-star cast including Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara, Katy Perry and George Lopez. Additionally, Yelchin voiced the character of 'Albino Pirate' in the animated feature, "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" starring Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Piven.
Yelchin garnered praise from critics for his performance as 'Porter Black' in "The Beaver" co-starring with Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster, who also directed. The film centers around a man (Gibson) who is depressed and finds solace by wearing a beaver hand puppet. Yelchin played the son of Gibson and Foster. Entertainment Weekly commended Yelchin's exceptional acting ability in its review for the film. "A great live-wire performance from the consistently wonderful Anton Yelchin," wrote Lisa Schwarzbaum,
Yelchin finished the film "Odd Thomas," playing the title character of 'Odd Thomas,' a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities that encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark and threatening forces. He stars alongside Willem Dafoe, Patton Oswalt and Addison Timlin. Yelchin starred as 'Kyle Reese' in "Terminator: Salvation" opposite Christian Bale and Sam Worthington. The film, directed by McG is set in post-apocalyptic 2018. T"erminator: Salvation" grossed $370 million worldwide.
Yelchin also appeared in "Star Trek" as 'Pavel Chekov' with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. The film, directed by J.J. Abrams, received rave reviews.
Yelchin starred in "Charlie Bartlett" as the title character opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Kat Dennings. The film centers around a wealthy teenager (Yelchin) trying to fit in at a new public high school. "Anton Yelchin brings an irresistible mix of suppressed anger and longing, innocence and precocity to his role…" remarked the Los Angeles Time's of his portrayal of 'Charlie Bartlett.' The witty dark comedy received much acclaim by both critics and audiences alike.
Yelchin's other film credits include ALPHA DOG opposite Bruce Willis and Emile Hirsch, "Hearts In Atlantis," which he received a Young Artist Award for "Best Performance in a Feature Film-Leading Young Actor", "Fierce People" with Donald Sutherland, "House of D"with Robin Williams, "Middle of Nowhere" with Susan Sarandon, and "New York, I Love You" which included the all star cast of Ethan Hawke, Robin Wright Penn, Shia LaBeouf, Orlando Bloom, James Caan, Julie Christie, Andy Garcia and Natalie Portman . Yelchin also received the "Explosive Talent Award" at the 2002 Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.
Yelchin has appeared on some of television's most critically acclaimed dramas. He starred opposite Hank Azaria on the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME series "Huff" for two seasons. He also had guest-starring roles on "Criminal Minds" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
Yelchin currently resides in Los Angeles.
Bruce Greenwood recently starred in the ABC Horror/Drama series "The River" as wildlife explorer and TV personality Emmet Cole who goes looking for magic in the uncharted Amazon and disappears while his family and friends set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him. Oren Peli, creator of "Paranormal Activity" and Steven Spielberg are Executive Producers.
He was also seen in the drama "Flight" opposite Denzel Washington for Paramount Pictures, directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film centers on airline pilot Whip (Washington) with substance abuse issues who steers an endangered flight to a crash-landing, saving nearly all passengers. Greenwood plays Charlie, the president of the Pilots' Union who used to fly with Whip and tries to help him through a scandal.
He will next be seen in "Devils' Knot" drawn from the book by the same name opposite Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth for acclaimed Canadian director Atom Egoyan and marks their fourth film together. His 3 previous films include a leading role in "Exotica" as a tax inspector obsessed with a stripper. The film was nominated for the Palm D'Or at Cannes and named Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. He also starred in the drama "The Sweet Hereafter" playing a father of two children killed in a tragic bus accident. The film earned the Jury Grand Prize at Cannes and swept the Genie Awards including Best Motion Picture and also earned him a Genie Award nomination for Best Actor. Additionally he starred in the drama "Ararat."
He reprises his role as Captain Christopher Pike in "Star Trek Into Darkness," having played the role in the 2009 blockbuster.
He recently starred opposite Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper in "A Place Beyond the Pines" about a motorcycle stunt rider who considers committing a crime in order to provide for his family, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politican. Greenwood plays Bill Killcullen an Assistant District Attorney. The film is written and directed by Derek Cianfrance.
Earlier he starred opposite Steve Carell and Paul Rudd in the comedy "Dinner for Schmucks" for director Jay Roach. His other credits include Mao's Last Dancer" for director Bruce Beresford. The film is based on the best selling memoir of dancer Li Cunxin, The film premiered as a Special Presentation at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. The Walt Disney action thriller "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" as the President of the United States opposite Nicholas Cage. In 2007, his dual role in the unconventional biopic of legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan "I'm Not There" opposite Cate Blanchette and Richard Gere for writer/director Todd Haynes earned the Independent Spirit Awards inaugural Robert Altman Award.
He is well known for his outstanding portrayal of President John F. Kennedy negotiating the Cuban Missile Crisis and its fallout in the riveting drama "Thirteen Days," opposite Kevin Costner and Steven Culp. The film earned Greenwood a Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2006 he appeared in the thriller "DÃ©jÃ vu" for director Tony Scott alongside Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer. In 2005 he starred opposite Philip Seymour as Truman Capote's partner, writer Jack Dunphy, in "Capote." That performance earned him a Screen Actors Guild Nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
In 2004 he appeared opposite Will Smith in the sci-fi box office hit "I, Robot" in which he played a ruthless CEO of U.S. Robotics who was suspected of murder. That same year he played the dashing paramour of an aging actress (Annette Bening) in the critically- praised "Being Julia." That role earned him a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 1999 he starred opposite Ashley Judd as a murderous plotting spouse in the suspense thriller "Double Jeopardy," which earned him a Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination for Favorite Supporting Actor.
Greenwood's other film credits include "Meeks Cutoff" opposite Michelle Williams for director Kelly Reichardt, "Barney's Version," "Donovan's Echo" opposite Danny Glover, as well as "Firehouse Dog," "Hollywood Homicide," "The World's Fastest Indian," "Eight Below," "Rules of Engagement," "Racing Stripes," "Here on Earth," "The Lost Son," "Thick as Thieves," "Disturbing Behavior," "Passenger 57" and "Wild Orchid."
Greenwood also enjoys a diverse and successful career in television. In 2009 he performed in the Hallmark Hall of Fame holiday movie "A Dog Named Christmas," based on the Greg Kincaid novel. In 2007 he starred in the David Milch HBO series "John from Cincinnati." Earlier in his career he was a regular as Dr. Seth Griffith on the award-winning series "St. Elsewhere." He also appeared on the critically-acclaimed "Larry Sanders Show." He also starred in the remake of the "Magnificent Ambersons," as well as several movies-of- the week presentations, including "The Riverman," for A&E and "Saving Millie" for CBS.
Bruce and his wife Susan divide their time between their homes in Los Angeles and Vancouver.
Peter Weller noted member of the world's film community, joins the cast of "Star Trek Into Darkness." He and wife, Sheri are parents for the first time with one-year-old son Theodore Mark Gerald Francesco Weller. 5 names-one kid.
Weller is currently a PhD candidate in Italian Renaissance and Ancient Roman Art History at UCLA, speaking French, Italian, German, Spanish, and reading Latin. He received his B.A. from University of North Texas, holds an M.A. in Italian Renaissance Art History from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy where he teaches field trips, as well as his own course as professor, ad hoc, on Hollywood and the Roman Empire. A published art historian (Artibus et Historiae 2012), Weller writes on Italian art and travel for several magazines including Travel Leisure and has presented academic papers on the Renaissance and Antiquity for the RENAISSANCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA and the 16th CENTURY SOCIETY. Weller is scholar/moderator for The History Channel's series "Engineering an Empire."
He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, studied extensively with the great Uta Hagen, and was inducted into Actors Studio by legendary Elia Kazan. Among his New York theatre credits are the original productions of David Rabe's "Sticks and Bones and Streamers" (directed by Mike Nichols), David Mamet's "The Woods," William Inge's "Summer Brave," William Mastrosimone's "The Wool Gatherer," Richard Nelson's "Frank's Home" and Eric Maria Remarque's "Full Circle," directed by Otto Preminger. His many films include, "Shoot the Moon," "RoboCop," "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai," Woody Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite," Michelangelo Antonioni's "Beyond the Clouds," Michael Tolkin's "The New Age" and David Cronenberg's film of William Burroughs seminal, "Naked Lunch."
He was nominated for an Academy Award® for directing the short film "Partners." Among his television directorial credits, his episode of "Hate Crimes for Homicide: Life on the Street," received the Nancy Susan Reynolds Award for Civil Rights, and his recent guest star appearance on the episode "White Tulip" for "Fringe" as well as the 2010 season of "Dexter" received the highest critical acclaim for both shows to date. He currently directs for the FX series "Sons of Anarchy," A & E's "Longmire" and the new series "Mob Doctor" for Fox.
He plays bebop/jazz trumpet with a sextet in Los Angeles.
Peter and his wife, Sheri, were introduced into the cultural realms of Europe and Asia, inclusive of antiquity, history, art, architecture, and cuisine, through personal experience as world travelers and French and Italian residents, particularly on the coast of Campagna where they have lived, part time, for over almost three decades; assisting friends and strangers in the "how, where and why" to travel Europe. Subsequently, Peter and Sheri are currently in production with "GET LOST!" a cultural/culinary travel reality show.
J.J. Abrams is the founder and President of Bad Robot Productions, which he runs with his producing partner Bryan Burk. Formed in 2001, Bad Robot is partnered with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Studios and has produced films and television series such as "Cloverfield," "Star Trek," "Morning Glory," "Super 8," "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol," ABC's "Alias" and "Lost," Fox's "Fringe," and CBS's "Person of Interest."
Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Abrams attended Sarah Lawrence College where he co-wrote a treatment that became the basis for Disney's "Taking Care Of Business." In years following, he wrote or co-wrote such films as "Regarding Henry," "Forever Young," "Armageddon," and "Joy Ride."
In 1998, Abrams co-created his first television series "Felicity" with collaborator and long-time friend Matt Reeves. Abrams served as Executive Producer for the series' four-season run on The WB. Additionally, Abrams created and executive produced "Alias" for ABC, and co-created (with Damon Lindelof) and executive produced ABC's "Lost."
In 2006, Abrams directed his first feature film, "Mission: Impossible 3." His second feature directorial effort "Star Trek" was released in May 2009. "Super 8," written and directed by Abrams and produced by Abrams, Burk and Steven Spielberg, was released in June 2011. His most recent feature, the upcoming "Star Trek" sequel, will be released in 2013.
In 2005, Abrams received Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for the "Lost" pilot as well as Outstanding Drama Series for "Lost." He also received Emmy nominations for his "Alias" and "Lost" pilot scripts. In addition, Abrams composed the theme music for "Alias," "Fringe," "Lost," "Person of Interest," and "Revolution," and he co-wrote the theme song for "Felicity."
Abrams presently serves as Executive Producer of CBS's "Person of Interest," Fox's "Fringe," and NBC's "Revolution."
Abrams and his wife have three children.
ALEX KURTZMAN and ROBERTO ORCI
Together for over eighteen years, creative collaborators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have established themselves as one of the leading writing/producing teams working in film and television.
The duo is currently in post production on "Ender's Game" and "Now You See Me," both of which will be released by Summit in 2013. In addition to producing and scripting "Star Trek Into Darkness" with Damon Lindelof, they are also scripting "All You Need is Kill," starring Tom Cruise and directed by Doug Liman. Erwin Stoff serves as producer of the film which is set up at Warner Bros. Additionally, they are in pre-production on "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and are set to produce Universal's "The Mummy" and "Van Helsing" reboots. In television, Kurtzman and Orci are working on a "Sleepy Hollow "adaptation for 20th Century Fox, with Len Wiseman on board to direct.
This past June, the duo released "People Like Us" for Disney, which marked the directorial debut of Alex Kurtzman. The film, starring Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine, was written by Kurtzman & Orci and Jody Lambert. In 2011, Kurtzman & Orci released the comic book adaptation of "Cowboys & Aliens," which they wrote with scribe Damon Lindelof as well as produced. The film is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. That same year, they signed a three-year overall television deal with 20th Century Fox. This latest TV development season has been remarkably busy as the duo have set up pilots at the FOX, CBS, and ABC Networks, adding to their ever-growing television slate, a list that includes CBS's "Hawaii Five-O," Fox's "Fringe," and The Hub's "Transformers: Prime," an original computer-animated series that is currently the highest-rated show on the network.
Kurtzman and Orci are writers behind some of the decade's biggest successes, including "Star Trek," "Transformers," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "Eagle Eye" and "Mission: Impossible III." They also executive-produced the romantic comedy hit, "The Proposal." The duo's writing credits have earned over $1.3 billion worldwide.
Kurtzman and Orci began their career writing for the popular television series "Hercules" and "Xena: Warrior Princess," where they quickly became head writers at the age of 23. Next, they wrote for J.J. Abrams' "Alias," and eventually served as executive producers on the show.
Kurtzman and Orci both live with their families in Los Angeles.
Despite being advised that his brain would rot, Damon Lindelof spent the majority of his childhood watching television. After a brief flirtation with movies by way of a film degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Damon hopped in his car and traveled west and eventually took a job as a writer's assistant on Kevin Williamson's ABC Drama "Wasteland." Shortly thereafter, and the show was cancelled. Damon went on to write for "Nash Bridges" and then moved on to NBC's new drama "Crossing Jordan". Then Damon got "Lost." Within twelve weeks of complete insanity, he and co-creator J.J. Abrams managed to make a ridiculously untenable and vastly expensive pilot for ABC that centered on the survivors of a plane crash in the South Pacific. Despite this, "Lost" won a Golden Globe and Emmy Award in its freshman season. Damon concluded "Lost," after six seasons and still doesn't quite understand what it all meant.
A life long Trekker, Damon produced Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot, released in May 2009, and is a writer and producer on "Star Trek Into Darkness." He also wrote and produced the Sir Ridley Scott movie "Prometheus." In his spare time, Damon also wrote this bio.
A graduate of USC's School of Cinema-Television, Bryan Burk began his career working with producers Brad Weston at Columbia Pictures, Ned Tanen at Sony Pictures and John Davis at FOX. In 1995, he joined Gerber Pictures, where he developed TNT's Emmy-nominated "James Dean," and is currently attached to produce "NFL: A Love Story."
He has collaborated with J. J. Abrams frequently and is the co-founder of his production company Bad Robot Production. TV series he's worked with Abrams on include "Alias," "Six Degrees," "What About Brian," "Lost," "Fringe," "Undercovers," "Person of Interest" and "Alcatraz." He has also served as a producer for Abrams' feature films, "Cloverfield," "Star Trek," "Super 8" and "Star Trek Into Darkness."
Jeffrey Chernov has enjoyed a distinguished film career, from his start as a production assistant on Dino De Laurentiis' 1976 hit "King Kong," through several arduous years as an assistant director on such classics as "Body Heat," "Cutter's Way," "The Thing," "Escape from New York" and "Starman," among others. Working his way up the ladder, Chernov subsequently became a production manager, learning an entirely new set of skills on "Ruthless People," "Halloween II" and "Halloween III." Next up came "Clue," "The Dead Zone" and "Richard Pryor: Live in Concert," on which he earned the title of associate producer. From there, he acted as co-producer on "Eddie Murphy Raw" and executive producer of "10 Things I Hate About You," "Sleeping with the Enemy" and "The Replacements." He also produced "A Line in the Sand," "Place of Darkness," "Bad Company" and "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey."
Chernov spent two years as a senior vice president of production at Disney/Touchstone, overseeing such hit films as "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," "Pretty Woman" and "Dead Poets Society," to name a few. In 2001, he moved to Spyglass Entertainment, where he was intimately involved in the making of "Shanghai Knights," "The Recruit," "The Lookout," "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," "The Pacifier," and many other successful films.
He acted as executive producer on the Bad Robot reboot of "Star Trek" in 2009 and takes the same role on "Star Trek Into Darkness."
David Ellison formed Skydance Productions to create and produce elevated event-level commercial entertainment. The company focuses on tent-pole action, adventure, science fiction and fantasy films along with modestly budgeted comedy and genre films. Skydance strives to be filmmaker friendly in a town where it is increasingly difficult to get films made. In 2010, Skydance entered into a four-year production, distribution and finance deal with Paramount Pictures. The first film to be released under the deal was "True Grit," Joel and Ethan Coen's take on the Charles Portis novel, produced by the Coens, Scott Rudin and Steven Spielberg, and starring Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.
In addition to "Star Trek Into Darkness," Skydance recently produced the Paramount feature "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," produced by J.J. Abrams and directed by Brad Bird; and "G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation," starring Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson; "The Guilt Trip," starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen; "Jack Reacher" with Tom Cruise; the forthcoming "Jack Ryan," starring Chris Pine and the Marc Forster thriller "World War Z." The company will also be co-producing "Without Remorse," written by Shawn Ryan. Currently in development is "The Hitman's Bodyguard," written by Tom O'Connor.
Ever the film enthusiast, Ellison grew up in Northern California and attended the University of Southern California's prestigious School of Cinematic Arts. While in school, Ellison produced and starred in the World War I drama "Flyboys," which combined his love of film and aviation. He is an accomplished pilot with over 2000 flying hours, a commercial multi-engine instrument rating and a helicopter rating. In 2003, at 20 years old, Ellison was the youngest airshow pilot performer at the Experimental Aircraft Association's Airventure Show in Oshkosh, WI, where he was one of six pilots performing as the "Stars of Tomorrow." Ellison is actively involved with Conservation International, where he is a member of the Board of Directors and sits on several committees.
Dana Goldberg joined Skydance Productions in 2010 as president of production. She was formerly president of production at Village Roadshow Pictures, where she was involved with the company's entire slate of films including the "Ocean's Eleven" franchise, the "Matrix" trilogy, "Training Day," "Get Smart" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." She also served as executive producer on many of the company's films, including "I Am Legend," "The Brave One" and the Academy Award©-winning animated feature "Happy Feet." Prior to joining Village Roadshow in 1998, Goldberg spent three years with Barry Levinson and Paula Weinstein at Baltimore/Spring Creek Pictures where she was vice president of production. She began her career in entertainment as an assistant at Hollywood Pictures. Goldberg has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2007.
Goldberg produced through Skydance, the Christopher McQuarrie film "Jack Reacher," with Tom Cruise, set for release on December 21, 2012, the comedy "The Guilt Trip," starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, which is set for release on December 25, 2012, and "G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation," starring Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson, set for release on March 29th, 2013.
Additional films Goldberg is set to executive produce through Skydance include the untitled Jack Ryan project, directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Pine and produced by Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mace Neufeld, the Untitled Star Trek Sequel, starring Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine, set for release on May 16, 2013, and the Marc Forster thriller "World War Z," starring Brad Pitt, which is set for release on June 21, 2013.
Paul is the Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer for Skydance. Paul joined the company in 2009 and was instrumental in securing the co-finance, co-production agreement with Paramount Pictures. Paul secured Skydance's $200 million syndicated credit facility led by JP Morgan and six other banks.
Prior to joining Skydance, Paul partnered with producer Bill Todman, Jr. and real estate banking billionaire Edward Milstein and formed Level 1 Entertainment, where he served as COO. At Level 1, Paul produced the comedies Grandma's Boy and Strange Wilderness with Adam Sandler. He also produced Rendition with Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, and director Gavin Hood. Additionally, Paul led Level 1's television production activities.
Prior to joining Level 1, Paul helped form Spyglass Entertainment Group with producers Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum where he served as CFO for seven years. During his tenure, Spyglass released over 20 films including The Sixth Sense, Bruce Almighty and Seabiscuit.
Previously, Paul served as VP of Finance at Morgan Creek for seven years. During Paul's tenure, Morgan Creek produced and released over 30 films including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Ace Ventura, Last of the Mohicans, True Romance.
Paul also served as an auditor at Price Waterhouse for five years auditing clients in the entertainment industry and worked at Walt Disney Studios in the accounting department for four years.
Director of Photography
Dan Mindel previously worked with J.J. Abrams as director of photography for "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible III." He was born in South Africa and educated in Australia and Britain. He began his career as a cinematographer shooting commercials and working with successful directors, including Ridley Scott, Barry Kinsman, Hugh Johnson and Mike Seresin. His ads for Tony Scott include memorable commercials for such clients as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Miller Coors and Marlboro.
Mindel served as director of photography on Tony Scott's film "Domino," Iain Softley's "The Skeleton Key," "Tooth Fairy," "Stuck on You" and "Shanghai Noon," among many others. He was responsible for the photography on the West Coast unit of" G.I. Jane" and for the additional photography on "The Bourne Identity" and Tony Scott's "The Fan." "Enemy of the State" marked his debut as the sole director of photography on a major motion picture. Mindel also served as director of photography on Kate Hudson's short film "Cutlass." He most recently shot Oliver Stone's "Savages" and Andrew Stanton's "John Carter."
Maryann Brandon first collaborated with director J.J. Abrams on "Alias," for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series. Brandon then directed "Alias" for Abrams in seasons three and four, and produced the show in season four. She went on to work with him on "Star Trek," "Mission Impossible: 3" and "Super 8." Her other feature credits include "How to Train Your Dragon," "Grumpier Old Men," "The Jane Austin Book Club," "Born to be Wild," "Race for Glory" and "A Thousand Acres." Most recently she consulted on "Kung Fu Panda 2."
Her other television credits include "Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story," "The Miracle Worker," "Grapevine" and TNT's "The Hunley."
MARY JO MARKEY
Mary Jo Markey previously collaborated with director J.J. Abrams on "Felicity"; "Lost," the pilot of which earned both her and Abrams Emmy Awards; "Alias," for which she also received an Emmy nomination; the features "Star Trek," "Mission: Impossible III" and "Super 8"; and the television drama "Anatomy of Hope."
Her other feature credits include "Killers," "Rhapsody in Bloom," "Dawg" and "Medicine Man." In 2007, Markey received her third Emmy nomination and an A.C.E. Eddie nomination for her work on the HBO movie "Life Support."
Award-winning production designer Scott Chambliss has designed for motion picture, television and theater productions in both New York and Los Angeles.
Chambliss collaborated with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and J.J. Abrams on "Star Trek" and returns for "Star Trek Into Darkness." His work with Abrams spans two decades and includes "Mission: Impossible III," as well as the hit television series "Alias" and "Felicity." Most recenty, Phillips designed "Cowboys and Aliens" and Phillip Noyce's "Salt, starring Angelina Jolie.
For several consecutive years, Chambliss was nominated for both an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction and the Award for Excellence in Production Design by the Art Directors Guild, for his work on Alias. In 2002, he won the Emmy and, in 2003, he won the Guild Award.
Chambliss began his career as an associate designer with Tony Walton on a number of Broadway productions including "Anything Goes," "Macbeth" and "Grand Hotel."
He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novel "Maahvelous!: Princess Puut and Dali Do Venice," a richly exotic tale of two friends' travels abroad. Its sequel, "Fromage d'Amour: Princess Puut in Love," has recently been published on the web at www.princesspuut.com.
From the period costumes of the world of 'Burlesque' and 'Winter's Tale' to the futuristic designs of 'Blade Runner' and 'Star Trek', Michael Kaplan's authentic yet inspired vision flourishes in any era.
After winning a BAFTA Award for his work in Ridley Scott's afore-mentioned groundbreaking sci-fi drama ('Blade Runner'), he ignited a fashion trend for an entire generation with his costume designs in Adrian Lyne's 'Flashdance.'
In addition, his fluency with multiple genres made him the costume designer of choice for director David Fincher on the films 'Fight Club,' 'Panic Room,' 'The Game' and 'Se7en' as well as for Michael Bay on 'Pearl Harbor' and 'Armageddon'. Michael reunited with director Ridley Scott to design the costumes for 'Matchstick Men.'
His designs brought a daring tongue-in-cheek style to Doug Liman's action-comedy hit 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith,' (starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), sophistication and glamour to Michael Mann's actioner 'Miami Vice,' (starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx), vibrant energy to Brad Bird's international smash hit 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' starring Tom Cruise. And just the right note of restraint to Francis Lawrence's sci-fi thriller 'I Am Legend,' (starring Will Smith).
With J.J. Abrams' blockbuster 'Star Trek,' Michael garnered the third of four Costume Designers Guild Award nominations.
Michael's work will be seen next in 'Winter's Tale' for Akiva Goldsman starring Russell Crowe and Colin Farrell as well as J.J. Abrams' anticipated sequel, 'Star Trek Into Darkness.'
At the age of 10, Michael Giacchino began his filmmaking career in his backyard in Edgewater Park, New Jersey, eventually going on to study filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. After college, he landed a marketing job at Disney and began studies in music composition first at Juilliard, and then at UCLA. From marketing, he became a producer in the fledgling Disney Interactive Division where he was able to hire himself to write the music for their video games. When his work was brought to the attention of Steven Spielberg, he said, "I did what anybody in their right mind would do, I signed him up to score Medal of Honor."
It was Michael's work in video game orchestration that grabbed the attention of J.J. Abrams, who contacted him via email about the possibility of writing the score forAlias.They met, he got the job, and a relationship was born that would include the groundbreaking series LOST, for which Michael earned an Emmy.
Michael's feature film composing breakthrough was withThe Incredibles. After that, he went on to score box office hits such as The Family Stone, Mission: Impossible III, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Cars 2, Super 8 and John Carter. His 2009 score for the Pixar hit Up earned him an Oscar, a Golden Globe, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics' Choice Award and two Grammy Awards.
Michael's upcoming films include J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and Andy and Lana Wachowski's 'Jupiter Ascending'. Michael sits on the Advisory Board of Education Through Music Los Angeles.
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