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Chris Moore

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Chris Moore

played by Himself
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Creator, Executive Producer, “The Chair” / Executive Producer, Hollidaysburg & Not Cool

Chris Moore has worn a number of hats during his 22-year career in the media industry. He started out as an agent at Intertalent and then at ICM, where he represented writers and directors including Zak Penn, Rich Wilkes, Paul and Chris Weitz, and M. Night Shyamalan. He sold or packaged many projects including Last Action Hero, Airheads, PCU and Stoned Age.

In 1993 he formed the production company Fusion Studios, through which he has served as producer or executive producer on such films as Good Will Hunting (Academy Award® winner for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor), Glory Daze, Best Laid Plans, Joy Ride, American Pie, Waiting, and Reindeer Games. In 1999, Chris partnered with friends and creative collaborators Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Sean Bailey to form LivePlanet, a company dedicated to the creation of multi-platform entertainment content. Moore served as Chief Executive Officer of LivePlanet and was the driving force behind the groundbreaking, Emmy®-nominated “Project Greenlight.”

In 2005, Moore left LivePlanet to concentrate on creating properties once again. He has since produced or directed The Adjustment Bureau, The People Speak, Kill Theory, Still Waiting, American Reunion, and Promised Land. Chris is a graduate of Harvard College.

When you click on the “Actor Bio” tab, you would expect to see, well, the bio of an actor. But that’s not the case here. For a start, “The Chair” is documenting the reality of filmmaking; Chris Moore, Shane Dawson, and Anna Martemucci are playing themselves (most of the time). No acting required. Everything you need to know about them is in the Character Bio.

Shane Dawson

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Shane Dawson

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Director, Not Cool

Shane Dawson is one of the biggest comedians on YouTube with over 10 million subscribers across his three channels and over a billion views. Dawson made his first YouTube video on his own in 2006 and has been producing daily videos ever since. In 2012, he began self-releasing original music and all four of his singles have reached the top 20 on iTunes. He has won both Streamy and Teen Choice Awards and has been featured in the NY Times, LA Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal. In 2010, Forbes magazine named him their 25th most famous web celebrity. In June of 2013, he launched his podcast “Shane and Friends” which hit #1 on iTunes in 24 hours. In October 2013, he sold a half-hour sitcom to NBC with Olive Bridge Entertainment, and Sony TV. Most recently, Dawson signed a book deal with Keywords Press, a joint venture of Atria Publishing Group and United Talent Agency, to create a unique, crowdsourced literary experience.

When you click on the “Actor Bio” tab, you would expect to see, well, the bio of an actor. But that’s not the case here. For a start, “The Chair” is documenting the reality of filmmaking; Chris Moore, Shane Dawson, and Anna Martemucci are playing themselves (most of the time). No acting required. Everything you need to know about them is in the Character Bio.

Anna Martemucci

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Anna Martemucci

played by Herself
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Director, Hollidaysburg

Anna Martemucci is a writer, actor, and filmmaker. She co-wrote, produced, and plays the role of “Lenka Jones” in the feature film Breakup at a Wedding from Anonymous Content and Before the Door Pictures and distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories. In 2010, she founded Periods. Films with her partner Victor Quinaz. Her short film collaborations with Victor and the Periods. film team have been featured on The Huffington Post, EW.com, New York Magazine’s Vulture.com, Refinery 29, and Indiewire, and were given a retrospective at Grauman’s Chinese Theater as the opening night event of the Hollyshorts Film Festival. Film Independent, the producers of the Independent Spirit Awards, featured Anna, Victor, and the films of Periods. on their website, and the series was named the #15 Funniest Web Series of all time by Time Out NY.

When you click on the “Actor Bio” tab, you would expect to see, well, the bio of an actor. But that’s not the case here. For a start, “The Chair” is documenting the reality of filmmaking; Chris Moore, Shane Dawson, and Anna Martemucci are playing themselves (most of the time). No acting required. Everything you need to know about them is in the Character Bio.

Anthony B. Sacco

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Anthony B. Sacco

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Director / Executive Producer, “The Chair”

Anthony B. Sacco is a DGA Award-winning and Emmy®-nominated director. He served as Director of Photography for the documentary, “The People Speak,” based on Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States.” He was also involved with all three seasons of “Project Greenlight” and served as Producer, Director and Director of Photography for the first four seasons of “Project Runway.” For the past ten years, Anthony has been involved with directing and photographing “Shark Week” programming on Discovery Channel and has produced several independent animal documentaries including “Seal Wars,” and his current project “Rhinos United.” Sacco resides in Playa del Rey, California as well as southern Utah with his wife, and three children.

When you click on the “Actor Bio” tab, you would expect to see, well, the bio of an actor. But that’s not the case here. For a start, “The Chair” is documenting the reality of filmmaking; Chris Moore, Shane Dawson, and Anna Martemucci are playing themselves (most of the time). No acting required. Everything you need to know about them is in the Character Bio.

Josh Shader

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Josh Shader

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Co-Executive Producer, “The Chair” / Producer, Hollidaysburg, Not Cool

Josh Shader is a writer-friendly, independent producer focused on “from scratch” development of feature film, television, and new media projects. In 2013, Josh co-created and executive produced “Think Tank,” A&E’s first digital series, and served as executive producer on the independent feature comedy Flock of Dudes.

Previously, Josh produced the Kate Hudson and Dane Cook romantic-comedy My Best Friend’s Girl for Lionsgate as well as Screen Gem’s Mardi Gras starring Josh Gad and Nicholas D’Agosto. Prior to that, he was the associate producer on Universal’s American Wedding, and executive producer on the documentary “American Pie: Revealed.” In 2003, Josh partnered with Adam Herz (creator of the American Pie franchise) to form Terra Firma Films, a Universal-based production company. While at Terra Firma and since, Josh has generated and sold projects to 20th Century Fox, Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros, Sony, Lionsgate, Dimension, and MTV Films.

Josh is a native of Winter Park, Florida, and a graduate of Northwestern University. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

When you click on the “Actor Bio” tab, you would expect to see, well, the bio of an actor. But that’s not the case here. For a start, “The Chair” is documenting the reality of filmmaking; Chris Moore, Shane Dawson, and Anna Martemucci are playing themselves (most of the time). No acting required. Everything you need to know about them is in the Character Bio.

Zachary Quinto

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Zachary Quinto

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Co-Executive Producer, “The Chair” / Executive Producer, Hollidaysburg & Not Cool

Zachary Quinto has become a star of stage and screen, appearing in film, television, and theatre, as well as working behind the scenes as a film producer. He recently completed production on Twentieth Century Fox’s Agent 47, a reboot of the film Hitman. The film is being directed by Aleksander Bach and will be released in 2015. Most recently, he was seen onstage as Tom Wingfield in “The Glass Menagerie” at the Booth Theater on Broadway. The play was nominated for a 2014 Tony Award in the category of Best Revival of a Play.

Previously, Zachary reprised his role as Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to J.J. Abram’s 2009 feature film reboot of Star Trek. Star Trek Into Darkness grossed $228,778,661 in the United States and $466,978,661 worldwide.

In 2013, Zachary produced All is Lost through his production company Before the Door Pictures. The film, starring Robert Redford and directed by J.C. Chandor, centers on a man’s struggle to survive while lost at sea.

In 2011, Zachary appeared on Ryan Murphy’s Golden Globe-winning series “American Horror Story” opposite Jessica Lange and Connie Britton. In 2012, he returned to star in the second installment of “American Horror Story: Asylum” for which he won the 2013 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Mini Series. He also received his first Emmy nomination for this role.

Zachary returned to the stage in 2010 winning several awards for his performance as Louis Ironson in the Off-Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s epic play cycle “Angels in America,” directed by Michael Greif.

In 2008, Zachary founded Before The Door Pictures with producing partners Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa. They have numerous projects in all states of development across a wide range of new media, television, graphic novels, and film (including Margin Call, All is Lost, Breakup at a Wedding and Banshee Chapter).

Zachary has also found success on the small screen. In 2007, he became a breakout star of the internationally-acclaimed NBC hit series “Heroes,” as the psychopathic super-powered serial killer Sylar. In 2004, he spent an entire season in the CTU as computer analyst Adam Kaufman on FOX’s highly-rated drama “24.”

Zachary grew up in Pittsburgh and began performing and studying theater there as a child. What started as a hobby quickly evolved into a vocation and he eventually enrolled at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and earned a BFA in Musical Theater. Some of his early memorable stage experiences include “Side Man,” “Gross Indecency” (City Theatre Company), “A Lonely Impulse of Delight” (Vineyard Playhouse), “The Bear” (Tintreach Company – Galway, Ireland), “Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow” (Old Globe), “Much Ado About Nothing” (LA Shakespeare Festival) and numerous workshops of new plays at the Ojai Playwright's Conference (where he has also served on the Board since 2010). Upon graduation from CMU, Zachary moved to Los Angeles to begin his career, landing guest-starring roles on such shows as “CSI,” “Six Feet Under,” “Joan of Arcadia” and “Crossing Jordan,” to name a few. He currently divides his time between New York and Los Angeles.

When you click on the “Actor Bio” tab, you would expect to see, well, the bio of an actor. But that’s not the case here. For a start, “The Chair” is documenting the reality of filmmaking; Chris Moore, Shane Dawson, and Anna Martemucci are playing themselves (most of the time). No acting required. Everything you need to know about them is in the Character Bio.

Corey Moosa

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Corey Moosa

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Co-Executive Producer, “The Chair” / Executive Producer, Hollidaysburg & Not Cool

Corey Moosa has been in the world of theater, film, and television all his life. He attended the magnet program at Dillard School of the Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for high school. He went on to attend Carnegie Mellon University School Of Drama, where he received a BFA in 2000. Upon graduation, Corey headed to New York City where he established himself in the downtown theater community. In 2000, Corey co-founded a theatre company called The Immediate Theatre, through which he produced dozens of new plays. Voted “Best Theater Company” by the New York press in 2005, The Immediate Theater Company has become one of the most innovative and successful young theaters in New York. Corey also worked for seven years at the critically acclaimed HERE Arts Center as their director of finance. During his time at HERE, he was responsible for overseeing hundreds of productions, dozens of which he also performed in.

Corey worked on the acclaimed short film “Chinese Dream,” which played at film festivals all over the world. In the summer of 2007, he moved to Los Angeles to focus on film and television. Being a lifelong fan of “Star Trek,” he was thrilled to hear that his longtime college friend Zachary Quinto had been cast as Mr. Spock in J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the “Star Trek” franchise. Corey worked with Zachary on his research and preparation for the role of Spock. In 2008 he and Zachary teamed up with other longtime friend, Neal Dodson, to form their production company Before The Door Pictures, which is developing and producing in new media, television, film, and the graphic novel arena. With Before the Door Pictures, Corey has produced the film “Margin Call,” which won the 2012 Spirit Award for Best First Feature. He has also won awards for Scariest Film at both Toronto After Dark and London’s FrightFest for producing the horror film, “Banshee Chapter.” Corey also produced the indie comedy “Break Up at a Wedding,” directed by long-time friend Victor Quinaz.

Corey has been featured in Details Magazine as part of their 2012 “Mavericks” issue. He was also named, along with his partners, to the “10 Producers Who Will Change Hollywood” list by The Wrap. Corey has published two graphic novels with Archaia Studios Press, “Mr. Murder is Dead” and “Lucid.” Corey’s most recent success has been as executive producer for the Academy Award®-nominated film, “All is Lost.”

When you click on the “Actor Bio” tab, you would expect to see, well, the bio of an actor. But that’s not the case here. For a start, “The Chair” is documenting the reality of filmmaking; Chris Moore, Shane Dawson, and Anna Martemucci are playing themselves (most of the time). No acting required. Everything you need to know about them is in the Character Bio.

Neal Dodson

played by Himself

Neal Dodson

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Co-Executive Producer, “The Chair” / Executive Producer, Hollidaysburg & Not Cool

Neal Dodson most recently produced writer-director J.C. Chandor’s upcoming third film, “A Most Violent Year,” starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, which A24 will release in the fall of 2014. Neal also produced J.C. Chandor’s second film, “All Is Lost,” a one-man movie starring Robert Redford that had almost no dialogue and took place entirely at sea. Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions/Universal released the film globally in 2013 after premiering to raves at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as playing and being honored with a tribute to Mr. Redford at the Telluride Film Festival and featured at the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center. Mr. Redford’s performance was nominated for many awards and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for “Best Actor”. The film was also nominated for a BAFTA Film Award, a SAG Award, two Golden Globe Awards (winning “Best Score”), four Independent Spirit Awards (including “Best Picture”) and an Academy Award®.

Neal won an Independent Spirit Award for the first film he produced, Chandor’s 2011 financial drama “Margin Call,” which was also nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay, among many other awards. It premiered at Sundance, played the Berlinale and opened New Directors/New Films at MoMA before being distributed by Lionsgate/Roadside in a groundbreaking day-and-date release.

Dodson and his two Before The Door Pictures producing partners (“Star Trek” actor Zachary Quinto and Corey Moosa) were named to the “10 Producers That Will Change Hollywood” list by The Wrap and included in the “Mavericks” issue of Details Magazine.

Before The Door released two other movies in 2013, Victor Quinaz’s comedy “Breakup at a Wedding” (via Oscilloscope Laboratories) and a horror-thriller called “The Banshee Chapter” (via XLrator Media). The partners have another dozen feature films in development (including Brian Duffield’s “Vivien Hasn’t Been Herself Lately” and Brian Shoaf’s “Aardvark”). They have produced many film festival short films and published two graphic novels: “Mr. Murder is Dead” and “Lucid” (the latter was optioned to Warner Brothers).

In television, Dodson sold a pilot to TNT with Shaun Cassidy and co-wrote a drama pilot for The CW with actor Matt Bomer and country artist Brad Paisley. He was vice president of a Warner Bros-based production company for several years where he executive produced “Another Cinderella Story,” starring Selena Gomez and Jane Lynch. While there, Dodson was involved in setting up Paramount’s “Footloose” remake and co-producing Liza Johnson’s Alice Munro adaptation “Hateship Loveship” starring Kristin Wiig, Guy Pearce, and Nick Nolte which IFC will release this year.

As an actor, in addition to work in television, independent film, and theatre (Lincoln Center, Mark Taper Forum, Yale Rep, Utah Shakespeare), Dodson appeared on Broadway in Tom Stoppard’s “The Invention of Love,” which won two Tony Awards. He earned a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. Dodson is a reformed actor and is married to television-film-Broadway actress Ashley Williams. They split their time between New York and Los Angeles.

When you click on the “Actor Bio” tab, you would expect to see, well, the bio of an actor. But that’s not the case here. For a start, “The Chair” is documenting the reality of filmmaking; Chris Moore, Shane Dawson, and Anna Martemucci are playing themselves (most of the time). No acting required. Everything you need to know about them is in the Character Bio.

Dan Schoffer

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Dan Schoffer

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Screenwriter, Hollidaysburg & Not Cool

Dan Schoffer is a screenwriter based out of Venice, California. His original screenplay “How Soon is Now” has been turned into two separate feature films, “Hollidaysburg” and “Not Cool,” which will be his first produced credits. Schoffer has previously sold projects to Dimension Films and MTV. He is a native of Margate, New Jersey and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

When you click on the “Actor Bio” tab, you would expect to see, well, the bio of an actor. But that’s not the case here. For a start, “The Chair” is documenting the reality of filmmaking; Chris Moore, Shane Dawson, and Anna Martemucci are playing themselves (most of the time). No acting required. Everything you need to know about them is in the Character Bio.

About

The Chair

A STARZ Original Filmmaking Experiment

“The Chair,” created by Chris Moore, the Executive Producer of Emmy®-nominated “Project Greenlight,” is a STARZ original filmmaking experiment. The documentary series follows two first-time film directors, Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci, who are given the opportunity to direct separate films adapted from the same original screenplay. “The Chair” will document the creation, marketing, and theatrical release of both films, and through multiplatform voting, the audience will ultimately determine which director will be awarded $250,000. Dawson is an internet superstar whose YouTube comedy channels boast more than 10 million subscribers and over a billion views. Martemucci is a writer, actor and filmmaker who co-wrote, produced and starred in the independent film “Breakup at a Wedding.” Both directors will have creative leeway to develop their respective films using their own ingenuity and distinct experience. Actor Zachary Quinto and his producing partners Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson will join Moore and the script’s original producer, Josh Shader, to serve as mentors to Dawson and Martemucci.

The Chair © 2014 Chair One Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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11/24/2014 4:48:56 PM
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RT @ZeppelinsTweets: Really excited to watch #notcool from @shanedawson and #holidaysburg from @annamartemucci after finishing @FollowTheCh

11/23/2014 10:55:00 PM
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Do you agree with who @AnnaMartemucci and @ShaneDawson picked to play themselves? #TheChair http://t.co/8zvrisBR7i

11/23/2014 12:30:52 PM
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11/21/2014 1:55:13 PM
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#TBT to a favorite @PhilipQuinaz moment as he got into the #hollidaysburg spirit. http://t.co/uwUtkQCLEs

11/20/2014 3:31:10 PM
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11/19/2014 10:01:09 AM
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11/18/2014 4:50:20 PM
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The premiere of #hollidaysburg was a surreal moment for @AnnaMartemucci. http://t.co/CVxnhMtCkf

11/17/2014 2:30:58 PM
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11/17/2014 1:11:04 PM
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RT @hazemeyer: @FollowTheChair is so interesting/intriguing I'm binge watching it w/ @DDWordNerd instead of watching football

11/17/2014 9:56:18 AM
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RT @DDWordNerd: Binge watching @FollowTheChair on Starz. Makes me want to write a movie. #TheChair

11/17/2014 9:56:14 AM
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Settle in for Take 2 of #TheChair - the entire first season is now available on @AmazonVideo: http://t.co/hH2gC987hM

11/16/2014 12:30:27 PM
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"There's more than one way to tell a story." Did you enjoy @ShaneDawson's version? http://t.co/dx5mmsWBdR

11/15/2014 12:30:16 PM
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The town may be small, but #hollidaysburg's success is big. @AnnaMartemucci made the film of her dreams on #TheChair. http://t.co/qA1nd2ZDYn

11/14/2014 9:00:33 PM
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Take a trip home with #NotCool & #hollidaysburg, available to rent for $0.99 on @iTunes, @GooglePlay, & @AmazonVideo. http://t.co/w4Zjrbqd7K

11/14/2014 6:45:33 PM
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RT @alex_onTV: weekend plans in place! A little @FollowTheChair marathon with a friend who hasn't seen it yet. I'm converting my friends on…

11/14/2014 9:19:23 AM
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11/13/2014 10:11:27 AM
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RT @Hollywriter38: @FollowTheChair - Chris Moore's closing monologue on ep. 10 - no truer words were ever spoken.

11/13/2014 10:11:22 AM
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11/12/2014 5:30:58 PM
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@CoreyMoosa was stunned by @ShaneDawson's fan base on #TheChair. http://t.co/QfffWatlYW

11/12/2014 3:30:38 PM

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