NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stonestreet Studios (www.stonestreet.net) co-founders, Alyssa R. Bennett and Gary O. Bennett, announced today that Stonestreet Studios is returning to LA in January 2016 for its second year. Working in collaboration with writer/director Chris Modoono, and co-writer/alumnus, Gil Zabarsky, Stonestreet is producing two original pilot series with a group of up and coming New York actors and some TBA LA based actors in cameo roles.
Stonestreet Studios co-produced Teacher of the Year, the first project that writers Chris Modoono and Gil Zabarsky collaborated on, earning the short's screening at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. The success of the short was the springboard for Fox Digital to produce the feature film, Tenured, starring Kate Flannery, Gil Zabarsky, & Kathleen Littlefield. Tenured also premiered at TriBeCa Film Festival this past year, and will be available on Netflix February 1st. With more projects in the works, Modoono & Zabarsky are taking the month of January to pen and pursue two pilot projects, Showception and The Law Offices on Haunted Hill to be shot at Tribeca West and in a Venice, CA beach house.
"It's rare that Chris and I get to write for a set group of actresses and actors, already knowing the strengths they bring to the table, while also telling a great story. The fact that these actresses and actors that we're writing for are really damn good is just icing on the cake," said co-writer, Gil Zabarsky
Showception created & written by Chris Modoono & Gil Zabarsky
Four film crews document their documenting of each other's work, in increasingly disorganized and unnecessary shoots, eventually making it impossible to discern reality from reality show.
Director: Chris Modoono
Guest Director: Christopher Naoki Lee, TBA
"The series is ultimately about stripping away the masks that we all wear (both literally and figuratively), you know... like in a funny way. Stonestreet developed talent, both in front of and behind the camera, is second-to-none. I'm so excited to be working with this team again."
- Chris Modoono
The Law Offices on Haunted Hill created & written by Chris Modoono & Gil Zabarsky
A group of recent grads must live for a week in a haunted law office, in hopes of winning 1 million dollars to pay off their student loans.
Director: Christopher Naoki Lee
Guest Directors: Chris Modoono, Jon Cutler
ABOUT Stonestreet Studios
Stonestreet Studios (www.stonestreet.net) is celebrating 24 years as a New York City based, fully operative, multi-purpose, visual production studio, founded by wife and husband, award-winning producer, writer and director team Alyssa Rallo Bennett and Gary O. Bennett. The studios are home to Stonestreet Productions, an independent film production company creating feature films, TV pilots, web series and short form content, and the Stonestreet Conservatory, the exclusive screen acting and production program of the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Drama Department. Stonestreet films explore the passions, eccentricities, politics and humor of character driven, no holds barred stories that seek to entertain and enlighten. The conservatory trains actors, writers and directors in the art of screen acting and filmmaking within the professional environment of an independent film studio, empowering them to become producers of their own work and careers.
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