Friday, April 26, 2013


It was announced in the trades on Wednesday that Colonist Victor Quinaz's ('05) debut feature BREAKUP AT A WEDDING was picked up by Oscilloscope Laboratories (WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP). The film will be released on June 18th on all VOD and Digital Platforms as well as a limited theatrical.

Full release:
April 24, 2013—Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Victor Quinaz’s debut feature, BREAKUP AT A WEDDING.  A co-production of Zachary Quinto, Corey Moosa, and Neal Dodson’s Before The Door Pictures (MARGIN CALL, upcoming Cannes entry ALL IS LOST) and Anonymous Content (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, WINTER’S BONE), the film will be released on June 18th across all cable VOD and digital platforms, with select event screenings and a college tour leading up to the release

Seen through the lens of an ambitious wedding videographer (played by the director, Victor Quinaz), BREAKUP AT A WEDDING gives us the nuptials of Alison Jones (Alison Fyhrie) and Phil Havemeyer (Philip Quinaz, the director’s real-life younger brother) in all of its sprawling, messy, and often wildly inebriated glory.  On the eve of their wedding, Alison gets cold feet and decides to break up with her fiancĂ© Phil. But rather than face the embarrassment of calling off the ceremony, Alison suggests to Phil that they proceed with a sham wedding. Phil is more than game to try, secretly hoping that a surprise gift he has for Alison will ultimately change her mind.

BREAKUP AT A WEDDING was written and directed by Victor Quinaz. His then fiancĂ©/now wife Anna Martemucci along with his brother Phillip Quinaz co- wrote the script and all three also appear in the cast of the ensemble feature. Quinaz and Martemucci said “We're thrilled to be associated with a company we’ve long admired. Also honored that BREAKUP AT A WEDDING will have the distinction of being the Oscilloscope movie with the highest number of on-screen chocolate fountains.”

O-Scope’s David Laub and Dan Berger said, “BREAKUP AT A WEDDING perfectly captures the insanity surrounding most weddings and then amplifies it to the absurd and hysterical, yet somehow always manages to be both poignant and relatable.  Victor and Anna are wonderfully talented and creative filmmakers and we're delighted to be dipping into their chocolate fountain.”

Producer Zachary Quinto, further added, “Victor and Anna are innovative, articulate, and passionate about their ambitions, both creatively and professionally, and we are honored to bring their work to a larger audience”

BREAKUP AT A WEDDING is a PERIODS. film, directed by Victor Quinaz and written by Anna Martemucci, Victor Quinaz and Philip Quinaz. The film was a co-production with Scott Robinson’s Robinson Films, Inc. Quinaz and Martemucci are repped by United Talent Agency and Anonymous Content.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


The Screenwriter's Colony is excited to announce and welcome Dana Penrod as our new managing director and Callie Barber as our new Special Events and Development Coordinator.

Dana Penrod, new Managing Director
Dana comes from a background in both film production and non-profit program management. She has worked on several feature films including Academy Award nominee, The VisitorTrumbo, about blacklisted novelist and screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo; and the critically acclaimed Compliance, written and directed by Craig Zobel. For several years, Dana led international youth travel and educational enrichment programs with the International YMCA’s Global Teens initiative and World Learning’s Experiment in International Living. She has also worked for freeDimensional, a organization that promotes free speech and cultural democracy by mobilizing arts spaces and human rights advocates to aid artist activists persecuted for their creative expression and political activism. Dana is a master’s degree candidate with the School for International Training’s Program in Intercultural Managementwhere she has focused on exploring the intersections of art and social change, and community development and cross-cultural exchange. Dana is also a proud graduate of the School for Creative Activism, class of 2011. 

Callie, a native of Nantucket, spent 3 years studying acting in New York City. She is a graduate of the New Actors Workshop in NYC where she studied under famed director Mike Nichols and his partners Paul Sills and George Morrison. After a few more years spent working in Los Angeles, Callie decided to move home to Nantucket where she now resides full time with her husband and two small children.  Callie has worked in project management for last 6 years and in addition to her work with the Screenwriters Colony, Callie is set to begin work with Nantucket's new professional theatre company The Nantucket Theatre Institute. Callie is heavily involved with a number of Island nonprofits and seeks to keep Nantucket a culturally vibrant place all year long.

Very excited to have them both!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Another year, another roster of amazing films recently announced for the 18th Annual Nantucket Film Festival (June 26th - 30th)

The Nantucket Film Festival is one of the only film festivals dedicated to the craft of screenwriting. This year they spotlight a number of new voices and celebrate some familiar ones. Starting with a tribute to David O. Russell, a Special Achievement in Documentary Storytelling Award to Barbara Kopple, and honoring actress turned screenwriter/director Lake Bell with a New Voices in Screenwriting Award.

The festival opens on June 26th with MONSTERS UNIVERSITY as well as the opening night film, the doc TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM. A number of films are having special screenings after playing other noteworthy festS including Lake Bell's IN A WORLD..., DRINKING BUDDIES, and Kristen Wiig in GIRL MOST LIKELY. All in all a terrific lineup that ends with the closing night film, and Sundance sensation, AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS.

For more information and tickets head on over to NFF's website.