Monday, January 23, 2012

Fatherhood 101

I am gearing up to begin shooting on the Fatherhood 101 documentary this month and extremely excited about it. I couldn’t sleep last night, thinking about shot selections, production and troubleshooting my daily schedule. It’s awesome
to be able to work in an industry that would even accept a film about people’s trails and tribulations.

For the next few weeks my life won’t be about Hollywood deals and big money projects. Although it’s the things I love because it’s the meat of my life, I feel humbled to go back to the reason why I fell in love with cinema. To witness the world around me in a cinematic way and to capture what is generally stored as a memory is a very rewarding experience. If you personally know me, you know how much I want to blow things up and film it, but this time there will be no actors, no explosions or car chases. As a company we have always felt the need to constantly be socially conscious and aware to always express the need for change as well as to honor successes of those not always defined by a lucrative stock portfolio.

It’s a pleasure for Greenhouse Studios to work with the Center for Families and Children as well as the Fatherhood Initiative.  Anyone can sit back and an armchair and quarterback the social pitfalls around us but we as a company and I as a filmmaker choose to be involved on any level that we can.  As artist we have the unique talent of capturing the human image allowing obscure stories to be heard and preserved. This is a chance to celebrate, honor, explore, understand and praise those who have put in on half of the population in the world.  If they have done nothing else they have given us the one thing we truly cherish... our lives.  

I am blessed to be able to pull off the first frame and will be equally blessed when shooting the last. To see and hear men talk about their love for their children, to see children talk about the love and need for their fathers. To document such conversations and moments are truly priceless.  

Marquette Williams ~ Partner

Monday, October 24, 2011

Outfest Film Festival 2011

Greenhouse Studios: award sponsor at the 2011 Outfest festival
The 29th edition of the Outfest Film Festival held between July 7 and July 17, 2011 presented the opportunity for filmmakers from the Gay, Lesbian and Transgender community to showcase their talent. Seven venues across Los Angeles held the screening of over 160 films from 25 countries over 11 days. The oldest film festival in Los Angeles was concluded by a humorous award ceremony hosted by Big Mama. Greenhouse Studios was proud to sponsor the Special Programming Award for Emerging Talent, which went to Madeleine Olnek. Radostina Peteva, Head of Business Development attended the event on behalf of Greenhouse Studios and are in talks with the festival’s planners to further involve the company in next year’s festival organization.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

ITV Fest Producer Panel Tonight!!

Greenhouse Studios partner, Marquette Williams will be on the ITV fest Producers Panel tonight. For more details please click the link below.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Jason Wallace's Corner

To me, the best part about making movies is the journey from, 
the blank page, to the darkened theater with an audience.

 A blank piece of paper has never intimidated me, in fact, quite the opposite is true. Yes it is frustrating, and yes it is difficult, but never has it been intimidating. Although, for those who have never attempted writing before, I can imagine that it must seem easy, and I encourage those people to attempt to write something, ANYTHING, and find the humbling nature of creativity ALONE in a room, OR, it's great satisfaction! It's a wonderfully terrifying roller

 A blank piece of paper is a magical thing to me though. It can turn into a movie script, a song, a novel, a play, a love note, a ransom note, and on a bad day a paper airplane, OR, even the Declaration of Independence. 

 After all the hard work, the lack of sleep, the fighting, the endless questions & answers, the mental travel, and the character surprises, comes the the big show.

Being in the audience listening to the laughs and the screams or watching someone wiping away tears of joy or sorrow, because of something that you created, in your mind, on a blank piece of paper, well, I don't have any children yet, but it has to be close to that level of satisfaction & pure JOY!


--------J.A. Wallace

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Marquette Williams Corner

What I often admire is how our team at GHS can band together in three days and meet an amazing deadline for a meeting with WME.  There are times where I ask for things with a short turn around.  And we all feel the heat of completion and the desire to reach our goal.  There are times where I may reach beyond what is to naturally be expected of my staff and ask of their own time in order to make us all shine.  I have come to appreciate these moments.  These are the times where I personally witness our greatness and our perseverance to become the prolific artists we are inside.  We run toward our destiny like a child racing in the rain.  To ambitious to even consider failing and to stubborn to allow these mile high hurdles to stop us.  For me this is the company that we have built and I am proud to say I am apart of it. - Marquette

Meeting Today with William Morris Endeavors

The Greenhouse Studio's partners are excited about their meeting today with William Morris Endeavors!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Creative Mind

"Some days we sit and focus on the next big film or the next big hit and seemingly forget why we began this journey as artists. That fascination with making something special and unique to ourselves and our vision. The thing inside of us that inspires us to dream and live within our own minds.  A glorious splendor of the elusive Alpha state where creative bliss is interlaced with the common morality of the business of art."

Marquette Williams