Screen Actors Guild New Media Department
Presents The Premiere of Duo Luna Productions’ ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining!
Official Press Release
LOS ANGELES (April 1, 2011) — Screen Actors Guild New Media Department presents the premiere of ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining!, Wednesday, April 6 at SAG National Headquarters in Los Angeles. ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining! was created by new media producers/actors Stephanie Thorpe (GOLD: Night of the Zombie King) and Paula Rhodes (A Good Knight’s Quest).
ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining! is a made for new media project based on the comic book series ElfQuest, created by Wendy and Richard Pini in 1978. It is the tale of a tribe of elves who find themselves driven from their forest by humans and must find a new home. It’s known for its magical artistry and for being a vanguard of the indie/fantasy scene.
SAG New Media is hosting the Premiere of ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining! to showcase the quality and professionalism of new media content created by SAG members and SAG signatory producers. Having established a relationship with producers Rhodes and Thorpe, the choice to collaborate with Duo Luna Productions was an easy one for SAG New Media.
“We at SAG New Media are very excited to present the work of some of the most amazing talents in new media today,” said Mark Friedlander, SAG’s national director, new media. “It’s professional producers like Paula and Stephanie that professional actors love to work with. That’s what makes a production great.”
“Paula and I have loved this series since we both were little girls,” Thorpe said, “It showed us how to be heroines, and ultimately inspired us to be creative producers and actors. This project has been a complete labor of love for us, and we are overwhelmed by the support of the community. We are honored that SAG New Media is hosting and sponsoring the premiere.”
“From its beginnings on Twitter, casting so many amazing web personalities, having such a successful crowdsourcing experience where fans from all over the world came out in droves, the incredible support of so much of the online community to bring different elements to life, and SAG New Media helping us along the way, this has truly been a project that’s sprung out of the creatively rich cyber waters,” Rhodes said.
Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents more than 125,000 actors who work in film and digital motion pictures and television programs, commercials, video games, industrials, Internet and all new media formats. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Headquartered in Los Angeles, you can visit SAG online at SAG.org.