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Katya Oct, 14 2021 0 comments 16 views
Paramount Players has rounded out the cast for horror Something’s Wrong with Rose. Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner and Kal Penn will join the previously announced Mare of Easttown actress Sosie Bacon. Rob Morgan, Judy Reyes, Caitlin Stasey and Gillian Zinser will also star in the movie from writer-director Parker Finn. Bacon will play a psychiatrist who, after a bizarre and traumatic event involving a patient, begins to experience terrifying occurrences that only she can see, and grows increasingly convinced that she’s being pursued by a malevolent supernatural force. The movie, which is based on Parker’s SXSW award-winning short film Laura Hasn’t Slept, will be produced by Temple Hill. Nathan Samdahl and Natalia Maymi will oversee the project for Paramount Players.
Katya Oct, 21 2019 0 comments 44 views
Director Gillian Zinser is bringing to London-based production company Lief a fresh and inspired voice in human-interest storytelling.
Lief is not just about the very established; its #NEWLIEF division is where founder Margo Mars and her team discover, introduce and build directing talent that have clarity. And the perspective of Zinser, a filmmaker, actress, activist and photographer with a background in humanitarian aid and journalism, is firmly fixed on the underdog.
Zinser’s directorial work marries a raw, intimate style with a focus on unique and fringe communities searching for acceptance. Her short films and advertisements aim to promote connection and empathy, explore and confront stereotypes, and broaden our understanding of beauty.
Zinser has directed several short films, each one poignant. Among them are the docu-pieces “Kodak Presents: Nightlight” and “Get Off Your Damn Phone,” and the brilliant 8-minute “Whoever You Are” about a Vietnam vet who finds salvation in a stranger and in which Zinser plays the supporting role.
Her talent for capturing authenticity from her subjects and diffused, ethereal style has naturally led her into the commercial space, crafting work for clients such as Chanel, Bode, Datura, Araks, Dôen, Matches Fashion, Free People, and the XP Foundation.
Zinser’s artistic talent stretches to her career as an actress, most famously for playing Ivy Sullivan in The CW reboot of 90210. Says Zinser,
Given her travel and humanitarian work, Zinser’s current focus is creating documentary films that combat stereotypes, celebrate resilience and which deepen our understanding for one another. One such project focuses on liberation and bravery within the transgender community in Cuba, inspired by Adela Hernández, a trans woman who was elected to public office despite the systemic cultural repression of the LGBTQ+ community there.
On her first official signing with a production company, Zinser says,
Katya Aug, 22 2015 0 comments 5 views
The film marks the directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman’s son, Jake, and follows a struggling asthmatic on a road trip with his crush.
The film centers on Gus, who is suffocating in life both figuratively and literally because of his asthma attacks. Gus only sees hope in Ruby, a confident tattoo artist. The two take an impromptu trip out of the city in a stolen classic convertible, and Ruby warns him not to fall in love with her, but it’s easier said than done. “Asthma” stars Benedict Samuel and Krysten Ritter alongside Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Goran Visnjic, Dov Tiefenbach, Rene Ricard and Iggy Pop.
“Asthma” is set to be released on October 23.
Katya Nov, 30 2014 0 comments 4 views
Whether you are a filmmaker, or one of the Sundance programmers whose task it is to identify the films that make up a line-up, it is indeed the most wonderful, panic-filled and nerve racking time of the year. The 31st edition of the Sundance Film Festival kicks off on January 22nd with Park City and Salt Lake City playing host to some of the more innovative, thought-provoking narrative and non-fiction films of 2015. Last year, a Jenga tall order of 4,057 features and 8,161 shorts were submitted. Now let’s think about those numbers for a second.
Twenty years ago, Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb claimed the Grand Jury Prize Documentary award, Living in Oblivion‘s Tom DiCillo was honored with the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, and Edward Burns’ micro-budgeted The Brothers McMullen (there is a read-worthy, lively, eleventh hour account on how it was submitted to the fest in Ted Hope’s “Hope for Film”) won the Grand Jury Prize Dramatic prize. Engrained in the Sundance folklore is the ongoing blood, sweat and tears struggle of the American independent filmmaker, which also acts as a testament to the hard-working indie film community at large (shout out goes to the producers and technicians behind the camera). There is a method to the madness, and it’ll likely never change.
Prior to the exciting announcements that will be made in early December, last week I proposed four days worth of predictions, a total of 80 films (including 15 docu films) that have, in my opinion Sundance written all over them. Truth be told, some are expected longshots, there are the next to no-shots, some will land elsewhere and a good chunk will indeed be part of the line-up. Here is a batch of 30 other titles that we took a long, hard look at and finally didn’t include in our prediction profiles, but wouldn’t be surprised if a handful do trickle into one of the ten programmed sections.
Katya Oct, 04 2014 0 comments 6 views
“The Blind Side” star Quinton Aaron, “Twilight Saga” actor Edi Gathegi and “90210” actress Gillian Zinser are set to star in British writer Ben Caird’s feature directorial debut “Halfway,” TheWrap has learned.
Jonny Paterson is producing the movie, which Aaron will executive produce with former NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha (“Beasts of No Nation”), Tommy Oliver and longtime entertainment executives Bonnie Greenberg and Jonathan Baker.
Also read: ‘Dear White People’ Trailer Takes Films Like ‘The Help’ and ‘The Blind Side’ to Task (Video)
“Halfway” stars Aaron as Byron, a recently-released convict who finds himself trapped between two worlds — his urban criminal past and his new life as the only black man in a predominantly white, conservative Wisconsin farming town. The film chronicles Byron’s struggles as he adapts to his new life on probation, while trying to elude the very real threat of relapsing into his old life of crime.
Amy Pietz and TJ Power will co-star in the film, which started production earlier this week on location in Montfort, WI.
Also read: ‘Blind Side’ Producer Molly Smith Forms Production Company, Signs First-Look Deal With Alcon
The “Halfway” filmmakers intend for the movie to serve as a commentary on the fractured incarceration system in America and the serious socio-economic implications that result from recidivism (the reincarceration of released felons for a similar crime within a short period of time). The American prison system has been at a breaking point for years, with a 700% growth in inmate population since 1973 that now stands at 2.4 million — higher than any other democratic nation in the world. Coupled with the discouraging statistic that nearly 66% of released prisoners will find themselves back in prison within three years, and approximately 75% within five years, it’s clear that more should be done to ensure that released prisoners are given the opportunity for an actual second chance.
The executive team behind “Halfway” supports entertainment that illuminates social conflict, and specifically develops projects that aim to inspire social change. To that end, they have announced plans to form the Halfway Foundation, which will seek to raise awareness for and create more public initiatives towards reducing recidivism rates.
Katya Sep, 28 2014 0 comments 3 views
Canadian production outfit Incendo has begun shooting its latest movie, Custody, on location in Montreal.
The film stars Gillian Zinser (Liars All) and Ryan Blakely (Dream House), with Tristan Dubois (Stealing Paradise, Surrender) directing. The movie tells the story of an in-home nurse single mother whose daughter is abducted, leaving her to decide whether she can hold one of her patients hostage and ultimately kill him.
Custody is produced with the participation of Bell Media. Jean Bureau, Incendo’s president and CEO, will exec produce.
Katya Apr, 29 2013 0 comments 21 views
From convincing Catt Sadler to hand over a super-cute Stylestalker dress to inspiring Emily Schuman to let go of the DVF number she wore on her book cover, Closet Rich‘s Elizabeth Kott has a knack for collecting covetable closet cast-offs in the name of charity. Her latest target is Gillian Zinser of 90210 fame.
In support of the Waves for Water Hurricane Sandy Relief initiative, the LA-based actress and style-setter has donated tons of her personal vintage fashion gems to CR, which are up on the site right now. Selects include a $200 Budweiser tee, a $150 intricately beaded belt and $70 hot pink embroidered shorts. 50% of the proceeds benefit the cause, so get your philanthropy on and shop up.
I have really exciting news to share with you about making a difference in Haiti. As you know, Artists for Peace and Justice has made huge progress over the past few years there, and with your help we are building the first free secondary school in the nation that now educates 1,400 students. With your continued SUPPORT, it will soon educate many more.
To help this year I’ve joined the Mozilla Firefox Challenge on Crowdrise to raise money for APJ. In addition to receiving the proceeds raised online, the charity that raises the most money by January 10th gets a $50,000 bonus from Mozilla! We are determined to win, but we need your help.
Please click HERE to donate to the campaign. If you want to do more, you can join the team and start your own fundraiser by creating a page and spreading the word to your family and friends. To create an account and join the team click the “fundraise” button at the top right corner of my page to get started.
Education can change the world and we would be honored for you to be a part of the change with us this holiday season. Please DONATE and let’s continue together to make a difference in Haiti.
P.S. Any contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way. Please DONATE today!
Katya May, 23 2012 1 comments 3 views
Ivy is getting a demotion.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Gillian Zinser will not be returning to 90210 as a series regular for the soap’s fifth season.
The downgrade should come as little surprise considering Ivy was last seen running away to Mexico with her soon-to-be deported boyfriend, Diego, in the show’s season finale.
A CW rep maintains that Zinser will return as a guest star, although it’s unclear for how many episodes.
Zinser joined the just-renewed CW soap in early Season 2 as West Bev’s token hippie-chic surfer girl.
Are you sad that there will be less Ivy on 90210?
Gillian also have posted few words at her Twitter page:
Katya Apr, 24 2012 0 comments 10 views
90210 star Gillian Zinser has crossed over to the dark side.
The naturally blonde actress, 26, showed off her new brunette hair color at An Evening for Cambodian Children’s Fund in Beverly Hills on April 17. Zinser — who’s sported pink hair streaks in the past — recently spoke to Us Weekly about what’s coming up next on The CW’s 90210 (airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST).
Off camera, things are much less dramatic.
Katya Apr, 11 2012 0 comments 2 views
Planet Blue x FOAM magazine Coachella
Sunday / April 15 / 2012 / 12PM – 4PM
Don’t forget to RSVP!
Katya Mar, 22 2012 0 comments 2 views
Be The Match is a movement that engages a growing community of people inspired to help patients who need a marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant from an unrelated donor find a second chance at life. The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) created Be The Match to provide opportunities for the public to become involved in saving the lives of people with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases.
Numerous celebrities have been supporting ‘Be The Match’ via PSA’s and heavy social – media blasts.
Not long ago, Shaq and LSU Coach Trent Johnson filmed a PSA encouraging African Americans to join the ‘Be The Match’ Registry to help save lives.
And last week, the CW’s 90210 stars Manish Dayal and Gillian Zinser released this PSA to increase bone marrow registry around the US. As the video explains, it’s really easy to swab your mouth and possibly save a life.
Last July, we spoke with Dayal about how he came to be involved with Be The Match.
Gallery Link: x2 | Miscellaneous : Be The Match
Katya Feb, 22 2012 0 comments 5 views
The leading ladies of 90210 are known for their tiny frames, and Gillian Zinser is no exception.
Zinser joined The CW hit in 2009 as surfer chick Ivy Sullivan; she was promoted to series regular in February 2010.
Katya Jan, 07 2012 0 comments 4 views
Production has already kicked off over in Los Angeles on Susanna Lo’s ‘Manson Girls’ and now even the public can get involved in this great project based on the notorious Manson family and more importantly murderer and conspirator Charles Manson. Manson will be played by actor Bill Moseley (‘The Devil’s Rejects’) and he’ll be joined by a slew of lovelies to appear as the ‘Manson Girls’. But hold the phone, because with a simple and generous eBay bid you could find yourself with your very own walk-on role in the movie! That’s right, Slomotion Studios are offering a lucky and successful bidder the opportunity to win a walk-on role, autographs from the cast and tickets for the Helter Skelter official tour in LA. So head over to eBay at the link below (where the bid is currently at US $1,525.00) and see if you can get yourself on set. It has to be worth it just for the potential opportunity of brushing shoulders with a range of hotties that include Monica Keena (‘Night of the Demons’), Laura Harring (‘One Missed Call’), Heather Matarazzo (‘Scream 3’), Stella Maeve (‘My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2’), Brit Morgan (‘True Blood’), Tania Raymonde (‘Lost’), Gillian Zinser (‘90210’), Taryn Manning -below (‘Hawaii Five-0’) and Estella Warren (‘Planet of the Apes’).
Do your best bidding over at the ‘Manson Girls’ eBay listing here.
Katya Jan, 05 2012 0 comments 3.8k views
GILLIAN ZINSER, actress/artist/philanthropist and 90210 cast member tells i-D about the hills.
Chatting with Gillian Zinser, actress/artist/philanthropist and 90210 cast member, we were pleased to discover the exhaustingly talented 26- year-old is every bit as awesome as we had imagined.
Articulate, warm, switched on and straight-forward, the precocious performer is graduating from West Beverly Hills High to the big screen this year with high-profile parts in upcoming features Manson Girls and Oliver Stone’s Savages. A former student of NYU, Gillian continues to explore her studies off campus, which include the inter-disciplines of art, film and philanthropy. Creating self-reflexive portraits and volunteering with projects such as ‘Artists For Peace and Justice’ in Haiti, Gillian has built up a well-balanced CV and loyal following. Returning to UK screens this week as surfing tomboy Ivy Sullivan in Season 4 of 90210, Gillian Zinser speaks to i-D online about the revamped TV teen classic and her own adolescence, talks performance art and shares her top 10 artistic influences.
What was the all-American high school experience like for you? I had an odd experience in high school – remember that movie Mean Girls? Tina Fey adapted that from a book about my school written by someone that went to it… I wasn’t exactly the most popular and I didn’t have the best experience. I was itching to get out.
Did you watch 90210 back in the day? Yeah, of course. I wasn’t allowed to though – I used to sneak off to watch it.
Are you a Kelly or a Brenda? I can’t really tap into my bad girl very easily, I’m going to leave the Brendas to the AnnaLynne McCords of this world. Ivy’s not like Kelly either, she’s more of an Emily Valentine, that’s the direction I would have liked to take her in but they took me on a really different path.
What attracted you to the part of Ivy? She’s not your typical teen drama character. I think just that. I’m not one to watch soaps and, as I explained, my high school experience was very trying and tumultuous and often not a fun one. I guess, in short, I was attracted to Ivy as a character because she was more of a black sheep than anything else and even though she’s your average teenage girl who is riddled with insecurities, she’s found a way to be comfortable enough in her own skin not to conform. That’s a really fun and important thing to bring to television and our audiences in particular because we’re speaking to a large group of teenagers who for the most part are going through such a formative period of development.
What’s working with Tristan Wilds like? Had you seen The Wire before joining the cast? Tristan is the classiest cat around. He’s an extraordinary artist whose talents are far underutilised on the show.
Can you tell me more about your childhood growing up? I grew up in Washington, which I shy away from talking about because I feel so detached from the city because it was so devoid of artistic culture and I grew up in a family of artists. My father’s an architect and my mother’s a painter – we didn’t come from a family of politicians, and I often found that I couldn’t really relate to or associate with the city I grew up in. My Dad’s from New York and my Mom’s from Berlin so I spent a lot of time in between the city (NY) and DC, taking the $10 Chinese Fung Wah bus up every weekend just to hang out with people and seek out forms of inspiration that I could actually understand. The minute I could leave DC I did – I moved to New York for college and never looked back.
Did you study art or acting at New York? My parents didn’t allow me to go to Tisch so I went to Gallatin, which is a tiny school within NYU. They let you choose your own major so I decided to study the relationship between fine art, the entertainment industry and philanthropy and see where we can build bridges between them.
How did that lead into acting? All my life I’ve just wanted to be a storyteller, to share my take on the human experience and explore the consequences of what we do and why. I’ve been infatuated with the potency of film as a platform to tell stories and I guess at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you’re talking through a script or the camera, I feel like I’m just here to share my perspective on things.
Are you still making art? Yeah, I’m always itching to make and create something. We have a million moments in between takes and scenes at work so I always have a pencil, a notebook or a camera on me – I’m addicted to the process of creation.
Have you ever done any performance art? I thought that might be a good medium for you… combining the two. A lot of people ask me that but no, I haven’t really had the desire to do that. For the moment I’m sticking to portraiture. I’m inspired by artists like Cindy Sherman… I’m on a show that takes up most of my year and I don’t get to play a lot of characters that I’d love to. Using my downtime to dress up for two seconds of a snap shot to play a character lets me sneak into the skin of someone I would one day like to be able to play but don’t have a chance to. So I guess that is a form of performance art.
What was the last exhibition you went to? I just got back from New York where I saw the Tim Burton exhibit. And did you go to the Tracey Emin show in London? At the White Cube Gallery? She’s so dirty, I love her!
Gillian’s Top 10 Artistic Influences
1. I’m currently obsessed with Marcel Dzama – he’s a Canadian contemporary artist.
Text: Frankie Mathieson
Katya Jan, 02 2012 0 comments 3 views
for cocktails in support of ARTISTS for PEACE and JUSTICE
Thursday, January 5th
Caulfield’s at the Thompson Hotel
More event detalis: artistsforpeaceandjustice.eventbrite.com
Katya Dec, 13 2011 0 comments 2 views
The CW has launched Causes to Care About, an online destination where viewers can learn more about the charities embraced by the stars of their favorite CW shows, and donate to their favorite causes this holiday season.
Fans can go to causes.cwtv.com to find videos from stars of many of The CW’s primetime shows, in which each actor talks about why their chosen charity is one close to their heart. The site will also link to each actor’s chosen charity, so fans can easily donate directly to them.
Some of the participating actors include:
Gillian Zinser (90210) for Artists for Peace & Justice, and Waves for Water
Waves for Water is a non-profit organization founded by Jon Rose and supported by Hurley International. Waves for Water works on the front-line to provide clean water to communities in need around the world. We work with world leaders and strategic partners who take a no-nonsense attitude toward making global change.
Artists for Peace and Justice, established in early 2009, is a fundraising effort founded by Paul Haggis and friends that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty and enfranchisement in communities around the world. The organization’s immediate goal is to build schools to serve the poorest areas of Haiti, providing an education, hot meals, clean drinking water and regular medical treatments to the children living in the slums.
Ivy and Raj have called it quits, but what’s next for Ivy? Will she head off to New Guinea with the adorable professor or will she mourn in her failed marriage, not exposing herself to the world around her? It doesn’t seem like Raj plans on telling Ivy about the status of his health any time soon, but that doesn’t mean he won’t catch up with one of her friends and have her find out through the grapevine. There’s so much that could happen, it’s hard to predict what the writers will explore next week and what they will save for the second half of the season.