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 +{{::​axa-shuttle.jpg|From Axanar Productions production gallery}}
 +====== Axanar (Film) ======
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 +//​**Axanar**//​ is the title of the feature-length film (formerly titled //Star Trek: Axanar//) at the center of the [[CBS]]-[[Paramount Pictures|Paramount]] [[lawsuit]] against producer [[Alec Peters]] and his company, [[Axanar Productions]].
  
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 +<wrap lo>​**Which Axanar Do We Mean?** \\
 +Throughout the **AxaMonitor** site, the term '​Axanar,'​ without italics, is used colloquially to refer to the group of people producing the film, //Axanar//, which is italicized to refer specifically to the film. The production company (and [[lawsuit]] defendant) '​[[Axanar Productions]]'​ is always referred to by its formal name. **AxaMonitor** uses the nickname [[Axanar Lite]] to refer to the two much-longer titled 15-minute short films allowed under terms of the lawsuit'​s [[axanar_settles|settlement]].</​wrap>​
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 +===== Production =====
 +//Axanar// is the story of Garth of Izar (introduced in the Star Trek episode, “Whom Gods Destroy”),​ first written by executive producer [[Alec Peters]] wrote 25 years ago. After playing Garth in the fan production [[http://​startreknewvoyages.com|Star Trek: New Voyages]], Peters turned the story into a screenplay.
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 +Peters recruited a team of experienced filmmakers, many from Hollywood, to first produce a short film as a proof of concept. That movie, //Prelude to Axanar//, sparked worldwide attention that led to multiple [[crowdfunding platforms|crowdfunding campaigns]] that raised about half the $2 million budget estimated for production of the feature-length film, which on November 17, 2014, was re-named //Axanar.// At the time, Peters explained:
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 +> In deference to CBS, we have removed the Star Trek branding from our website. and our Facebook page.  … We think at this point Axanar has its own brand and we don’t need to use the Star Trek name.  We are cognizant that we are using CBS’ intellectual property and we wish to minimize the use of that IP in our film and in our overall production.(([[http://​www.axanarproductions.com/​changing-our-name-a-bit/​|Alec Peters, Axanar blog: Changing our name … a bit]], 11/17/14.))
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 +Co-producer Terry McIntosh added the production took the action without prompting from CBS:
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 +> CBS did *NOT* contact us regarding the name, or anything else for that matter. … This was a preemptive decision due to things to come that we haven’t yet made public. Nothing more, nothing less.(([[http://​www.axanarproductions.com/​changing-our-name-a-bit/#​comment-7618|Terry McIntosh comment, Axanar blog]], 11/23/14.))
 +==== Plot ====
 +[{{ ::​garth_tos.jpg?​250|**GARTH OF IZAR**, played by Steve Inhat, was introduced in the Star Trek episode, [[mema>​Whom Gods Destroy (episode)|"​Whom Gods Destroy]]."​}}]
 +//Axanar// tells the story of [[mema>​Garth of Izar]], introduced as Captain Kirk’s hero, a legendary starship commander whose victory at Axanar was required reading at the academy.
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 +The film, originally scheduled to go into production in 2016, tells the story of the Four Years War with the [[mema>​Klingon Empire]], which the [[mema>​United Federation of Planets]] nearly lost. //Axanar// picks up where //Prelude to Axanar// left off, with the new Klingon battlecruiser,​ the [[mema>​D-7 class]], turning the tide of the war, and a frantic [[mema>​Starfleet]] scrambling to find some way to end the conflict. Garth'​s audacious battle plan is the course the Federation decides to bet on.
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 +==== Cast ====
 +[{{ :​alec_peters.jpg?​nolink|**GARTH OF IZAR** as portrayed by //Axanar// producer [[Alec Peters]] in //Prelude to Axanar//​.}}]
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 +While no [[cast|cast members]] have been officially signed, several of those who appeared in //Prelude to Axanar// were expected to reprise their roles in the feature, including [[Richard Hatch]], [[Kate Vernon]] and [[J.G. Hertzler]] in principal roles, with [[Gary Graham]] reprising his role as Vulcan ambassador [[Soval]], first seen in the television series, //​[[mema>​Star Trek: Enterprise]]//​.
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 +Actor [[Tony Todd]] left the project in 2015, citing "​accountability"​ problems possibly connected with the production'​s [[crowdfunding platforms|crowdfunding]] of more than $1 million.
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 +==== Crew ====
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 +{!stub:​incomplete article requiring authors'​ attention}}
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 +==== Budget ====
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 +<wrap lo>See also: //​[[ambition_vs._achievement|Ambition vs. Achievement]]//</​wrap>​
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 +===== Lawsuit Impact =====
 +{{page>​understanding}}
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 +Prior to the lawsuit'​s filing, //Axanar// was scheduled to start shooting in early 2016. Production was halted by mutual agreement by all the lawsuit'​s parties until February 22, 2016, the due date for Axanar'​s response to the [[lawsuit|legal complaint]]. ​ By all accounts, [[Production halted|production is halted]] until the lawsuit is resolved. ​
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 +=====  =====
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 +==== Changed Production Status ====
 +According to IMDb Pro, the lawsuit appears to have affected the film's production status. Their [[motion to dismiss]] explains that the formerly locked script is being rewritten in light of the copyright infringement claims detailed in the legal complaint. Here is IMDb Pro's chart showing the history of status changes for the film:
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 +**IMDb Production Status**(([[https://​pro-labs.imdb.com/​title/​tt3302086/​details?​ref_=tt_dt_all|IMDb Pro Listing, "​Axanar (2016),"​ all details]], retrieved 3/18/16.))
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 +^ Status ^ Date Changed ^ IMDb Details ^ Correlates With…<​sup>​§</​sup>​ |
 +| Pre-Prod† | Oct 30, 2013 | | |
 +| | Jul 2, 2014 | | <wrap lo>//​Prelude//​ shot in May, premiered Jul 26, simultaneous with [[axanar_kickstarter_details|Axanar Kickstarter]]</​wrap>​ |
 +| Development Unknown* | Jan 8, 2015 | | |
 +| Pre-Prod† | Mar 16, 2015 | We shoot in May/June. | <wrap lo>​[[Christian Gossett]] resigned as director May 12.</​wrap>​ |
 +| | Sep 16, 2015 | | <wrap lo>Tony Todd left cast Sep 1.</​wrap>​ |
 +| Development Unknown* | Mar 18, 2016 | | <wrap lo>CBS, Paramount filed amended lawsuit Mar. 11.</​wrap>​ |
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 +<wrap lo>† //​Pre-prod//​ means the project is in preproduction — it is financed, locations are being scouted, people are being hired and production is imminent with a fairly firm start date for filming. \\
 +* //​Development Unknown// means the project is in some form of development stage that is completely unknown to the person who entered the change on IMDb.(([[http://​pro.imdb.com/​help/​search?​domain=helpdesk_faq&​index=1&​file=indevelopment&​ref_=hlp_sr_5|IMDb Pro Help Desk search]], retrieved 3/18/16.)) \\
 +§ These notes are annotations from the [[timeline|Axanar Timeline]], not part of the IMDb data.</​wrap>​
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +=== In Development ===
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 +IMDb notes that there are several ways to define the stage of development a project is in. They are:
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 +^ Pitch | An idea for an upcoming project that has been presented and sold to a production company, which agrees to develop it. |
 +^ Optioned Property | A piece of literary work (book, short story, play, news article, etc.) where the exclusive rights to purchase the property are currently held by a production entity for consideration to develop into a feature length film or television project for a defined period of time. |
 +^ Treatment/​Outline | An idea or abridged script; longer than a synopsis containing a rough outline such as a summary of each major scene and descriptions of the significant characters in the project. While a complete script is around 100 pages, a treatment is closer to 10. |
 +^ Script | Completed, copy written manuscript, which has been picked up by a production entity for development. A script may take the form of a screenplay, shooting script, lined script, continuity script, or a spec script. |
 +^ Turnaround | A project, which was previously picked up by a production entity, but has been dropped and is currently in a state of limbo allowing the producers to set up the project with another studio. |
 +^ <wrap em>​Development Unknown</​wrap>​ | The project is in some form of development stage that is completely unknown to you.(([[http://​pro.imdb.com/​help/​search?​domain=helpdesk_faq&​index=1&​file=indevelopment&​ref_=hlp_sr_5|IMDb Pro Help Desk search]], retrieved 3/18/16.)) |
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 +==== Injunction ====
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 +The lawsuit sought an [[summary of the lawsuit#​injunction]] that would end production. The [[settlement_aftermath|settlement]] reached by CBS, Paramount and Axanar Productions allowed production of two short films, totaling 30 minutes, instead of the feature-length movie planned by Peters.
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 +**Keywords**
 +{{tag>​film copyright lawsuit production stub}}