Independent Star Trek Film Awards – Winners Announced!

Independent Fn Film AwardsAlthough the Treklanta convention has not yet (as of this posting) updated their website, they have created a video announcing their winners for 2016.  This is their second year presenting these awards.

Alec Peters of Star Trek: Axanar, who attended the event in Atlanta, just posted a list of all of the winners in text format (which is faster to read than watching the entire 9-minute video).

In summary, of the 13 categories, Star Trek: Renegade‘s pilot episode/movie won 7 awards, and Star Trek Continues‘ episode “The White Iris” won 5 awards.  The only other winner was the just-launched new series Starship Tristan and its debut episode “Moving Day.”

The only fan film/series represented at the con to receive their award in person was Starship Tristan.

STAR TREK: HORIZON’S TOMMY KRAFT announces a new NON-TREK Kickstarter!

Project DiscoveryA few days after announcing that he was shutting down his proposed Star Trek: Horizon sequel, Federation Rising, fan filmmaker extraordinaire TOMMY KRAFT announced a new KICKSTARTER for an original (non-Trek) project called PROJECT DISCOVERY.

The Kickstarter has a very ambitious goal of $250K in two months, but it managed to raise its first $4.6K in just 10 hours!

Here’s Tommy’s official kick-off announcement

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STAR TREK: NEW VOYAGES Facebook page taken off-line by JAMES CAWLEY

Fans became concerned earlier today when the Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase II Facebook page went off-line.  After Tommy Kraft was urged by CBS to shut down Star Trek: Federation Rising earlier this week, fans worried that the venerable and highly-popular New Voyages would be next!

Star Trek New Voyages InternationalThanks to the following posting on the New Voyages INTERNATIONAL Facebook page, fans can rest a little easier:

Some people have noticed that the Star Trek New Voyages / Phase II Facebook page, run by James Cawley, has been taken offline. This is his statement: “You may tell folks, I have taken the facebook page offline personally. It has nothing to do with CBS.”

This Facebook page will continue to represent the fan film project.

CBS shuts down STAR TREK: HORIZON sequel FEDERATION RISING

Federation Rising 2In a move that is sure to cause ripples throughout the world of fan films, CBS has contacted TOMMY KRAFT and advised him NOT to create a sequel to his highly successful STAR TREK: HORIZON feature-length fan film.

Tommy was set to launch his Kickstarter campaign this coming weekend.  Instead, he just announced that his sequel project, STAR TREK: FEDERATION RISING has been shut down.

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Tommy Kraft announces SEQUEL to STAR TREK: HORIZON!

Federation Rising 1With nearly a million Youtube views in less than two months (!!!), the message was coming through loud and clear that fans loved STAR TREK: HORIZON and wanted more!

Earlier today, show-runner TOMMY KRAFT announced plans to produce STAR TREK – FEDERATION RISING, leading off with a Kickstarter campaign beginning NEXT WEEK!

The following was just posted on the Horizon Facebook page:

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CBS/Paramount files a RESPONSE to AXANAR’S second motion to dismiss

Axanar logoOn April 11, the attorneys representing Paramount and CBS in their copyright infringement lawsuit against Axanar Productions and Alec Peters filed a Response to the latest documents that were submitted by Axanar‘s attorney’s on March 28, 2016.  Those documents were themselves a Response to the Amended Complaint filed by Paramount and CBS on March 11.

In their Response on March 28, the Axanar attorneys again argued for the case to be dismissed due to Paramount and CBS not meeting certain requirements that would make their complaint valid.  The plaintiffs have now responded to most of the points made by Axanar, meaning the ball is once again in Axanar‘s court (no pun intended).  Should Axanar choose to respond to this response to their response (yeah, I know!), they have two weeks to file.

In the meantime, enjoy the long parade of documentation…

Here is a link to the text of the ORIGINAL lawsuit.

Here is a link to the text of Axanar‘s ORIGINAL response.

Here is a link to the text of the AMENDED lawsuit.

Here is a link to the text of Axanar’s SECOND response.

And finally, I was not able to find a PDF of CBS/Paramount’s most recent Response, but I did find an analysis of their filing by a retired attorney that includes linked graphics of all 26 pages of the Response as well as a Request for Judicial Notice.

Here is a link to the analysis of the LATEST response.

Please note: Fan Film Factor is taking a neutral stance regarding this lawsuit and will simply announce developments as they happen.

For a more complete list of media coverage of this story, Axanar has provided this Press Room Page full of links to news reports and editorials regarding the lawsuit.