Trigger Street Productions
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|Subsidiary of Relativity Media|
|Headquarters||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Products||Motion pictures, television and digital media|
Trigger Street Productions is an American entertainment production company formed by Kevin Spacey and his producing partner Dana Brunetti in 1997. The company's credits include Captain Phillips, Shakespeare High, Safe, The Social Network, 21, Shrink, Fanboys, the Emmy-nominated Bernard and Doris, Emmy-winning Recount, Mini's First Time, Beyond the Sea, The United States of Leland, The Big Kahuna and House of Cards, as well as stage productions of The Iceman Cometh and Cobb.
The name "Trigger Street" is a reference to an actual street in Spacey's boyhood home of Chatsworth, where Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (and Roy's horse Trigger) had their ranch. Spacey and his childhood friends dreamed of opening a neighborhood theater where they could stage their own "Trigger Street" productions.
In January 2016, Trigger Street Productions was acquired by Relativity Media. As a result, Kevin Spacey became chairman of their film division, Relativity Studios, and Dana Brunetti became president.
Trigger Street Labs
Trigger Street Labs was developed by Dana Brunetti and launched in 2002 as an online community for unrepresented writers and filmmakers. It proved immensely popular in its first few years, with thousands of online users uploading their work, reviewing work by their peers and participating in online competitions and short film festivals. The site was previously sponsored by Stella Artois, and in October 2009, Artois hosted the Stella Artois Short Film Project. The project was hosted on the site, and awarded the grand prize of US$ 50,000 to Jason Klein for his short film A Perfect Time.
Trigg.la is a spin-off website from Trigger Street Labs. It hosts several podcasts, a filmmaking blog, and information about other Los Angeles based industries.
Triggla's podcasts, which are now off-air, were categorized under the headings of the arts, music, society and culture, and technology. In addition there was a podcast by the porn star Kayden Kross called 'Kayden's Review' which reviewed mainstream films.
One of the podcasts, 'The First 15', was co-hosted by Carter Swan, Vice President of Trigger Street Productions and screenwriter Philip Eisner. The show featured a different would-be screenwriter each week who was interviewed via Skype and advised on how to make improvements to the first fifteen pages of their script. The screenplays originated from the Trigger Street Labs website.
|Comicast||Jessica (The-comic-book-girl) Tseang||News from the comic book industry.||Weekly, Mondays at 2.00pm PST.|
|Fashion Matters||Johanna Argan||News from the fashion industry.||Bi-weekly, Fridays at 11.00am PST.|
|The First 15||Carter Swan and Philip Eisner||Analysis and critiques of the first fifteen pages of screenplays (one script per podcast).||Bi-weekly, Thursdays at 5.00pm PST.|
|The Script Reporter||Joshua Stecker||Interviews with professional writers from different genres.||Bi-weekly, Thursdays at 5.00pm PST.|
|Filmtracks||Andrew Alderete and Jessie Faye Kalikow||Discussion about music used in films.||Weekly, Tuesdays at 5.00pm PST.|
|Musicast||Palace Parker||The latest in new indie music tracks.||Weekly on Fridays, at 5.30pm PST.|
|Society and Culture|
|The Experts||Alexis Diana||Experts in different subjects and professions.||Bi-weekly, Wednesdays at 5.00pm PST.|
|Hindsight||Tom Berry and Matthew Leddy||Discussions about some of history's forgotten stories, bizarre happenings, and intriguing curiosities.||Bi-weekly, Wednesdays at 5.00pm PST.|
|The 'Pen'||Carter Swan||Sports news podcast.||Weekly, Mondays at 4.30pm PST.|
|The Tech Mob||Jenna Hannon||Podcast covering the latest technology from Hollywood and Silicon Valley.||Unknown.|
|Kayden's Review||Kayden Kross and Dane Hanson||Review of mainstream films by porn star Kayden Kross.||Weekly, Mondays at 5.00pm PST.|
Jameson First Shot
In 2012, the company teamed up with Jameson Irish Whiskey to create Jameson First Shot, which was the unique opportunity to give three up-and-coming filmmakers a 'first shot' in the movie business by producing their short film starring Kevin Spacey. The First Shot competition had thousands of applicants, and only one was selected from each of these three territories: the United States, South Africa and Russia. The resulting films were a success, and screened online on Jameson's YouTube channel. The films were The Ventriloquist by Benjamin Leavitt, Envelope by Aleksey Nuzhny, and Spirit of A Denture by Alan Shelley.
As a result of the success of the first year, Jameson opened up submissions for a second year competition with Trigger Street with Adrien Brody as the lead actor. The second-year films were produced and exhibited in between Spring and Summer of 2013.
- Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
- Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
- Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
- Captain Phillips (2013)
- The Ventriloquist (Jameson First Shot USA short)
- Envelope (Jameson First Shot Russian short)
- Spirit of a Denture (Jameson First Shot South African short)
- Safe (2012)
- Inseparable (2011)
- Margin Call (2010)
- Casino Jack (2010)
- The Social Network (2010)
- Father of Invention (2010)
- Shrink (2009)
- Fanboys (2008)
- Columbus Day (2008)
- 21 (2008)
- Mini's First Time (2006)
- The Sasquatch Gang (2006)
- Edison (2005)
- Beyond the Sea (2004)
- TriggerStreet.com (2004)
- The United States of Leland (2003)
- Interstate 84
- Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)
- The Big Kahuna (1999)
- Direct-to-video and TV
- House of Cards (2013, Netflix Streaming)
- Bernard and Doris (2008, HBO)
- Recount (2008, HBO)
- Going Hollywood (2005)
- America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero (2002)
- Fleming Jr., Mike (6 January 2016). "Relativity Media Acquires Trigger Street; Sets Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti To Run Studio As It Emerges From Chapter 11". Deadline.com. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
- Together Now. Blog by Dana Brunetti from Trigg.la, 8 November 2011. Retrieved on 3 July 2013.
- Behind the Scenes - TrigglaTV, YouTube, narrator behind the camera - Dana Brunetti, 17 October 2011, retrieved 3 July 2013
- Triggla (2011), The First 15, iTunes (Triggla), archived from the original on November 2012, retrieved 3 July 2013
- Triggla (2011), ComiCast, Triggla (iTunes), archived from the original on November 2012, retrieved 3 July 2013
- Triggla (2011), Fashion Matters, iTunes (Triggla), archived from the original on November 2012, retrieved 3 July 2013
- Triggla (2011), The Script Reporter, iTunes (Triggla), archived from the original on November 2012, retrieved 3 July 2013
- Triggla (2011), Filmtracks, iTunes (Triggla), archived from the original on November 2012, retrieved 3 July 2013
- Triggla (2011), MusiCast, iTunes (Triggla), archived from the original on November 2012, retrieved 3 July 2013
- Triggla (2011), The Experts, iTunes (Triggla), archived from the original on November 2012, retrieved 3 July 2013
- Triggla (2011), Hindsight, iTunes (Triggla), archived from the original on November 2012, retrieved 3 July 2013
- Triggla (2011), The Pen, iTunes (Triggla), archived from the original on November 2012, retrieved 3 July 2013
- Triggla (2011), The Tech Mob, iTunes (Triggla), archived from the original on November 2012, retrieved 3 July 2013
- KaydensReview (2011), Kayden's Review - "Interns" (commercial for the podcast), YouTube, archived from the original on 26 July 2011, retrieved 3 July 2013