Joseph Gordon-Levitt is making a public request for writers, voice actors and illustrators to contribute to short animated films. The short films will be for Pivot, the new cable TV network from Participant Media. Pivot's target audience is Generation Y (also known as the Millennial Generation), which are people born during the early 1980s to 2000s. Gordon-Levitt's production company hitRECord, which is developing a still-untitled TV series for Pivot, made the solicitation for contributions on its Tumblr site on Aug. 26, 2013.
Gordon-Levitt (who is 32) also made a solicitation on a YouTube video that was posted on Aug. 26, 2013, for contributions to an animated project that will have the theme "history repeating itself." Gordon-Levitt explained details about what he is looking for in the animated film. Each film be must historically based and have at least three historically based characters (a prophet, a believer and a doubter) from three specific years (1666, 1910 and 2000).
Gordon-Levitt found international fame as a co-star on the sitcom "3rd Rock From the Sun," which was on the air from 1996 to 2011. He has since had a successful transition to a movie career, including critically acclaimed blockbusters such as 2010's "Inception" and 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Lincoln," as well as smaller-budgeted films such as 2009's "(500) Days of Summer" and 2011's "50/50."
He has also been getting mostly positive reviews for "Don Jon," a comedy that is Gordon-Levitt's first film as a writer and director. "Don Jon," which was previously titled "Don Jon's Addiction," premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and stars Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson as a dating couple who have very different ideas of romance.
Here is the description of "Don Jon" from Relativity Media, which releases the movie in U.S. and Canadian theaters on Sept. 27, 2013.
"Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old-fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to "pull" a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn't compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a bright, beautiful, good old fashioned girl. Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she's determined to find her Prince Charming and ride off into the sunset. Wrestling with good old fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt."