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Multi-talented video artist, exhibitor, and curator made his most enduring contribution to that emerging art form in 1979 by founding EZTV, a West Hollywood-based video studio and exhibition center. Providing editorial, duplication and production facilities to the public for reasonable fees, EZTV reflected Dorr's belief that video allowed anyone to become a filmmaker. He also founded the EZTV Arts Foundation in 1988 to curate public exhibitions of independent video.
As a filmmaker, Dorr wrote and directed several full-length dramatic videos including his debut, "Sudzall Does It All" (1979), "Dorothy and Alan at Norma Place" (about Dorothy Parker), "Approaching Omega," and "The Case of the Missing Consciousness." Since 1980, he worked on more than 100 video productions as a producer, director, cameraman and/or editor. Dorr's credits include Eric Bogosian's "Funhouse," Malcolm MacDowell's "The Oak Grove School," and the Lannen Literary Series, hour-long profiles of major writers and poets. At the time of his death, he had been working on a feature-length documentary on the making of Robert Altman's "Short Cuts." Dorr also wrote film criticism and articles on film history for various periodicals.
Special Thanks (Feature Film)
Wrote and directed his first video feature, "Sudzal Does It All"
Founded EZTV, a West Hollywood-based video production and exhibition center
Worked on over 100 video productions as a producer, director, cameraman and/or editor
Founded the EZTV Arts Foundation to curate public exhibitions of independent video work