Tag Archives: Webseries

TV. Korean-American Drama ‘According To My Mother’ And Trans Series ‘Her Story’ Win At New York Television Fest.

Independently produced pilots from a trio of writers from Queens and a comedy writer from Los Angeles have taken top prizes at the 12th annual New York Television Festival.

according-to-my-motherAccording to My Mother,” created by Daniel K. Isaac, Cathy Y. Yan, and Devin Landin of Queens, won for Best Drama Pilot. The series revolves around a gay Korean-American man in New York whose life changes when his devout Christian mother moves in with him. Isaac also took the fest’s award for Best Actor, drama.

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The Emmy Award nominated web series “Her Story” created by Jen Richards and Laura Zak, a modern relationship drama follows Violet and Paige, two transgender women in Los Angeles, who have given up on love when chance encounters suddenly give them hope, also won for Best Short-Form Drama Series. Check out episode one below. Enjoy!

 

TV. Tyson Anthony Is Looking For Actors For A New Series.

Think you have what it takes to be a leading man? Author/Filmmaker Tyson Anthony is looking for you. After the success of web series First High and About Him, Anthony is wasting no time getting his next project in the works. A post on his website says…

“Tyson Anthony and his team are  searching for African-American males to possibly be featured in Tyson’s next series or film.  The series and films will feature LGBT content and aired online. All males 18+ are welcomed to submit their info to –authortyson@gmail – and can download an app posted below – please include the completed app along with some photos, social media links, and a video of you…being you or acting.”

For more details go to click here. Good Luck!

TV. Stream Series, Shorts And Music Videos With New SLAY TV App.

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From the creative minds of founders Sean Torrington, Terry Torrington, and James Felton Keith comes SLAY TV. SLAY TV is internet TV for viewers interested in the global queer community and its stories. Boasting +20 channels to choose from aggregated content across the web, exclusive streaming content, and curated content.

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This App is amazing for those seeking to find Black Gay Entertainment. This app not only has the founders own projects, but host sections for Webseries, Short Films, and Music Videos all in one convenient App. But these founders need your help with funding its development. So head over now to the iTunes Store download the beta version ARTKUTEK, and after you fall in love with it, head over to the Indiegogo page and pledge your support to aid in the release of the SLAY TV, and receive free swag. There’s only TWO Days Left, so Hurry!

SLAY TV is available on mobile devices through iOS and Android. SLAY TV is also available in the living room on connected TVs through Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Android TV devices, Chromecast and Apple Airplay. Enjoy!

FILM. Frameline Film Fest Announces Its Completion Fund Award Winners.  

The Frameline Film Festival announced on January 29, 2015 the recipients of its annual Frameline Completion Fund grants. The 2014 funding cycle awarded $25,000 in grants to six independent film projects. This year also marked the first time Frameline has extended a grant for a webseries, ‘Dyke Central’.

“It is an honor for our organization to support yet another brilliant group of artists — veteran filmmakers as well as fresh new voices — during this funding cycle. We are especially pleased that this year’s Completion grants support films by and about those who are underrepresented in media: women, people of color, and gender nonconforming individuals.” -Des Buford (Frameline’s Director of Exhibition and PrograFrameline Completion Fundmming).

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‘From This Day Forward’ (Documentary Feature). Director: Sharon Shattuck / USA.

When filmmaker Sharon Shattuck’s artist dad came out as transgender and changed her name to Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. The changes to Trisha’s appearance were difficult for her straight-identified physician wife to accept, but they stayed together. As the Shattuck’s regroup in 2013 to plan Sharon’s wedding, the filmmaker asks her parents, who are now going on 33 years of marriage, for advice. From This Day Forward is a conversation about love in a very modern family.

Untitled Transgender Youth Documentary’ (Documentary Feature). Director: Eric Juhola / USA

A Colorado family is thrust into the international media spotlight when they decide to fight for the rights of their 6 year-old transgender daughter. The film asks the universal question that every parent can relate to: “How far would you be willing to go to win equal rights for your child, and how far is too far?”

‘Blue ID’ (Documentary Feature). Directors: Burcu Melekoglu & Vuslat Karan / Turkey.

A transgender man struggles with self-realization and acceptance in traditional society of Turkey. Constrained by identification cards color-coded for gender, will he finally be considered for a Blue ID?

‘The Royal Road’ (Documentary Feature). Director: Jenni Olson / USA.

A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, butch identity and Hitchcock’s Vertigo, against a contemplative backdrop of California urban landscapes.

‘How To Win At Checkers (Every Time)’ (Narrative Feature). Director: Josh Kim / Thailand, Indonesia, USA.

In Thailand, all males turning 21 years old must participate in the military draft lottery. Drawing a black card grants exemption. Drawing a red card results in two years of military service. When his older brother Ek faces this possibility of being drafted, 11-year old Oat must grow up and learn to take care of himself

‘Dyke Central’ (Webseries). Director: Florencia Manovil / USA.

Oakland-based dramedy webseries Dyke Central centers on 30-something butch roommates Alex and Gin. Surrounded by a diverse group of friends who guide, challenge and support them, Alex and Gin struggle to adapt to change and create balance in their lives without losing themselves.