Projects / Filmographies
|2007 Producers -
Out At The Wedding - This feature film
is a romantic comedy cocktail with a splash of southern comfort and
a twist. The film is directed by award-winning director Lee Friedlander
and written by Paula Goldberg. Principal cast includes: Andrea
DeBuono and Mystro
Clark. Out At The Wedding has won numerous
awards including the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at NewFest
New York LGBT Film Festival and the Audience Choice for Best Future
Feature on the 2008 New Now Next Awards on Logo. The film is screening
at film festivals around the world. For more information, go to www.outatthewedding.com.
|2005 Producers - Dropped
- This controversial feature length documentary film is sure to ROCK
the music industry as it reveals the under belly few are brave enough
to discuss. Created by filmmaker and music executive Nicole Ehrlich,
Dropped is based on the lives of seven
musicians and their true stories of being picked up by major music
labels and ultimately "dropped" during what seemed to be
the peak of their careers. The film features Hot Karl, Bush Tetras,
Wiskey Biscuit, Spearhead, Murphy's Law, OPM and Burning Star.
Dropped has recently been acquired by Sundance Channel, Starz
and Netflix and is currently airing on Starz.
|2004 Producers - Girl
Play - This feature film is a romantic comedy based on a true
story and sold-out play that took audiences and critics by storm.
Written by and co-starring Robin Greenspan and Lacie Harmon, this
hilarious and poignant feature film is directed by award-winning director,
Lee Friedlander. Girl Play had a World
Premiere at Outfest Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on July
13, 2004, took home two major awards and has since won numerous awards
at film festivals around the world. Wolfe Releasing has acquired US
theatrical and video rights and LOGO has acquired the US cable rights.
The film is currently at film festivals around the World, was recently
in theaters and is now available on DVD and airing on Logo Network
in the U.S. The official Girl Play web
site is www.girlplaymovie.com.
Principal cast includes: Robin
Maher and Gina
|2003 Producers - Heavy
Put-Away - This is a twisted story, telling a tale of greed,
arrogance and bravado in the great City of Angels. This film is a
FOX Searchlab project and a part of their New Directors Program. Heavy
Put-Away showcases the writing and narrative directorial debut
of industry veteran, Joel Plotch and is adapted from an original short
story written by the infamous Terry Southern. The executives at FOX
were so impressed with the film they gave Joel a "First Look
Deal" for one year! Heavy Put-Away
World Premiered at the prestigious WorldFest-Houston International
Film Festival in April of 2004 and won a Gold Award for Best Editing.
Principal cast includes: Dallas
Boone Junior, Gretchen
Allison and Michael
2002 Producers -
Seventy - This is a comedy of two life-long friends
and an unusual gift exchange on their 70th birthdays. It is written
and directed by Q. Allan Brocka. This film is a FOX Searchlab project
and a part of their New Directors Program. Seventy
is screening at film festivals around the world. Seventy
won its first Audience Award for Best Short Film at the New York
Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and has won multiple awards all over
the World, including Best Comedy Award at Planet Out in association
with the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in April of 2004 and
an Audience Award at Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival (Colorado)
in September of 2004. Principal cast includes: Robert
Davis and Patience
2001 Line Producers - Saved! (Test Shoot only) -
This dark high school comedy takes some interesting twists and turns
when an unsavory situation occurs in a private Christian High School.
Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban co-wrote the screenplay. Brian
directed this high gloss, 35 mm test shoot as a precursor to his
subsequent hit feature which finally hit festivals in 2004. Gina
and Laura proudly line produced the high gloss test shoot on behalf
of Sandy Stern and Michael Stipes of Single Cell Pictures, and in
association with United Artists. Test Shoot principal cast included:
Bledel and Sarah
Thompson. The purpose of this innovative test shoot was a Goff-Kellam
aim to secure financing for the feature. The feature was a 2004
hit theater release for United Artists, followed by an MGM DVD release
in 2005. Congratulations are in order for first time feature director
|2000 Executive Producers
- Roberta Loved - This dark drama of a
350 pound woman's last day of life is written and directed by Q. Allan
Allan, currently well known for his hit LOGO series (Rick
and Steve, The Happiest Gay Couple In All The World) created
and directed Roberta Loved in 2000. His
unique thesis film earned numerous awards and screened at several
dozen film festivals around the Globe. Most notably, Roberta
Loved earned took home the Audience Award for Best Short
Film at the 2003 Fairy Tales Calgary Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
in Canada. This very original and moving film received North American
distribution by Frameline. To purchase or rent, go to Frameline.
Principal cast: Vickie
Bradley and Mink
1999 Producers - Children of the Struggle
- A riviting civil rights drama, written and directed by John B.
Benitz. During the time it circulated film festivals across the
country, Children of the Struggle was
recognized with highly acclaimed awards and earned respectable reviews
and recognition for taking a unique look at a heart warming civil
rights story. Children of the Struggle
aired on PBS in multiple cities during Black History Month for several
years. The film received an educational distribution deal and is
screened in High School and College history classes across the Country.
Principal cast: Brian
Gregory and Cuba
For more information regarding Children of
the Struggle, please visit www.peachtreefilms.com.
1999 Unit Production Managers - He Bop!
- As unit production managers, Laura and Gina enjoyed working on
this teenage coming out story. He Bop!!,
a light-hearted drama earned many awards during it's festival run.
He Bop!, was both written and directed
by AFI's 1999 newcomer, Brian Dannelly. This remarkable drama set
in the fun days of the 1980's "disco era"! Brian has since
written and directed his hit feature film entitled Saved!
Principal cast includes: Steve
Alexander and Mink
1998 Producers - Kartenspieler - A comedic
account of a Russian-Jewish family in turmoil. Jimmy's 85-year-old
grandmother, Maryasha, finds herself in trouble when she steps up
to defend her youngest grandson who owes a gambling debt to the
local card-playing thugs. Kartenspieler,
written and directed by Chantal Marie, has won numerous awards in
film festivals around the United States. Also, Kartenspieler
has aired on PBS in multiple cities in the United States. Principal
cast includes: Shifra
Lerer and Marty
|1998 Producer - Asylum
- This psychological thriller provided Gina with valuable producing
experience, as it was her student film for the "Movie Camp"
program at the American Film Institute (AFI).
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