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A fantastic leap – trans cinema’s breakthrough moment

Daniela Vega in A Fantastic Woman, which has been nominated for best foreign language Oscar

During that interregnum, there had been one other significant Hollywood portrayal of a trans woman: Transamerica. When I saw it in 2005, Transamerica felt like an exercise in compromise, written in the awareness that studios would not cast a trans actor as a lead, but trying to make space by using trans people in supporting roles. The first person on screen was trans woman Andrea James, teaching Bree (Felicity Huffman) how to feminise her voice. Despite this, and a scene where Bree attends at a party for trans women, played by trans women, Huffman could not escape the need to establish her character’s transsexuality through a series of clichés: putting inserts in her bra; applying make-up in the mirror (while dressed all in pink); seeing a psychiatrist who praises her “authenticity”. Even this timidity, though, outdid The Danish Girl.

Read the rest

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/feb/02/juliet-jacques-hollywood-transgender-fantastic-woman

Gender Revolution nominated for GLAAD Media Award

The nominees for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards have been revealed, and Gender Revolution was nominated in the Documentary category.

Outstanding Documentary

Chavela
Music Box Films

Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric
National Geographic

Kiki
Sundance Selects

“Real Boy” Independent Lens
PBS

This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous
YouTube Red

 

See full list

http://time.com/5108797/glaad-media-awards-nominees-2018/

Gender Revolution nominated for a Women’s Image Award

Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric had been nominated by the Women’s Image Awards for best Documentary Feature Film. The ceremony is Sunday, February 11th The Writer’s Guild Theater

Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric
Producers: Katie Couric, Mitchell Semel, Jeremy Simmons, Jeff Hasler; Producer: Emily Bina; Executive Senior Producer: Lisa Ferri; Senior Story Producer: Justine Huseth; Consulting Producers: Gabriel Rotello, Andrea James; Supervising Producers: Rob Lihani, Jeff Taupier; Story Producers: Ari Kolber, Lee Frank

All category nominees:

After Spring(Starz)

Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric (National Geographic Channel)

Hungry (Logo Television Network)

Mansfield 66/67 (Gunpowder and Sky)

Visit their site for the full list of nominees.

To My Trans Sisters

Author Charlie Craggs invited me to write a piece for her book To My Trans Sisters.

Dedicated to trans women everywhere, this inspirational collection of letters written by successful trans women shares the lessons they learnt on their journeys to womanhood, celebrating their achievements and empowering the next generation to become who they truly are.

Written by politicians, scientists, models, athletes, authors, actors, and activists from around the world, these letters capture the diversity of the trans experience and offer advice from make-up and dating through to fighting dysphoria and transphobia.

By turns honest and heartfelt, funny and furious or beautiful and brave, these letters send a clear message of hope to their sisters: each of these women have gone through the struggles of transition and emerged the other side as accomplished, confident women; and if we made it sister, so can you!

Get your copy today!

Viva Diva trailer: transgender film via Sundance Native Labs

So proud of Daniel Flores & honored to help produce this! Via the Sundance Native American and Indigenous Film Program, the “Viva Diva” trailer:

Three job opportunities at Trans Wellness Center

Via LA LGBT Center’s Gina Bigham:

I just received word of three amazing employment opportunities at the new Trans Wellness Center that I wanted to share with you all ASAP. The positions being offered include a Trans Wellness Center Program Manager, Trans Wellness Center Program Coordinator, and Trans Wellness Center Health Education Specialist II. I have included a thumbnail of the job descriptions below and have attached pdf’s with the full descriptions. Please note that these positions will require more than just being trans/GNC. They are looking for self-starters who can create a program and be its first stewards. Applicants should have an ability to work with and help build consensus among different personalities and people from diverse backgrounds.

The first round of interviews are being scheduled for over the next two weeks! So please have a look at the job descriptions and if you feel your qualifications are a fit for any of these positions, please email the Center’s Director of Community Health Programs, Dustin Kerrone, LMFT directly at dkerrone@lalgbtcenter.org. to schedule an interview or learn more about the position.

Health Education Specialist II
Health Education Specialist II_TransWellnessCenter

Program Coordinator
Program Coordinator_TransWellnessCenter

Program Manager
Program Manager_TransWellnessCenter

Sign up now: transgender casting opportunities

OPEN​ ​CALL​ ​FOR​ ​TRANSGENDER​ ​ACTORS

On​ ​Sunday,​ ​October​ ​22nd​ ​2017,​ ​CSA​ ​members​ ​around​ ​the​ ​world​ ​will​ ​be​ ​opening​ ​their​ ​offices​ ​to union​ ​and​ ​non-union​ ​transgender​ ​actors​ ​(​including​ ​non-binary,​ ​gender​ ​non-conforming​ ​and genderqueer​ ​actors​).​ ​Artists​ ​who​ ​are​ ​professionally​ ​trained​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​those​ ​actively​ ​pursuing professional​ ​careers​ ​as​ ​performers​ ​are​ ​welcome​ ​to​ ​attend.​ ​Artists​ ​will​ ​be​ ​given​ ​an​ ​opportunity to​ ​do​ ​a​ ​2-page​ ​prepared​ ​scene​ ​in​ ​front​ ​of​ ​a​ ​panel​ ​of​ ​2-3​ ​CSA​ ​casting​ ​directors.

BOOK​ ​YOUR​ ​SPACE​ ​NOW​ ​–​ ​TIME​ ​SLOTS​ ​WILL​ ​GO​ ​FAST!

DATE:​ ​

  1. Sunday,​ ​October​ ​22nd​ ​2017

TIMES​ ​(local​ ​time,​ ​per​ ​location):​ ​

  • 11.00am​ ​-​ ​1.00pm
  • 2.00pm​ ​-​ ​4.00pm

CLICK​ ​HERE​ ​TO​ ​SIGN​ ​UP:

LOCATIONS (Including​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to):​

  • ​Los​ ​Angeles
  • New​ ​York
  • Chicago
  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Vancouver​
  • Barcelona​ ​(on​ ​October​ ​23rd)

PLEASE​ ​REGULARLY​ ​CHECK​ ​OUR​ ​FB​ ​PAGE​ ​FOR​ ​LOCATION​ ​UPDATES:

www.facebook.com/CSAInclusionAndDiversity/

You​ ​will​ ​be​ ​required​ ​to​ ​prepare​ ​a​ ​2-page​ ​scene​ ​of​ ​your​ ​choice​ ​that​ ​showcases​ ​you​ ​as​ ​an​ ​actor. We​ ​will​ ​have​ ​a​ ​reader​ ​available​ ​but​ ​feel​ ​free​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​someone​ ​to​ ​read​ ​(off​ ​camera)​ ​with​ ​you. If​ ​you​ ​plan​ ​to​ ​use​ ​our​ ​reader​ ​​please​ ​bring​ ​an​ ​additional​ ​copy​ ​of​ ​the​ ​scene​ ​for​ ​them.

NOTE:​ ​Participants​ ​will​ ​be​ ​required​ ​to​ ​sign​ ​a​ ​basic​ ​release​ ​allowing​ ​CSA​ ​members​ ​to​ ​view​ ​and internally​ ​distribute​ ​scenes.

Questions​ ​or​ ​if​ ​you’re​ ​in​ ​a​ ​location​ ​where​ ​a​ ​CSA​ ​office​ ​isn’t​ ​available? Please​ ​email:​ ​​

CSAInclusionandDiversity@gmail.com

Media​ ​Inquiries:​ ​Ty​ ​Gates​ ​​Ty@fifteenminutes.com

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

I love this Instagram illustration for The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, premiering on Netflix on 6 October 2017.

I am very proud to be an advisor on this film.

Discussing transgender dating with Michelle on Melbourne’s Joy 94.9

Thanks to Michelle Sheppard at Transgender Point of View for having me on to discuss transgender dating, with a focus on my work updating Tinder’s gender options.

Andrea James, who is an American transgender rights activist, film producer, director, and blogger, joins Michelle for a chat about dating and the changes made in popular dating app Tinder as well as some of her current and upcoming media projects.

The one where Andrea talks about a more trans-friendly Tinder

-http://joy.org.au/transpov/2017/08/24/one-andrea-talks-trans-friendly-tinder/

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