So proud of Daniel Flores & honored to help produce this! Via the Sundance Native American and Indigenous Film Program, the “Viva Diva” trailer:
Words cannot express how excited and grateful I am to share the trailer for my short film Viva Diva starring @mya032891 (Mya Taylor), @lillywarhammer (Michelle A. Enfield), and #JosephRunningfox. With original music by @brentmichaeldavids. Thank you for supporting this endeavor I couldn’t have done it without you. And a very special thank you goes to the @sundanceorg #NativeLab for making this dream possible. #nativefilm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. to schedule an interview or learn more about the position.
Health Education Specialist II
Health Education Specialist II_TransWellnessCenter
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!
- 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
- Barcelona (on October 23rd)
PLEASE REGULARLY CHECK OUR FB PAGE FOR LOCATION UPDATES:
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:
Media Inquiries: Ty Gates Ty@fifteenminutes.com
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.
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.
Our film on transgender dating and disclosure is now on REVRY!
Ava is a transsexual woman who has recently completed her transition. When Ava invites her hot new boyfriend over for dinner, she calls her best friend Joyce, who suggests hiding all the evidence that she’s trans. While transproofing the apartment, Ava starts to wonder if she really wants to hide her true identity.
Watch Transproofed on REVRY:
As I see it, Andrea, our community is seriously in need of some good, positive PR. Your offer to “put the word out” is greatly appreciated – that’s what we’re seeking. The journey, as all sisters know, begins with the first step. Thanks again, and best wishes for your continued success,Aleshia
Nice interview by James Beth Merritt on my voice techniques.
If this post comes across sometimes sounding like a cheering section for Andrea as a personal voice guru, that’s only because I think she provides a tremendous service. I had been working on developing a full female voice for months before I came across her work, and as I’ve discovered since, all of the resources I was using were leading me down a path that would not be successful. Andrea’s videos made a big difference for me, and then some personal coaching made an even bigger difference. I’m not prepared to show off a complete female voice yet, but I’m getting closer every week, and there have been a few situations already where my voice has passed. (Note: I’m not receiving anything for posting this. I honestly do think she’s that great.)
Thanks to The Advocate for the mention!
The Advocate had featured trans actress Alexandra Billings on our cover nearly a decade earlier, but it wasn’t until 2005 that she became the second out trans woman to play a trans character on television (Romy and Michelle: A New Beginning). By then, the behind-the-scenes work trans women like Calpernia Addams and Andrea James were doing in the entertainment industry finally began paying off as more impactful casting came in 2007, when Hawaiian actress Candis Cayne was chosen to star on the series Dirty Sexy Money.