June 24 – WEB SERIES
All DAY PASS $10
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Your DAY PASS will include:
Multiple New Season epsisodes from two (2) top Web Series. Bonus ScreenPlay Reading. Total Viewing Time: 4.5 Hours.
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WEB SERIES COLLECTION 1 – 11:ooAM, 5:00PM | Audience Q&A: 6:30PM
THESPIAN SEASON 2 - 15 min 36 sec
Description: 25 years from now is sooner than you think. Hilarious, poignant TV and web series about Adam Kelner, a once up and coming Gen X comic with a flatlined career who, after years away, finds himself back in Baltimore living just a few feet from the apartment he left 25 years ago to pursue his dreams. Refusing to quit, he goes back to his start as a serious actor. Season two promises more laughs and more conflict as Kelner continues to pursue his dream of becoming a working New York actor. Meanwhile, his old (albeit brief) flame, Petra Antonelli deals with her sobriety, new love and may even get back into acting herself.
Web Series, Comedy, DelMarVa
SCREENPLAY READING – 2:3oPM
SCREENPLAY READING - 2 Hours
Description: After losing the last vestige of a life-long dream, has-been-wanna-be singer-songwriter Lolly Lozapone returns home, hoping to find solace in her father’s loving embrace. Instead, she finds that her father, (increasingly eccentric, retired professor Max Lozapone) can’t wait for her to leave. She reconnects with her best childhood friend Jeryl St. Clair, a successful attorney recently saddled with the care of her mother mother, former distinguished Professor Ella Mae St. Clair. Professor St. Clair, famous for integrating acedemia as the first African American to gain tenure at the local college, is now slipping into the great fog of Alzheimer’s. The two befriend Sheila Webb, middle-aged party girl and part-owner of the Flip Side, a venue where Lolly used to play. While Sheila’s never at a loss for dates, she struggles to establish a relationship with her grandson whose mother, Shannon (born when Sheila was barely 15) tries to keep him as far away as possible.
Failing to ingratiate herself with her father, her neighbor, or even Jeryl, Lolly accepts the offer of helping out former flame, Jamie Quinn, with the care of his wife – the beautiful Patricia, currently fighting cancer. But Patricia has other plans. Sick of chemo, Patricia enlists Lolly as a co-conspirator, allowing Patricia a few good months before passing off her family’s care (Jamie and two teenaged girls) into Lolly’s (questionably-capable) hands in the event of Patricia’s death.
A lifetime of desperate attempts to be chosen by someone else leads to the pivotal moment of reckoning when a middle-aged woman finally frees her own voice and learns to choose herself
Live Event,Screenplay Reading, DelMarVa
EMMY AWARD WINNING WEB SERIES COLLECTION 2 – 1:ooPM, 7:15PM | Audience Q&A: 8:30PM
AFTER FOREVER SEASON 2 - 65 min
Description: AFTER FOREVER is the story of Brian and Jason, whose love and marriage were supposed to last forever until one day, ‘forever’ is cut short, Brian must now learn to negotiate, not only his grief, but the world as a, now, single gay man in his early 50’s and his friends (gay and straight) must learn to to deal with love and loss as well. It’s a love story with a twist, that speaks to everyone. Columbia Film Festival was proud to present Season 1 last year and Season 2 continues to receive critical raves. AFTER FOREVER Season 2 leads this year’s Emmy race, entering into the final Blue-Ribbon Round with 9 Emmy pre-nominations, again including one for Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series 2020.
Creators, Michale Slade and Kevin Spirtas, set out to create a series focused on 50-ish gay men… who too often disappear from the canvas of popular entertainment. We are thrilled that AFTER FOREVER has found universal appeal and we would love to continue making sure communities all over the world are able to share in our message.
OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES – Michael Slade/Kevin Spirtas
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES – Jennifer Pepperman
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES – Kevin Spirtas
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES – Erin Cherry
EMMY AWARD NOMINATION
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES – Anita Gillette
Web Series, Drama, LGBTQ