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AFTER FOREVER co-creators/co-writers Michael Slade & Kevin Spirtas were honored with a nomination for Best Short Form New Media Writing 2019 at the Writers Guild of America Awards...

AFTER FOREVER co-creators/co-writers Michael Slade & Kevin Spirtas were honored with a nomination for Best Short Form New Media 2019 at the Writers Guild of America Awards which took place Sunday, February 17, 2019. Kevin Spirtas and producer Allison Vanore attended the WGA West ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA and Michael Slade attended the WGA East ceremony in NYC.

 

Fellow nominees include LOVE DAILY, WEST 40s, and this year's WGA winner CLASS OF LIES.

Catch a great write-up about the nominees in the Written By magazine Writers Guild Awards Issue.

AFTER FOREVER looks forward to upcoming Indie Series Awards in April and the Daytime Emmy Awards in May.

Podcasts are growing enormously in popularity and just like any storyteller, we're extremely interested in the podcast medium - both as a fan and a producer/creator.

Podcasts are growing enormously in popularity and just like any storyteller, we're extremely interested in the podcast medium - both as a fan and a producer/creator.

There are two podcasts that our company currently produces alongside creator/author/music composer Rob Gokee:

TACOCITY

weekly episodes released on Taco Tuesdays; 63 episodes to date

The taco. We’ve all had one. It doesn’t matter where you live. Race, religion, diet. In the last few years, it’s become the new burger. In its simplest form in America, it’s meat, onions & cilantro in a tortilla. Host Rob Gokee, a Los Angeles native & author of the book Tacocity, takes you on a journey of not only taco discovery, but the people who took a chance, and in some cases risked everything to bring their own recipes & dreams to life. Every episode is a different story, a unique look into taquerias across the country!

Listen to the latest episode:

Listen to "Pobre Diablo - Tacocity" on Spreaker.

MITCHUM

weekly episodes released on Monday; 24 episodes to date

Gary Mitchum Reeves, from the hit legal/social justice podcast Undisclosed, tells stories of bootlegging, growing up too fast, and being accused of a murder he didn't commit. Join Mitchum every week as he talks about the people, places & events that have made up his life, direct from his porch in Rome, Georgia. 

Listen to the latest episode:
Listen to "Beaty Part 3 - Mitchum" on Spreaker.

I encourage you to check them out! Subscribe to the channels where ever you listen to podcasts: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, I Heart Radio... the list goes on. After you've checked them out, leave us a rating and a review so that more people can find the shows!

And who knows... you just may hear about some more new podcasts coming soon.

"The Rainbow Experiment" releases on VOD this Friday where ever you watch movies.

"The Rainbow Experiment" releases on Video on Demand this Friday where ever you watch movies.

You can also find the movie in a limited theatrical run in Los Angeles at Arena Cinelounge including a one night special event at the Montalban Rooftop on Saturday, December 8th at 5pm sponsored by Formosa Hot Sauce. Select screenings will include a Filmmaker Q&A.

Tuesday, Dec. 11th the film will release on DVD and Blu-ray. You can pre-order now on Amazon. The perfect gift for those cinephiles in your life!

For upcoming tickets in Los Angeles visit www.arenascreen.com.

VOD and DVD/Blu-ray releases brought to you by Gravitas Ventures.

Award-winning film THE RAINBOW EXPERIMENT will be released on VOD/SVOD on December 7 via Gravitas Ventures.

THE RAINBOW EXPERIMENT, Christina Kallas’ award-winning ensemble film, a post-modern whodunnit set in an New York City high school when a student is permanently injured during a science experiment on school grounds, was acquired for worldwide release earlier this year by Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company. It will be released on VOD/SVOD on December 7 and on BluRay/DVD on December 11. It will also have a theatrical run, starting in Los Angeles at the Arena Cinelounge that weekend, immediately following the release of the film digitally.

The film had its international premiere at the Moscow International Film Festival, and has played a number of key film festivals like Cinequest, Cleveland, St. Louis, FIRST in China and Thessaloniki, winning numerous accolades along the way.

In 2016, Kallas scored on the film festival circuit with her award-winning debut feature, 42 SECONDS OF HAPPINESS—currently on Amazon and other platforms in 68 countries.

Award-winning AFTER FOREVER selected to launch Binge Networks’ new LGBT genre channel. Available worldwide. Bonus content includes creators’ audio commentary and soon to roll out cast & crew interviews. Streaming begins on Binge Networks November 13th

Award-winning AFTER FOREVER selected to launch Binge Networks’ new LGBT genre channel. Available worldwide. Bonus content includes creators’ audio commentary and soon to roll out cast & crew interviews. Streaming begins on Binge Networks November 13th

AFTER FOREVER is an award-winning short-form series that tells the story of Brian and Jason, a 50-ish New York City gay couple. It launched on April 24 on Amazon Prime to US and UK audiences and November 13 catapults to worldwide audiences with Binge Networks’ new LGBT genre channel.

Watch it in English

Watch it with Spanish subtitles

The AFTER FOREVER release also includes exclusive bonus content with creators’ audio commentary and cast and crew interviews. The show will also have it’s own Spanish channel on the platform where the series can be enjoyed complete with Spanish subtitles.

AFTER FOREVER has scooped up awards and accolades around the world including Best Series at Out on Film Atlanta, Big Apple Film Festival, LA Indie Film Festival, Tuscany Web Fest, and Best Female Performance in a Drama at the International Academy of Web Television.

The eight-episode first season, which follows the couple and their friends through a journey of love, loss, and moving on, stars Emmy Award-nominee Kevin Spirtas (Days of Our Lives, The Boy from Oz, Friday the 13th: Part VII) and Mitchell Anderson (Doogie Howser, MD and Party of Five). The two actors are joined by Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman (The Producers), Drama Desk Award-winner Michael Urie (Torch Song, Ugly Betty, Buyer and Cellar), Anita Gillette (Moonstruck), David Dean Bottrell (Boston Legal), Jim Newman (The Village People), Finn Douglas (House of Cards), Robert Emmet Lunney (The Exorcist TV series), and Colleen Zenk (As the World Turns).

After Forever was co-created by Emmy nominee Michael Slade and Spirtas. The first season was directed by Emmy Award-winner Jennifer Pepperman.

BINGE Networks is a global streaming media platform, that allows creators to monetize their content with distribution on 50 media outlets, and pay-per-view content. www.bingenetworks.tv

On Sunday, November 11, After Forever visited Dayton, Ohio for a benefit screening

On Sunday, November 11, After Forever visited Dayton, Ohio for a benefit screening at The Neon. Proceeds went to the Human Race Theatre Company. Creators Michael Slade and Kevin Spirtas were in attendance and followed the screening with a Q&A Session.

This Sunday, October 28th, come mingle with the producers, writer/director, and some cast members prior to the screening of 'The Rainbow Experiment.'

This Sunday, October 28th, come mingle with the producers, writer/director, and some cast members prior to the screening of 'The Rainbow Experiment.' The team will gather at the ArcLight Hollywood bar at 5:30pm. Fans and audience members are invited to join them. Cash bar. Food can also be ordered.

If you are still in need of tickets for this event, you can purchase them here.

Screening Reminder:

Anyone with comped tickets, it is highly recommended you check in at the Slamdance Cinema Club ticket booth by 7:30p to get your tickets as they are first-come-first-serve.

See you at the movies!

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Los Angeles Comic Con at 2pm in Room 308, join producer Allison Vanore and a group of bad ass filmmakers for the Wonder Women Filmmakers: Insight from Women in the World of Filmmaking Panel!
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Los Angeles Comic Con at 2pm in Room 308, join producer Allison Vanore and a group of bad ass filmmakers for the Wonder Women Filmmakers: Insight from Women in the World of Filmmaking Panel!

Moderator: America Young
Panelists: 
Sonja Mereu
Jenn Page
Allison Vanore
Cheri Gaulke
Emily McGregor
Joanna Ke
Want to break into filmmaking? Female filmmakers offer their advice, wisdom, and experience as pros in the industry. Discover invaluable tips on how to get started, what it takes to make a fan film, the reality of low budget filmmaking, how to stay in your own power, creativity and tell universal stories through a unique lens, and learn why women’s voices are needed. This panel is a "how to", discusses resources you didn't know you had for better creating and in healthier environments. Hand outs and action items will be assigned to encourage and support wishful filmmakers long after the panel and to provide a lasting experience that you can only find at LACC. Presented by The Chimaera Project, a non-profit dedicated to empowering filmmakers who identify as female to fearlessly create, inspire and lead.

'After Forever' is thrilled to "come home" to NYC for the Big Apple Film Festival running this year from November 1 - 3.

'After Forever' is thrilled to "come home" to NYC for the Big Apple Film Festival running this year from November 1 - 3. If you haven't seen this gem on the big screen yet, now is your chance! The festival will screen the first three episodes of Season 1 and cast and crew will be in attendance including Co-Creator/EP/Lead Kevin Spirtas and Co-Creator/EP Michael Slade.

For information about the series check out the series website.

 

 

Christina Kallas returns to the St. Louis International Film Festival with her 2nd feature, 'The Rainbow Experiment.'

Christina Kallas returns to the St. Louis International Film Festival with her 2nd feature, 'The Rainbow Experiment.' In 2016, Kallas screened '42 Seconds of Happiness' to enthusiastic crowds. You'll have two opportunities to see the film at the Tivoli Theatre:

  • Saturday, Nov. 10th at 9pm
  • Sunday, Nov 11th at 3:15pm

For tickets and more information about SLIFF click here.