Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Andrea Meyerson Productions Present "Lesbian Love in Shorts," Jan. 12 - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Andrea Meyerson Productions Present "Lesbian Love in Shorts," Jan. 12

January 2, 2019
Contact: Gil Diaz

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Andrea Meyerson Productions have announced a special, one-night-only event—an evening of lesbian-themed film shorts. Some of the best films, many award-winning, from the 2018 festival circuit will be screened at the Center’s Renberg Theatre on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 7 p.m.

The films include:

Pop Rox
Written by Alyssa Lerner
Directed by Nate Trinrud

Foxy Trot
Written and directed by Lisa Donato

Written and directed by Marianne Farley

Written and directed by Rhea Bozzacchi

Written by Alyssa Lerner
Directed by Elisa Oh

Getting Started
Written and directed by Andrea Meyerson

The evening’s schedule:

6 – 7 p.m.: Hosted VIP pre-reception with complimentary wine and cheese with cast and crew, preferred seating for screenings
7 - 9 p.m.: Film program followed by Q&A with cast and crew members
9 - 11:30 p.m.: Party with complimentary dinner buffet, DJ, and dancing

General admission tickets ($30) include the screenings, Q & A, and after-party. VIP tickets ($50) include the general admission items along with a hosted wine and cheese pre-reception with cast and crew, red carpet, photos, and preferred seating for the film program. Seats are on sale now and may be purchased online at lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or by phone at 323-860-7300. Net proceeds from all ticket sales will support the full range of free and low-cost programs and services offered by the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood 90038. PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction, parking is no longer available onsite. Limited parking is available at the Center’s Highland Annex facility, one block north of The Village. Allow extra time to find street parking or choose public transportation or a ride sharing service.

Andrea Meyerson is an award-winning creator of film and television programming as well as a successful producer of concerts and live comedy shows. As founder and president of StandOut Productions, she has produced and directed more than 25 feature films, television specials and series episodes which continue to air on Showtime and Viacom's Logo Network. In 2002, Meyerson produced and directed the award-winning comedy documentary Laughing Matters. The success of the critically acclaimed film spawned three sequels. She began creating original television programming in 2007. She produced and directed numerous standup comedy specials featuring popular comics such as Niecy Nash, Alec Mapa, Kate Clinton, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Jessica Kirson, and many others. She also created the One Night Stand Up series for Viacom's Logo Network, delivering 10 episodes, each showcasing a group of diverse comics. In 2012 Meyerson produced and directed the full-length documentary I Stand Corrected. The film premiered at the American Documentary Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Film. Still playing at film festivals worldwide, I Stand Corrected has won a total of nine audience and/or jury awards. Since founding StandOut Productions in 1997, Meyerson has staged live events featuring Wanda Sykes, Roseanne Barr, k.d. lang, Indigo Girls, Joan Armatrading, and Brandi Carlile. The recipient of numerous awards for her activism in the areas of LGBT and women's rights, Meyerson was recognized with the Los Angeles LGBT Center ‘s L.A.C.E (Lesbians Active in Community Empowerment) Award in 2002. PowerUp honored her as one of the "10 Amazing Women in Showbiz" in 2004. In 2006, she received the Outstanding Women Award from the Women's Image Network. She made history in 2007 when she became the first out lesbian to receive the YWCA's Women of Achievement Award in the Arts & Entertainment Category. In 2008, she was honored with the prestigious Human Rights Campaign's "Local Hero Award." Meyerson is also the founder of Women On A Roll, one of the country's largest social organizations for lesbians.

About the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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