Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2010
In 2010 POWER UP - the only 501(c)(3) non profit Film Production Company and Educational Organization for GLBTQ Community - is celebrating its 10 year Anniversary!
In those quick ten years POWER UP produced a dozen award winning short films - many of which premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival; Anti-Prop 8 PSAs; Marriage Equality PSAs; Anti-Domestic Violence Music Video; two feature films - Angela Robinson's "GIRLTRASH: All Night Long" and Jamie Babbit's "ITTY BITTY TITTY COMMITTEE" - with a hand in another - Angela Robinson's feature "D.E.B.S.;" and has had a hand in countless other short and feature films as well as television shows. "The Entertainment Industry has always been extremely supportive of POWER UP and our award winning films," said Stacy Codikow (POWER UP's Founder & Executive Director), "with Showtime continuing as our longest and biggest financial sponsor."
POWER UP's unique educational programs, including the "Short Film Production Program" and the "Feature Film 'On-Set Film School' Mentee Program" has yielded numerous success stories resulting in well over 50 Women currently working on network Television Shows and Studio Feature Films as a direct result of POWER UP's training, relationships and education. "I cannot think of another Film School that has consistently turned out comparable percentages of successful students as POWER UP. It's really amazing and we are very proud of our good work" said Lisa Thrasher (POWER UP's President of Film Production & Distribution.)
POWER UP celebrates 10 years with big bonus’s for members, new revamped website, the announcement of the 10 Amazing Gay’s in Showbiz award to be presented at the annual Power Premiere Gala on November 7th in Hollywood, CA, and the completion of its second feature film GIRLTRASH: All Night Long.
You can reach POWER UP at 323 463-3154
POWER UP amps up for Angela Robinson's GIRLTRASH: All Night Long!
Based on her extremely successful Web series from Showtime, GIRLTRASH, the movie stars Lisa Rieffel (lead singer of Killola), Gabrielle Christian (South of Nowhere), Michelle Lombardo (Quarterlife), Mandy Musgrave (South of Nowhere),Rose Rollins (L word, Chase), Kate French (One Tree Hill) and Clementine Ford (L word). Directing will be Alex Kondracke (L-Word). Lisa Thrasher (Itty Bitty Titty Committee) and Angela Robinson (D.E.B.S., Herbie Fully Loaded, L word) will be producing. Stacy Codikow (D.E.B.S., Itty Bitty Titty Committee) founder of POWER UP is executive producing.
In the tradition of "Go" and "Superbad", GIRLTRASH: All Night Long is the story of five girls and one epic night. Daisy and Tyler are two hapless rockers trying to make it to a Battle of the Bands on time. They are waylaid by Daisy's sister, Colby, who has her sights set on hooking up with the girl of her dreams, Misty (that is, if she can manage to have a conversation with her first.) As the night spirals out of control, the girls will find love, lust, girl-fights, rock and roll, and a whole lot of stoned sorority
girls. Oh, did we mention it's a musical?
POWER UP's first feature film ITTY BITTY TITTY COMMITTEE directed by Jamie Babbit had it's world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and was the winner of 2007's South by Southwest Best Narrative Feature Jury Award, and had proven popular at the box-office as well taking in $11,505 in its opening weekend at Laemmle Sunset 5 in West Hollywood, California. The film had already broken Laemmle's pre-sale record of all time according to Laemmle sources. This is the highest grossing GLBT film opening, on a per screen average in 2007 according to Box Office Mojo and fourth highest grossing film in the Country, on a per screen average for opening weekend, Rentrak Theatrical reported.
POWER UP, is the only 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Film Production Company & Educational Organization that develops, finances, produces and distributes GLBTQ films; conducts tremendously successful educational programs through our hands-on filmmaking mentorships, classes, workshops and seminars; and unifies and validates GLBTQ persons all around the world via our films.
POWER UP FILMMAKERS of NOTE:
Jamie Babbit - But, I'm a Cheerleader, The Quiet, Itty Bitty Titty Committee
Angela Robinson - Herbie Fully Loaded, D.E.B.S., L word, Hung
Cherien Dabis - writer/director of Amreeka
Colette Burson - co creator of Hung
Alex Kondracke - director of Girltrash, writer L word, Hung
Tina Mabry – Itty Bitty Titty Committee, Mississippi Dammed
Lee Friedlander, Ex’s & Oh’s, GirlPlay, Out at a Wedding
POWER UP's Board of Directors:
Dustin Lance Black
Q. Allan Brocka
Gina G. Goff