Monthly Archives: March 2011

NOH8 Boston

On Sunday, I had the most exciting day ever! I went with my Nanna (Donna Glee Reim),  Mom and Auntie Mo to the NOH8 campaign at the WBoston Hotel in  Boston. I was surrounded by wonderful caring people and felt such positive energy. I am a strong anti-bully advocate and very outspoken that teens can stop other teens from bullying so when I was asked to be interviewed on camera by Megan Mitchell (www.themeganmitchell.com) I was happy to share my views. My Nanna was the hit of the day though with her beautiful red hat and happy personality. She has been an outspoken advocate of all human rights since as long as I can remember. Guess that’s where I get it from. :). Here are the official pictures along with a fun video from the event. Enjoy!  

Here is a little bit about the NOH8 Campaign (I copied this from their official website  ( www.noh8campaign.com) .

About:

On November 4, 2008 Proposition 8 passed in California, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The defeat provoked a groundswell of initiative within the GLBT community at a grassroots level, with many new political and protest organizations being formed in response.

The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska (http://www.bouska.net) and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with “NOH8” painted on one cheek in protest.

Two years since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to over 8,000 faces and continues to grow at an exponential rate. The campaign began with portraits of everyday Californians from all walks of life and soon rose to include politicians, military personnel, newlyweds, law enforcement, artists, celebrities, and many more.

The NOH8 Campaign has received overwhelming support from around the world, appearing on various local and national news programs and publications. The images are currently being used on various social networking sites to spread the message of equality, predominantly Facebook and Twitter. Eventually the images are expected to be compiled for a large-scale media campaign.

The NOH8 Campaign is an approved 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Funds raised by the NOH8 Campaign will be used to continue promoting and raising awareness for Marriage Equality and anti-discrimination on a global level through an educational and interactive media campaign.

NOH8 Boston The NOH8 logo is a registered trademark of the NOH8 CampaignCopyright © 2010 NOH8 Campaign. All rights reserved.

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Updates on Romania film production “Abused in America”

Hi everyone! I wanted to share the updates on the film in Romania. The author of this information is producer Daria Trifu. I am really excited about Rollywood!!!

Updates from Daria Trifu:

Until now:

  • We signed the world distribution contract for ABUSED IN AMERICA;
  • we took the first legal steps to open the BRASOV FILM CENTER and the BRASOV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET;
  • we have reserved the on-line domain for ‘Romanian Hollywood’: www.rollywood.org
  • we have generated extensive media interest nationally and international interviews regarding our activity in Romania are being requested;
  • we are close to concluding a $1.85 Billion investment deal: international finance has been approved; few technical things are missing:

Allocation of Funds: i) $350m to bring, under our control, the Romanian film industry to international Hollywood standards of production and profitability; ii) $1.5bn to create 150,000 micro enterprises for unemployed women and youth (release of the funds will be from bottom up);

Our targets:

  • produce ABUSED IN AMERICA. Shooting scheduled to start: April 11, 2011
  • create the BRASOV FILM CENTER: the work starts the day ABUSED IN AMERICA completes filming. Scheduled opening of the Center: Spring 2012
  • create the BRASOV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET: the work starts the day ABUSED IN AMERICA completes filming. Scheduled 1st edition of the Festival/Market: July 2012
  • conclude the international finance deal of $1.85 Billion: Scheduled to take place anytime in April 2011.

Select List of Articles/Press pick-ups:

http://www.adevarul.ro/

http://manifest-national.ro/

http://www.cinemarx.ro/

http://www.glossymagazine.ro/

http://www.arttoartpalettejournal.com/

http://www.nymagazin.com/

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‘No childhood storybook romance in film’

 Hi Everyone ! I have attached an article that was recently published on the Toronto Pictures network (link attached). The more I learn about Daria and Bruno – the more impressed I am by their commitment to change the world and make it a better place. I will be playing “Valerie” in this movie – a runaway trying to make it on the streets. You can see my picture below (2nd from right). I have been doing my research on child abuse and runaways  – I owe it to this production and to all the victims of child abuse to bring a great performance. I am also trying to arrange an interview with a runaway who had been living on the streets and currently is at a Boston shelter. I am throwing myself 150% into this role – I might appear to be “in character” on and off the set as we are filming as these emotions are not always easily turned off and on. I am looking forward to joining the crew soon in Brosov and taking my place in history.

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My Nana’s Blog

Follow along with my Nana on www.grannyglee.blog.com!

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