SOLD. Interview with producer Jane Charles

The Laughing Lesbian founder, Emily Krawczyk interviews SOLD film producer Jane Charles about the changes in advocacy in feature films and the deep personal connection she has to the film and the message it carries. SOLD is based on the novel of the same name by Patricia McCormick, directed by Jeffery Brown, produced by Emma Thompson and Jane Charles, and stars Gillian Anderson, Seema Biswas, Susmita Mukherjee and David Arquette.

Framing the Beauty: Katherine Brooks on Representation, Crowdfunding, and Women in Filmmaking

Katherine Brooks is a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. Chances are if you haven't heard her name, you've still heard of her projects. Her television credits alone sport several Emmy award winning shows that every teen and twenty-something loved to watch in the late 90's and early 2000's. The Osbournes, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, Meet the Barkers, The Simple Life, and of course, The Real World. Shortly after her successful stint in reality television, Brooks moved on to short and feature films, with projects touting cast members such as Erin Kelly (LA Cafe Plays, Ruskin Theatre Group), Taryn Manning (8 Mile, Orange is the New Black), Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under, American Horror Story), and Elizabeth Shue (Blunt Talk, CSI). Brooks' work has been the recipient of several awards, including an Audience Award at Outfest and Best Feature Film at the Melbourne Film Festival. Brooks' feature film credits include Loving Annabelle, Waking Madison, and Lost In Time, which is currently in post production and should be available to audiences this fall.