QUEER BLACK CINEMA PREMIERE DRAMA QUEENZ, A NEW BLACK GAY COMEDY WEB SERIES

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Queer Black Cinema®

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New York, NY 10113

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APRIL 2009

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The cast of Drama Queenz

The cast of Drama Queenz

New York, New York (www.queerblackcinema.org) – Queer Black Cinema will premiere Drama Queenz, a new Black Gay comedy web-series about three friends and roommates dealing with life, love, and auditioning in New York City. The series stars Dane Joseph (national tour of Aida), Kristen-Alexzander Griffith (national tours of Rent), and Troy Valjean Rucker (national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar). The premiere will take place Thursday, April 23 from 7 PM – 9 PM at 208 West 13th Street New York, NY 10011 (between 7th & 8th Ave). The cast and crew will be in attendance and will participate in a live exclusive taping of QBC ReelTALK, an open discussion and Q&A session after the screening of the series. Tickets are available online for $8 and $10 at the door (http://www.queerblackcinema.org/tickets.htm). Doors open 7:15 PM sharp including photo opt, reception with cash bar followed by the screening at 8 PM. For more information and to view the trailers of this event go to www.queerblackcinema.org.

The Drama Queenz is a ten-minute web-series that focuses on gay actors living in Queen, NY looking to make it big on Broadway. The series follows Jeremiah (Joseph), a dreamer with ridiculously poor audition luck, Davis (Griffith), a perfectionist whose hard work produces uneven results, and Preston (Rucker), a realist whose inhibitions stir-up delightful “drama” for all to enjoy.

“I am very excited to support Drama Queenz. The show brings me back to my college years. I remember going out for parts in plays and dealing with the drama around it [laughter]. It is refreshing to finally see a well-produced web-series about a particular aspect of Black folks. Dane and his production company should be applauded for their great efforts in producing a high quality professional show for all to love, laugh, relate and enjoy” states Angel L. Brown, founder and curator of Queer Black Cinema.

Drama Queenz is produced by NovoNovus Productions. The company is committed to defying the traditional hindrances, which restrain creativity; thinking outside the box in order to fully realizes quality.

By creating dynamic works through various mediums and re-envisioning classic ones, Novo Novus hopes to inflict a positive change in society, becoming a catalyst for new thought in a world ripe with endless possibilities.

The Queer Black Cinema premiere of Drama Queenz will take place Thursday, April 23, 2009

(7 – 10 PM) at 208 West 13th Street between 7th & 8th Avenue. Ticket are available online for $8 (www.queerblackcinema.org/tickets.htm) and $10 at the door. RSVP on Queer Black Cinema Facebook group.

About Queer Black Cinema®

Queer Black Cinema® (QBC) is New York’s first and Only Black LGBTQ monthly micro-cinema series and annual international music and film festival mission is dedicated to showcasing independent narrative and documentary works by and about U.S. and international progressive Black LGBTQ filmmakers. We are a socially conscious organization that uses films to create dialogue to address homophobia, alarming health issues and many other “taboo” issues relating to the Black LGBTQ experiences. We provide an online resource to Black LGBTQ theme films and their makers as well as support LGBTQ youth of color emerging producers. In-addition, we screen and promote all people of color artist trailers and original music. QBC film series takes place once a month at the LGBT Community Center and other locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area. All are welcome to attend regardless of their sexual orientation, race or gender. We aim to entertain, enlighten and educate through our niche programming. Queer Black Cinema is fiscally sponsored by MIX NYC Experimental Queer Film Festival, a 501 C3 Not-For-Profit Organization.

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