Jericho, NY, June 18, 2003 – Being gay in Hollywood has never been more mainstream, with openly gay producers, writers and studio heads attached to some of the most successful films and TV shows in the business. But what is it really like to be young and gay in Hollywood? Does it open doors or slam them shut? Or does it make any difference at all?
The second episode of the new AMC series, THE AMC PROJECT: GAY HOLLYWOOD, is an informative, moving and entertaining journey of discovery by five gay men as they are trying to make their mark in Hollywood. Premiering on August 11 at 10 PM (ET/PT), THE AMC PROJECT: GAY HOLLYWOOD is a candid, unscripted exploration of what it's like to work and build a career in Hollywood when you happen to be gay. The special will air as part of AMC's ongoing documentary showcase, THE AMC PROJECT, a monthly experimental series that provides fresh, unconventional perspectives on the evolution and impact of Hollywood culture.
Robert is an actor who faces the prospect of what jobs he can get after ten years of struggling; Lance is a writer/director who worries about being niched as a gay filmmaker because he is looking to tell other stories; Morgan is a writer who believes you have to work with what you've got to get ahead; Micah is a struggling performer who moonlights as 'Bridgett of Madison County' at Dragville in West Hollywood, and Allan is a writer/director with several film festival hits behind him and mounting bills ahead of him.
Through interviews, round-table discussions and glimpses into the world of gay power players in Hollywood, this provocative new show takes on issues of sexuality, discrimination, social lives and politics and life's triumphant moments.
The AMC PROJECT: GAY HOLLYWOOD is produced by World of Wonder, makers of HBO's MONICA IN BLACK AND WHITE, MTV's SCHOOL'S OUT: THE LIFE OF A GAY HIGH SCHOOL IN TEXAS and the smash Sundance films, PARTY MONSTER and THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE. It is directed by Jeremy Simmons and executive produced by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey.
AMC is a 24-hour, movie-based network, dedicated to the American movie fan. The network, which reaches over 84,000,000 homes, offers a comprehensive library of popular movies and an increasingly visible, critically- acclaimed, slate of original programming that is a diverse, movie-based mix of original series, documentaries and specials. Over the past three years AMC has garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including eight Emmy awards. AMC is "TV for movie people."
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