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2014 OUTFEST LEGACY AWARDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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OUTFEST LEGACY AWARDS TO HONOR ARMISTEAD MAUPIN, HILARY SWANK AND LEVI STRAUSS & CO.

 

Los Angeles, CA (September 22, 2014) – Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen, announced today that it will honor legendary author Armistead Maupin on the 20th television adaptation of Tales of the City, Hilary Swank on the 15th Anniversary of “Boys Don’t Cry” and Levi Strauss & Co., a longtime ally in the fight for LGBT equality, at The 10th Annual Legacy Awards, co-presented by Merrill Lynch and SHOWTIME®. This year’s inaugural dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 12th at performing arts venue Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles, with head chef Neal Fraser. Read more

Apply for the OutSet Program

OutSet is the Young Filmmakers Project from LifeWorks and Outfest, a filmmaking workshop for LGBTQ young people between the ages of 16-24. Created in 2011 to create a safe space for LBGTQ young people to tell their stories and learn the skills to bring them to life in the form of a short film, 15 fellows are selected each Fall to participate and make five short films. Each fellow participates as a writer, producer or director in teams of three, paired with mentors who are professional filmmakers. The classes take place once a week and are taught by industry professionals.

Many of our alumni fellows have gone on to work in the entertainment industry or apply for film school based on their experience in OutSet.

The deadline to apply is October 19, 2014.