How to Win An Oscar: The Secret All Actresses Need to Know

By Karen Frost

Make no mistake, an Oscar nomination or win is not an objective indication of the quality of a movie or a performance. The Academy Awards nominees do not represent the absolute best of American filmmaking or acting. If they were, we should expect to see...

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Tello Films Aims for Lesbian Streaming Domination Read

If it’s not already, one day Netflix will be synonymous with streaming content, the way in the United States “Kleenex” is used for tissue paper, “Vaseline” for petroleum jelly, etc. (these are called “proprietary eponyms,” and you just learned a new word today). For women who love women, however...

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tello receives 8 nominations for the Indie Series Awards!

Indie Series Awards nominations are out!

tello landed a total of 8 nominations from two of our series.  Secs & EXECSreceived a nomination for Best Ensemble Comedy and Riley Parra has the following nominations:
Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Marem...

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Casting for Riley Parra season 2 has begun!

(September 23, 2017) 

New cast member for Riley Parra 

We can only keep making series like Riley Parra with the support of subscribers and we thank you for being a subscriber!  We are still looking at our numbers for Season 2 of Riley Parra and are getting excited...

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Emmy update and Riley Parra premiere

(September 12, 2017) Emmy excitement continues!   

Although tello didn't walk away with an Emmy Award this year, we are so grateful to have been the first lesbian network to be nominated for such an honorable achievement.  We will continue our mission to create new and original content...

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Riley Parra

It's finally here! 

(August 14, 2017) We are so excited to finally share with our subscribers our newest series, Riley Parra.  This Mystery/Sci-Fi genre is a first for tello and follows a detective who is struggling to do the right thing in her corrupt department. A war...

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Pitch to Production Winners!

(August 10, 2017) We are thrilled to announce our 2017 Pitch to Production Winner Hillary Esquina and runner-up, J. Suzanne Harmon.

Hillary Esquina ...

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Happy Wife, Happy Life

(August 10, 2017) We are very excited about our newest series, Happy Wife, Happy Life! This comedic talk show starring Cat Davis, Karman Kregloe, Bridget McManus & Kristen Smith, explores married life up close and personal. Whether they are answering questions from viewers, giving tips on...

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tello projects receive 3 IAWTV Award Nominations

(September 27, 2017) – Lesbian-owned filmed production company, tello Films recently received news that two of their projects have been nominated for International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) Awards. 

Maybelle received a nomination for Best Writing (Bridget McManus) for a drama and...

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tello Films first lesbian network to receive Emmy nomination

Nashville, TN ( August 3, 2017 ) — Last month, tello Films received its first Emmy nomination for their original web series "secs & EXECS." Actress, Mindy Sterling received the nomination for her role in the series. This makes tello Films the first lesbian network to receive such an honor....

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