Jonathan Caouette is a film director, writer, editor and actor. Caouette is the director and editor of Tarnation (2003), an autobiographical documentary, that premiered at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals. Tarnation was awarded Best Documentary Award from the National Society of Film Critics, the Independent Spirits, the Gotham Awards, as well as the L.A. and London International Film Festivals. READ ON.
James Franco is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher, author and poet. His first prominent role was a lead part, “Daniel Desario”, on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks, he later achieved recognition for playing the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), in which he won a Golden Globe Award, and for playing Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007). READ ON.
Ilana Glazer is an actress and comedian best known for co-creating and co-starring in the Comedy Central series Broad City with Abbi Jacobson. READ ON.
Kevin Allison is a comedic writer and actor. He is perhaps best known as a writing and performing member of The State on MTV. Popular sketches on the show starring Allison include “Taco Mail,” “Mr. Magina”, “Dreamboy”, and “The Jew, the Italian, and the Redhead Gay”. Allison came out as gay to the national media at 24 when The State began airing in 1994. READ ON.
J.B. Ghuman Jr. is an actor, photographer, dancer and director, known for Spork (2010), Starcrossed (2005), D.E.B.S. (2004) and Love Don’t Cost a Thing (2003). READ ON.
Bruce LaBruce is a writer, filmmaker, photographer and underground adult director based in Toronto, Ontario. His films explore themes of sexual and interpersonal transgression against cultural norms, frequently blending the artistic and production techniques of independent film with gay pornography. He first gained public attention with the publication of the queer punk zine J.D.s, which he co-edited with G.B. Jones. READ ON.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. As a child star, he appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield, Beethoven, and 10 Things I Hate About You, and as Tommy Solomon in the TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun. READ ON.
Naomi Grossman is an actress, writer, and producer best known for her role as Pepper in the second and fourth seasons of the FX horror television series American Horror Story. She was a member of the improvisational and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings in Los Angeles, California. READ ON.
Melora Hardin is currently in the Netflix original series Transparent, where she plays Tammy Cashman. Hardin is perhaps most recognized for her portrayal of ‘Jan Levinson’ on the U.S. version of the hit television series The Office and movies such as Hannah Montana: The Movie, 17 Again and The Hot Chick. READ ON.
Gaby Hoffmann is an film and television actress who is a former child actress, most well known for recently appearing in the television series Louie, Girls, and Transparent. Hoffman got her start in Uncle Buck, and has had well-received supporting roles in The Man Without a Face (1993), This Is My Life (1992), Field of Dreams (1989) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). READ ON.
Lea DeLaria is an American comedian, actress, and jazz musician. The “famously controversial” DeLaria was “the first openly gay comic to break the late-night talk-show barrier” with her 1993 appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. Currently, Delaria appears in the Netflix Original series Orange Is the New Black as the recurring character, prison inmate Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black. READ ON.
Cheyenne Jackson is an actor and singer-songwriter. His credits include leading roles in Broadway musicals and other stage roles, as well as film and television roles, concert singing, and music recordings. After beginning his acting career in regional theatre in Seattle, he moved to New York and was an understudy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002) and Aida (2003). READ ON.
Trace Lysette is an actress, known for Bloody Mary (2015), The Curse of the Fuentes Women (2015) and Transparent (2014). READ ON.
In early 2013, Reed was invited to become the youngest member of the American Society of Cinematographers; she is one of only 12 women out of approximately 340 active members in the organization. She was honored with the 2011 Kodak Vision Award for Cinematography at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy awards, and in past years has been named one of Variety‘s “10 Cinematographers to Watch”, one of ioncinema dot com‘s “American New Wave 25″, and one of five innovative cinematographers in ICG magazine’s “Generation Next” spotlight. READ ON.
Lennon Parham is an actress and writer, known for Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) and Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009). Check out her show Playing House, premiering its second season on August 4 on USA Network! READ ON.
Dee Rees is a screenwriter and director. She is the Director of the highly acclaimed HBO biopic Bessie starring Queen Latifah. Rees has written and directed several short films, as well as the full-length feature film Pariah. Dee was selected as a 2008 Tribeca Institute/Renew Media Arts Fellow and appeared on Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” that same year. She was also nominated for a USA Fellowship in 2009. READ ON.
Bryan Singer is a film and television director, film and television producer, story writer, screenwriter, and actor. He is the founder of Bad Hat Harry Productions and he has produced or co-produced almost all of the films he has directed. He wrote and directed his first film in 1988 after graduating from university. His next film, Public Access (1993), was a co-winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. READ ON.
Dylan Sprayberry is an actor and musician who is best known for portraying the young Clark Kent in the 2013 film Man of Steel. He is currently starring on the hit MTV show Teen Wolf as Liam Dunbar. READ ON.
Jessica St. Clair is an actress and improvisational comedian from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. With frequent collaborator Lennon Parham, she co-created and co-starred in NBC’s Best Friends Forever. Check out her show Playing House, premiering its second season on August 4 on USA Network! READ ON.
Holland Roden is an American actress, best known for her role as Lydia Martin in MTV’s teen drama Teen Wolf. Roden starred in the HBO series 12 Miles of Bad Road playing Bronwyn. In 2008, she played Emily Locke in Lost and Skylar in the 2008 film Bring It On: Fight to the Finish. READ ON.