Frameline Distribution has announced that German film distributor Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH has made a deal to sublicense selected Frameline content, including the short film “Casting Pearls.” Frameline picked up the 7-minute short for distribution rights prior to its premiere.
“Casting Pearls” stars Calpernia Addams and is directed by Andrea James. It illustrates the difficulties transsexual women face in Hollywood via a hectic series of auditions endured by Cassandra, a transsexual actress. Cassandra weathers the horrible, funny and cruel things said by various Hollywood professionals with plucky determination and professionalism, showing that decades of bias can’t hold back the real contributions of transgender people to the arts and media.
Since 1981 Frameline has been the leading distributor of LGBT media. Frameline’s collection has more than 200 titles, which can be seen online, on-air and in theatres as well as purchased for institutional or home use.