Deep Stealth Productions

Deep Stealth signs Frameline deal for “Casting Pearls” short

April 13, 2007 (Los Angeles)—Deep Stealth Productions announced today that their short film “Casting Pearls” has been picked up in a North American distribution deal with Frameline Distribution.

The seven-minute short comedy illustrates the difficulties transgender women face in Hollywood via a hectic series of auditions endured by a transsexual actress. Calpernia Addams stars as The Actress, and the film was directed by Andrea James from a script they wrote together.

Ms. James said, “We are thrilled that Frameline picked this film up before its premiere. Calpernia gave a remarkable range of performances, and we hope this excerpt from our feature film script will generate interest in the larger project.”

Ms. Addams added, “We feel that writing, directing and acting our own stories is the essential next step in helping people understand the truth of transgender contributions to art and entertainment. Right now, the best way to get these opportunities is to make them ourselves, and thank goodness for support from institutions like Frameline in getting them seen by a larger audience.”

“Casting Pearls” will premiere around the country in 2007.

About Frameline

Frameline’s mission is to strengthen the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and further its visibility by supporting and promoting a broad array of cultural representations and artistic expression in film, video and other media arts. Frameline also created the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the longest-running, largest, and most widely recognized LGBT film exhibition event in the world. Since 1981, Frameline has been the leading distributor of LGBT media to the educational market and beyond, with more than 200 titles for sale and rental to academic institutions and libraries. Frameline launched a home video line in June 2006, distributed exclusively by Strand Releasing.

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About Deep Stealth Productions

Deep Stealth Productions creates entertainment and educational content across several media. Since moving to Hollywood in 2003, founders Andrea James and Calpernia Addams have consulted on and appeared in numerous notable films, performances, and documentaries, including Transamerica, Soldier’s Girl, Middle Sexes, and the first all-transgender cast of The Vagina Monologues, featured in the documentary Beautiful Daughters.

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