Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Leon's New Demo Reel Now On Line at YouTube

Edited by Michael Symonds of Best Motion Pictures, the new reel contains scenes from the films Deer Season, Zero Tolerance, Scared to Live, A Quiet Place, Final Remains, and aWake, as well as glimpses of some of Leon's other 30 film performances.

Visit Leon's YouTube Channel to watch full short films, scenes from features, scenes from stage performances, and a talk show appearance or two...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jim J. Bullock Joins Leon Acord in 'Old Dogs & New Tricks'

Veteran actor Jim J. Bullock joins Leon Acord as a series regular when Old Dogs & New Tricks, the new web comedy, shoots it's pilot in Spring 2011.

Old Dogs tells the stories of four West Hollywood friends determined to "stay in the game," despite being located squarely within middle-age.  Bullock will play 'Ross Stein,' a one-time closeted TV star of the 1990s, who's career has dimmed over time and who has come out of the closet.  Acord plays his agent, 'Nathan Adler,' a former wild-child who is tempted by a man half his age.  

Gordon Thompson (Dynasty) and cabaret star Amanda Abel have already signed on to play important recurring roles.

Bullock is a familiar face to audiences.  His credits include the 1980s ABC sitcom Too Close for Comfort starring Ted Knight; the talker Jim J. and Tammy Faye Show with the irrepressible Tammy Faye Messner; and the 1990s version of Hollywood Squares, where he served as "Center Square."  He's guest-starred on such shows as Seinfeld, Roseanne, and AlfMost recently, he's appeared in a long-term recurring role in the CBS daytime serial The Bold and the Beautiful.

Old Dogs & New Tricks, written & created by Acord, premieres online early 2012   Arvin Bautista serves as supervising producer and will direct the first several episodes.  Levi Damione and Leon are producing, with Laurence Whiting acting as Executive Producer.  

The series will begin shooting its 13 two-part episode run in Fall 2011!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

"Allegiance" Premieres Spring 2011 at Dodge College

Patrick Dawn's dramatic short film Allegiance will have its debut screening on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Dodge College of the Arts at Chapman University.

Written by Ian Dalesky, Allegiance imagines a present-day America if Germany had won World War II, and focuses on Joseph Abbott (Timothy Guest) a middle-school teacher who bravely teaches his students the messages of freedom and individuality.  

Leon plays "Herr Handt," one of Abbott's fellow teachers.  Sam Cohen, Alana Hamilton, Kat Klein, Trevor Teichmann, Will Walker, Travis Walker, Devin Fox and Brenton Meyers round out the cast.   Michael Althaus served as director of photography.

Check back soon for more info, or sign up to the Allegiance Fan Page on Facebook.