Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WeHo News Q&A w/Leon Acord About Old Dogs & New Tricks' Upcoming Season

Leon was interviewed by internet newspaper WeHo News about Old Dogs & New Tricks' upcoming new season, and special guest stars Patrick Bristow and Thom Bierdz.
"I had Muscles' idealism in my 20s.  I was neurotic like Nathan when I was single.  And now I'm in a long-term relationship like Ross.  (Laughs)  I won't tell you what I have in common with Brad."
Click HERE to read the interview! 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Old Dogs & New Tricks Screens at Web Series Unplugged 10/19

The Web Series Unplugged series, which features the top of the web series field, will screen the pilot of Leon's new web series Old Dogs & New Tricks at El Cid in Silverlake on Wednesday, October 19 at the El Cid, it was just confirmed.

The cast and some of the crew will be in attendance. A cocktail mixer begins at 8pm, with the show commencing at 9pm.  Admission is $8

El Cid is located at 4212 W. Sunset Boulevard, LA  90029 in Silverlake.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Leon Guests on Finding Cupid Tues 9/20 @ 2pm

Leon will guest on the radio talk show 'Finding Cupid' with host David M. Cruz III, as part of a panel discussion on dating and aging.  To listen to the show, go to Global Voice Broadcasting.  

Thursday, September 8, 2011

ODNT Launches Season 1 IndieGoGo Campaign

Old Dogs & New Tricks has just launched its IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for the first four episodes of the web series' first season.  Producers hope to raise $5,000 amongst fans and friends in order to shoot four episodes in November.

The first season will premiere on Sunday, January 8, 2012, with a two-part episode detailing Nathan Adler's disastrous 50th birthday party.  You'll also accompany Brad on a few internet hook-ups, watch Muscles deal with a new boyfriend with whom he has too much in common, and learn the one thing Ross wants more than a career comeback!

For more information, and to contribute to the show's first season, go to

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Old Dogs Pilot Screens Mon 9/13 @ Village Variety Pack

Old Dogs & New Tricks will be part of the line-up on Monday evening, Sept. 12, when Michael Anthony & Dennis Hensley host another evening of The Village Variety Pack at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center.

Village Variety Pack is a mix of stand-up and sketch comedy, music, interviews, videos and surprise guests in an old-fashioned variety show format.

Michael & Dennis will screen the pilot as part of the evening's line-up, and several of the show's cast and crew will be in attendance.  

Village Variety Pack begins at 8pm at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center located at the Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place in Los Angeles, 90038.  Admission is $15; tickets are available at their WEBSITE.

Old Dogs & New Tricks Prepares to Shoot First Season!

Aug. 31,  2011 – West Hollywood, CA – Thanks to the success of the pilot of Old Dogs & New Tricks, the new web series will begin production in November on its first season, which will premiere on a weekly basis on YouTube and at its website in January 2012.

Producers plan to utilize the fundraising site IndieGoGo to help raise funds for the first four episodes.  They previously used the site to great success to raise funds for the pilot.

Old Dogs & New Tricks focuses on four diverse, successful gay best friends—each located squarely within middle age and struggling to stay vital and relevant in youth-obsessed West Hollywood—and how they react (or overreact) and adjust (or not) to getting older

The pilot of the new web series, released July 30, 2011, has scored more than 3,600 YouTube views in less than one month, with a 95% “like” rating, with no other marketing than their Facebook and Twitter accounts. 

“Think The Birdcage meets Sex and the City, and you’ve got an idea of how this fabulously fun show plays,” wrote the website, which covers the web TV industry.

 “The response absolutely exceeded our expectations,” says show’s star/creator Leon Acord, “and we’re very grateful for the positive reaction, and to have the chance to continue with the show!”

Acord (Carved in Stone, Some Prefer Cake), Curt Bonnem (Kowalski; Lovelace: The Rock Opera), Jeffrey Patrick Olson (Daddy) and David Pevsner (Naked Boys Singing, To Bitter and Back) star; cabaret star Amanda Abel and Ryland Shelton appear in recurring roles.  Producers promise one or two name guest stars as well, the names of which they will divulge at a later time.

Old Dogs & New Tricks is written/created by Acord, and is developed for the web and directed by Arvin Bautista (My Suicide).  Matt Ladensack, Laurence Whiting and Acord serve as Co-Executive Producers.  The show’s score is composed by veteran film and TV composer Nic. tenBroek (Dark Angel, Xena: Warrior Princess).