Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hightlight Hollywood wrote a wonderful feature about Leon Acord and the second season of Old Dogs & New Tricks:

"The series is award-winning for good reason. Creator Leon Acord has the energy and talent to capture humor and bring such a diverse group of people together in order to create one-of-a-kind hilarious moments, last seen on Norman Lear's series of the 1970s and '80s."

Read the complete article HERE!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Leon Acord on Oral Fix Podcast

Leon Acord recently sat down with Henry M. Diaz of Oral Fix Podcast for an hour-plus interview about Old Dogs & New Tricks, and many other topics!

Click HERE to hear the interview!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Old Dogs Picks Up 2 Awards at LA Web Fest 2012

The gay comedic web series Old Dogs & New Tricks received citations as Outstanding Dramedy and Outstanding Ensemble in a Dramedy at the 2012 LAWeb Fest Awards on Sunday, April 8.

The third annual festival screened over 175 web series from around the world over three days at the LAX Radisson, as well as presented numerous workshops and discussion panels.  Show creator/actor Leon Acord participated on two of the panels.

“I’m particularly thrilled for the Outstanding Ensemble Award,” says show creator Leon Acord, who also acts in the show.  “This show is all about this strong, wonderful ensemble of talented actors.  And Outstanding Dramedy?  Well, we owe that one to director Arvin Bautista, editor Derek Stricker, our talented cinematographers and composer Nic tenBroek.”

Photos from LA Web Fest 2012 Awards Ceremony

Leon Acord and Robin Shelby (Far From the Tree)

Recipients of the Outstanding Ensemble Awards

Leon picks up the Outstanding Ensemble Award on behalf of the ODNT cast

Producers of the Outstanding Dramas, Dramedies, Soap Operas & Translated Dramas

Leon receives the Outstanding Dramedy Award

Max De Bowen (Flat Whites) Leon Acord & Michael Caruso (DeVanity the Series)

Leon Acord and Max De Bowen (Flat Whites)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Leon Acord to Speak on 2 Panels at LA Web Fest April 7 & 8

Leon Acord will participate in two panel discussions this weekend at the LA Web Fest in West Los Angeles to discuss his web series Old Dogs & New Tricks.

The first panel, "How We Made Our Web Series....Without Asking Permission" takes place on Sat. April 7 at 11 a.m.

On Sun. April 8, Leon joins the panel discussion on "Diversity in Web Series--How Web Series is Outpacing TV & Film" beginning at 2 p.m.

The festival is also screening the first two episodes of the series.  Screening schedule is to be announced soon.

All events and screenings will take place at the LAX Radisson in West Los Angeles.  For tickets and information, please visit

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Q&A w/Leon Acord and PopConLA (ITV Fest)

PopConLA, the official partner of the upcoming ITV Fest, recently interviewed Leon Acord about Old Dogs & New Tricks:

"Fifty can be fun, friends can be family, and a "gay show" can find an audience if its well done."

Click HERE to read the full interview.

Old Dogs & New Tricks at 2012 HollyWeb Web Series Fest!

Leon Acord and members of the cast & crew of Old Dogs & New Tricks (Ryland Shelton, Amanda Abel, Curt Bonnem, Arvin Bautista, Matt Ladensack, Lynn Hamilton), gathered at the 2012 HollyWeb Web Series Festival to celebrate the best in this year's web TV industry.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Leon Acord & Ryland Shelton on Sheena Metal Experience 3/23

Leon Acord & Ryland Shelton appeared on the Sheena Metal Experience on LA Talk Radio to discuss the evolution of "Damian Johns" and what lies ahead for Season 2 of Old Dogs & New Tricks.  Click HERE to hear the interview--they come on in the second half!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Leon Acord Makes List as 'Top Ten Emerging Web Series Stars of 2012'

Online web series journal Placevine named Old Dogs & New Tricks' creator/star Leon Acord as one of the "Top Ten Emerging Web Series Stars of 2012!" (No. 3 to be precise!) Click HERE to read the article!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Old Dogs & New Tricks Screens at LA WebFest Apr. 6-8

Leon's web series Old Dogs & New Tricks is an Official Selection of the 2012 LA Web Series Festival ("LA WebFest"), April 6-8 at the LAX Radisson Hotel in West Los Angeles.

The Festival will screen two ODNT episodes:  the Pilot and "It's My Party..."

Screening Scheduled announced March 20--check back soon for more info.  Click HERE for the Festival Website!

UPDATE: Old Dogs & New Tricks/Hollyweb Festival 3/31

Leon's web series Old Dogs & New Tricks will screen as an Official Selection of the 2012 Hollyweb Festival in Hollywood.

The Fest will screen the ODNT season finale during the 3-4 p.m. block of shows on Sat., March 31.  Series from around the world will screen from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  An awards ceremony and reception follows at 8 p.m.

All festivities take place at Dim Mak Studios (formerly Cinespace) at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard.  Click HERE for tickets and more information!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Old Dogs & New Tricks to Screen at 2012 Hollyweb Fest

Old Dogs & New Tricks, the comedic web TV series created by and featuring Leon Acord, joins other popular web TV series such as DeVanity, PRETTY and Gossip Boy on the screening schedule of the 2012 Hollyweb Festival.

The screenings and awards take place March 31 at Dim Mak Studios (formerly Cinespace) at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard  in Hollywood.  Click HERE for tickets and information!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

WeHe News Features Old Dogs & New Tricks' First Season!

WeHo News' Elliot Latta wrote a feature about the successful first season of Leon's new web TV series Old Dogs & New Tricks.  Click HERE to read the interview!

Leon Guests on On the Set w/Jasper Cole Friday Feb 17 6pm

Leon Acord was a recent guest co-host of the radio show On the Set with Jasper Cole on Global Voice Broadcasting.

Click HERE to listen!

Old Dogs & New Tricks' First LIVE CHAT Tues Feb 14

Old Dogs & New Tricks' Leon Acord and co-executive producer Matt Ladensack sit down for the show's first Live Chat on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. PST on the show's Ustream Channel.  They'll take questions from viewers and talk about the upcoming seacond season.

Click HERE to watch and participate!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Please Vote for Old Dogs & New Tricks in Indie Intertube Audience Choice Awards

Leon's web series Old Dogs & New Tricks is on the ballot for Indie Intertube's 2011 Audience Choice Awards.

Indie Intertube is a weekly live internet show that covers the web TV scene.

Please click HERE to vote -- and thank you!

Old Dogs & New Tricks Returns to Web Series Unplugged Feb 15

Old Dogs & New Tricks screens its first-season finale at Web Series Unplugged on Wed., Feb. 15 in Hollywood.

This marks Old Dogs' third appearance in the monthly web TV festival.

Check back soon for location & more information!

Leon To Write About Love for

Leon has started a new column for the blogs on the website Finding Cupid.  Love According to Leon will be all about love from the prospective of a "gay man of a certain age."

His first column, 'Why I Hate Valentine's Day' is on line now!

Click HERE to read the blog!

Old Dogs & New Tricks #5: Strange Bedfellows

Friday, January 20, 2012

Leon on Podcast 'Aged to Perfection'

Leon was interviewed by Mark McNease for the podcast Aged to Perfection on the website, where he discussed Old Dogs & New Tricks. Click HERE to hear the interview--Leon comes on about ten minutes in...

Leon on Finding Cupid on Global Voice Broadcasting

Leon was a guest on Finding Cupid with David Cruz & Nicole J. Adelman on Tuesday, Jan. 17 to discuss Old Dogs &New Tricks!  Click HERE to hear the interview!

Old Dogs & New Tricks #4: Stuck in a Jam

Jan 31: Our Super-Sized Season Finale with Special Guest Stars
Patrick Bristow and Thom Bierdz!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Not for the Easily Offended!

If you missed Leon's rather off-color appearance on the John Miller Program, click HERE to download the podcast.  Leon comes on in the first half, after the first hour.

Old Dogs & New Tricks Celebrates Season 1!

David Pevsner, Leon, Curt Bonnem & Jeffrey Patrick Olson
The cast and crew of Old Dogs & New Tricks gathered on Jan. 2, 2012 to celebrate the completion of the first season of the web series, which will premiere Jan. 8 with a two-party episode, concluding Jan. 10.

Click HERE for photos!