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 http://www.lawebfest.com/.

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.