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tello Films first lesbian network to receive Emmy nomination
From a press release
2017-08-03

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Nashville, TN ( August 3, 2017 ) — Last month, tello Films received its first Emmy nomination for their original web series "secs & EXECS." Actress, Mindy Sterling received the nomination for her role in the series. This makes tello Films the first lesbian network to receive such an honor. Sterling, best known for her role as Frau Farbissina in the "Austin Powers" movie series, was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series in the tello original, "secs & EXECS." Sterling received two nominations in this category.

tello Films produces and distributes innovative, high-quality web series with a lesbian focus. We believe in telling authentic stories about people whose lives are often ignored or marginalized. tello creates web series specifically for the lesbian/queer community. Meaning that lesbian/queer characters are front and center. "We love lesbians and we don't feel that there are enough stories about us," mentions Christin Baker, founder of the network. "At tello, we create new web content that is intelligent but fun, timely but classic, and tasteful yet sexy. Providing a whirlwind of classic ideas from a lesbian perspective, brave and challenging content with a lesbian twist."

"We are unbelievably excited to receive this nomination," said Baker. "When the opportunity came to work with Mindy Sterling it was a no-brainer and now that she is nominated it was clearly a wonderful choice. She is so generous and fun. We are honored that she has a nomination from 'secs & EXECS'."

"secs & EXECS" was co-produced and directed by TV veteran Stan Zimmerman, who is known for such shows as "Roseanne", "The Golden Girls", and "Gilmore Girls". Zimmerman and James Berg created and wrote the 6 part web-series. They recently gained national attention with their pilot script "Silver Foxes", a gay men's "Golden Girls".

For the past 10 years, tello Films has produced and distributed innovative, high-quality original content with a lesbian/queer focus. Other original programming for the network include: "Nikki & Nora", "Plus One", "Maybelle" and "Skirtchasers."

For more information on tello and its founder Christin Baker, visit www.tellofilms.com .


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