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Tom Dempsey

Jan 11, 2006, 11:44:13 AM1/11/06
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2 Items from Towleroad

- Gay-themed film projects

Hollywood is dusting off gay-themed film projects that have been
languishing in development for years because of the success of Brokeback
Mountain, reports an article in the L.A. Times. Among those are Craig
Zadan and Neil Meron's The Mayor of Castro Street (which now has Bryan
Singer attached to direct), based on Randy Shilts' book about Harvey
Milk, the assassinated openly gay San Francisco supervisor. Also back to
life is The Dreyfus Affair about two gay baseball players. And finally,
Patricia Nell Warren's classic novel The Front Runner. Says Warren:
"There are still a lot of people who would like to see this movie made.
We get e-mails and letters all the time. One of the issues is economics.
There are a lot of people in the industry ... who think of gay films as
low budget. The Front Runner is not a low-budget film. Its backdrop is
the Olympic Games. You can't do the Olympic Games for $2 million."
Warren has told Cyd Zeigler at Outsports she has already begun to
entertain offers.

- Gay music label

LOGO founder Matt Farber launches music label aimed at LGBT audiences.
Farber: "While there's no such thing as 'gay music,' there are many gay
and lesbian artists who want their identity embraced. To not only
embrace them as artists but as individuals. It really is just a home for
the artists."


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