10.09.2011

PRETTY Season 3 Trailer

It's coming. Be prepared to get PRETTY all over again!

6.26.2011

What's Up with Velvet Candy?

As Michael Champagne might say "Well, it's been quite a year". Velvet Candy may not have been blogging about our many adventures in Tinsel Town, but we have been quite busy with PRETTY (promoting Season 2 and gearing up for Season 3) while making the festival rounds with RUBDOWN as well as high profile screenings of THE MIKADO PROJECT and wrapping up post-production on QWERTY. With no new projects on the horizon, Velvet Candy hopes to soon revisit some older projects that have been "in turnaround" for quite some time.

Meanwhile PRETTY has been continuing to get press coverage - including an article in EMMY magazine, another one in ABC SOAPS IN DEPTH and our second fun appearance on the KTLA Morning News. Web coverage has been non-stop thanks to the fine folks at We Love Soaps, Blog Talk Radio and Mingle Media TV - considering our last original episode premiered months ago - this is pretty big news. We expect the publicity wagon to get rolling again for Season 3 this fall. By the way, Season 3 is being funded entirely by the fervent PRETTY fanbase.
Meanwhile, RUBDOWN is the little short that just won't quit with screenings at Festivals like THE TORIN GLBT FILM FESTIVAL, THE BOSTON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL, NEW ZEALAND OUTTAKES and THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST. There may be a few more on the horizon before this baby is through.
Hope to have more Velvet candy news soon!

1.23.2011

PRETTY Awards and Press Update

The PRETTY News just seems to be coming faster that we can report it these days. The other night while we celebrating the second season finale we got word that we WON 5 Indie Intertube Awards. Here's our winners:
  • Best Comedy - tied with SQUATTERS
  • Stacy McQueen - Best Actress
  • Sam Pancake - Best Actor
  • "Gumdrop the Unicorn" - Best Theme Song (Music by Bret Silverman, Lyrics by Steve Silverman)
  • Michael Taylor Gray - Best Supporting Actor
And then the next day we woke up to this:
And this:
 And this...
More news coming soon!

1.13.2011

More PRETTY Award Nominations!

SEVEN INDIE SOAP AWARD NOMINATIONS!!!



INDIE SOAP OF THE YEAR
8.13
ANYONE BUT ME
CELESTE BRIGHT
CELL
DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM
MISS BEHAVE
PRETTY
THE BEST FRIEND


OUSTANDING LEAD ACTOR
Anthony Anderson, ANACOSTIA
Danny Cameron, CELL
Michael Park, GOTHAM
Nick Mathews, IN BETWEEN MEN
Will Conlon, OUT WITH DAD
Trevor Nelson, MISS BEHAVE
Sam Pancake, PRETTY
Camden Toy, THE BAY

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS 
Chante Bowser, ANACOSTIA
Nicole Pacent, ANYONE BUT ME
Valery Ortiz, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM
Kathryn Neville Brown, EMPIRE
Kirsten Vangsness, PRETTY
Kim Zimmer, STEAMBOAT
Pat Ruton, TRAILER MADE
Nadia Bjorlin, VENICE
Hillary B. Smith, VENICE

OUTSTANDING WRITINGSusan Miller & Tina Cesa Ward, ANYONE BUT ME
Anthony Anderson, ANACOSTIA
Sonya Steele, CELESTE BRIGHT
Mark Gardner, CELL
Cheryl L. West, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM
Greg Turner & Brian Hewson, EMPIRE
Susan Bernhardt, MISS BEHAVE
Jason Leaver, OUT WITH DAD
Steve Silverman, PRETTY

OUTSTANDING DIRECTINGTina Cesa Ward, ANYONE BUT ME
Gregori J. Martin, THE BAY
Robert Townsend, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM
Mark Gardner, CELL
Scott Brown, ASYLUM
Jason Leaver, OUT WITH DAD
Steve Silverman, PRETTY

BEST STORYLINE
ANACOSTIA: Mia copes with the aftermath of Michael's death
ANYONE BUT ME: Sophie's sexual questioning
DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM: Bo tries to go back to work
EMPIRE: Theodora takes over Empire
MISS BEHAVE: Tori's blackout
PRETTY: Rabina's pregnancy
THE BAY: Igor's revenge
VENICE: Gina helps The Colonel after his stroke

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
ANACOSTIA
ANYONE BUT ME
IN BETWEEN MEN
ORANGE JUICE IN BISHOP'S GARDEN
PRETTY
STEAMBOAT
THE BAY
VENICE

1.02.2011

PRETTY News: DEEP DISH, INDIE INTERTUBE and iTunes

Deep Dish has named PRETTY  

  • Best Comedy of 2010! 
  • Stacy McQueen - Best Actress! 
  • Michael/Ribina/Ethan - Best Triangle
  • Sam Pancake - Runner-Up, Best Actor 
  • Dee Freeman - Runner Up, Best Supporting Actress


Indie Intertube has nominated PRETTY for 9 Web Awards: 
  • Best Comedy
  • Steve Silverman - Best Writing
  • Stacy McQueen - Best Actress
  • Sam Pancake - Best Actor
  • Steve Silverman/Nicole Opyr - Best Promo
  • "Gumdrop the Unicorn" - Best Theme Song
  • Michael Taylor Gray - Best Supporting Actor
  • Kirsten Vangsness - Best Supporting Actress
  • Audience Favorite!

All 7 versions of Bret Silverman's "Gumdrop the Unicorn" are now available for download on iTunes