It’s not long ago that the idea of have gay-focussed TV channels in the US was seen as ludicrous, but Here TV is now celebrating its 10th birthday (and since 2005 there’s also been Logo TV amongst America’s cable television offerings). As part of Here’s anniversary celebrations they’re launching the New Frontiers Film Project, which is a call for creative people to submit their completed films and TV shows, with Here TV offering the chance for the best to be showcased on the channel.
The submission window for the project has now opened, so if you have a completed project you’d like Here TV to take a website, you can head over to the website to find out where you should send a copy to. The selected projects will air on the network throughout the 2013 Pride Season this summer.
Josh Rosenzweig, Senior Vice President of Original Programming told The Advocate, “When we launched the network, a purely LGBT network was met with great skepticism and tremendous resistance. The television and film projects that have aired over the past decade have all been part and parcel in entertaining and inspiring our LGBT audiences and motivating our allies to help us change hearts and minds across the country. We are eternally indebted to the LGBT creative community and to the brave distributors who have partnered with us over the years to have our stories seen and heard.”
What we need now if for gay TV channels to pop up in other place, as I’d quite like one here in the UK.