Los Angeles, May 17, 2013 – Outfest – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen – announced today that Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s “C.O.G.,” the first film adaptation of David Sedaris’s work, has been selected as the Opening Night Gala of the 31st Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival on Thursday, July 11. “C.O.G.” is written and directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, based on the short story by David Sedaris, and stars Jonathan Groff, Denis O’Hare, Corey Stoll, Dean Stockwell, Casey Wilson and Troian Bellisario.
HBO Greenlights Gay-Themed Dramedy Series -
The entry starring Jonathan Groff has received an eight-episode order and comes after the loss of scores of LGBT characters on TV in last week’s wave of network cancellations.
HBO is heading to San Francisco. The premium cable network has handed out series orders to its untitled Michael Lannan project, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The eight-episode dramedy hails from Bored to Death’s Sarah Condon and Lannan and stars Glee and Boss alum Jonathan Groff as one of three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.