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Chad IS A TRAILBLAZER

In a new video for James Duke Mason's 'Trailblazer' campaign, actor Chad Allen talks about being forced out of the closet as a young actor, the fear he experienced when his relationship was spread across the tabloids, and the plots that were hatched behind-the-scenes to hide it.

Allen ultimately decided to just come out. Now he's challenging other actors to do so as well.

 

Chad GUESTS ON DEXTER

Actor Chad Allen, best known as a series regular from CBS’ “Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman,” has signed on to play a small role in Season 5 of Showtime’s “Dexter,” Access Hollywood has learned.

Chad, who most recently starred in Here TV’s “Donald Strachey Mystery” series, and in the indie film, “Save Me,” will play a killer who is stalked by Dexter in at least one episode this coming season.

Chad recently executive produced the indie film “Spork,” which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and was the closing night selection at LA’s Outfest Film Festival.

Chad Joins No H8 Campaign

On November 4, 2008 Proposition 8 passed in California, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The defeat provoked a groundswell of initiative within the GLBT community at a grassroots level, with many new political and protest organizations being formed in response.

The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska  and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with "NOH8" painted on one cheek in protest.

Nearly one year since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to over 2,000 faces and continues to grow at an exponential rate. The campaign began with portraits of everyday Californians from all walks of life and soon rose to include politicians, military personnel, newlyweds, law enforcement, artists, celebrities, and many more.

The NOH8 Campaign has received overwhelming support from around the world, appearing on various local and national news programs and publications. The images are currently being used on various social networking sites to spread the message of equality, predominantly Facebook and Twitter. Eventually the images are expected to be compiled for a large-scale media campaign.

Funds raised by the NOH8 Campaign will be used to continue promoting and raising awareness for Marriage Equality and anti-discrimination on a global level through an educational and interactive media campaign.

Save STrachey Campaign

The sad news is that the studios involved in making the Donald Strachey Mysteries are not planning on making the fifth and sixth movie, even though there were rumors about their filming. We hope we can change the studios' minds!

Below you will find mailing information. When you write to the email/contact addresses you can use one of the email version wonderful Candy supplied for us all. When posting to the Here/Regent Media regular mailing address in the US, feel free and invited to use Nyte's magic graphics she has given us, just print and send away! HELP US SAVE DON AND TIM!

IMPORTANT!!!! Direct your messages to the attention of PAUL COLICHMAN AND STEPHEN JARCHOW, or both at the same time or each one separately, this names are provided by Ron Oliver (Director of the Strachey movies), so they are legit and the best way to make ourselves heard.

EMAILS:
HERE TV : You can write here, just paste in your message: http://www.heretv.com/AContactPage.php

(remember to write TO THE ATTENTION OF the two men mentioned above!)

For more info go here!

Mike "PUNKS" Chad Allen

From HollywoodPop.com - Score! We snagged the handsome devil and man-of-the-hour Chad Allen for a little one-on-one (NOT that kind folks, he has a boyfriend.) Mike asked him with some hard-hitting questions from you viewers (remember when we asked you)... plus a few of his own. The best is who was the worst actress to work with: Staci Keanan, Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster), or Shannen Doherty?

Philadelphia's QFest Honors Chad

The 15th Annual QFEST opening ceremony with Mayor Nutter proclaiming the week of July 9 through July 20 QFEST Film Festival week in Philadelphia. The QFEST honors Chad Allen with the Artistic Achievement Award.

Out Dancing With the Stars

Fans of the ABC competition series “Dancing With the Stars” who need a fix between seasons will be able to satisfy their terpsichorean impulses in a new place: the Web site of Out magazine.

Beginning on Monday, out.com will present an original series, “Show and Tell,” featuring Bruno Tonioli, a judge on “Dancing With the Stars,” as the host. The series will be composed of weekly webisodes in which stars familiar to visitors to out.com and readers of Out learn dances like the waltz, rumba, cha cha and foxtrot.

The stars include the gay actors Chad Allen and Robert Gant, the drag performer Lady Bunny, the transgender actress Candis Cayne (“Dirty Sexy Money”) and the actress Marissa Jaret Winokur (“Hairspray”). Their dance lessons were filmed at Balliamos Dance Studio in West Hollywood, Calif., where same-sex couples dance along with mixed-sex couples.

The webisodes will appear on out.com/showandtell and abc.com, said Aaron Hicklin, editor of Out and editorial director of its parent, Here Media, and are scheduled to run through mid-September, when “Dancing With the Stars” returns to ABC for the fall season.

The genesis of the idea, Mr. Hicklin said, was a profile of Mr. Tonioli he wrote last year for Out, which led him to believe that online video clips on learning to dance would be “of editorial value for our audience” as part of a series that offers Out and out.com readers lifestyle tips in areas like fashion and martini-making.

The webisodes on the Out Web site will show Mr. Allen and Mr. Gant dancing with men, Mr. Hicklin said, while they will dance with women in the versions shown on abc.com. (“Dancing With the Stars” has no same-sex partners competing, only mixed-sex.)

Lady Bunny will be shown dancing with a man on both Web sites, he added, as will Ms. Cayne.

Mr. Hicklin, who is British, described himself as a fan of “Dancing With the Stars” as well as the British TV series that inspired it, “Strictly Come Dancing.” Mr. Tonioli, a choreographer, has been a judge on both series.

Congratulations Chad

Congratulations Chad on being named the recipient of GLAAD's Davidson/Valentini Award.

The Davidson/Valentini Award is named after Craig Davidson, GLAAD's first executive director, and his partner Michael Valentini. The award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for our community. Previous recipients include Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, Alec Mapa, Ilene Chaiken, B.D. Wong and Sandra Bernhard.

The award will be presented at the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on May 9th.

For more info on the event

From Chad: BUT IT IS TIME!!

Hello My Beautiful Friends!!

OK... I have held off till almost the last minute to save you from my usual endless emails. BUT IT IS TIME!!!!

For the FOURTH time in four years I will be riding my bike nearly SIX HUNDRED MILES to end AIDS!

I'm so proud to have committed to this event for so many years in a row but I'm even prouder of the incredible support you have show to me and to all of those living with HIV/AIDS!!

PLEASE.... TAKE JUST FIVE MINUTES OF YOUR TIME, go to the link below and show me you have not and WILL not forget that AIDS is not over. Your support will NOT be forgotten.

I greatly appreciate your time, your consideration, and your donation. I will keep you posted on my progress. And PLEASE! FORWARD THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS WHO CARE!!!

Click the link below to make a donation:

Click here to visit my personal page.

Click here to view the team page for Team Funky Monkey LA

Chad to star in West Palm Beach Looped Production

Chad Allen
 

Chad Allen has replaced the previously announced Tony winner Jarrod Emick in the upcoming pre-Broadway engagement of Matthew Lombardo's Looped at the Cuillo Centre in West Palm Beach, FL.

Allen had created the role of Danny Miller in the world-premiere production of Looped at the Pasadena Playhouse this past summer.

In a statement producer Tony Cacciotti said, "We are all extremely excited to have Chad return to the production. He and Valerie have such remarkable chemistry together and will once again have audiences roaring with laughter. We are so grateful Chad's schedule has allowed him to continue with this project."

As previously reported, four-time Emmy Award winner Valerie Harper will star as Tallulah Bankhead in Looped, which begins performances Dec. 31 at the Florida venue with an official opening Jan. 7, 2009. Performances will continue through Feb. 15, 2009. Rob Ruggiero directs.

Looped, according to press notes, "tells the story of actress Tallulah Bankhead, the original celebrity bad girl who enters a film studio session to re-record (or 'loop') one line of dialogue for her final film, 'Die, Die My Darling.' What ensues is a showdown between an uptight sound editor and the outrageous legend. Southern, but by no means a belle, Ms. Bankhead was known for her wild partying that rivaled even today's superstars, including innumerable affairs with both male and female celebrities and outlandish exploits that were too scandalous to mention. Relish in the outrageously naughty wit of this sultry-voiced stage and film star!"

The Cuillo Centre for the Arts is located at 201 Clematis in West Palm Beach, FL. For tickets call (561) 835-9226 or visit www.cuillocentre.org.

Chad to star in Sea change

Chad Allen will star in the world premiere of Nick Salamone's Sea Change, to play the Davidson/Valentini Theatre, September 19-October 12. Jon Lawrence Rivera will direct.

The play takes place entirely on a small fishing vessel off the coast of Massachusetts, and chronicles the lives of five college friends -- three gay men and two lesbians -- who set sail on a whale-watching expedition in the summer of '74. The cast will also include Fran de Leon, Clay Storseth, Lisa Tharps, and Ryun Yu.

Chad JOINS NIGHT Shift CAST

August 20, 2008 - Announced today Chad will joining the cast of Night Shift SoapNet's night time version of General Hospital. Chad will play Eric Whitlow, the love interest of Dr. Kyle Julian. Chad will make his debut on September 23rd.

 

 

SAVE ME Theatrical RELEASE

June 21, 2008 - Just confirmed that Save Me will be released early September in theaters around the country. For more details on the release and screening dates visit the movie's official web site - www.savememovie.com

 

 

 

SAVE ME DVD RELEASE

June 17, 2008 - Netflix has just posted a February 17, 2009 release date for the Save Me DVD. See it on the big screen if you can though! Supporting gay films in the theaters helps bring more gay films to the big screen.

STrachey's Back

June 10, 2008 - Watch for two new Donald Strachey movies later this summer. Here! has announced that On the Other Hand, Death and Ice Blues will be released in late July and this fall respectively. Watch each movie's page on this site for the latest details!

Chad GETS LOOPED

June 10, 2008 - Looped is loosely based on the true story of Tallulah Bankhead (Valerie Harper), the original celebrity bad girl, who was called into a sound studio to re-record (“or loop”) one line from her final film Die, Die, My Darling.  The session was to have only taken 5 minutes, but instead lasted well over eight hours. Southern, but by no means a belle, Ms. Bankhead was known for her wild partying that outshined even today’s superstars, including innumerable affairs with male and female celebrities and outlandish exploits that were even investigated by the British secret service.  Relish in the promiscuity, scandal and outrageous wit of this sultry-voiced stage and film star.

Performances begin June 27 through August 3 at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 South El Molino Avenue in Pasadena, CA. Performance schedule is Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Schedule notes: There are no performances on Saturday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 1 at 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m., and Wednesday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m.  There will be one Wednesday matinee performance on July 23 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets range from $32.00 - $65.00.  Tickets are available by calling the Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-PLAY, by visiting the Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, open from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. daily excluding holidays and online at www.Pasadenaplayhouse.org.

Save Me Release?

June 10, 2008 - Rumors are running rampant that the much anticipated movie, Save Me may be released in late August/early September. We haven't heard anything official yet so watch this site for more information as it becomes available. In the mean time here are some screening dates:

  • Kansas City, MO... Tivoli Theatre... June 27, 2008
  • Durham, NC... North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival... August 14 - 17, 2008
  • 9/5 at the Clearview Chelsea Cinemas in Manhattan.
  • And tentatively set for 9/19 at Laemmle's Sunset 5 in LA.
Chad to Appear in Little Dog Laughed in CT

December 30, 2007 - TheaterWorks, Hartford's home for contemporary theater, announced today their upcoming production of the hilarious Tony-nominated comedy The Little Dog Laughed, with a cast that features television, film and theater actor Chad Allen, Broadway star Candy Buckley, and two exciting newcomers, Jeremy Jordan and Amanda Perez. Mr. Allen, having appeared as a series regular on Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, Our House, My Two Dads and St. Elsewhere as well as the Donald Strachey Mysteries films on Here! TV, is ideally suited to join the cast of Douglas Carter Beane's sexy hit play. The production runs January 25 through March 9, 2008 at the TheaterWorks' chic underground venue in downtown Hartford. Audiences should note that the production contains nudity and strong language. More Info

Downtown Premiere Info

March 20, 2007 - "DOWNTOWN" THEATER PREMIERE & RELEASES
APOLLO THEATER APRIL 17 2006

APRIL 20, 2007

CITY CINEMA VILLAGE EAST     AMC THEATRES - EMPIRE 25
181 2ND AVENUE                    234 WEST 42ND STREET
NY NY 10003                         NY NY 10036

(212)529-6998                      (212)398-3939

For more information on Downtown: A Street Tale check out the movie's MySpace page for all the latest information. There is also a trailer, and music from the movie's soundtrack, including a new recording of the song Downtown by Irene Cara.

This movie was shot in the late fall of 2001. This is your chance to see a younger Chad!

Downtown Gets Release Date

February 11, 2007 - Slowhand Cinema Releasing has acquired the distribution rights to indie feature "Downtown: A Street Tale" and will release the pic April 20.

Pic's cast, headed by Genevieve Bujold and Chad Allen, also includes Domenica Cameron Scorsese, daughter of Martin Scorsese. Joey Dedio wrote, produced and stars in the pic, which was directed by Rafal Zielinski ("Fun").

"Downtown," a production of Silvio Sardi Communications and Electric Wonderland Entertainment, revolves around a makeshift family of six struggling with homelessness and the challenges of life on the street. It premiered at the 2004 AFI Fest.

Other cast members include Burt Young ("Rocky"), John Savage ("The Deer Hunter") and Flora Martinez. Irene Cara has recorded a cover of Petula Clark's "Downtown" for the soundtrack.

Slowhand plans to open the pic in New York and L.A.

SEE CHAD & ROBERT GANT AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

January 13, 2007 - Hang out with Chad Allen and Robert Gant in Park City, Utah at the Sundance Film Festival. Chad and Robert will be meeting and greeting with fans and film buffs at the Queer Lounge, located at the 4th floor of the Silver King Hotel, 1485 Empire Avenue, Park City, on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Chad and Robert will be sharing stories about making the film and their ideas for future projects. Take a break from the slopes and cinema and come join us.

SAVE ME PREMIERES AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

January 13, 2007 - We are very excited to announce that Chad's latest movie project, Save Me, will have its world premiere this month at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Showings during the Festival will be Sunday January 21 at 8:30 pm (Park City), Monday January 22 at 9:00 am (Park City) and 9:00 pm (Salt Lake City), and Friday January 26 at 8:30 (Park City).

According to the Festival program, Save Me is a film about redemption. Mark (Chad Allen) a lost young, gay man leads a wild life of drugs and meaningless sex, searching desperately to fill the emptiness in his soul. When Mark finally hits bottom, his brother checks him into Genesis House, a 12-step, Christian, "ex-gay" ministry specializing in healing sexual brokenness.

Genesis House is the life mission of Gayle (Judith Light) and her husband Ted (Stephen Lang), Haunted by her past, Gayle is determined to save young homosexual men from their personal demons. Scott (Robert Gant), one of the program's "fifth phasers," is Mark's mentor. The growing friendship between these two men threatens Gayle. Increasingly suspect of Scott's motives, Gayle fights back, refusing to let her carefully controlled world fall apart. Torn by the specter of damnation and the pull of their hearts, Mark and Scott are forced to confront their truth.

Your webmaster will be attending the premiere so we should hopefully have lots of photos to share with all of you next year.

CHAD GEARS UP FOR AIDS LIFECYCLE 6

January 1, 2007 - Chad's already got his butt back in the seat training for his second bicycle journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles as part of AIDS Lifecycle 6. As of now he's set a goal of raising $10,000 for AIDS charities in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas, however with your help we can hopefully double that and top his total from last year of just over $25,000.00.

Once again to help Chad raise funds Chad Allen Online had created a wonderful collection of Team Lazzari gear to buy and demonstrate your support.

You can keep up to date on Chad's training at his team web site. Also click here to make your donation to help Chad reach his fundraising goal.

In a note to his supporters Chad said:

Last Year our team was the third highest fundraiser for LA!!! This year I KNOW, with our help... we can do even BETTER!!

I need your dollars, yes. I also need your voice so check in often and let me hear from you. I wanna know you are on board with us for real and I wanna hear your cheers!!

All the way to the finish line!!!

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