expands creative programming with their "Pitch to Production Contest"

August 08, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
August 8, 2016 - tello's first ever "Pitch to Production Contest" was a tremendous success! A BIG thank you to all that submitted their pitches! Submissions were sent in from all over the country, with themes varying from action to comedy to drama to sci-fi.

We received so many submissions that we couldn't narrow it down to just three finalists. So, instead we selected four outstanding pitches that we will be moving to the next stage of development. We will be working with these finalists throughout the process, and you'll be able to see their progress first hand.

Our finalists are:
  • "Arrow to the Heart" by Ali Davis
  • "Circling The Drain" by Lisa Udelson
  • "Curious Georgie" by Lisa Tedesco
  • "The Space Between" by Khirsten Doolan

  • "Since launching the Premium Content section of, this site has gone through unpresendented growth. We have filled a niche, and our economic model is working. We want to continue to encourage and empower filmmakers to make more content for our community. I couldn't think of a better way then to open up a distribution and content deal to the community," said Christin Baker, co-founder and CEO of

    The next phase of the contest is for the finalist to make a pitch video for the community to view and share. Bridget McManus, the Vice President of Development, who is a prolific creator and producer in her own right and has multiple projects on, will guide the winning film maker in the creative process in order to bring their "Pitch to Production" for distribution on

    "As an indie filmmaker, I'm ecstatic about teaming up with other creatives to assist them in making their series. There are never enough stories from the queer female perspective. tello is literally making dreams come true, and I'm so honored to be a part of that." said McManus.

    tello LLC, is a web-based video distribution company for films made for/by/or about lesbians. Internet surfers from around the globe can go to and have the ability to view completely original content. tello LLC also produces original programming to air on their website. They have such hits as the webseries' Nikki & Nora, Plus One and Maybelle, featuring McManus. tello LLC grew out of a passion and belief that there are not enough venues for films made by for/by/or about lesbians; rather than lamenting this fact, tello decided to change it.

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