Mindy Sterling Brings First Emmy Nomination To Lesbian Network tello Films

July 18, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
July 18, 2017 - Mindy Sterling brings first Emmy Nomination to lesbian network tello Films. This also makes tello films the first lesbian online network to receive such an honor. Sterling, best known for her role as Frau Farbissina in the "Austin Powers" movie series, was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series in the tello original, "secs & EXECS." Sterling received two nominations in this category.

Now in its tenth year, tello films has produced and distributed innovative, high-quality web series with a lesbian/queer focus. Other original programming for the network are: "Nikki & Nora", "Plus One", "Maybelle" and "Skirtchasers" .

"We are unbelievably excited at tellofilms.com," said tello founder Christin Baker, "When the opportunity came to work with Mindy Sterling it was a no-brainer and now that she is nominated it was clearly a wonderful choice. She is so generous and fun. We are honored that she has a nomination from 'secs & EXECS'."

"secs & EXECS" was co-produced and directed by TV veteran Stan Zimmerman, who is known for such shows as "Roseanne", "The Golden Girls", and "Gilmore Girls". Zimmerman and James Berg created and wrote the 6 part webseries. They recently gained national attention with their pilot script "Silver Foxes", a gay men's "Golden Girls".

Mindy Sterling plays Shirla, the politico, pot smoking, career assistant, in this office comedy. The shows follows the relationships between four different executives and their assistants at Kathletics, a women's wear company. The story is told with a "Rashomon"-style, seeing two distinct points of view, the bosses and their secretaries. Sandra Bernhard, Olivia d'Abo, Daniela Bobadilla, Parvesh Cheena, Natalie Dreyfuss, Bayne Gibby, Miguel Pinzon and Travina Springer round out the cast.

"Mindy Sterling is my good luck charm", said Stan Zimmerman. "I've done many theatrical productions with Mindy and am beyond thrilled to see her recognized for our first filmed project together. We hope this brings more attention to our crazy little comedy."

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