This June, we will be holding our CineSLAM Film Slam Seminars on board the Celebrity Summit, as part of the 2012 Pride of the Ocean film festival program. Pride of the Ocean is a week-long film festival on the high seas! En route from NY to Bermuda, Pride of the Ocean screens some of the most important LGBT films of today. For more info on this fabulous film festival cruise, visit PrideoftheOcean.com.
We have some great representation from the west coast, with the dynamic team, Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges! How they were able to find the oldest lesbian in the word is a question you may ask when you meet them on board the Celebrity Summit.
Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges
Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges are a two-dyke documentary team that tackles every aspect of filmmaking, from pre-production through post and distribution. Renee, a two-time Emmy-winning news photographer, and Mary Jo, who began her career in radio programming and music production, combined their talents in 2000 to create Traipsing Thru Films, Inc. They produced the musical/comedy Dykes & Their Dogs, Lesbian Fashion?, Divas Breaking Taboos, Bessie, Billie & Ruth, Texas Bullshit!, Michelle or Hillary and their new short The Oldest LESBIAN in the World!. Their first “mainstream” feature, Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars, aired on CNN Presents. While Bessie, Billie & Ruth aired during Black History Month. Sotile and Godges are also making their mark filming red carpet interviews for on-line LGBT magazines and bloggers, including LGBTPOV.com and FrontiersLA.com, and have been tagged “red carpet experts” by SheWired.