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Harley Wallen’s Tale of Tails Racks up Many Wins on the Film Festival Circuit

New York, NY, October 6, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- After a long and very successful festival run with some historic wins including the first time ever “Tale of Tails” won Best TV Series, Best Lead Actor in a TV Series or film and Best Director at the 26th Annual Indie Gathering and turned around the following week and won the esteemed Golden Statue at the Hollywood Global Film Festival. “Tale of Tails” will be available on multiple platforms in late September (Tubi, Amazon/IMDb TV and Vudu to start with other outlets pending) and foreign sales in much of Europe.

The series is co-produced by original creator Tevis Marcum, Producer and Lead Actress Kaiti Wallen, Writer/Editor Steve Kopera and Writer/Director and Lead Actor Harley Wallen.

Short synopsis:
Tails is not a white-collar gentlemen’s club. It’s a borderline-legal bar with topless dancers and a back room where anything goes for the right price. Nick, the owner, keeps Tails afloat by taking advantage of the desperate women who dance for money and the desperate men who pay for female attention. When a dead body shows up in the bathroom, Nick’s control begins to unravel. Hunted by an ambitious, relentless cop, Nick’s enemies begin to surround him. He must decide how many friends to sacrifice in order to save himself.

When asked how surprising the series festival success has been Harley said “I felt like we had something special when we worked on the story but as we started filming it really came alive and I felt we had a place and an audience, but I do not take the festival accolades and reviews for granted and how well the series did as a ‘Tubi Exclusive’ was also a big compliment but I’m excited we will be available to a bigger audience with the additional outlets and all the new countries we’ll be in.”

“I get asked a lot about our guest stars and their impact and they were all really great! Yan Birch and Blanca Blanco actually came with me to the Hollywood Globals awards gala to accept the beautiful Golden Statue. They’ve been incredibly supportive and are excited about the possibilities and opportunities as Season 2 is currently being written,” said Wallen.

Tale of Tails had an amazing run at the film festival circuit with wins at Austin International Art Festival, Paris Play Film Festival, Toronto Film and Script Awards, Los Angeles Film Awards, Hollywood International Golden Age Awards, Crown Woods International Film Festival, Adbhooture Film Festival, Florence Film Awards, The IndieFest Film Awards, The Indie Gathering and Hollywood Global. They’re also finalists at the WSXA Awards and Best Indie Film Awards and also Official Selection at LA Indies, Gold Star Movie Awards, Chicago Indie Awards, Montreal Independent Film Festival, Russia’s White Nights Film Festival, Dubai Independent Film Festival, Moody Crab Film Fest and Top Indie Film Awards.

“With his new series “Tale of Tails”, director Harley Wallen weaves together a tale rich in drama, suspense, and intrigue set against the backdrop of the adult entertainment world. Replete with narratives that are not often explored in film and television in such a thought-provoking way, we are excited to share Harley’s work with a wider public audience!” said Rob Johnson, Founder of Homestead Entertainment, who is handling the project’s distribution.

When asked what to expect for Season 2 Wallen said “More action for once, more guest stars and I’m really excited about us having more time to get the story really strong and take the plot to a new level, a lot of people have asked for a longer season and longer episodes but we’re planning on keeping episodes to around 20 minutes but want to up to 10 episodes for Season 2.”

Unfortunately when we asked Wallen the whereabouts of Amber he pleaded the 5th.

Look for Season 1 of “Tale of Tails” with this new artwork soon on Amazon Prime, Vudu, IMDb TV and Tubi. For more info on “Tale of Tails”, please go to https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11620272/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Harley and Kaiti Wallen are both represented by The Williamson Management Company.

African American Women in Cinema Partners with Pavillon Afriques at The Marche du Film, Cannes Film Festival

Cannes, France, July 3, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- African American Women in Cinema announces new, historical partnership with Pavillon Afriques at the Marche du Film, Cannes Film Festival, July 6-15, 2021.

This historic partnership will screen power films from talented filmmakers. The Legendary Marion Williams directed by Amber Monet shows the life of the talented gospel singer and the ultimate sacrifices she made in her career. The film What’s in a Name – Versace Story directed by Terence Gordon shows the humble beginnings and the fall of Alfredo Versace. For The Love of Diggs directed by Tonia Grady shines light on the life of retired postal worker Thomas Diggs and how he helped the children in his neighborhood stay off the streets, off of drugs, and out of jail. In film A Different Way directed by Lauren Merkley, New York Police Department first female chaplain, Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, shares her story as a first responder, and discusses the essential role faith plays in supporting and rebuilding community and business in such times.

Films featured in the festival will also highlight changes that need to happen to enhance our communities. Chicago: America’s Hidden War directed by Dimas Salaberrios showcases the importance of fasting and prayer and how the church can bring the city of Chicago together against homicides.

“We are so pleased to be in partnership with the stellar Pavillon Afriques! Being able to highlight talented filmmakers at this prestigious film festival is truly incredible! We look forward to a Historical time!” states, Terra Renee, AAWIC President.

The partnership between African American Women in Cinema and Pavillon Afriques will be included as a virtual segment of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. To learn more about African American Women in Cinema, visit www.aawic.org

Pavillon Afriques is a space devoted to cinema from Africa and its diaspora within the Marché du Film of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Pavillon Afriques is dedicated to the promotion of the African movie industry in all its aspects so it becomes an integral part of its development.

African America Women in Cinema (AAWIC) is a 501 3c non-profit organization who serves as a continuous support for the vibrant work of women filmmakers for the past twenty-three years. AAWIC provides a platform to showcase aligning experienced and novice filmmakers, directors, producers, screenwriter, and actors. Our mission is to expand, explore, and create business opportunities for minority women filmmakers throughout the entertainment industry. It is the goal of AAWIC to give artistic women a path to fulfilling their dreams through showcasing their talents, exposure to peers’ interaction, mentoring by established professionals.

African American Women In Cinema and The United Black Wall Street of America Commemorates Black Wall Street

Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 7, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- African American Women In Cinema in partnership with The United Black Wall Street of America, Inc Hosted a Historical film festival commemorating the centennial 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma massacre on ay 29, 2021 at the Greenwood Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This historic event featured films depicting the tragedy as well as unique conversations with the descendants and an educational keynote panel on “The Role of Blacks in the West.” During the historic occasion, there were many rare moments such as the President of African American Women In Cinema, Ms. Terra Renee conversation with the “First Family” of Taft, Oklahoma whose mother, Mayor Lelia Foley Davis was the first African American Woman Mayor in the United States. The First Family talked about how it was being the children of such an Iconic figure.

The event also Honored Dr. Jana Woodhouse, A Wall Street Pioneer, Laurel Stradford whose cousin Lauren introduced President Biden after sharing their family history in Tulsa. Other Honorees included, Matt McCoy, CEO of Soul City Network Broadcast LLC on Comcast and Verizon and Tam Lawrence, Founder of Exposure Television.

African American Women in Cinema (AAWIC) organization has served as a continuous support for the vibrant work of women filmmakers for the twenty-three years. AAWIC has provide a platform to showcase aligning experienced and novice filmmakers, directors, producers, screenwriters and/or actors. Our mission is to expand, explore and create business opportunities for minority women filmmakers throughout the entertainment industry. It is the goal of AAWIC to give artistic women a path to fulfilling their dreams through showcasing their talents, exposure to peers’ interaction, and mentoring by established professionals.

The program was sponsored by Soul City Network Broadcast LLC, Bromont Program and World Financial Group Insurance Agency, LLC https://www.worldfinancialgroup.com/ and Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. https://www.tfaconnect.com/

For more information on this Historic event please visit AAWICBWS.US