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Directors Give Glimpse Behind the Scenes in ‘Grrl’s Guide to Filmmaking’

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Award-winning filmmaker Rolla Selbak debuts her online “interview” series “Grrl’s Guide To Filmmaking,” sharing her personal Hollywood vlogs as she visits some of LA’s busiest lesbian filmmakers.

“Grrl’s Guide To Filmmaking”offers an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes, into the writers’ room at Paramount Studios with Faith Soloway (“Transparent”); stumbles into Cathy DeBuono’s backyard; gets the juicy details from Guinevere Turner and how she came up with the title “The L Word”, and more.

Season One kicks off on Aug. 10 with an up-close-and-personal interview with Faith Soloway, which will stream on

Writer Faith Soloway

Writer Faith Soloway

Selbak is an award-winning filmmaker who is part of the San Francisco Women’s Film Institute Leadership council, and is responsible for creating and producing the S.F International Women’s On-line Film Festival.

The mastermind behind the web series “Kiss Her I’m Famous,” starring Tracy Ryerson and Ilea Matthews, which satirizes the booming business of the sex tape madness. Selbak, who grew up in the Middle East, wrote and directed the internationally acclaimed feature film “Three Veils”, starring Sheetal Sheth, Mercedes Masohn and Eric Avari.  The film confronts delicate subject matters such as arranged marriage, homosexuality, and love within the Muslim-American subculture, and portrays the leading female characters as human beings first, women second, and their cultural surroundings as veils that dictate how much of their inner-selves are revealed.

Her previous feature, “Making Maya”, has found a successful niche within the independent film world, and has been screened at film festivals and universities nation-wide.  She was a Winner of the LinkTV’s One Nation Many Voices film competition in 2008 for her documentary “Green Blue Sea.”

EPISODE GUIDE:  Episode 1 – Faith Soloway, Aug. 10; EP2 – Cathy DeBuono, Aug. 17;  EP3 – Cathryn Hayes, Aug. 24; EP4 – Heather de Michele & Gretchen Michelfeld – Aug. 31; EP5 – Guinevere Turner, Sept. 7. GO West Hollywood GO WEHO LGBT Entertainment News and Industry

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