Billy & Alan nominated for Best Documentary in Daytona
Billy & Alan, a documentary about the struggles of a gay man navigating the system following the suicide of his partner, has been nominated for Best Documentary at the Daytona Beach Film Festival. The film, which tells the story of writer Billy Manes, was directed and produced by Vicki Nantz. It was an Official Selection at both the 2013 Global Peace Film Festival and the Ft. Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. It will screen at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Daytona. For tickets, visit DBFF.org.
Converge Orlando partners with Disney Destinations
With a contribution of more than $25K, Disney Destinations bought itself a seat at the table on the board of Converge Orlando, Inc., Central Florida’s LGBT-inclusive Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Disney will officially join at the President’s Level in 2014. “This partnership opens to the door to endless possibilities for LGBT Tourism to Orlando,” Mikael Audebert, President and Executive Director at Converge doing business as OrlandoGayTravel.com announced on Facebook. “I have held my tongue back for weeks now…But I no longer can (and I was told IT’S okay to talk about it)! Yes, it is true. Disney through Disney Destinations has become the largest member of Converge Orlando, joining this new & fresh organization at the President Level ($25,000) and thus having a seat on the Board of Directors in 2014.” An official press release will be shared with the media once its finalized by both parties, he added.
Campaign Kickoff for Orlando realtor
Orlando real estate agent Eric Rollings, who serves as membership director for the Metropolitan Business Association (MBA), has planned a campaign kickoff in his run for the Orange Soil and Water Conservation District. The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at uOwn Real Estate, 811 N Orange Ave. Rollings, who currently serves the board as an appointed associate supervisor, is Vice President-Elect of Wadeview Park Neighborhood Association. For more information, call 407-256-2470.
Wanzie pulls his last ball at Bingo!
After seven and half years of handling the balls at Beach Blanket Bingo, which became Bingo Express, which became Bingo With Bawlz, Michael Wanzie called his very last Bingo ball on Oct. 23. Ginger Minj will replace Wanzie as he leaves day-to-day resort operations at Parliament House. In addition, Doug Ba’aser will host Wanzie’s Trivia On The Rocks. At press time, Wanzie hinted at an announcement of his future endeavors. Stay tuned WatermarkOnline.com for updates.