STUDIO ONE FOREVER, the Documentary
(Official Selection – OUT at the Movies Int Film Fest - Winston-Salem, NC)
Screening Date: Oct 1, 2023
Studio One was more than just a disco; it was a mecca for gay men looking for identity in a world that saw them as outcasts. Its adjoining nightclub, The Backlot, merged the gay community with the Hollywood elite for the first time.
From 1974-1993 it became the center of nightlife in West Hollywood and the staging ground for the rise of the LGBT rights movement and the fight against the AIDS crisis.
STUDIO ONE FOREVER - CAST & CREW:
Director: Marc Saltarelli
Stephen Israel, Michael Alden, Marc Saltarelli, Lloyd Coleman, Gary Steinberg, Chris Isaacson, Michael Roth, Loree Gold, Steve Saltarelli, John Jude Duran
Associate Producer: Donald “Daddy Don” Anspauch, Jr.
Gary Carnow, Alan Eichler, Michael Humenuik, Pauley Perrette, Drew Sklar
Co-Executive Producer: Matt Zarley
Chita Rivera, Bruce Vilanch, Sam Harris, Melissa Rivers, Felipe Rose, Lance Bass, Thelma Houston, Freda Payne, Roslyn Kind, Julie Budd, Charlo Crossley, Michael Koth, Gary Mortimer, John Jude Duran, Carol Taylor DiPietro, Michael Solomo and more.
Cinematographer: Kenneth Yeung, Marc Saltarelli
Editor: Marc Saltarelli
Animator: Videns, Chris "Wheelz" Curry
Composer: Kerry Muzzey
Sound Design: Josh Hurley
Music: Jake Simpson, Kerry Muzzey, Mitch Kaplan