Dorians TV Toast 2020 Superstar Event Coming!
The Inaugural Dorians TV Toast 2020 from Karel.Media and GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Critics is coming ! The Toast to TV will feature a don’t-miss all star lineup!
The show will be a “virtual pub” experience, according to producer and Host Karel.
“The theme of the Dorians, an homage to Oscar Wilde and Dorian Gray, has always been a toast, in a pub, a celebration, a gay Golden Globes in a happening watering hole, one Oscar would have been proud to attend,” Karel stated. “Even when they weren’t held in actual pubs, the free-wheeling spirit and camaraderie a pub conjures has always been the goal.”
So, how to capture that virtually?
“That’s the challenge all shows are facing in this day, isn’t it,” he continue. “We have yet to see how Emmy handles it, although I’ve heard they’ve asked all nominees to film an acceptance speech, can you imagine! The DNC was watched by 122 plus million people, and I wonder if many tuned in to see how they were going to do it as much as the what they were going to do. It’s a creative challenge, and it feels good to be challenged in a positive way.”
Karel.Media’s team will again include head of production, cinematography and editing, Brandon Riley Miller. Miller, who completed 60 episodes of “Karel’s Life In Segments” for Karel.Media and Free Speech TV, will handle all the video assembly. “He’s really like an air-traffic controller right about now,” Karel laughed.
It’s a family affair this year, because of the situation according to Karel. So that means calling upon friends of his own and GALECA’s to get the job done in time.
RuPaul Drag Race Superstar Chad Michaels is presenting, comedy and TV icon Margaret Cho, award-show legend Bruce Vilanche and more videos come in every day. Winners will be announced during the telecast, but for obvious reasons, have been made aware before hand and, according to Karel, “the response from the TV community to the Dorians, to GALECA, has been overwhelming. Our talent booker, Makiko Ushiyama, has been met with such cooperation and spirit of participation for the Toast and the Dorians by the nominees and winners, their studios and PR people. It’s truly amazing, we have A-list superstars any Toast would blush to get,” he added.
Karel is hosting, or as he puts it, “I’m the person that’s there with the live feed in case something goes wrong, throwing the show from video to video like a MTV VJ in the 1980s. The stars of the show will truly be the winners, the nominees, presenters and the incredible panel of GALECA members that will be talking about each award as well. This isn’t a typical Toast, or award. It’s more fun, like a party that you learn a lot at, meet fun people, see a few stars. “
A list of nominees can be found here.