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Welcome to Spec Labs new blog!

Updated: Apr 12, 2021

Spec Lab Films is

excited to announce:

Boys Don’t Wear Dresses was screened for Johnson & Johnson’s Transgender Day of Visibility global event on March 31st, 2021.

This event (exclusive to J & J’s employees) was designed to advocate and educate their employees about the LGBQT+ communities to help bring more awareness and acceptance within J & J.

Their *“Open & Out” & “Alliance for Diverse Abilities”* employee resource groups saw our film and immediately reached out to Jason Weissbrod, the film’s director & co-founder of Spectrum Laboratory.

They expressed how much they loved the film, saying it was a “breath of fresh air” and wanted to share the film with their J & J families. In addition to screening Boys Don’t Wear Dresses, J & J conducted an interview with the films creators: Aloni Schorin & Jason Weissbrod, which aired directly after the film.

Aloni & Jason set out to make a film that not only showcases the amazing diverse, inclusive talent at Spectrum Laboratory, but also speaks true to many of the struggles that autistic and LGBQT+ individuals encounter in their lives.

We hope this film keeps positive conversations going and inspires others to be their true selves. Spectrum Laboratory is thrilled that our coming of age family friendly fairy tale is getting the exposure and love we all hoped for!

Aloni Schorin, producer, co-writer and inspiration behind the story, is very proud that her film is getting this kind of recognition. Watch Aloni Schorin's testimonial for Spec Labs below:

Boys Don’t Wear Dresses

was an official selection for

17 film festivals & won 6 awards,

including for best screenplay,

for audience choice, and for favorite film!

To learn more about Boys Don’t Wear Dresses

please visit our website, Instagram, & Facebook!

And click on the image below to visit our IMDb page:

This section is about our artists getting jobs/professional work in the entertainment industry.

Today’s student spotlight: Shane McKaskle!

Shane McKaskle booked a Voice Over Dubbing job for HBO MAX!! Spec Labs co-founder Jason Weissbrod secured Shane with the audition and Spec Labs Head of Voice Acting, Cathy McAuley, coached him on the audition! It's a "hush hush" show at the present moment, but once we can share the news which show and episode he'll be on, we'll let you all know!

For now you can check out some of Shane's wonderful artwork below!

Copyright @ Shane McKaskle 2021.

PS: Also, with launching our new blog/newsletter we’d like to announce that our Merch Store (partnered with Sevenly) has recently launched!

Check out our awesome collection curated by our very own students' artwork! Come grab a mug, a t-shirt, a sequin pillow and much more! Spec Labs gets a donation with every purchase, which will go towards art scholarships for our wonderful and talented students!

View the entire collection here!

And don't forget to check out our free Mindfulness classes:

(Mondays @ 12:00 PM & Fridays @ 5:15 PM) and check out our new Mindfulness channel.

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