Thursday, April 14, 2016

David Millbern Hosts New Game Show “Modd Couples”

Produced by Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with David Millbern who hosts Here TV’s outrageous new game show “Modd Couples” where straight and LGBTQ couples compete for a fabulous prize. With his co-host comedian Olivia Harewood, “Modd Couples” features two couples one gay and one straight battling it out over three rounds to win fabulous prizes. All six episodes are currently available on Here TV as well as on various streaming services including Here TV’s Hulu channel and YouTube Premium channel. “Modd Couples” brings couples together to prove how well they know one another and over the course of each episode the couples rely on that intimate knowledge as they compete across three rounds of play with escalating challenges. The result is groundbreaking with some of the most hilarious and unexpected antics on TV. The three competitive rounds include Couples Speak, That’s Super Awkward and The Lightning List that begins with the “Kiss Off” segment where the couples get intimate by kissing for 10 seconds then David and Olivia judge which couple had the hottest kiss and that couple begins the final round. We talked to David about his inspiration for “Modd Couples” and his spin on our LGBT issues.

When asked what he would like to see happen for LGBT equality in the next few years Millbern stated, “Well with marriage equality being the law of the land that is such a celebration but there are still many things that are left to be dealt with. Religious Freedom Laws are coming about trying to counteract that (marriage equality) are very disturbing and I’m very proud of Hollywood banding together and pulling productions from those states that pass such laws. Certainly discrimination in the workplace is still an area that needs work. The fight is not over but we certainly had a big win and now is not the time to give up because there are situations out there that still need our attention and again with a show like “Modd Couples” a fun comedy show, I think we can bridge that gap with positive role images showing that you know what, we’re all alike, everyone can be who they want to be and everyone can get the respect that they deserve. That kind of feeling in this country needs constant vigilance and that’s what I want to do. That’s what Here Media does every day 24/7 and I’m very proud to be part of that movement.”

David Millbern first emerged as a child actor and by the age of 17 he had already studied and worked with famed acting guru Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in NYC. After graduating from Northwestern University a role on ABC’s “General Hospital” brought him to Los Angeles where he was discovered by Roger Corman who starred David in his first feature film “The Slumber Party Massacre” which became a cult favorite and produced 2 sequels. Many more feature film roles followed including Sir Ian McKellen’s doctor in the Oscar-winning “Gods and Monsters”. He has also appeared in numerous Lifetime Network movies. Recently David produced the female thriller “The Nurse” starring Emmy nominee John Heard and the upcoming “Hush-Up Sweet Charlotte” a comedic parody that’s playing the film festival circuit. Currently as director of programming for Here TV Millbern produces “Cinema Conversations” as well as their sit-com, “From here! on OUT” starring Terry Ray and Emmy-winning Juliet Mills which has been picked up for a second season and his new game show “Modd Couples” created by Paul Colichman, Millbern, and Terry Ray. Colichman and Stephen P. Jarchow are the Executive Producers. Millbern is the producer and directs the series along with Mike Scantlan.
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1 comment:

Marilyn Rosen said...

Loved the trailer...can't wait to binge watch...great interview with David, a very dedicated and optimistic advocate.