"GLEE" cast members to appear in a special panel discussion during Outfest 2009



Saturday, July 18 at DGA 1

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 29, 2009) – Outfest 2009, the 27th Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, has announced the participants of its Special Events panel for FOX’s highly anticipated new comedy series “Glee”: cast members Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch, as well as co-creator and writer Ian Brennan and executive producer Dante Di Loreto.

The Q&A will follow the screening of a never-before-broadcast episode on Saturday, July 18 at 1:30pm at the Director’s Guild of America (DGA 1).

From Ryan Murphy, the creator of “Nip/Tuck,” comes “Glee,” a new comedy that critics have called “incredible, amazing, inspiring and remarkable” and “the hottest new show of the season.” The series follows an optimistic teacher who – against all odds and the wishes of his wife –attempts to restore his school’s glee club to its former glory, while helping a group of aspiring underdogs realize their true star potential. ”Glee” premieres Wednesday, Sept. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

In addition to “Glee,” Outfest will host a panel Q&A with the talent and creative team of HBO’s “Big Love” (July 19 at 5:00pm at DGA 1), and will also be screening the critically acclaimed Lifetime drama “Prayers for Bobby” starring Sigourney Weaver and Ryan Kelley (July 19 at 12:00pm at DGA 1).

Outfest is the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media. Outfest 2009, the nation’s leading LGBT festival and the oldest continuously running film festival in the city will be held July 9 to 19.

For more information and for a complete listing of films in the Festival, log on to www.Outfest.orgor call 213-480-7065. Special ticket packages are also available. Outfest 2009 is presented by HBO and the grand sponsors are Absolut Vodka and V Australia, with Premiere sponsors: The Directors Guild of America, My104.3 FM, One Hope Wineries, Regent Media and Stella Artois .