• Rex Sikes' Movie Beat chats with The Reel Truth author Reed Martin Pt 5

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    Reed Martin Pt 5 interviewed for his book are independent film icons Kim Peirce, Terry Zwigoff, Werner Herzog, Doug Liman, Harmony Korine, Atom Egoyan, documentary flimmakers Barbara Kopple, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, and 'Pulp Fiction' producer Lawrence Bender, 'Juno' producer Lianne Halfon, and 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' producer Anthony Bregman, among others. Among the directors that talked with Martin were recent Oscar winner Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire"), Kenneth Lonergan ("You Can Count on Me"), Seth Gordon ("The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters") and Harmony Korine ("Kids"). Since 2001, Reed Martin has taught "Film Marketing, Distribution, and Exhibition," a course he created at Columbia Business School and later developed at NYU's Stern School of Business. The course seeks to teach students how to apply effective film industry marketing and brand-building techniques to the launching and brand-building of traditional consumer products. Reed started work on "The Reel Truth" in 2001 after attending the Sundance Film Festival in 2001 and hearing that many of the biggest names in the independent film world had encountered the very same roadblocks and pitfalls on the road to getting their projects completed. After that he set about compiling a list of production and post-production landmines that aspiring filmmakers should look out for, since nearly all of them would have been avoidable had someone tapped them on the shoulder just five minutes before calling "action" or "cut." Reed interviewed enough i filmmakers to compile their advice and best-practices into a 540-page book.  Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com

  • Rex Sikes' Movie Beat chats with documentary producer/director Bob Hercules PT 2

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    Bob Hercules PT 2 is an award-winning producer/director and co-owner of Media Process Group—a Chicago-based production company. Hercules received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University’s School of Communication in 1979 and his Master of Arts degree in Film from the University of Michigan in 1983. Hercules’ work has been seen widely on PBS, the Discovery Channel, IFC, The Learning Channel and through television syndication nationwide. His newest documentary, Radical Disciple: The Story of Father Pfleger, chronicles the iconoclastic priest, Mike Pfleger, whose confrontational methods to fight racism has put him in direct conflict with the Catholic hierarchy. Premiered at the 2009 Black Harvest Film Festival. Hercules 2007 film, Senator Obama Goes to Africa, was released on DVD by First Run Features and has run on television stations in over 100 countries. The film is a chronicle of Obama’s momentous 2006 diplomatic trip to Africa, including a stop at his late father’s homeland near Kisumu, Kenya. Hercules’ 2006 documentary, Forgiving Dr. Mengele, tells the remarkable story of Auschwitz survivor and former ‘Mengele twin’ Eva Mozes Kor, whose decision to forgive the perpetrators as an act of self-healing sparked a firestorm of criticism. The film won the Special Jury Prize at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival and the Crystal Heart Award at the 2006 Heartland Film Festival. Currently in home video release from First Run Features. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com

  • Rex Sikes Movie Beat chats with actor Dolph Lundgren

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    Dolph Lundgren's motion picture debut came in the 1985 James Bond feature A VIEW TO A KILL. ‘I’m on screen for no more than ten seconds, if you blink you miss me...’. But, it was Dolph’s performance in ROCKY IV later that year that got him noticed worldwide. After a 9 month audition process among 5,000 hopefuls, Dolph was chosen by Sylvester Stallone to be his fearsome Soviet opponent in the ring, Captain Ivan Drago. From here Dolph  build a solid career as an international action-hero & has since starred in more than thirty-five feature films. In the eighties & nineties, Lundgren played the classic action lead in such films as MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO co-starring the late Brandon Lee & BLACKJACK by Hong-Kong action legend John Woo. In the 90’s Lundgren also turned in some memorable performances as the main villain to other action stars, most notably in UNIVERSAL SOLDIER opposite Jean Claude Van Damme, directed by Roland Emmerich & “JOHNNY MNEMONIC opposite Keanu Reeves. Dolph made the move behind the camera to become a director six years ago. Since then, Dolph has directed five feature films. His production company Thor Pictures is currently developing several projects, which he will produce, star & direct. His two latest  projects are a feature he co-wrote & directed, COMMAND PERFORMANCE produced by Avi Lerner & Nu Image Films – & ICARUS, a neo-noir thriller, shot in Vancouver, BC. In 2009 Dolph co-starred with fellow action star Jean-Claude Van Damme in UNIVERSAL SOLDIER REGENERATION, a sequel to the film that paired the two European actors back in the 90’s. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat for other great interviews, cast & crew listings, events, premieres & more at rexsikes.com

  • Rex Sikes' Movie Beat chats with director Dallas Jenkins Pt 3

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    Director Dallas Jenkins In Pt 3 we will discuss film & much more. He with produced the $2 million independent "Hometown Legend" at the age of 25, ultimately guiding it to Warner Brothers for distribution. Dallas made his directing debut with the short film "Cliché," which "FilmThreat.com" called "Fast and funny...ingenious," and his next short film, "Midnight Clear", starring Stephen Baldwin, won a Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival and was the opening night selection of the San Diego Film Festival. In 2006, he was the Co-Executive Producer of "Though None Go With Me," a movie based on his father's book that aired on The Hallmark Channel. His feature directing debut, also called "Midnight Clear," was based on his short film and was featured in over a dozen film festivals, including winning the Cinequest Film Festival award for "Best First Feature" and the "Audience Choice" award at the Kansas Int'l Film Festival. It's currently available on DVD from Lionsgate. In 2009, Dallas directed his 2nd feature film, entitled "What If...," starring Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, John Ratzenberger, and Debby Ryan. The film is scheduled for an early 2010 release. He is scheduled to direct the feature film "Riven" in early 2010. He also blogs on film regularly at http://www.jenkins-entertainment.com and is doing a detailed behind the scenes video blog at http://whatifmovie.wordpress.com. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com

  • BAN RADIO with Ella: Part 1-Holiday Book Showcase

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    Happy Holidays!   Santa's Book & Babes Showcase, a totally online literary event, was created to start a national conversation about what we want our literary legacy to be. Each night, 8-10pm EST we will discuss how we can use the leaders, icons and storytellers of today, to create body of works that will assist emerging writers and authors in being more responsible with their work and positions. Everyone has a story!  But, does that story have a purpose?  What will the people in your life say about you after you are gone? What does your story hold for future generations? Let's create a life, a story, a journey that others will want to emulate! You are important to this community and we want to hear from you too. GIVE THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE -  Each year thousands of people - educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers - devote their time and resources to presenting the reader with great books! However, too many outstanding books do not get the attention and reader support that they deserve. We want to help with this state of affairs, so we encourage readers to purchase books to give as gifts 365 days a year. Authors and Publishers, visit the EDC Creations website for more book promotion opportunities:  www.edc-creations.com.    Become the next featured author or speaker on the BAN Radio with Ella Curry by visiting this link:  www.edc-creations.com/banradiopromo.htm

  • The Hump Day Show, Featuring: Saakshi Chanana

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    Join us on the World Famous Hump Day Show Tonight from 7-9 PM, Eastern - 714-816-4751  All are welcomed !
     
    We are featuring Poet / Author Saakshi Chanana Sakshi Chanana, a poet by design, romantic by disposition and curious by choice, is an Assistant Professor of English in Delhi University, India. An excellent academician and an avid seeker of knowledge, she has distinctions of being a gold-medalist and a topper throughout her academic career. Many of her poems have been published in online journals, magazines as well as national and international anthologies. ‘Webs of Light’ is her debut anthology.
     
    http://www.innerchildpress.com/sakshi-chanana.php
    Sometimes we have open Mic
    and Sometimes we are interviewing the most prolific Artists in the business of Wordsmithery, Poetry, Storytellers, Music and the all the Arts
     
    Join us via your Computer . . . SKYPE . . . or Call in at : 714.816.4751
     

  • BAN RADIO with Ella: Part 2 - Holiday Book Showcase

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    Happy Holidays!   Santa's Book & Babes Showcase, a totally online literary event, was created to start a national conversation about what we want our literary legacy to be. Each night, 8-10pm EST we will discuss how we can use the leaders, icons and storytellers of today, to create body of works that will assist emerging writers and authors in being more responsible with their work and positions. Everyone has a story!  But, does that story have a purpose?  What will the people in your life say about you after you are gone? What does your story hold for future generations? Let's create a life, a story, a journey that others will want to emulate! You are important to this community and we want to hear from you too. GIVE THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE -  Each year thousands of people - educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers - devote their time and resources to presenting the reader with great books! However, too many outstanding books do not get the attention and reader support that they deserve. We want to help with this state of affairs, so we encourage readers to purchase books to give as gifts 365 days a year. Authors and Publishers, visit the EDC Creations website for more book promotion opportunities:  www.edc-creations.com.    Become the next featured author or speaker on the BAN Radio with Ella Curry by visiting this link:  www.edc-creations.com/banradiopromo.htm

  • From Broadway and Back Again: Shaun Singh

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    Through my Domestic Violence Voices fb page, I have been introduced to the works of Shaun C. Singh who had this production on Broadway and is, now, ready to bring it back into production with an updated version and aspirations to take it off Broadway to a city near you.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K3ehI6fljc  He needs your help to bring everything to fruition.  Come and hear about his endeavors and how he is a part of the catalyst for social justice issues -- especially with respect to domestic violence issues (something that he has had direct knowledge about).  A great way of sharing his voice in the expression of fine arts.
    More information found at - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzsi-Q7pIAg.
    Beyond Words Lives is designed as a platform for survivors to tell their own story in their own words.  Please feel free to join us for more discussions about how you too can share your voice at https://www.facebook.com/DomesticViolenceVoices on fb or on G+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100003055481889545831.  
     

  • 50 Book Giveaway-SLS Online Bookclub Summit

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    Sankofa Literary Society Online Bookclub Summit! Please repost and share with your book loving friends! Readers, we would like for you to join us on BAN Radio Show tonight at 8-10 pm EST to discuss what you are reading now! We have a holiday gift for the first 50 bookclub presidents or readers that calls into the show. If you call into the show and tell us what your favorite books are, we have a review copy for you. Dial (646) 200-0402 and wait until we call your area code to speak. Each book gift is a new book for you to preview. This is our way of Giving the Gift of Knowledge this holiday season. Featured Authors Reading Tonight: Help us reate history by joining us on air tonight! I want to see if I can get 100 readers on the line at once. Please share this with your network, send it to Twitter and Facebook too! I so love chatting with the readers and finding out what's on their mind. This show is ALL about the READERS, we want you to speak to the authors and to tell them what you like and what you don't like about today's books! The bookclub or family with the most people in our chatroom tonight at 8-10 pm EST will win a fabulous book filled gift bag, in time for Christmas! Join the chat tonight and type in your families' name; we will add them up and call out a winner about 9:50 pm EST. Enter the chatroom here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/black-author-network Happy Holidays!

  • Evening with Ella Curry: Intimate Conversations

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    Join us for a Evening with Ella Curry: Intimate Conversations. Ella is the president of  EDC Creations.  Sit back and enjoy a chat with some of the most talented authors on the planet. Learn more about the featured books and hear the authors read from their new releases. You will have the First Glimpse of a excerpt from the book!  Give the Gift of Knowledge, give books as gifts!   Authors and Publishers, visit the EDC Creations website for more book promotion opportunities:  www.edc-creations.com.  EDC Creations provides authors, journalists and publishers innovative marketing and branding consultations with a special focus on the African American literary community. We are also the publishers of the highly popular Black Pearls Magazine and the founders of the Sankofa Literary Society, which now has more than 1,800 members across the United States.   Become the next featured author or speaker on the BAN Radio with Ella Curry, click here:  www.edc-creations.com/banradiopromo.htm Follow Ella Curry on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/EDC1Creations Like Black Pearls on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackPearlsMag
     

  • Evening with Ella Curry: Intimate Conversations

    in Books

    Join us for a Evening with Ella Curry: Intimate Conversations. Ella is the president of  EDC Creations.  Sit back and enjoy a chat with some of the most talented authors on the planet. Learn more about the featured books and hear the authors read from their new releases. You will have the First Glimpse of a excerpt from the book!  Give the Gift of Knowledge, give books as gifts!   Authors and Publishers, visit the EDC Creations website for more book promotion opportunities:  www.edc-creations.com.  EDC Creations provides authors, journalists and publishers innovative marketing and branding consultations with a special focus on the African American literary community. We are also the publishers of the highly popular Black Pearls Magazine and the founders of the Sankofa Literary Society, which now has more than 1,800 members across the United States.   Become the next featured author or speaker on the BAN Radio with Ella Curry, click here:  www.edc-creations.com/banradiopromo.htm Follow Ella Curry on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/EDC1Creations Like Black Pearls on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackPearlsMag
     

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