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Trena Bolden Fields interviews, film actor, producer and director, Manny Hernandez on his journey and his upcoming film Pure Love.
Manny Hernandez was born in Tijuana Mexico and came to the US at four and didn't start acting until about thirteen years ago." He has four major films due for release in 2014, including Pure Love with Charlene Amoia, The Vanished (which he also produced), and Students Like Us.
Trena interviews actor and filmmaker Chike Johnson on his career and current projects.
Chiké Johnson most recently appeared in the Broadway production of A Time To Kill. He spent most of 2013 in the Midwest where he was part of The Goodman Theatre’s production of Meet Vera Stark and Milwaukee Rep’s production of Raisin in the Sun. His New York credits include; Manhattan Theatre Club’s Wit on Broadway and Off Broadway’s Lost In The Stars in New York City Center’s Encores! He also appeared in the Off Broadway production of Ruined co-produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club and The Goodman Theatre. Some of his other Chicago credits include: Sizwe Banzi is Dead at the Court Theatre and The Crucible, The Unmentionables and Huck Finn at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Regional credits include a revival of The Unmentionables at Yale Repertory Theatre; Lincoln in Topdog/Underdog at Renaissance Theaterworks; Duke of Cornwall in King Lear at Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Cephus Miles in Home at In Tandem Theatre; Willie in Master Harold and the boys at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre; and Martin Luther King, Jr. in Smoldering Fires at First Stage Children’s Theater. Some of Mr. Johnson’s film credits include Friends with Benefits, Sleepwalk with Me, The Machinist and his television credits include Law & Order, Girls, Veep and Prison Break.
Vondell Richmond is an arts educator, actor, visionary leader, life coach, writer, and founder of Writer's Academy and Open Mind Productions, LLC. As an artist and educator, he creates and shares tested information with his students while helping them to build a solid understanding of acting and writing. He continues to educate students and college students on how to act and create success in their careers.
Join us on April 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. central for our LIVE conversation with Vondell Richmond.
Welcome to Paid Actor's radio talk show. I am Trena Bolden Fields, actress, writer, life coach and your host. I am excited to share ways on how to get into acting and build a successful career with you. During the show, I will share my experience as a child model and actress and my knowledge and experience as an adult performer in the field and I will conduct interviews with experts. This season we will talk about child acting and how to get your child started in acting. Next season, we will dive deeper into acting in general and how to build a successful career! This show will help you elevate your mind and build a successful process and career in the performance industry.
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A lifelong character actor, Geoffrey Gould was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the northern New Jersey suburb of Pompton Plains. A graduate of Ramapo State College, he studied theatre and wrote film reviews for the college's newspaper Horizons. Since January 2011 Geoffrey has been a co-host of the weekly Para-X live online radio show The Paranormal View. Having acquired the beginnings of an actual strong Fan Base, Geoffrey has a joinable Open Facebook Group to keep his friends and fans apprised as to his career progress. Much more about Geoffrey can be found on his amazing website. Be sure not to miss his on-set reports!
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In response to the tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Trena Bolden Fields interviews psychologist Tom Glaser on the effects of addiction and things actors can do to safeguard themselves.
Tom Glaser is a masters-level licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience. His passion for for health and wellness began in his teens, paving the way for the holistic approach he brings to his work and personal life. Buddhism and Native American spirituality are also strong influences, and he teaches on topics including mindfulness, sexuality, positive psychology, and emotional intelligence. He now works in private practice near Loring Park in Minneapolis. Tom is also a singer and stage and film actor. More information about Tom and his practice can be found at www.tomglaserLP.com, or call him at 612-240-4289.
Trena Bolden Fields interviews the talented Barbara Kingsley on her passion for acting.
Barbara Kingsley is a multi-tasking theater artist. Stage credits include over two hundred productions, at theaters across the country, including Broadway. She has appeared locally at the Guthrie, Ten Thousand Things Theater, Jungle Theater and Park Square Theatre. Barbara won a Kudos award for her performance as Dorine, in Tartuffe and has enjoyed creating a broad spectrum of characters: Hedda Gabler, Bananas, in House of Blue Leaves, Ariel in The Tempest, Alice B. Toklas in Gertrude Stein and a Companion, and most recently, Violet in August: Osage County. She has been a member of the Dept. of Theatre & Dance adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota, since 1998 and is a Teaching Artist in the Guthrie Theater Education dept. Writing credits include a screenplay and three stage plays. Barbara is a recipient of a 2011 – 2012 Minnesota State Arts Board/ National Endowment for the Arts Artist Initiative Grant for her play, Under This Roof and the 2013 MRAC Next Step Grant for her play, I am Proof Of Me.
Jonathan Leigh Solomon has worked in every comic medium. He began his career as a New York based comic, making regular appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, and over two dozen other talk and variety programs. Writing for televsion he was on staff with the Emmy Award winning sit-com, Mad About You, Michael Moore’sTVNation, Payne, Saturday Night Special and Conspiracy Zone, among other programs and authored the syndicated advice column, Dear Mr. GuyMan. Jonathan writes humorous essays for the Huffington Post and Politico.Com. You can listen to him sharing semi-serious political punditry, observations on stand up comedy, and generally spouting off, on NPR, Sean Hannity and other stops on your radio dial.
Jonathan Leigh Solomon teaches Standup Comedy and Humor Writing at several LA colleges. He is a comedian who has appeared regularly on the David Letterman Show, past host of shows on MTV and NBC, and various other credits. For more information on Jonathon Leigh Solomon and his class, you can go to the "Stand Up for the Actor" page at http:/www.SchoolforStandUp.Com
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The Positive Actor Podcast