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Award-winning filmmaker Christian de Rezendes discusses his unique documentary and narrative movies. Christian’s impressive film background includes experience as a director, cinematographer, editor, producer, actor and writer. His diverse filmography includes such offerings as Getting Out of Rhode Island, Cat Scratch, Memories for Sale, 41, Branches, Raising Matty Christian, Revealed, and Slatersville: America’s First Mill Village, which is now in production. Christian’s movies have earned acclaim at a variety of film festivals. Among the awards for his outstanding work are the following::
Feature Film and Directing Awards from the Black Point Film Festival for Getting Out of Rhode Island
Certificate of Merit from the Chicago International Film Festival for Branches
Audience Award as Best Short Film from the Sene Music and Arts Festival for Memories for Sale
Audience Award for Funniest Film at the Boston Comedy Film Festival for Cat Scratch
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes filmmaker Alexander Haney to Conversations LIVE to discuss his passion for bringing projects to life and what he hopes viewers fo CHARITY take away from it.
Walter Dominguez is a Southern California born and raised Latino documentary filmmaker.
Walter wrote, directed and produced his new independently made documentary feature film, Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery, which follows Walter’s twelve year search to find his grandfather Emilio’s roots in 19th century Mexico and early 20th century Los Angeles.
His quest reveals Emilio’s deep friendship with one of Mexico’s great revolutionary heroes, Práxedis G. Guerrero, and their courageous and idealistic struggle to free Mexico of its oppressive dictator, Porfirio Díaz.
Walter brings to this award-winning film his unique sensibility as a storyteller and his perspective as an American Latino. Walter’s skills are a result of his extensive background as a director, assistant director, 2nd unit director, writer and producer in Hollywood studio features, television series, independent features, and documentary video production.
His credits as an assistant director include The Andromeda Strain, and Oklahoma Crude for Hollywood legends Robert Wise and Stanley Kramer, Play It As It Lays from auteur filmmaker Frank Perry, and Steven Ihnat’s contemporary western The Honkers. He has directed 2nd-unit for the cult thriller feature, Devil Times Five, as well as for Frank Perry’s Play It As It Lays.
He has been a member of the Director’s Guild of America (DGA) since 1972, as well as a member of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), Film Independent (FIND), and the International Documentary Association (IDA).
Walter is a graduate of Occidental College, having majored in history, and he did graduate work in Cinema Studies at the USC School of Cinema.
He has been married to veteran actress Shelley Morrison since 1973.
Join host Tanya M. Dixon for another exciting edition of ART Imitates LIFE Radio Show as she welcomes Johannesburg, South African Filmmaker—THEMBA SIBEKO on the “AIL Spotlight”! We will speak about how Hollywood Director/Actor Bill Duke has appointed Themba Sibeko's White Heron Pictures to produce and co-direct segments of his much anticipated documentary entitled "Light Girls"—a follow up to the 2013 critically acclaimed and NAACP award winning documentary "Dark Girls" which broadcasted on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). In light of Black Music Month, we will also speak about the growth of African and African-American collaborative efforts in both music and film.
In the 2nd hour of the show "The Living Room" segment will highlight the topic, “Behind Bill Duke’s ‘Dark Girls’ documentary and his upcoming ‘Light Girls’ documentary…Can we talk about Color Stratification in and outside of the Black Community?”
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In this episode, Nicholas Snow and Helen Holdun kiss and make up after their recent public spat, and then present a powerful encore of an interview with openly-gay Bahamian filmmaker Kareem Mortimer of Children of God fame - plus your Hot Topics and the Event Spotlight! Nicholas Snow Live, a daily, global conversation "Connecting the Circuitry of Humanity." Producer/host Nicholas Snow's previous show, SnowbizNow, has had over 1.5 million downloads. This new format encourages listeners to interact with the live show as follows:
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The BROWN BALLERINA MOVEMENT is the brainchild of Chassidy Jade, CEO and founder of Crown Me Royal Labs. It's foundation - a short film entitled BROWN BALLERINA is the dynamic movie and epicenter of Jade's creative vision.
The filmmaker's mission is to defy stereotypes one plié at a time! Touching on issues of race, politics and social class BROWN BALLERINA explores the full spectrum of ballet, giving viewers a glimpse into a world that before now was inaccessible.
WHAT: Brown Ballerina Red Carpet Movie Premiere (Black Tie)
WHEN: Sunday, July 20th 2014 6:00-10:00PM
WHERE: The Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL.
For more info on Chassidy and her latest Film "Brown Ballerina," check out our Blog on http://TheSashaMarinaShow.com
Filmmaker Joe Basile’s movie WEST END premiered at Asbury Park’s historic Paramount Theatre on, April 6th, 2013 and was honored by the Garden State Film Festival with Best Homegrown Feature Award. The same year WEST END was awarded SOHO’s Pick at the Soho International Film Festival. Joe has been busy promoting his film and it will be screened at various East Coast locations including June 3 at the Hoboken International Film Festival, June 6 at the New Jersey International Film Festival, and June 30 at the Manhattan Film Festival. Joe states, “WEST END is my homage to the gritty crime dramas of the 70’s that made me want to make movies. Films that evoke emotion and make an audience feel the inner struggle of its characters.” The movie has a cast of talented actors including Eric Roberts, Neal Bledsoe, Joe Nieves, Peter Onorati, Melissa Archer, and Lou Martini, Jr. Joe feels extremely privileged to have shot the last film on the NJ coast before Superstorm Sandy’s devastation. This was the last movie shot in Seaside Heights, and the film captured some of the most iconic locations at the Jersey Shore. Actually WEST END was shot entirely on location at the Jersey Shore. Watch the trailer here. For Jersey native Joe Basile, the Director/Writer, it was imperative that WEST END be true to its roots. Join me as we catch up with Filmmaker Joe Basile and then visit After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.
Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis' grandson, Filmmaker Muta' Ali talks to host @ShellieGaines about his heartfelt documentary, based on his grandparents' Love, Life & Activism, on The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryBLOG.com Special Thank you to @DashonFarad of Arise for your contribution!
The grandson of actress Ruby Dee is mourning the loss of his famous grandmother and releasing a new documentary about her extraordinary life.Compiled by The Gist of Freedom from NY1's Cheryl Wills report.
The film follows Ruby from her early childhood to her acting career when she declared that she would NEVER portray a maid or a mammy and how she was anxious to get her signature role in "A Raisin In The Sun."
The riveting documentary about Ruby Dee was released Sunday just days after her death. The film is called "Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee" and her grandson, Muta'Ali, is the director. He says he watched his grandmother pass away peacefully.
"We were all there around her bed in her room when it happened. And my mother told me that she told her as she was transitioning that everything is alright," says Muta'Ali.
"I'm hoping though that today's generation or younger than me even can get a glimpse into Ossie and Ruby that they haven't had before," says Muta'Ali.
The films, words, observations and unprotected conversations of Nic Askew consider the many elements of our lives, work and society at an unusual depth. And in doing so, opens our eyes wide to what people and organizations might become. To what we might become.
Nic is a former Managing Director, and now a filmmaker and poet. His Soul Biographies series is followed faithfully by many around the world. His insight on what it is that happens between the lens, the subject & the viewer has profound implications for all.
Loretta McNary Live is a premier blog talk radio show created for an empowered, active, and diverse TV, radio, social media and online listening audience. LML uses a progressive live call in format to target an ever expanding market of online listeners wanting an impressive menu of meaningful, insightful, and authentic conversations.
Our guest today is filmmaker Andre Johnson.
Andre` Johnson 44, born in Chicago, IL grew up in Saginaw, MI is a brilliant Screenplay Writer | Director | Filmmaker always had a passion for film dating back to when he was adopted at the age of 5 years old. A true started from the bottom testimony and now, making something of himself filmmaker. He credits his courage and determination to a promise he made to his adopted mother Linnie Mae Johnson while in the hospital on her death bed.
Johnson first started to seriously write back in 2005, when younger brother Pastor Carlos Smith suggested that he write a book about his life. But write the book not for monetary gain, but for the many of kids living a life of poverty, violence and for those extremely high number of orphans that do not have someone they can relate to and look up to for hope. Johnson wrote his first unpublished book back in 2004 (Q) Prison or Death - (A) Neither, Says God. The reason for the unpublished book is because Johnson is still writing current chapters of his life today.
Currently, Johnson is in the initial stages of crowd funding to launch his own independent film production company Lithium Films in Dallas, TX where he's been a resident for over 25 years.
Oscar Micheaux, the first African-American to produce a feature-length film (The Homesteader (1919) in 1920) and a sound feature-length film (The Exile (1931) in 1931), is not a major figure in American film just for these milestones, but because his oeuvre is a window onto the American psyche as regards race and its deleterious effects on individuals and society. He also is a pioneer of independent cinema. Though the end products of his labors often were technically crude due to budgetary constraints, Micheaux the filmmaker is a symbol of the artist triumphing over long odds to bring his vision to the public at large while serving in the socially important role of critical spirit.
How does a Jersey City Police Officer become an award winning filmmaker? Vito LaBruno grew up with a passion for film and began screen-writing in 2004. “I had done a little theater and acting in high school,” said LaBruno. “I auditioned for a lead role in A Bronx Tale, and I even got a few callbacks. But I always had ideas for scripts. In 2006 I decided to take a script-writing workshop and the teacher sent my script to Henry Winkler (aka The Fonz). He actually wrote me back. He said he really liked the script and the plot and he wrote back to me and gave me a lot of pointers on things I could do to improve it and make it into something a producer might be interested in.” Vito decided to enhance his skills as a screenwriter by studying with a writing coach. In 2011, he wrote and directed a short film Business is Dead. The film has garnered 3 film festival awards, including Best Short (Audience award), Best Short (Jury award) and Best Director. The success of Business is Dead lead Vito to write, direct, and produce his first feature film, a romantic comedy titled The Last American Guido which was shot in the fall of 2012 in several NJ cities including Hoboken, Jersey City, Bayonne, Nutley and Maywood. Inspired by his older brothers, LaBruno said he dreamed up the storyline when imagining what life would be like for a guido living in a world that has passed him by as he struggles to be true to himself. The Last American Guido premiered in 2013 at the Loew’s Landmark Theater in Jersey City and was also screened at the Garden State Film Festival in 2014. After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.
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