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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
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes director/producer/writer Patrice Bowman to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her journey to telling stories on film and what it's been like to see the response to her film LEAN ON HIM.
Through movies, music and television, Roxanne Avent has established herself as a leading producer and executive whose creative vision and drive has contributed to the success of many feature films, comedy shows and television series. Avent has formed a partnership with Deon Taylor, and their film company, Hidden Empire Film Group (HEFG) will be on fire. She heads the creative edge and business aptitude of this powerful company in the film industry. Avent has been with Hidden Empire Film Group, formerly known as, Deon Taylor Enterprises (DTE) since the company’s inception in 2000. As a producer and executive producer, she is responsible for securing talent for film and television shows, overseeing the full production teams of multiple projects simultaneously, and providing insight on scripts and concepts in development for HEFG. Also a strong businesswoman, Avent brings her detailed eye to HEFG, where her duties include overseeing business management and accounting, as well as securing funds from investors. She is also the lead marketing executive, holding responsibility for coordinating and executing promotional efforts for HEFG projects. Prior to her work at Hidden Empire Film Group, Avent’s credits in television production include over two-dozen episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger. She also worked for the prestigious, Directors Guild of America, where she oversaw all aspects of production for movie premieres, television award programs, supervising more than fifty employees. In addition to her creative and business acumen with Hidden Empire Film Group, Avent is also the CEO of Avent Productions, a successful independent film production company that specializes in production of film, television, video, as well as staging and concert promotions. You can email your questions to email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film
Daniel Bekerman is a producer based in Canada with broad experience in creative producing, financing and service production. Recent productions, The Witch, a US/Canada co-production, won the Best Director Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and made major sales to Universal and A24; and Bang Bang Baby, a musical directed by Cannes Residency alumnus Jeffrey St. Jules, starring Jane Levy, Justin Chatwin and Peter Stormare, won the Best Canadian First Feature Film Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Best Picture at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. It also won the Best First Feature Award at the Canadian Screen Awards. Pay the Ghost, directed by Uli Edel and starring Nicolas Cage, has received a wide theatrical release across world. The People Garden, written and directed by Nadia Litz and starring Dree Hemingway and Pamela Anderson, recently had its Premiere at BAFICI Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film, and Two Lovers and a Bear directed by Oscar nominee Kim Nguyen which stars Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan, is about to have its World Premiere at 2016 Cannes Film Festival’s Director’s Fortnight section. Army of One directed by Larry Charles (Borat), Tomato Red, an Irish-Canadian co-production, The Headhunter’s Calling, starring Gerrard Butler, Shimmer Lake, directed by Oren Uziel and starring Benjamin Walker, 22 Chaser, starring Brian J. Smith and Raoul Trujillo, Rememory, starring Peter Dinklage, and Backstabbing For Beginners, a Canada/Denmark co-production starring Ben Kingsley, are currently in post-production. You can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @123Film
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Cathleen Dean is writer/producer, filmmaker, photographer and educator raised in Westchester County, NY. She earned a BA in History from Columbia University and is currently an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida,and the Producer of the Miami/Ft.Lauderdale 48 Hour Film Project.
The 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) an annual event, which takes place in over 130 cities worldwide, and challenges filmmakers to create a four to seven minute film in only 48 hours.
During the span that she has produced the Miami 48HFP, a Miami Best Film winner also received highest distinction of showcasing at the Cannes Film Festival as a featured part of the Short Film Corner.
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Alan Swyer has produced eight award-winning documentaries on subjects ranging from Eastern spirituality in the Western world; to the criminal justice system; boxing; breakthroughs in the treatment of diabetes; baseball; and rock ‘n’ roll. All of this follows Alan's work as a writer, director, and producer on projects as diverse as "The Buddy Holly Story" and HBO’s "Rebound" with Don Cheadle, Forrest Whitaker and James Earl Jones, as well as music videos and commercials.
In the world of music, Alan produced an album of Ray Charles love songs, wrote countless liner notes, and even did a stint managing Ike Turner. His short stories have appeared in literary magazines abroad and in the U.S.
Alan co-hosts a radio show; does a segment on an internet boxing show; has been a faculty member at prestigious institutions; served as a film critic and serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations. All of these immensely different and rewarding experiences have served as the prelude to and background for, his new novel, The Beard. Visit www.imdb.com/name/nm0842905
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Good morning and welcome to the show. Today, Hammer welcomes into the studio award winning actress/director/producer, Petra Lo.
Petra Lo is an award-winning actress, recently seen in “The Hill” TV series by Golden Eagle Entertainment. Her role as the lead in “Control”, a suspense thriller, premiered in June 2015 at Jurupa 14 Cinema, won her the Best Acting Award at the 48 Hour Film Festival. She also played the lead role in the horror anthology “ABCs of Death 2” (Segment V), which was screened in Landmark Theatres across the US and is now available on Netflix, DVD and BluRay. The feature film “Until The Day I Die” in which she played an LAPD officer was premiered on CineLatino network and is out on DVD. Her credits also include various lead and supporting roles on TV, Indie films and web series
We will also have headline news, celebrity gossip and box office. If you want to join us in the studio, and talk to Ms Lo, the number is 646-595-3032.
Award winning director Basil Khalil was born and raised in Nazareth, to a Palestinian
father and British mother. After studying for an MA at Screen Academy Scotland, in
Edinburgh, Basil worked on a number of television productions in London. In 2011 Basil
was featured by SCREEN International Magazine as one of “top 10 Arab filmmakers to
watch”. Quote "In the film I focus on the strict rules and obligations that the nuns and Israeli settlers adhere to, which sometimes border on the absurd, preventing each of these groups from interacting with each other despite living on the same piece of land. However, sometimes due to exceptional circumstances, their two worlds collide, leaving them with no choice but to recognise the absurdity of their strict rules, whether they be political or religious, and ultimately break them. They have to work together to overcome their differences, even if it’s just for a few hours. It is these absurd and unique rules and situations that have always sparked my interest when finding new material, because that is where you find the deep, humane, and extraordinary life stories. The nuns you see in the film live a life of silence under the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank, as well as a life of religious silence and solitude. On the other hand we have the Israeli settlers, who represent one of the reasons behind this military occupation, yet they are also "occupied" by their strong religious beliefs and rules. I wanted to highlight the mutual mistrust that these two groups have for one other, as well as their eventual cooperation and the lessons learned from this adventure, and to show that it is possible for people to put aside their differences in the name of a common goal" You can email your questions to email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film
Randall P. Dark is a pioneer in the digital media industry and renowned expert in emerging technologies. Recently Randall produced the 100-year history of Film and Television trailer, called "Moving Images" for SMPTE. THE trailer showcasing George Lucas was shown at NAB 2015. Presently Randall is producing "Your House Has a Footprint" for television and writing and "Easter Frog, The Brains Behind the Bunny" for theatrical release and interactive APP distribution. Recent projects include: Executive Producer for "Angels Sing" starring Harry Connick Jr, Connie Britton, Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson as Santa. This feature film is being distributed by LionsGate. Angels Sing is airing on the Hallmark Channel. Randall also shot the "The Making of Angels Sing" that is included behind the scenes interviews that is in the DVD Release. "Closing Escrow" that aired on Mark Cuban's HDNet was Executive Produced by Randall. He produced and directed two 3D documentaries that were shot in Tennessee and directed a 3 Camera shoot at the Stone Forest in the Yunnan Province of China. Randall was the cinematographer for "Land Of The Giants – Exploring The Coast Redwoods" the first HDTV program for the National Park Service in 1997 for the visitors center theater in Redwood National Park, California.
Randall has many more accomplishments. Read them here.
Along with her partner, Nicole Rocklin, Blye co-founded film and television production company, Rocklin/Faust. Their company credits include the Oscar winning film Spotlight (directed by Tom McCarthy and starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci, Liev Schreiber, and John Slattery) and the Screengems thriller The Perfect Guy (starring Sanaa Lathan and Michael Ealy). Upcoming projects include an untitled HBO project, among others. Prior to forming Rocklin Faust, Blye practiced as an attorney in the Century City office of O’Melveny & Meyers, LLP and Santa Monica based Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan, LLP. She received her JD from UCLA and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in English from Santa Clara University. In addition to her entertainment work, she currently serves on the Board of Sunny Hills Services, a private non-profit serving vulnerable youth in Marin, Alameda and Sonoma counties. You can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @123Film
It’s time for my annual Filmmakers Series -- my tribute to the Independent Filmmakers I met while attending the 14th Annual Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City. Typically working with minimal budgets, these writers, directors, and producers (often the same person) rely on their passion, patience, and perseverance to get their film completed. Indie films are often screened exclusively at local, national, or international film festivals. Michael L. Boylan of Pennant Films in Atlantic Highlands is the first Filmmaker in this year's series. Michael’s film, The Radio, which he wrote and directed, was entered in the category of Home Grown Short Film. Watch the trailer here. It’s the story of a timid love-struck young boy. When his uncle dies suddenly, he is left devastated and without a clue how to win the affection of a girl from his middle school; until his mother gives him a transistor radio that had belonged to his uncle. Through the special power of the radio, he is able to speak with his uncle who guides him through the mysterious new world of dating. In the process, the boy learns valuable lessons about life, love, and making each moment count. Boylan says, “I would always look around as a child and imagine what I was seeing was a movie. I would see two lovers speaking, a bird chirping, a man running and make it all into a movie in my head. He feels lighting is key to the look of a good film and favors the looks of Spielberg's films especially E.T. After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.
“Every day approximately 22 American veterans commit suicide, totaling over 8,000 veteran suicides each year — I repeat, 8,000 veteran suicides each year,” stated Arizona Senator John McCain during a Senate hearing on Feb. 3, 2015. Lawmakers unanimously passed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act which aims to improve mental-health and suicide-prevention services at the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is named after a former Marine sniper who committed suicide in March 2011 after struggling to receive mental-health care at the Houston Veterans Affairs medical center. It’s a good start but there's much more that needs to be done, a fact that US Navy and Vietnam Veteran Howard Kuker took note of and decided to act upon. His film, 22 a Day No Way, was an entry in the Garden State Film Festival and is a powerful and emotional call to action to greatly slow down veteran suicide. Says Kuker, “22 Vets are committing suicide daily. This is not acceptable. I need America's support to stop this national tragedy.” The film was produced, written, and narrated by Kuker and underscores the tragedy of underserved US vets who are struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which often leads to suicide. Watch the short film here. This is Part 2 of my Filmmakers Series about Filmmakers I met at the 2016 Garden State Film Festival. After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more information.
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