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  • 02:09

    @SonsOfBen Movie Director, Jeff Bell - 4/13/15

    in Sports

    Tonight's guests:


    Jeff Bell - Director of the "Sons of Ben" Documentary spoke about the making of the film and the premier here in Philadelphia.  NOTE: Any fans of the Son's Of Ben had better be listening to this show and every other from here on out being that we are the only show in the Northern Hemisphere talking about soccer.


    Stacey F. aka @scsonggal90 IN THE HOUSE all the way from Los Angeles.


    Tony is cranky because it's day 2 of cutting out sugar but you could'nt tell because his "wine to sugar" ratio was heavily slanted towards one direction.


    The show started off by jumping completley off the rails so buckle up and hold on!


    Robin gave us an Italian language course. Sort of.


    The great Jose From Norristown joined us once again to give his post thoughts from Augusta National this weekend.


    One caller got some free legal advice courtesoy of Stacy who just happens to be a lawyer.


    Joe Corrado was in the bunker spitting game like always.


    Luigi was once again without a mic and open game to the crew and on caller in particular.


    Fan Guest Line: 914-219-0864........don't forget to PRESS 1 to talk to Tony, otherwise you just get put on hold.


     

  • 01:01

    The Ndustry Presents : "The Virgin Cure Movie," Writer and Director, Nyasha Vera

    in Entertainment

    THIS WEEK ON THE NDUSTRY, HOSTS AKIA & NICOLE HOST, INTERNATIONAL LEADER, ADVOCATE AND FILMMAKER, NYASHA VERA! 


    Nyasha Vera is a Zambian born writer and producer of the Virgin Cure Movie. An alumnus of the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, she has over six years of documentary and independent film experience. She has recently begun her Virgin Cure Movie lecture tour in Great Britain at Manchester Metropolitan University and future engagements are currently being set in both the United States and Europe.


    Her childhood was spent in Zambia and Zimbabwe, and her experiences there were the main inspiration for this film. An advocate for both gender equality issues and victims of HIV/AIDS, she has spent the past six years bringing these issues to the mainstream and her film project to fruition. She has worked hand in hand with HIV/AIDS organizations in Africa and the United States, and looks forward to raising awareness to a worldwide audience regarding rape, HIV/AIDS and its devastating aftermath.


    The Virgin Cure Movie features the lives of four broken, young girls who share a common link--they are all victims of child rape in South Africa. An atrocity and common practice in this area, these rapes are thought to be associated with the “virgin cure” myth. They share their painful stories in hopes of preserving the purity and health of other infants and children, in their region and around the world. 


    JOIN US FOR THE INTIMATE INTERVIEW WITH NYASHA.  LISTEN VIA MOBILE/LAN AT 718-766-4964 OR ONLINE AT: WWW.WELCOMETOTHENDUSTRY.COM. 


        

  • 01:07

    Rex Sikes' Movie Beat chats director Peter D Marshall Ep 30

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    Peter Marshall, PT 30, The Director's Series - The nuts & bolts of directing film and television with Peter Marshall. Peter has had a 35-year career and has worked as a PA, dolly grip, electrician, assistant cameraman, commercial production manager, first assistant director, TV series creative consultant, television producer and director. He has worked on industrial films, documentaries; television commercials, music videos; Emmy Award nominated TV series and features. Peter has directed over 30 TV episodes and written, directed or produced over 50 hours of documentary educational programs. His works have won, or been nominated for 14 International awards. He's worked for directors such as Zack Snyder, John Woo, Ed Wick, Phillip Noyce, John Balham, Roger Adam, Anne Wheeler, Bobby Roth & Kim Manners. He has worked with actors including Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Kathy Bates, Adam Sandler and Peter O'Toole. Other credits inclurde scores of television series as 1st Ad & as a director. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com  Visit and subscribe to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat Blog at http://www.RexSikesMovieBeat.me for articles and more about the industry we love and work in.

  • 00:33

    How To Raise Money For Your First Movie: Writer-Director Mark Freiburger

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    Mark Freiburger was born on July 16, 1983 in Roanoke, Virginia, USA as Stephen Mark Freiburger. He's a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking. Mark is a writer and producer, known for "Dog Days of Summer" (2007) & "Jimmy." (2013)


    In 2010, he directed theatre for the first time at Los Angeles's prestigious Geffen Playhouse in a play starring Ed Asner, American Idol Katharine McPhee, Diane Venora, Academy Award nominee John Hawkes, & many others.


    Mark won the 2013 Doritos' "Crash the Super Bowl" contest in which his Doritos spec ad beat out thousands of other entries to air during the Super Bowl. The ad, titled "Fashionista Daddy", was the #1 ranked :30 second commercial of the 2013 Super Bowl on the USA Today Ad Meter, and #4 overall on the Ad Meter. His Doritos commercial was named the "#1 Greatest Super Bowl Commercial of All Time" during a live broadcast of the Top 10 Greatest Super Bowl Commercials, which aired on CBS January 29th, 2014. Winning the Super Bowl contest landed Mark the opportunity to work with director Michael Bay on "Transformers 4."


    Mark's book, “How To Raise Money For Your First Movie” is now available through his site here: http://www.financeyourmovie.com/ Mark lays out in great detail the steps to raise money for films. Hard copies will eventually be available on Amazon, but the digital copies are available now.

  • 01:43

    Movie News and Reviews

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    The Movie Geeks observe the passing of legendary documentarian Albert Maysles in a wide-ranging discussion regarding the current state of the form.  Plus, reviews of new and classic films, and the latest television offerings. 

  • 01:13

    Rex Sikes Movie Beat chats with director Debra Granick

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    Debra Granik, director, nominated for Academy Award, and co-writer of Winter’s Bone, which was nominated for four Oscars, including  Best Picture, and won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Granik’s first feature film, Down to the Bone, was awarded the Best Director prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. She is known for her amazing work with actors, essentially launching the careers of both Vera Farmiga and Jennifer Lawrence. Her work is known for an instinctive, collaborative style that Granik describes as “late-breaking global neorealism.” Granik’s most recent offering, the documentary Stray Dog, began with a chance encounter while scouting and casting Winter’s Bone. Granik met Ron “Stray Dog” Hall in the Biker Church of Branson and cast him as the film’s estranged father, Thump Milton. Of her work she says, “The question I’ve had for most of my life is, ‘How are you coping?’ Some people have these small, positive schemes for survival, a kind of strength that I am attracted to, maybe because I’m prone to the blues.” In Hall she found a worthy subject—one whose humor and lack of self-consciousness had the potential to make the plight of Vietnam vets accessible to a broader audience. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events,festivals premiers and more. http://www.rexsikes.com , RexSikesMovieBT.me

  • 01:05

    Rex Sikes' Movie Beat chats director Peter D Marshall Ep 29

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    Peter Marshall, Pt 29, The Director's Series - The nuts & bolts of directing film and television with Peter Marshall. Peter has had a 35-year career and has worked as a PA, dolly grip, electrician, assistant cameraman, commercial production manager, first assistant director, TV series creative consultant, television producer and director. He has worked on industrial films, documentaries; television commercials, music videos; Emmy Award nominated TV series and features. Peter has directed over 30 TV episodes and written, directed or produced over 50 hours of documentary educational programs. His works have won, or been nominated for 14 International awards. He's worked for directors such as Zack Snyder, John Woo, Ed Wick, Phillip Noyce, John Balham, Roger Adam, Anne Wheeler, Bobby Roth & Kim Manners. He has worked with actors including Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Kathy Bates, Adam Sandler and Peter O'Toole. Other credits inclurde scores of television series as 1st Ad & as a director. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com  Visit and subscribe to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat Blog at http://www.RexSikesMovieBeat.me for articles and more about the industry we love and work in.

  • 01:06

    Rex Sikes ' Movie Beat Chats with author/producer/director Rocky Lang EP 2

    in Film

    Rocky Lang, Producer, director author, PT 2. Rocky's new book "Growing Up Hollywood" is available at Amazon! He has been involved in the motion picture and television business all his life. He Executive Produced, “Racing For Time” for Lifetime Television starring Charles Dutton, which received a Best Picture nomination for The Image Awards. He has had 8 books published. Growing up as the son of veteran producer and Universal Studios executive, Jennings Lang ("Earthquake" "Play Misty For Me" and others), Rocky knew early on that he wanted to write/produce and direct. Lang set himself on a track that has seen him produce and direct documentary films including the award-winning "The Making of Tootsie", and directing the long-running hit show "Remington Steele" and three features, “Nervous Ticks”, “Race For Glory”, “All’s Fair”. His produced "White Squall” starring Jeff Bridges and directed by Ridley Scott. He also produced the Emmy-Award winning “Titanic", a 4-hour mini-series for CBS. Besides his directing career, Lang has had deals as a producer and director with Warner Bros., Universal, New World, CBS, NBC, ABC, Twentieth Century Fox, Cinecom, MGM and United Artists. He is an award winning screenwriter having received a dramatic writing award from the Houston Film Festival for his original screenplay, "The Low Post". "Crossing Memphis", was optioned by Quincy Jones and Columbia Pictures. "The Babe That Struck out Ruth" sold to ‘bel Films. 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 Visit and subscribe to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat Blog at http://www.RexSikesMovieBeat.me for articles and more about the industry we love and work in.

  • 00:31

    Black Geek Movie Talk: Avengers Age of Ultron

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    This week we review Avengers: Age of Ultron the sequel to Marvel's smash hit.  Joss Whedon is back at the helm as well as the cast of the first Avengers.  Newcomers Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson take on the roles of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.  Tune in today at 1:30 PST to find out if Marvel will continue to decimate DC at the box office.


    From IMDb:


    When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.


     

  • 02:00

    The Mad Scientist's Sports Lab - Billy Sample, MLB Player and Movie Director

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    Welcome to "The Mad Scientist Sports Lab", hosted by "The Mad Scientist of Sports" Nick Ficorelli. This is not the average everyday sports show he is bringing to the air waves. "The Mad Scientist" has created his own personal sports lab, and you, the audience, as well as many of his special guests, will be his test subjects. He will throw theories out, and you never know where they will be coming from. He will keep everyone guessing, and he will open his lab to any and all comers. Be prepared for "mad science" of sports at its best.


    This week on "The Mad Scientist's Sports Lab", our special guest at 1030pm EST will be former Texas Ranger and New York Yankee, and now accomplished movie director, Billy Sample. Billy will discuss his career in the big leagues, his favorite memories, and give his take on today's game. He will also talk about his new movie "Reunion 108", a full-length, comedy feature film that promises to be a no holds bar behind the scenes and in your face look into the world of professional baseball. You definitely do not want to miss this.


    Also appearing this week - at 10pm, we will have for the first time in the lab, Shane Young from Hoops Habit to give his preview of the NBA Playoffs, at 11pm we welcome back Antwan Staley to talk some Major League Baseball as the season starts to get into full swing, and at 1130pm, we welcome back Chris Wassel from Project Roto to talk about the NHL Playoffs.


    The beacons are lit, the experiments are set, and "The Mad Scientist's Sports Lab" is open for study!!!

  • 01:27

    Rex Sikes Movie Beat chats w producer/director Gil Cates Jr.

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    GIL CATES, JR. (Producer Director) has produced and directed many films and documentaries, including the 2013 feature film Jobs, which he co-produced, starring Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad, Dermot Mulroney, and Matthew Modine, and the 2011 feature film Lucky, which he directed, starring Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor, Ann-Margret and Jeffrey Tambor. In addition, Gil produced and directed the critically acclaimed Life After Tomorrow, featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, which won best documentary at the Phoenix Film Festival and later had it’s premiere Christmas Eve on Showtime. His other films include Deal, starring Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison, and Charles Durning, The Mesmerist, starring Neil Patrick Harris, and the critically acclaimed independent film Order of Chaos, which was released in the summer of 2010. Gil also made his TV directorial debut with an episode of the NBC comedy, Joey, starring Emmy winner Matt LeBlanc, and most recently completed the feature film The Surface, starring Sean Astin and Chris Mulkey, which is due out later this year. 


    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 Visit and subscribe to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat Blog at http://www.RexSikesMovieBeat.me for articles and more about the industry we love and work in.