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This week on Altered Geek Steve is joined by Birdman Dodd. We talk more on the Rise of Superheroes class, The Flash finale and thoughts on the direction, The Rock marrying a fanboy, Interviewing famous people, LBGT in Games and Comics, Mass Effect, The Jem Trailer, TMNT 2, The Simpsons Replacements, Some Superhero TV. Hope everyone listened to the last episode and enjoys this weeks as well. Thank you again to all who responded last week and we hope you join in the conversation this week as well. All this and more on this week’s AGU! We hope you continue to enjoy the episodes and please feel free to respond to any and all feedback methods. We will read and reply on the show. Topic suggestions also welcome. So get Altered, Get Geeky with the Altered Geeks.
A long time ago, I was a copywriter. I was at Scali McCabe Sloves, Chiat/Day, Stein Robaire Helm, Borders Perrin & Norrander, and BBDO, along with a couple of other companies that I thought were ad agencies because of the creative way they were named after people, but that turned out to be accounting firms or something. Somebody told me that you couldn't be a director unless you went to school for it, so I took a bunch of film classes at UCLA, NYU, and SVA, and even though some people might tell you otherwise, I managed to learn stuff. Then I started asking people to hire me to direct their commercials and some of them did.It's been about twenty years now, of me wearing a hat, wandering around on the set, and saying "cut" without getting into any trouble. I must be really good at it, too, because sometimes people ask me to do it over and over and not because I got it wrong and they want me to try again until I get it right. I even got a bunch of certificates and trophies and stuff -- including a really ugly hood ornament from the London International Advertising Awards. And not just for commercials. I sometimes get to direct films -- which are just like commercials only they're longer and there's more talking and sometimes naked people in them -- and documentaries, which are just like commercials only the people you point the camera at usually know even less about how to make the film go than I do.
Brian won Best Horror Comedy short film in Shriekfest 2002 and had a screenplay finalist in 2002 as well with his script "The Lakeside Slasher".
On this week's ScreenPicks Movie Show, we review four new films. First, we look at George Clooney's latest flick Tomorrowland. Then we review the horror film remake Poltergeist. We'll also discuss Aloft with Jenniger Connelly and the animated film When Marnie Was There.
Haunted Nights LIVE! hosts Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross welcome ...
Riley Weston has worked as an actress and writer on TV and feature films. She starred in the hit TV movie What About Your Friends, wrote for the TV drama, Felicity as well as starred as “Story Zimmer” on the show. Riley wrote and starred in the TV movie Christmas at Water’s Edge, and also had a role in the indie movies The Cutting Room and Footprints, which was named "One of the 10 Best Films so Far this Year" by the NY Film Critics Circle.
Riley wrote the TV movies Dark Beauty for Lifetime, and The Nanny Express and Always & Forever, both currently airing on Hallmark. Most recently, her TV movie Damaged premiered on Lifetime.
She has received three awards for her debut novel, before i go, which is available now on Kindle. Riley is trying to get funding now to film the movie, based on a script she wrote. The movie will star her and also feature some of her songs. Riley also keeps busy in Nashville writing with amazing songwriters and recording original music.
When the Blue Lady walks… Death walks with her… Thorne & Cross’ collaborative debut, The Cliffhouse Haunting is now available. They are also the authors of the successful serialized novel, The Ghosts of Ravencrest, among other works. Visit Thorne and Cross at their websites: tamarathorne.com and alistaircross.com
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Tonight Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes the Cincinnati Rock Band Endive to the Show.
Endive was an original band formed in 1997. Over the years, the band has evolved through different stages, including a time when they were an established cover band in venues around Cincinnati including Beer Sellar, JB Finns, Mount Lookout Tavern, Millions, and many more. In 2006, Endive wrote and recorded the original album 33 Months, which can be found on cdbaby.com, iTunes, Rhapsody, and other similar sites. Endive's latest evolution is an acoustic cover act, but they are also in the writing stages of a second album with the full band.
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Ernest Lee Thomas (born March 26, 1949) is an American actor. He was born in Gary, Indiana. He is best known for his role as Roger "Raj" Thomas on the 1970s ABC sitcom What's Happening!!, and its 1980s syndicated sequel, What's Happening Now!!, and for his recurring role as Mr. Omar on Everybody Hates Chris.Thomas began his professional acting career as a Broadway actor, appearing in the 1974 revival production of Love for Love and in the 1975 revival of The Member of the Wedding. Both shows starred actress Glenn Close. Shortly after he moved to LA to pursue a career as a TV/film actor. In the fall of 1975 he received a role on an episode of The Jeffersons. It was during the taping of the show that he learned of an audition for the upcoming comedy sitcom What's Happening!!, loosely based on the 1975 film Cooley High. He eventually went on to win the role of Roger "Raj" Thomas on the show, which aired from 1976 to 1979.
During the show's run, Thomas was involved in other acting film and TV projects including Baretta, Roots, The Brady Bunch Hour and the film A Piece of the Action starring Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Though the series rated well, What's Happening!! was cancelled after its third season in the early spring of 1979.
TONIGHT: Listen to The African History Network Show, Thurs. May, 21st, 8:00pm-11:00pm EST (5:00pm-8:00pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep on The Blog Radio Network. We'll continue our Celebration of The 90th Birthday of Malcolm X with interviews historian and lecturer, Dr. Leonard Jeffries and Prof. Kaba Kamene (aka Booker T. Colmean) of “Hidden Colors”. CALL IN WITH QUESTIONS/COMMENTS & LISTEN AT (914) 338-1375. Listen online LIVE and the archived show here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow/2015/05/20/celebrating-the-90th-birthday-of-malcolm-x-with-dr-leonard-jeffries-1 or www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.
DETROIT: Dr. Leonard Jeffries will be at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Friday, May 22nd, 6pm-9pm and Sat. May 23rd, 10am-4pm visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com for more information.
ORDER the new film "Resurrecting Black Wall Street" from Your Black World Films featuring Michael Imhotep of The African History Network. ORDER your copy at http://bit.ly/1FY4qMj. Watch the trailer for “Resurrecting Black Wall Street” feat. Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network here https://youtu.be/dTNAno3pRnU. If you would like to sponsor a Screening of “Resurrecting Black Wall Street” for your group or organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonight we'll be talking with Michael Leavy of Fuzz on the Lens Productions.
As a Staten Island based production company, they have spawned such films as Halloween Awakening, Back to the Movies, and Catch of the Day. Also to their credit, The Staten Island Clown made headlines across New York.
Aside from that, we'll be talking about the most recent project from Fuzz, Abnormal Attraction, starring Malcolm McDowell, Gilbert Gottfried, Leslie Easterbrook, Tyler Mane, Jim Hanks, Lesleh Donaldson, Eileen Dietz and Ron Jeremy.
It's gonna be a Fuzzy night of awesome talk!
In this episode of Bringing Voices To Power" I talk with Steve Wimberly EP, Director at Peppertree Films about his Don Siegelman Documentary Killing Atticus Finch. Killing Atticus Finch is a documentary of how an innocent man was politically assassinated by some of the most notorious names in American politics. The whole story of how former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman was railroaded into prison remains unknown to most of the public. Justice has not been served. This documentary tells the whole story behind Don Siegelman's malicious prosecution and wrongful conviction. Steve Wimberly studied at Emory University Goizueta Bussiness School and at Harvard University.
Please join us tonight as we welcome our guest, Dr. Jonathan Ellerby, as we discuss “Your Spiritual Personality: Finding the Path that is Right for You.”
Jonathan is based in Denver, Colorado and serves as the Executive Director of the Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality. His speaking and consulting work takes him throughout North America.
Jonathan’s consulting work shines in the areas of innovation, leadership development, change management & wellness, and a wide range of topics relating to health and healing. He has been celebrated as a guide to mastering change and transformation, and as an expert on the topics of holistic health, cross-cultural healing and modern spirituality in films, print, television, and radio. Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D., is the author of the international best-sellers “Return to the Sacred,” and “Inspiration Deficit Disorder.”
Drawing from a PhD in comparative religion and travels to meet and study with healers and teachers from more than forty cultures around the world Jonathan has been sought after as an executive coach, event keynote, and workshop facilitator by some the world’s most notable companies including Pepsico, Kraft, Nissan, Honda, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Forest Service, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, the Canadian Correctional system and many more.
Jonathan has also been a university lecturer and adjunct instructor at five universities, including the University of Arizona, where he was a regular guest instructor with the Andrew Weil Program for Integrative Medicine. His talent for speaking and working with large audiences remains an important part of his work today.
To learn more please visit JonathanEllerby.com.
Enrique Castillo, Actor/Writer/Director of “Veteranos: A Legacy of Valor”
Latin Heat Entertainment Memorial Day Performance of “Veteranos: A Legacy of Valor”
Podcast on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 5:30 pm PST
Mr. Castillo is an accomplished actor/writer/director, Enrique began his career with Luis Valdez’s Teatro Campesino in 1969.
In 1978 Enrique made the move to Hollywood and was cast in the hit play Zoot Suit, created and directed by Luis Valdez. Since then he has appeared in over 50 television shows and feature films.
Veteranos: A Legacy of Valor pays homage to the countless Latinos who have fought and died in America’s defense highlighting the stories of four American heroes.
The full-length production highlights the stories of 4 American heroes and the Memorial Day performances focus on one story, the one of Eugene Arnold Obregon.
In commemoration of American veterans on Memorial Day, Latin Heat Entertainment will present Veteranos: A Legacy of Valor, a theatrical tribute written & directed by actor/writer Enrique Castillo.
Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 at Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles).
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