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  • 01:59

    Academy Award Nominated Hossein Amini and Jimmy Dore// The Matthew Aaron Show

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    Academy Award Nominated Writer/Director Hossein Amini (The Two Faces of January, Snow White and the Huntsman, Drive...) & Comedian/Author Jimmy Dore (Your Country Is Just Not That Into You) join us on The Matthew Aaron Show this Wednesday (10/15) as we broadcast from Chicago starting at 5pm PT / 7pm CT.


     


    Hossein joins us to discuss his career and his new film THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY which he wrote and directed starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst & Oscar Issac.


     


    Jimmy joins us to talk his comedy career and his new book YOUR COUNTRY IS JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU.


     


    Show starts at 5pm PT (7pm CT / 8pm ET.) Stream it live from our website or subscribe for free and download the show on iTunes. You can also listen on the go on your Android/iPhone/iPad device via Stitcher.

  • 00:16

    OscarWatch: The Complete 2014 Academy Award Nominations

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    Veteran Entertainment Reporter and Actor Nicholas Snow provides a complete breakdown of the 2014 Academy Award Nominations as broadcast live on January 16, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.  For a a recent video interview of Bono, click here.


    This episode of SnowbizNow is presented by POWER UP in support of their latest feature film written by Angela Robinson (True Blood Co-Executive Producer), GIRL TRASH: All Night Long, based uon the very popular web series from Showtime.


    Follow Nicholas Snow on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and at SnowbizNow.com, and discover his riveting new living-powerfully-with-HIV memoir, Life Positive: A Journey to the Center of My Heart, at LifePostiveBook.com.

  • 01:20

    Academy Award Winner Debra Chasnoff

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    Debra Chasnoff is an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker (for Deadly Deception— General Electric, Nuclear Weapons & Our Environment, a crucial component of a successful international grassroots campaign to pressure GE out of the nuclear-weapons industry) whose work has fueled progressive social-change movements.
    Chasnoff is president and senior producer at GroundSpark, a national non-profit documentary and activist education company. Her producing and directing credits include a group of films focused on youth: Straightlaced—How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up, about the gender and sexuality struggles teens face today; Let's Get Real about young teens' experiences with name-calling; That's a Family!, which looks at family diversity from a kids' perspective; the landmark documentary It’s Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School; and it’s ten-year follow-up, It’s STILL Elementary.
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  • 00:29

    Academy Award Winner Frieda Mock Talks New Movie

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    NWP welcomes Freida Mock, as we talk about her new documentary Sundance film  "Anita" (Anita Hill)


    Freida Mock is a director, producer and writer who has received an Academy Award, 5 Academy Award nominations, 2 primetime Emmy Awards & 3 primetime Emmy nominations. She directed the 1995 Academy Award-winning Best Documentary Feature Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, a portrait of artist/architect Lin and the gripping story behind the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0595131/ 


    http://www.americanfilmfoundation.com/freidaleemock.html


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  • 00:16

    Charlotte Crossley from the Academy Award-Winning Movie Twenty Feet From Stardom

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    Neil Haley, The Total Tutor host of the Total Celebrity Show, interviewed Charlotte Crossley to find out details about the documentary, her experience filming it, and what it was like to be part of an Oscar winning film.


    Through hard work and determination, Crossley has been blessed to maintain longevity in the entertainment business. As a singer, her music credits include working with the likes of Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross, Lainie Kazan, Muddy Waters, Sister's Love, Boz Scaggs, and Hiroshima. As an actress, she has appeared in films including The Preachers Wife, Beaches, Sister Act 1, Sister Act 2, When Harry Met Sally, Faster, and the Emmy Award-winning HBO film Behind the Candelabra. Her most recent film, the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, was directed by Morgan Neville. It reveals the untold stories of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.


    “It is wonderful to be part of academy award-winning documentary," said Crossley. “ We told Morgan this piece was Oscar worthy, so get ready to walk and get that statue. It sets the bar for achievement for the rest of your life.”


    During the interview, Crossley explained that the film is a documentary story of 6 background singers. The documentary covers 50 years of background singing, showing how they all got their start. The movie discusses the struggles, the high lows, about being forgotten, and always being 20 feet from the star. She also talked about how music was made and how black singers went to where the work was, not vice versa.


    “Being a background singer we had to cover the stars,” Crossley said. "We covered the likes of the Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson.


    CEO of Simply G Media, GJ Reynolds said, "Charlo stayed the course, and ended up landing on a star."

  • 01:07

    Academy Award Winner Garth Stein

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    NWP welcomes Academy Award Winner Garth Stein. I talk to Garth about his involvement in the establishment of the non-profit SEATTLE7WRITERS http://www.seattle7writers.org and how winning an Academy Award changes the direction of your iife. 


    Seattle7writers is a collective of Pacific Northwest authors creating connections between writers, readers, librarians and booksellers to foster and support a passion for the wirtten word. This group encourages and promotes Northwest literature with the rallying cry of "Read Local" and encourages you to support your local writer, and to support your local independent bookseller and library system.


    Garth will tell us more about this group and how reading changes lives everyday. As a NY Times Best Selling Author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth is using his celebrity to change lifes.


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  • 01:24

    Academy Award Winning Director Debra Chasnoff

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    Debra Chasnoff is an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker (for Deadly Deception— General Electric, Nuclear Weapons & Our Environment) whose work has fueled progressive social-change movements.
    Chasnoff is president and senior producer at GroundSpark, a national non-profit documentary and activist education company. Her producing and directing credits include a group of films focused on youth: Straightlaced—How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up, about the gender and sexuality struggles teens face today; Let's Get Real about young teens' experiences with name-calling; That's a Family!, which looks at family diversity from a kids' perspective; the landmark documentary It’s Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School; and it’s ten-year follow-up, It’s STILL Elementary.
    SnowbizNow with Nicholas Snow!
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  • 01:05

    The Complete 2014 Academy Award Nominations

    in Movies

    Veteran Entertainment Reporter and Actor Nicholas Snow provides a complete breakdown of the 2014 Academy Award Nominations as broadcast live on January 16, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.  For a a recent video interview of Bono, click here.


    This episode of SnowbizNow is presented by POWER UP in support of their latest feature film written by Angela Robinson (True Blood Co-Executive Producer), GIRL TRASH: All Night Long, based uon the very popular web series from Showtime.


    Follow Nicholas Snow on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and at SnowbizNow.com, and discover his riveting new living-powerfully-with-HIV memoir, Life Positive: A Journey to the Center of My Heart, at LifePostiveBook.com.

  • 00:30

    Interview with Academy Award Winner Peter Berkos

    in Books

    Peter Berkos’ career in Sound Editing began in live radio in the 1940’s on a small station in Hines, Illinois. He moved to Hollywood in 1950 and began creating sound effects for movies and television in a career that spanned over 35 years. In that time he worked on close to 300 motion pictures, and over 1,000 television shows.
    His impressive list of important feature films are:
    The Sting Thoroughly Modern Millie The Great Waldo Pepper Sweet Charity Slap Shot Grey Lady Down True Grit The Hindenburg for which he won the Academy Award in 1975 His television credits include the popular series Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25 Century, and 77 Sunset Strip.
    Berkos was awarded a lifetime achievement Award from his peers in 1996 for his outstanding career in sound editing.
    Today, Peter is in semi-retirement, but keeps his creative juices flowing through his novel writing and facilitating the Rancho Bernardo Writers Group.
     

  • 00:35

    Bob Nelson-Academy Award Nominated Screenwriter for Nebraska

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    NWP welcomes Bob Nelson is a screenwriter and nominee for an Academy Award at the 86th Academy Awards for writing Nebraska, which was directed by Alexander Payne and released in 2013.


    Nelson was a cast member and writer on the Seattle sketch comedy TV show Almost Live! in the 1990s.


    Nelson won the 2014 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for Nebraska.


    He currently lives on Whidbey Island in Washington


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  • 00:43

    Academy Award Nominee for Captain Phillips Dana Brunetti

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    NWP welcomes the Executive Producer of the Academy Award nominated movie "Captain Phillips", Dana Brunetti!


    Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates.  It is — through director Paul Greengrass’s distinctive lens — simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization.  The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage.  Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.


    Dana talks about the filming of this movie and his other upcoming projects including Evel Knievel, House of Cards and Fifty Shades of Grey.


    www.captainphillipsmovie.com


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