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  • 02:18

    Mystic Moon Cafe With Guest "JJ" Rogers - Film & Documentary Director & Producer

    in Entertainment

    Tonight we're talking with John "JJ" Rogers - Film & Documentary Director and Producer, occasional Actor and Tech Crew as well!


    Co-hosting with Wendy are  Susan Bell and Travis Shortt!


    Director JJ Rogers ends 2014 and begins 2015 with a celebrity status start. Last year he completed three extraordinary films, leaving an exceptional mark on the industry as one of the fastest up and comers in the spot light as a director and producer. For the past several years JJ topped the independent circuit with completed films and a simple one line mission statement “an independent studio helping independent filmmakers.”


    More info on his website: www.JJ-Rogers.com 


    He is currently promoting the film “A Horse Story” and will be working with my friend and co-host, Susan Bell, on upcoming projects..


    JJ is considered one of the strongest independent film makers in Los Angeles, having worked on almost 100 feature films and over a 300 television commercials alone. 


    He has worked as a Writer, Director, and/or Producer on Films like “Gemini Rising”, “The Linda Vista Project”, “Hero of the Day”, “Necessary Evil”, “Drifter”,  “Black Water Valley Exorcism”, and “Brutal” - just to name a few.... 


    A Horse Story - due out in 2015 - Monica learns finding one's path in life can be a challenging dilemma for humans as well as animals. Case and point her pet horse Champion reveals that animals can talk too. And just like humans, horses must find their path in life as well.


    So come on over and give us a listen, join in chat, or call in: 646-716-6207


     


     


     

  • 01:09

    William Brawner From 25 to Life Documentary

    in Radio

    William Brawner is the Founder & Executive Director of Haven Youth Center, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides educational, social, and recreational services to HIV positive youth and young adults located in Philadelphia, PA.

    William has recently released a documentary: “25 to Life” highlighting his diagnosis, life of stigma and discrimination. 

    William has been featured in many magazines, and received awards for his work in advocacy and service.

    William has shared the stage with Earvin “Magic” Johnson in to share his story of triumph, and presented at the Essence Music Festival. He has been the keynote speaker at educational institutions throughout the country, especially Historically Black Colleges & Universities to encourage testing and behavioral changes.
    Above all his accomplishments, 

    William’s greatest accomplishment is that of being a proud husband and father. William strives to build a legacy that his son can follow in one day.

  • 01:02

    Interview With Sherri VandenAkker, Creator of the Film My Name Was Bette

    in Lifestyle

    On this episode, we will interview Sherri VandenAkker and her sister, Krystyn White


    Sherri is the creator of the film My Name Was Bette:  The Life and Death of an Alcoholic. This stunning documentary offers a shocking yet moving look at women's alcoholism.  The film chronicles the progression of the disease in Sherri and Krystyn's mother, Bette VandenAkker -- a nurse, wife, and mother -- who died in September, 2007.   The film, which was also created by Josh WE Hays, employs interviews, family photographs, medical records and graphics, and court documents to provide a personal and detailed look at the physical, emotional, and mental toll of alcoholism.  The film also also offers hope to those affected by the disease who seek to heal their pain and strained relationships.  


    On this show we will talk with Sherri and Krystyn about their personal journeys with their mother's alcoholism, as well as discuss what it was like to create the film.  If you have ever loved someone who struggled with alcoholism, you understand the challenges of loving someone with this disease.


    This film is avaialble to rent on Amazon; to view the film click HERE.  Visit the film's website by clicking HERE


     

  • 00:23

    Business of Hip Hop Series: P. Frank Williams TV/Film Producer

    in Business

    Emmy and Image award winning P. Frank Williams is a TV/Film producer, writer, journalist, author and commentator. He is a producer for BET’s award winning documentary series American Gangster and TV One’s acclaimed Unsungdocumentary series. He recently won a 2011 NAACP Image Award for his work on Unsung after previously winning an Image Award for co-producing BET’s Celebration of Gospel.

  • 01:56
  • 00:29

    Author and Film Director William Dickerson

    in Education

    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview William Dickerson.


    William Dickerson is a writer and director whose debut feature film, "Detour," was hailed as an “underground hit” by The Village Voice, an “emotional and psychological roller-coaster ride” by The Examiner, and nothing short of “authentic” by The New York Times. He self-released his metafictional satire, "The Mirror," which opened YoFi Fest’s inaugural film festival in 2013 and he alsoe recently completed his third feature film, "Don’t Look Back," for MarVista Entertainment. His award-winning work has been recognized by film festivals across the country. His first book, "No Alternative," was declared, “a sympathetic coming-of-age story deeply embedded in ‘90s music” by Kirkus Reviews. He currently serves on AFI’s Alumni Executive Board and is a Faculty Member at the New York Film Academy.

    Based on his challenges while making his debut “microbudget” film, Detour, Dickerson walks the reader through every aspect of making a film in Hollywood. From style direction to financial obstacles, it’s a detailed guide of the experiences of up and coming filmmakers in Los Angeles. 

    Kirkus Reviews said Detour: Hollywood is “A breezy guide that takes readers inside the sometimes-hair-raising world of do-it-yourself filmmaking, capturing its many frustrations and challenges.”

  • Military Monday With John D. Gresham and Zenith Press Author Phil Keith

    in History

    USS Lexington (CV 2), along with her sister ship, USS Saratoga (CV 3), were America's first real aircraft carriers, and genuine wonders of the world we were commissioned in the late 1920s. Converted from a pair of battlecruiser hulls made surplus by the Washington Naval Treaty, the two ships were the largest, most powerful, and fastest warships in the world. Able to carry and operate up to 90 aircraft, twice as many as any of the contemporary British and Japanese aircraft carriers, Lexington and her sister ship were the platforms where the U.S. Navy learned to take airpower out to sea. But Lexington was more than just a ship, for she also was a home and a schoolhouse for the men who served aboard her. As American's aircraft carrier fleet grew prior to World War II, Lexington and her sister were the ships where the men who would crew those new carriers learned their trades. In addition, some of the U.S. Navy's greatest leaders in World War II were captains aboard the Lexington, including Adm. Ernest J. King and Rear Adm. Forrest Sherman. And even though Lexington was lost at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942, her loss taught critical damage control lessons that are still used today.


    To learn more about "Lady Lex," tune in at 1 PM EDT for Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) hosted by author, historian, journalist and documentary filmmaker John D. Gresham (@greshamj01). John's guest this week is Zenith Press (@Zenith_Press) author Phil Keith, who has written a new book, STAY THE RISING SUN, chronicles the story of the Lexington to her sinking in the Coral Sea.

  • 00:50

    Dissecting Docs – What’s Hot to Watch! With Dr. Don Schwartz and Carole Dean

    in Film

    Dissecting Docs covers the films American Outrage, Bhutto, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: ENTER HERE, Citizen Four, and Going Clear.  


    For information about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions please visit www.FromtheHeartProductions.com. To learn more about Don Schwartz and his film reviews visit http://fromtheheartproductions.com/radio-blog/don-schwartz-blog/.

  • 00:27

    Milling About with Ted Neeley

    in Entertainment

    It's been 42 years since the original cast and crew of the 1973 film Jesus Chris Superstar have all been in the same room together, and tonight (April 27), Director Norman Jewison, Ted Neeley (Jesus,) Yvonne Elliman (Mary Magdalene,) Barry Dennen (Pontius Pilate,) and Josh Mostel (King Herod); to name a few, will reunite for a special screening at the Beekman theater in New York City.


    Getting the band back together so to speak would've happened much sooner for Ted whose boundless enthusiasm for what he calls his life-changing role has never left. He tells host Robin Milling, “I've been trying to get this reunion to happen since the film came out. I've been trying to get all of us together to do another production; if nothing else just to hang out for a few days. It's never happened until now. And the fact that we'll all be in the same place at the same time with Norman is a miracle!”


    Miracles have been known to happen in the life of Jesus Christ, but it almost didn't happen for Ted who reveals he almost missed out on being cast in the iconic role. He also tells Robin how he met his wife of over 40 years, Leeyan Granger on the set and how their two children have been happily following dad's adventures as a superstar.


    Most actors run from one role defining their legacy but Ted has embraced Jesus, still performing the role wherever and whenever he can; most recently touring Italy for a year. He says joyfully, “It completely changed my life, spiritually, personally. So why slap that in the face? And I still love it; every performance is like the first time all over again. That music starts to play and I just lift off the ground, 'ok take me wherever you want me to go!”

  • 01:54

    "My Mother" Who is in Heaven with Yahya Bandele (re-cast)

    in Religion

    Original Air Date October 26, 2012


    Yahya Bandele is the Founder and Chairman of The C.O.F.A.H Network and the Creator, writer and director of the best selling Documentary on amazon.com "Hebrew or the So-Called Negro" Yahya will discuss current events, history, science and Geo-politics from a scriptural Hebrew Ysralite scriptural perspective. We also encourage caller participation and feedback


    View Yahya’s Feature Films https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=FLdws1o2agoBw-nqaYBjG9Yg


    View Yahya's Daily Video Blog https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv4Ov4g0N91ikDd5zHMAmvxr2Fyhf9s7v


    Yahya's Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/yahya.bandele


    To learn more about COFAH log on to http://www.cofah.com

  • 01:13

    Jo-Jo-Joker face! Plus: Age of Ultron, why heroes are important! (side eyes DC)

    in Entertainment

    Tonight I got a special advance screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron and I'm gonna share my thoughts on the film and it's place in the super hero genre that is still finding its identity. 


    But me and Kai are gonna lock horns so to speak over the newly released pics of Jared Leto in full costume as the Joker. This version of the Joker has set the internet a blaze and some would say in the same way Heath Ledger's casting did years ago so we'll break this image down and go over the plusses and minuses the pros and the cons the good the bad the weird and the ugly.