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  • 00:59

    Guest:Roxanne Avent/Producer/Meet The Blacks

    in Movies

    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 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 00:59

    Profile:Basil Khalil/Director/Oscar Nom/Ave Maria

    in Movies

    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 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film


     

  • 01:00

    Guest:Daniel Bekerman/Producer/The Headhunter's Calling/WhistleBlower

    in Movies

    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 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Profile:Blye Pagon Faust/Producer/Oscar Winner/Spotlight

    in Movies

    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 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Profile:Jerry Franck/Producer/Oscar Nom/Chau, Beyond the Lines

    in Movies

    Originally from Luxembourg, Jerry Franck moved to the United States to study cinema at Columbia College Hollywood, where he garnered his BFA in film production. Working for over eight years in the entertainment industry, mainly as a camera & steadicam operator, he has worked on hundreds of film sets which include Feature films, Commercials and Music Videos. As a steadicam operator on Feature films, Jerry has mainly worked with actor/director James Franco. For the last 4 years, Jerry has also been focusing on producing films by writer/director Courtney Marsh. Together they own the production company Cynasty Films.
    Jerry & Courtney have collaborated on 5 short films, notably the documentary "Chau Beyond the Lines" which was nominated for an Academy Award® in 2016.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Profile:Bradford Young/Cinematographer/Selma/A story of Life

    in Movies

    Originally from Louisville, KY Bradford Young is a cinematographer who studied under the tutelage of filmmaker Haile Gerima. As a cinematographer Bradford is most concerned with finding the sublime in the ordinary. His works ambition is to explore and celebrate small local things, photographically. His recent film contributions include: Ava DuVernay’s SELMA, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture and won for best Original Song.  JC Chandor’s A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, for which Bradford was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography in a Motion Picture.  Ed Zwick’s PAWN SACRIFICE. David Lowrey’s AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS and Andrew Dosunmu’s MOTHER OF GEORGE for which he was awarded the 2013 Sundance US Dramatic Competition Excellence in Cinematography Award for both films. Other films include Dee Rees’ PARIAH, for which he won the 2011 Sundance US Dramatic Competition Excellence in Cinematography Award, Ava DuVernay’s MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, Tina Mabry’s, MISSISSIPPI DAMNED, Paola Mendoza’s ENTRE NOS and Andrew Dosunmu’s, RESTLESS CITY. Bradford just completed production on Denis Villeneuve’s A STORY OF YOUR LIFE, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. Bradford was named “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine in 2009 and Variety Magazine’s “Up Next 25 Masters of Their Craft” that same year.  Bradford was also profiled in Variety Magazine’s prestigious “10 Cinematographers to Watch 2015” Bradford is a 2014 inductee into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as a 2015 inductee into the American Society of Cinematographers. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Profile:Mark Mangini/Sound Effects Editor/Oscar Winner/Mad Max:Fury Road

    in Movies

    Mutiple Oscar-nominee and most recentlywinner of his first Academy Award for Mad Max: Fury Road and is also the Governor of the Sound Branch for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Mark Mangini is one of the world's top sound designers one of the most well-respected experts in his field. Starting in sound effects work in the 1970’s for cartoons like “Scooby-Doo” and “Godzilla,” he quickly transitioned to feature films in the 1980’s, among them Oscar nominees and winners Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Poltergeist, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, and Star Trek IV, which earned him his first Oscar nomination for Best Effects-Sound Effects Editing. His next two would be for Disney’s Aladdin and Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element (the film’s only nomination). Mangini is also a globally sought-after speaker and lecturer. He seeks to inspire his fellow artists with his efforts to change how they are viewed within the filmmaking process. Among his long list of achievements, Mangini is also renowned for recording and editing the new roar track for Leo the Lion (MGM's lion mascot), and most recently, he served as the supervising sound editor for the critically acclaimed films Black Mass and Mad Max: Fury Road. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film DISCLAIMER: In our podcast Mark referenced the film POLTERGIEST and it's Director, Steven Soderbergh. The director of POLTERGEIST was Steven Spielberg and Mark apologizes for his obvious mistake. Mark has been a long time collaborator with Steven Soderbergh and he accidentally switched the two names during his discussion. 


     

  • 01:00

    Guest:Irena Brignull/Screenwriter/The Little Prince/The Boxtrolls

    in Movies

    Irena Brignull is a screenwriter and novelist. Credits include the oscar nominated movie, The Boxtrolls, starring Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning and Simon Pegg. Irena was nominated for Best Screenplay for The Boxtrolls at last year’s Annie Awards. Irena’s adaptation of The Little Prince, directed by Mark Osborne and starring Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, James Franco and Marion Cotillard, closed the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Irena also adapated Skellig for Sky which starred Tim Roth, John Simm and Kelly MacDonald. Her first novel, The Hawkweed Prophecy, will be published in the summer of 2016. She is currently working on the sequel, out 2017. Previously, Irena Brignull was a Script Executive at the BBC and then Head of Development at Dogstar Films where she was the script editor on Shakespeare in Love, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, I Capture The Castle and Bravo Two Zero to name a few. Irena Brignull holds an BA in English Literature from Oxford University. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film 

  • Mindshifter's Radio With Host Dr. Michael and Jeanie Ryce

    in Spirituality

    The Forgiveness Dr., dr. michael and jeanie ryce are the founder and director of HeartLand, a self-healing center in the Ozark mountains. He is a world renowned lecturer and teacher on health and healing, with doctorates in Naturopathic Medicine and in Holistic Philosophy. The focus of his studies has combined bodymind principles, physics and ancient Aramaic studies into a unique body of pioneering work in the fields of self-healing, healing through relationships, anger and grief resolution, world peace and the inner process of Forgiveness. For more information visit www.whyagain.com

  • 00:30

    Changing Your Life....Doing It Now

    in Current Events

     


    Fulton Atlanta is almost frightened about the way change is taking place in America and wants to ask the question to those we serve.....ARE WE READY FOR THIS/


    It seems like everyday, there is a news article on the radio, television or local papers about the economic woes of Americans.  There are more news items about crime, civil unrest, Race relations, economic justic and the upcoming elections ... Almost too much to keep up with.  


    IN ATLANTA...THERE IS A PHENOMENON OF CHANGE...IN THE JOB MARKET, SCHOOLS, AND HOUSING, AND CRIME.


    It is not surprising to see that housing, in Atlanta for instance, is becoming more expensive.  It's also not so surprising to see the cost of food and gas unaffordable....even though the prices go up and down each month.  The trouble is, there seems to be no easy solution....especially as the incomes of most Americans have not changed over the past decade.  In fact, unemployment is higher than ever....not shown in statistics are the hundreds and thousands who are not looking for jobs anymore.  Even college educated people have a rough time making ends meet!


    Add to that....the politics of the day?  How involved are you....will you vote....will you participate in solutions?


    So let's listen, call in or simply talk with those we know?  Ask the question....What will we do if this trend of inclining costs of living continues?


    We"d love your feedback.  We want to further invite you to forums as we look for ways to HELP PEOPLE HELP THEMSELVES.  

  • 00:30

    Your Toxic Relationship Dance

    in Lifestyle

    Your Toxic Relationship Dance


    Friday, April  29th  10am PST


    Topic: Codependency  


    Host Al Diaz: An acclaimed and internationally recognized Visionary, Transformational Guide, and Change Agent as an International Keynote Speaker, Author, Film Producer, and online Radio Host. 


    Co-host: Known as the Compassionate Divorce Coach, Cindy Holbrook supports women (and men too!) as they traverse the emotional roller-coaster of divorce to heal as they let go of the past and rebuild their life with less stress, more confidence and clarity. Her unique approach to deal with the liars, cheaters, crazy bitches and assholes has helped thousands to find and nurture the right relationships that are needed in order to create a happy and fulfilling next chapter in life. Cindy is a Certified Divorce Coach®, author and speaker. She draws on her personal experience of divorcing after a 20 year mentally abusive marriage, as well as that of thousands of men and women that she has helped. Her passion is to inspire tens of thousands of women to discover and fall in love with their own magnificent inner-goddess! 


    Special guest: Tracy Lee  "The Freedom Architect" is a proclaimed medical intuitive, healer, and psychic medium dedicated to sharing her gifts with others for the purpose of healing chronic and short-term physical, emotional, and spiritual issues.


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/YourToxicRelationshipDance


    To contact Al Diaz personally: al.diaz4love@gmail.com