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The nature of love is one of life’s great mysteries. Scientists have tried, but cannot explain why one person loves another. We know that humans don’t outgrow their need for love or companionship. And what about love in the 65 and older crowd, which is the fastest growing age group in the US. Author Leo Buscaglia, known as Dr. Love said, “Relish love in your old age! Aged love is like aged wine; it becomes more satisfying, more refreshing, more valuable, more appreciated, and more intoxicating!” Social Documentary Filmmaker Steven Loring’s first feature film, The Age of Love, follows the humorous and poignant adventures of thirty seniors in Rochester, NY who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speed dating event exclusively for 70-90-year-olds. From anxious anticipation through the dates that follow, it's an unexpected tale of intrepid seniors who lay their hearts on the line, and discover how dreams and desires change, or don't change, from first love to the far reaches of life. In this film, Loring saw an opportunity to break social and generational barriers by looking at seniors not in terms of singular talents or specific communities, but through shared, human desires. Loring had a question: Do decades of life and loss constrict our hearts, or might time develop them in unexpected ways? By telling a story involving the universal quest for love, he connects these seniors directly to the mainstream through situations to which all can relate. Regardless of age, who doesn’t understand loneliness, desire, or the search for love? The movie’s tagline says it all – It’s never too late to date. After the interview, check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.
Gary D. Hines, Music Director and Producer of the 3-time, Grammy Award-Winning Sounds of Blackness.
Pop, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Ragtime, Classical and Gospel. Gary has recorded, performed, toured, written for and appeared with: Quincy Jones, Jimmy “Jam” Harris & Terry Lewis, Prince, Usher,
Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Johnny Gill, Patti LaBelle, Sting,
Dolly Parton, Danny Glover and Jordin Sparks to name just a few. Gary has performed in every major city in the U.S. and abroad in Africa, England, Holland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Bermuda, Jamaica, Martinique and The Bahamas - with Sounds of Blackness
Gary has also conducted countless Music Workshops, Seminars, Lecture-Demonstrations and Master Classes across the United States and internationally about the history, impact and evolution of African-American music and culture. Gary has been the recipient of such honors as a Grammy, International Time For Peace Award, Minnesota Music Academy Awards,
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Award, Distinguished Citizen Award, Golden Scroll For The Promise of Greatness Award and, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from his Alma Mater Macalester College, St. Paul.
Sounds of Blackness latest CD, "THE SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS" won a 2012 NAACP Image Award!
“No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls” said the late Swedish Filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. It’s time for my annual tribute to the spirit of the Independent Filmmakers and the films they create. Often working with little or no budget, these intrepid writers, directors, and producers (often the same person) rely on their passion, patience, and perseverance to get their film completed. Indie films are often screened at local, national, or international film festivals, and some are ultimately bound for glory and released to theaters. Michael L. Boylan of Pennant Films in Atlantic Highlands is the first Filmmaker in the series. He says, “I would always look around as a child and imagine what I was seeing was a movie. I would see two lovers speaking, a bird chirping, a man running and make it all into a movie in my head. Editing each shot with my brain until I could play it back in its entirety.” Michael’s latest short film is The Radio, about a timid boy who gets love advice from his recently deceased uncle through a vintage transistor radio. The Radio will be premiered May 8th at Atlantic Cinemas in Atlantic Highlands. Last year another of Michael’s films, The Baseball Card, was an Official Selection of the Garden State Film Festival. This is Part 1 of my Filmmaker Series. After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.
The King of DC Media (KODCM), William Powell, welcomes Producer and Director Shelbe Chang. Chang is a transgender actress, model, filmmaker and activist who wrote and directed the indie film LGBT Love Stories.
Shelbe Chang was born in Taipei, Taiwan and came to USA when she was 12. She was raised in Orange County, California. Growing up, Shelbe had a dream to be in the entertainment industry as an actor, director and screen writer. Therefore, she chose to major in Communication Arts - Film/TV & Photography in college.
During her college years, she did some background and extra work just for fun and gained some experience. She also auditioned for TVB Hong Kong New Talent Singing Contest in 1994. After college, she worked at a Chinese TV Network company as an editor about 2 years and then she pretty much left the entertainment business.
Until 2012, Shelbe started out modeling/acting and heavily involved with the transgender community. In 2013, she expanded her talent as a contributing writer for Transformation Magazine, creating content for Cinegeoff's blog and started her own independent production company called, Transflix. In 2014, she began her film making career by writing, producing, directing and acting in her first feature indie film called LGBT Love Stories.
Nicholas Snow welcomes Producer/Director Danielle Earle (from LA Web Series Award Winning Series Brooklyn Is In Love) and cast members of her feature film Lover's Game starring Crawford Collins, Miranda McCauley, Paul Sheehan, Andrew Nielson and Tenience Johnson. Lover's Game is a love story of seduction, art, and the emotional battles that bend and break us.
After winning 3 Web Series Awards from the LA Web Series Festival in 2012 and being the center story of major media platforms, such as Social Media Monthly, Curve Magazine, Time Out, Village Voice, and News 12 New Jersey. Danielle Earle is finally made a name for herself as being considered "the female producer that never backs down, and never giving up." Earle says, "Pain is all apart of the journey, and that's why I love writing love stories so much. The beauty and self identity in what is painful, but at the same time, it's what makes us stronger, and more determined. As a Producer, I've delt with having to roll with the punches. I told myself, 'Quitting is easy, but hangng in there is the hardest part. It shows the power in your ability more than anything else."
We are still continuing with our "Women Making History" radio series and this is the third installement of the series! This week we have blogger Lissa Marie creator of Lissa Marie we will get to chat with her on how she entered the blogging world. Some of the pits and falls that bloggers some times come across and advice to people who want to create their own platform and need some motivation, and all the other juciy stuff in between!
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Jack Thomas Smith made his feature film-directing debut with the psychological thriller “Disorder.” He was also the writer and producer of that film. “Disorder” was released on DVD by Universal/Vivendi and New Light Entertainment. It was released on Pay-Per-View and Video-On-Demand by Warner Brothers. Overseas, it screened at the Cannes Film Festival and the Raindance Film Festival in London. Curb Entertainment represented “Disorder” for foreign sales and secured distribution deals around the world.
Born in 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Smith lived there until he was eight when his family relocated to a quiet island community in Michigan, which would later serve as the inspiration for his upcoming film “In the Dark.” He began to write at a very young age after reading the Stephen King novels “Salem’s Lot” and “The Shining.” By the time he was eleven, he had written a 300-page novel and a number of short stories.
Smith’s family moved to Sparta, New Jersey when he was a teenager. It was there in that middle-class town that he discovered the films of George A. Romero, Stanley Kubrick, Brian DePalma, and John Carpenter. Inspired to make movies, he wrote and directed a handful of short films that were shot on Super 8mm and starred his brother and friends in all of the roles.
Austin Monthly magazine named Jo Edna Boldin “the premier casting director of the Southwest”. Jo Edna cast her first TV series “Newscast from the Past” for PBS in 1985. As a Feature Film location casting director for over 20 years, Jo Edna has worked with many renown directors including Gore Verbinski, McG, Albert & Allen Hughes, Carl Franklin, Ron Howard, Jim Sheridan, Alan Parker, Taylor Hackford, Billy Bob Thornton, Ethan and Joel Coen, Tommy Lee Jones, Paul Haggis, Peter Berg, Lasse Hallstrom, Steven Soderbergh, Terence Malik, Mike Judge, Christopher Guest, to name a few.Ms. Boldin won the 2008-2009 Artios award for outstanding casting, Studio Feature, location casting for “No Country for Old Men”. In 2006, Jo Edna was nominated for an Emmy for casting on “Into the West”. Dallas Women in Film awarded Jo Edna the Lifetime achievement award in 2003. Jo Edna was on the founding board of New Mexico Women in Film. Ms.Boldin is a current member of the Casting Society of America, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and New Mexico Women in Film. Jo Edna is the recipient 2013 New Mexico Women in Film SAGE award.You can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @123Film
Norman Buckley is a television director, best known for his work on PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, THE FOSTERS, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, CHASING LIFE, SWITCHED AT BIRTH, THE OC, CHUCK, and GOSSIP GIRL, among others. Buckley’s first job in the film industry was as assistant editor on the 1983 Oscar-nominated film TENDER MERCIES, which featured his sister, actress Betty Buckley. Buckley continued editing for a number of year on many films, television series, and TV movies. He apprenticed under some of the best film editors in the business, including Carol Littleton, Sam O'Steen, William Anderson, and Bob Leighton. He also worked with many outstanding directors, including Bruce Beresford, Robert Benton, Mike Nichols, Rob Reiner, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Richard Donner, J.S. Cardone, McG, Doug Liman, and Robert M. Young. He worked as an editor on many independent films at the Sundance, Toronto, and Telluride film festivals, including HAPPY, TEXAS, which he also associate-produced. Beginning in 2000, Buckley edited several television pilots, all of which were picked up to series. He has been nominated twice for an American Cinema Editors award: in 2003 for JOE AND MAX, for best-edited motion picture for non-commercial television, and in 2008 for the pilot of CHUCK, for best-edited one-hour series for commercial television. After editing the pilot episode of THE OC in 2003, he began his directing career by helming six episodes of that series. He has gone on to direct over 25 other television shows since then. Buckley taught for several quarters at the University of California Los Angeles film school to both graduates and undergraduates. You can email your questions to email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film
JOIN ME AND CO-HOST: JACKIE HICKMAN AS WE WELCOME WRITER, STAGE PRODUCER, DIRECTOR: DEBRA ATKINS SHARING HER NEW STAGE PRODUCTION..PLUS AUTHOR BRIANA WHITAKER SHARING HER NEW BOOK "WAIT ON GOD"..
Born and raised in upstate New York and now residing in central Texas, Will Scoville has become one of Austin's brightest new talents. His entertainment career began as a professional wrestler for the independent promotion International Championship Professional Wrestling under the ring name, Ironwill Anderson. In the summer of 2006 Will was cast as a stunt fighter in the independent feature starring Willie Nelson entitled, "Fighting with Anger". Since then, he has appeared on NBC's "Friday Night Lights", in large scale feature films and has worked on several independent productions. Most notably, working on Robert Rodriquez's "Shorts" and "Machete" (2010). Eventually starring as the quirky detective in the Ponderous Productions cult sensation "Serial Rabbit 3; Splitting Hares!" and then as Agent William Glass in "The Green Conspiracy". His love for the martial arts has lead him to become one of the original members of Grandmaster Wonik Yi's, Fighting Stunts Association in 2007 and studied Taekwondo under Grandmaster Master Sam Um director of, "Fighting with Anger" and is now practicing Brazilian Jui Jitsu. In 2011, Will formed Gravel Productions with good friend Adam Janes, and has directed and starred in the modest budgeted documentary "Voice of the Unknown, A Paranormal Investigation" and is working on the explosive new social documentary, "Swinging at Shadows".
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes filmmaker/screenwriter Elliot Diviney to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his love of bringing projects to life and what it's been like to see the buzz around his latest project AMERICAN RESCUE SQUAD.
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