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Stacey M. is an award winning writer/director and producer of narrative, documentary, broadcast and digital content as well as a social activist and cultural critic who has lectured on a broad range of topics including hiphop, pop culture,media,film,social justice issues,and most notably, the history of Black women filmmakers in cinema. A native of New Orleans, LA, Stacey has worked extensively to document and preserve hip hop culture and address social issues through film and media. Her work includes multimedia projects, music videos, arts and activism and social justice campaigns and award winning films including “I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak, which made it’s film festival premiere at the PATOIS, New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival. An official selection to the Media That Matters Film Festival, where it was awarded the “Speaking Out Award”, the film received international acclaim and toured with the HBO/ Media that Matters Film Festival screening for audiences worldwide. Her latest project, For Colored Boys, REDEMPTION starring Rob Morgan, Julito McCullum, Tim Reid and Jacinto Taras Riddick is currently on the festival circuit. The award winning series, Executive Produced by author, journalist and social justice activist, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is preparing for it’s second season with new cast members Charles Dutton and Adesola Osakalumi. In 2009, Stacey co-founded “Intelligent Seedz” with Artist / Activist, Wise Intelligent. The organization is committed to equipping youth with the necessary tools to tell their stories through documentary film. Stacey's work have been featured in The LA Times, Essence, Ebony, The Root, OkayPlayer, IndieWire, Shadow and Act, Colorlines, ScreenSlate, HuffPost Live and BET Online.
As a lover of film collaborations amongst very talented folk I felt compelled to share this film project and crowdfunding campaign with you all as shared with me from Christopher Everett, the director of the highly anticipated documentary “Wilmington on Fire” and producer of this film:
A group of multitalented filmmakers from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, USC, and the North Carolina School of the Arts are collaborating to create five (5) super short films called The Perceptions Project.
This week I speak on making Indie films, how to get started.
The cameras I used, to program to put it all together and where
to find your actors and locations for your movie.
Why talk to your local police and the city hall, and where to
Most of all the scrip and how to get it going on the right track.
Mexican mover-and-shaker has no less than four major independent movies due out in 2014, including Pure Love with Charlene Amoia, and the supernatural thriller The Vanished.
He currently stars in Autumn Wanderer, available on VOD, which has received widespread praise amongst the film community.
Fir more info on Manny, check out our Blog at http://www.TheSashaMarinaShow.com
Join hosts Jason R. Davis and Anita Nicole Brown as we talk to this weeks guest, award winning filmmaker, Robert Cappelletto.
Cappelletto has won awards for his feature film, "Pickman's Muse" and has now just completed his latest film, "Last Man After the War."
Tonight we will talk with this amazing director as he talks about his inspirations and what drives him to make films.
Join hosts Jason R. Davis and Anita Nicole Brown as we talk to this weeks guest, young filmmaker, Tavores Johnson.
Tavores Johnson has been working in the industry since the age of 13, creating his own short films while wearing multiple hats in front of and behind the camera.
His recent projects include "True Grace", a story of a FBI agent tracking down a kingpin in Chicago, but discovers bumps in her investigation. The film is slated to be released Summer 2015. Johnson is also the creator of the web series, Big & Slim (2014), a series revolving around two best friends in Chicago that test the limits of the friendships with social adventures.
Johnson also is the President of Puissant Productions, a film production company in Chicago. Puissant Productions is the production company responsible for True Grace as well as Big and Slim, and currently going into pre-production on multiple projects for the year of 2015 including the reinstatement of the series, Madison & State.
Our guest this week is Writer/Producer/Director James O'Brien, an independent filmmaker who often finds himself wearing all three hats at once. James' production company, 3rd Partner Pictures, has multiple projects in the pipeline for this year. He'll be sharing his insights into the logistics of being an indie filmmaker and how he translates his cinematic dreams into reality. James' current film, Western Religion, is in post-production.
Continuing to bring you the worst in Indie-Film Cred and web talk radio... guaranteed!
Cybel is the first and only African American woman to receive an MFA in Cinematography from NYU. Perhaps because she was named after 1962 Oscar winning film, “Sundays and Cybele”, this native New Yorker has set her sights on her own golden statue. She served as the Cinematographer for Dee Rees’ “Orange Bow” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, for “Sangam” which was recognized for its deeply moody and textured palette and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Her feature work has included “Flora’s Garment Bursting into Bloom”, winner of the Showtime “No Limits” Award at the New Festival, addtl photography for the Slamdance Grand Jury Winner “On The Outs,” the criminal dramas “Dregs of Society” and “No Problem.” She has also been fortunate to team up with notable performance artists, most recently shooting “Forget Me Not” for artist Zach Fabri, commissioned by the Studio Museum of Harlem. She received considerable recognition for her work on “The Gilded Six Bits”. This 1920′s period piece set in the rural south and based on a Zora Neale Hurston story, won the Hollywood Black Film Festival Jury Award and special screenings at The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian and Museum of Natural History. The film featured Wendell Pierce (“The Wire”, “Treme”) and Chad Coleman (“The Walking Dead”). Cybel has contributed to numerous documentaries, notably Lucy Walker’s “The Crash Reel”, “Inside: The New Black Panther Party” for National Geographic, ”11 Days” dir by Dan Metcalf and prod by Mark Burnett and the Tribeca Film Festival “All Access Award” winner, “Dressed Like Kings”. Her commercial clients include L’Oreal, Hewlett Packard, Timberland, Calvin Klein, Nike, Sony Music and PBS.
Now more than ever independent artists thirst for an opportunity to be heard. Indie Review Radio is the catalyst to do just that. Each week the show will feature the best and greatest in the world of independent musicians artists and seasoned industry professionals. The show will include new music by indies, the latest in industry trends by seasoned industry professionals and a wealth of information for independent artists that are looking for what's next in their careers.
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.
This show first became available in May of 2007 and the original description was as follows:
Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness bring you movie chat from the inner workings of Hollywood’s indie film machine.
Today’s Topics: Dean comments on a documentary he saw at the Silver Lake Film Festival called “Improbable Collapse”, a film he saw at , and Phil reports on a “star” ceremony in Palm Springs, the addition of to their Walk of Fame.
The guys also talk about “Spiderman 3″, “Waitress”, the MPAA and the history of the X rating, gaming the ratings board, and art vs commerce vs freedom of expression.
And oh yeah… they don’t accept screenplay submissions, just finished films.
Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest.
Author Grier Cooper joins me this week to talk about her book: Wish, (Indigo Dreams Series Book 1)
For Indigo Stevens, ballet classes at Miss Roberta’s ballet studio offer the stability and structure that are missing from her crazy home life. At almost 16, she hopes this is the year she will be accepted into the New York School of Ballet so she can begin her ballet dance career. First she must prove she’s ready, and that means ignoring Jesse Sanders, the cute boy with dimples who is definitely at the top of Miss Roberta’s List of Forbidden Things for Dancers.
But Jesse is the least of Indigo’s concerns. When she discovers her mom is an alcoholic, it simultaneously explains everything and heaps more worry on Indigo’s shoulders. As her mom’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Indigo fights to maintain balance, protect her younger brothers from abuse, and keep her mother from going over the edge. But life with an alcoholic parent is unpredictable. When the violence at home escalates, Indigo realizes she can no longer dance around the issue. At the risk of losing everything, she must take matters into her own hands before it’s too late.
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