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Her Voice Her Story
Cathleen Dean - Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker

Her Voice Her Story

Play Episode Play 56 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 33:27


Cathleen Dean, born in Westchester County, NY, is an Emmy award-winning American film director, producer, and photographer.  With a BA in History from Columbia University, she approaches her work from an anthropological point of view.  Coupled with her MFA from University of Miami in Major Motion Films,  Cathleen brings out  historical truths that have been lost, forgotten, or hidden with time.Runway Afrique, Wade in the Water: Drowning in Racism, and Being are some of her famous films to date.  She has received the Roxbury Film Festival Best Documentary Short and an EMMY from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to name a few.Cathleen has a passion for storytelling that brings about positive change in our communities.  She is the founder of BlackCat Media, LLC.Connect with Cathleen:www.cathleendean.com@cathleendeanbcm

The Front Row Network
SPECIAL EPISODE: Masters of Make-up Effects with Howard Berger and Marshall Julius

The Front Row Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 53:11


We welcome back to the Front Row Network Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governor, Howard Berger. Also, joining us for the first time is film critic and editor Marshall Julius. These two have partnered to bring us an amazing book. Masters of Make-up Effects: A Century of Practical Magic is available TODAY at independent bookstores and online. This book is pure movie magic, less a how-to and more built on the conversations that Howard and Marshall had with over 70 artists, actors, directors and others involved in the film industry. We chat all about the book, and really already start to make plans for volume two! Be sure to check it out. If you're in the LA area, we also discuss some amazing signings happening over the next few weeks. Find the Book: https://www.mastersofmakeupeffects.net FEATURING: Craig McFarland

The 'X' Zone Radio Show
Rob McConnell Interviews - DOROTHY CORA MOORE - The Atlanteans

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 41:28


The Atlanteans - Author Dorothy Cora Moore has researched The Atlanteans for more than 30 years, starting with Edgar Cayce, and ending with some very abstract metaphysical works on Atlantis. With a background working in law, she has also taken classes for pleasure at UCLA in Screenwriting and Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Atlanteans began as an original screenplay and, together with its sequel, has become this novelization. Born in Chicago, Illinois, the author now lives in Prescott, Arizona. - www.TheAtlanteans.comFor Your Listening Pleasure for these Lockdown / Stay-At-Home COVID and Variants Times - For all the radio shows available on The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network visit - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv.Our radio shows archives and programming include: A Different Perspective with Kevin Randle; Alien Cosmic Expo Lecture Series; Alien Worlds Radio Show; America's Soul Doctor with Ken Unger; Back in Control Radio Show with Dr. David Hanscom, MD; Connecting with Coincidence with Dr. Bernard Beitman, MD; Dick Tracy; Dimension X; Exploring Tomorrow Radio Show; Flash Gordon; Imagine More Success Radio Show with Syndee Hendricks and Thomas Hydes; Jet Jungle Radio Show; Journey Into Space; Know the Name with Sharon Lynn Wyeth; Lux Radio Theatre - Classic Old Time Radio; Mission Evolution with Gwilda Wiyaka; Paranormal StakeOut with Larry Lawson; Ray Bradbury - Tales Of The Bizarre; Sci Fi Radio Show; Seek Reality with Roberta Grimes; Space Patrol; Stairway to Heaven with Gwilda Wiyaka; The 'X' Zone Radio Show with Rob McConnell; Two Good To Be True with Justina Marsh and Peter Marsh; and many other!That's The ‘X' Zone Broadcast Network Shows and Archives - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv

And the Winner Should Have Been...

We tentatively approach television for the first time in the last episode where Mark is still in Europe. It's another shorter one, but you have to expect that once in a while. They can't all be 90 minutes.0:45 Mark again graciously records in the middle of the night from Europe1:20 Trekkie or Trekker? Bob and Mark don't care.3:30 Sub-genres of Trek and Mark's ranking of them6:06 Bob's ranking of the Trek sub-genres7:41 The primary movie at issue8:10 Bob defends9:20 The best defense is a good offense10:05 A digression on the first season of ST:TNG11:41 Bob ranks all the movies12:50 Mark ranks his top 513:45 First Contact as the TNG version of The Voyage Home16:00 Bob is flat-footed when challenged to defend his contention17:25 Mark admits to being pretentious (okay, okay, to liking serious film)19:19 It's really about the whales20:05 Time for nitpicking First Contact!21:25 80s nostalgia24:27 The Kelvin reboot25:55 Beyond26:54 A short list of (rant about?) the problems with Generations (and some actual discussion)30:27 Nemesis31:17 Mark recaps the plot32:33 Bob is still confused34:10 Tom Hardy's third appearance in a feature film35:55 Data's legacy and self-sacrifice in film40:33 Marvel mention!41:55 Wrath of Khan could have been better...43:05 The Final Frontier is best forgotten44:16 Podcasts as therapy!45:24 Series length (and an unintentional pun!)46:45 Banter about Mark's European tour48:30 ConclusionBob's RankingStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryStar Trek II: The Wrath of KhanStar Trek IV: The Voyage HomeStar Trek III: The Search for SpockStar Trek: First ContactStar Trek: The Motion PictureStar Trek: BeyondStar Trek: GenerationsStar Trek: InsurrectionStar TrekStar Trek: Into DarknessStar Trek: NemesisStar Trek V: The Final FrontierMark's RankingStar Trek: First ContactStar Trek II: The Wrath of KhanStar TrekStar Trek: NemesisStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryNote: Oscar® and Academy Awards® are the trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This podcast is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Music:Intro and Outro music excerpted without alteration other than length and volume from AcidJazz by Kevin McLeod under a Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0) license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

Skull Rock Podcast
Tina Price, Founder of the Creative Talent Network and CTN Expo 2022

Skull Rock Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 100:15


Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go chat with Tina Price, founder of the Creative Talent Network (CTN) about the upcoming CTN Expo - CTNX2022 (November 17 - 20, 2022) as well as this week's Disney, film, animation, and pop-culture news. Tina Price, founder of the Creative Talent Network, (CTN) has long been acknowledged as one of the most important influences in the development of animation talent and culture in the 21st century. A statuesque figure, both literally and figuratively, her passion, courage, and dedicated advocacy have embraced the world of animation for over a decade. Tina Price is a woman of vision with a large creative palette, skill set, and organizational energy. Tina Price is a voting member of the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and an award-winning animation veteran with over 20+ years and 14 film credits with Walt Disney Pictures Feature Animation. Learn more about the CTN and the CTN Expo. CTN Events - Animation, Ticket Sales, Training Online and In-Person (ctn-events.com) The Skull Rock Podcast is brought to you by the generosity of the following companies: Shure and their MV7 - Podcast Microphone Kit (shure.com) Sound Extraordinary | The Old Mill Press - “Publishing beautifully crafted books that illuminate our world.” To learn more visit theoldmillpress.com - and listeners like you. Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Shop using our Amazon affiliate link - https://amzn.to/3uld8or Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/skullrockpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/skullrockpodcast/support

The afikra Podcast
OUALID MOUANESS | 1982 | Movie Night

The afikra Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 56:27


Oualid talked about his feature film debut, "1982."Oualid Mouaness is an award winning director, writer and producer. His work traverses narrative and documentary features, music films, music videos and commercials. He is a Sundance Fellow and completed his undergraduate studies in journalism and theatre in Beirut, and holds an MFA in film from the Florida State University college of Motion Picture Arts. His first feature film as director, 1982, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019 where it won the NETPAC Award and went on to win the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at El-Gouna Film Festival in Egypt. The film was selected to represent Lebanon for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards 2020. It has since received much critical acclaim and won multiple awards at film festivals including France, China, Qatar and the United States.Created & hosted by Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi RammanTheme music by: Tarek Yamani https://www.instagram.com/tarek_yamani/About Movie Night: Movie Night is an interview series that calls for afikra community members who are interested in movies and films to spend time watching along with the entire community. Movies will be announced on afikra's watching list. This interview series will host filmmakers and actors who are featured in the announced movie. Community members will be asked to watch the film on online streaming platforms or online film festivals before the series and join the conversation with the creators of the film. Movie Night is an opportunity for members to ask questions about the plot, behind the scenes, themes, and information about the movie.Following the interview, there is a moderated town-hall-style Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience ‎on Zoom.‎ Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp   FollowYoutube - Instagram (@afikra_) - Facebook - Twitter Support www.afikra.com/supportAbout afikra:‎afikra is a movement to convert passive interest in the Arab world to active intellectual curiosity. We aim to collectively reframe the dominant narrative of the region by exploring the histories and cultures of the region- past, present, and future - through conversations driven by curiosity. Read more about us on  afikra.com

And the Winner Should Have Been...

Guess who's back? No, not Shady, it's Mark. He's back in the US now, but he was still in Europe though back on the podcast for this episode. We discuss the brilliant work of Nicolas Cage in the movie Pig. It's a bit shorter than our usual episode, but maybe you'll prefer that.Like we've done in the past with single movie episodes (well, at least once) this has about 12 minutes of relatively spoiler-free discussion before we get down to brass tacks. SPOILERS BEGIN at 12:40! You have been warned. Not sure anyone reads these notes, so show notes might go away unless anyone is finding them useful.Note: Oscar® and Academy Awards® are the trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This podcast is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Music:Intro and Outro music excerpted without alteration other than length and volume from AcidJazz by Kevin McLeod under a Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0) license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

The California Report Magazine
A Reporter Reflects on Coping When Your Community is the News; Two Actresses of Color Receive Long Awaited Recognition

The California Report Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 29:41


What does it means to be a journalist when the story you're reporting on also affects you? That's a question Ericka Cruz Guevarra, host of the KQED podcast The Bay, explored on a recent episode. She shares her story about a camping trip she went on with her best friend during the pandemic. But it's also a story about the mental health impact of reporting the news when you're a journalist of color. Plus, we have an update on two stories we've brought you about two women of color who've had to struggle hard to get recognition in Hollywood. Native American actress and activist Sacheen Littlefeather recently received an official apology from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for the abuse endured at the 1973 Oscars, and the impact it had on her career. Actress Juanita Moore appeared in more than 80 films and TV shows, but wasn't always credited for her work. In 1959, she became the fifth Black actor in movie-making history to be nominated for an Oscar. The pioneering actress will finally be honored with her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Two Bruhs & a Bra
The Mack Best Movie Hour #6: Elisabet Ronaldsdottir (John Wick, Bullet Train, Deadpool 2, Shang-Chi, Atomic Blonde, Contraband)

Two Bruhs & a Bra

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 54:49


Elisabet Ronaldsdottir is an Icelandic film editor, whose work includes John Wick, Bullet Train, Deadpool 2, Shang-Chi, Atomic Blonde, Contraband and more! She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars), and a founding member of the Feminist movement in Iceland. Our conversation spans from her work as a film editor, growing up in Iceland, her honest thoughts on the Academy, and the importance of evaluating prejudice in film. Check out Bullet Train! In theaters everywhere! Follow me @onlythebest108 ! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/twobruhsonebra/support

My Creative Careers
Can You Hear Me Now? - The Sound Editor (with Victoria Sampson & Andrew Macht)

My Creative Careers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 40:47


Victoria Rose Sampson has been a renowned Feature Film Sound Editor who learned her craft by working alongside her mother, Kay Rose, the first woman to win an Oscar for sound editing on the Mark Rydell film, The River. Victoria's credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Speed, Donnie Darko and Return of the Jedi, and she now teaches post-production sound at Video Symphony in Burbank. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as the Motion Picture Editors Guild, Local 700 of the IATSE, and serves on the Board of Directors of The Alliance of Women Directors. On the My Creative Careers podcast today, we're diving deep into the world of sound engineering with sound editor extraordinaire Victoria. She shares her insights into the relationship between the language of sound and the storytelling process and why the sound editor is so much more than a technician. We explore how sound editors take production sound recorded on set or location and clean it up to eliminate unwanted noise and create the director's vision. Victoria also discusses how her career has evolved since the 1970s, what made her fall in love with the discipline and gives her advice on achieving great sound on set. “I wish that more directors would know the language of sound a little better. I mean, they learn the language of actors, they learn the language of DPs — to learn a little bit of sound language isn't going to hurt too much. But I find people just get a little overwhelmed by the technical side of it.” - Victoria Samson “A sound editor is a person who tells stories with sound. I learned that from my mom; she used to tell mixers that you're not just a technician, you're not just a recording mixer, you're a filmmaker. And we help the filmmakers tell their stories using creative sound, sound design, sound effects backgrounds.” - Victoria Samson   Highlights This Week Victoria's illustrious film industry heritage What a sound editor does to help the filmmaker's vision using sounds What made Victoria fall in love with sound editing, and how her career began Why there are fewer women sound editors now than there used to be 20 years ago Why it makes sense for sound editors to get involved in movies early What Victoria wishes people knew specifically about what she does and her golden nuggets of wisdom gleaned over her long and successful career The movies Victoria has worked on that contain the most interesting sounds, what those sounds were, and how she found them Films that Victoria hasn't worked on but that she admires for their amazing sound editing — and what she really notices about sound when she's watching films How Victoria finds focus and blocks out the many distractions life can bring   Resources An Open Letter From Your Sound Department handout Victoria Rose Sampson on IMDB

WILDsound: The Film Podcast
August 15, 2022 - Filmmaker Matthew Gratzner (MUTINY!)

WILDsound: The Film Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022


MUTINY! is the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the July 2022 LA COMEDY Film Festival. Conversation with director Matthew Gratzner who is a fountain of insight with his multiple years working in the industry on many top film productions. Project Links; http://mutinyshortfilm.com/ https://www.twitter.com/MutinyShort https://www.instagram.com/MutinyShortFilm Director Biography - Matthew Gratzner Matthew's foray into entertainment started in theater growing up in Miami, Florida, where he dove headfirst into writing, directing and acting— ever the resourceful artist, he also designed and built costumes, sets and props to further his vision. Leaving Miami to pursue filmmaking in Los Angeles, Matthew started briefly as an actor, acquiring his SAG card in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men In Tights. Realizing quickly his passion was directing, he shifted to working behind the camera. Opportunities led to work in visual effects where he flourished as an art director, visual effects supervisor and co-founder of the Academy Award winning, New Deal Studios, Inc. (www.newdealstudios.com). Between VFX projects Matthew directed several commercials and short films. After a number of successful years, Matthew decided to leave VFX to focus solely on writing and directing. Then the opportunity with the film, The Aviator, started a 10 year relationship with Martin Scorsese as a key member of Rob Legato's VFX team as Visual Effects/Miniature Effects Supervisor as well as Visual Effects Art Director. Matthew was integral to creating scenes such as the horrific plane crash in The Aviator, the many subtle effects shots in The Departed, realizing the eerie environments for Shutter Island, and creating the epic train crash in Hugo. He received a BAFTA nomination for The Aviator for best VFX, and Emmy nomination for best VFX on the Tom Hanks/HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon. Matthew also received a Clio and a Cannes Golden Lion for commercials as well as multiple VES Awards. Matthew is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. While Matthew never attended film school, he felt being on set with Martin Scorsese was a master class in filmmaking— which encouraged his passion to create content— pioneering cinematic virtual reality and co-writing and directing two independent feature films currently in post. Matthew loves and feels most comfortable working with actors-- and thinks that while visual effects, art direction and stunt work are all extremely important visually—without the emotion of compelling characters and a strong story, a project's success is diminished greatly. Matthew also has several projects in development with his latest company, Proof of Concept Entertainment, Inc. (www.proofofconceptent.com) Film playing on the Film Festival Streaming service later this month. You can sign up for the 7 day free trial at www.wildsound.ca (available on your streaming services and APPS). There is a DAILY film festival to watch, plus a selection of award winning films on the platform. Then it's only $3.99 per month. Subscribe to the podcast: https://twitter.com/wildsoundpod https://www.instagram.com/wildsoundpod/ https://www.facebook.com/wildsoundpod

Arroe Collins
Lee Grant From The Movie Killian And The Comeback Kids

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 16:16


In August, film distributor Hope Runs High will release its latest feature film across VOD platforms - bringing the much-lauded "Killian & the Comeback Kids" to a national audience outside of its 30 city theatrical release. For composer-writer-director Taylor A. Purdee, "Killian & the Comeback Kids" is a passion project that has united a dynamic team of creatives both onscreen and off. Concurrently with digital release, the film's screenplay will be preserved by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' permanent archive. With the film's initial theatrical releases, Purdee became the youngest director in 2020 and 2021 to have a film playing in major American exhibition circuits. He is also the first bi-racial director-star of African American descent to have a film theatrically released in the United States in the 21st century. 'Killian' is the story of a young mixed-race musician forced to return to his rural hometown, burdened by the expense of his college degree. A chance encounter with a childhood acquaintance takes his summer in a new direction as the pair enlist a rag-tag band of other struggling locals to play a music festival coming to their once-prosperous steel town. With youthful ambition and an unflagging passion for folk-rock, Killian and the band take a shot at uniting their divided community and setting the stage for their futures.

Arroe Collins
Lee Grant From The Movie Killian And The Comeback Kids

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 16:16


In August, film distributor Hope Runs High will release its latest feature film across VOD platforms - bringing the much-lauded "Killian & the Comeback Kids" to a national audience outside of its 30 city theatrical release. For composer-writer-director Taylor A. Purdee, "Killian & the Comeback Kids" is a passion project that has united a dynamic team of creatives both onscreen and off. Concurrently with digital release, the film's screenplay will be preserved by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' permanent archive. With the film's initial theatrical releases, Purdee became the youngest director in 2020 and 2021 to have a film playing in major American exhibition circuits. He is also the first bi-racial director-star of African American descent to have a film theatrically released in the United States in the 21st century. 'Killian' is the story of a young mixed-race musician forced to return to his rural hometown, burdened by the expense of his college degree. A chance encounter with a childhood acquaintance takes his summer in a new direction as the pair enlist a rag-tag band of other struggling locals to play a music festival coming to their once-prosperous steel town. With youthful ambition and an unflagging passion for folk-rock, Killian and the band take a shot at uniting their divided community and setting the stage for their futures.

Asian American History 101
AAPI in Professional Sumo

Asian American History 101

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 31:17


Welcome to Season 2, Episode 40!  We're fans of professional sumo in Japan. It's fun to watch and takes a great amount of skill. There's actually a relatively rich history of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in professional sumo. Although there aren't any impactful AAPI in the sport now, there have been some amazing wrestlers in the past including Konishiki, Akebono, and Mushashimaru, but they aren't the only ones. Those three peers may not have achieved the levels they did without Takamiyama. We provide a quick overview of professional sumo, but if you're interested in learning more, we recommend the new Sumo Primetime and Sumostew channels on YouTube, the NHK Sumo and Sumopedia webpages, and the Sumo Wrestling Fandom Wiki. We begin this episode by celebrating Janet Yang for her recent election to President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Michelle Yeoh for her recent honorary doctorate from the American Film Institute. We close out this episode with a segment on the Origin of the term “Mongolian Spots.” For previous episodes and information, please visit our site at https://asianamericanhistory101.libsyn.com or social media links at http://castpie.com/AAHistory101. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at info@aahistory101.com. Segments 00:25 Celebrating Janet Yang and Michelle Yeoh 02:29 AAPI in Professional Sumo 25:35 The Origin of Mongolian Spots

I Am Refocused Podcast Show
Oscar winner Lee Grant (Shampoo), featured in new film Killian AandD The ComebackK Kids, in theaters and VOD

I Am Refocused Podcast Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 8:55


ABOUT LEE GRANT (FROM TCM.COM)An attractive brunette with angular features, Lee Grant began her career as a child performer with NYC's Metropolitan Opera. By age 11, she had become a member of the American Ballet Theatre. After music studies at Juilliard, she won a scholarship to attend the Neighborhood Playhouse and switched her focus to acting. Grant understudied the role of Ado Annie in a touring production of "Oklahoma!" before landing her breakthrough stage role as a young shoplifter in Sidney Kingsley's "Detective Story" in 1949. Hollywood soon beckoned and she recreated the role in William Wyler's 1951 superb film version. Grant won the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress prize and earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for the role. Seemingly on the verge of a brilliant career, the actress found herself the victim of the blacklist when her husband, playwright Arnold Manoff was named before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Grant herself refused to testify and the film offers over the next decade were sporadic.Returning to Manhattan, Grant found work in TV (e.g., the daytime soap "Search for Tomorrow") and on stage (i.e., "A Hole in the Head" 1957; "Two for the Seesaw" 1959). After earning an OBIE Award for her work in Genet's "The Maids" in 1963, her small screen career began to pick up. In 1965, Grant joined the cast of the primetime soap "Peyton Place" as Stella Chernak and picked up an Emmy for her work. She earned a second statuette for her performance as a runaway wife and mother who ends up at a truck stop in California in "The Neon Ceiling" (NBC, 1971).By the time she had earned her second Emmy, Grant's feature career had been rejuvenated with her stellar work as the widow of a murder victim in Norman Jewison's Oscar-winning "In the Heat of the Night" (1967). That same year, she essayed a neurotic in the campy "Valley of the Dolls." In "The Landlord" (1970), she was the society matron mother of Beau Bridges and her comic portrayal earned her a second Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress. Grant then played the mother of all Jewish mothers, Sophie Portnoy, in Ernest Lehman's film version of Philip Roth's novel "Portnoy's Complaint" (1972). Hal Ashby's "Shampoo" (1975) finally brought her a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award as a Beverly Hills matron having an affair with her hairdresser. The following year, Grant received a fourth nomination for her deeply moving portrayal of a Jewish refugee in "Voyage of the Damned."Her subsequent screen roles have been of varying quality, although Grant always brings a professionalism and degree of excellence to even the smallest role. After striking out as a sitcom lead in the underrated "Fay" (NBC, 1975), she delivered a fine portrayal of First Lady Grace Coolidge in "Backstairs at the White House" (NBC, 1979), was the domineering mother of actress Frances Farmer in "Will There Really Be a Morning?" (CBS, 1983) and excelled as Dora Cohn, mother of "Roy Cohn" (HBO, 1992). On the big screen, Grant lent her substantial abilities to "Teachers" (1984) as a hard-nosed school superintendent, "Defending Your Life" (1991), as an elegant prosecutor sparring with adversary Rip Torn, and "It's My Party" (1996), as the mother of man suffering from complications from AIDS.While Grant has continued to act in features and on TV, she has concentrated more on her directing career since the 80s. After studying at the American Film Institute, she made the short "The Stronger" (1976) which eventually aired on Arts & Entertainment's "Shortstories" in 1988. Grant made her feature debut with "Tell Me a Riddle" (1980), an earnest, well-acted story of an elderly couple facing death. She has excelled in the documentary format, beginning with "The Wilmar 8" (1981), about strike by female bank employees in the Midwest. (Grant later directed a fictionalized account entitled "A Matter of Sex" for NBC in 1984). She steered Marlo Thomas to an Emmy in the fact-based "Nobody's Child" (CBS, 1986) and earned praise for helming "No Place Like Home" (CBS, 1989), a stark look at the effects of unemployment. A number of her documentaries have been screened as part of HBO's "America Undercover" series, including the Oscar-winning "Down and Out in America" (1985), about the unemployed, "What Sex Am I?" (1985), about transsexuals and transvestites, "Battered" (1989), about victims of domestic violence, and "Women on Trial" (1992), about mothers who turn to the courts to protect their children. In 1997, she produced, directed and hosted the well-received "Say It, Fight It, Cure It" (Lifetime) which focused on breast cancer survivors and their families.ABOUT KILLIAN AND THE COMEBACK KIDSIn August, film distributor Hope Runs High will release its latest feature film across VOD platforms - bringing the much-lauded "Killian & the Comeback Kids" to a national audience outside of its 30 city theatrical release. For composer-writer-director Taylor A. Purdee, "Killian & the Comeback Kids" is a passion project that has united a dynamic team of creatives both onscreen and off. Concurrently with digital release, the film's screenplay will be preserved by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' permanent archive.With the film's initial theatrical releases, Purdee became the youngest director in 2020 and 2021 to have a film playing in major American exhibition circuits. He is also the first bi-racial director-star of African American descent to have a film theatrically released in the United States in the 21st century.'Killian' is the story of a young mixed-race musician forced to return to his rural hometown, burdened by the expense of his college degree. A chance encounter with a childhood acquaintance takes his summer in a new direction as the pair enlist a rag-tag band of other struggling locals to play a music festival coming to their once-prosperous steel town. With youthful ambition and an unflagging passion for folk-rock, Killian and the band take a shot at uniting their divided community and setting the stage for their futures.Purdee discusses the film's resonance in the current moment. "Folk music has always represented three things: a lot of self-determination, social responsibility, and a DIY spirit that happens to run through most younger generations. In a moment where the culture seems increasingly divided, when higher education could be viewed as more of a corporate scheme than a ticket to prosperity, and when one-third of our young people remain suspended in an elongated adolescence, our view of professional and personal identity is worth reimagining."The film's music by Purdee and his The Cumberland Kids bandmate Liam Higgins garnered Oscar buzz, and Purdee's original screenplay will be preserved in The Academy's permanent archive. The film stars Taylor A. Purdee, Kassie DePaiva, Nathan Purdee, John Donchak, Shannon O'Boyle, Shane Andries, Emily Mest, Yael Elisheva, and Andrew O'Shanick, and features Maddi Jane and Academy Award-winner Lee Grant."With a cast built of new faces, street musicians, Broadway mainstays, daytime superstars, new media darlings, and a living legend of classic Hollywood, our disruptive star power is the perfect mixture for an unconventional film in unconventional times."SYNOPSIS: Killian & the Comeback Kids is the story of a young mixed race musician forced to return to his rural hometown after an expensive college degree. A chance encounter with a childhood acquaintance gives the summer new direction. Together they throw together a rag-tag band of other struggling locals for one shot to play a music festival coming to their once prosperous steel town. Armed with only folk-rock, Killian and the band hope to unite the community - - if just for one night. A little musical at the cross roads of small town America and a burgeoning youth culture only just beginning to find its voice.Here's the trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI6n2nkk8V0

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Advocate, Activist, Powerful Person April Reign Episode 652

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 72:05


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more April Reign @ReignOfApril  is Senior Advisor for Entertainment and Media at Gauge April practiced law for nearly twenty years, honing her talent for public speaking, persuasive writing and effecting policy change, but it wasn't until she walked away from her legal practice that she found her true passion. As the creator of the viral hashtag-turned-movement, #OscarsSoWhite, April has been challenging the lack of representation of marginalized communities in Hollywood and beyond since 2015. Reign sustains a movement that has resulted in the most permanent systemic change ever seen in the over 80-year history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her name continues to be synonymous with this historic change, the results of which are reverberating throughout the entertainment industry and will do so for decades to come. April Reign travels internationally, speaking at academic institutions and conferences; is available for appearances at industry awards, festivals and events; and is highly sought-after for consulting with organizations regarding issues of diversity and inclusion. She Will Rise works to ensure greater equality in America by ensuring a Black woman justice on the US Supreme Court for the first time ever. Pete Coe is a Voice Over Artist, Actor and singer songwriter. Today we heard from him for his "Annoying American Abroad" from Finland segment.  Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page

AGORACOM Small Cap CEO Interviews
FOBI Mobile Wallet Leadership Position Hits Commercialization Across The World & Multiple Industries Including Oscars, NASDAQ, Formula E & More

AGORACOM Small Cap CEO Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 26:51


FOBI AI $FOBI is a global leader in digital wallet pass technology that delivers real-time data analytics and engagement - through artificial intelligence - to drive customer engagement in stores, stadiums, arenas, hotels and other large venues around the world. And if the description ended there it would make for a great technology company - but the applications combining the company's artificial intelligence + engagement + mobile wallet capabilities have spawned products that are being used by some of the world's best known names, including the following in just 2022: Oscars (The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) NASDAQ Formula E Yotpo $1.4 Billion Unicorn With 300,000 Customers & $30M Shopify Investment Insurance Servicing 4 Of The Top 10 Global Insurance Companies … and this is is just SOME of 2022, which is nothing to say of the customers, integrations and partnerships amassed over the past 2 years including: Telus Amazon Web Services Oracle NCAA Shopify Lightspeed … and many more that we just can't go on listing. COMMERCIAL ACCEPTANCE ACCELERATING WITH THE BEST YET TO COME According to $FOBI CEO, Rob Anson, all of the 3rd party validation from Tier-1 partners and commercial acceptance by leading customers is serving to fill the Company's pipeline as the world accelerates its adoption of mobile wallets and identifies $FOBI as a leading solutions provider. If you believe in the future of mobile wallets and their applications, then get ready for this powerful interview with $FOBI CEO Rob Anson.

And the Winner Should Have Been...
On the Waterfront - Part II

And the Winner Should Have Been...

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 57:54


Chris (@4thClassOfficer on the Twitter Dot Com) returns as guest host on this, the second half of the discussion about the best films of 1954. You don't want to miss his insights (from personal naval experience) on The Caine Mutiny. We also talk about Sabrina, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Country Girl and other things as well. SPOILERS ABOUND! But of course.(Notes still pending since I was already late publishing.)Note: Oscar® and Academy Awards® are the trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This podcast is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Music:Intro and Outro music excerpted without alteration other than length and volume from AcidJazz by Kevin McLeod under a Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0) license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

Filmmakers On
Movie Money Confidential - Navigating Film Finance in the Streaming World

Filmmakers On

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 48:35


RICK PAMPLINScreenwriter and motion picture director Rick Pamplin spent the early years of his career as an award-winning print and broadcast journalist (CBS News) in Michigan before heading to Hollywood. He spent 18 years in Los Angeles, writing and selling movies to Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures and Universal Studios, writing and directing on the syndicated TV series GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (1986) and writing and directing his first feature film Provoked (1989).Pamplin left to begin an independent production company at Universal Studios Florida where he developed, wrote and directed a series of award-winning projects including Michael Winslow Live (1999), Hoover (2000) starring Academy Award-winner Ernest Borgnine, Magic 4 Morons (2000) also starring Winslow and A Dog's Life: The Oscar Lose Story (2008).The original screenplay for "Hoover" is included in the permanent collection of the Motion Picture Academy library in Los Angeles. Pamplin has been nominated on "Best Director" ballots by the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, among other recognition, awards and achievements.Films and television shows written and/or directed by Rick Pamplin are currently in distribution worldwide and have been seen theatrically, on premium cable and commercial television, on multiple streaming and on-demand sites, on DVDs, digital downloads and other formats, generating millions and millions of dollars of revenue.Pamplin created, wrote and directed his latest feature-length documentary Movie Money CONFIDENTIAL (2022) featuring Burt Reynolds and Salma Hayek, inspired by the Louise Levison book "Filmmakers & Financing." Worldwide distribution rights were acquired by Kaczmarek Digital Media Group (KDMG) for a March 2022 release.Currently Pamplin is writing and directing a new documentary feature film for distributor KDMG for release in 2022. After that, he will also write and direct four new independent feature films, a comedy, a documentary and two dramas, slated for production in 2022-25.Support the show

And the Winner Should Have Been...
On the Waterfront - Part I

And the Winner Should Have Been...

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 61:43


This episode features a couple firsts. Not only is it part one of a two part episode (the conversation lasted about 2 hours, so we'll split it up), but this features our first guest on the podcast. Chris joins Bob (you might know him as @4thClassOfficer on the Twitter Dot Com) to discuss the best films of 1954. Perhaps a bit of disagreement? Certainly an in-depth conversation, given the duration. Bob was fighting a cold, which makes his voice deteriorate over the course of the podcast, and there are a couple places with small audio difficulties (very slight echo), but on the whole it's an episode we think you'll enjoy.SPOILERS ABOUND! But of course.00:10 Intro of podcast and guest host (the slight echo largely goes away after about 7 minutes)06:11 On the Waterfront synopsis06:45 Where does it take place?08:21 The Score and other Brando films08:55 Bob is not impressed; because it was over-hyped before he saw it?09:32 Brando the method actor11:15 Terry Malloy's lack of intelligence11:35 Final spoiler warning for the podcast; beyond this point be spoilers for all kinds of things12:21 I coulda been a contender16:13 Pops and a lack of moral courage17:28 Stock characters surround the leads18:45 8 Oscars20:09 Split vote for Best Supporting Actor?21:18 Bernstein's score (where Bob fails in the moment to recognize the REM reference)22:17 The High and the Mighty ruined by Airplane!22:34 Boxing and boxers in On the Waterfront23:18 Tony Galento23:58 Abe Simon25:05 Appropriate appearance for supporting cast26:25 Personal allegory for Elia Kazan27:22 The High and the Mighty (Airplane!)27:56 Airplane! a parody (but of Zero Hour, not Terminal Countdown)28:25 Crazylegs played football, not basketball29:10 Parallels between the films...29:55 AMC and mocking Mark's youth30:50 The uselessness (from the audience perspective) of the Coast Guard33:31 Further oddities (Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez)34:43 Ploy synopsis36:25 Not a best picture36:45 What did each of us watch for this episode?37:30 Rear Window37:46 Hitchcock and confined spaces38:25 Rear Window synopsis39:33 Chris' first Hitchcock film *ever*41:12 Does the cop believe the photographer or no?43:20 Jimmy Stewart and Hitchcock45:09 Hitchcock and his well-realized bit-part supporting actors46:39 The 39 Steps48:10 The finale of Rear Window50:58 Bob compares Rear Window to On the Waterfront54:03 Three Coins in the Fountain (which Chris hated)54:49 Chris recommends Mark visiting Trevi Fountain if he visits Rome55:25 The low population of Rome relative to today56:01 Three Coins synopsis56:33 The length of the film and what that means for the movie58:20 Clifton Webb's character's compressed timeline59:24 Can't be Two Coins in the Fountain1:00:14 Poor widescreen transfer to DVDNote: Oscar® and Academy Awards® are the trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This podcast is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Music:Intro and Outro music excerpted without alteration other than length and volume from AcidJazz by Kevin McLeod under a Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0) license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

The Front Row Network
SPECIAL EPISODE: An Interview with Academy Governor Howard Berger

The Front Row Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 82:35


“You have to listen to people tell their story.” Howard Berger is an Oscar winner and an Emmy winner for his work in make-up over a forty year career in Hollywood. One of his first projects was Aliensand since then had has become a fixture in special effects make-up especially in the area of creatures and monsters. Howard won his Academy Award for The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Craig gets a chance to ask him about his prolific career as well as some inside stories into his work with Quentin Tarantino and Sam Raimi. They also talk about the role of mentorships in Hollywood. Howard gives Craig his thoughts behind serving as one of the make-up and hair stylists to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. FEATURING: Craig McFarland __________________________________________ 

Spoiler Alert Radio
Jan Pascale - Oscar-winning Set Decorator - Anchorman, Good Night And Good Luck, Argo, Sicario, Mank, Top Gun: Maverick

Spoiler Alert Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 29:01


Originally from Pittsburgh, Academy, BAFTA, and Art Directors Guild award winning, Set Decorator Jan Pascale has worked over the years in set decoration on over fifty projects in film and television. Jan's film work includes: Training Day, The United States of Leland, Anchorman, Good Night And Good Luck, Argo, Sicario, Vice, Velvet Buzzsaw, Mank, and the recent Top Gun: Maverick. Jan is serving as a Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Designers Branch. She helped found the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), and helped develop the magazine SetDecor, which gives insight into the craft of decorating for film and television.

Real Conversations with Jacob Young

This week, Jacob has a conversation with the legendary cinematographer Roy H Wagner.  Roy Henry Wagner III (born January 12, 1947), ASC is an American cinematographer known for dramatic, dark imagery. Named by Kodak as one of the "Top 100 Directors of Photography in the World" Wagner's career has spanned 35 years in the motion picture and television industries. He has also received the ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for a Miniseries, and is a two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee. Wagner is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the American Society of Cinematographers and has won the Producers Guild "Vision Award". He studied with Ansel Adams who taught him to rise to the challenge of new technology. Wagner is extremely active within the American Society of Cinematographers, and contributes much of his free time furthering the charter of the organization. Real Conversations with Jacob Young is brought to you by Boys Town.  FOLLOW JACOB: Instagram  Facebook Twitter

City Life Org
Bill Kramer Named CEO of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

City Life Org

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 7:08


This episode is also available as a blog post: https://thecitylife.org/2022/06/08/bill-kramer-named-ceo-of-the-academy-of-motion-picture-arts-and-sciences/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/citylifeorg/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/citylifeorg/support

Weird Work
"I'm a location scout."

Weird Work

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 29:35


Lori Balton has been a location scout with over IMDB credits to her name. She's scouted locations for every type of film. From big budget action movies like Heat, Armageddon, The Dark Rises, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. To Nic Cage classics – Face Off and City of Angels. Not to mention, recent gold man award noms, like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, There Will be Blood, Top Gun Maverick (prediction), and the upcoming, star-studded contender Babylon. For her contributions to the profession Lori was the first location scout to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Lori takes Sam through how she got started in scouting, how the profession has hanged over time, and why --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weird-work/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/weird-work/support

The Official Bettie Page Podcast
Mark Talks Bettie on Inspired Minds Podcast

The Official Bettie Page Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 34:59


Mark Mori, co-host of the Official Bettie Page Podcast, recently switched seats and became a guest on the Inspired Minds podcast to discuss his creative process and fascinating body of work, including Bettie Page Reveals All!  Episode description courtesy of Inspired Minds: Twice Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director/producer Mark Mori explores the documentary side of Hollywood. His harrowing, world-renowned films, "Building Bombs," "Kent State, The Day the War Came Home," "Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann," "The Atlanta Child Murders" and "Bettie Page Reveals All" have been both controversial and widely acclaimed. Earlier this year, his master catalog was released to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Music Box Films Home Entertainment libraries. Mori has also made documentaries for National Geographic, MTV, Discovery, Animal Planet, HBO, BBC, Fox TV and Turner Classic Movies. Future projects include: the COVID-19 social impact documentary "Blue Collar America" and "The Lost Print: The Making of Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons." Listen here on Podbean: https://bit.ly/3MTnIu6   Also available on most podcast apps including Apple, Google, Spotify, Audible and more! Find us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BettiePageRevealsAll https://www.facebook.com/groups/BettiePageMovie https://www.facebook.com/BettiePageFitness    Instagram: @bettiepagerevealsall @bettie_page_fitness   Twitter: @BettiePageMovie

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast
BONUS EPISODE: Inside Creating Top Gun & Writing in Hollywood with Jack Epps Jr.

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 80:10 Very Popular


It is an absolute thrill to have Jack Epps Jr. on the show today. The award-winning writer, USC Cinematic Arts professor and filmmaker is a member of the Writer's Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He's best known for writing Top Gun (1986), Pigs vs. Freaks, The Secret of My Success, Turner & Hooch, and Anaconda 1997 screenplay. Jack first became involved in making films while doing his undergraduate at Michigan State University. Inspired by a student film festival, Epps made his first film the following semester which became Pig vs. Freaks that was later titled Off Sides.Top Gun was Epps' big break. He partnered with Jim Cash who was his screenwriting professor at Michigan State University, to write several projects and Top Gun was one of those screenplays. Top Gun's success was seismic. It became a box office number one grossing $ 357.1 million on a $ 15 million budget while also stacking several accolades including an Academy Award, Golden Globes, and a number of other international film awards. Epps is credited for the original screenplay in the sequel, Top Gun: Maverick which will be released this November.Epps shares co-writing credits with Jim Cash and Hans Bauer for the screenplay of the Anaconda adventure horror film series of 1997 and 2004. The first story follows a "National Geographic" film crew in the Amazon Rainforest that is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who forces them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.While the first film did not receive critical acclamation, it grossed $136.8 million worldwide against a budget of $45 million.In the second film, Anaconda: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, the premise is quite similar. A scientific expedition team of researchers set for an expedition into the Southeast Asian tropical island of Borneo, to search for a sacred flower for which they believe will bring humans to a longer and healthier life, but soon become stalked and hunted by the deadly giant anacondas inhabiting the island.These are some classics and I couldn't wait to chat with Jack about his creative journey---from his work as a cinematographer and an assistant cameraman on various local productions, to his love for writing or reviewing romantic comedies films like Viva Rock Vegas, and Sister Act.Let's dig in, shall we? Enjoy this conversation with Jack Epps.

Two Boys in a Balcony
In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Two Boys in a Balcony

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 65:35


Sure they call it In the Heat of the Night but an awful lot of it takes place in the heat of the day! That's funny! Yo it's the Balcony Boys and we're here once again to discuss the 40th film to be named Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences but more than that, we're talking about one of the most important years in cinematic history! What? That's right, punks! Golden Hollywood is fading away and New Hollywood is stepping up to change everything. It's a good one, folks!

The afikra Podcast
MOUNIA AKL | Costa Brava, Lebanon | Movie Night

The afikra Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 56:59


Mounia Akl talked about her latest film "Costa Brava, Lebanon."Mounia Akl is a director and writer from Lebanon. She holds a bachelor's degree in Architecture from ALBA, Beirut and an MFA in Directing from Columbia University, New York and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®. Her first feature film, Costa Brava Lebanon, premiered in 2021 at the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival amongst others. Some of her other previous work includes fiction films (Submarine, 69th Cannes Film Festival), web series (Fasateen, Do Not Disturb, BILY) and collaborations with fashion designers and architects (Dior, Sandra Mansour, T Sakhi, Elie Saab). Apart from directing, Mounia has also taught Directing at the NHSI, Northwestern University, Chicago and was a Screenwriting preceptor at Columbia University, New York where she was also Richard Peña's assistant. Mounia is currently developing new projects between Beirut and LA where she was recently a Ted Talk Women speaker.Created & hosted by Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi RammanTheme music by: Tarek Yamani https://www.instagram.com/tarek_yamani/About Movie Night: Movie Night is an interview series that calls for afikra community members who are interested in movies and films to spend time watching along with the entire community. Movies will be announced on afikra's watching list. This interview series will host filmmakers and actors who are featured in the announced movie. Community members will be asked to watch the film on online streaming platforms or online film festivals before the series and join the conversation with the creators of the film. Movie Night is an opportunity for members to ask questions about the plot, behind the scenes, themes, and information about the movie.Following the interview, there is a moderated town-hall-style Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience ‎on Zoom.‎ Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp   FollowYoutube - Instagram (@afikra_) - Facebook - Twitter Support www.afikra.com/supportAbout afikra:‎afikra is a movement to convert passive interest in the Arab world to active intellectual curiosity. We aim to collectively reframe the dominant narrative of the region by exploring the histories and cultures of the region- past, present, and future - through conversations driven by curiosity. Read more about us on  afikra.com

MAKE IT
267 - Director Traci Hays - Going From Crew To Director, Finding A Mentor, and Learning To Prove Yourself Again and Again

MAKE IT

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 74:46


Hello, Hello!   In this episode, we have a conversation with Director Traci Hays. We talk about her latest feature film ‘Tangled' streaming on Passionflix now, how she overcame childhood health and learning issues to pursue filmmaking, the benefits of career coaching, overcoming barriers as a female in the film industry, the role women play in holding other women back, how to find a mentor, and so much more. Enjoy!   Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love   Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative   Love Indie Film? Love the MAKE IT Podcast? Become a True Fan!   www.bonsai.film/truefans   www.makeit.libsyn.com/podcast   #MAKEIT   More on Traci Hays   IG: @traci.s.hays   https://m.facebook.com/tracishays   https://www.tracihays.com   https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3490382/     Traci Hays is a DGA nominated director. Her work has earned multiple awards, including Best Director and Best Picture, along with being an award-winning Production Designer. Hays recently directed Disconnected, a short film thriller, as part of the Women's Weekend Film Challenge. With a diverse all-female cast and crew, she lead the film to garner a win for Best Director at the Independent Short Awards and Best Thriller at the Top Short Film Festival. Before this, Traci directed the short film 'Frederick' starring James Morrison (Fox's 24). The film premiered at Dances with Films at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The film has won 20 awards, including Best Director at the LA Film Awards and Best Picture at the New York Film Awards. With her proven track record, Hays secured a partnership with Tosca Musk's production company, Passionflix, where she directed the film Dry Spell, written by New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland. Hays graduated cum laude from Chapman University, earning her BFA in Film Production. She was awarded a coveted apprenticeship with legendary director Randal Kleiser (Grease) to oversee her senior thesis, an 1800s-period film Lions Among Men, starring Dayo Okeniyi (NBC's Shades of Blue). The film was recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a finalist for the DGA Student Film Awards. She continued to develop her directing sensibilities under the mentorship of John Badham (Saturday Night Fever), Martha Coolidge (Real Genius), and Lawrence Paull (Back to the Future). Hays is also an accomplished production designer, having worked on various feature films, television, and commercials with companies such as Universal Studios, Hulu, BET, and many more.

ManTalks Podcast
Angus Fletcher - Change Your Story, Change Your Life

ManTalks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 49:45


Forgive me while I geek out for the rest of the week about this fantastic conversation! After reading Angus' book Wonderworks: Literary Invention and the Science of Stories, I knew I had to get him on the show. Story, myth, and narrative are incredible tools for change, and knowing how they affect us down to the neurological level is Angus' specialty. Listen in for... -How narrative shifts not just our perspective, but our entire life. -How literature and apology are two of the oldest, most powerful human inventions. -A quick look at why AI will never surpass human intelligence -How we're losing narrative diversity—and why that's leading to polarization. -The function of anger. Angus Fletcher is a professor of story science at Ohio State's Project Narrative, the world's leading academic think-tank for the study of stories. He has dual degrees in neuroscience and literature, received his Ph.D. specializing in Shakespeare from Yale, taught Shakespeare at Stanford, and has published two books and dozens of peer-reviewed academic articles on the scientific workings of novels, poetry, film, and theatre. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has done story-consulting for projects for Sony, Disney, the BBC, Amazon, PBS, and Universal, and is the author/presenter of the Audible/Great Courses Guide to Screenwriting. Connect with Angus -Website: https://www.angusfletcher.co/ -Book: Wonderworks: Literary Invention and the Science of Stories: https://amzn.to/3smnhjQ -LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angus-fletcher-99713617/   Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the self-leadership they're looking for. Are you looking to find purpose, navigate transition, or fix your relationships, all with a powerful group of men from around the world? Check out The Alliance and join me today.  Check out our Facebook Page or the Men's community. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify For more episodes visit us at ManTalks.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

This Week in Business History
This Week in Business History for May 3rd: Unions, Censorship, & Sound- The Genesis of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

This Week in Business History

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 16:14


Is there anything more glamorous than Hollywood in the 1920s? The furs, the diamonds, the Duesenbergs, and – of course – the red carpet. But the history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is more business than it is art or science. From an attempt to block censorship nationwide to the complications presented by the rise of labor unions, there was much more going on behind the silver screen than on it. In this week's episode of This Week in Business History, host Kelly Barner shares the business side of the Academy in the context of the very complicated, very innovative, very roaring 20s. Additional Links & Resources: Learn more about This Week in Business History: https://supplychainnow.com/program/business-history/ Subscribe to This Week in Business History and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Kelly Barner. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/unions-censorship-sound-motion-picture-arts-sciences-bh97

Light 'Em Up
The 5 Phases of Anger & Aggression Management. We Unpack the Slap Heard 'Round the World by Will Smith from a Criminal Justice, Physical Security, Crisis & Anger Management Perspective

Light 'Em Up

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 38:42


Welcome aboard to this exclusive episode of: Light ‘Em Up!Special thanks to our production crew and team of editors as a great deal of effort went into researching and developing this special edition for our fans and friends.We're very excited that we are now being heard in 90 countries across the globe! In the wake of the “slap heard 'round the world” – the “slap” that actor Will Smith delivered to the face of comedian Chris Rock – and the instantaneous implosion of Smith's world-wide “nice-guy reputation” on March 27th during the 94th Annual Academy Awards as presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honoring the best films of 2021 – in this exclusive episode we drill deep and wide, focusing the light of the truth on the 5 phases of aggression – and aggression management.We'll unpack and investigate the slap in its entirety from a criminal justice – physical security – crisis and anger management perspective. Should Will Smith have been arrested for battery? What are your thoughts? Battery is a frequently filed criminal offense that involves any intentional and unlawful physical contact on another person.In this episode we peel back the layers of the essential details that center around and explain the arousal cycle of anger which has 5 phases: The trigger, escalation, crisis, recovery, and depression phases.Understanding the cycle helps us to understand our own reactions better and those reactions and responses from others.It's imperative that we learn how to recognize the stages of anger that we've discussed and employ counter-measures explained in the episode to interrupt the process and find an “off ramp” for our rising emotions and not lose our cool as Will Smith did – ending up discrediting your name and ruining your reputation.Is your business prepared for a crisis? Do you know the essential strategic steps to take if and when a crisis strikes to protect your reputation and your business from suffering irreputable damage with the public?How do you protect your good name that you've worked so hard to establish? If you don't control the narrative someone else will.Do you have in place, today –   a crisis mitigation plan?If no, fear not, we can help you develop one, today! Contact us at prizzo@rpgconsultingltd.comIt's not that people plan to fail – it's too often they fail to plan.Anger is a real emotion – it isn't something that should be repressed. Anger kills! Anger needs to be managed. When managed properly it can thrust you onward towards positive change. When managed poorly or not at all – it can kill – yourself – or others.You don't want that. We can help you to improve your interpersonal relations at work, home and at play.“The best time to prepare for an emergency is before, not during nor after one occurs.” You can spend a lifetime developing, honing and crafting your “image” and in a blink-of-an eye – with one act of poor judgement -- ruin it forever.We'd like to thank our friends at Feedspot, as recently we were honored by being ranked #10 in their most recent poll out of the 40 Best Criminal Justice Podcasts.  Visit their blog at www.Feedspot.com or simply follow this link: Best 40 Criminal Justice Podcasts You Follow in 2022 (feedspot.com) And for all your news and current affairs check out our friends at Newsly by visiting https://newsly.me.  Use the promo code L1GHTEMUP to launch your savings.In a time of division, facts unite!Phil RizzoExecutive Producer

Sonic Gravity
And Justice For All

Sonic Gravity

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 30:58


Orbit in Sonic Gravity and see the universe through the eyes of a madman.  You will understand the difference between the struggle to defeat racism and the struggle for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' morally bankrupt woke-left leadership to conceal its racism.  And when you see what they can't, you will see that the disingenuous concealment of racism only reveals itself--in the mind of a madman. 

The John Rothmann Show Podcast
Chris Merrill: Actor Will Smith 10-Year Oscar Ban

The John Rothmann Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 39:39


(CNN)Will Smith will not be allowed to attend the Academy Awards for the next 10 years, as a result of his slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage during this year's Oscar ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced in a statement obtained by CNN. "The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards," Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said in a statement on Friday.The decision was made during a Board of Governors meeting held earlier in the day in Los Angeles. The meeting, initially scheduled for April 18, was expedited after Smith announced his resignation from the Academy last week. Smith issued a quick, concise statement on his ban from the Oscars for the next decade. https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/08/entertainment/will-smith-academy-sanctions-decision/index.html   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The News with Shepard Smith
At Least 52 Killed in Missile Strike on Ukraine Train Station 4/8/22

The News with Shepard Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 49:17


A Russian missile strike on a train station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine killed at least 52 innocent people, including children, who were trying to evacuate from the country. Ali Arouzi reports from Lviv after Ukrainian President Zelenskyy puts out a new response to the attack. And a jury in Michigan did not convict four suspects on trial in an alleged plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Plus, police are trying to track down the man they accuse of shooting Lady Gaga's dog walker after he was accidentally released from jail, and Will Smith responds after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences banned him from attending the Oscars for 10 years after slapping Chris Rock.

PROJECT-NERD PODCASTS
PN News Break: Week Ending April 8th

PROJECT-NERD PODCASTS

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 1:19


This week from the Project-Nerd Newsroom: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will meet to discuss sanctions on Will Smith TODAY and Olivia Rodrigo has a great and not-so-great night at the Grammy Awards The Project-Nerd News Break is a quick and easy way to get caught up on your weekly geek and pop-culture news. Join Project-Nerd Personalities as they provide a quick recap of what happened during the week. Airing Fridays on Project-Nerd and Project-Nerd Podcasts.

The Farm Theater's Bullpen Sessions
Bullpen Sessions Episode 59: James LeBrecht

The Farm Theater's Bullpen Sessions

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 66:20


James LeBrecht has over 40 years of experience as a film and theater sound designer and mixer, filmmaker, author and disability rights activist. LeBrecht co-directed and co-produced, with Nicole Newnham, the 2021 Oscar nominated feature length documentary, Crip Camp. Crip Camp received the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for feature length documentary, the 2021 Independent Spirit award for Best Feature Documentary and a 2021 Peabody Award.  Jim began his career in the theater in 1978, working as the resident sound designer at Berkeley Repertory Theatre for 10 years. In 1996, LeBrecht founded Berkeley Sound Artists, an audio postproduction house. His film credits include Minding the Gap, The Island President, The Waiting Room, Audrie and Daisy and, of course, Crip Camp. Jim's work as an activist began in high school and continued at UC, San Diego, where he helped found the Disabled Students Union. Jim is currently a board member at the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund. Some of LeBrecht's additional accomplishments include co-founding FWD-Doc, an organization that supports documentary filmmakers with disabilities and being a character consultant for Pixar Animation Studios for 2 of their films. Jim is a member of the Disability Futures Fellowship, an initiative of the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Nighthawks' Podcast
Episode 135: Oscar 2022 Reactions: That Just Happened

Nighthawks' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 118:53


There it is folks! CODA wins best picture, Troy Kotsur wins Best Supporting Actor, Dune took home the most Oscars of the evening, and Encanto lost out on best song.Nothing else happened.Except the thing that most folks, Oscar fans or not, seem to be talking about.Yes, we will talk about Will Smith and Chris Rock. We will talk about "The Slap" (the news event not the limited television series. But before you get the tea on the Fresh Prince making the entire night awkward for everyone, you have to hear about how good some of these movies are.We can't avoid talking about the controversy, but that's also, really, not why we're here.In the meantime be sure to get out and see CODA.It's Tinseltown's most glamorous night out and you are invited to the conceptual Nighthawks Diner's after party. Oscar Czar and house band musician Cameron Maris, Nineteen Cent Feast, joins Matt and Trevor to talk about the results of the 94th Annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Awards, aka The Oscars.Slide up with a slice of pie and a cup of coffee and talk about this Hollywood's best...and Hollywood's worst.

The Silver Screen Podcast
2022 Oscars Recap! Dissecting "The Slap" + Fav Moments & Best & Worst Dressed - Ep. 143

The Silver Screen Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 58:29


This week it's a discussion of the biggest night for movies, The Academy Awards! We talk about the Will Smith - Chris Rock slap debacle in length and also share our favorite moments. Katie also goes over her best and worst dressed on the night! We definitely have more to talk about than last year's show in this hour long conversation so we hope you enjoy! Note: We recorded this episode before Will Smith released his statement announcing that he is resigning from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences if you're wondering why we don't discuss it. Follow the show on social media and let us know what you thought of the show! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverScreenPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastsilver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastsilver --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesilverscreenpodcast/message

The Writers' Hangout
Producer Victoria Lucas Tells the Story of Her Grandmother, Bess Meredyth, Silent Film Screenwriting Legend

The Writers' Hangout

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 39:06


On The Writers' Hangout, we talk with Victoria Lucas, an independent producer who has developed scripts for projects starring Antonio Banderas, Scarlett Johansson, Wesley Snipes, and Hilary Swank. Among her favorite projects is the highly acclaimed coming-of-age film, The Island on Bird Street, awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Victoria is also a Judge for the PAGE Awards contest, and her family has worked in Hollywood since the very earliest days of the film industry. We're going to talk with her about her legendary grandmother Bess Meredyth, a screenwriter, actress, and founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. 

Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter
Will Smith's friends claim Academy lied about asking him to leave the Oscars. Whoopi Goldberg defends Academy's decision not to physically eject Will Smith. Diddy denies confirming Will Smith & Chris Rock were good after slap

Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 19:40 Very Popular


According to Will Smith's friends - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is not telling the whole truth about its role in the slap. Whoopi Goldberg understands why Will Smith was asked to leave the show rather than being told to exit the ceremony. Diddy clarified that he never said Smith and Rock officially buried the hatchet.  Instinct magazine'sCorey Andrew joins Rob with all the dish! Don't forget to vote in today's poll on Twitter at @naughtynicerob or in our Facebook group. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
SE Cupp and April Reign Episode 573

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 128:02


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more 26 minutes  S.E. Cupp is the host of "SE Cupp Unfiltered," Saturdays at 6pm on CNN the program is a primetime show covering contemporary issues. SE is also a regular political commentator on CNN and ABC's The View. She is a practical conservative with a fierce independent streak who brings her distinct outlook to each network's programming and special political coverage. Cupp joined HLN in April 2017 and hosts a 5 p.m. panel show live out of New York with radio personalities, political pundits, comedians and journalists on the most topical stories impacting the country. Leveraging her experiences as a frequent contributor on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel and C-SPAN and programs like Real Time with Bill Maher and The View, Cupp delivers her passionate voice and fresh perspective on everything from politics, media, sports to popular culture. Leading up to her move to HLN, Cupp was the host of "S.E. Cupp's Outside With Insiders," a digital series on CNN.com in which she took political insiders to the great outdoors. From 2013 to 2014 Cupp co-hosted "Crossfire" on CNN, the relaunched political debate program with panelists Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones. Prior to joining CNN as a host and political commentator, Cupp co-hosted MSNBC's roundtable show, "The Cycle." Cupp continues to be a nationally syndicated political columnist, culture critic and author. She regularly writes for the New York Daily News, Glamour and CNN.com. Cupp penned "Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity" and co-authored "Why You're Wrong About the Right" with Brett Joshpe. She was previously a consultant for HBO's hit series, "The Newsroom," contributor to TheBlaze's "Real News" and contributing editor for Townhall Magazine. A native of Massachusetts, Cupp relocated from Washington, D.C. to Connecticut and works out of the CNN New York bureau. She is a graduate of Cornell University and earned a master's degree from New York University. In her free time, Cupp enjoys hunting, fishing and camping with her family. She is married with one son. Read all of S.E.'s columns on NYDailyNews.   1:00 April Reign @ReignOfApril  practiced law for nearly twenty years, honing her talent for public speaking, persuasive writing and effecting policy change, but it wasn't until she walked away from her legal practice that she found her true passion. As the creator of the viral hashtag-turned-movement, #OscarsSoWhite, April has been challenging the lack of representation of marginalized communities in Hollywood and beyond since 2015. Reign sustains a movement that has resulted in the most permanent systemic change ever seen in the over 80-year history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her name continues to be synonymous with this historic change, the results of which are reverberating throughout the entertainment industry and will do so for decades to come. April Reign travels internationally, speaking at academic institutions and conferences; is available for appearances at industry awards, festivals and events; and is highly sought-after for consulting with organizations regarding issues of diversity and inclusion. She Will Rise works to ensure greater equality in America by ensuring a Black woman justice on the US Supreme Court for the first time ever. Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page