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Best podcasts about Robert Townsend

Latest podcast episodes about Robert Townsend

Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks
Robert Allen Mukes Is 6'10" and You Can't Teach That!

Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 47:06


The spooky month is rolling and the guys are chatting with the big guy, Mr. Robert Allen Mukes! He is talking all about growing up in the inner city of Indiana, playing one of the firefly family members in House of 1000 Corpses, getting his start in commercials, meeting Robert Townsend and we get personal as we talk about bad decisions early on in his career. Robert has reinvented himself on the independent scene and making a name for himself in horror movies like Valentine Dayz and Death Park with a slew of brand new films being released late 2021-2022.As always make sure you support the podcast by rating and subscribing to us on Apple Podcast, it really helps us out in the algorithms, you can also listen on all podcast platforms. You can find those by clicking the link below:https://pod.link/levelingupbanksAlso, make sure you subscribe to the YouTube channel where we post a brand new video everyday and upload the video portion of this episode on Friday. You can find that by clicking the link below:https://www.youtube.com/c/LevelingUpwithBenjaminBanksSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/LevelingUpBanks)

The Actors Lounge
Kinnik Sky- Talks Successfully Wearing Multiple Hats In The Industry & The Upcoming Virtual Screening For PAWN

The Actors Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 25:55


Register for the virtual screening & talkback of PAWN, here! Kinnik Sky IG Kinnik is a veteran of stage, television, and film. Originally from Columbia, SC, she spent 14 years honing her craft in Atlanta, GA working professionally in musical theater. She has performed in more than 30 stage plays over the past 20 years with major theatre credits including, “Dreamgirls,” “For Colored Girls,” and Tyler Perry's “Madea's Class Reunion.” Finishing as a Top 13 Finalist in the hit show American Idol (Season 5), Kinnik then went on to win the Dreamgirls competition sponsored by the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and Blackweekly.com and was flown to Italy to perform. She also executive-produced, wrote, and hosted the celebrity and entertainment news web series, “Straight From the Sky” that can be seen on KinnikSky.com. Powerhouse directors and producers Tyler Perry, Robert Townsend, Will Packer, and Kenny Leon have cast Kinnik in their projects to utilize her vocal range and acting abilities, but Kinnik's greatest theatrical achievement to date is writing, producing, and starring in the stage production, “Sunday Mourning” under her Dazzal Mi Entertainment production company (pronounced Dazzle Me), which won three NAACP Theater Awards. The play received a total of seven NAACP Theatre Award nominations, including her nomination for “Best Playwright” and her win for “Best Leading Female.” To date, her production company has received a total of 11 NAACP Theatre Award nominations and seven wins for its stage productions. In 2017, Kinnik launched Dazzal Mi Entertainment's 501c3, Athletes and Entertainers For Change. AEFC's first program offering is The Sky Academy designed to expose underserved youth in Los Angeles to jobs in theater and filmmaking, as well as arts and culture. In 2019, Kinnik Sky Films released its first short film, “PAWN,” which was written, directed, and produced by Kinnik, who also starred in the production. “PAWN” world premiered at the prestigious, Oscar-qualifying 2019 BronzeLens Film Festival where it was the official selection. The film has received multiple accolades, including being named the official winner of the Los Angeles Movie Awards 2019, the official selection of the Las Vegas Premiere Film Festival 2019, and the Top Shorts Film Festival 2019 Honorable Mention for Best Story. Kinnik continues to climb in notoriety, expanding into directing and coaching. In 2019, she was hired as the Dialogue Coach for the ABC hit comedy Mixed-ish. She is consistently referred to by writers and directors on the set of Mixed-ish as the “Youth Whisperer” due to her innate and invaluable talent for nurturing young actors in a way that empowers and excites them to give their best performances. In 2020 after watching her work, the show's staff and crew began requesting that Kinnik privately coach their kids, which inspired her to launch Stars and Sky Private Coaching for actors. Kinnik is also the second Black female instructor ever to join the team at the highly prestigious Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute in Los Angeles by personal invitation from founder Lee Strasberg's son. The institute boasts A-list alumni including, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Shandra Wilson, Lady Gaga, and Matt Dillon. Currently, Kinnik Sky Films is in pre-production to turn her award-winning stage play Sunday Mourning into a feature film. Kinnik continues to break new ground and push barriers as an artist, and her motto guides her work: “Not even the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theactorslounge/support

Frame Fatale
Episodio 28: Un detective suelto en Hollywood

Frame Fatale

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 76:33


Frame Fatale es un podcast sobre películas no canónicas conducido por Sebastián De Caro y Santiago Calori. En este vigésimo octavo episodio —el más largo hasta ahora—, nos ocupamos de Un detective suelto en Hollywood (Beverly Hills Cop, 1984) de Martin Brest y, como nos suele ocurrir, hablamos de esa, pero terminamos hablando de todas estas otras: Dos rivales tras un canalla (Outrageous Fortune, 1987) de Arthur Hiller, Halcones de la noche (Nighthawks, 1981) de ¿Bruce Malmuth?, Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983) de Bruce Gowers, Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987) de Robert Townsend, Salvador (1986) de Oliver Stone, Las tortugas pinjas (1990), Los pinjapiedras (1991) y Los porno SinSon (1992) de Víctor Maytland, Fletch: el extraordinario (Fletch, 1985) de Michael Ritchie, Duro de matar (Die Hard, 1988) de John McTiernan, Cobra (1986) de George P. Cosmatos, Mujer bonita (Pretty Woman, 1990) de Garry Marshall, Baile caliente (Dirty Dancing, 1987) de Emile Ardolino, Perros de la calle (Reservoir Dogs, 1992) de Quentin Tarantino, Rápido y furioso (The Fast and the Furious, 2001) de Rob Cohen, Fiebre de sábado por la noche (Saturday Night Fever, 1977) de John Badham, Space Jam (Space Jam, 1996) de Joe Pytka, Space Jam 2 (Space Jam: A New Legacy, 2021) de Malcolm D. Lee, Los tres días del cóndor (Three Days of the Condor, 1975) de Sydney Pollack, Perfume de mujer (Scent of a Woman, 1992), ¿Conoces a Joe Back? (Meet Joe Black, 1998), Fuga a la medianoche (Midnight Run, 1988) y Gigli (2003) de Martin Brest, Jersey Girl (2004) de Kevin Smith, Juegos de guerra (1983) de John Badham, Un detective suelto en Hollywood - parte 2 (Beverly Hills Cop II, 1987) de Tony Scott y Un detective suelto en Hollywood III (Beverly Hills Cop III, 1994) de John Landis... ... por si justo te dio paja anotar, y hasta nos dignamos a contestar preguntas de lxs oyentes. Podés comentar este episodio o agregar tu pregunta usando el hashtag #FrameFatale en Twitter. Frame Fatale volverá el lunes que viene. Quizás sea una pegada total suscribirte en donde sea que escuches tus podcasts y tener la primicia que de todas maneras, ya explicamos varias veces, es lo menos importante.

SUAVV Sessions: The Podcast
Sketch Comedy's New Queen: Skye Townsend joins A Black Lady Sketch Show

SUAVV Sessions: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 32:47


Actress Skye Townsend joins us to talk about her new role on A Black Lady Sketch Show, growing up as Robert Townsend's daughter, her struggle with entertainment, and what it means to protect your mental health.

Fraunces Tavern Museum
Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution

Fraunces Tavern Museum

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 63:23


In this lecture, recorded July 8. 2021, author Claire Bellerjeau speaks about her new book Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution. In January 1785, a young, enslaved woman from Oyster Bay named Elizabeth was put on board the Lucretia in New York Harbor, bound for Charleston, where she would be sold to her fifth enslaver in just 22 years. She had no idea that Robert Townsend, a son of the family she was enslaved by, would locate her, safeguard her child, and return her to New York—nor how her story would help turn one of America's first spies into an early abolitionist.

Author Conversations
George Washington's Long Island Spy Ring

Author Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 25:23


In 1778, two years after the British forced the Continental Army out of New York City, George Washington and his subordinates organized a secret spy network to gather intelligence in Manhattan and Long Island. Known today as the “Culper Spy Ring,” Patriots like Abraham Woodhull and Robert Townsend risked their lives to report on British military operations in the region. Vital reports clandestinely traveled from New York City across the East River to Setauket and were rowed on whaleboats across the Long Island Sound to the Connecticut shore. Using ciphers, codes and invisible ink, the spy ring exposed British plans to attack French forces at Newport and a plot to counterfeit American currency. Author Bill Bleyer corrects the record, examines the impact of George Washington's Long Island spy ring and identifies Revolutionary War sites that remain today. https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467143479 

Lance E. Lee Podcast from Tokyo
Lance E. Lee Podcast Episode #50 with Darryl Wharton Rigby

Lance E. Lee Podcast from Tokyo

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 58:56


OPEN-ENDED FLOW I am happy to reconnect with today's guest filmmaker Darryl Wharton Rigby after being cast on his music video “Entrepreneur” last year. The conversation flows and I notice his scriptwriting sensibilities come alive as the story unfolds, comprehensive and rich with intricate details. His childhood raised by a single mother, the impressionable years when he wanted to become a doctor, how the library was his “safe place” where he nourished his eager mind, how he took all the film making elective courses at Ithaca College while majoring in history, how booking a single production assistant job led to many more with renowned directors like Penny Marshall, Robert Townsend as well as a TV show “Homicide”, making his first Indie film “Detention”, the next film project “Polaris”, etc. We are keeping this conversation open-ended as I hope there will be more to follow….!!

Genre Grinder
Episode 22: Afrofuturism & Black Sci-fi/Fantasy, feat. Justin Clark

Genre Grinder

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 127:36


CATCH A TRIP INTO THE AFROFUTURE ABOARD A SHIP PILOTED BY SPACE-AGE PROPHETS, PHAROANIC JESTERS, METEOR MEN, AND OTHER BROTHERS FROM ANOTHER PLANET! What might the world look like in a universe where Africa hadn't been colonized? What might the race relations of our world look like to a visitor from outer space? What if Superman was a Black nerd from D.C.? What if malevolent aliens crash landed in the London projects? These questions and more will be answered in Genre Grinder's look at Afrofuturism and Black sci-fi/fantasy movies. Join Gabe and returning guest host Justin Clark of Slant Magazine & Game Spot as they attempt to parse this wide-ranging, unique, and socially relevant genre by looking at five films – John Coney's Space is the Place (1974), John Sayles' The Brother from Another Planet (1984), Robert Townsend's The Meteor Man (1993), Joe Cornish's Attack the Block (2011), and Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You (2018). They also take time to chat briefly about other relevant films.   00:00 – Intro 07:16 – Space is the Place (+ Lizzie Borden's Born in Flames [1983]) 25:27 – The Brother from Another Planet  42:14 – Meteor Man (+ the Blade movies, the Alien vs. Predator franchise, and Ngozi Onwurah's Welcome II the Terrordome [1995]) 1:26:00 – Attack the Block (+ the Black Panther comics and movie) 1:43:31 – Sorry to Bother You 1:55:31 – Outro, Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time (2018), Colm McCarthy's The Girl with All the Gifts (2016 + Last of Us and the Sweet Tooth comic), and Stefon Bristol's See You Yesterday (2019)    Check out Justin's Resident Evil Village walkthrough at Game Spot  Please consider donating to the following charities/fundraisers if you have any spare cash: UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) Gaza Crisis Appeal (critical healthcare, construction, food, and education) Black Lives Matter Daunte Wright Family/Community Support George Floyd Memorial Foundation National Bail Fund Network Directory

American Banker Podcast
Blockchain is untapped resource for banks, MIT professor says

American Banker Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 30:57


Distributed ledger projects in banking are few and far between — many have stalled and others remain experiments. Robert Townsend, who has worked with banks around the world and written a book about blockchain technology, explains some of the ways financial institutions could be using it, for instance in small-business lending and supply chain finance.

The Chris Voss Show
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth by Claire Bellerjeau, Tiffany Yecke Brooks

The Chris Voss Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 34:31


Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth by Claire Bellerjeau, Tiffany Yecke Brooks In January 1785, a young African American woman named Elizabeth was put on board the Lucretia in New York Harbor, bound for Charleston, where she would be sold to her fifth master in just twenty-two years. Leaving behind a small child she had little hope of ever seeing again, Elizabeth was faced with the stark reality of being sold south to a life quite different from any she had known before. She had no idea that Robert Townsend, a son of the family she was enslaved by, would locate her, safeguard her child, and return her to New York—nor how her story would help turn one of America's first spies into an abolitionist. Robert Townsend is best known as one of George Washington's most trusted spies, but few know about how he worked to end slavery. As Robert and Elizabeth's story unfolds, prominent figures from history cross their path, including Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Benedict Arnold, John André, and John Adams, as well as participants in the Boston Massacre, the Sons of Liberty, the Battle of Long Island, Franklin's Paris negotiations, and the Benedict Arnold treason plot.

TRUTH IN RHYTHM
TRUTH IN RHYTHM Podcast - Kipper Jones (Tease, Vanessa Williams, Brandy), Part 2 of 2

TRUTH IN RHYTHM

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 58:52


** PLEASE SUBSCRIBE ** Brought to you by FUNKNSTUFF.NET and hosted by Scott "DR GX" Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music's foremost masters of the groove. Become a TRUTH IN RHYTHM Member at https://www.patreon.com/truthinrhythm. Featured in TIR Episode 196 (Part 2 of 2): Singer/songwriter/producer Kipper Jones! Starting out as a Motown session singer in Los Angeles while still just a teen, he would go on to lead the vastly underappreciated 1980s funk band Tease, and collaborate with some of black music's biggest stars.  Those successes include spearheading Vanessa Williams' vocal stardom with hits like “The Right Stuff” and “The Comfort Zone,” Brandy's “I Wanna Be Down” and “Baby,” Kenny Lattimore's “Never Too Busy,” and films like Robert Townsend's “The Five Heartbeats.” Other artists he has been associated with include Anita Baker, Teddy Pendergrass, Teena Marie, Lauryn Hill, Sly Stone, Paul Jackson, Chante Moore, Brian McKnight, Chaka Khan, Tevin Campbell, Boyz II Men, Wayman Tisdale and Patti Austin.  In all, he has been part of seven Top 20 and three No. 1 R&B hits. His solo work includes last year's remake of Rose Royce's classic, “Wishing on a Star,” and he also hosts the “Know Better With Kipper Jones” podcast. RECORDED MARCH 2021 LEGAL NOTICE: All video and audio content is protected by copyright. Any use of this material is strictly prohibited without expressed consent from original content producer and owner Scott Goldfine, dba FUNKNSTUFF. For inquiries, email info@funknstuff.net. TRUTH IN RHYTHM is a registered U.S. Trademark (Serial #88540281). Get your copy of "Everything Is on the One: The First Guide of Funk" today! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1541256603/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1541256603&linkCode=as2&tag=funknstuff-20&linkId=b6c7558ddc7f8fc9fe440c5d9f3c400

TRUTH IN RHYTHM
TRUTH IN RHYTHM Podcast - Kipper Jones (Tease, Vanessa Williams, Brandy), Part 1 of 2

TRUTH IN RHYTHM

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 60:57


** PLEASE SUBSCRIBE ** Brought to you by FUNKNSTUFF.NET and hosted by Scott "DR GX" Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music's foremost masters of the groove. Become a TRUTH IN RHYTHM Member at https://www.patreon.com/truthinrhythm. Featured in TIR Episode 196 (Part 1 of 2): Singer/songwriter/producer Kipper Jones! Starting out as a Motown session singer in Los Angeles while still just a teen, he would go on to lead the vastly underappreciated 1980s funk band Tease, and collaborate with some of black music's biggest stars.  Those successes include spearheading Vanessa Williams' vocal stardom with hits like “The Right Stuff” and “The Comfort Zone,” Brandy's “I Wanna Be Down” and “Baby,” Kenny Lattimore's “Never Too Busy,” and films like Robert Townsend's “The Five Heartbeats.” Other artists he has been associated with include Anita Baker, Teddy Pendergrass, Teena Marie, Lauryn Hill, Sly Stone, Paul Jackson, Chante Moore, Brian McKnight, Chaka Khan, Tevin Campbell, Boyz II Men, Wayman Tisdale and Patti Austin.  In all, he has been part of seven Top 20 and three No. 1 R&B hits. His solo work includes last year's remake of Rose Royce's classic, “Wishing on a Star,” and he also hosts the “Know Better With Kipper Jones” podcast. RECORDED MARCH 2021 LEGAL NOTICE: All video and audio content is protected by copyright. Any use of this material is strictly prohibited without expressed consent from original content producer and owner Scott Goldfine, dba FUNKNSTUFF. For inquiries, email info@funknstuff.net. TRUTH IN RHYTHM is a registered U.S. Trademark (Serial #88540281). Get your copy of "Everything Is on the One: The First Guide of Funk" today! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1541256603/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1541256603&linkCode=as2&tag=funknstuff-20&linkId=b6c7558ddc7f8fc9fe440c5d9f3c400

Business of the Beat Podcast
Build your Own Bakery

Business of the Beat Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2021 38:50


Kendra talks with Lauren Napier (@laurennapier) about Lauren Napier Beauty (@laurennapierbeauty), her journey from make-up artist to Founder, the no from the bank “because they didn’t get her business,” to how Robert Townsend inspired her to bootstrap using credit cards, and a tax return to launch her brand. This past year she launched “Consider Something Better” to support other Black founders.  Lauren also shared a profound analogy on “Building Your Own Bakery” that is now my mantra and something all entrepreneurs should focus on when they are told NO or that will never work.  There’s different bread for everyone: ✔️ focus on what you know  ✔️ focus on your why  ✔️ and build your own bread    “Bring people along with you, what people do with that information should be empowering to you and them” - Lauren See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Xennial Cinephile
Hollywood Gone Get In Living Color

Xennial Cinephile

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 20:12


I wanted to talk about the impact on cinema and american culture the friendship of Kennan Ivory Wayans and Robert Townsend. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Talk Golden to Me
Comedian Tommy Davidson on his New Book and Going Back on Tour

Talk Golden to Me

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 26:51


Tommy Davidson started his career as a stand-up comedian in Washington DC, earning an ardent following with sheer hard work in various comedy clubs. As one of the cutting-edge, young stand-ups, he was spotted by major concert promoters, who booked him as the opening act for A-list touring acts, including Patti LaBelle, Kenny G and Luther Vandross. It wasn't long before he came to Hollywood and was performing stand-up at a number of clubs, including the Comedy Act Theatre, where he met Robert Townsend. This led to his first national television appearance, with a starring role in Partners in Crime (2005) and was the conduit to Keenen Ivory Wayans, who proved instrumental in Davidson's career by offering him an opportunity to audition and join the uniquely talented cast of the most adventurous prime-time variety show of its day, In Living Color (1990). He, Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans made TV history with their originality.in this revealing memoir, Tommy Davidson shares his unique perspective on making it in Hollywood, being an integral part of television history, on fame and family, and on living a life that has never been black and white—just funny and true . . . Abandoned as an infant on the streets of Greenville, Mississippi, and rescued by a loving white family, Tommy Davidson spent most of his childhood unaware that he was different from his brother and sister. All that changed as he came of age in a society of racial barriers—ones that he was soon to help break. On a fledgling network, Tommy joined the cast of In Living Color, alongside other relative newcomers all united by an ingenious throng of Wayans siblings, poised to break new ground. Now Tommy gives readers the never-before-told behind-the-scenes story of the first show born of the Hip Hop Nation: from its incredible rise, to his own creation of such unforgettable characters as Sweet Tooth Jones and dead-on impressions of Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson, M.C. Hammer and Sugar Ray Leonard, and appearing in such classic sketches as “Homie The Clown,” the “Hey Mon, family,” and the “Ugly Woman,” through guest-star skirmishes (and black eyes) to backstage tensions and the eventual fall of this pop-culture touchstone. He reveals his own nascent career on the stand-up circuit, as well as reflections on working with Spike Lee, Halle Berry, Chris Rock, and Jada Pinkett Smith. He also shares his very personal story of living with—and being inspired and empowered by—two distinct family histories. Told with humor and hard-won honesty, Living in Color is a bracing, illuminating, and remarkable success story.

That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse
RERUN | Joy Bryant — Education is the Ticket

That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 103:56


Joy Bryant was born in a modest home in The Bronx, New York and as a young woman, was enrolled in an inner-city outreach organization called "A Better Chance," designed to encourage minority talent. Joy was also blessed with brains as well beauty and remained an excellent student throughout her high school years. As a result, she was awarded a full academic scholarship to Yale University. While enrolled as a full-time student at Yale, Joy was discovered by a modeling scout from Next Models Management and subsequently pursued a career as a fashion model in Paris. Her slender yet classic beauty got her an exclusive contract with prestigious brand names such as Tommy Hilfiger and the Victoria's Secret lingerie catalogue. Joy's acting debut came about in 2001 in Robert Townsend's Carmen: A Hip Hopera. An MTV production, the film also starred Beyoncé and Mekhi Phifer, along with several hip-hop superstars. After a small role in the Eddie Murphy action comedy Showtime, she made her big breakthrough in Denzel Washington's directorial debut, Antwone Fisher. In 2003, she co-starred with Jessica Alba in Bille Woodruff's romantic drama Honey. Most notably, Joy is known for Jasmine on 6 seasons of PARENTHOOD and Amazon's hit show GOOD GIRLS REVOLT. Show Links: #SELFTAPEMAY: Reserve Your Spot! COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher GUEST LINKS:  IMDB: Joy Bryant INSTAGRAM: @joybeezy Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

Flashback Flicks : Retro Movie Podcast
The Meteor Man (1993) Movie Review | Flashback Flicks Podcast

Flashback Flicks : Retro Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 49:57


We’re going back to 1993 to experience a truly original (yet incredibly hard to find) superhero film starring, written by, and directed by Robert Townsend. It’s The Meteor Man!

Did I Ever Tell You The One About... MF DOOM
Introducing "Did I Ever Tell You The One About (Season 1)... Big Daddy Kane"

Did I Ever Tell You The One About... MF DOOM

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 2:33


Big Daddy Kane, born Antonio Hardy, is easily one of Brooklyn's most known artists. He was introduced to the world through one of Hip Hop's first and most legendary crews, the Juice Crew.  Here, Kane tells us first hand how he became the man he is today. From his humble upbringing in Brooklyn, NY with his family to recording with legends like Quincy Jones, Barry White and Pattie LaBelle. His journey was filled with hope, encouragement, failures and achievements. Not only did he have what it took to be on record, but to be on the big screen as well, making movies with Mario Van Peebles and Robert Townsend. He's top 5 dead or alive and has been everywhere and done everything a person could do. Including being in Madonna's Sex book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Atlanta Film Chat
AFC - Episode 323 - Sevier Crespo (Karen) on Treating Every Project with the Same Level of Respect

Atlanta Film Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 47:17


“Karen” producer Sevier Crespo discusses shooting the film here in Georgia with Taryn Manning, working with Robert Townsend and Sam Bayer in the beginnings of his career, and treating every project with respect!

Interludes
“Mr. Wizdom” Prime Example of Reel Success

Interludes

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 34:31


Last year, Chicago actor Dre Blaze Rodgers was tired of the “drug dealer/ gang banger” roles offered to him, so he decided to make his own film. Despite doubters and a global pandemic, this first-time filmmaker’s debut The Mysterious Mr. Wizdom is streaming to a worldwide audience on Amazon Prime. Meet the cast and filmmaker following in the tradition of Oscar Micheaux, Robert Townsend and Shelton "Spike" Lee.

The Sci-Fi Sigh Podcast
Meteor Mania | Episode 27

The Sci-Fi Sigh Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 61:00


Before the wonder of Black Lightning, Black Panther, and Luke Cage, there was The Meteor Man. The Meteor Man can do it all--X-ray super vision, super strength, and of course, telepathy with dogs only. Robert Townsend's camp of the superhero genre was years ahead of its time despite some significant set-backs. Power up and watch this cult classic with us Circles & Ciphers: www.circlesandciphers.org/#programming Chicago Police Torture- Jon Burge: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/3/22263444/new-chicago-police-torture-archive-details-acts-of-jon-burge-and-underlings

Thirty Twenty Ten
Spy Kids, Jennifer Connelly has Career Opportunities, and Invader Zim Attacks

Thirty Twenty Ten

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 109:15


March 26-April 1: Jake Gyllenhaal is unstuck in time AGAIN, Robert Townsend’s in a band, gay marriage destroys everything — or doesn’t, Patrick Wilson is the no. 1 scream king, Pierce Brosnan is a bad spy, Russell Brand goes like a rabbit, Gorillaz can’t be explained, Rainn Wilson is a superhero, and the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital carry a tune. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Know Your Role(s)
90's R&B Artists: Comic Book Characters with Tarik Davis

Know Your Role(s)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 84:18


On today’s episode, Know Your Role(s) welcomes actor, writer, and creator Tarik Davis to the pod! On tap in this week’s Bar Talk are the Lebron James injury, the HBO documentary “Tina,” and the new season of “Top Chef” premiering April 1st. Tarik fills us in on the road to “Amber Ruffin” from Rutgers to UCB to Boom Chicago and beyond. George and Tarik talk Tommy Hilfiger and Cavariccis, Tarik gives flowers to his “Brothers From Another Planet” podcast cohorts and the indelible Robert Townsend, and the gang explores connections between 90’s RnB artists and comic book characters from Aaliyah to Usher, Phoenix to Spiderman, and more! George plans on giving "the Snyder cut" a go this weekend, and Dave gets excited about the new Benny the Butcher and Harry Fraud collaboration "The Plugs I Met 2." Producer Marybess talks about her Hollaback! bystander intervention training session and brings our attention to gun control legislation in the wake of two mass shootings. Everyone, stay safe and healthy, and wear your mask over your f*cking nose.   Resources: Stream “The Amber Ruffin Show” Fridays on the Peacock app. “Brothers From Another Planet” podcast / IG: @brothersfromanotherplanet. Freestyle Love Supreme shows & classes / IG: @freestylelovesupreme & @fls_academy. “Tina” premieres March 27th on HBOMax. Find “The Plugs I Met 2” on Spotify & Apple Music. Sign up for Bystander Intervention Training via ihollaback.org/bystanderintervention. Hollaback! / IG: @ihollagram. Asian Americans Advancing Justice / IG: advancingjustice_aajc. Reach out to your reps via the US Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121, and learn more about gun control via everytown.org.   Guest: Tarik Davis / IG & TW: @tarikrdavis / tarikdavis.com   Hosted by George Gordon and David Kleinman. Produced by Marybess Pritchett. Music: Alnitak Kid, Nate 88, and Cazeaux OSLO. IG & TW: @kyrpod  

70 Movies We Saw in the 70s
Ep 31 - The Crazies

70 Movies We Saw in the 70s

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 113:32


Scott and Ben wax poetic about one of their favorite filmmakers, George A. Romero, as they celebrate and defend his prescient early masterpiece, THE CRAZIES (1973). List of people, places and things hit by army-issue shrapnel during the proceedings: Zack Snyder, Vincent Canby, Bloody Disgusting, Albert Brooks, James L. Brooks, Prince, Tim Burton, Melissa Manchester, Madonna, Robert Townsend, The guy with the mustache in the ill-fitting military uniform, Timothy Olyphant, and many many more.

Oldie But A Goodie
#116: Hollywood Shuffle

Oldie But A Goodie

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2021 60:49


Hollywood Shuffle, released March 20th in 1987, is a low-budget satire about racial stereotypes in Hollywood. It's got movie parodies, sketches, and a very relevant message. It also helped kickstart a bunch of careers, including the people behind In Living Color and Scary Movie! Join the Dead Dad Club on Patreon for TWO bonus episodes each month! https://www.patreon.com/oldiebutagoodiepod Follow the show! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oldiebutagoodiepod/  Facebook: https://fb.me/oldiebutagoodiepod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjfdXHxK_rIUsOEoFSx-hGA  Podcast Platforms: https://linktr.ee/oldiebutagoodiepod  Got feedback? Send us an email at oldiebutagoodiepod@gmail.com Follow the hosts! Sandro Falce - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandrofalce/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sandrofalce - Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/SandroFalce/ - Nerd-Out Podcast: https://anchor.fm/nerd-out-podcast  Zach Adams - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zach4dams/ Donations: https://paypal.me/oldiebutagoodiepod Please do not feel like you have to contribute anything but any donations are greatly appreciated! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

WUSSY Movie Club
B.A.P.S. (1997) Directed by Robert Townsend - Queer Camp episode 9

WUSSY Movie Club

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 36:46


Written by Troy Byer and directed by Robert Townsend, B.A.P.S. remains a contentious 90’s camp classic. This week, we discuss all the fabulous fashions, behind the scenes drama, and the fantastic performances by Natalie Desselle and Halle Berry.  WUSSY Movie Club is a weekly roundtable movie podcast with a Queer lens, featuring themed seasons and special interviews with Queer filmmakers. Every Wednesday, a rotating cast of LGBTQIA+ voices will dish on their favorite films of past and present. Join the club and be a part of the discussion! WUSSY Movie Club is part of the WUSSY Podcast Network, hosted by WUSSY Mag (@wussymag)   Produced by Jon Dean @jondeanphoto Podcast Art created by Nick Sheridan @glass.knuckles Podcast Music by DJ Helix @1djhelix   Join the WUSSY Movie Club on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wussymovieclub/  Follow WUSSY Movie Club on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/WussyMovieClub/ 

Faking The Band
Episode 11: The Five Heartbeats

Faking The Band

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 64:35


Nicole and Walker find old tropes and play new games in their discussion of the 1991 Robert Townsend opus "The Five Heartbeats."

Prime Nostalgia Podcast
Robert Townsend Appreciation With Ashli Amari Adams

Prime Nostalgia Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 64:06


We Are Finishing Black History Month With A Bang! We Are Honoring The LEGENDARY Robert Townsend! Along With Honoring Robert Townsend We Are Talking To Ashli Amari Adams Who Played His Daughter On The Parent Hood. We Talk To Her About Her Time Working With Robert & Her Instagram Show 'Cooking With Besties' We Also Go Through The Career Of Robert Townsend With Movies & Much More! Follow Ashli @AshliAmari Follow Leeboy @LeeboyTV Follow Prime @KvngPrimeTime Follow The Podcast @Primenostalgiapod --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Actors Lounge
Kinnik Sky- Talks Creating Her Own Opportunities & Saying Yes To Yourself

The Actors Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 44:09


Kinnik is a veteran of stage, television, and film. Originally from Columbia, SC, she spent 14 years honing her craft in Atlanta, GA working professionally in musical theater. She has performed in more than 30 stage plays over the past 20 years with major theatre credits including, “Dreamgirls,” “For Colored Girls,” and Tyler Perry's “Madea's Class Reunion.” Finishing as a Top 13 Finalist in the hit show American Idol (Season 5), Kinnik then went on to win the Dreamgirls competition sponsored by the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and Blackweekly.com and was flown to Italy to perform. She also executive-produced, wrote, and hosted the celebrity and entertainment news web series, “Straight From the Sky” that can be seen on KinnikSky.com. Powerhouse directors and producers Tyler Perry, Robert Townsend, Will Packer, and Kenny Leon have cast Kinnik in their projects to utilize her vocal range and acting abilities, but Kinnik's greatest theatrical achievement to date is writing, producing, and starring in the stage production, “Sunday Mourning” under her Dazzal Mi Entertainment production company (pronounced Dazzle Me), which won three NAACP Theater Awards. The play received a total of seven NAACP Theatre Award nominations, including her nomination for “Best Playwright” and her win for “Best Leading Female.” To date, her production company has received a total of 11 NAACP Theatre Award nominations and seven wins for its stage productions. In 2017, Kinnik launched Dazzal Mi Entertainment's 501c3, Athletes and Entertainers For Change. AEFC's first program offering is The Sky Academy designed to expose underserved youth in Los Angeles to jobs in theater and filmmaking, as well as arts and culture. In 2019, Kinnik Sky Films released its first short film, “PAWN,” which was written, directed, and produced by Kinnik, who also starred in the production. “PAWN” world premiered at the prestigious, Oscar-qualifying 2019 BronzeLens Film Festival where it was the official selection. The film has received multiple accolades, including being named the official winner of the Los Angeles Movie Awards 2019, the official selection of the Las Vegas Premiere Film Festival 2019, and the Top Shorts Film Festival 2019 Honorable Mention for Best Story. Kinnik continues to climb in notoriety, expanding into directing and coaching. In 2019, she was hired as the Dialogue Coach for the ABC hit comedy Mixed-ish. She is consistently referred to by writers and directors on the set of Mixed-ish as the “Youth Whisperer” due to her innate and invaluable talent for nurturing young actors in a way that empowers and excites them to give their best performances. In 2020 after watching her work, the show's staff and crew began requesting that Kinnik privately coach their kids, which inspired her to launch Stars and Sky Private Coaching for actors. Kinnik is also the second Black female instructor ever to join the team at the highly prestigious Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute in Los Angeles by personal invitation from founder Lee Strasberg's son. The institute boasts A-list alumni including, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Shandra Wilson, Lady Gaga, and Matt Dillon. Currently, Kinnik Sky Films is in pre-production to turn her award-winning stage play Sunday Mourning into a feature film. Kinnik continues to break new ground and push barriers as an artist, and her motto guides her work: “Not even the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theactorslounge/support

Breathing Is Highly Dangerous
The Best and Worst of DCOM [11]

Breathing Is Highly Dangerous

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 80:35


The Kevin & Nikee Show
The Kevin & Nikee Show - Black History Month - Hawthorne James - Legendary, Iconic Actor, Writer, Director and Producer

The Kevin & Nikee Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 113:06


In honor of Black History Month, we honor Hawthorne James. Legendary, Iconic Actor, Writer, Director and Producer who has graced the big screen many times. Hawthorne has appeared in films such as Speed, Seven and Heaven's Prisoners, as well as classic films such as The Five Heartbeats and I'm Gonna Get You Sucka. It is Hawthorne James contribution to the arts that makes him our highlight for this week

Beyond The Album Cover
Melissa Haizlip

Beyond The Album Cover

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2021 55:09


Back with another episode of Beyond The Album Cover and it is with Melissa Haizlip, founder of Shoes In The Bed Production and director of the documentary Mr. SOUL! about her uncle Ellis Haizlip and the show SOUL! which ran on NET/PBS from 1968-1973. We talk about SOUL!, African American content creators in today's digital landscape, Spike Lee, Robert Townsend, How SOUL! had a hand in influencing Don Corneilus and his vison for Soul Train and everything else in between. Catch the audio portion of this podcast on wherever you stream your podcast and the Facebook group on Facebook.com/BeyondTheAlbumCover. Mr SOUL! makes its public television debut on PBS Independent Lens February 22nd, check your local PBS station for airtime.

Everybody Eats
I Just Be Running My Mouth ft. Ace Vane | Episode 57

Everybody Eats

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 62:33


This week we are joined by comedian, writer and creator Ace Vane! Ace Vane is a creative superstar who has worked with stars such as Affion Crockett, Leslie Jones and Robert Townsend. On this episode we talk about his creative process, his compilation of work and importance of black representation in media and content. Growing up, there were not many cartoons that had black main characters despite there being a lot of black talent, and there were many hurdles to jump over to get a show on TV or on a network. In today's age, there are no gatekeepers as social media has given creatives a platform to show their work to the world. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Ash Said It® Daily
2021 PAFF Filmmaker Yakima Rich

Ash Said It® Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2021 11:46


Yakima Rich was selected by The Pan African Film Festival to have her project featured in this years festival. We talk with the filmmaker about her start, her pivot to filmmaking and what to expect from her at the virtual event. For more info: https://www.paff.org About PAFF: Established in 1992, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding among peoples of African descent. PAFF is dedicated to racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art, and creative expression. Since 1992, every year PAFF-LA showcases over one hundred fifty (150) quality new films and over one hundred (100) fine artists and unique craft persons from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada, all showcasing the diversity and complexity of people of African descent. In addition to films and art, PAFF presents the SpokenWord Fest and PAFF Comedy LOL, presenting America's hottest wordsmiths and established and emerging comedians, respectively. PAFF includes special red carpet screenings and receptions as well as a variety of other special events such as PAFF Talks and the PAFF Institute, which feature Clips & Conversations, 1 on 1, workshops, and panels headed by industry professionals discussing various topics on acting, directing and other film industry-related topics. Did we mention celebrities? Celeb sightings: Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier, Danny Glover, Idris Elba, Mo'Nique, Kevin Hart, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jamie Foxx, Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad, Lou Gossett, Jr., Issa Rae, Taraji P. Henson, Trevor Noah, David Oyewolo, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Majid Michel, Alfre Woodard, Blair Underwood, Kerry Washington, Nate Parker, Salli Richardson, Nick Cannon, Dorian Missick, Jesse Williams, Michael Ealy, Anthony Anderson, Common, Omotola, Boris Kodjoe, Whoopi Goldberg, Omari Hardwick, Chadwick Boseman, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Shia LaBeouf, CCH Pounder, Omar Epps, Regina King, Sanaa Lathan, John Legend, Tika Sumpter, Tim Roth, Van Vicker, Gabrielle Union, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Wesley Snipes, Meagan Good, Loretta Devine, Bill Duke, Lisa Raye, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Hill Harper, Mario Van Peebles, Eriq LaSalle, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Shaquille O'Neal, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Sharon Leal, Stacey Dash, Xzibit, Billy Dee Williams, Terrence Howard, Vanessa Bell-Calloway, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Omar Benson Miller, Isaiah Washington, Ava Duvernay, Joy Bryant, Regina Hall, Jussie Smollett, Robert Townsend, Ja'Net Dubois, Tessa Thompson, David A. Arnold, Djimon Hounsou, Glynn Turman, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise, Don Cheadle, Darrin D. Henson, and the list goes on and on. L A Weekly-Best of LA, Best Cinema Smorgasbords. “The Pan African Film Festival has been honing and refining itself for years now, slowly evolving into its if-you-can-only-attend-one-L.A.-film-festival-then-this-is-the-one status. Films from across Africa, Australia, the Americas, and Europe are seamlessly woven into its expansive programming mix. Even the higher end of television fare is carefully fitted into the already packed cinematic queue. What makes the festival especially important–and not just a fun, cool happening-is the staggeringly broad range of black life and cultures to which it gives rein. Industry panels and workshops, art fairs with a special emphasis on children, and poetry and musical performances round out the filmic offerings. At a time when reductive and reactionary Negritude oozes from both the independent and mainstream American film worlds, the Pan African casts its net far and wide to serve up a delectable menu of dynamic, multilayered blackness.” Ernest Hardy (film critic, LA Weekly and New York Village Voice) PAFF collaborates with other festivals from around the world, giving us an audience that is truly local, national and international. Not only are we the largest and most prestigious black film festival in America but PAFF-LA is the largest Black History Month event in the US during the month of February. PAFF is the quintessential Black festival. About the show: ► Website: http://www.ashsaidit.com ► Need Goli Gummies? https://go.goli.com/1loveash5 ► For $5 in ride credit, download the Lyft app using my referral link: https://www.lyft.com/ici/ASH584216 ►For discount Pangea Products: https://embracepangaea.grsm.io/ashsaiditmedia3226 ► Want the ‘coldest' water? https://thecoldestwater.com/?ref=ashleybrown12 ► Become A Podcast Legend: http://ashsaidit.podcastersmastery.zaxaa.com/s/6543767021305 ► Review Us: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ash-said-it/id1144197789 ► SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://www.youtube.com/c/AshSaidItSuwanee ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1loveash ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashsaidit ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/1loveAsh ► Blog: http://www.ashsaidit.com/blog ► Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/1LoveAsh/ ► Newsletter: manage1.com/subscribe?u=2a2ca3b799467f125b53863http://ashsaidit.us11.list-c8&id=a6f43cd472 #atlanta #ashsaidit #ashsaidthat #ashblogsit #ashsaidit® Ash Brown is a gifted American producer, blogger, speaker, media personality and event emcee. The blog on AshSaidit.com showcases exclusive event invites, product reviews and so much more. Her motivational podcast "Ash Said It Daily" is available on major media platforms such as iTunes, iHeart Radio & Google Play. This program has over half a million streams worldwide. She uses these mediums to motivate & encourage her audience in the most powerful way. She keeps it real!

Ash Said It® Daily
2021 PAFF Filmmaker Yakima Rich

Ash Said It® Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2021 11:46


Yakima Rich was selected by The Pan African Film Festival to have her project featured in this years festival. We talk with the filmmaker about her start, her pivot to filmmaking and what to expect from her at the virtual event. For more info: https://www.paff.org About PAFF: Established in 1992, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding among peoples of African descent. PAFF is dedicated to racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art, and creative expression. Since 1992, every year PAFF-LA showcases over one hundred fifty (150) quality new films and over one hundred (100) fine artists and unique craft persons from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada, all showcasing the diversity and complexity of people of African descent. In addition to films and art, PAFF presents the SpokenWord Fest and PAFF Comedy LOL, presenting America's hottest wordsmiths and established and emerging comedians, respectively. PAFF includes special red carpet screenings and receptions as well as a variety of other special events such as PAFF Talks and the PAFF Institute, which feature Clips & Conversations, 1 on 1, workshops, and panels headed by industry professionals discussing various topics on acting, directing and other film industry-related topics. Did we mention celebrities? Celeb sightings: Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier, Danny Glover, Idris Elba, Mo'Nique, Kevin Hart, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jamie Foxx, Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad, Lou Gossett, Jr., Issa Rae, Taraji P. Henson, Trevor Noah, David Oyewolo, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Majid Michel, Alfre Woodard, Blair Underwood, Kerry Washington, Nate Parker, Salli Richardson, Nick Cannon, Dorian Missick, Jesse Williams, Michael Ealy, Anthony Anderson, Common, Omotola, Boris Kodjoe, Whoopi Goldberg, Omari Hardwick, Chadwick Boseman, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Shia LaBeouf, CCH Pounder, Omar Epps, Regina King, Sanaa Lathan, John Legend, Tika Sumpter, Tim Roth, Van Vicker, Gabrielle Union, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Wesley Snipes, Meagan Good, Loretta Devine, Bill Duke, Lisa Raye, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Hill Harper, Mario Van Peebles, Eriq LaSalle, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Shaquille O'Neal, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Sharon Leal, Stacey Dash, Xzibit, Billy Dee Williams, Terrence Howard, Vanessa Bell-Calloway, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Omar Benson Miller, Isaiah Washington, Ava Duvernay, Joy Bryant, Regina Hall, Jussie Smollett, Robert Townsend, Ja'Net Dubois, Tessa Thompson, David A. Arnold, Djimon Hounsou, Glynn Turman, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise, Don Cheadle, Darrin D. Henson, and the list goes on and on. L A Weekly-Best of LA, Best Cinema Smorgasbords. “The Pan African Film Festival has been honing and refining itself for years now, slowly evolving into its if-you-can-only-attend-one-L.A.-film-festival-then-this-is-the-one status. Films from across Africa, Australia, the Americas, and Europe are seamlessly woven into its expansive programming mix. Even the higher end of television fare is carefully fitted into the already packed cinematic queue. What makes the festival especially important–and not just a fun, cool happening-is the staggeringly broad range of black life and cultures to which it gives rein. Industry panels and workshops, art fairs with a special emphasis on children, and poetry and musical performances round out the filmic offerings. At a time when reductive and reactionary Negritude oozes from both the independent and mainstream American film worlds, the Pan African casts its net far and wide to serve up a delectable menu of dynamic, multilayered blackness.” Ernest Hardy (film critic, LA Weekly and New York Village Voice) PAFF collaborates with other festivals from around the world, giving us an audience that is truly local, national and international. Not only are we the largest and most prestigious black film festival in America but PAFF-LA is the largest Black History Month event in the US during the month of February. PAFF is the quintessential Black festival. About the show: ► Website: http://www.ashsaidit.com ► Need Goli Gummies? https://go.goli.com/1loveash5 ► For $5 in ride credit, download the Lyft app using my referral link: https://www.lyft.com/ici/ASH584216 ►For discount Pangea Products: https://embracepangaea.grsm.io/ashsaiditmedia3226 ► Want the ‘coldest' water? https://thecoldestwater.com/?ref=ashleybrown12 ► Become A Podcast Legend: http://ashsaidit.podcastersmastery.zaxaa.com/s/6543767021305 ► Review Us: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ash-said-it/id1144197789 ► SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://www.youtube.com/c/AshSaidItSuwanee ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1loveash ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashsaidit ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/1loveAsh ► Blog: http://www.ashsaidit.com/blog ► Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/1LoveAsh/ ► Newsletter: manage1.com/subscribe?u=2a2ca3b799467f125b53863http://ashsaidit.us11.list-c8&id=a6f43cd472 #atlanta #ashsaidit #ashsaidthat #ashblogsit #ashsaidit® Ash Brown is a gifted American producer, blogger, speaker, media personality and event emcee. The blog on AshSaidit.com showcases exclusive event invites, product reviews and so much more. Her motivational podcast "Ash Said It Daily" is available on major media platforms such as iTunes, iHeart Radio & Google Play. This program has over half a million streams worldwide. She uses these mediums to motivate & encourage her audience in the most powerful way. She keeps it real!

Breathing Is Highly Dangerous
The Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe [8]

Breathing Is Highly Dangerous

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 41:51


WUSSY Movie Club
Holiday Heart, Directed by Robert Townsend (Queer Chosen Family episode 9)

WUSSY Movie Club

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 34:44


Special guest Shay Filmore joins us this week to discuss the 2000 melodrama “Holiday Heart” starring Ving Rhames as a drag queen named Holiday who creates an unstoppable bond with a little girl and her drug addicted mother. WUSSY Movie Club is a weekly roundtable movie podcast with a Queer lens, featuring themed seasons and special interviews with Queer filmmakers. Every Wednesday, a rotating cast of LGBTQIA+ voices will dish on their favorite films of past and present. Join the club and be a part of the discussion! WUSSY Movie Club is part of the WUSSY Podcast Network, hosted by WUSSY Mag (@wussymag) Produced by Jon Dean @jondeanphoto Podcast Art created by Nick Sheridan @glass.knuckles Podcast Music by DJ Helix @1djhelix Join the WUSSY Movie Club on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wussymovieclub/ Follow WUSSY Movie Club on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WussyMovieClub/

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson
Mason Reese On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 163:49


Epic show with my old pal, iconic child actor, Mason Reese. We spanned Mason’s emergence into his Cleo Award-Winning showbiz career, from age 4 to co-hosting the Mike Douglas Show at 7, passing on Johnny, teaching himself the drums, meeting his idol, Buddy Rich, seeing Sinatra, cultivating Eddie Murphy, Nathan Lane, and Robert Townsend, with his actress mother, loads of talk show appearances, a self-titled sitcom pilot, a student thesis film for Brett Ratner… to the rock years, from playing and hanging at Heartbreak, The China Club, The Rock ’N Roll Cafe, for me, Spo-Dee-O-Dees, to owning his own club and restaurant, and shooting his dream show. Stories, stories, stories, of the people and friends he met along the way. Many, like me, have been around for decades. There’s (in no particular order) Bruce Willis, David Bowie, Phoebe Snow, Dan Wells, Michael Learned, Julian Lennon, Harry Chapin, Eva Gabor, Michael J. Fox, Gordon Lightfoot, Anthony Michael Hall, Stallone,Billy Idol, Cher, and Camilletti…so much info, so much fun! Great input from the Live audience, thanks Doug Kleiman & co for your suggetions and remembrances. I feel like I time-machined back to simpler, funner, daze… i can almost hear the jam, smell the bud, and taste the slice. Mason Reese on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson Wed, 12/9/20, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET Live on The Facebook Replay here: https://bit.ly/374twyc All BROADcasts, as podcasts, also available on iTunes apple.co/2dj8ld3 Stitcher bit.ly/2h3R1fla tunein bit.ly/2gGeItj Thanks to Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions, the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com Nicole Venables of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products for tresses like the stars she coifs, and regular people, like me. I love my hair, and I love Nicole. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/ Blue Microphones and Kevin Walt Fat loss expert @LynFitNutrition https://lynfit.com

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson
Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- November 25

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 13:14


NOVEMBER 25 -- 1753  Happy birthday American Revolution spy Robert Townsend; 1835 Happy birthday Andrew Carnegie;  1950 great Appalachian Storm;  1874 Greenback Party convenes in Indiana

The Patdown with Ms. Pat
Episode 84: The Five Heartbeats

The Patdown with Ms. Pat

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 46:54


Ms. Pat's nose is dripping and brought Chris and Deon a gift! Ms. Pat got heckled AGAIN! Ms. Pat talks about writing her TV show and met Robert Townsend! Ms. Pat talks about the making of the Five Heartbeats. - Get the Crack Baby T-Shirt! https://www.mspatcomedy.com/product/crack-baby-t-shirt/ - Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/patdown - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/patdown - Website: https://www.mspatcomedy.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

That Blackass Show
The Contributions of Robert Townsend ft. Baron Vaughn

That Blackass Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 80:30


This week, Actor and Comedian Baron Vaughn joins host Dulcé Sloan in celebrating the significant contributions Robert Townsend has made for black film, television and the culture overall. They specifcially discuss Hollywood Shuffle, Meteor Man and The Five Heartbeats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Running the Light
Episode 15: Shiv Shiv Shiv

Running the Light

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 67:27


Omaha-based Comedian Jeremy Plumb gets on the phone with Dave Carter, gaining notice on IFC's Sherman's Showcase as Frederick Douglass, to discuss Robert Townsend's Partners in Crime, Vol. 3. HBO, 1990. Follow Us: Patreon: www.patreon.com/runningthelight Twitter: twitter.com/runningthelight Instagram: www.instagram.com/running_the_light/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Young, Scripted, & Black
Episode 18: Up, Up and Away

Young, Scripted, & Black

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 71:58


We're dipping into our childhoods this week, y'all. This Disney Channel and Robert Townsend mashup gave us quite a bit to talk about this week. Also we talked about the casting of Storm before the showing of that one scene on that one black sci-fi/horror show. Happy listening! Twitter: @YSBPod IG: @youngscriptedblackpod

Hustling with Vivica A. Fox
Hollywood Heartthrob & RHOA Cynthia Bailey’s Baby Daddy Leon Opens Up About His Life Challenges!

Hustling with Vivica A. Fox

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 67:11


In this light-hearted episode Vivica does what she does best - chatting and flirting with a sexy man. That hottie is actor and singer, Leon Robinson, known only as Leon. The duo have worked together in theater and loved reminiscing about touring with plays. Vivica gives him props for being willing to take the risk of walking away from what was a potential NBA career to go all out for his acting passion. We’ll never know what might have happened with basketball, but this New Yorker’s acting career has been stellar. Vivica asks him about appearing in Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” video and how his movie and TV work took off. Early on he was in director Robert Townsend’s “The Five Heart beats,” which didn’t do well at the box office but has become a cult favorite. Later he worked with Whitney Houston in “Waiting to Exhale” and in TV series “Oz.” As if his movie work wasn’t enough, Leon is lead vocalist and songwriter for the award-winning band, “Leon and the Peoples.” Right now he’s working on songs for the band.   Leon has had plenty of romance in his life, but his best-known liaison was with one-time fiancé “Real Housewives of Atlanta’” Cynthia Bailey. He is the Baby Daddy of Cynthia’s daughter Noelle. Wanting to be a good co-parent, he is involved with his child and all the Baileys. “We are a family,” he says proudly. Both he and Noelle have been in the news recently. Noelle told her mom in the 12thseason of “Real Housewives” that she is sexually fluid and has introduced her girlfriend in public.  Leon isn’t concerned with her choice, supporting the 20-year old completely. Though Leon says it’s not true, it’s been reported that he is married to Kirbie Wallace. He and Vivica have both been victims of erroneous Internet rumors, which can be intrusive and hurtful. But, it’s all part of the job of celebrity.  Whether you're a fan of Leon’s, or just getting to know him – this episode is revealing, heartfelt and hilarious. For a good time download and subscribe today. https://www.vivicafox.com  Instagram @msvfox  Twitter: @mcvivicafox  Instagram: @vivicahustling     https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts/    https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts    https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts   http://justleon.com/ https://www.instagram.com/wwwjustleon/ https://twitter.com/justleon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

TV Guidance Counselor Podcast
TV Guidance Counselor Episode 431: Eric Deggans

TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 117:49


December 28, 1996 - January 3, 1997 This week Ken welcomes NPR TV critic, musician and author of the great book Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation, Eric Deggans to the show. Ken and Eric discuss Eric's smooth radio voice, growing up in Gary Indiana, being a touring musician, becoming a TV critic in 1996 in Florida, getting sick of pop music, how hard jobs were to get as a teenager, Letterman, watching TV late night, being a fan of weirdo comedy, SCTV, Ernie Kovacs, being signed to Motown, making sure you always have an HBO Subscription, touring Japan, getting a VCR, the importance of phone trees when black people would be on TV, the paranoia of Dark Skies, the importance of criticism, Siskel and Ebert, Cybill, committing mail fraud with Columbia House to exponentially increase you record collection, experiencing White Rock Music, Quincy Jones, The original Bill Cosby Show, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Saturday Night Live, Eddie Murphy, jamming, In Concert, The Midnight Special, Meet The Press, all the people we've lost, Tim Russert, Regis, Steve Harvey, stand up sitcoms, Robert Townsend, how wrong The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer was, Larry Wilmore, difficult stars, Bernie Mac, NYPD Blue, anti-heroes, re-examining shows you liked, Ellen, good and bad network notes, lack of diverse casts, suspension of disbelief, and the absolute greatness of Homicide Life on the Street.

Are You Still Watching? The Podcast
So What You Typing In?

Are You Still Watching? The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2020 76:37


Byke like we never left! This week we are reviewing Antebellum (2020) and also giving Robert Townsend his flowers for the movies he’s done over the years. Can you guess where the quote in the beginning is from?

Young, Scripted, & Black
Episode 15: The Five Heartbeats

Young, Scripted, & Black

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2020 56:40


Welcome back y'all! We've got Robert Townsend's prominent musical, OFTEN confused as a biopic, The Five Heartbeats. Join the cast as we discuss our favorite moments from the film. Dana poses the question, "How would you recast the heartthrob group with modern actors/singers?" Find out how each of us answered! IG: @youngscriptedblackpod Twitter: @YSBPod

Micheaux Mission
B.A.P.S (1997)

Micheaux Mission

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2020 77:00


Could this be the real Academy Award worthy performance from Halle Berry? Is this a prelude to Oscar for Martin Landau? Is B.A.P.S (1997) an under appreciated comic tour-de force? CAN ROGER EBERT BE WRONG? Or were director Robert Townsend and screenwriter Troy Beyer wrong? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Open Mic Podcast with Brett Allan
Comedian Tommy Davidson| From Open Mic Night at the Strip Club to Comedy Icon

The Open Mic Podcast with Brett Allan

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2020 28:21


Brett's guest today is the wonderful actor and comedian Tommy Davidson. Tommy has been a comedic staple for over thirty years and has no plans to stop. From his first gig at a strip club, getting discovered by Keenen Ivory Wayans,, and working with some of the biggest comedy names in the game, Tommy has carved out a place for himself an orchestrated plan, that he literally wrote out, when he first began. We cover all this and more, in this exclusive interview.   Davidson started his career as a stand-up comedian in Washington DC, earning an ardent following with sheer hard work in various comedy clubs. As one of the cutting-edge, young stand-ups, he was spotted by major concert promoters, who booked him as the opening act for A-list touring acts, including Patti LaBelle, Kenny G and Luther Vandross. It wasn't long before he came to Hollywood and was performing stand-up at a number of clubs, including the Comedy Act Theatre, where he met Robert Townsend. This led to his first national television appearance, with a starring role in Partners in Crime (2005) and was the conduit to Keenen Ivory Wayans, who proved instrumental in Davidson's career by offering him an opportunity to audition and join the uniquely talented cast of the most adventurous prime-time variety show of its day, In Living Color (1990). He, Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans made TV history with their originality.Our sponsor this month is HostGator.A ton of website hosting options, 99.9% uptime guarantee, free SSL certificate, easy WordPress installs, and a free domain for a year. Starting at only  $2.75 a month for basic plans!Use this promo code brettsopenmic2020  to get up to 60% percent off for new customers. CLICK BELOW! partners.hostgator.com/brettsopenmicHave a question? Email us below!openmicguest@gmail.comLove the show and want to help support us? Click the link below and consider joining our Patreon for exclusive content and a shout out on the show!https://www.patreon.com/theopenmicpodcast?fan_landing=trueBe sure to follow us on social media for all the latest podcast updates!Twittertwitter.com/@brettsopenmicIGinstagram.com/brettsopenmicFacebookFacebook.com/openmicpodcast

Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

This week we mix it up as Quentin and Darius collaborate with Team Coco to produce a live taping recorded during NBA All Star Weekend 2020. For this one the fellas are joined by comedian Lil Rel Howery and of course, the three get into everything Chicago. This hilarious episode highlights Lil Rel’s early comedic career coming up in Chicago, with Rel reminiscing about the time he snuck into a comedy club for his first live show. He also touches on what it was like to watch Q play at Whitney Young and how Richardson’s DePaul team remains one of his favorite college basketball teams of all time. The guys then touch on Rel’s mentors, getting into why Eddie Murphy influenced so many comedians — though Rel reveals that J.B. Smoove was the first comic to have him “dyin’ laughing.” He also talks about doing Uncle Drew and why working with Shaq and Nate Robinson on a daily basis is A LOT. The guys then focus on the Celebrity All-Star game, in which they played together. Lil Rel has a bone to pick with Darius, since D struggled to pass him the ball. Later on, Rel explains why Get Out was such a special project to be a part of and stands firm in his belief that it should have won an Oscar. Lil Rel brings the pride of Chicago and a whole lot of laughs to Knuckleheads’ second-ever live event!