A podcast that shines a giant Klieg light on diversity in Hollywood! Hosted by stand up comedian Mahesh Kotagi and filmmaker Daniel Marcha, each week we discuss diversity in Hollywood and chat with guests with a range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives throughout the industry.
Catching up w Mahesh Kotagi!
It's just me this week, so you know things go off the rails!!!
I'll tell you what I've been watching, and also what mystery flavor of soda has really shaken up my world!
Comedian Orlando Lebya!
ORLANDO LEYBA is one of our favorite stand-up comedians!
His standup special ADORABLE, is streaming on HBO – or you can catch it streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, anywhere you’re streaming from right now.
He’s been on The Tonight Show w Jimmy Fallon multiple times, and he stars in the animated kids film LUIS AND THE ALIENS on Hulu. TruTV’s LAFFTRACKS, and TBS's WRECK LEAGUE. He’s killed it as a contestant on the NBC's BRING THE FUNNY.
Orlando Leyba: @heylando
Storyboard Artist Sia Mistry!
SIA MISTRY is an Indian-American storyboard artist. Originally from India, Sia has lived everywhere from England to the midwestern US (and currently, Los Angeles).
Her nomadic upbringing and love of art has led her into a passion for promoting diversity and racial equality in the art community.
Sia has interned at Green Gold Animation in India, and worked on television shows including Disney Junior’s MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE and CHICKEN SQUAD.
Sia Mistry: @siamystery
No More Tokens: @nomoretoke
Actor Garfield Wilson! TNT's Snowpiercer
GARFIELD WILSON has been in movies including STOLEN BY MY MOTHER: THE KAMIYAH MOBLEY STORY opposite Niecy Nash, COME TO DADDY, and VENDETTA.
His TV credits include ARROW, ONCE UPON A TIME, BATES MOTEL, THE 100, VAN HELSING, THE GOOD DOCTOR, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, and J.J. Abram’s ALMOST HUMAN.
This season of SNOWPIERCER, which airs on Mondays on TNT, and his upcoming project THE ASTRONAUTS, premiering in Nov. on Nickelodeon.
Garfield Wilson: @garfieldawilson
No More Tokens: @nomoretokens
Animator Jaydeep Hasrajani!
JAYDEEP HASRAJANI is an Indian-American animator, storyboard artist, and director based in Los Angeles, CA.
He has previously worked on Cartoon Network's THE POWERPUFF GIRLS and THE FUNGEES, and Netflix Animation's GHEE HAPPY.
Currently, he is the Creator and Producer on a super secret project he legally cannot talk about at Netflix Animation. Oops we've said too much already...
Jaydeep Hasrajani: jaydeephasrajani
No More Tokens: @nomoretokens
Director Rajeev Dassani - Welcome to Blumhouse - Evil Eye!
RAJEEV DASSANI is a director/writer who's film EVIL EYE recently dropped on Amazon after Rajeev and his twin brother Elan were tapped by the legendary horror house Blumhouse Productions.
Rajeev and his brother Elan created the Master Key Productions shingle where they provide production services and visual effects for dozens of TV series and feature films.
Rajeev's Arabic-language coming-of-age supernatural series JINN debuted on Netflix in 2019.