Lester Greene (African-American) and Art Shrian (Indian-American) - two friends from two very different backgrounds, connect and chat about TV, films, entertainment, life, culture, and more.
Staying entertained, inspired and busy + Kanye's presidential run
Art talks Kanye West presidential run; Lester talks new show “Out On The Front Lines” and his new movie “Your America, My America; New television shows/movies to watch; Plus taking a summer break
Use me, but don't misuse me - Train conductor & Filmmaker Jermaine Smith + Favorite film/shows
Jermaine Smith opens up about losing 20 co-workers to Covid-19; Raising two Sons in this crazy time; Losing his father to cancer as a child; Ups and downs with his mother; Parenting; His project A Piece of Me; Protesting/Looting/Rioting; Politics and Voting; His new project TRAFFIC LANE; The wave of new streaming platforms; Shows to watch; etc.
Jermaine Smith is a NYC Transit Worker/Proud Father/Filmmaker/Writer/Director/Producer. Some of his works include A Piece of Me, Vish Merrick, Prepare Your Table, The Needs, Touched, and Traffic Lane (filming now). To learn more about Jermaine Smith please visit: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8025530/
Female Black Cop to Female Black Filmmaker/TV Showrunner | Spotlight Guest: J. Nance
J. Nance talks being a Police Officer for 13 years; Black vs Blue; Police Brutality; Dealing with Racism/Sexism; Protesting Today vs Yesterday; Completing her 30331 drama web series Pilot; Finding Peace in writing during Covid-19; Her new streaming channel On My Time TV; Pursuing her Masters in TV/Film, etc -
J. Nance is TV Showrunner/writer/producer/director/former police officer/ - To learn more about J. Nance and her new streaming platform On My Time TV please visit: https://omttv.com/
Being a non-white Actor & finding/redefining yourself - Spotlight Guest: Jimmy Brooks
Topics of discussion: Staying Consistent in the Business; Doubting and Redefining Yourself; Taking Risks and Trusting your Gut Instincts; Diversity through a Specific Lens; Casting for Black People/Black Roles; Jimmy’s Lead Role in Bwoy alongside Rent’s Anthony Rapp; Telling Good Stories for Black Men; the Stories that Film and Television have on Shaping our Perception; Change isn’t Perfect and when to Take a Break...etc.
Jimmy Brooks is an actor/model/tennis player/skater/guitar player. He is a NYC based actor known for Off-Broadway: A Clockwork Orange (Billy Boy, F-Me Pumps, Governor), Safeword (Xavier), NBT Bayano: My Odisea (DIKE) and Dial N’ for Negress (Doodlebug). He delivered a charming, standout performance in the film Bwoy opposite Anthony Rapp. On TV he’s known for “Madam Secretary” (Recurring), “Elementary,” “Power” and “Blue Bloods.”
Before moving to NYC, Jimmy earned a BFA in Drama, and a BA in Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis.
For more information on Jimmy Brooks, please visit his website: http://www.jimmybrooksjr.com
"Superior" Race, Black Power & Divide/Conquer tactics - Chat with Laura Poindexter
Art Shrian and Lester Greene talk with special guest actress-writer-filmmaker-storyteller Laura Poindexter about the ongoing movement, idea of "Superior" race, Divide and Conquer mentality; Growing up in Harlem; Black & White - The Human Race; “White Whine”/White Superiority; Racism; Equality versus Revenge; Black Power; Black Pride; “The Next Assignment”
Laura Poindexter is an Award-Winning screenwriter/actress/producer/director/showrunner/filmmaker/ - To learn more about Laura please visit: https://filmfreeway.com/laurapoindexter
Power of protests and the burden of a hoodie - Chat with Alisa Diane
Art and Lester talk with writer-filmmaker Alisa Diane about ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, systemic racism, being a Black mother and the burden of a hoodie.
Alisa is a filmmaker/writer/director/producer/author. She is the creator of the award-winning web series Saved In The City, and she created and directed her own short film, My First Love: https://www.amazon.com/My-First-Love-Cindy-Jefferson/dp/B07S64X39F
Her book The Lies We Tell is on Amazon right now: https://www.amazon.com/Lies-Tell-Alisa-Diane-Anderson/dp/1792319444
For more information on Alisa, please visit: https://www.alisadiane.com/