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Danielle Tillis Interviews, Director Steve James, Screenwriter Misan Sagay, and Nicolas Cage and other guests in TV &Film Entertainment, Comedy, Hollywood Careers and Film Business. Guest Point of view of Hollywood TV & Film.

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Danielle Tillis Interviews, Director Steve James, Screenwriter Misan Sagay, and Nicolas Cage and other guests in TV &Film Entertainment, Comedy, Hollywood Careers and Film Business. Guest Point of view of Hollywood TV & Film.

    HBS 036 Interview w/ Steve Canal - Best-selling Author "The Mind of a Winner", Public Speaker, Brand Expert, and CEO of The Brand Executive

    HBS 036 Interview w/ Steve Canal - Best-selling Author "The Mind of a Winner", Public Speaker, Brand Expert, and CEO of The Brand Executive

    Steve Canal is an award-winning branding architect, author, and global motivational speaker. A self-proclaimed corporate-preneur, Steve serves as Principal and CEO of The Brand Executive and a National Community Affairs Lead for MillerCoors.
    Steve is not limited to immersing himself in solution-oriented ideas that only impact his clients, he desires to positively impact the lives of business professionals worldwide prompting his exploration into authorship. His debut book, “The Mind of a Winner”, takes a deep dive into personal growth with the intent to cut down the learning curve of success and inspire a winning mindset that will put readers on the path to achieving success with purpose. "The Mind of a Winner”, a #1 bestseller on Amazon, is filled with power moves and methodologies from the likes of Business Mogul/ Shark Daymond John, Real Estate Tycoon Barbara Corcoran, Sports Champions & T.V. Analysts Swin Cash, Kenny “The Jet” Smith, 2 Chainz & many more.
    Steve brings wisdom and practical advice to the pages of this project, as he has to the stages he’s graced throughout his years as a keynote speaker, host, and panelist. His undeniable foresight in business and engaging spin on real-world issues keeps audiences captivated, making him an in-demand speaker.
    Despite having an award-winning career that has garnered recognition from the likes of the Golden Trumpet Marketing Food & Beverage Award, Black Enterprise Modern Man of Distinction, National Urban League Corporate Circle Award, 100 Black Men, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, and more – it is Steve’s core beliefs, family values and passion for growth that fuel his drive to achieve greatness.
    "The Mind of a Winner"  The book was published in July with contribution from Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, Enitan Bereola II, Grammy award winner 2 Chainz and Kenny Smith.
    "The Mind of a Winner"   Canal is also the founder and CEO of The Brand Executive, a personal development firm based in New York.
    Steve Canal was born in New York in 1980. His parents were originally born in Haiti and came to the United States in late 1970s. Steve Canal is married to Swintayla Marie "Swin" Cash Canal a 2004 Olympic Games Gold Medal Winner, WNBA, Model, and Sports Analyst & Director of Franchise Development NY Liberty, and President of Cash For Kids Charity.
     
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    Book: The Mind of a Winner 
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    Facebook: facebook.com/SteveCanal
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    HBS 035 Interview w_ Robbie Kaplan -Then Comes Marriage_ United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA

    HBS 035 Interview w_ Robbie Kaplan -Then Comes Marriage_ United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA

    HBS 035 Interview w_ Robbie Kaplan -Then Comes Marriage_ United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA
    Roberta A. "Robbie" Kaplan is an American lawyer. She is the founding partner of Kaplan & Company, LLP, a law firm dedicated to commercial litigation and public interest matters, and an adjunct professor of law at Columbia University Law School. Until July 2017, she was a partner in the Litigation Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
    Kaplan successfully argued before the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of her client, Edith Windsor, in United States v. Windsor (2013). This resulted in a landmark decision that invalidated a section of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), thus requiring the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages. Windsor led to the 2015 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down all remaining state and federal laws against same-sex marriage across the United States.

    United States v. Windsor
    In 2009, Kaplan agreed to represent Edie Windsor pro bono. Windsor's wife, Thea Spyer, had died two years after they wed in Canada, leaving Windsor her sole heir. But because their marriage was not recognized under existing U. S. federal law, Windsor received an estate tax bill of $363,053.
    Windsor went to gay rights advocates seeking redress but could find no one to take her case. She was referred to Kaplan, who later recalled, "When I heard her story, it took me about five seconds, maybe less, to agree to represent her." Kaplan had been co-counsel on the unsuccessful bid for marriage equality in New York state in 2006.
    In a spirited exchange between Kaplan and Chief Justice John Roberts during oral arguments for the case, Roberts alleged that politicians were "falling all over themselves" to support her case. Kaplan responded, "The fact of the matter is, Mr. Chief Justice, is that no other group in recent history has been subjected to popular referenda to take away rights that have already been given or exclude those rights, the way gay people have."
    On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision declaring Section 3 of DOMA to be unconstitutional. Edith Windsor declared, "Robbie Kaplan said, as Martin Luther King said before her, there is no wrong time to seek justice."
    Roberta (Robbie) Kaplan, the founding partner at Kaplan & Company, LLP, one of the few women-led elite boutique litigation law firms has been described as a “powerhouse corporate litigator” and “pressure junkie” who “thrives on looking at the big picture” whether “in the gay-marriage legal fight or high-profile corporate scandals.” 
    She has been selected as one of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers” in the United States, as a “Litigator of the Year” by The American Lawyer, and as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Above the Law.
    In addition to representing large institutional and corporate clients like Fitch Ratings, Airbnb, Columbia University and T-Mobile, 
    Robbie book “Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA” (W.W. Norton 2015),  was chosen by the L.A. Times and Ms. Magazine as one of the top 10 books of 2015. 
    In commenting on the book, President Bill Clinton called Robbie an “American hero.”
    Robbie has received numerous recognitions for her legal accomplishments and charitable activities, including the New York Law Journal Lifetime Achievement Award;
     Financial Times Legal Innovator of the Year; the Columbia Law School Medal of Excellence; as well as an honorary doctorate from the Jewish Theological Seminary.
     
    Kaplan wrote about United States v. Windsor in the book Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA.
    Roberta A. "Robbie" Kaplan
    Kaplan & Company, LLP.
    @kaplanrobbie
     
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    HBS 034 Interview with Peabody Award-Winning filmmaker Garland McLaurin - Pops a documentary web series.

    HBS 034 Interview with Peabody Award-Winning filmmaker Garland McLaurin - Pops a documentary web series.

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR- Garland McLaurin.
    Garland McLaurin is a Peabody-Award winning filmmaker; his love for storytelling comes from its power to artistically explore the complex and conflicting social and psychological layers of people and society. His web series POPS explores fatherhood for African American men and was funded by ITVS Digital and National Black Programming Consortium. He co-directed/produced the Peabody-winning documentary series, 180 Days a Year Inside an American High School and Hartsville that aired on PBS. He served as co-cinematographer on Wes Moore’s Coming Back documentary series, highlighting veterans, and for award-winning documentary filmmaker Yoruba Richen's The New Black (Independent Lens), which explores the fight for marriage equality in the African American community. His other professional credits include field producing on CNN’s Black in America 4, producer/shooter for WAMU 88.5 American University/BET’s special Homecoming: The Killing of DJ Henry. Additional past digital media work includes work for Black Public Media, Time.com, NY Times video division and video editing at the National Geographic digital news division. He holds a BA in Radio-TV-Film from Howard University and an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts graduate film school.
    The Film
    Pops
    Three stories of African American men from different socio-economic backgrounds and regions engaged in the beautiful struggle of fatherhood.
    Pops is a documentary web series about African American men facing the toughest challenge of their lives: becoming good fathers. Pops addresses the reality and challenges of 21st-century parenthood for African American fathers. The media narrative of the deadbeat black father is generally accepted as a fact of life for African American children. Buried beneath these assumptions are the facts of black fatherhood that dispel some of those stereotypes. The web series follows the parenting experiences of Shaka Senghor, LaGuardia Cross, and the Stroman-Iniss family during the course of a year. Each father explores the universal themes of responsibility, nurturing and love. They differ in personalities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and struggles but share the collective experience of fatherhood. Their stories serve to reflect the reality of black fathers in America. Shot in verité documentary style rich with raw, intimate moments, each character reveals what fatherhood looks like in their world.
    CREDITS:
    CHRIS AND SHELTON
    Chris and Shelton Stroman-Inniss, are a same-sex couple who were on the forefront of fighting for marriage equality in Georgia. We follow them as they navigate the world of adoption and parenting as a gay couple by building a support community. Chris and Shelton also explore fractured relationships with their own fathers as they cultivate a relationship between their son Jonathan and his birth mother.
    Follow Chris and Shelton on social media!
    Facebook: @shelton.stroman @cinniss
    Instagram: @sls287
    LA GUARDIA CROSS JR.
    La Guardia Cross Jr., is an online sensation. His YouTube show “New Fatherhood Chronicles” is a fast-growing and influential social network with thousands of followers and millions of views.
    POPS follows La Guardia as he grapples with the reality of being a new father to his newborn Amalah and a supportive husband to his wife Leah. La Guardia learns to balance his burgeoning career with his family responsibilities through trial and error.
    Follow La Guardia at http://www.laguardiacross.com/ and on social media!
    Facebook: @iamlaguardiacross
    Twitter & Instagram: @laguardiacross
    SHAKA SENGHOR
    Shaka Senghor is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of "Writing My Wrongs", a gripping memoir about seeking redemption after serving 19 years in prison. POPS follows Shaka as he gains national recognition for his activism and writing, all the while

    • 34 min
    HBS 033 Interview with Steven Peros - Playwright (The Cat's Meow), Screenwriter, Director, and TV writer

    HBS 033 Interview with Steven Peros - Playwright (The Cat's Meow), Screenwriter, Director, and TV writer

    Steven Peros is an American playwright, screenwriter, director, and television writer. He is the author of both the stage play and screenplay for The Cat's Meow, which was made into the 2002 Lionsgate film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Kirsten Dunst, Eddie Izzard, Edward Herrmann, Carey Elwes, Jennifer Tilly, and Joanna Lumley.
    Additional Film Writing credits include his directorial debut, Footprints (2011), which was hailed as "One of the Ten Best Films So Far This Year" by Armond White, Chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle and was similarly praised by critics Kevin Thomas, F.X. Feeney, Mick LaSalle,and White during the film's initial release. He followed this with The Undying (2011), which he directed and co-wrote, and which starred Robin Weigert, Wes Studi, Jay O. Sanders, and Sybil Temtchine.
    As a playwright, The Cat's Meow had its world premiere in Los Angeles in 1997 and is published by Samuel French, Inc. It has been performed in four countries as of 2013. His earlier play, Karlaboy (1994) also premiered in Los Angeles where it received a Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing. It is also published by Samuel French.
     
    The film takes place aboard publisher William Randolph Hearst's yacht on a weekend cruise celebrating Ince's 44th birthday on November 16, 1924. Among those in attendance are Hearst's longtime companion and film actress Marion Davies, fellow actor Charlie Chaplin, writer Elinor Glyn, columnist Louella Parsons, and actress Margaret Livingston. The celebration is cut short by an unusual death that would go on to become the subject of legendary Hollywood folklore.
    Steven Peros
    Website: StevenPeros.com
    Twitter: @StevenGPeros
    BIO: After working as a produced writer for Film and Stage, Steven recently forayed successfully into Television, selling his first two original one-hour pilots: Dorian Gray to NBC/Universal, and a second to MTV with Relativity TV and Andrew Panay producing.
    His original teleplay for 2013’s A Country Christmas Story, starring Dolly Parton, broke Holiday Season rating records for Lifetime Television.
    Steven is also a noted film historian whose writing on film has been published in MovieMaker Magazine, The Huffington Post, New York's Newsday, Village Voice, and Scr(i)pt. He has contributed BluRay commentary tracks for many classic films. His first book on movies, A Year in the Life of a Film Fanatic: What I Watched. Why I Watched It. comes out in 2018 from BearManor Media. He is a graduate of New York University's Film School and is a member of the Writers Guild of America
     
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    • 50 min
    HBS 032 HBS Interview Miriam A. Hyman - Actress & Hip Hop Recording Artist Robyn Hood - The Three Musketeers at Classical Theatre of Harlem July 7th - 30th / BlueBloods on CBS

    HBS 032 HBS Interview Miriam A. Hyman - Actress & Hip Hop Recording Artist Robyn Hood - The Three Musketeers at Classical Theatre of Harlem July 7th - 30th / BlueBloods on CBS

    Miriam A. Hyman (a Philadelphia native) is an actress/Hip Hop Recording Artist with the moniker Robyn Hood. Her latest EP “For Higher” was internationally released in Dec 2016. She’s a 2016 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship recipient for “Performing Arts”, a 2012 Yale School of Drama (MFA in acting) and a 2011 Princess Grace recipient of the George C. Wolfe Award in Theater.
    Theatre Credits: Vietgone/MTC, Cymbeline/Yale Rep, The Piano Lesson/McCarter Theatre,  Tempest/LaMaMa, Richard III/Public Theater, As You Like It/Two River.
    Film/TV: Most Beautiful Night(2017 Best Film/SXSW), Split, and The Congressman. Hyman currently plays the recurring role of M.E. Emile Cooper on CBS’s Blue Bloods and has appeared on the newest seasons of Odd Mom Out, Master of None, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She’s also appeared on Red Oaks, Unforgettable, Falling Water, The Blacklist, Hostages, 30 Rock, Law & Order, and The Wire.
    Next up: Catch Miriam as D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers at Classical Theatre of Harlem.http://www.cthnyc.org/the-three-musketeers/ 
    The production runs July 7-30th at 8 pm at the Marcus Garvey Park. Tixs: Free
    Tixs: Free
    NYC's Time Out Magazine - "Move over Wonder Woman, there is a new shero in town," says NYC's Time Out Magazine the full write up https://www.timeout.com/newy…/theater/the-three-musketeers-1
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    The NY Times
    D’Artagnan is now a woman, played by the amusingly swaggering Miriam Hyman

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    Miriam Hyman, who plays D’Artagnan with determination, and in doing so, largely carries the play. 

    Hyman’s furious strength as D’Artagnan
    The kinetic Ms. Hyman gives Posthumus a surprising and personalized definition of her own…
    The NY Times
     
      Television Miriam is currently the recurring medical examiner Emile Cooper on CBS’ Blue Bloods. Hyman has recently been featured in the new seasons of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Master of None. She will soon appear in the new season of Bravo’s Odd Mom Out. She’s also made appearances on Red Oaks, Falling Water, Unforgettable, The Blacklist, Hostages, 30 Rock, Law & Order, The Wire, and Conviction.
    Film Hyman is featured in the 2017 SXSW “Grand Jury Prize” winning film Most Beautiful Island written and directed by Ana Asensio. Hyman plays Bikie, a Senegalese French speaking model who bonds with Luciana (Asensio) and encourages her on her journey. The film will have a fall release in cinemas and premiers June 21st BAM.
    Vimeo: MIRIAM A. HYMAN REEL


    Recent Films Split, a 2017 release written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier is the surreal and epic journey a young woman takes to claim her own darkness and sexuality so she can stop putting it into the hands of her abusive lover. When Inanna, a young actress, becomes obsessed with a mask maker, she sacrifices parts of her life in order to win his love. Hyman plays Jill/Ninshubur, another young actress who accompanies Inanna on her mythical plight.
    Currently in Audiobooks/Video Games You can listen to Miriam as she narrates the audio book Queen Sugar by the 2015 NY Times Best seller and Oprah’s Book Club author Natalie Baszile. Oprah Winfrey has produced a series based on the book on her network OWN directed by Ava Duvernay, (Selma) which began airing September 2016. Hyman is also featured in the TellTale video game The Walking Dead Michonne as the voice of Donna.
    “The voice talent, Miriam Hyman was really excellent. I could clearly tell the difference between characters, plus she enunciates beautifully.” Audiobook Reviewer
    “In Queen Sugar ...[the novel] is a sensory experience, a tableau vivant that Baszile skillfully paints in a palette simultaneously subtle and bold. Queen Sugar is a bright and enticing reminder that, sometimes, you can go home.” O Magazine
    Community Outreach: Educate Through Entertainment Recently inte

    • 43 min
    HBS 031 Interview with Sybil Darrow TNT Claws Writer's In-Room assistant! Audrey ( Indie Film) Producer

    HBS 031 Interview with Sybil Darrow TNT Claws Writer's In-Room assistant! Audrey ( Indie Film) Producer

     
    Sybil Darrow - Producer, Writer, "Audrey" and TNT Claws Writer's In-Room assistant! The Hit Show CLAWS on TNT on Sundays 9/8c.  The Claws TNT Show has renewed the series for a second season.
    CLAWS TNT American comedy series cast Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran, Jenn Lyon, Jack Kesy, Kevin Rankin, Jason Anton, Harold Perrineau, and Dean Norris.  www.tntdrama.com/shows/claw
    At the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon in Central Florida, five diverse, hard-working manicurists try to make ends meet in a staid economy while managing perilous personal lives awash in drama. Amidst all the silk wraps, pedicures and polish treatments, salon owner Desna, who lives with and cares for her mentally ill twin brother, leads a staff that includes best friend Jennifer, now sober and raising two kids from a previous relationship; enigmatic Ann, who provides security for the salon; mild-mannered preppy and ex-convict Polly; and Virginia, who becomes easily bored and impatient with her job. Also hanging around the salon are shady redneck Roller; ambulance coach Bryce, Jennifer's husband who is also newly sober; and Uncle Daddy, a dangerous, deeply Catholic and actively bisexual crime boss
    Executive producer(s) - Eliot Laurence, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Janine Sherman Barrois, Howard Deutch. 
    CLAWS Cast on TNT 
    Niecy Nash as Desna Simms, the owner of Nail Artisans, a salon in Manatee County. She has high hopes of owning a much better salon and goes through with the money laundering scheme to get it. She had a relationship with Roller, but when he tried to cheat her out of her earnings, she helped Virginia kill him. It is later revealed that she and her brother, Dean, spent their childhoods with abusive foster parents because of their mother's crack addiction. Carrie Preston as Polly, a redheaded South Carolinian and professional con artist who did time for embezzling money from seniors. She is fiercely protective of Desna, who seems to be the only positive influence in her life. Judy Reyes as Quiet Ann, the salon's lookout, and doorman. She is openly lesbian. Karrueche Tran as Virginia Loc, a former prostitute for Uncle Daddy who Desna hires to work in the salon in order to protect her from her former boss.
    Jenn Lyon as Jennifer Husser, Desna's best friend, and Bryce's wife. She has two daughters. Having already lost more than a few relatives to the consequences of organized crime, she is adamant that Bryce not be part of his family's business. Jack Kesy as Roller Husser, Clay's nephew and a high-powered drug dealer whose death in the first episode triggers conflict between the Hussers and Desna's salon. It is later revealed that he is alive, having been imprisoned by a woman as her slave. Kevin Rankin as Bryce Husser, Jennifer's husband and Roller's brother, who joins the Dixie Mafia to get justice for his death. Jason Antoon as Dr. Ken Brickman, a Lebanese pharmacist who runs one of the mafia's pill mills. He suffers from emotional instability stemming from his failed marriage. Harold Perrineau as Dean Simms, Desna's autistic brother who has a crush on Virginia. Dean Norris as Uncle Daddy/Clay Husser, Bryce's and Roller's uncle and the ruthless head of the Husser crime family. Elvis Nolasco as Detective Chip Laurence, an associate and enforcer for the Husse Sybil Darrow began her career as both producer and star of "Ten Benny" opposite Oscar winner, Adrien Brody, which premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival and was released in theaters in 1998.
    Two years later, Sybil would star once again opposite Adrien Brody in "Restaurant", which takes an unflinching look at racial issues in a busy Hoboken Eatery.
    Soon to follow was a starring role in Chris Menaul's Emmy-award winning Showtime Original Feature, "The Passion of Ayn Rand", as the doe-eyed ingénue who thwarts the celebrated aut

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