42 episodes

20 year entertainment behind the scenes man, Joe Lorenzo, will talk with guests and discuss their beginnings as an actor, director, producer, parents of talent, singers, influencers and more... tune in for the fun, candor, and nuggets of wisdom!

Some bad language.

Society Talks Joe Society

    • Society & Culture
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20 year entertainment behind the scenes man, Joe Lorenzo, will talk with guests and discuss their beginnings as an actor, director, producer, parents of talent, singers, influencers and more... tune in for the fun, candor, and nuggets of wisdom!

Some bad language.

    Kim Cameron - Interview

    Kim Cameron - Interview

    Kim Cameron and her collective international players Side FX is a high-energy, 2-time Top 20 Billboard chart-topping deep house sound with placements on Billboard Dance Club, Hot AC, AC, CMJ, AAA, DJ Times, FMQB music charts.

    Kim Cameron, who performed twice for the NFL (Giants, Washington Football Team) to over 75,000, performed for the National League (Marlins Baseball), toured across the U.S., Caribbean & across Europe and China. She was also asked to perform at the Xiamen Music Festival in China, receiving an International Exchange Award being the only female asked to perform.

    American Songwriting Award, Best Female Emerging Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Live Performance, Semi-Finalists Song of the Year, Best Dance Song, & numerous music video awards, just to name a few. You can hear her in stores across the globe, on radio & TV (Hulu, Amazon VOD, Bravo, CMTV, Fox Sports, MTV, Discovery, Disney, MUN2).

    Kim was an award winner for her musical 'Her Story' by the New York Screenplay, as well as, the Amsterdam Film Festival. Her first short film 'Carpe Musicam' was selected for the Flickfair Film Festival and distributed on Amazon. She is also the Screenwriter, Director, and Producer for a full-length animated feature film 'Seaper Powers' which has earned +30 awards for Best Soundtrack, Best Screenplay, Best Female Director, Best Trailer, and Best Animated Feature.

    Kim began her Broadcast Journalism major as a radio personality for an FM station, and then moved over to writing for the National Examiner and the Smithsonian. She is the author of a children's book series called Seaper Powers, which has won several literary awards.

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    • 22 min
    Sami Rappoport - Interview

    Sami Rappoport - Interview

    Solidifying herself as a teen star on the rise, Sami Rappoport, aka ‘Becca’ of the 4X-time Emmy nominated hit Hulu series “Pen15” is ready to bring more laughs with the return of the series to the streaming platform on Friday, December 3RD.

    “Pen15” tells the comedic story of middle school seen through the eyes of two 7TH grade girls, Maya (Maya Erskine), and Anna Kone (Anna Konkle) and all the awkwardness of being a teenager. Sami brings to life the sassy and comedic popular girl and bully ‘Becca.’ Throughout the series so far, ‘Becca’ has made life for Maya and Anna anything but easy as they try to fit in with the popular kids and climb the social latter.

    Growing up in Southern California, Sami fell in love with acting, theatre, music and the arts overall at a young age after auditioning for a school play in 5THgrade. From there, she knew she wanted to dedicate her life to the arts and began working towards building her career by taking acting classes and looking for representation. Sami’s first audition was for “Pen15,” and after multiple auditions, she was offered the role of ‘Becca’ for the series. After securing her first gig, Sami went on and also secured on the Brats TV’s series “Sunnyside Up.”

    When Sami isn’t busy in front of the camera or doing schoolwork as she continues her high school career, she loves to spend time with her family and rescue dogs in Orange County. Sami is also a talented musician and loves playing piano as well as the ukulele, which she self-taught as a kid. With many aspirations in multiple fields in the entertainment industry, Sami is also constantly writing on the side for her own music, as well as bits and sketches for potential future projects. While Sami portrays the popular bully on “Pen15” in real life, Sami is the exact opposite and is a part of an anti-bully club. Sami also likes to donate her time and energy into organizations dedicated to rescuing dogs, helping children in need and is a fierce advocate for the arts in schools.

    • 26 min
    Interview - Ajay Friese

    Interview - Ajay Friese

    The hottest and most talented rising star Canadian, Ajay Friese, stars in the finale season of Netflix’s hit TV series, LOST IN SPACE, which premieres December 1st, 2021. Friese plays Vijay Dhar, Victor’s (Raza Jaffrey) son and Penny’s (Mina Sundwall) love interest.

    Friese’s leading role in LOST IN SPACE comes off the heels of his star turn in the indie film RIOT GIRLS, opposite Madison Iseman, which the Los Angeles Times called, “[a] splashy, bloody take on "Lord of the Flies" with a rock 'n' roll spirit.” Ajay also recurs on several TV shows including Max Landis’ BBC series DIRK GENTLY, the CW smash hit RIVERDALE and THE ORDER for Netflix. On the film side, Friese is already tapped to star in the 80’s homage thriller COMING SOON..

    A relative newcomer to Hollywood, Ajay (pronounced ah-jay) is primed to be a true breakout star with his starring roles on both TV and in film. In addition to acting, Ajay is an accomplished singer/songwriter who is gearing up for a Dec. 2021 release of a new song introducing a new sound for this artist with an EP releasing in 2022. In 2020, Ajay released his debut album with Bon Jovi producer Everett Bradley.

    • 23 min
    Ben Mehl - Interview

    Ben Mehl - Interview

    Handsome, multi-talented actor Ben Mehl (“The Good Wife”) is starring in his first series regular role opposite Penn Badgley in Netflix’s popular series “You” which returns for its highly-anticipated 3rd season. Developed by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti, You is based on Caroline Kepnes’ bestselling books You and Hidden Bodies. In the third season, Joe and Love are married and raising their newborn son, Henry, in the Californian suburb of Madre Linda. As their relationship dynamic takes a new turn, Joe continues to repeat the cycle of obsession with a burgeoning interest in Natalie, the next-door neighbor. This time, Love will flip the script to ensure that her dream of having the perfect family will not be torn away so easily by Joe’s compulsive actions. Mehl plays the role of Dante, a confident, independent, but fallible human being who has found extraordinary ways to adapt and continues to be a librarian even after losing his sight. A veteran whose eyesight was damaged, Dante is a dedicated family man with a husband and two stepchildren who longs to expand his family, and delights in helping his friends with their children. Season 3 of YOU premieres on October 15th, 2021 on Netflix.

    Although Mehl plays a blind character, Mehl is not totally blind, he is legally blind. He was diagnosed with a rare genetic form of macular degeneration called Stargardt’s disease which causes one to lose their central vision. He was told the condition was progressive and there was no treatment or cure and eventually his vision deteriorated to the point where he could no longer read normal sized text or recognize faces. This led him to rethink his career, but he came out of this deciding to not let this disease define him but would try his absolute best to learn what it meant to be an actor.

    In order to prepare for role as Dante, a blind character, Mehl trained with an orientation and mobility specialist to learn the proper techniques for using a white cane. At times, he felt like he was preparing for what his future may hold for him. He spent hours observing and taking notes outside a building for blind residents in New York and gained a deep appreciation for the skill it takes to navigate the world without sight. His character was inspired by Sera Gamble’s godfather who was blind and created this character because she believed even those who are blind deserve to be represented. Recognizing his privilege within the community of not being completely blind, it was important for him to do his research and portray this character accurately.

    Born and raised in Toronto, Ben loved to perform at a young age. As a 4th grader, a teacher heard Mehl singing the national anthem at school and recommended he audition for Claude Watson School for the Arts, a public school that required an audition to be admitted. It was there where he explored drama, music, dance, and was an active student joining the swim team, four different choirs, and school shows in addition to being passionate about science and space. He graduated from the University of Toronto where he double majored in Astrophysics and Drama. He proceeded to audition for acting schools and was accepted to NYU’s Graduate Acting Program and Julliard and eventually choosing to attend NYU for his MFA. Mehl is best known for his work in “The Good Wife” and has much experience performing in regional theater in New York and Shakespeare in the Park. In addition to acting, Mehl is also teaching acting, voice and movement for actors in NYC. He has taught Movement and Shakespeare’s Clowns at the NYU Graduate Acting Program, where he received his MFA and teaches Voice and Movement, Physical Characterization and Combat at the New York Film Academy and has also taught at The Public Theater, Red Bull Theater, the Refugee Youth Summer Academy, the New School and as a private coach. Fun fact: Mehl is an extremely talented beatboxer!

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    • 21 min
    Tarah Who? - Interview

    Tarah Who? - Interview

    Tarah Who? Well, “she” equals “they,” and “they’re” a power duo masterminded by grunge-punk sage Tarah Carpenter, a firebrand front-woman who channels explosive emotionality into rousing anthems. “I’m really sensitive to things that happen around me, and I love studying psychology and human behavior,” Tarah shares. “When I write, I seek to process personal stories and news stories through these perspectives, but in a way that’s relatable to everyone.” Tarah exudes a spiritual centeredness that is poetically aligned to the origins of her name. The name “Tara” in Buddhist lore refers to the “mother of liberation,” an apt archetypal reference for such a strong and shamanistic female artist. Tarah Who? recalls 1990s alt-rock and grunge’s tradition of balancing integrity with tuneful song-craft. Entries in the Tarah Who? oeuvre sit nicely alongside Alanis Morissette, Foo fighters, The Distillers, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Spinerette. Tarah Who? is a in every sense of the phrase, bonded together by telepathic musical interplay and profound interpersonal connections. In addition to Tarah, drummer/backing vocalist Coralie Hervé. Previously, Tarah Who? has released two full-lengths, three EPs, and one single of raw punky rock n’ roll. The duo’s output has garnered plaudits and earned feature-story coverage from GIG Radar, Kill The Music, La Grosse Radio, Loud Stuff, Moshville, Music Connection, Muzak, and The Ring Master, among other outlets. It’s a remarkable feat for an unsigned band to make such waves in the biz, but Tarah Who?’s incendiary live shows and snarling sing-alongs are hard to ignore. Even alt-pop goddess Alanis Morissette’s guitarist Jason Orme has given a big stamp approval to the group, co-producing and playing guitar alongside Tarah on the recently released EP’s, Half Middle Child Syndrome,64Women and the single to be release in November 2019 Pantomath. With a stable lineup, and a dynamic rhythm section that can effortlessly shift from scorched-earth rock to tender balladry, the duo is embarking on a halcyon era ushered in by its current EP, 64 Women.

    Tarah was born in France and began smashing away at the drums at just 14, ignoring those around her who suggested she try her hand at a more “ladylike” musical pursuit. Willful, and somewhat stubborn, she honed her chops, forged her own creative path, and branched out to bass, guitar, singing, songwriting, and producing (she produces the band’s music). After a fateful move to Los Angeles, Tarah made her solo debut as Tarah Who? at a warehouse party. It was a gig she found on Craigslist, and it proved to be the perfect opportunity to share the songs she had been writing privately. Up next, the duo will be promoting the new single, Pantomath and coming back from their tour, they will be working on a new EP.

    The Ladies of Tarah Who? Are fired up, inspired, and tighter as friends and musicians. Inclosing, drummer Coralie Herve offers this final thought: “When I first met Tarah, it floored me how bold she is; I felt this exuberance and fire from her. It reminded me of why I play music in the first place.”

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    • 21 min
    Owen Atlas - Interview

    Owen Atlas - Interview

    Acting alongside legends Kevin Kline and Melissa McCarthy in THE STARLING, young actor, Owen Atlas is a force in Hollywood in drama, comedy, voiceover and even stunt work. Owen is a multifaceted actor that can shine in many ways and his resume already includes acting alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Timothy Olyphant, Daveed Diggs, Adam Scott, Evangeline Lily, and Sally Field.

    Atlas recently starred in another Netflix film as Evangeline Lilly’s son Lucas, opposite Adam Scott, in LITTLE EVIL. Lilly (playing Samantha) is the woman of Gary’s dreams (played by Adam Scott), who discovers that her six-year-old son, Lucas, played by Owen, may be the Antichrist. Up next, he will appear in the upcoming film BREATHING HAPPY, the film that follows Dylan, a recovering drug addict on the eve of his one year sober anniversary, which happens to be Christmas Eve. Owen plays a young Dylan in the film.

    In addition to acting, Owen is an award-winning black belt martial artist as well as a master swordsman and stunt kid. Owen has trained with Mike Chat, founder of the prestigious Xtreme Martial Arts (XMA). Mike discovered Taylor Lautner and trained a young Jaden Smith for The Karate Kid. Owen did stunts on the Netflix comedy series “I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson.” At six-years old, Owen competed in Taekwando as a tiny tiger, earned his black belt at age eight and competed regionally and nationally. There was a very desirable children’s seminar coming through Vegas featuring Mike Chat, founder of XMA Xtreme Martial Arts (a performance-based mix of dance & martial arts).

    The multi-faceted actor and newcomer is one to watch. The Las Vegas-based actor is destined for a career in entertainment, both for his acting and stunt work.

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    • 21 min

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