It's rather rare to catch Black Thought aka Mr. Tariq Trotter doing solo interviews. The talented Mr. Trotter is visually known as the lyrical frontman for the Legendary Roots Crew but compared to Questlove's omnipresence in the media you would almost assume Tariq was nothing short of a hermit. It's not everyday you get some interviews where he speaks on upcoming solo projects & what's going on with his life. Check out the interview with Uber Urban as they catch up with Tariq as he speaks on doing a hip hop blues album, lifestyle changes, & more.
New York NY - There's a brand new hot and innovative show that caters to the entertainment and film world called the Online Movie Review Show. The show's creator Adrain Washington is a producer, director, actor and the president of No Deals with the Devil Filmworks. He had a wonderful concept percolating in his head about movies, DVDs, documentaries. His formula has created a positive stir for those who have had the opportunity to view the first episode. "I'm happy that this show can be seen worldwide on the internet. It's beautifully shot and executed with three great hosts who happen to be African Americans," says Washington.
Adrain love of filmmaking lead him to be one of the hosts of the Online Movie Review Show. For the west coast host, he cast a lovely actress, model and filmmaker named Brigid Turner. Brigid has worked in the film business as a music video and short film director, assistant film director as well as a choreographer. "I average going to the movies twice a week, so when I was offer the job to review films on this brilliant conceptualized show I was very excited," says Turner.
For the east coast host, Joe James. James brings a wealth of experience to the show as an actor, filmmaker, author,writer and former co-host of Literary Living on the Black Family channel. The show aired in 3.5 million homes in 2007 - 2010. "I think this is a great vehicle for filmmakers and hopefully be a catalyst to help get more movies green lit with African Americans actors and writers. I love watching movies as well as making movies. This was right down my alley," James said.
The Online Movie Review Show was design for viewers to enjoy a filmmaker's approach to reviewing movies, DVDs and documentaries. "It's a show that's humorous, fun and enjoyable to watch," says Washington.
Plano Children's Theatre is hiring theatre directors, acting teachers, and choreographers. Prefer degree in field and/or extensive experience. Must enjoy educational theatre and have late afternoons open for teaching, directing. Paid positions.
NOW HIRING ACTING COACH: The Actor's Scene is looking for an energetic, upbeat experienced actor/actress to teach on-camera acting classes to kids and adults one day a week to start with room to add more days. On- Camera experience is a requirement.
This is independent contractor basis and compensation is based on experience. The ideal candidate would have film or tv credits, and be active in the industry. Teaching experience is a plus but not required.
Candidate should possess an engaging personality, be good with kids, teens and adults, highly dependable, trustworthy, have strong verbal skills and be able to give constructive helpful feedback in a positive way. Our studio emphasizes strong morals and values and believes that acting can be taught in a positive, uplifting environment with clean wholesome scripts.
Interviews will be next Wednesday, June 15 from 6:30pm to 9pm. Final selections will have second interview Thursday June 16 between 4 and 6pm.
WE ARE LOCATED IN BUFORD GA, 25 NORTH OF ATLANTA. If you don't want to drive out here, please do not submit your resume for consideration.
Interested candidates please email resumes. If selected for interview, please bring your headshot/resume with you. We are located at 4484 Commerce Dr, Ste A, Buford GA, 30518.
If you are selected for an interview, we will EMAIL you a time for June 15.
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BEIJING - Shanghai soon could have its own world-famous New York University film school instruction on NYU's first campus in China.
NYU, which opened a branch of its Tisch School of the Arts in Singapore in 2007 with Oliver Stone as artistic director, will, in the fall of 2013, open a liberal arts college in Shanghai set to include classes in the cinematic and performing arts, the college said on Tuesday.
NYU Shanghai, where classes will be taught in English, eventually will enroll 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, about 40-50 percent of whom will come from within China, NYU president John Sexton and provost David McLaughlin said, calling it a "degree-granting portal campus within NYU's global network."
The Shanghai campus, which Sexton and Shanghai mayor Han Zheng broke ground for on Monday, will complement an Abu Dhabi campus opened in 2010 and a study abroad program NYU has run in Shanghai since 2006 with East China Normal University (Huashida, in Mandarin).
NYU Shanghai "is a major step in [China's] higher education reform," Sexton and McLaughlin said in an email sent to students and alumni.
The new school, where the yet-to-be-announced faculty also will teach art history, biology, business, economics, finance, history, literature, math and social sciences, will encourage students "to engage in critical analysis and open inquiry," Sexton and McLaughlin said in their email.
This liberal, Western mode of instruction could prove new and challenging to the latest generation of filmmakers in a country where box office receipts jumped 64 percent in 2010 to hit $1.5 billion.
The NYU Shanghai campus will be located not far from the 2010 World Expo site in Pudong, on the east side of the river that bisects the city of nearly 20 million people. It will be created in partnership with the Pudong district government, the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and East China Normal University, or Huashida, as it is known locally.
NYU Shanghai "is the first such university to receive the approval and support of the Ministry of Education along with the Shanghai Municipal government, and the first to be established in a major Chinese city," Sexton and McLaughlin said.
NYU Shanghai officials could not be reached by telephone or email for more details. A woman who answered the phone there but asked not to be named referred queries to New York, and said faculty currently teaching film classes at NYU's study abroad program at East China Normal University were not necessarily going to teach at NYU Shanghai.
"The question of staffing and recruitment hasn't been worked out in great detail as far as I know and it remains to be seen how and when the current NYU-Shanghai program located on the campus of Huashida will be integrated into the new campus," Andrew Field, an NYU study abroad professor, wrote in a blog post about the groundbreaking.
For hints at NYU Shanghai's possible future plans, Tisch Asia in Singapore -- where Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps director Stone is but an occasional visitor -- offers three Master of Fine Arts degrees within the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television: Animation and Digital Arts, Dramatic Writing: Film and International Media Producing.
Dr. Pari Sara Shirazi, president of Tisch Asia, said in an email to THR that she understood NYU Shanghai as an "undergraduate liberal arts program" and "not a performing and cinematic art school."
"I do not believe they will have an Oliver Stone counterpart in Shanghai. Rather, they will have stellar and high-ranking academic faculty," said Shirazi, who added that she hoped that Tisch Asia and the NYU Shanghai campus could collaborate and exchange faculty.
TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) – Is he or isn't he? Quitting acting, that is.
Friday night, the maddeningly enigmatic Joaquin Phoenix will be in the spotlight as the Toronto International Film Festival unveils Casey Affleck's "I'm Still Here," the is-it-real-or-is-it-an-elaborate-put-on documentary about Phoenix's self-proclaimed retirement from acting to focus on a hip-hop career.
Cutting through all the fog, one thing is clear: Hollywood has not given up on Phoenix, and he has not turned his back on Hollywood. Any talk of his retirement definitely is premature.
Although Phoenix has not signed up for his next role, he recently was in negotiations to star with Jeremy Renner in "The Raven," an indie period thriller centering on Edgar Allan Poe. Phoenix would have played Poe to Renner's police detective, but the deal fell through last month when Renner moved on to do "Mission: Impossible 4." The Poe role went to John Cusack.
"Raven" was the closest Phoenix has come to boarding a movie, but there have been other close calls. He was in talks to star with Sean Penn in "Genius," which centers on the relationship between literary editor Max Perkins and young novelist Thomas Wolfe. Phoenix was eyeing the showy role of Wolfe.
He also circled "The Sitter" and even got a real offer from Fox to play a drug dealer in the Jonah Hill comedy about a college student who is talked into baby-sitting the three misfit kids next door.
Why Phoenix never went for the roles is unclear, though if there are germs of truth in "I'm Still Here," his complicated relationship with the craft of acting and its attendant celebrity could be a factor. The whole mystery took on an extra layer of complexity Thursday when word circulated that an impostor was tricking fans by hitting the fest's red carpets and pretending to be Phoenix. The only problem with the reports is that there had been no independent sightings of the impostor because no red-carpet events had taken place.
When reached for comment, a publicist for the impostor -- yes, even impostors are required to have publicists -- responded, "You be the judge"; he said his client claims to be the real Phoenix; and he predicted that there would be "a showdown" at the movie's screening when the two Phoenixes come face to face.
While his camp would not comment on projects he has not signed for, some speculate he could be waiting for the release of the documentary, which Magnolia opens Friday in select North American theaters, before jumping back into his acting career with both feet.
Speaking of feet, there is one role to which Phoenix is attached: that of a foot and shoe fetishist who also is an amazing footwear designer in the indie "Big Shoe." Those who have read it describe the script, which combines dramatic and comedic elements, as "out there but cool." The project -- to be directed by Steven Shainberg, who tackled fetishism with 2002's "Secretary" -- has not assembled financing, so who knows whether Phoenix will do more than dip his toe in it.
Nation's Premier Showcase For Urban, Ethnic and Multicultural Cinema To Be Held in New York City on September 23 - 27, 2009
NEW YORK - The Urbanworld Foundation and BET Networks today announced its call for entries and 2009 dates for The 13th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival presented by BET. The cable network's involvement marks the second year of an ongoing strategic partnership with the nation's largest competitive multicultural film festival. Urbanworld will be held September 23-27, 2009 in New York City. HBO returns as Founding Sponsor.
Submissions are now open through June 26, 2009, and must be accompanied by an official Urbanworld Film Festival submission form available at UrbanWorld.org or WithoutABox.com. Urbanworld's competitive categories include narrative feature, narrative short, documentary feature, documentary short, screenplay, new director's award and audience award.
"As we embark on our 13th year, we're thrilled to continue our powerful collaboration with BET as the premier festival showcase for multicultural cinematic expression," explained Stacy Spikes, founder of Urbanworld. "Our mission to exhibit bold, new filmmaking by diverse artists is strengthened by BET's comprehensive support and unwavering commitment."
"We are thrilled to partner with Stacy Spikes and the Urbanworld Film Festival for a second year," said Janet Rolle, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for BET Networks. "Last year was an amazing experience, as this festival brings both the BET audience and some of our key marketing partners closer to the new wave of emerging talent in film and entertainment. We are looking forward to the upcoming slate of films and are proud to be the presenting sponsor."
Selected films will be judged by a panel of industry professionals and will compete for Grand Jury Awards in the categories of Best Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Screenplay and Director to Watch. Attendees will determine the Audience Award
Wannabe a TV star? Head to the open casting call for the tween sitcom "The Wannabes," which will begin filming in Michigan starting next month.
The series -- a fictional adaptation of an actual pop group called Savvy -- follows six tweens who dream of pop stardom. The open casting call will begin at 2 p.m. May 13 at the Radisson Inn, 39475 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills.
The announcement was made today by Ferndale-based S3 Entertainment Group, and Kathy Remski and Rose Gilpin of Real Style, a talent and extras casting agency in Clawson.
S3 Entertainment Group is a production and production services company that will co-produce the series with Texas-based Stern-LaMaire Productions.
People of all ages, sexes and backgrounds will be considered for various on-screen roles, but they will specifically be looking to cast youth between the ages of 9 and 15, with previous acting experience or a ballet proficiency on pointe. Other roles to be filled include...click to continue reading
Up and coming R&B artist Jazmine Sullivan, a recipient of five Grammy nominations, takes a leap into acting with her first film role to begin shooting in April.
The Philadelphia singer/songwriter has a plum role in director Anthony Hemingway's "Red Tails," reports Billboard. "I play a singer who entertains soldiers," says Sullivan, who will appear in the movie alongside current touring partner Ne-Yo. "I'm really just entertainment for them, but I kind of get a little relationship going with one of them. So that's very exciting."
"I used to act when I was younger, in little plays," adds Sullivan, who attended Philadelphia's Creative and Performing Arts high school. "It never was really...click to continue reading