United Shades of America

I became acutely aware of Bell when I stumbled upon his episode and interview with the Imperial Wizard of the KKK during his first season. I thought anyone brave and bold enough to have that conversation has my full and undivided attention.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

There are three things in life we have no control over…How we come into this world, What human beings become our family and how we depart this realm.   For decades, scientists had been collecting tissue samples from patients without consent, searching for cells that could live outside the human body.  In 1951, Henrietta Lacks…

Born In China – Interview with Producer Roy Conli

  It’s Earth Day y’all and  Disneynature’s is right on time with the release “Born in China” hitting theaters today  I’m so excited for you all to see this magnificent piece of art on-screen. Ever wonder how filmmakers are able to capture animals in their natural environment? Well, Producer Roy Conli broke it all the…

UNFORGETTEABLE

Back in the day, a little film called “Fatal Attraction” had the male population petrified of having an affair. Really, would you want your psychotic side piece snatching your kid, cold calling your wife or come home to find the family pet boiling on the stove?

Baddest and Blackest Hot Tickets at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

One of the things I love about the Tribeca Film Festival is that I can get in all my favorite festival flicks and knock out a few  Broadway shows before the Tonys take over Manhattan!!! Often referred to as the “sister” of the Sundance Film Festival held at the top of the year, one can…

Unforgettable – Interviews with Dawson, Heigl and Cheryl Ladd

This was by far the most fun I have ever had at a press junket!!!  Why?  Girl Power Baby!  It was a room full of women discussing real issues like mental health, unrealistic expectations on women to be perfect, women’s intuition, the unconditional love of a mother and so much more. Kinda not the discussion…

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI 40th Anniversary Celebration

Moderated by Amy Ratcliffe (host of “Lattes with Leia” podcast), fans in attendance enjoyed a conversation about strong female characters central to the Star Wars universe and how they have inspired generations of fans; panelists included: Dave Filioni (executive producer Star Wars Rebels), Ashley Eckstein (“Ahsoka Tano”), Tiya Sircar (“Sabine Wren”) and surprise guest Daisy Ridley (“Rey”). The three actresses were surprised on stage with the reveal of their new Adventure Figures by Hasbro from the just-announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny. As part of the reveal, fans were treated to a sneak peek at the first animated Forces of Destiny short, which will launch on Disney YouTube in July 2017.

BORN IN CHINA

In celebration of Earth Day, DisneyNature releases “Born In China.” This remarkable documentary is narrated by John Krasinski and takes audiences on a breathtaking journey into the wilds of China.

TCM Classic Film Festival 2017: Make ‘Em Laugh – Comedy in Movies

Robert Osbourne was the heart and soul of Turner Classic Movies, so it was no surprise that the festival was dedicated in his honor. Osbourne, who passed away a month ago, hosted many of the shows seen on the Turner Classic Movie Channel along his colleague Ben Mankiewicz. It goes without saying that his presence was sorely missed, but Mankiewicz with much grace, elegance and respect picked up the torch to host the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood.

TCM Classic Film Festival:  Conversation with Oscar Winner Lee Grant

A member of the famed Actors Studio, Grant got her big break in the Broadway play “Detective Story”. When Billy Wilder adapted it for the screen, only Grant and two of her Broadway co-stars would make the move to Hollywood to re-create their roles – Joe Wiseman (Dr. No) and Michael Strong. When asked about how she approached her acting career as a young thespian, she simply stated, “I was such a Jewish Princess…that’s one reason why I said YES to everything”. Thanks goodness she said yes to Detective Story. Not only did she get her first Broadway show, but snagged a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role as the mousey shoplifter.

TCM Celebrates Legendary Actor Michael Douglas with Interview From the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced that legendary actor Michael Douglas will attend the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival for a pair of major events. On April 8, Douglas will sit down with TCM host Ben Mankiewicz for an in-depth interview about his career at the legendary The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre as part of the annual Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival series. In addition, the Oscar®-winning icon will participate in a discussion following a screening of the 1979 thriller The China Syndrome, which he produced and starred in opposite Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon.