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N. CHUCK BROWN on PAFF 2019 and Other Entertainment Gems!

4 Feb

C. Nathaniel Brown is a multi-award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, author and publisher. He is a bestselling author of 12 books, including the Shift Happens Then You Live series. He has won numerous awards for his movies and screenplays, including Best Screenplay for Miracle’s Baby; Signs; and Tying Up Loose Ends. His feature film, Chi Nu Legacy, features popular actors Dorien Wilson and Cocoa Brown and addresses the topic of campus sexual assault. His company, Expected End Entertainment, prides itself on producing content that impacts the world under the theme Entertaining, Educating and Empowering.

 

BANGS Media: CHUCK, Congratulations on Your Major Wins and Recognition at the Notable Film Festivals; Pan African Film Festival and Charlotte Black Film Festival and Many Others I Have Left Out. Seeing as How You are a Wealth of Wisdom, I Have a Few Questions From My Readers that are Interested in Your Expertise…Care to Share?

Chuck: I like talking about this stuff so… lol….Lets Go!

BANGS Media: okay :>)

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When Did You First Discover Your Passion for Directing? (Age, Era)

I began writing poems and short stories when I was about 4 or 5 years old and told my mother I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. So, storytelling has always been a part of my DNA. But it wasn’t until much later in my professional career as a newspaper reporter that I discovered directing. When I thought back on all of the notes and ideas I scribbled on napkins, paper bags on loose leaf paper, I could hear myself saying, “One day, I’m going to put this in a movie” or “One day, I’m going to put this on television”. I knew that I wanted to tell my own stories and the stories of others.

What Notable Directors/Producers Did You Look to As a Barometer or Standard? If Any. 

Wow! My list of writers, directors and producers whose work I admire is quite extensive but I grew up loving legal and crime dramas so Steven Bochco, producer of shows like L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues, and Columbo, would be the first producer that comes to mind. Later, I began to study the works of directors Spike Lee, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese and Ridley Scott. And now, that list includes writer/director Aaron Sorkin, Ava Duvernay and Barry Jenkins.

What Advice Can You Offer to Creatives who desire to Be (Produce or Direct)? in the Film/TV Industry, but Struggle with the Decision of Leaving Their Traditional 9 to 5?

There are three nuggets of advice I would give creatives who want to write, direct and/or produce for film or television. 1. Know what it is you want to do. 2. Study what you want to do. 3. Do what you want to do. There are not many overnight success stories, so it’s probably going to take a lot of work to get to the point you desire. But if you determine to make is happen, quitting is the only thing that can stop you. Commit to the process, overcome the hurdles that will come, and continue to work toward your goals. You probably will need to start the process while you have a 9-5 until your passion becomes your 9-5 and beyond.

Do You Anticipate Directing any TV Series to Add to Your Catalog of Films and Movies? 

I am excited about the opportunities on the horizon for myself and my company, Expected End Entertainment, to write, produce and direct my projects and the projects of other creatives. I have three films currently on the 2019 film festival circuit. We are also in post production on my second feature film, Same Spot, and have two other features scheduled for production and two television series we are pitching to networks and streaming services. The future is bright and I am excited to be creating it.

BANGS Media: NOICE! (In My Bernie Mac Voice lol)…

As Much As I Would Love to Interrogate Our Dear Friend, Chuck Brown…You Will Have to See for Yourself!

Be Sure to Follow Him TODAY and Stay in the Know of His Entire Catalog, as I am certain of his Astronomical Range!

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STILL STANDING & STEPPING OUT

3 Oct

Drea Kelly TO SPEAK AT THE STILL STANDING ALLIANCE’S 7TH ANNUAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS PURPLE AFFAIR. … Andrea “Drea” Kelly, the former star of Hollywood Exes, recently broke her silence addressing alleged abuse from her ex-husband, R&B singer R. Kelly. Drea is not only a survivor of Domestic Violence; she is an advocate of domestic violence awareness. … Drea Kelly will deliver the Inspirational Address on October 6th at the Still Standing Alliance’s 7th Annual Still Standing & Stepping Out, Purple Affair @thestillstandingalliance – a benefit event that celebrates survivors of Domestic Violence and honors the community leaders, supporters and advocates who serve them. …

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Taking Flight by Ambassador/Actress Bridgette!!

6 Sep

                                       Behind the Lens……………

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“Are You Living or Simply Existing”

 

 

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BEHIND THE LENS…..Shattered Series

21 Aug

FILMMAKERS CORNER

Behind The Lens

THEY LIED TO YOU!!!!!

Your Voice is Extremely Significant to The TV/Film Movement.

Come Have a Seat at the Table of the Women’s Filmmakers Corner…….

We’ll Explain How and Why……………….Okay?!

  •      Conversation is Necessary
  •      Movies and TV is Evolving
  •      Imperative to Educate through Story Telling

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WOMEN on the RISE ATLANTA

12 Jul

Omegia Meme Keeys talks…..

Content Creator, About Face Media,

Shattered, Behind The Lens…..

Whats Next!

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20 Jun

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Doing It My Way..Actress Nina J

8 May

Nina J is an American Actress, native of San Jose, California, with a Passion for the Stage. Currently residing in Atlanta, GA, Nina J is rumored to have the “Green Light” to becoming a household name in TV/Film & Theater.

Nina J is extremely devoted. She was convinced that her acting abilities would yield her many fetes but her commitment to being a Mom took precedence. Leaving her daughters for someone else to raise was simply out of the question. Nina refused to pursue her Love for acting until her daughters’ begin college. She did not want to face the inevitable challenges of juggling her trusted assignment as a mother with acting. After being instrumental to her daughters’ success, Nina would explore her divine Purpose and Lane in the Acting/Film Industry.

Nina J’s natural Theatrical Range is drawn from her many life experiences. Her life changed forever with the reassurance that she is not on this journey of life alone. Nina J attributes her inspiration from her Mother. Her mother’s tenacity to Challenge Any NO was/is MIGHTY! Nina also seizes her opportunity to connect with people, books, paintings, sports and most important, The Creator.

In addition to being a Leading Thespian, Nina is a reputable Professional Certified Life Coach, Human Resources Business Partner and a Published Author. Nina J stands out! She can’t be labeled as 1 person having only 1 gift. After identifying how to balance and employ her gift, Nina would intentionally serve her colleagues (who sought their purpose) with truth, as well; she would further her training to develop deliverance on Stage and in TV/Film.

Nina J became a student of the Arts. She trained under notable Acting Coaches; Robert Conner, Dwayne Boyd, Donald Grey, Tommy Ford, Tasha Smith and Jemal McNeil. Studying various techniques from acting classes and workshops has allowed her to be cast in roles portraying young and older characters. In fact, she received accolades for her portrayal as a Teenage girl, raped by her mother’s friend.

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Nina J’s catalogs for Serving the Stage would include, ‘Saints on Trial,’ Samson’s Way, (Award Winning for the Best Play at the Atlanta Black Theater Festival) Life as a Teenager, and The Best Lesson. Her ability to captivate the audience was staggering!

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Not only has Nina J invested in her acting career through Theater, Acting coaches, and workshops, she took a nontraditional route by shadowing and collecting information as she served roles as a background actor on Tyler Perry’s Have and Have Nots and CW’s The Originals. Her extension of training is constant as she blends each chronicle in her formula of teachable moments. Nina J appeared in Atlanta Law and had her break out role in the Independent Film, Muse.

Nina J understood timing and was keen to ‘creating the person you want to become through the choices you make.’  She coins the concept of “Doing It My Way”, solid in her stance of never compromising!

Through out her voyage, she learned and appreciated true authenticity, rather than living life by chance. And conversing daily with the Higher Power, she seeks to remain in alignment with his Direction.

Nina J keeps in Rotation a Few Favorite Quotes as Reminders:

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“Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of yours, Never downplay someone else’s accomplishments by justifying that behavior with your opinion, and Outcomes are not promised- Don’t make a choice based on the outcome in order to get what you want to receive”. Nina J epitomizes Peace, Passion, and Purpose as she embodies her roles and executes her next Levels. Her Aspirations as an Actress are to Continue bringing Life to Stories and Stories to Life!

To Follow Her Journey:

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Secrets of SUSTAINED, by Jamall Rashaud

1 Feb
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UnMatched! Rasheda L Randle

28 Jan

FB_IMG_1517156481345Rasheda L Randle, native of Indianapolis, IN, is an American Actress and Filmmaker; accomplished in the areas of Directing and Producing Films with Highlights in Theater. With experience birthed from early childhood, predating to 5 years old; Rasheda began her writing journey and later exploring her Gifts as an Actress and Producer- collectively over 10 years.

Having Such a Vibrant Buffet of Exposure to Life and Culture- Overall; Rasheda L. Randle has become a World Renown Household Brand.

Rasheda was “ahead of her time”. At a very young age she knew the Divine calling on her life was to be a Creator. What she would later learn was her Ultimate Assignment would be to Lead and Create Opportunities for Many!

Rasheda is inspired by adversity and anyone who have to overcome it, to achieve their own Personal Goals.

Her works and accomplishments as a youth would include but not be limited to writing with the Young Author’s Program and Book-It, sponsored by Pizza Hut. She would later go on to Winning Writing Contests!

After high school, Rasheda pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/TV/ Film, and an MBA in Marketing and Human Resources. She also advanced her commitment and became a Graduate of the New York Film Academy.

Rasheda remains to be a Student of Life.

As Rasheda’s Purpose was to use her artistry, talents, and gifts in an effort to give back to others; She decided to relocate. Having met Los Angeles along the way of her expeditionary learning; she would soon make Atlanta, GA be her Home and Hub of which to build her Brand!

Focusing on her talents,credentials, and what she felt her budding acting peers would need; Rasheda launched her company, Ivy League Productions/Consulting and she is the Creator and Instructor of The Actors Roundtable Workshop. The platforms she has created was designed to assist the beginning Actor or Filmmaker in All areas of Entertainment.

Rasheda’s decision to build her vision for making films in Atlanta was metamorphic. Her work ethic was unmatched. She begin to see the fruition of her laborious hustle. Rasheda’s colleagues trusted and admired her effort and detail to quality. It did not take long for the rest of the acting circuit to catch on and want to be part of her regime.

Rasheda broke down barriers! With a catalog of movie scripts, monologues and other projects; Rasheda produced Love and War, Heartless, and was lead Actress in, one of Amazon’s Best Top Sellers, Things My Daddy Should Have Told Me. As Rasheda carried on her vision she progressed as a filmmaker by entering her Movies in Film Festivals throughout the United States. She is recognized as a Renaissance woman. Having won awards with TPN Film Festival (Feb 2016, Dec 2016 for Best Actress) and The Peachtree Theater Awards (Artist of Influence) are just the beginning of her Dynasty!

Possessing a plethora of training and experience in Acting, Rasheda remains vibrant and goal oriented! She Owns her ability to deliver a crisp presentation! Rasheda is a former TV Reporter and serves as an event Host. She studies and aspires to work closely with Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay, Ryan Murphy, and Kevin Hart. Rasheda also has a burning passion to portray Mamie Till in a film centered around the life of and after Emmett Till. Rasheda’s long term goals in the Entertainment Industry are to land a contract with Prime Time TV, Act in Horror films, and use her influence to generate opportunities for other actors

She has branded in her heart quotes: “I can accept failure, but I cannot accept Not trying”- Michael Jordan, “To Accomplish Great things, we must not only act, but also Dream, Not only plan, but Believe”- Anatole France, and “I can do All things through Christ, Who strengthens Me”- Philippians 4:13.
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It is blatantly evident the magnitude of consideration Rasheda has for her friends, family, and peers. Parallel to her ambition to serving the Acting circuit; she also plans to Open and Operate a non profit for functional and nonfunctional addicts (with detox, rehabilitation and transitional living) as well as her own Traveling agency- making Dubai her Voyage!

Rasheda L Randle is Certainly a Force to be reckoned with! Goals are Endless as Rasheda believes Life is a Gift and she is Determined to Show Gratitude through her Platform.

Stay Tuned to See What’s Next in Rasheda’s Amazing Journey!

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