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REP Your Act 2019

13 Mar

                                                          REP YOUR ACT

Rep Your Act is a Competition for all-age Demographics (projected to Grow Nationally) allowing Artist to Represent their Talent, whether it be song, dance, acting, performing monologues, comedy and etc. #RepYourAct2017 and #RepYourAct2018 were Huge Successes. Past winners and contenders are set to be the next generation of Talent to take TV/Film to Unseen Levels.

Approaching #RepYourAct2019, anticipation has grown! This exhibition is known to create more working relationships. Atlanta actors and Industry Professionals will have access to vetted Fresh Faces; trained by the Best acting coaches. And beginner filmmakers as well as public will have opportunity to network with Atlanta’s Who’s Who!

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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!

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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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“I’m Every Woman…Its All In Me” -Chaka Khan

20 Jun

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Raising the Standard to the Unsung Truth ……….Omegia Keeys

22 Feb

18238523_10211459720142330_5534644034860001756_oOmegia Meme Keeys, native of Michigan City, Indiana, is an American Writer, Director, Producer and Author who exudes much Strength and Intentionality. Above all, Omegia is a Matriarch of Truth and Change. She boldly tackles contention and uncomfortability as a challenge, but more-so to dig and create worlds that wouldn’t normally be told from a person of color’s perspective and therefore holds the Banner of a Content Creator!

Omegia’s Purpose is to Inspire others!

Reflecting back to the late 70s and early 80s’, Omegia was very animated. Before the age of 10, she would create New worlds with her Star Wars action figures and when people would visit, Omegia would hand them an entire script to Act out the roles. Although, Omegia never conceived the height of her imagination (to her, she was just having FUN); this would be the start of her Dynasty as a Filmmaker!

Omegia attributes her tireless activism for making a difference in her work and personal journey to her Mother, JoAnn Johnson. JoAnn is her biggest supporter and Inspiration. She is an Activist who lived through the Jim Crow and Civil Rights era. Omegia was fortunate to learn of her mother’s march for voting, women’s rights, and other injustices with American political leader, Fannie Lou Hamer. The wisdom Joann portrayed caused a Great combustion with Omegia! Her need to be the Voice for so many Unsung Truths grew immensely!

In addition, JoAnn is also a well known Farmer in her home town, growing healthy produce and feeding the less fortunate. JoAnn has always pushed Omegia to strive for Excellence and taught her to Never take No for an Answer. She took grave responsibility in teaching Omegia HER history as well as serving others. As Omegia would explore new ventures (even during adolescent years) she would recall her mother’s words, “a NO means work around it- Until you get a YES.”

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Truth is, Omegia didn’t have the luxury of being Mediocre. Her mother had already set an Incredible Standard! And having such a rich foundation, it was inevitable that Omegia would relentlessly pursue each goal!

By No means, aborting her (then) hobby to create world’s with her script-writing, Omegia would discover another passion, Running! With her blended natural ability to compete, her discipline, and visions that she too could one day be an Olympic runner, Omegia would go on to lead competitions throughout cities around the world. She never allowed her status of being a minority in this sport to overshadow her way of thinking. Omegia ran track from the 7th grade through college. She kept in mind affirmations her mother spoke into her, (to Never give up-even when she felt defeated) and other African American women who Dominated in track.

I met many celebrity runners, one in particular, Jackie Joyner Kersey- who I observed had asthma, but proved to be very successful. It definitely boosted my confidence because I, too, coped with asthma. In conjunction to Jackie Joyner Kersey and my Mother being an inspiration, I undoubtfully admired my sister, Teresa Brown. She was a Beast. She is 7 years older. I would go to her track meets and run along side her. I wanted to be as good as Teresa. I cried when I broke her 1st record. Periodically, I would even slow down to not surpass her time. She would go on to give her blessing for me to UNLEASH the Fire!”

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Omegia was indeed a Fire Runner! She would brave the most difficult tasks knowing she did her absolute best! Omegia exceeded her own expectations, going on to Win Awards: 9 Time Missouri Valley Conference Championship, Pan Am Games Bronze (Argentina), All American and State Championships and more.

As if her plate wasn’t plentiful, in the interim of her triumph of competing, Omegia also managed to be Extraordinary in her Academics! She graduated with honors from Indiana State University with a BS in Criminology and Minor in English Literature.

As philanthropy was rooted in her at an early age, Omegia joined Sigma Gamma Rho Fall of 1995. She would embark a new Sister hood. Driven as Omegia was with each task that was presented, she was equally dedicated to serving her community. The harmonious connection with her sorors would Only help to further her cause in actively serving and being assertive for the Unsung Truth!

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Being instrumental in the Community was just a portion of how she displayed her kindness. Omegia felt she had a greater assignment. After college, following her Father, GM Keeys‘ footsteps, she enlisted in the Military; with a total of 16 years to date. She served her 1st six years in the Air force as an Intelligence Analyst and the remainder in the Army as Human Resources/Personnel. She also worked at MEPs (Military Entrance Processes Station), as a Recruiter. 2 out of the 16 years, Omegia was IRR (Inactive Ready Reserve). She is Audacious and extremely cultured. While serving, Omegia saw and experienced many parts of the world. Unbeknownst to Omegia, her record of events would be the catalyst to the Heroic woman she is today!

The military allowed me to have unfathomable laser point focus. I can do many things in a short amount of time!”, says Omegia.

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Intentionally keeping a journal (to clear her mind and help her stay focused) while being in the Military, Omegia would eventually establish and publish her catalog: (2006) Passionate Playmates, (2007) Seduction.com, and (2008) Can You Keep a Secret. Having received raving reviews from returned and new fans, Omegia would be encouraged to continue writing novels. Omegia was/is a gifted Author who possess power and the ability to deliver conviction! The demand for Omegia, the Author, had grown astronomical! Writing was an addiction. In a short period of time she he had written over 30 books! Being well received by her peers in notable Writing Guilds as well as her fans, Omegia would win awards for Readers Favorite and Conversation Top 25, National Black Books, Best Seller in 6 Titles and many others.

Omegia was unmatched in her tenacity and had an unquestionable amount of belief that she could master anything she put her mind to! Shifting from full time service in the Military to now being a best selling Author, Omegia would relocate to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue her life long passion of being a Content Creator. Shortly after becoming a resident, a friend who also served in the Military took interest in Omegia’s writing style, becoming a starved fan. He would make it his mission to harass her with encouragement! He spoke candidly when holding her accountable of her irrefutable talents. He would urge her to bring her novels to TV/Film. Omegia later discovered her military friend had an ulterior motive, he was an Actor. It wasn’t a bad thing, though; Omegia heeded his words and in 2012 she wrote her novel, Domestic Seduction. After writing Domestic Seduction, it evolved into a script. The “Floodgates” would then open and be the invitation for Omegia to Reintroduce herself, as Omegia, the Filmmaker!

In 2014 Birth of ABOUT FACE MEDIA

About Face is a Military term and My life is Exactly that. I’m making an About Face into my Greatness!”

Omegia had grown a sense of admiration for other notable black filmmakers. She would be notorious for taking notes every chance she got. Omegia was self taught. Her methods for learning were sometimes unorthodox but extremely effective. Omegia became a student of the Art. She had a PHD in “Google-ology”, never shy or afraid of watching tutorials. Relative to producing films, a compilation of her mother’s early teachings and other life experiences would ultimately set the tone for Omegia- in how she would establish and build rapport with other Industry Professionals.

In 2014 Omegia launched About Face Media. It would be the central hub to house her many projects. Being authentic and true to her goals as a filmmaker, Omegia would work many Productions (behind the scenes) as a way to fund her projects as well as learn from other Directors and Producers. She had a habit of keeping “the Notebook” while working as Stand-In. Omegia is a proven team player, but when on set- she is all about getting the work done! If there was ever pause in her job- she would focus on “the Notebook”. Oddly, people would gravitate towards her. The Notebook had a life of its own, causing “Heavy Hitters” of the Entertainment Industry to take notice and become a fan! Omegia recalls having worked on set of Nashville. Actor, Director Mario Van Peebles was magnetized by her writing style. He too had his own Notebook. It was of no surprise that he would give her the “nod” of salutation. He was one of the many well-known Filmmakers who took interest.

And Then IT happened…………

I had the opportunity to work on The Originals. We were filming at a Very Creepy House. While Most Folks Sat Inside to Stay Warm, I Opted for the Light, Outside. Director, Rob Hardy walked by me a few times. My Notebook caught his eye! He grabbed it from me, Man was I Nervous! I had No idea what he would do with it. Even when I was called into set, he didn’t say a Word. At the end of the night he returned my notebook with notes. One that read, “Never Give Up and I Better Not Sell This One.” That Very moment let me know that I am really meant to do this.!

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In addition to working on the Originals for 3 consecutive seasons, Omegia served Production for The House with a Clock in its Walls, Hunger Games, Marvel’s Black Panther, Hidden Figure and countless others. While working, she also wrote and produced Donors (derived from her previous novels). Omegia is definitely well known in the Atlanta acting Circuit for creating Worlds of Opportunity for Many actors. Her recent Premiere of Domestic Seduction is rumored to have reached massive audiences! This would generate sales as well as provoke fans of Amazon to become instant supporters. Omegia has since written The Brown Girls Guide to Good Credit. She has also Written and Directed From Jim to James Crow, a Social Documentary, projected to be one of the most controversial projects she has ever Created.

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Omegia is also in Pre-production of her films, Shattered, The Lure and respectively looks forward to cultivating precision with (earlier scripts) Donor Series, and Delta Dogs, near August.

As fruitful as Omegia’s resume is, she continues to strive for excellence! Omegia plans to leave a legacy-her family would be proud of. She maintains her integrity in any manner of service she provides; whether its philanthropy, empowerment or film making. She understands the level of responsibility with the baton she carries. Her goals are to continue Creating content without permissions for African American voices to be heard (by any means necessary)! She also believes and is a reflection of “When people show you who they are, believe them.” -Oprah Winfrey. Omegia is relentless in carrying out Each task until completion!

Get Use to Seeing This Name, Omegia Keeys, Content Creator, as You Cannot Know Her Without Being exposed to a New Standard to the Unsung Truth!

 

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ACT LIKE A PRO Magazine (Behind the Scenes)

6 Sep


Entertainment Professionals
Tell All…………..

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Rising Star /The Exception

30 Jun

Brenda Smith Dubone is THE Exception.

American Actress/Host/ Model, Brenda Smith Dubone is known to be THE Exception!

Brenda is a Memphis, TN Native who relocated to Atlanta Georgia in 2013. After having been a veteran of the City of Memphis for 22 years, Wife (Divorcee), and Mother who raised 4 children; Brenda strategically executed her life long passion of working in Entertainment.

No matter the facet; Acting, Modeling, Singing, etc, Brenda deliberately was in execution mode!

Brenda was wise beyond her years. She learned at the early age of 5 about her gifts. Being extremely shy- she would only sing and dance for family. Later, in her middle school- aged years she experienced one of the most frightening moments of her life! Brenda learned that an opening at her school choir would soon be available. But the only way to be considered- she would have to audition in front of several of her peers. Thankfully, Mrs. Annie Barrett allowed her to sing to her (in a private setting). It was of No Surprise- how Brenda would WOW the entire Choir department with her colorful and mature vocals.
This gave Brenda the confidence that would help navigate her throughout her journey. Brenda later began giving private vocal lessons; teaching songs and harmony.

As an adult, Brenda Blooms in her Purpose. Being an example to others; showing them “with Faith in God, hard work and determination, it is Never too late to live out your dreams- No Matter What They Are and How Old You Are”!

Having Been Led By God w Purpose and Time, Brenda Surrounded Herself with People Who Authentically Understood Her Vision. People Who Epitomizes ‘IronSharpensIron!’ A Live Broadcast, “He Said, She Said”, Chef Competition: Laughter for the Soul (Food), AmicaAnd2Girls (Red Carpet Host), an Annual Fashion Show, “Ageless Beauty” are All Leading House Hold Brands, Brenda Has Come to Love and Attributes the Climax of her Career to her Dear Friend and Business Partner, Media Matriarch and Owner of TLA Agency, Tina Bridges.

Brenda continues to challenge herself, daily. She is proud to be in the position to add value to herself- by studying her craft. Brenda has taken multiple Acting Workshops in Atlanta, GA: Rated ETA, Dugout Studios, Rhavynn Drummer and a Production Assistant workshop at Pinewood Studios. Brenda also attributes sharpening her skills as an entertainer to the many Appearances she has made on TV. She has Served as an Actress (Multiple Seasons) on Fatal Attraction, The Originals, Domestic Seduction, Captain America 3, Wimpy Kid the Long Haul, Spider Man Home Coming, The Last Full Measure and Still Managing to Book Commercial Print Ads (Treasure Bay Casino)/Brand Modeling for Many Notable Photographers and Magazines. Brenda’s also had the opportunity to take great notes along side Veteran Actor, Samuel L Jackson, and Stand-in for Rapper, Producer, Queen Latifah (Miracles From Heaven).

As if Being Mother, Actress, Host, and Full Figured Runway Model isn’t enough; Brenda stretches belief in her dream to become a world renowned Writer. One of her favorite quotes, “I do what I can, while I can, because tomorrow is not promised”! With each obstacle there is a blessing. Brenda has been the exception to what society deems to be the perfect recipe for success. Instead she has used her shy-ness and many other stones to build her massive catalog. And with a goal to continue to inspire others she also plans to humbly bask in her accomplishments with family and friends.

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27 Jun

Sunny is an Actress, Producer, Writer and Philanthropist.
She enjoys inspiring others. Sunny believes her life to be an example. And is predicated by the Laws of Attraction; ‘Whatever Energies you exude in the Atmosphere are certain to return.’

Balance is and has been Key while in Pursuit.
Sunny works as a mentor for youth with hopes that she could one day pass the baton. And She host an Actors Prayer Breakfast Quarterly.
Sunny embraces the Journey of an Actress and learning New levels of her artistry.

She seizes each teachable moment in this expedition; while anticipating production for her Own Film Project. She is looking forward to sharing special moments and accomplishments with her family.

RISING STAR

23 Mar

Richard “JR” Reynolds

Richard JR Reynolds aka JR is a budding actor who through his notable deeds; exceeding beyond commitment to his community earns as well as qualifies him for accolades as ‘World Renowned’ in Arts and Entertainment.

Richard’s hefty buffet of experience and ability to create and nurture relationships helped to navigate him in his purpose. “To be a light in darkness; by BEING an example to men and women of All ages- that Success can be obtained if we all work hard”.

Richard has 16 plus years of training in several facets of the Arts. He is a Worship Leader and Gospel Recording Artist with a heart to attract Many. He also is a distinguished Play write, Musician/Composer, Acting and Vocal Coach.

Attributing much to his foundation of biblical upbringing; JR has always been innovative and generously “paying it forward”.

He is the Co-Founder of Nicey’s Heart of Restoration (Non-Profit for Battered Women/ Arts for Children). JR is also founder of Eagle Vision Productions (Providing a platform to singers, actors, dancers, etc through Stage Plays and Artist Showcases). One of Richard’s proudest, most rumored performances as a Play write was in Atlanta 2016; “Love All It Takes”, sold out and expected to soon release tour dates!

JR is definitely one to be reckoned with. He proves through his daily actions that perseverance should be approached with much intentionality. Not only is he methodically balanced with philanthropy and Theater; he has allowed himself to be a student of the TV and Film Industry. Making appearances as background, stand-in, supporting and featured roles has/is sharpening his skills. Richard has had the opportunity to be featured in David Talberts, Almost Christmas, A Question of Faith with Kim Fields and Greg Alan Williams, NETFlIX, Come Sunday (Bishop Carlton Pearson) and more. He has also made appearances on Atlanta Live, Gospel Touch with Daisy McGrew and BJ Releford.

It is of no surprise the magnitude of success that Richard will encounter on his way Up! As he effortlessly gives of himself, he believes there is an abundance of wealth and

“What God has for You is for You”.

As Richard continues to evolve in his craft his goals as a professional Actor/Entertainer are to go as far as God Allows, helping Everyone within his power to be the BEST them.

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