Wednesday, July 8

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Hiatus
life, love, friendship, New Year

Hiatus

Happy 2019 everyone. Wanted to say thank you to everyone for the love and support you showed us in 2018. We are excited to bring you new shows in 2019. We were in a small hiatus - but as of today, January 8, 2019, we have recorded new podcasts and interviews We moved back into the studio of Richard Trejo - and will also be having live in-studio guests as well in our North Hollywood studio and plan on having fun and informative and inspiration guests this year. We are also revamping the show a bit; even working on a new theme song. We hope you like it! A toast to an amazing new year!
Gateway – the series
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Gateway – the series

My friend Michael Prieto with gambitONE studios just launched a new trailer for his series called GATEWAY. I have directed a few projects for gambitONE before and saw this trailer and loved it. We took a moment to talk to Michael about this new project. Gateway, is a series, created and directed by Michael Prieto.  The pilot is in production but they are  currently in talks with two (2) different networks  (we are definitely excited about that news!) The inspiration for Gateway came from past experiences and of wanting to tell a story about a broken person who risks everything to know their truth only to find a truth they didn't want to hear. The projected date is summer of 2019. So keep an eye out...and check out the trailer below: https://www.facebook.com/gatewayseries/videos/272778390...
Pay Equity Study at IA Local 871
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Pay Equity Study at IA Local 871

The film union, IATSE Local 871, did a pay equity study earlier this year that was just released, showing how female dominated positions within the film industry are paid less on average - because they are female! In this politically charged climate, it is important to understand the value of each person. It is important to understand the value of everyone no matter of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. When comes to the work place, qualified recipients come in all kinds of packages - and having a bias means you are losing out on valuable workers. I am part of this union, made of up script supervisors (continuity), production accountants, production office coordinators, assistant production office coordinators, art department coordinators, teleprompters, and recently script coo...
Interview 20 – Chris Roy
book, interview, writer

Interview 20 – Chris Roy

He was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 18. Now he is an author and a tattoo artist while living at the Mississippi Department of Corrections. 1. You are in prison? How did you get there? How long have you been there? And how long is your sentence? Yes. I was in the drug business with a Vietnamese street gang and had a disagreement over money with a ranking member. We were both teenagers, and not very bright ones. A fistfight occurred and he died from injuries. I've been incarcerated since January 6th, 2000, over half my life. I'm 18 years into a life sentence that gives me parole eligibility when I turn 65 years old. 2. Explain to me the process of writing your book? Story ideas come to me from conversations with people. Usually during banter that includes sick humor, fun threats...
Interview 18 – Nightmarish Conjurings
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Interview 18 – Nightmarish Conjurings

So I am a contributing writer for a horror website called Nightmarish Conjurings, created and managed by Shannon McGrew. With the site I am able to watch movies, review them, attend events, and interview filmmakers and actors - but this time I thought it would be great to interview Shannon herself! 1. How was the website Nightmarish Conjurings born? Answer: It was honestly by accident. Four years ago I had just finished reading Stephen King's "It" and was furious with certain aspects of it. Some friends suggested that I start to blog to not only talk about that book but also my love for the genre. I never thought it would be go anywhere and to my surprise it has. 2. Why do you think the genre of horror is so popular? Answer: I think people like the rush. When watching horror a lot of the ...
Interview 11 – Dianna Ippolito
film, interview, Producer, writer

Interview 11 – Dianna Ippolito

The Oscars this year were by far the most diverse I have ever seen - in my honest opinion. It encompassed black, white, gay, straight, women men, and even transgendered. We do have a long way to go, yes, but we are definitely heading in the right direction. So this weeks interview is with Dianna Ippolito who has written and is directing her first feature film; a psychological thriller called Close Your Eyes, next month, April, near San Diego, California. 1.  What was your inspiration for this script? I’ve done quite a few short films as a writer/director and producer and realized that it was time to make the leap into directing a feature. Making any kind of feature film is difficult, no matter how big or little your budget is. So, knowing that I would have to find investors and do some cro...
Interview 10 – Michael Coulombe
gay, interview

Interview 10 – Michael Coulombe

On Monday, March 19, 2018 my life changed. In reality though it really changed on January 11, two months prior when, on that beautifully warm day in Los Angeles, I passed out while driving on the 134 freeway. Thankfully I was stuck in traffic. If not, I could have crashed or hit another car. I was on the phone with my business partner Taylor J. Martin. I believe the incident happened shortly after that. But let me begin at the beginning. I worked out that morning - the morning of January 11, 2018. Finally decided that I wanted to do more cardio than I normally do. I usually focus more on weight lifting. For some reason, that morning, I didn't. I felt good, left the gym with a spring in my step. Came home, made a pot of coffee, had a light breakfast and went to my room to get some work don...
My Feisty Life
Dancer, film, Review

My Feisty Life

Thank you to our guest Burgandi Phoenix, from podcast episode 10. She did a sweet shout out about our show (and her episode) on her blog 'My Feisty Life.' Thank you Burgandi for the wonderful and kind words. I am truly grateful and I am glad you had a great time! https://myfeistylife.com/guest-mimosas-michael-podcast-awesome/ Read the blog here
Interview 9 – Danny Martinez
interview, Wrestling

Interview 9 – Danny Martinez

I ran into Danny on Instagram a year back. I was impressed by his flair. We chatted and became online friends. I was fascinated with him being both gay AND a wrestler. I mean, that is something you never - if ever - hear about. So this week I would like to introduce you to Danny Martinez, also known as DJ Summers. 1. How do you feel about being known as a gay wrestler? I knew right off the bat I couldn't hide the fact that I'm flamboyant, so I decided to embrace it. at first I was afraid people wouldn't take me seriously because I am gay, but thankfully the locker room and fans embraced it. I've never been seen as a "side show" gimmick either, which I hope I never get booked as that. I always tell people yes, I may be gay but that doesn't determine how I am in the ring. I won't ever try to...
Interview 7 – Taylor J. Martin
actor, film, interview, life, love, friendship, Producer

Interview 7 – Taylor J. Martin

This week I present to you my dear friend and producing partner Taylor J. Martin! 1. Who is Taylor J. Martin the man? Well, I would say that I am a man who is consciously present. I love meeting new people, I love seeing new places, and I love the simple things in life. Half of me is warm, kind, care-free, understanding and forgiving, and the other half of me is focused, logistical, persistent and pursuant. Win me over with great food, great sunsets and great company. 2. Who is Taylor J. Martin the filmmaker? I love everything filmmaking. The challenges, struggles, and failures to the accomplishments, achievements and successes. I love bringing together a team in making a story come to life. I love seeing how a story can influence and effect an audience. I love the emotion that is evoked ...