Wednesday, July 8

Tag: diversity

Episode 35 – Vanessa Esperanza
actress, horror, interview, life, love, friendship

Episode 35 – Vanessa Esperanza

Vanessa Esperanza is an amazing actress. She is repped by my manager Matt Chassin as well, and I reached out to her when I was casting for my film LOVE ME NOT for Horror House. She is wonderfully kind and extremely talented and I am excited to have her on this week's episode. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6tBXQbvqezzm6lkcppknid Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/yRATnum1MNc Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Vanessa Esperanza is an actress and writer, known for CSI: NY (2004), Roberto (2013) and Silent Cry Aloud (2016). Instagram Twitter https://www.tiktok.com/@sassperanza/video/6726218762212723973 Michael Coulombe on Vanessa Esperanza TikTok https://youtu.be/KQ8zyvQnLwc watch Vanessa Esperanza in LOVE ME NOT
Episode 29 – Candice Callins
actress, interview, life, love, friendship

Episode 29 – Candice Callins

I met Candice through my manager Matt Chassin. We met at a horror festival down in San Diego and the first she said to me was 'I want to die in a horror film; and I want to die in a blaze of glory.' So I said...done! I used her likeness in one of my horror shorts for Horror House but her awesome film is coming soon so stay tuned. In the meantime, listen to us yuck it up, with guest host Richard Trejo. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2hRRI5jnBgAe1srqdUSB5D Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/RcrvszGB2t4 Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Candice Callins is an actress, writer and producer, most known for her role in My Crazy Ex on Lifetime. She was born in Los Angeles, California and started acting at the age of 7 in theatre, performing in plays at school. After ...
Judge vs. Doctor
blog, fear, Society

Judge vs. Doctor

As I write this post it should be known that I am not the most political person. I do not usually write blog posts on political issues as I know there are others who are more informed than I am when it comes to the daily workings of our democracy; however the hearing yesterday between Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, to me, is not about politics; it is neither about Democrats vs Republics but really rather about what is right vs what is wrong. It seems that in this #MeToo era @ChuckGrassley will only be remembered his whole career by how poorly he handled the Kavanaugh/Ford case. #BelieveChristine #wrongsideofhistory — Mimosas with Michael (@MimosasMichael) September 26, 2018 So one thing I have learned about life is that perception is everything. The majority Republi...
Episode 17 – Ryan Kendrick
film, interview, podcast

Episode 17 – Ryan Kendrick

I met Ryan through my friend Taylor J. Martin at the AT&T Shape event held at Warner Bros Studios. I was there networking and checking out new technology, and Ryan was there as an actor - as they allow filmmakers to shoot short films on their lot that weekend for free. Which I LOVE more than anything. Note to self: shoot a short film on the Warner Bros lot next year! So check out my interview with Ryan as we drink mimosas and talk! https://open.spotify.com/episode/5iWN4mIA9jk0ZaBoLhDC87 Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/QvHlID5GGss Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Ryan Kendrick is an American actor born and raised in Northern California. His father is of Persian decent and his mother is American. He studied acting and played basketball at San Diego St...
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...
Homophobia
blog, Society

Homophobia

June 11, 2018 - It is Pride month here in Los Angeles - as well as a few other cities across the US. Last weekend, as it was beautiful and warm here in Los Angeles, thousands of people came out to enjoy the sun, listen to music, and march down the main street of the city in celebration of diversity. In this recent political climate it seems many people feel empowered to not only express their fear of those that are different but lash out physically at them as well. It is very scary that there are those that can do harm to another human and feel no remorse. Or that they feel so privileged enough to attack violently. Growing up gay it was my fear that I would some day be assailed for being who I was. I did not expect to have that same fear in 2018. Neither did Jake Garcia, who was attacked l...
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...
Episode 11 – Brandie Sylfae
actress, film, podcast

Episode 11 – Brandie Sylfae

I am excited to introduce you to another kick ass female this month on our podcast - Brandie Sylfae. You'll definitely have to listen to this episode to find out why she is so truly amazing. I can promise you this....you won't be disappointed! https://open.spotify.com/episode/67qITHuRfCx2oKLsuTSvTd Mimosas with Michael on Spotifty https://youtu.be/b0me1bEh98c Mimosas with Michael on Youtube BIO Brandie Sylfae is an actor, voice over and stunt performer born in Los Angeles, California. As a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do under Chuck Norris, she got her start in martial arts focused roles, including the television series V.R. Troopers and the feature film Bloodmoon. While she still enjoys a good fight scene, she is proud of her recent work as the lead in the body positi...
Interview 6 – Granison Crawford
Comedian, interview

Interview 6 – Granison Crawford

Wanted to introduce you this week to actor and comedian and a dear acquaintance of mine Granison Crawford. I had the opportunity to direct Granison in a very sweet and poignant short film I wrote called The Purpose of Apples. When he isn't acting he is doing stand up comedy - and he took a moment away from his routine to stop by and talk with us. 1. Tell me a little about Granison Crawford, the stand-up comedian? I was adopted, or as I like to call it, “chosen” at five years old, and raised with my sister by a single mom in Oakland California. Growing up I was into comic books, soccer, video games, and Dungeons & Dragons. In school I was always the class clown, so I spent most of my time in detention for making the teachers and my classmates laugh. As a comedian I like to break down my...