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Episode 46 – Brantley J Brown
fear, film, gay, horror, interview, life, love, friendship, podcast, writer

Episode 46 – Brantley J Brown

Brantley J Brown is my writing partner. We have written many scripts together! We were even hired to write two scripts together so far. He has been on the podcast before but this is the first time he has been on the show by himself! So I figured it was time you all met Brantley! [and I apologize for the poor wifi service] https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Vlnsiuk18fo8WEgVe1wt5 Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/KY38YpHYjo8 Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Brantley J. Brown is a screenwriter who lives in Southern California. He is engaged to his boyfriend of four years and is the father of three children; Jacob, Kaden, and Madison. He majored in Media Arts & Animation through the Art Institutes of Pittsburgh and does freelance graphic de...
Episode 22 – Ben Patrick Johnson
life, love, friendship, podcast

Episode 22 – Ben Patrick Johnson

I had the pleasure of meeting Ben Patrick Johnson a couple of years when he came and did the reading of my Latina themed script You Can Call Me Eve. He is such a wonderful person, with wonderful energy, and an amazing voice - since he is a well-known Voice Over artist. So I asked him to stop by and have mimosas with me. Well I had the mimosa, he had water!   https://open.spotify.com/episode/5y28fXgG8e4uSLYP0WAaJF Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/FcTrAG_iph0 Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Ben Patrick Johnson is one of the top trailer/promo voices in Hollywood. Recent trailers include My Little Pony Movie, Trolls, Boss Baby, Mike and Dave, Peanuts Movie, Woman in Gold, Big Eyes, Book of Life, and the Oscar-winning Philomena. Johnson is also the author of fi...
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 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 2 – Brantley J. Brown
interview, writer

Interview 2 – Brantley J. Brown

For my second interview I wanted to introduce my good friend Brantley. I am always admired by anyone who drops everything to move across country to follow their dreams. I know it isn't easy - and I know that fear can be debilitating; often times keeping people from pursuing the one thing that makes them happy. So meet Brantley J. Brown: 1. So what made you pick up everything from Tennessee and move to Southern California? I think that a lot of people, at some point in their life, stop and have a moment of reflection. They evaluate everything they've done and accomplished. Some find they are right where they want to be, and some find that they still have so much left in this world to do. I definitely am one who found that I hadn't done nearly a fraction of things that I wanted to do in my l...