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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 45 – Dana & Rory Ogden
actress, Comedian, horror, interview, life, love, friendship, podcast, Producer, Science Fiction, writer

Episode 45 – Dana & Rory Ogden

Dana & Rory Ogden are mother and daughter. We are part of the same management team - and they are up to some fun stuff, including a fun feature film, that I had the chance to be involved in! https://open.spotify.com/episode/2WAoMotNgrdK4I5zCffP8X Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/DNiYyf-dkyM Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIOS Dana Olita-Ogden Dana Olita headed out to California for her daughter Rory’s acting career. Along the way she started writing screenplays. One day she decided to do an open mic to see if people thought her Mob Comedy screenplay was actually funny. She was promptly booked at that venue and than others from there. She currently performs in clubs all over LA. Rory Ogden Teen actress Rory Ogden headed west for C...
Episode 27 – Jake Red
film, interview, life, love, friendship, New Year, podcast

Episode 27 – Jake Red

So it's 2019 and I am off of hiatus now and starting to record new podcast episodes. So I thought I would start this year off with my good friend Jake Red. He is someone I will be working with a lot in this upcoming year - so I wanted to introduce him to you - my audience! https://open.spotify.com/episode/0asqk8AE5CMGr8idflpByG Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/7V6Sd7Y148k Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Jake Red is an actor, known for Handy Dandy (2019), Already Lucky and Higher Education: Principles of Gasnier (2019).
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...
WhedonCon 2018
Convention, Science Fiction

WhedonCon 2018

I attended my first sci-fi convention this month: WhedonCon. A Whedonverse convention by fans, for fans, while raising money for charity. (The Lupus Foundation of America in memory of Ron Glass to the AL Wooten Jr. Heritage Center.) I have to say that I am not the biggest fan of sci-fi as I am for horror, but I did enjoy this convention. In it's third year it's still growing so it's not at the stage yet where it's so over  crowded that you can't talk to fellow convention goers or vendors or that the lines are so long when you wait for the panels. It is, however, nicely attended and I found that the fans of the convention were just as much fun to talk to as the celebrities! Held at the Warner Center Marriot in Woodland Hills, California it's a nice venue. Plenty of parking, which isn't over...
YouTube Channel
blog, interview, videos

YouTube Channel

So one of my goals for 2018 is to grow the YouTube page for the podcast. I do upload each podcast to SoundCloud - and sub sequentially link it to the website so you can see all the links and pictures of each guest; however, I do also upload it to YouTube to help bring in a younger audience - with the hopes of creating a larger listenership. Plus YouTube is a different platform and I want the podcasts and videos to be available. Recently, with the podcast, I have been attending more conventions and screenings and premieres and have been putting together fun videos. (Okay, well I think they are fun anyways.)  Between our social media - Twitter and Instagram - and those that follow our posts might not be aware that there is more fun content on our YouTube page, so I wanted to direct you over...
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...