Wednesday, July 8

Tag: women

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
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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...
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...
The Richard Wilmore Show
actor, actress, film, interview, life, love, friendship, videos

The Richard Wilmore Show

June 8, 2018 - I am a feature guest on The Richard Wilmore Show with Kateria Cozias. It was a video interview via Skype and I wasn't 100 percent prepared so I didn't get too dressed up! It was nice to talk about the podcast (as well as my own personal projects.)  Thank you Richard so much! It was a pleasure being on your show. The show is 30 minutes, two interviews that are 15 minutes each. I am the second interview. Please check it out! We look forward to having Richard on our show too! https://youtu.be/vCJHAclUC48
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...
Episode 7 – Eric Vollweiler
film, Film Festival, life, love, friendship

Episode 7 – Eric Vollweiler

We start off the new year by having mimosas with film festival promoter Eric Vollweiler. Listen as we talk about movies, love, Tinder, eHarmony, JWed and film festivals. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6o9hjuzJ6wJo1iKNpe10ZS Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/lO_POKLJ0UE Bio: Eric is based in Upstate NY and has been producing and marketing film festivals, conferences, movie premieres, parties at major film festivals and concerts in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Utah, Connecticut, Boston, New Jersey, Manhattan, Albany and Buffalo since 2005. Some of Erics Credits include the Saratoga Springs International Film Festival, New York State International Film Festival, Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival, Garden State Film Festival, Boston International Film Festival, Si...
Episode 2 – Dee Wallace
actress, life, love, friendship

Episode 2 – Dee Wallace

Famed actress Dee Wallace of E.T the Extra-Terrestrial as well as Cujo, The Howling, Critters, and the Hills Have Eyes stopped by to have mimosas with us. We talk about the importance of women in horror as well as great stories of working with such directors as Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and Joe Dante. Come enjoy Mimosas with Michael and Dee. BIO: This attractive, happy go lucky blonde actress, educated at the University of Kansas and a former ballet soloist, first broke into both TV and cinema screens in the mid 1970s and through her appearances in several well remembered horror and sci-fi films, and Dee quickly gained a cult following among the fantasy film fans. Poor Dee always seemed to be on the wrong side of some malevolent person or evil creature....she was pursued by a clan o...