Actor Interview: Stan Houston on his role in “Selma” and why he almost walked away from it

Written by: Melody Charles It’s rare to get a memorable acting part in a relatively new acting career, much less one with other certified superstars and singled-out early on for being worthy of an Academy Award, but that’s what STAN HOUSTON has accomplished. Atlanta, GA native with both independent and major project roles to his […]

Filmmaker Interview: RT with “Gimme Shelter” Director Ronald Krauss, Actress Vanessa Hudgens and Kathy Difiore whose real-life work with homeless and pregnant girls in New Jersey inspired the film

Written by: Gordon K. Smith You will find no Hell’s Angels or Rolling Stones in GIMME SHELTER,  the inspirational new movie by writer / director Ronald Krauss, which stars Vanessa Hudgens, again “branching out” from her Disney image (but without twerking).   The fact-based story features the 26-year-old Hudgens convincingly playing a gritty 16-year-old pregnant runaway […]

Filmmaker Interview: Actress Tika Sumpter on Working with Ice Cube and How She Makes it in Hollywood

Written by: Melody Charles As you sit here reading this, actress Tika Sumpter has transitioned from one set to another juggling a variety of film and TV roles, most recently kicking off the second season of Tyler Perry’s ratings smash OWN series, “The Haves and the Have Nots”, and gearing up to promote her starring […]

Filmmaker Roundtable Interview: Meredith Walker & “Amy’s Smart Girls” for Alamo Drafthouse Richardson’s “Tough Ladies of the Cinema”

  Written By: Gordon K. Smith Count on the Alamo Drafthouse Dallas/Fort Worth for a groovy special event every month.  For November it’ was Tough Ladies of the Cinema,  and for their November 17th screening of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, the Alamo teamed up with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, an organization dedicated to helping young […]

Filmmaker Roundtable Interview: Cast and crew of the movie “True Tales” – life and times of Dallas stripper Nancy Myers, aka Tammi True, and her days headlining at The Carousel Club with boss Jack Ruby

Written by: Gordon K. Smith The opening night event of Dallas VideoFest 26 will be the first public screening of TRUE TALES, a production of AMS Pictures, which looks at the life and times of Dallas stripper Nancy Myers, aka Tammi True, her days headlining at The Carousel Club with boss Jack Ruby, through the […]

Filmmaker Interview: Actor / Writer / Director – Louis Mandylor

Interview By: Mut Asheru Louis Mandylor (actor/director/producer) is probably best known for his part as Nick Portokalos in the indie hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding but we’re sure you’ve caught him in dozens of other films and tv shows such as CSI Miami, CSI NY, Relic Hunter and Grace Under Fire to name few. […]

Interview: Denzel Whitaker speaks on his new film w/Taylor Lautner and his career goals

Denzel Whitaker – He’s So Darn Talented Interview By: Le Le Symone Too often these days, the term ‘child star’ has become a double-edged sword, signifying early fame and fortune at first, and then, if they’re not careful, dysfunction, drugs or death. But instead of falling victim to that cliché, Denzel Whitaker transitioned well from […]

Author Interview w/Pam Grier – Foxy: My Life in Three Acts

Interview by:  Melody Charles She’s won fame and acclaim for her film roles, emboldened an entire generation of African-American women on the cusp of a civil and sexual revolution in the 60s and 70s and along the way, survived cancer, sexual assaults and broken hearts. She’s a public woman who has endured the private pain […]

Actor Interview: Actor Leon – Uncovering “The Undercovers”

By: Melody Charles Let’s face it; with over 20 years experience in acting and over two dozen theatre, film and TV roles (The Temptations, Above The Rim, Get Rich Or Die Tryin‘, Waiting to Exhale, Three Ways to Get a Husband, to name a few) to his credit, Manhattan-born sexy as hell actor Leon doesn’t […]

Filmmaker Interview: Actress – Crystal Mantecon

By: Gordon K Smith If you were a loyal watcher of the last season of the Dallas-filmed series “Prison Break”, you no doubt remember a recurring character who was a sultry-but-fake Panamanian nun.  She was played by Dallas actress/singer Crystal Mantecon, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of her in the years to come.  […]