Category Archives: The Spotlight

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The Spotlight: Ileane Smith Podcaster & YouTuber #259

Episode 259 we talk to Dustin Ferguson. Known for producing, directing and editing sequels and remakes of the horror films of yesteryear, namely “Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor”, “Camp Blood 4 and 5”, “Nemesis 5” and “Ghosthouse”.October 24, 2018

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/186115548931811/

Hosts
Kinte @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteF
J Corina Francis @FollowingBliss1 https://twitter.com/FollowingBliss1

Guest: Ileane Smith @Ileane https://twitter.com/Ileanehttps://ileanesmith.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ileane/

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The Spotlight: Dustin Ferguson #258

Episode 258 we talk to Dustin Ferguson. Known for producing, directing and editing sequels and remakes of the horror films of yesteryear, namely “Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor”, “Camp Blood 4 and 5”, “Nemesis 5” and “Ghosthouse”.October 24, 2018

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/541126436301483/

Hosts
Kinte @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteF
J Corina Francis @FollowingBliss1 https://twitter.com/FollowingBliss1

Guest: Dustin Ferguson @theonlydirtyd/ https://www.instagram.com/theonlydirtyd/https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4341114/

On Born October 16th, 1982 in Dodge City, KS. Ferguson has owned and operated several film distribution and production companies since 2007. Known for producing, directing and editing sequels and remakes of the horror films of yesteryear, namely “Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor”, “Camp Blood 4 and 5”, “Nemesis 5” and “Ghosthouse”. In the last several years he’s directed nearly 80 music videos for such artists as “Lords of Acid”, “The Egyptian Lover”, “My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult” and a viral video for German-outfit “KMFDM”. He’s been published in Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Horror Hound, CVH 1st Class and Artmove Magazine. Dustin now resides in Murrieta, California and is represented by The Williamson Management Company.

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The Spotlight: Halloween 1978 (review) #257

Episode 257 we review Halloween 1978. 10/17/18

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1626688297435561/?active_tab=about

Hosts
Kinte @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteF
J Corina Francis @FollowingBliss1 https://twitter.com/FollowingBliss1

Guests:
King Pengvin @Kingpengvin https://twitter.com/Kingpengvin
Joshua Chitty @SemiCoreJosh https://twitter.com/SemiCoreJosh

Halloween
R 1978 ‧ Mystery/Slasher ‧ 1h 41m

On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.

Release date: October 25, 1978 (USA)
Director: John Carpenter
Featured song: Halloween Theme / Main Title
Budget: 325,000 USD
Box office: 70 million USD

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The Spotlight: Harley Wallen actor/filmmaker #256

Episode 256 we talk to actor/filmmaker Harley Wallen. 10/10/18

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/491012901398001/

Hosts
Kinte @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteF
J Corina Francis @FollowingBliss1 https://twitter.com/FollowingBliss1

Guest: Harley Wallen @HarleyTheSwede https://twitter.com/harleytheswede

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6136445/?ref_=nmmd_md_nm

Multi award-winning filmmaker and actor Harley Wallen has starred in over 40 feature films and TV shows with legendary stars such as Tom Sizemore, Tara Reed and John Savage among many others. He started his journey as a Martial Artist early with Judo at age 7 and is now a 5th degree black belt.

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The Spotlight: Taiisha Bradley Celebrity Publicist #255

Episode 255 we talk to Celebrity Publicist & Creative Strategist, Taiisha Bradley. Taiisha is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Founder of Rutherford County Black Business Network in Middle Tennessee. 10/5/18

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/341531633084837/

Hosts
Kinte @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteF

Guest: Taiisha Bradley @TaiishaBradley https://twitter.com/TaiishaBradley http://www.taiishabradley.com/ https://www.instagram.com/taiishabradley/

About Taiisha Bradley:

My name is Taiisha Bradley, and I am a Celebrity Publicist and Creative Strategist.

I provide strategic and creative information, tools and resources that inspire, guide, and publicize entrepreneurs.

What that means is I teach you how to leverage the power and reach of publicity so you can share your gifts and purpose with the world, allowing you to create and live the lifestyle of your dreams. Sign up for my brand spanking new, self paced online workshop,” Instant Authority!”

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The Spotlight: Dr. Fasi Khurram Producer/ Director #254

Episode 254 we talk to Producer/ Director Dr. Fasi Khurram @Dr_Fasi ‏CEO of AWAAZ Productions Inc.. Fasi created World Film Festival & WFF Signature Awards. This festival and awards ceremony is a national non-profit composed of a number of voting writers, directors, actors and cinematographers, that acknowledges the strides made in the industry towards diversity. 9/3/18

Hosts
Kinte @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteF
J Corina Francis @FollowingBliss1 https://twitter.com/FollowingBliss1

Guest: Dr. Fasi Khurram @dr_fasi https://twitter.com/dr_fasi http://www.awaazproduction.com/

Dr. Fasi Khurram-

First, accept the fact that no press release can do the tremendous accomplishments of Dr. Fasi Khurram justice. Fasi is a noted producer, line producer and upcoming director for a diverse array of low budget movies. Fasi isn’t just a personality; he’s a force of nature.

As CEO of AWAAZ Productions Inc. USA and to further the cause of diversity, Fasi created World Film Festival & WFF Signature Awards. This festival and awards ceremony is a national non-profit composed of a number of voting writers, directors, actors and cinematographers, that acknowledges the strides made in the industry towards diversity. Fasi has been invited by & proposed by Dame Munni Irone to merge her Art 4 Peace Awards with the World Film Festival & WFF Signature Awards to make a complete package with more diversified categories for the participants from the world and from different diversified talents or skills which he will give a World Platform to. This includes placing Hollywood, Bollywood, Chinawood, Latinwood and Nollywood communities under one roof or one platform. Fasi has been working closely with Hollywood, Bollywood, Tollywood, and Kaliwood celebrities as well as as celebs from Nepal, but not limited to the international ones such as Chinese, Russian, Afghani, Vietnamanese, and Mexican celebs. Fasi believe that a good team always bring success and he developed the relationships with his consultants as his team who have more than from 10 to 30 years of experience in production and distribution nationally and internationally who constantly advise and support him on every step he takes. Yet throughout his illustrious career in a very challenging and competitive field, Fasi has always retained his heart of gold. Even when growing up in India, the young man was known for his caring heart. and He excelled at soccer and started playing since his childhood and later played in college and in major tournaments at the national level in India by representing Andhra Pradesh in 1994.

Also Fasi has earned an MD from the Russian State Medical University (Moscow- Russia), was Executive Director of Marketing for Clegg and Credico Marketing Company, founded a telecommunications company in Canada, and even hosted radio shows in Silicon Valley and launched his own AWAAZ Radio Station APP which has multiple diverse communities 24/7 radio channels to promote there culture and tradition. AWAAZ Productions represents the culmination of his dream to create eco- system in the entertainment industry and also create an opportunity platform to give all cultures a voice, which, translated into Hindi/Urdu, is “AWAAZ”- means (VOICE – Inner – Voice). Because he became convinced early on that the entertainment industry needed more positive role models, positive messages and esteem-building organizations, Fasi has always been a man with a mission by the grace of god and he always say thank you to his family, friends and community-at-large who support him indefinitely. More about Dr. Fasi at http://wffest.com/home and http://www.awaazproduction.com/

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The Spotlight: Linda Marks Singer/Songwriter #253

Episode 253 we talk to Singer/Songwriter Linda Marks of Women In Music Gathering and Artists for the Environment. 8/28/18

Hosts
Kinte @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteF
J Corina Francis @FollowingBliss1 https://twitter.com/FollowingBliss1

Guest: Linda Marks Singer/Songwriter www.lindamarksmusic.com

ABOUT LINDA MARKS: http://www.lindamarksmusic.com/page10/index.html

As a small child, Linda Marks, was passionate about music and felt a magnetic pull to pianos and all things musical. Her first word was piano, and she was placed in a Longy School of Music experimental program for gifted and talented kids at age 3. She started writing music in grammar school, and wrote the 8th grade graduation song. Linda holds a degree in Music with honors and distinction from Yale University, where she co-founded Something Extra, Yale’s 3rd women’s a capella singing group, as a 17 year old freshman. She ran Café Calhoun at Yale, and both sang and produced musical shows. In the 1980’s, Linda performed in the Boston acoustic music scene and sang and co-wrote songs with Lisa Wexler. She appeared on “Music America” with Ron Della Chiesa, and released a tape of original music, “Dreams and Themes” in 1983. She founded and ran the Boston Arts Roundtable, a group of musicians and other artists who gathered for camaraderie and produced multimedia concerts.

The Women In Music Gathering

The Women In Music Gathering is an intergenerational artist-alliance of women in music: singer/songwriters and performing musicians, with the primary goals of collaboration and support, extending to both personal and professional aspects of being a woman in music.

Artists for the Environment.

Diane Cameron Elam founded this project, and I hope you get to talk with her too! A song I wrote for my 2019 In Grace album, called Enough, which was written in response to the teardown epidemic happening in my neighborhoods (both where and I live and work) was selected to be part of this project. I was also interviewed for the Boston Globe for an article on teardown, and my song will be referenced on an article that will be published in October.

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The Spotlight: Actor Phil Burke

Episode 251 we talk to Actor Phil Burke best known for his role as Irish immigrant Mickey McGinnes on the AMC television series, Hell on Wheels about what he has been up to after the show 7/2/18

Hosts
Kinte @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteF
J Corina Francis @FollowingBliss1 https://twitter.com/FollowingBliss1
Yardley @militant_marker https://twitter.com/militant_marker

Guest: Phil Burke @philburkeninja https://twitter.com/philburkeninja

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2007230/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm

Phil Burke attended the American Academy Of Dramatic Arts in New York, on a Board of Trustees Scholarship. He graduated with an Associates Degree in Fine Arts in 2003. Burke continued his acting training at various performing workshops and studios throughout New York. On stage, Phil Burke holds a noticeable list of leading-roles to his credit while holding mixed work in leading and supporting roles on the screen. Burke’s screen debut was in 2005 and since that year, he has performed in various films and on numerous television series. Notable television series of the latter 2000s include The Good Wife (2009) and Hell on Wheels (2011) on which he held a recurring role. Burke’s film work includes the direct-to-video, horror film Zombie Town (2007), then, direct-to-video Sci-Fi adventure thriller 100 Million BC (2008) and then a romantic comedy film short Mike and Lucy (2008).

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The Spotlight: Actor Sean Cameron Michael

Episode 250 we talk to Actor Sean Cameron Michael who played Richard Guthrie on the Starz Pirate drama “Black Sails” about what he has been up to after the show 6/22/18

Hosts
Kinte @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteF
J Corina Francis @FollowingBliss1 https://twitter.com/FollowingBliss1
Yardley @militant_marker https://twitter.com/militant_marker

Guest: Sean Cameron Michael @seancmichael https://twitter.com/seancmichael

Sean Cameron Michael is a South African actor, writer and singer. A native English speaker, he is also fluent in Afrikaans. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0584206/

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