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Spotlight HE: Director Susannah O’Brien of “Encounter”

ScreenHunter_11 Sep. 02 20.42Episode 55: Director/Writer Susannah O’Brien of the film “Encounter”s stop by. Wednesday September 16, 2015

Kinte @KinteF
Tara Lynn @TaralynGravois

Guest: Susannah O’Brien

Susannah O’Brien, PhD is a producer, director, and screenwriter for film with experience in a wide range of genres, particularly horror but also including science fiction, and romantic comedy. Her writing process is highly prolific, and often has numerous original screenplays under consideration for production.

(2014) Susannah founded the film production company Sahara Vision Productions and began production on her debut feature horror film, Encounter, which she also wrote.

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Spotlight HE: Antoine Harris from Ballers

ballers-105-picEpisode 54: Actor Antoine Harris from the HBO TV series Ballers stop by. Tuesday September 8, 2015

Kinte @KinteF
Tara Lynn @TaralynGravois

Guest: Antoine Harris @ImAntoineHarris

Antoine Harris is an actor and art director, known for Game Time (2011), Ballers (2015) and Animal Drill (2010).

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Spotlight H.E.: Sophia Stewart creator of The Matrix & Terminator

Sophia_Stewart_1We talk to the creator of the source material behind the hit movie franchises “Terminator” and “The Matrix” Sophia Stewart. 6/22/15

Host: Kinte @KinteF

Guest: Sophia Stewart @Sophia_Stewart

About Sophia Stewart

Writer of the Terminator and Matrix movies Child prodigy, prolific writer, poet and creative genius are just a few of the terms used to describe Sophia Stewart.

Stewart enters the City University of New York and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in journalism and minors in law and psychology.
While attending the University, she studied under the guidance of many celebrated authors and writers such as:

Max Segal, a former journalist of the New York Times,
Emile Capouya, publisher, editor, essayist, and critic,
Paul Cherry, a playwright for Broadway

She, also, served as an intern for television at the Public Broadcasting Station WNET Thirteen, where she worked with Oscar winning film documentary producer, Perry Miller Adato.
Her graduating class was honored with a special letter/citation from President Jimmy Carter.

In 1979, her love and skills for writing motivated her to move from New York to Los Angeles where she studied cinema at the University of Southern California (USC).
It was there she had the opportunity to study film under the auspices of producer Leon Roth; father of Eric Roth, screenwriter of the movie Forrest Gump.
By the early 80’s she had started writing professionally. It was through her association with the entertainer Janet Jackson that she became involved in a special project that enabled her
to write her first television scripts entitled “My Special Love” and “Blue Short”. During this period Ms. Stewart also had the opportunity to work at Columbia Pictures in the office of Vice President Dick Berres. It was at Columbia Pictures where Dick Berres supported her aspirations to write and gave Sophia five first draft scripts. One was called “From Here to Eternity”.
She is an accomplished award-winning poet who has published over one hundred poems. NAACP Award In December, 2005, Sophia Stewart was awarded the NAACP Rosa Parks Award for her contribution to the film industry.

Stewart, a gifted writer visionary, has also worked for individual celebrities who include former Knick player Dick Barnett, Louis Gossett Jr., and Shelly Winters.
Her background is diverse and many of her writings reflect ground breaking literature that is undeniable before it’s time.

StewartShe has received numerous awards for her achievements over the past few years.

After earning the Rosa Parks Award’ from the NAACP in December 2005, she also got the honor award for empowering the people from the Las Vegas Music Awards in September 2006. On June 2, 2007 she was nominated for the international award called: ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness Heart.’ An award offered to people who have made exceptional contributions to the human family. Some of the receivers of this award include: Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul, Jesse Jackson and many others.

Writer of the Terminator and Matrix movies as she is known, wrote her Epic The Third Eye while she was studying cinema at the University of Southern California.

This ingenuous work, copyrighted since 1981, is the foundation and contains the core elements of the blockbuster films: The Terminator and The Matrix.

Stewart’s brilliance lies in her ability to create characters, stories and cinematic magic.
In The Third Eye, she has transformed comprehensive metaphysical and spiritual concepts into the most revered science fiction films of the 20th century.
The Terminator and The Matrix films are among the most artistically phenomenal and financially profitable film franchises in Hollywood’s history.
These works have currently grossed over $25 billion dollars, won 4 Oscars, and continue to generate revenue internationally.

She is currently continuing her epic work in the upcoming Matrix 4 movie, which is destined to supersede the extraordinary success of
The Matrix and The Terminator and establish her as one of the most profound master writers of the 21st century.

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Spotlight H.E. Resurrecting TV Shows

On episode 50 Tara & Kinte talk about there favorite TV shows coming back to the small screen plus they go over the weekend Box office and the movies that are coming out this week.

Resurrected shows discussed:
Coach, Prison Break, Heroes, X-Files


Hosts: Kinte, Tara Lynn
Productions information: 50 Resurrecting TV Shows (4×05) 3/27/15

1. The Blacklist
2. Yard Crashers
3. Undateable
4. One Big Happy
5. The Americans
6. The Black Sails
7. The Walking Dead
8. Law & Order: SVU

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Spotlight H.E. Spinoffs

On episode 49 Tara & Kinte talk about there favorite TV shows and Television Spin offs. Plus they go over the weekend Box office and the movies that are coming out this week.


Hosts: Kinte, Tara Lynn
Productions information: 49 Spinoffs (4×04) 3/13/15

Dinner of Tiffany’s , House of Cards season 3, The Originals, The Americans, The Bachelor, CSI: Cyber, Bosch

The Lovers, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Focus (2015), Cymbeline, Cinderella, Run All Night

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Spotlight H.E.: Seith Mann

On episode 47 we talk to Director Seith Mann (The Walking Dead & Hell on Wheels).

Seith Mann @gatelife

Seith Mann is an American film and television director. He directed the award-winning Five Deep Breaths and has gone on to direct for The Wire, Grey’s Anatomy and Fringe.

Hosts: Kinte, Tara Lynn Yardley Hickey

Productions information: 47 Director Seith Mann (4×02) 1/31/14

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Spotlight H.E.: New Country Project

On episode 46 we talk to Mohamed Alborno of the New Country Project.

319721_277391769016437_743684100_nHosts Kinte Tara Lynn Bahiyaa Jummah
Guests: Mohamed Alborno,
Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof &
Chelsea Rustrum


A documentary that asks people from around the world one question: “What do you want to see in a new country?” and explore how this country could be manifested.

We want to create a time capsule, a documentary of sorts. We want to know what you want from the new country? Interviewing political scientists, thought leaders, and of course the people.

We start by the “Why?” then show the “How?”. We will tell the story of five different movements to create new countries and analyze their impact.

Can a movement for a new country unite movements around the world? Is the new country the missing link to changing the world?

We’ll start by making a film. We’ll interview political scientists, thought leaders, and of course the people, you. We will have three film crews from three countries showing diverse perspectives. We want to unite the world through film like never before. Asking one main question “What do you want to see in our new country?”.




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Spotlight H.E.: RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad)

On episode 48 we talk to Actor RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad & Switched at Birth)

Actor RJ Mitte @RjMitte

Roy Frank “RJ” Mitte III is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his role as Walter “Flynn” White Jr. on the AMC series Breaking Bad. Like his character on the show, he has mild cerebral palsy.

Hosts: Kinte, Tara Lynn Yardley Hickey

Productions information: 48 Actor RJ Mitte (4×03) 2/10/15

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