Actor Stan Houston from “Selma”

stan houston 01An up and coming actor, Stan Houston got one of his bigger roles to date in the Oscar nominated “Selma” as Sheriff Jim Clark. Houston shared the screen with many of the stars of the movie including rising star David Oyelowo.

Houston is currently working on a new tv show in “South of Hell” starring Mena Suvari.

We talked to Houston on his growing career and working on such a high touted movie.

Listen to the interview here

By MarQ

Actress/Producer Jenae Altschwager & Producer Jamee Natella

janea jamee 01We continue out series from the Sundance Film Festival with two women who are helping break the glass ceiling in Hollywood.

Actress and Producer Jenae Altschwager has appeared in “The Longest Yard”, “Click”, “Fast and Furious 4”, “A Dark Day’s Night”, “Spread”, “3 Days Gone”, and “Poseidon.”  She has branched out into filmmaking with the short film “The Ladies Room” and the feature film “Officer Down” starring Stephen Dorf.

She was at Sundance to help promote Jennifer Lopez’s movie “Lily and Eve”.

We talk to her about her transition to filmmaking and her upcoming projects.

Our other interview is with a veteran in television and film producing Jamee Natella. Her production company, Blueyed Pictures, has produced some of the best Super Bowl commercials for car companies and have branched out into feature films in “Chilly Christmas” and “Opposite Day”. She has several major productions in the works.

We will talk to her about working internationally, and thinking globally when it comes to creating media.

Listen to the interview here

David Wheeler from Settle for Love

jpegSettleThis week is Valentines Day and for those singles out there not the best of holidays. With the abundance of dating websites out there, one new idea hope to revolutionize the idea on finding that special someone.

SettleforLove.com takes on the notion that “no one is perfect” and encourages people to reveal their flaws as well as their good attributes.

We talked to David Wheeler, Co-Founder of SettleForLove.com on how the concept is working and the future for the innovative dating site.

You can listen to the interview

Jerry White Jr. and Jeremy Royce from “20 Years of Madness”

20mom 01We continue our series from the Sundance Film Festival with the creators of the Slamdance Film Festival selected documentary “20 Years of Madness”.

Director Jeremy Royce tells the story of a group that produced a show ahead of its time. “30 Minutes of Madness” was a local cable access show in Detroit created by a group of talented teenagers in 1992. The group’s off the wall sketches and original soundtrack preceded many shows to follow like “Tim and Eric” and Tom Green.

Jerry White Jr., producer and director of the show, decided to shoot an episode 20 years after the show’s 14 episode run had ended. Royce documents the group as they prepare to relive and revive the show, having grown apart so many years ago.

We talked to White and Royce about the documentary and bring back a show that not too many outside of Detroit knew about.

Listen to the interview here

 

Actor Drew Stephenson from “The Vampire Diaries”

drew stephA rising star in Hollywood, Drew Stephenson molded a successful modeling career into acting, getting his biggest gig to date in the upcoming season of “The Vampire Diaries” on the CW.

Stephenson was recently featured on the USA Network show “Complications”.

The looks and brains are also paired with musical talent, as he plays the trumpet, piano, french horn, and tuba. He looks to get into scoring tv and movies on top of acting.

We will talk to Stephenson about land the role of Collin on the hit CW show and his rapid climb in Hollywood.

You can listen to the interview here.

SWIV at Sundance: Raekwon and Ghostface Killah from the Wu-Tang Clan

wu thang clan 0120 years ago Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon released his masterpiece in “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…” The album would reach #2 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums’ chart and sell 1.1 million copies. It is also ranked in the top 20 rap albums list by several major publications. It also help influence a new generation of rappers.

We were at Sundance at the Power and Industry screening of the new trailer for “The Purple Tape Files” documentary which will feature several artists that are true fans of the record. You will hear from Raekown and Ghostface Killah about the album’s impact and shooting the documentary.

You can listen to the episode here.

By MarQ

“Selma” Actor Clay Chappell

stan and clay with oprahHaving shared the big screen with Jim Caviezel, Sam Sherpard, Andie MacDowell, and Tyler Perry, Clay Chappell has his biggest movie role to date in the Golden Globe winning “Selma”, produced by Oprah Winfrey. Chappell was privileged to share the scene with Winfrey in one of the most climatic scenes in the movie.

The Georgia native not only acts, but is an accomplished golfer and he teaches junior golf He also co-owns and operates the Athens Area Junior Golf Tour and Oconee Junior Golf League.

We will talk to Chappell about working with a talented cast, his future projects, and his mission to bring golf to the next generation.

You can listen to the interview here.

By MarQ

“Somewhere in Vegas” at Sundance

The show has hit the road again. This time taking part in one of the biggest film festivals in the world.

We are in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival 2015 talking to up and coming talent and the filmmakers in the running for the top awards.

We will have a series of shows in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

By MarQ

Sundance Film Festival Preview with Event Producer Danny Thompson

dannt thompason valourOne of the most recognizable venues for independent films, the Sundance Film Festival is set to start this week. The week and a half event explores talent in filmmaking in multiple genres, which could be the future of movies.

One of the producers of the event, Danny Thompson, will help celebrate the 5th year of the Independent Filmmaker’s Lounge at Sundance, an event that will feature Film screenings, junkets and Q&A sessions with stars such as Michael Cera, John C Reilly, Jack Black, Keanu Reeves, and Nicolas Cage.

Thompson will give us a rundown of the Lounge, and help us with a preview of the festivities in Park City, UT.

You can listen to the in interview here.

Comedian and Actor Steve Byrne

steve-byrne-injured-sullivan-son-production-haltedBest known for his hit TBS TV show “Sullivan and Son”, Steve Byrne has been doing stand-up for over 15 years. The Pittsburgh native has appeared on multiple times on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Conan and has shared the screen with the likes of Vince Vaughn and Dave Chapelle.

Byrne is appearing this weekend at the Hard Rock Casino.

We will talk to Byrne about the creation of his hit show, working his way up in the comedy scene, and what’s coming up for him in 2014.

You can listen to the interview here.