Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm.
Valentine’s Day might be three months away, but there’s never a bad time to talk about love.
Actress Renee Elise Goldsberry joined “Lens On Talent” host Kim Fields to discuss the topic of love.
Goldsberry is probably best known for her role as Evangeline Williamson on the ABC soap “One Life To Live” from 2003-2007.
Soap operas are known for their constant love stories, which is what Goldsberry loves. Read the rest of this entry »
Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm.
Long before Jamie Hector played Marlo Stanfield on “The Wire,” the 35-year-old actor got his break in a short film.
Hector was discovered by “The Wire” creator David Simon in the short film, “Five Deep Breaths.” Directed by Seith Mann, the film went on to win 16 awards and was featured at Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, and IFP Film Festivals.
Hector talked about how he was discovered and the transition to television with “Lens On Talent” host Kim Fields on yesterday’s episode. Read the rest of this entry »
Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 12:38 pm.
Filmmaker Leslie Harris became just the third African-American woman to have a film released nationally when she released “Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.” in February 1993.
Harris joined Kim Fields on this week’s episode of “Lens On Talent” to discuss determination and perseverance in the fickle film industry. Harris feels more women need to start working together within the film industry.
“I think we are new to the game,” Harris said. “For example, I did a piece for Showtime for Black History Month that was on Bessie Coleman, who was the first black woman aviator. There are so many stories like that that need to be told. I think that’s what we need to do is get behind the camera as producers and directors and start telling stories.”
This week’s featured film was “The Real T” by director Ohene Cornelius. The purpose of “The Real T” is to plant the idea in the minds of viewers that thinking positively can attract constructive outcomes. To raise the question “what if it were impossible to fail”? Could it be as simple as making the choice to be an optimist or as complex as continuing a calamity filled life.
Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 4:10 pm.
Director Rashaad Ernesto Green and Tribeca All Access director Tamir Muhammad joined Kim Fields on the latest episode of “Lens On Talent.”
Tribeca All Access is a year round artist professional development program of the Tribeca Film Institute. Green was selected for the 2010 Tribeca All Access program.
After starting off as an actor, Green received his BA from Dartmouth College, MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting Program, and MFA from NYU’s Graduate Film Program, where he was a Dean’s Fellowship recipient. His short film, “Premature,” was also shown in the episode. Read the rest of this entry »
Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 3:43 pm.
Filmmaker Nelson George joined “Lens On Talent” host Kim Fields to discuss the issues of race in society and film on Sunday’s episode.
George, best known as executive producer of “Good Hair” and “American Gangster,” talked candidly with Fields about the issue with race in today’s society.
“Race is still one of the key things that defines American society,” George said. “The fact that we just had our first Black President and some of the activity that has come up because of that in the Tea Party and some of the other reactions to Obama’s decadency … part of it is political but there’s no doubt a lot of it is racial.” Read the rest of this entry »
Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm.
“Precious” executive producer Lisa Cortés sat down with host Kim Fields on the season premiere of “Lens On Talent.”
“There is hunger for content,” Cortés said on her sense of things in the industry. “There’s a hunger like we have never seen before because there’s all these channels that people need to create. If you have your stories, fine tune them and work within the resources that you have to actualize them.”
Cortés, who also worked on “Shadowboxer,” is more than just a film producer.
“I really feel like I’m a servant,” Cortés said. “I want to support various voices and visions. It’s something I have done my entire career, from Chuck D to Lee Daniels. I have always believed that these men and women I have worked with have had something important to say.”
Also in the episode was the premiere of “Before I Wake” by filmmaker John Gray. The film is about a man who is paralyzed by the memories of pains past and the ability to restore hope to the one that took it from him.
What did you think about the film “Before I Wake” and guest Lisa Cortés?
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