Sunday, September 29, 2013

singer/actress Margot B performs Symptoms of Love at BAM Café Live

Margot B performs "Symptoms of Love" 
from her Live at the Hazlett album at BAM Café Live. 
She really brought the house down. 
You can also catch Margot on the HBO 
series "Boardwalk Empire" as Daughter Maitland

Janelle Monáe performs "Smile" at Global Cittzen Fest 2013

 Janelle Monáe proved that talent reigned 
supreme as she donated her time to perform for a cause 
at the Global Citizen Festival 2013 
in Central Park, New York City.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Indie Review welcomes Winsome Sinclair !

Set your reminders and tune in! See ya Saturday :)
Indie Review Radio – Hosted by Raychelle & C.Truth
12 pm to 1:30 pm
Call-in Number: (646) 478-5123 
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Winsome Sinclair

One of the most sought after casting directors on the East Coast, Winsome
Sinclair has collaborated with such directors as Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee,
Oliver Stone and John Singleton, casting principals and extras for the films
Amistad, Malcolm X, Waiting to Exhale, She Hate Me, Inside Man, Too Fast Too
Furious, Black Snake Moan, Cadillac Records and Precious, among others. Her
most recent projects include For Colored Girls, Violet & Daisy and the upcoming
remake of the classic Sparkle. In addition to features, Sinclair has also cast
projects for network television. Her firm, Winsome Sinclair & Associates, with
offices in New York City, is celebrated for creating valuable jobs for many
African-American and Latino actors. With over 20 years of experience in film, this industry veteran sits on the board of directors of the African-American Women In Cinema foundation. She is also a member of the New York Women In Film and Television. She has also led the Star Project for the American Black Film Festival and moderated symposiums and panel discussions for the prestigious film festival.
Sinclair is a co-founder and serves as producer for the full-service production
company, Legacy Media Group. Her company founded the TV/Film Production
Certificate Program at Medgar Evers College. The program, presented by
Legacy Media in conjunction with Medgar Evers Personal Development Institute
and affiliated with the Adult Continuing Education at Medgar Evers College, gives
students hands-on training and preparation for a career in film and television
production. Sinclair also serves as an instructor for the first course of its kind at
the Brooklyn campus. Sinclair produced the laugh-out-loud web series, Liza Out Loud. She recently wrapped production on the dramatic web series, Brooklyn Rain, which was produced entirely by Legacy Media Group. She most recently cast 2012 Sundance Official Selections Red Hook Summer directed by Spike Lee and Slavery By Another Name directed by Sam Pollard.
Winsome Sinclair and Associates is currently casting a new project for the new
network, REVOLT, launched by Sean "Diddy" Combs. WSA has begun casting
Oscar-nominated director Sam Pollard's UNT AUGUST WILSON PROJECT and
is also casting Jerry Lamothe's upcoming film THE PROMISE KEEPER which is
gathering an impressive cast including Garcelle Beauvais, S. Epatha Merkerson,
Jamie Hector and Nonso Anozie. Sinclair is also set to produce the hip hop crime drama, Justice, written and directed by filmmaker-to-watch, Joey Mhz. She is currently producing the British crime drama, FLOWERS DON’T GROW IN ENGLAND.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Indie Review welcomes Ericka Blount Danois !

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12 pm to 1:30 pm
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Ericka Blount Danois

Ericka Blount Danois, an award-winning journalist, writer, editor, and professor began her career as a stringer at the Philadelphia Tribune with a cover story on the king of Philadelphia International Records, Kenny Gamble. Ericka graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and has worked as a staff writer, editor, freelancer, and stringer for a number of publications including: Spin, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Heart and Soul, Uptown, The City Sun, City Paper, Vibe, Wax Poetics, The Source, and online publications such as AOL and She teaches at the Philip Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland.  She has interviewed cultural figures such as Cuban President Fidel Castro, Andy Rooney, Ed Koch, Andre Harrell, Zane, and Johnnie Cochran and film and television provocateurs such as David Simon, Ed Burns, and Ernest Dickerson. She’s interviewed reformed criminals like “Little Melvin Williams,” celebrity athletes like Patrick Ewing, Bernard Hopkins, Ryan Howard, Oscar De La Hoya, Dominique Wilkins, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Caron Butler, and ordinary people doing extraordinary things, like Jason Pipoly, who swam the English Channel as a paraplegic adult, after failing to cross it as a swimmer as an able-bodied child. She has covered race, culture, politics, and music producing feature and cover stories on musical luminaries such as The Roots, Tricky, Damien Marley, Nas, Olu Dara, Jay-Z, Quincy Jones, LL Cool J, Rakim, Tupac, Earth, Wind & Fire, Anthony Hamilton, R. Kelly, Run DMC, Horace Silver, De La Soul, The Fugees, Talib Kweli, Jennifer Hudson, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Ann Nesby, Jackie McLean, and James Mtume, among others. Her cover story on Earth, Wind and Fire was selected to appear in the annual series, the book, “Best Music Writing of 2012,” with guest editor Questlove. She has contributed essays to books, such as the “The Regional Guide to Hip Hop,” where she focused on regional style, fashion, and lyrics of Queens born hip hop artists. Her first book, “Love, Peace and Soooooouul!” The Behind the Scenes Story of America’s Favorite Dance Show, will be published in 2013 by Backbeat Books. As a journalist, she’s examined public and private school education, the crime beat in Atlantic City and Brooklyn, covered rape trials of celebrities, the plight of black farmers, health disparities in the black community, world renowned architects, women in porn, boxing matches, restaurant food in exotic locales, and birthday parties for DeShawn Stevenson and Gilbert Arenas. She has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, New Jersey newspapers, and Deadline Scholarship club from Columbia University.