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Lisa Hurwitz Takes Us Back to The Automat

On this edition of EMExclusives, we are going to take a trip back through time to a place that brought people together for food, fun and conversation. We are talking about the latest doc to hit the screens, The Automat

Documenting Horn and Hardart’s iconic Automat, one of America’s original and most popular restaurant chains in NYC and Philadelphia.

I had the honor of talking to first time director, Lisa Hurwitz about the research and the once in a lifetime interviews that went on to making this documentary.

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You Won’t Be Alone Interviews: Anamaria Marinca

On this edition of the EMExclusives, come with me on a journey to the world of You Won’t Be Alone – coming to theatres this Friday! An beautiful film to watch, features magical performances by its actors, and is profoundly poetic. The film is in Macedonian but has English subtitles. Set in an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, the film follows a young girl who is kidnapped and then transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit. Curious about life as a human, the young witch accidentally kills a peasant in a nearby village and then takes her victim’s shape to live life in her skin. Her curiosity ignited; she continues to wield this horrific power to understand what it means to be human.

In the first of three interviews, I will talking with actress Anamaria Marinca, who plays Maria – a two hundred year old witch in the movie. 

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Al Jardine Brings Family and Friends Tour to Bethesda

On this edition EMExclusives, you are in for a treat! The Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine is here we’ll talking about his upcoming Family and Friends Tour ft. Carnie & Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips and his son Matt Jardine, coming up to the Bethesda Blues and Jazz on March 2nd.

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Candace Maxwell Dances Her Way to Madea’s Homecoming

On today’s edition of the Hollywood Insider, our guest has been recently described as Tyler Perry’s go to actor of choice. After casting her in the BET+ series, “All the Queen’s Men” which just been renewed for its sophomore season. This Friday, she’ll be playing the granddaughter of Medea, yes our beloved Medea in the new Netflix Original Movie “Tyler Perry’s A Medea’s Homecoming”. You may have seen her in “Power”, “Katy Keene” and “Insatiable”.

Let’s give an amazing EM Hollywood Insider welcome to the wonderful, sensational Candace Maxwell!
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The CODA Interviews

On this edition of EMExclusives, we are going to dive into a new unique film coming to Apple TV+ & theatres this Friday called CODA. Seventeen-year-old Ruby is the sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother. But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles. Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.

I recently sat down via Zoom with the movie stars Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin and Daniel Durant & director Siân Heder to talk about their involvement in this amazing film!

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The Profile of Valene Kane

In the first of the PROFILE interviews, I sat down, via Zoom, with the actress who takes the life of real-life journalist Anna Erelle in the role of Amy Whittaker for the movie coming out to theatres THIS FRIDAY!

During our conversation, we got to the heart of the matter with the cold hard facts of what it was like to portray this journalist on-screen and meeting her to find out what she went through to capture the true essence of her story. It’s time to delve into the profile of actress Valene Kane!

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The Small Axe: Education Interview Part 1 – Sharlene Whyte

Good afternoon my friends. In this edition, we are exploring the final episode of Steve McQueen’s anthology series Small Axe.

Education is the coming of age story of 12-year-old Kingsley, a boy with a fascination for astronauts and rockets. When Kingsley is called to the Headmaster’s office for disruptive behavior in class, he is shocked to discover his transfer to a school for those with “special needs.” Distracted by working two jobs, his parents are unaware of what was an unofficial segregation policy at play, preventing many Black children from having the education they deserve until a group of West Indian women takes matters into their own hands.

This final episode premieres tonight, December 18th on Amazon Prime. In the first part of this two-part interview series, we are talking to the critically acclaimed actress who plays matriarch Agnes Smith. Let’s welcome, Sharlene Whyte!

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The War with Grandpa Interviews

For today’s EMExclusive, you are in for a real treat. I got to sit down with the cast of the upcoming comedy The War with Grandpa!

Based on the award-winning book by Robert Kimmel Smith, Sixth-grader Peter is pretty much your average kid-he likes gaming, hanging with his friends and his beloved pair of Air Jordans. But when his recently widowed grandfather Ed moves in with Peter’s family, the boy is forced to give up his most prized possession of all, his bedroom. Unwilling to let such an injustice stand, Peter devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa Ed won’t go without a fight. Soon, the friendly combatants are engaged in an all-out war with side-splitting consequences. 

To talk about this cool family film, I talk to five of the cast members: Oakes Fegley, Laura Marano, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin and Jane Seymour!

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Get in the Know with The Mix

The hosts of The Mix with Tameka “Tiny” Harris – Jonny Marlow, Courtesy of Pretty Hustle Productions/Fox Soul

Welcome to the latest edition of THE INTERVUE! For today’s interview, Viewers are tuning in for the newest high energy, live millennial/Gen Z, mixed-gender talk show, THE MIX, where no topic is off-limits. They will relaunch tomorrow Tuesday, October 6, at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on FOX SOUL and will air every Tuesday night!

Here to talk about this new talk show are the hosts of The Mix: Zonnique, Anton Peeples, Jamie DuBose & Jazz Anderson.

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Get Ready for The Temptations are performing at A Capitol Fourth

In today’s INTERVUE, America is getting ready to turn 243 years this Saturday and we are celebrating n this style with our annual July 4th celebration, A Capitol Fourth on PBS! While the program is not taped live as with previous years, the fortieth anniversary promises to deliver the same triumphant performances that bring the country together for ninety spectacular minutes.

Today’s guest is part of the best vocal groups of all-time! With 14 No 1 singles on the R&B charts in the 60s & 70s, the mighty Temptations ruled radio waves to become one of the most dominant vocal groups of all time. Here to talk with me about his role on the 40th Anniversary we have the mighty Temptation himself, the legendary Otis Williams!

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