All posts by DEAN ROGERS

From the Potomac to the Chesapeake Bay, and all over Maryland, good day" It's a great pleasure to drop by. I see you want to know more about me. I have lived in Maryland/DC/NOVA area for all my life. I am very passionate in whatever life brings me whether is to host a trivia game with friends to reviewing the latest in movies and television. No matter what have I done in life, it's always a learning experience for me. Who do I want to meet: Local news anchors/reporters to learn all that is learnable about journalism. Old and new friends that have help shaped me into who I am today and.... The world since every place and everyone has a story to tell and I want to observe and listen. That's the short version of my life. Have any questions, you know where to reach me

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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Waiting for Ben DeHan in Annapolis

On this edition of EMExclsuives, we are going to be talking to a native Baltimorean that he is gearing up for his next concert with The Hollow Truths at Rams Head on Stage this Sunday at 8pm in Annapolis. Tickets are available and can be purchased HERE 

Let’s welcome to the INTERVUE, Ben DeHan

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Carlos and Kelly Gets Up Hyped for Summertime

In this edition of EMExclusives, we are going to experience the ultimate poetry slam on film this weekend with Summertime!

A spoken word poetry musical set in Los Angeles, following the lives of 27 young Angelinos as they intersect over the course of a single day. The film was developed with these 27 youth poets, all of whom served as co-writers and stars. I recently sat down with writer/director Carlos López Estrada and Executive Producer and newly-minted Disney princess Kelly Marie Tran to talk about this unique love letter of the season!

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Vanessa Williams Hosts the 2021 A Capitol Fourth

On this edition of EMExclusives, I recently had a wonderful conversation with the one & only Vanessa Williams as she becomes the first woman and African-American to host the annual A Capitol Fourth which airs this Sunday July 4th at 8:00pm on your local PBS stations!

Williams is no stranger to the concert itself. She has performed at the concert and its sistership, The National Memorial Day Concert for many years. Last year, she served as co-host to ACF alongside John Stamos. We talked about her experiences with the program, her involvement with a new podcast just launched recently and her Independence Day traditions.

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Joe Mantegna Gears Up for the 2021 National Memorial Day Concert

We are getting ready for the annual holiday that pays tribute to the men and women who serve & served in our armed forces. With this in mind, a time-honored tradition in our nation’s capital is the National Memorial Day Concert. For the past thirty-one years, we are not only entertained by wonderful actors and musicians but we get to experience some amazing stories from brave men and women as we remember.

Since 2002, actor Joe Mantegna has been one of the hosts of this spectacular ninety-minute program, which airs this Sunday on PBS. Today, I got to talk to Joe about his involvement with the NMDC.

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The Profile of Timur Bekmambetov

In our second and final Profile interviews, I sat down, via Zoom, to the writer, producer & director of the movie, Timur Bekmambetov! We talked about how he set up a meeting between the actress Valene Kane and real-life subject Anna Erelle and his film language, Screenlife, and where do we see it going for the future of filmmaking.

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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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In Step with Mayans M.C.’s Justina Adorno

In tonight’s edition of THE INTERVUE, I talked to a young actress who has made a name for herself in the world of episodic television with stellar roles on ABC’s Grand Hotel, the CW’s & Roswell, New Mexico. Now, she’s taking the world by storm through her Vegan/Animal Rights activism as she takes on her most challenging role to date on the FX drama Mayans M.C.

Let’s give a warm welcome to actress, vegan and owner of Castby & Penni, Justina Adorno
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Floating Away from Cloud 9 – The Last Farewell of Superstore

In this edition of the INTERVUE, we are saying goodbye to NBC’s Superstore and the people who meet and greet us at the Cloud 9 Superstore. For six amazing seasons on NBC, we were treated to the lives of the men and women of the perfect comedy for the less than perfect times, especially in the last twelve months where essential workers are the true stars of the world.

As we get ready to laugh and cry for the final sixty minutes of tonight’s series finale, I had the chance to talk with the Executive Producers and the amazingly talented cast of this wonderful sitcom!

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Matthew Jensen Has a “Wonder”ful Eye for Wonder Woman 1984

 

On this superstar edition of the INTERVUE, imagine yourself going to a well-known museum, let’s say the world-renowned Smithsonian Institute, to take some courses on film and then somewhere down the road in the course of life, you put all that you have learned and take it back to your hometown. This is what happened with our next guest.

A graduate of Univ. of Southern California, Variety listed him as one of the “10 Cinematographers to watch 2017”. Over the course of his career, his credits include the films Chronicle & Fantastic Four and television series Ray Donovan, Game of Thrones, and The Mandalorian. Now, he has come full circle as he brought his craft to our Nation’s Capital with the epic superheroine sequel, Wonder Woman 1984. You can see his work now on Digital and coming soon to Blu-ray and DVD on March 30th!

My fellow readers welcome to the INTERVUE, DMV’s own Matthew Jensen!

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