On this special edition of EMExlclusives, today marks the 100th Birthday of a man who would change the way we dreamt about our future. Born on this day, one hundred years ago in El Paso, Texas – this visionary would launch a new sci-fi series on NBC nearly fifty-five years that taken audiences to strange new worlds and seek out new civilizations. With his unique vision, we still boldly go into the wonderful universe that is Star Trek. The man – was Gene Roddenberry!
While Gene has left us nearly thirty years ago, his vision still lives on! This year, Star Trek is still going strong. Don’t believe me, ask the thousands of Trekkies who descended to Vegas for the annual Creation Con this past weekend or the one who waited for the premiere of the second season of Lower Decks. No matter who you are or where you are in the world, Star Trek is alive and well. With three current series (Discovery, Picard and Lower Decks), one coming soon to Nickelodeon (Prodigy) and one new series just wrapped shooting its first season (Strange New Worlds), Roddenberry Entertainment CEO/Executive Producer and son of the legendary creator, Rod Roddenberry joins me for this exclusive interview!
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On this edition of EMExclusives, we are gearing up for some action and adventure with the upcoming thriller, The Protégé! Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody and trained in the family business, Anna is the world’s most skilled contract killer.
For the first time during the pandemic,
I got to sit down and have an in-person interview with actress/activist Maggie Q in DC!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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