Aug 3, 2021

Ann Hu - Filmmaker

Ann Hu's's personal story would make for a great bio pic. Knowing no one, she was among the first students to come to the U.S. from mainland China after the Cultural Revolution to attend college. After graduating from NYU, she made her mark in the business world, but eventually wound up switching gears. In 1992, she took courses at NYU's Film School and in the years since has directed four features. Her latest, CONFETTI, offers a window into Asian/American immigrant life and is based on Ann's personal experiences. It is a powerful, passionate and timely story. And speaking of stories, Ann has many to share during our time together.

Nov 24, 2020

Ekwa Msangi - Filmmaker

Director, screenwriter, producer, instructor - all describe Tanzanian-American filmmaker Ekwa Msangi, who divides her time between Kenya and New York. Her latest project and first feature film, is the award-winnIng and critically acclaimed FAREWELL AMOR. It tells the story of an Angolan immigrant, whose wife and daughter join him in the States after a 17year separation. It is powerful, emotional, life-affirming. Ekwa's goal as an artist is "to transform our society's images and relationships with African cultures and to empower African filmmakers in telling their stories." Join us as Ekwa, direct from Nairobi, shares her story.

Sep 22, 2020

Actress Lena Olin

Lena Olin is one accomplished, celebrated, respected actress, considered the greatest to come to the States from Sweden since Ingrid Bergman. While still in drama school, she made her on-screen debut in Ingmar Bergman's "Face to Face," and continued working with him both on stage and film. Lena made her English language film debut in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being." That led to other well-known films including "Chocolat," directed by her husband Lasse Hallstrom. Nominated for several acting awards, Lena's latest project is "The Artist's Wife," co-starring Bruce Dern. We know you'll so enjoy meeting and getting to know this terrific, creative woman!

Sep 1, 2020

Revisit Yilian Cañizares, Violinist, Singer, Composer

We are revisiting our conversation with Yilian Cañizares, a truly fascinating, unique, multi-talented violinist, vocalist and composer who makes beautiful music by artfully blending jazz, classical and her Afro-Cuban roots with her unique voice. Yilian’s songs range from the poignant to the exuberant. Her warmth, enthusiasm and honesty are palpable and….contagious. You’ll be hooked!

Aug 25, 2020

Chef Maria Loi

Maria Loi? A force of nature! She's a celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, Cookbook Author, Greek Food Ambassador, Author, Social Activist, Philanthropist. Did we whet your appetite? Tune in and meet this amazing, creative, accomplished dynamo!

Nov 5, 2019

The Carr-Petrova Duo

Violist Molly Carr and pianist Anna Petrova make beautiful music together and audiences around the world are so grateful!  Acclaimed international soloists, the two joined forces and formed the Carr-Petrova Duo. In August, 2018, they launched "Novel Voices," a year long initiative aimed at raising awareness of the lives and struggles of refugees around the world. They visited 8 camps in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East performing, holding workshops and filming the life stories of their diverse audience members. This is an important, moving conversation with 2 committed, talented and not easily intimidated women who are making a difference!

Oct 29, 2019

Barbara Miller and Leyla Hussein, Filmmakers & Social Activists

You are about to meet and get to know two extraordinary, passionate, committed women. Swiss filmmaker Barbara Miller* is the woman behind the powerful documentary #Female Pleasure. It follows five courageous women from different cultures as they struggle for justice and equality as they take charge of their own bodies. And one of those women is Leyla Hussein, a Somali-born, British psycho-therapist and social activist who was genitally mutilated at the age of seven. She has made it her mission to fight against female genital mutilation or FGM, as well as for the sexual determination of Muslim women worldwide. This is one empowering, moving, critically important conversation.

Oct 15, 2019

Prune Nourry, Artist

Born in France and based in Brooklyn, multi-disciplinary artist Prune Nourry works in sculpture, performance and video and was living her life, when in 2016, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It's a journey she shares in the first person film, "Serendipity." By doing so, Prune discovered new meaning in her impressive body of work and its serendipitous relationship to her own survival and mortality. She shares that and so much more in this truly fascinating, riveting and inspiring conversation.

Oct 1, 2019

Irene Taylor Brodsky, Documentary Filmmaker

Irene Taylor Brodsky happens to be an: Emmy and Peabody Award-winning, Oscar-nominated, director, producer, writer, cinematographer, whose documentaries have been shown in theaters, at festivals and on the small screen. Her first documentary feature "Hear and Now" was actually a memoir about her deaf parents. Her mom and dad are back on the big screen as is Irene's son Jonas, in her newest work "Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements." This is one very open, very personal conversation with a very accomplished, passionate, creative woman.

Sep 10, 2019

Claudia Nankervis, Entertainment Producer

Direct from Australia, Claudia Nankervis, who by the way, is not my first guest from the 'land down under.' That distinction goes to her filmmaker mom, who I had the pleasure and honor of interviewing a while back. Her dad, by the way, Brian Nankervis, co-hosts a RocKwiz, a popular tv music show back home. Needless to say Claudia was introduced to the arts at a young age and she's capitalized on that. She's worked in radio, interned at a film production company in NYC and worked at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She currently co-hosts a podcast and is developing a web series.

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