Runway & Camera Life

3 Nov

Hey MOVERS and SHAKERS…….

Coordinating, Networking, Bookings, Promoting, Sponsoring, Vending, Marketing and etc usually is the Matrix for Organizing a successful Event. Many have no clue of the magnitude behind production. There is a clear, significant difference in being the planner and the invitee.

Reserved for V.I.P.

If you haven’t gotten the memo by now- allow me….Atlanta, GA has a reputation for being one of the most competitive, urban, Southern, hospitable, pretentious, inspiring, inconsistent, prosperous (all in one) cities in the US. Why do I use such an illustration? Easy, Perception. Some may find it difficult to adapt to and others- fit right in!

After haven resided in the city for several years and being active in entertainment; one of the more observations I have been aware of is-Imagery.

“CAN I BE ME”

Our eyes appeal to Growth, Wealth, Success….. We love some Lights, Camera and Red Carpet. We even fool ourselves into thinking- we have finally arrived! Tuuuhu

There are, without a doubt, a lot of contributors to the birth of this type facade. I’ll refrain from naming (for now). However, I will submit that success should definitely Not be measured by a zip code, vehicle, or what department store you patronize- rather Your internal growth.

In No way- am I implying that having nice possessions is a bad thing. Or that you should even be okay with mediocrity. No Way! Rather a simple declaration- that “things” don’t “Measure” success. I’m totally All for cheer-leading. But I feel (somewhere along the way) the messages have gotten misconstrued. ‘We’ want the trophy but not everyone is up for the challenge! Unfortunately, we’d rather believe ‘building the Empire’ was done overnight.

Working in the Entertainment Industry has certainly taught me truths about myself, quickly. Not everything is what it appears. Simple arithmetic has shaped and predicated my thoughts and behaviors.

If “IT” does not Add to Me… “IT” is taking away!

Now, as I thrive- I realize there are a few applications that would yield the real “VIP” incentive.

Principles are very Practical but a reflection of Living In Your Authentic Truths.

to be continued……….

 

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Rising Star /The Exception

30 Jun

Brenda Smith Dubone is THE Exception.

American Actress/Host/ Model, Brenda Smith Dubone is known to be THE Exception!

Brenda is a Memphis, TN Native who relocated to Atlanta Georgia in 2013. After having been a veteran of the City of Memphis for 22 years, Wife (Divorcee), and Mother who raised 4 children; Brenda strategically executed her life long passion of working in Entertainment.

No matter the facet; Acting, Modeling, Singing, etc, Brenda deliberately was in execution mode!

Brenda was wise beyond her years. She learned at the early age of 5 about her gifts. Being extremely shy- she would only sing and dance for family. Later, in her middle school- aged years she experienced one of the most frightening moments of her life! Brenda learned that an opening at her school choir would soon be available. But the only way to be considered- she would have to audition in front of several of her peers. Thankfully, Mrs. Annie Barrett allowed her to sing to her (in a private setting). It was of No Surprise- how Brenda would WOW the entire Choir department with her colorful and mature vocals.
This gave Brenda the confidence that would help navigate her throughout her journey. Brenda later began giving private vocal lessons; teaching songs and harmony.

As an adult, Brenda Blooms in her Purpose. Being an example to others; showing them “with Faith in God, hard work and determination, it is Never too late to live out your dreams- No Matter What They Are and How Old You Are”!

Having Been Led By God w Purpose and Time, Brenda Surrounded Herself with People Who Authentically Understood Her Vision. People Who Epitomizes ‘IronSharpensIron!’ A Live Broadcast, “He Said, She Said”, Chef Competition: Laughter for the Soul (Food), AmicaAnd2Girls (Red Carpet Host), an Annual Fashion Show, “Ageless Beauty” are All Leading House Hold Brands, Brenda Has Come to Love and Attributes the Climax of her Career to her Dear Friend and Business Partner, Media Matriarch and Owner of TLA Agency, Tina Bridges.

Brenda continues to challenge herself, daily. She is proud to be in the position to add value to herself- by studying her craft. Brenda has taken multiple Acting Workshops in Atlanta, GA: Rated ETA, Dugout Studios, Rhavynn Drummer and a Production Assistant workshop at Pinewood Studios. Brenda also attributes sharpening her skills as an entertainer to the many Appearances she has made on TV. She has Served as an Actress (Multiple Seasons) on Fatal Attraction, The Originals, Domestic Seduction, Captain America 3, Wimpy Kid the Long Haul, Spider Man Home Coming, The Last Full Measure and Still Managing to Book Commercial Print Ads (Treasure Bay Casino)/Brand Modeling for Many Notable Photographers and Magazines. Brenda’s also had the opportunity to take great notes along side Veteran Actor, Samuel L Jackson, and Stand-in for Rapper, Producer, Queen Latifah (Miracles From Heaven).

As if Being Mother, Actress, Host, and Full Figured Runway Model isn’t enough; Brenda stretches belief in her dream to become a world renowned Writer. One of her favorite quotes, “I do what I can, while I can, because tomorrow is not promised”! With each obstacle there is a blessing. Brenda has been the exception to what society deems to be the perfect recipe for success. Instead she has used her shy-ness and many other stones to build her massive catalog. And with a goal to continue to inspire others she also plans to humbly bask in her accomplishments with family and friends.

https://m.facebook.com/B.DuboneModelActress/#_=_
https://www.facebook.com/brenda.dubone
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6794303/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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mini BIO

27 Jun

Sunny is an Actress, Producer, Writer and Philanthropist.
She enjoys inspiring others. Sunny believes her life to be an example. And is predicated by the Laws of Attraction; ‘Whatever Energies you exude in the Atmosphere are certain to return.’

Balance is and has been Key while in Pursuit.
Sunny works as a mentor for youth with hopes that she could one day pass the baton. And She host an Actors Prayer Breakfast Quarterly.
Sunny embraces the Journey of an Actress and learning New levels of her artistry.

She seizes each teachable moment in this expedition; while anticipating production for her Own Film Project. She is looking forward to sharing special moments and accomplishments with her family.

Highlights: Conversations with Tisha Campbell Martin

19 Jun

God Will Remind You of Your WHY through #Divine Connection!
Thanks Beautiful Sister for Your Kind Seeds and Being The LIGHT**
@tishacampbellmartin
#GodsFavor

*******BALANCE is The Goal*****

One of My Greatest Joys is Accomplishing Things Others Have Deemed Impossible!

PRAY>>>>>GRIND>>>>>BE HUMBLE

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16 May

REPYourACT

3 May

D.R.E.A.M.

Remember the story about young Abigail?

Won the crowd over in her County’s Annual Talent Show Exhibition with her performance of the late Billie Holiday’s God Bless the Child!
Well……She had the Dream of Being a GREAT notable Entertainer.
It wasn’t because she had many people around her that were of influence (in that area) but her God-given gift to bring joy to everyone she encountered (through song, dance and occasional impersonations of characters from the 80s’ TV Show, Dynasty). Her imagination was quite extensive!
The only 2 problems Abigail faced was not having the vehicle to get her where she needed to be and her friends/family had little to no knowledge of who to contact that could potentially assist her in this expedition. Though her obstacles stood out like a sore thumb, she maintained a “Regular” job while continuing to be a refreshing burst of Energy and never losing sight of her Dream!

Destined. Resilient. Empower. Advocate. Motivator.

A meager description of modern day Abigail; Actress Lauren also known as Lauren Hunt simply wouldn’t take NO for an answer! To her, it wasn’t enough to recommend to the people she cared so deeply about- ‘to get a regular job’. Lauren knew she wasn’t alone and desperately wanted to help others’ live their dreams. Thus, answering the call to Be the Matriarch and voice for youth in the land of Entertainment.

Actress Lauren, being a native of Mobile, Alabama, later became a residence of Atlanta, Georgia for 17 years. She’s also an educator having a considerable amount of experience in the areas of Private and Public School Sectors. In which she soon discovered the need for Arts and her compelling vigor to commit to such an assignment.

Actress Lauren would often be approached by parents of youth as well as other mentors, expressing their interest in entertaining or how they- themselves might go about contributing to the Arts. Although Lauren didn’t have all the answers, she remembered encouraging nuggets her mother would share; “Seek God to make the Vision Clear” or “Practice Makes Permanent”. After experiencing a few personal (seemingly) set backs of attempting to establish herself in the industry; Lauren realized
the answers she sought God for- was already in her possession!

THEN THIS HAPPENED****HOTT THEATRE For CHILDREN

Actress Lauren had made good on her child hood dreams! She earned a BA in Theater at Auburn University and after wards served numerous roles in Stage Plays. This gave her the fortitude to birth Hott Theatre for Children. On August 2014, Cobb County, Atlanta GA Film Industry would never be the same. Hott Theatre was the beginning of something Radical!

Not only had Actress Lauren accomplished goals for herself, but she was in the position to plant seeds among every young boy and girl who ever emulated characters on TV or had a colorful imagination- that needed steering.

Actress Lauren filed previous conversations and effortlessly made Hott Theatre for Children answer the need of each child- no matter the creative facet. Hott Theatre provides such an astronomical platform giving voices to all Youth who have a passion in Theater, Music, TV/Film, Model, Host and Much More. Not only is it geared towards the Arts; Hott Theatre pays much focus on preparing youth for public speakings, auditions, branding and interviews.

Actress Lauren has welcomed other industry professionals to share their craft with Hott Theatre and has partnered with various charities in and around the city of Atlanta.

“Your Reputation is Everything in the Film Industry,” says Lauren. She goes on to paraphrase quote the late Dr. Maya Angelou, ‘people will forget what you say/do- but Never how you make them feel’. She is humbly proud of being trusted to lead and even prouder to see such dedication from her students. No words can give justice to the love she pours into the lives of these children.

Many are zealously paying it forward, looking to make their mark in the world. In such a small amount of time Students of Hott Theatre for Children have relentlessly been in pursuit of their acting and music careers. Films such as Birth of a Nation, Almost Christmas, Fixation, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, and All Eyez on Me don’t even scratch the surface of opportunities they have been graced to appear in! In addition to TV/Films and Stage Plays, some have lead and made cameo appearances on National Commercials and others have produced their own Music and Videos. There is No Box that can hold Hott Theatre for Children! And……..just when you thought you had an idea of what would be next for them; Actress Lauren introduced an extension of her previous vision: Rep Your Act!

REP YOUR ACT

Rep Your Act is a Competition for all-age Demographics (projected to Grow National) allowing Artist to Represent their Talent, whether it be song, dance, acting, performing monologues, comedy and etc.
Anticipating #RepYourAct2017 to be a Huge Project- Actress Lauren prayed and proposed the vision to Actress Coko Lynn also known as Lynn Moman. Like Abigail and Actress Lauren, Coko Lynn loves the Arts. She is a native of Dayton, Ohio and has been a residence of Atlanta, GA for 10 years. Coko Lynn has over 20 years experience in the Entertainment Industry as a renowned Actress and recently birthed Bright Star Talent Management.

There couldn’t have been a better collaboration!

As the date approaches for the 1st Annual Rep Your Act, anticipation has grown! This exhibition is rumored to be 1 of many that will create more working Actors in the city of Atlanta. Mainstream Industry Professionals will have access to vetted Fresh Faces that have been trained by the Best acting coaches. And beginner filmmakers as well as public will have opportunity to network with Atlanta’s Who’s Who!

As a Kick Off; Actress Lauren and Coko Lynn organized the Rep Your Act Mixer at Embassy Suite by Hilton Hotel in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. Celebrity Radio Host, Saga Boss- DTTO Online Radio (Instinct Radio) set the room on Fire with High Positive Energies! Atlanta is known to be a well rounded Mecca. Having a vision that Empowers so many children; would Only make Perfect sense for On-lookers, Sponsors, and Investors to fill the room. Many THANKS to Eagle Vision Productions, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Destination Casting, Ibee Events, Poised Studios, Genuine Apparel, The Peoples Network, A Sweet Obsession, Bright Star Talent and Hott Theatre for Children. This mixer was definitely arranged with much prestige- you could imagine how massive Rep Your Act will be. While guest entertained each other with Hors d’oeuvre and Wine, Actress Lauren and Coko Lynn were presenting their Visions.

Surprise guest appearances made by Entertainment Professionals; Singer/Actress Kimani Edwards,Mayor Bobby & Renee Peoples,Casting Director Andrea Craven, Queen Nola (Caring Hands & Heart Foundation Inc), Richard J Reynolds of Eagle Vision Productions, Fancy with Lavish Cosmetics, (Author,Actress,Writer,Producer)Kimberly D. Worthy, Gypsii La Flor (Radio Personality),Tina Bridges (Host & Media Personality), January Curry (Casting Director), Actress/Model Brenda Dubone Smith
and Many More!

Rep Your Act is a competition but not synonymous with other Talent Competitions. The idea is designed for every contestant to Win by showcasing their talents and gain the necessary exposure. WIN WIN!

Though Abigail was limited on resources and the know how to execute her D.R.E.A.M; her message to spread joy to all that she encountered was/is infectious and many parts of the Entertainment world will be in attendance to witness!

 

For Information On How To Stay In The Know of RepYourAct, Hot Theatre For Children, or Bright Star Talent Management Visit:

http://www.repyouract.com

http://www.HottTheatreForChildren.com

http://www.BrightStarTalentManagement.com

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DOMESTIC SEDUCTION

12 Apr

Secret Sauces of Filmmaker, Omegia KeeysFB_IMG_1492004797573

Collaborative WINNING

11 Apr

VEU MAGAZINE

http://veumagazine.com/2017/03/sunny-aiken-leaving-corporate-america-to-follow-your-dream/

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RISING STAR

23 Mar

Richard “JR” Reynolds

Richard JR Reynolds aka JR is a budding actor who through his notable deeds; exceeding beyond commitment to his community earns as well as qualifies him for accolades as ‘World Renowned’ in Arts and Entertainment.

Richard’s hefty buffet of experience and ability to create and nurture relationships helped to navigate him in his purpose. “To be a light in darkness; by BEING an example to men and women of All ages- that Success can be obtained if we all work hard”.

Richard has 16 plus years of training in several facets of the Arts. He is a Worship Leader and Gospel Recording Artist with a heart to attract Many. He also is a distinguished Play write, Musician/Composer, Acting and Vocal Coach.

Attributing much to his foundation of biblical upbringing; JR has always been innovative and generously “paying it forward”.

He is the Co-Founder of Nicey’s Heart of Restoration (Non-Profit for Battered Women/ Arts for Children). JR is also founder of Eagle Vision Productions (Providing a platform to singers, actors, dancers, etc through Stage Plays and Artist Showcases). One of Richard’s proudest, most rumored performances as a Play write was in Atlanta 2016; “Love All It Takes”, sold out and expected to soon release tour dates!

JR is definitely one to be reckoned with. He proves through his daily actions that perseverance should be approached with much intentionality. Not only is he methodically balanced with philanthropy and Theater; he has allowed himself to be a student of the TV and Film Industry. Making appearances as background, stand-in, supporting and featured roles has/is sharpening his skills. Richard has had the opportunity to be featured in David Talberts, Almost Christmas, A Question of Faith with Kim Fields and Greg Alan Williams, NETFlIX, Come Sunday (Bishop Carlton Pearson) and more. He has also made appearances on Atlanta Live, Gospel Touch with Daisy McGrew and BJ Releford.

It is of no surprise the magnitude of success that Richard will encounter on his way Up! As he effortlessly gives of himself, he believes there is an abundance of wealth and

“What God has for You is for You”.

As Richard continues to evolve in his craft his goals as a professional Actor/Entertainer are to go as far as God Allows, helping Everyone within his power to be the BEST them.

STAY TUNED:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8826994/

http://www.eagle-vp.com

https://www.facebook.com/richard.reynolds1

LAUGH til It Hurts

20 Nov

LAUGH TIL IT HURTS

Written on 20 Nov : 12:57


Categories: USPA Member Posts


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BLOWN AWAY for (current) lack of a More Explosive Description was My Experience and Many Others who Frequently Subscribe an Befriend The Actors Prayer Breakfast-( I Host Each Quarter);

The flow details include: Entertainment from Acting Community, Medical Industry, Educators and etc- you definitely will get a buffet of personalities here!

A Sense of FREE Energy is Welcomed when You come to the APB but it is not uncommon for people to have certain prejudices; perhaps rooted from tradition.

BLOWN AWAY w Your Purpose****

Much Gratitude and Salutations to My Sister in Christ, MzWallSt aka Michelle Hodges.

I am so blessed at how MzWallst OWNED her Purpose! She was efficient with timing- which says alot! She participated in sharing and being transparent as a mean of connecting. Many of the guest that hadn’t met her prior, left feeling like she was Family.

Not Only did she Perform and Might I add- Did Not Disappoint, but She stayed to the End and continued to subscribe/support to APB every chance she could.

As the Founder of APB I digest each moment as a teachable one. I remember with much precision how conflicted I was feeling that morning. I’m very sensitive to My spirit and had a need to emotionally release whatever it was that had consumed me.

When SHE hit that stage- she “KILT IT“..lol
(I know I wasn’t alone)..the proper medicine had been DELIVERED!

WE Needed to LAUGH!!

MzWallst frequents the scenes of Atlanta, South Carolina, Florida, NY and more, gifting her audience w her Passion to find humor in Real Life Situations.

She has made several TV appearances, opened up for Legendary Comedians and other Celebrities throughout the US.

In addition she still finds time to Host Charity Events as well as Volunteer w the Homeless Community.

I’ll Say…..

It is very evident in the Times we are In; We all Need to Love and Laugh More.
I advise you to Link with and (or Book) MzWallSt and Get YOUR Dose- TODAY!

https://www.gigsalad.com/comedian_mzwallst_atlanta#reviews

 

 

 

Can I Successfully Offer Quality Entertainment to Mainstream TV Without Compromise?

28 Feb

HOW DIVINE would it be to Actually LIVE Your Dream!

-Were thoughts I often ponder until recent; I was afforded and began to EXECUTE the Purpose (for My Dream).

GREETINGS, I am the Creator of [b]Partners of APB[/b]
(Purposed to Share My gifts as a Philanthropist)
During my expedition, I discovered what areas to apply my gifts.
I am fortunate to work in and passionate about the Arts of Entertaining; [b]Actress, Producer, Hostess, Model.
[/b]
I worked in Corporate America majority of my adult life. A few of those years- I spent pursuing Acting in Film and Theater. After much prayer and getting past fears of the unknown, I finally resigned and became Radical with my Purpose.

I had matured in connecting with people from all genres of life and felt I could “Act, Tell, or Live” anyone’s story whether Stage or Film. But (just) acting wasn’t enough for me. I grew overly enthusiastic of how I could link being a server and an artist.

After taking inventory , I observed there had been a great number of people who were acting or working in other fields, yet were oblivious to their Purpose. I attended events specifically targeted towards actors and people who had similar desire but Not many truly knew their “Why”. This spelled out ‘NEED’ to me, thus birthing Partners of APB (ActPrayBreak).

Partners of APB ‘GET IT’!

Partners of APB IS the LIGHT & Movement that deliberately demonstrates
that you Can Entertain; Act, Sing, Model, Write, Poet, etc without compromising
your spirituality and beliefs. I felt it would Only make sense to develop a team of like-minded Artist who were responsible to the Audience.

Prayerfully taking into account the demand, I had revelation that the Entertainment Industry has such an astronomical impact on the world. While there are several programs that cater to the Art- there still seem to be a lack of Self knowledge and Intimacy. There are also a magnitude of expeditionary learning and Drama in some Private and Public Charter Schools, as well as traditional electives in the Public School System. We are certain that when [b]Partners of APB collaborate[/b] within the scope of Public ([b]Education[/b]) Arts Program- the Organic and Creative Appeal to the Arts will be and or become less than Excellent.

Partners of APB are indeed growing and are EXCITED to share with as many inclined and are receptive to the Mission!

Partners of APB Host Quarterly an
[b]Actors Prayer Breakfas[/b]t/Brunch..Serving [b]Comedy[/b], [b]Poetry[/b], Spoken Word, Acting Workshops, Motivational Speaking, Educator with Entertainment Industry, and a Wealth of Other Arts.

For Specific Location and Date see:

-SKA