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News by HollyWoodBigFan posted 18 days ago
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Charlz Williams
Actor Charlz Williams helps shed some light on black on black discrimination in the new dramatic short “Throw the Dog a Bone.”

The film is screening on February 14th & 16 as part of the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles and I recently caught up with Charlz to find out more.

Tell us about your role in “Throw the Dog a Bone.”

CHARLZ: I play the role of a college professor at an Ivy League institution who has been assigned as the faculty adviser to a your African-American coed who is being accused of cheating to gain admission into the college. It becomes clear from the start that I am opinionated and do not like her because I angrily refer to her as, "You people". I then go about trying to make life on campus difficult for her because I want her to "Quit and go home".

What would you consider your characters ‘best’ quality? And their ‘worst’?

CHARLZ: My character best quality is that he is committed to something even through his thinking is not in alignment with those around him.
News by HollyWoodBigFan posted 19 days ago
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day…the new traditional romance film “Old Fashioned” is hitting theaters.

Actress Anne Marie Nestor hopes to heal her broken heart in this new indie from writer, director and star Rik Swartzwelder. “Old Fashioned” tells the story of traditional courtship between a former frat boy, who gives up his reckless lifestyle, and a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul.

I recently caught up with Anne Marie to find out more.

Tell us about your role in “Old Fashioned.”

ANNE MARIE: I play the role of Kelly, the lead character Clay's (Swartzwelder) college love. Recently separated from her husband, Kelly comes back into Clay's life seeking solace to heal her broken heart.

What would you consider your characters ‘best’ quality? And their ‘worst’?

ANNE MARIE: The character is an influence in Clay's life that is shown throughout the film and one of the primary motivations for his unconventional views on romance. She has a positive impact on his views regarding relationships, but reappears later in his life at a less than ideal time.
News by HollyWoodBigFan posted 25 days ago
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Salina Duplessis
Actress/Filmmaker Salina Duplessis brings her award-winning dark comedy short film “My Name is Karma” to the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles on February 7th.

The film earned ‘Best Comedy Short Film’ when it premiered at the Urban MediaMakers Film Festival and is quickly becoming an audience favorite.

I had a chance to interview Salina to find out more about her directorial debut, “My Name is Karma”.

Tell us about “My Name Is Karma.”

SALINA: MY NAME IS KARMA follows the young and seemingly successful Robin Clarke, whose only downfall is her deadbeat boyfriend, Garrett (Rashod Freelove). When he stands her up on her birthday, a desperate Robin unknowingly incites the help of Karma personified who magically gives her the power to make sure that Garrett’s ‘Karma’ catches up with him.

This is your first time as a writer, director and star – what was that like?

SALINA: It was like piloting a plane and being a flight attendant at the same time!! When you act and direct you wear many hats. If I ever act again in a movie that I direct, my role would be very...