Sunday, September 7, 2014

Crystal Ship Filmmakers Mini Indie Film Festival [VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS]

On Sunday, June 29th, Crystal Ship Filmmakers Mini Indie Film Festival took place at MIST HARLEM, 46 West 116th St. 12-4PM. Plaza 7 Talent Agency (Francesca Grimaldi and Sharon Parker-Frazier) hosted an afternoon of trailers, sizzles and teasers from new content creators.  The Robin Downes' Yoga Flava Sizzle Reel was screened at the festival and received positive reviews, especially from the marketers who pointed out the built in audience of Yoga fans.

My agents at Plaza 7 Talent Agency: Francesca Grimaldi, Robin Downes and Sharon Parker-Frazier

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Crystal Ship Filmmaker Mini Indie Festival Winners!
Plaza 7 Talent Agency Filmmaker Divison Head, Sharon Parker-Frazier, Festival winners Craig T. Williams & Rosalyn Coleman Williams . Along with Francesca Francois-Girmaldi.

Check out these other posts from Robin Downes:
Omari Hardwick: 'I Slept In Cars And It Paid Off'
Kevin Hart: "Think Like A Man Too" Red Carpet EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!
Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole to Headline After Midnight This Summer on Broadway 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Omari Hardwick: 'I Slept In Cars And It Paid Off '

I had the opportunity to meet for the first time, actor, Omari Hardwick at The American Black Film Festival 2014 in New York City and report about it.  Beyond sharing his pride and power (pun intended) with the success of his starring roles in "Being Mary Jane" and "Power", he also shared his humility with the fact that he slept in cars and it paid off toward his success. (See the full interview in the video clip below)
Check out this episode of "What's Up With Downes?" as Robin Downes reports from the red carpet of the 2014 American Black Film Festival. Interview highlights include: Spike Lee, Eriq La Salle, Kevin Hart, Robert Townsend and Omari Hardwick
For more information on the American Black Film Festival: http://www.abff.com



Kevin Hart: "Think Like A Man Too" Red Carpet EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!
Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole to Headline After Midnight This Summer on Broadway

Friday, June 20, 2014

Kevin Hart: "Think Like A Man Too" Red Carpet EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!

The American Black Film Festival hosted the New York City premiere of "Think Like A Man Too" as a part of opening night, on June19, 2014.

"Think Like A Man Too" revolves around the wedding of straight laced mama’s boy Michael (Terrence J) and good-hearted single mom Candace (Regina Hall) is the occasion that brings this group of friends from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, where Mya (Meagan Good) is miffed to discover that her b.f., Zeke (Romany Malco), seems to have slept with every woman on the Strip. Also along for the festivities are the slackerish Jeremy (Jerry Ferrara) and the driven Kristen (Gabrielle Union), whose determination to get pregnant is starting to tax Jeremy’s sexual stamina; plus rising chef Dominic (Michael Ealy) and high-powered media executive Lauren (Taraji P. Henson), who once more find themselves struggling to reconcile their unique vocational paths.

Check out this exclusive red carpet interview with Kevin Hart as he discusses his relationship with the cast members while working on the film, "Think Like A Man Too."


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Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole to Headline After Midnight This Summer on Broadway

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole to Headline After Midnight This Summer on Broadway

Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Natalie Cole "After Midnight"
Photograph by Domingo Canate for Spot Is Hot
Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole will join the roster of "Special Guest Star" vocalists in After Midnight . LaBelle is set to play performances from June 10 through 29, Knight from July 8 through August 3, and Cole August 5 through 31. The musical, which recently garnered seven Tony nods, including Best Musical, is playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Combined, the trio of legends have received 22 platinum and gold records, 18 Grammy Awards and sold almost 300 million albums worldwide. LaBelle has previously starred on Broadway in Fela! and Patti La Belle on Broadway. Knight appeared on the Great White Way in Smokey Joe’s Café. After Midnight marks Cole's Broadway debut.

Conceived by Jack Viertel, After Midnight is an evocative new musical that tackles the sexy, smoky glamour of the Jazz Age, set in the heyday of Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s Cotton Club. The show currently stars Vanessa WilliamsDulé Hill and Adriane Lenox.


In October 2013, I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek, meet and greet Fantasia at the Brook Atkins Theatre.  We discussed how she manages stress during her run on Broadway with AFTER MIDNIGHT.  Check out the highlights from my exclusive video interview:




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Monday, June 9, 2014

The American Black Film Festival Coming To NYC!

Save the dates - June 19th - 22nd, 2014 to celebrate its 18th year, American Black Film Festival is relocating to the diverse metropolis of New York City: a place synonymous with bringing people from all walks of life together.  I will be on the scene bringing you exclusive updates, reviews, interviews and news!          
They are designing a magical village within it, where you will be able to delve into all kinds of diverse stories not available at your local theater. Four days of Hollywood premieres, indie films and dynamic events such as ABFF’s new Entertainment and Lifestyle Expo, celebrity conversations, master classes, film and TV focused panels, plus our hit comedy show, are all being staged to entertain, inform and connect people with a common passion for Black culture.

Check back,  for all the exclusive updates, reviews, interviews and news!

Related ABFF Posts from Robin Downes. 

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Invitation: Sunday, June 29th - The Crystal Ship Filmmaker 2014 Mini Indie Festival


 


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Invitation: Sunday, June 29th - The Crystal Ship Filmmaker 2014 Mini Indie Festival

Save the date!  Sunday, June 29th - For The Crystal Ship Filmmaker 2014 Mini Indie Festival.  We have two sizzle reels, Yoga Flava TV & Track On Track TV,  that will be screened.  Plans are in the works for Track On Track TV to host the after party.  Stay tuned...


Robin Downes' Yoga Flava

Robin Downes' Yoga Flava
Not Just Yoga, Also The Flava Of Life!