Breaking Into...

Breaking Into...

By BreakingInto
Breaking Into is an in-depth educational interview series that features today's most influential entertainment figures. Guests range from directors to actors, hosts to reality stars, publicists to executives and much more. The singular goal is to highlight how they broke into the industry in their chosen field while offering many tips, tricks, and techniques. This is a must listen for anyone aspiring to break into Hollywood. The series is hosted by radio personality James Lott Jr.
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Breaking Into Hosting Part 2 w/ Shay Holland | BHL’s Breaking Into
Host James Lott Jr and Hosts of LA 's Shay Holland talk about self care for Hosts! With all the recent news of professionals and entertainers taking their own lives, the conversation is about the business of working as a Host, the ups and downs, and how to survive while in it. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainment news. The network features long form, in-depth celebrity interviews, smart commentary and discussion as well as news and inside information. The network was created by producer Keven Undergaro. Black Hollywood Live had
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June 25, 2018
Breaking Into The Dream w/ Wasim The Dream | BHL’s Breaking Into
Wasim Hajjiri's new book is Wasim The Dream: The Relentless Pursuit of Turning Dreams into Reality! He is an electrical engineer and recently earned his MBA from the Rady School of Management, UCSD. His journey has led him to work for the two top tech companies globally, Qualcomm and Orange Telecommunications. Currently holds three gold medals and a world class fitness athlete in the INBA (International Natural Bodybuilding Association) with ten years of weight-lifting experience. Wasim has numerous national and international TV appearances, including CBS News, FOX News, ABC News, Channel 10 News, KGTV, iHeartRadio, Roya TV, INBA TV. His story has been featured by UCSD, the Rady School of Management, TriSystem, Go Natural Athlete and by more than 30 magazines in Jordan. He competed with 35 teams and won to be a part of the UCSD, Business school Incubator in which he does professional speaking engagements and is working on creating service products. Follow Wasim the dream
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June 18, 2018
Breaking Into Multi Grammy Winner Take 6’s Claude McKnight | BHL’s Breaking Into
Claude McKnight, the brother of Singer Brian McKnight, is a member of Take 6! Take 6 have just released what is sure to be another GRAMMY contender, the newest CD ICONIC (SRG/Universal). With 10 GRAMMY awards, 10 Dove Awards, 2 NAACP Image Awards, a Soul Train Award, and more, Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley) continues to bring extraordinary vocals to their worldwide audiences, for whom they will be performing throughout the year. They recently made their  Soundstage (PBS) debut alongside The Manhattan Transfer. The new recording, ICONIC, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart, is composed of songs the sextet loves to perform both on stage and for the pure joy of lending their voices to songs that have taken on a greater meaning to them and to their audiences over their career of nearly four decades. These eclectic tunes pay tribute to both the music and the artists that made them famous
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June 18, 2018
Breaking Into Pride with Dorell Anthony and Adam Rios | BHL’s Breaking Into
Host James Lott Jr celebrates Gay Pride Month with Actor/Creator/Producer/Writer Dorell Anthony. Anthony created Pride the Series which is available on Amazon.com They also discuss the African american community and the gay community. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainment news. The network features long form, in-depth celebrity interviews, smart commentary and discussion as well as news and inside information. The network was created by producer Keven Undergaro. Blac
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June 11, 2018
Breaking Into Hosting with Shay Holland | BHL’s Breaking Into
James Lott Jr talks with Host of LA's Shay Holland about the world of hosting. She is also a SAG-AFTRA actress,She has a career in commercials and videos for brands like Gap, DirecTV, Oracle and Cost Plus. She also has hosted events like a panel for Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and hosted  at Sundance, BET Awards and other red carpet events for The Hollywood Reporter. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainment news. The network features long form, in-depth celebrity interviews, smart commentar
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May 21, 2018
Breaking Into Dude Be Nice w/ Veronica Tolentino and Brent Camalich | BHL’s Breaking Into
Host and Avid T-shirt with message wearer James Lott Jr talks with socially conscious Los Angeles based clothing brand, Dude Be Nice. Their mission is to inspire people to treat themselves and others better and to help positively shift the culture of communities nationwide. James talks to co-founders Veronica Tolentino and Brent Camalich. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainment news. The network features long form, in-depth celebrity interviews, smart commentary and discussion as well as news and i
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May 14, 2018
Breaking Into Forgiveness with Miyume McKinley | BHL’s Breaking Into
James Lott Jr welcomes back LCSW Miyume McKinley. They Are talking about the act of forgiveness and its effects on mental health. Miyume McKinley, LCSW was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 2004 she obtained her B.S. in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana. After graduating, Miyume relocated to Los Angeles, CA and obtained her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Community Mental Health from California State University Dominguez Hills. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to A
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May 7, 2018
Breaking Into Todd Bridges | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... Host James Lott Jr sits down with Television Icon Todd Bridges for a one on one interview about his reel and real lives. Todd best know as Willis on 70s/80s comedy TV series Diff'rent Strokes. He has done many TV series including Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, Roots, Everybody Hates Chris. He is also a stand up comedian and the author of the raw and honest book, Killing Willis. They are talk fatherhood and the sexual abuse he endured as a child and drugs. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to Africa
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April 30, 2018
Breaking Into Mind Body and Spirit with DatYogaDude James Woods | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... --James Lott Jr talks with young black man And Wellness Coach James Woods about his brand DatYogaDude and the importance of yoga and mental and physical health thru meditation. They highlight his own journey and some of the inventive ways he gets yoga out to the masses. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainment news. The network features long form, in-depth celebrity interviews, smart commentary and discussion as well as news and inside information. The network was cre
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April 23, 2018
Breaking Into The Chronicles of Jessica Wu | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... --The Chronicles of Jessica Wu is a story about a young girl who is on the Autism spectrum and has super capabilities. Host James Lott Jr talks with the Creator/Producer Ironbeard Films Zane Hubbard and one of the series stars, Jasmine Hester who plays Sarah Stanton. Especially important to highlight as April is Autism Awareness Month! Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainment news. The network features long form, in-depth celebrity interviews, smart commentary and discussion as well
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April 16, 2018
Breaking Into My New Favorite Things | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode, Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr shows us  and talks about his favorite new products on the market! Books, food, clothes, Hair care, and some of HIS own ventures are showcased this episode. He also offers his take on being an entrepeneur. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainment news. The network features long form, in-depth celebrity interviews, smart commentary and discussion as well as news and inside information. The network was created
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April 2, 2018
Breaking Into James Lott Jr with Alice Safarti | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode, Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Alice Safarti. Alice Sarfati is an actress, known for A Right Fool (2017) and Phattom Thread (2018). ALICE SARFATI is a freelance TV broadcaster with over 10 years experience in the field working for nationally and internationally syndicated entertainment news shows.  She is also an entrepreneur, currently working on a line of travel-related accessories as well as a writer working on bilingual children's books centered around the life of her rescue dog, Cooper, The Chiweenie!  Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood
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March 26, 2018
Breaking Into Black Don’t Crack with Debra Hubbard | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode, Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Debra Hubbard about her clothing line.  Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainment news. The network features long form, in-depth celebrity interviews, smart commentary and discussion as well as news and inside information. The network was created by producer Keven Undergaro. Black Hollywood Live had guests from shows/films like 12 Years A Slave, The Butler, America's Got Talent, The Game, Chicago Fire, Believe, Hannibal, Suits, Parks and Recreation, Dall
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March 19, 2018
Breaking Into 202 The Series Season 2 | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode, Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews The Cast of 202: The Series Mykell Barlow, Malynda Hale, Tia Robinson, Harry Holmes, Euriamis Losada Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainment news. The network features long form, in-depth celebrity interviews, smart commentary and discussion as well as news and inside information. The network was created by producer Keven Undergaro. Black Hollywood Live had guests from shows/films like 12 Years A Slave, The Butler, America's Got Talent, The Game, Chi
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March 12, 2018
Breaking Into The 42 Initiative with Erin Jones Wesley | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode, Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Erin Jones Wesley. I currently am the executive director of The 42 Initiative, also known as Club 42, where I work closely with donors like John Branca, high powered entertainment attorney and partner with other Los Angeles philanthropies and groups. Through my philanthropic efforts, I have built relationships through the country to help raise money for the 42 goal, which is to create and maintain a diverse community when kids of both affluent and underserved backgrounds can play sports, dance, and create music together. We also help provide tuition awards and help restore inner city parks and sports fields. When I am not leading the 42 philanthropy, you can catch me providing on-camera sports analysis for Big West Conference Productions/ESPN3 and hosting lifestyle and fitness segments. My appreciation for sports comes from my NCAA Division I student-athlete background as a college soft
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February 26, 2018
Breaking Into Conscious Clothing with Every Play Matters | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode, Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews the brilliant minds behind conscious clothing Every Play Matters. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainment news. The network features long form, in-depth celebrity interviews, smart commentary and discussion as well as news and inside information. The network was created by producer Keven Undergaro. Black Hollywood Live had guests from shows/films like 12 Years A Slave, The Butler, America's Got Talent, The Game, Chicago Fire, Believe, Hannibal, Suits
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February 19, 2018
Breaking Into The Art of Letting Go w/ Alfpha & Mike Brown | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode, Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Alfpha & Mike Brown. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainment news. The network features long form, in-depth celebrity interviews, smart commentary and discussion as well as news and inside information. The network was created by producer Keven Undergaro. Black Hollywood Live had guests from shows/films like 12 Years A Slave, The Butler, America's Got Talent, The Game, Chicago Fire, Believe, Hannibal, Suits, Parks and Recreation, Dallas Buyers Club, R
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February 12, 2018
Breaking Into’s 100th Show with LaTeasha & Jason Gbor | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode, Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews LaTeasha and Jason Gbor. Gbor are the next R&B sensation. They have a combination of all the elements needed for super stardom, with 6’5 & 6’6 frames, the look of supermodels, style and sultry, perfectly toned vocals, they are sure to more than captivate their target audience. Their soulful, melodic sound is comprised of many influences including; Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, The Commission, The Clark Sisters, Kimberly …Burrell and others. The group Gbor is made up of twin brothers, Jason and Joshua Gbor. Their father of African decent in Liberia and their mother from America, the twins were exposed to a multicultural upbringing that is clearly evident in their music. They began their career in the entertainment industry at the tender age of five as twin models. Though they had and presently have a commanding presence on the runway, they found music to be the path they w
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December 11, 2017
Breaking Into Meme Queens with Jessica Caesar and Gilli Messer | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode, Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Jessica Caesar and Gilli Messer about being Meme Queens. Nicole and Brynn are two former beauty queens who are now in their late 20s, broke, and desperate for attention. The girls are willing to do anything to become rich and internet famous, including star in their own all-access, low-budget internet reality show. The series is a behind-the-scenes, "backstage" window into the making of Nicole and Brynn's online comeback that captures their most unglamorous and meme-worthy antics. No longer beauty queens, our flawed protagonists are now MEME QUEENS. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood
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December 4, 2017
Breaking Into Multi Hyphenate Mark Christopher Lawrence | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode, Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Mark Christopher Lawrence. Mark Christopher Lawrence is an American character actor, stand-up comedian and voice-over artist. He is known for his role as esoteric D.J., Tone Def, in the 1994 satirical rap mockumentary, Fear of a Black Hat. He has co-starred in popular films such as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Tales From the Hood, Planet of the Apes, Lost Treasure and The Pursuit of Happyness. Lawrence is best known for his role as Big Mike on the NBC series Chuck. He has made guest appearances on many television programs, most notably Heroes, My Name Is Earl, Crossing Jordan, Dharma & Greg, Malcolm in the Middle, Touched by an Angel, Malcolm & Eddie, Men Behaving Badly, Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Good Luck Charlie and Martin. He is also featured on the Radio Series Adventures in Odyssey as "Ed Washington."   Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://yo
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November 27, 2017
Breaking Into Acting with Sal Velez | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Sal Velez. Sal Velez Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois as Salvador Velez Jr. to Vivian Hernandez, a school teacher and Salvador Velez, a U.S. Postman. A second generation Puerto Rican, Sal's parents divorced at an early age where Sal, his mother and sister relocated to Houston, Texas. Sal later returned to Chicago's Humboldt Park at the age of 14 to reconnect with his father. Growing up in the rough streets of Chicago while working a full-time job in the Steel Worker's Union, Sal used entertainment as his muse, from impersonations of iconic actors to singing Latin Jazz in nightclubs. In 2001, he was discovered and invited to audition for the infamous Chicago's Second City where he won a three-year scholarship and studied Improv, Classical, Sketch Writing and Musical Theater and soon after joined their Second City Tour Company. His love for performing found him
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November 20, 2017
Breaking Into Acting with Karimah Westbrook | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Karimah Westbrook. Karimah Westbrook is an American television and film actress. After crashing an audition and snagging a role in the Paramount box office hit Save the Last Dance (2001), she has never looked back. A Chicago native, the youngest of two, Westbrook was inspired by actress Whoopi Goldberg growing up. After falling in love with the theater, she realized she had a strong desire to perform and decided to pursue an acting career. She attended schools such as The Academy of Dramatic Arts-West. Westbrook earned recognition for her performance as Ginnie in the Sony Classics critically acclaimed bio-pic Baadasssss! (2003) opposite actor/director Mario Van Peebles. Baadasssss! (2003) was voted "One of the Best Movies of the Year" by Ebert and Roeper. Since moving to Los Angeles, the Chicago native has amassed an impressive list of T.V. and film appearances, including s
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November 13, 2017
Breaking Into Two Year Anniversary | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. celebrates his 2 year anniversary! Celebrating with him are: Tamer Kattan (@tamerkattan) Brandon Larkins (@brandonlarkins) Geoffrey Thorne (@geoffthorne) Joshua Silverstein (@joshuasilverbat) Eddie Zamora (@theyumyumfoodie) Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainment news. The network features long form, in-depth celebrity interviews, smart commentary and discussion as well as news and inside information. The network was created
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November 6, 2017
Breaking Into Short Film with Mykell Barlow | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Mykell Barlow. Mykell  is an actor and writer from Atlanta, GA. He spent his teenage and college years as a singer/songwriter and was given the opportunity to perform on stages from Los Angeles to Bangkok Thailand. He released an acoustic EP which included his first single "New Stage". This song and the music video (shot with a single hand cam by director, Justin Patten) got Mykell a starring role alongside Mike "The Situation" in a web series called New Stage (titled after his single of the same name). The track was also the theme song for the series. After this experience Mykell released a full length album,completely reinvented himself, and then moved to Los Angeles California to put all his effort into making his dreams a reality. He finished 6th in the reality show called "Take The Stage" where the contestants are mentored by super music manager Johnny Wright (manager of Justin Tim
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October 16, 2017
Breaking Into The Music Biz with Tyeler Reign | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Tyeler Reign. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainment news. The network features long form, in-depth celebrity interviews, smart commentary and discussion as well as news and inside information. The network was created by producer Keven Undergaro. Black Hollywood Live had guests from shows/films like 12 Years A Slave, The Butler, America's Got Talent, The Game, Chicago Fire, Believe, Hannibal, Suits, Parks and Recreation, Dallas Buyers Club, Real Husb
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October 12, 2017
Breaking Into Therapy with Miyume McKinley | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Miyume McKinley. Miyume McKinley is an Los Angeles based licensed psychotherapist with over 10 years in the business!  Miyume also has her own internet talk radio show entitled "Epiphany" which airs on Accelerated Radio on Saturday mornings. Miyume developed this show in an effort to promote the importance of mental health, break the negative stigmas associated with mental health, and provide psycho education and skills to her listeners on how to handle the challenges life sometimes throws our way Please visit:  http://www.epiphanyradioblog.com/ http://www.eccts.com/team/  Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHol
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October 9, 2017
Breaking Into Raw Humor with Tamer Kattan | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Tamer Kattan. Tamer Kattan was born an outsider and that's where he stayed. This Egyptian-born American was born into a family of Muslims, Christians and Jews, leaving him incredibly comfortable in the uncomfortable. From school yard bullies to an abusive father, comedy quickly became a weapon of this underdog. An award winning international comedian with TV and commercial credits in the United States and UK, Tamer has a deep understanding of the human condition. A regular at the Comedy Store, Improv and Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. This is one comic you do not want to miss live.   Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/
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October 2, 2017
Breaking Into Soul Food w/Chef Guilian Jones and Yealang Smith | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Chef Guilian Jones and Yealang Smith. Soul Hollywood redefines traditional southern cuisine by embracing the flavors of the South, while combining them with contemporary elements. Executive Chef Giulian Jones takes an inventive approach to the menu using seasonal ingredients, unique spices, and flavor profiles from international influences. With Southern spirits and cocktails, craft beers, and a carefully curated wine selection, Soul embodies the warmth of true southern hospitality while offering a modern and inviting environment. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the wo
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September 20, 2017
Breaking Into…Your Own Identity with Kristinia DeBarge | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into... -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews musician Kristinia DeBarge. Kristinia DeBarge is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. DeBarge first appeared on national television in 2003 as a contestant on the American Idol spin-off, American Juniors. In 2009, DeBarge signed a contract with the Island Records department Sodapop, releasing her debut album, Exposed, in July of the same year. The first single, "Goodbye", reached the top 20 in the US and Canada. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainme
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August 30, 2017
Breaking Into… with Melanie Mosley | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- Breaking Into... -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews actress Melanie Mosley. Melanie Mosley is an actress, known for The Guest Book (2017), Shameless (2011) and 2 Broke Girls (2011). Make sure to subscribe to BHL! - http://youtube.com/blackhollywoodlive HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://blackhollywoodlive.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bhlonline Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/BlackHollywoodLive/ ABOUT BLACK HOLLYWOOD LIVE: Black Hollywood Live is the world's first online broadcast news network with programming and content dedicated to African American entertainment news. The network features long form, in-depth celebrity interviews, smart commentary and discussion as well as news and inside information. The network was created by producer Keven Undergaro. Black Hollywood Live had guests from shows/f
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July 31, 2017
Breaking Into… with Kirk & Joni Bovill | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Kirk & Joni Bovill.
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July 24, 2017
Breaking Into… Multi Entertainment with Kevontay Jackson | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Performer Kevontay Jackson. Kevontay Jackson is an actor, known for Everybody Hates Chris (2005), Whitney (2015) and Spook Hunters (2016).
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July 17, 2017
Breaking Into… Life After LOST with Malcolm David Kelley | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Actor Malcolm David Kelley. Malcolm David Kelley is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known for portraying the character Walt Lloyd on the ABC series Lost and as one half of the pop duo MKTO.
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July 10, 2017
Breaking Into… TV/Film Composing with Kurt Farquhar | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Composer Kurt Farquhar. Born in Illinois, the youngest of five children, Kurt's musical education took him from the streets of Chicago to the Music Conservatories of France. By the age of twelve he had already written his first symphonic work. Today, Kurt Farquhar is a four-time BMI award winner for most performed music on prime-time television. For over two decades Kurt has been one of the most dominant composers in television music (King of Queens, The Game, Lincoln Heights, Girlfriends, Sister Sister, Soul Food, The Parkers, South Central, The Proud Family, and many others). Some of Kurt's film credits include "Not Easily Broken", "Cover", "Lifted", and the soon to be released "96 Minutes". Kurt Farquhar is also the founder and CEO of True Music, a highly respected music licensing catalog based in Pasadena, CA.
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June 6, 2017
Breaking Into… Social Entrepeneurship with Seanne Murray | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Social Entrepeneur Seanne Murray. Seanne, known by the acronym SNM, her initials and is an activist, advocate and social entrepreneur. She is a passionate and pioneering executive committed to discovering and introducing innovative solutions for change and progress. Seanne considers it her divine duty and unequivocal obligation to do everything she can to help others reach their highest potential and make this world a better place for all. Seanne is the Founder of STOP STUFF, an action oriented apparel and entertainment enterprise. She is determined to create one million leaders, activists and social entrepreneurs to actually change the world. A 9/11 survivor, she is driven by the experience of knowing for sure that we can thrive after atrocity. Seanne’s personal social enterprise is stopping gun violence. She leads by example showing others that we can change the world th
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June 5, 2017
Breaking Into… Playboy, Producing and Prince with Devin DeVasquez | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Producer Devin DeVasquez. For years her image as a pinup model is the only picture most people had. Yes, Playboy did discovered her and she has been a successful pinup model for over 25 years. A progression from modeling lead to acting in films, such as, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Society and “A Low Down Dirty Shame”. Later in her career she took on producing my own video, “The Best of Devin” and photo book “Living In a Blonde World”. Over the past few years, she was flattered to learn that many teenage girls have been named after Devin from her $100,000 Spokesmodel win on “Star Search” and many girls have contacted her on the web asking how they could follow in her footsteps and have a successful pinup career? This inspired Devin to write, “The Naked Truth About A Pinup Model” after she had the privilege of interviewing pinup legend, Bettie Page. Devin wanted to give those up and coming mo
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May 22, 2017
Breaking Into… The Father of Krump, Tommy The Clown | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews dancer Tommy the Clown. Thomas Johnson, also known as Tommy the Clown, is an American dancer best known as the inventor of the "clowning" style of dance, which evolved into krumping. Johnson invented the style in 1992 to enhance birthday party clown acts, thereby creating the concept of "hip-hop clowns". Johnson and his followers have performed at birthday parties ranging from inner city communities to celebrities like Madonna, Pamela Anderson, and Cedric the Entertainer. He achieved international acclaim as focus of David LaChapelle's 2005 documentary Rize. Tommy the Clown also danced with Ray Ray, of Mindless Behavior fame.
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May 16, 2017
Breaking Into… 202 The Series | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews the team behind 202 the Series. After falling months behind on rent, struggling singer Nya Gold and her straight laced friend Lola have to find a new roommate. Dwight moves in and brings secrets, drama, and a whole lot of sass.
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May 16, 2017
Breaking Into… Acting with Usman Ally | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews actor Usman Ally. Usman Ally is an Obie Award winning actor. He originated the role of Bagheera in Disney's World Premiere of The Jungle Book (Goodman Theatre, Huntington Theatre) for which he received the award for Best Actor in a Musical at the IRNE Awards, as well as the role of Amir in the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced (American Theater Company) for which he received a Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination for Actor in a Principal Role. He originated the role of VP in the multi award winning Pulitzer Finalist The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Victory Gardens Theater) which he then reprized for the New York and Los Angeles Premieres (Second Stage & Geffen Playhouse). On stage, Mr Ally was most recently seen as the lead character, Bashir in the critically acclaimed New York premiere of The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar, for which Usman won an Obie Award for performance,
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May 8, 2017
Breaking Into… Real Estate with LaToya Tolbert-Watson | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews LaToya Tolbert-Watson. Before becoming a practitioner, LaToya was a photographer who took professional photos of homes for various real estate agents. She was a single mother living from house to house and was nearly homeless. LaToya knew firsthand what not having a home felt like, and was now going to devote her life to helping people find a home.
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May 8, 2017
Breaking Into… Luxury with Wanderluxxe | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Marti Hines and Lola Woods from Wanderluxxe. WanderLuxxe is a luxury experience brand. We’re exclusive, we’re dexterous, we’re know-how. We curate excursions for travelers who are interested in new adventures, in search of a complete package to enjoy the escape that they seek. We created WanderLuxxe in response to a market of wanderers who were in search of an experience that was outside of their reach. WanderLuxxe was born almost the moment we returned from our first project at the Cannes Film Festival. Over lunch with a couple of glamorous, well-travelled friends, they lamented that although they'd love, love, love to go--and they could certainly afford to get themselves to the seaside resort--they had no idea how to place themselves in the center of the glittering scene at an international film festival. They knew they'd never be able to attract the paparaz
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May 2, 2017
Breaking Into… Acting with Edwina Findley Dickerson | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Edwina Findley Dickerson. Edwina Findley is an American actress. In 2014 she began starring as one of lead characters in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, If Loving You Is Wrong. Findley is also known for her recurring roles in the HBO television dramas The Wire and Treme, and for performance in the 2012 independent film Middle of Nowhere. In 2016, she received Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female nomination for her performance in Free in Deed.
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April 24, 2017
Breaking Into… Triumph Over Being Bullied with Tensie Taylor | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Tensie Taylor. In this compelling autobiography, Tensie J. Taylor recounts the physical and verbal abuse she experienced almost daily for thirteen years from students at school. From the shame and humiliation of having food thrown at her in the school cafeteria to the intense pain of having her arm almost broken, and to the terror and horror of being dangled from a two-story building, this book takes the reader on a journey into the pain, suffering, and heartache of one being bullied. Readers will be inspired when they discover how Tensie J. Taylor is victorious in overcoming these challenges, difficulties, and hardships. In the end, she is successful in turning terror into triumph.
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April 10, 2017
Breaking Into… Sexy with Motivational Comedian Stan Pearson | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Stan Pearson. Stan Pearson is a Salsa dancing, Spanish speaking, diversity and leadership speaker. He has spoken in over 40 States in the U.S. in addition to Mexico and Canada. His presentations connect, entertain and educate everyone regardless of race, cultural or socio-economic backgrounds. If you are looking for a speaker to have an impact on your audience and be absolutely happy you chose him; Stan is your man.
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April 7, 2017
Breaking Into… Being the 19th Child with Paul Lamar Hunter | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Paul Lamar Hunter. Big and small families have their drawbacks. But what happens when you have 20 brothers and sisters and a mother who was mentally ill? Well, according to Paul Lamar Hunter, you fly or your fall. Paul is the 19th child of 21 natural children (18 now living today) born to a schizophrenic mother who treated her children with utter disdain. Paul Hunter is the first (and only of his sibling)s to have graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Upper Iowa University. Hunter’s inaugural literary offering is a gripping autobiographical account of growing up in a dysfunctional and abusive environment in an enthralling biographical literary offering titled “No Love, No Charity: The Success of the 19th Child.” Having had 20 siblings, Hunter grew up with as many as 17 in the home at one time, in what he describes as abject poverty, chaos, and physi
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April 3, 2017
Breaking Into TV/Movie Writing with Alyson Fouse | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Alyson Fouse. Alyson Fouse was born and raised in Compton, California by her two loving parents, Alvin and Mable Fouse. One of her earliest memories was sitting on her father's lap while he read her the Sunday comics. This lead to her love of reading. It wasn't until Alyson was a little girl in church that she realized she had a passion for writing, too. After hearing her mother read the church minutes she'd written in away that kept the congregation engaged and entertained. Alyson knew at that moment she wanted to become a writer. Alyson began her career in radio when she submitted an unsolicited sketch to a popular Los Angeles morning show, "John London and The House Party" on 92.3 The Beat. She was hired as their first ever free-lance writer. Just a month later, one of her sketches caught the attention of Keenen Ivory Wayans. Still, in the midst of a busy T
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March 27, 2017
Breaking Into Talented Twins Jason and Joshua Gbor | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Jason and Joshua Gbor. Gbor are the next R&B sensation. They have a combination of all the elements needed for super stardom, with 6’5 & 6’6 frames, the look of supermodels, style and sultry, perfectly toned vocals, they are sure to more than captivate their target audience. Their soulful, melodic sound is comprised of many influences including; Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, The Commission, The Clark Sisters, Kimberly …Burrell and others. The group Gbor is made up of twin brothers, Jason and Joshua Gbor. Their father of African decent in Liberia and their mother from America, the twins were exposed to a multicultural upbringing that is clearly evident in their music. They began their career in the entertainment industry at the tender age of five as twin models. Though they had and presently have a commanding presence on the runway, they found music to be the path they wer
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March 24, 2017
Breaking Into…Acting with Rayan Lawrence | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Rayan Lawrence. Rayan Lawrence was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Underground (2016), All Eyez on Me (2017) and Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016).
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March 21, 2017
Breaking Into…Multi-Entertainment with Gerald Webb | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Gerald Webb. Gerald was born a performer. As far back as anyone can remember Gerald was telling stories or jokes, break dancing, rapping, acting or DJing. In grade school his teachers would ask him to do his President Jimmy Carter impersonation and in high school he dreamed of hosting Jeopardy or of being the anchorman on the local Philly news. When asked how he transitioned from Philly/NJ DJ to studio executive, award winning producer and award winning actor in just eight years in Hollywood, Gerald replied: “Become a decision maker not the passive result of the decisions being made and be willing to work harder than you’ve ever imagined to expand your knowledge, talent and skill sets.”
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March 21, 2017
Breaking Into… Ghosts with The Ghost Brothers | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey. As budding enthusiasts of paranormal investigation, the Ghost Brothers take a passionate hobby to the next level in some of the country's most haunted locations. By day, Dalen and Juwan are fashion designers with their own label called Loren Spratt, though, in their off time, they have been investigating haunted houses, hotels and cemeteries together since 2011. Marcus, a comedian and "Barber to the Stars," met Dalen in 2009 and now, as an "experienced" ghost hunter, he considers himself the Peter Venkman of the trio.
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March 16, 2017
Breaking Into… Investigative Journalism Part 3 w/RJ Bond & Michael Douglas Carlin | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews RJ Bond and Michael Douglas Carlin. The powerful and compelling true story of corruption, coercion and murder surrounding the Tupac Shakur & Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace homicides brought to 2014. With contribution by former Los Angeles Police Detective Russell Poole, the original Wallace homicide investigator, Michael Douglas Carlin, Director of "American Federale" and Richard "RJ" Bond, director of the "Tupac Assassination" movies take you inside the 18 year odyssey of the derailed murder investigations. Tupac 187: The Red Knight" goes back to the beginning of the investigations-the original police files-and re-examines the people and evidence who have been previously corrupted or ignored. We decided to strip the Death Row Records disinformation machine of its fallacies, and re-paint the witness disparagement campaigns by the Los Angeles Times with the color of truth. When all
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March 8, 2017
Breaking Into Conscious Photography with Cinthya Guillen | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. welcomes Cinthya Guillen to Breaking Into to discuss her life and career! Cinthya Guillen is a photographer living and working in Southern California. Her work aims to confront socially constructed ideas around space and identity. Her current project, Abstract Borders, challenges perception and bias by capturing seemingly disparate homes in Los Angeles and Tijuana, Mexico. Though she enjoys technology and the ease of digital cameras, her true love is film photography. In order to bring exposure to women of color who still shoot film, Cinthya co-founded the Black Dove Film Club, a collective of and for women of color photographers. Their mission is to promote their love for film photography while uniting as an underrepresented minority in the film community. See more from BDFC at www.blackdovefilmclub.com and on Instagram @blackdovefilmclub.
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March 6, 2017
Breaking Into…Politics with Drexel Heard II | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. welcomes Drexel Heard II to Breaking Into to discuss his life and career! A personality, a creative director, a political commentator, a military brat, Drexel has had his hands in all different kinds of outlets. Having been a member of both College Republicans and College Democrats at North Carolina State University, Drexel's knowledge of how the government works, his keen sense of domestic and international policy, coupled with his love for Washington news, has made him a leading voice in a generation. Over the years, Drexel has worked to get both Democrats and Republicans elected having helped elect both North Carolina Senators Kay Hagan and Richard Burr, as well as the campaigns for both President Obama and President Bush. After the 2008 election, Drexel relocated to New York expanding his expertise in the entertainment community, becoming one of the most sought out creative direc
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February 21, 2017
Breaking Into…Book Fitness with Alex Cypriano | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. welcomes Alex Cypriano to Breaking Into to discuss his life and career! Was born May 20,1996 in Tampa, Florida and always had big goals and aspirations. He's constantly been working to make those dreams a reality. With his 5 years of bodybuilding and fitness experience, part of his goals was to make an impact on the lives of others in the way of fitness. If he can help someone better themselves or create a healthier lifestyle then he knows he's doing the right thing. Hopefully he can help make a life-changing decision in the pursuit of a healthier future!
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February 20, 2017
Breaking Into…Book Publishing & Star Trek with Geoffrey Thorne | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. welcomes Geoffrey Thorne to Breaking Into to discuss his life and career! After a successful career as a television actor including portraying police officer Wilson Sweet in the television series In the Heat of the Night from 1989 to 1994, Thorne began writing professionally, winning Second Prize in Simon & Schuster's sixth annual Strange New Worlds anthology with his story "The Soft Room." He went on to publish more stories in several media tie-in anthologies as well as the Star Trek: Titan novel Sword of Damocles. Other stories he has written include contributions to Flying Pen Press's anthology Space Grunts, MV Media's Steamfunk anthology, and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. As a screenwriter, Thorne has worked with Kickstart Entertainment to develop two of their properties, Of Bitter Souls and Sword of Dracula, for television. He was a writer for season 9 of the Uni
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February 13, 2017
Breaking Into Acting with Kirk Bovill | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. welcomes Kirk Bovill to Breaking Into to discuss his life and career! Kirk Bovill (born January 17, 1961) is an American actor, writer and producer. His film credits include 20th Century Women, Free State of Jones, Get on Up, Contraband, Texas Killing Fields, White Lightnin’, The Butterfly Circus, and God Bless America. Bovill started out at Hollywood’s The Comedy Store in the improv group that opened up the highly successful urban comedy show, Trippin’ on Tuesdays in 2006. Recent television credits include a guest star turn on American Horror Story: Asylum, Grey's Anatomy, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He'll been seen in the 2016 films 20th Century Women and Free State of Jones. He has released two critically acclaimed CDs with his wife, Joni Bovill under their indie label, Elmo Records. They have appeared on TV One's The Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors and have
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February 3, 2017
Breaking Into… Criminal Rehab & Life Change with Rabbi Mark Borovitz | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. welcomes Rabbi Mark Borovitz to Breaking Into to discuss Criminal Rehab and Life Change! Officially ordained in 2000 at the University of Judaism with a Master’s in Rabbinic Literature, Rabbi Mark Borovitz combined his knowledge of Torah and street smarts to shape his calling: helping recovering addicts find their way in the world. Spiritual Leader, Author, Head Rabbi, CEO, and overall anomaly, he is able to reach both the addict and the congregant, and de-stigmatize this life threatening disease. Rabbi Mark’s leadership is unparalleled. Community members, addicts, educators, dignitaries, and executives all seek his wisdom; a blend of acute savvy and rabbinic teachings. When working with residents, he is living proof that change is possible; when speaking to the congregant, he stands for hope that every man has a higher purpose. In early 2004, Rabbi Mark was one of seven people
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November 16, 2016
Breaking Into… The Film & TV Industry With Rachel Kylian | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. welcomes Rachel Kylian to Breaking Into to discuss how she's broken into the Film and TV Industry! Rachel Kylian is known for her work on Almost Christmas (2016), MacGyver (2016) and Interpreters (2016).
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November 11, 2016
Breaking Into… One Year Anniversary Show | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. celebrates a year of hosting Breaking Into by welcoming back some amazing guests!   James would like to thank all for watching Breaking Into since it's return one year ago. A special thank you to Joe Hernandez-Kolski, Joshua Silverstein, Jazsmin Lewis, LaTeasha Gbor, and Adolfo Quinones for celebrating!
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November 8, 2016
Breaking Into… Music and Hosting with Delious Kennedy | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Delious Kennedy. Best-known for singing silky smooth harmonies with the 90’s Grammy Award-winning group, All-4-One, Delious Kennedy is no stranger to performing on stage, but now he is sharing his sense of humor and personality with the world on his newest show Flashback Tonight. Flashback Tonight is a talk show that allows fans to learn everything they’ve ever wanted to know about their favorite stars and some things they wish they didn’t! Making a splash with his first guest, Grammy Award-winning artist and actor, Rick Springfield, Delious isn’t afraid to ask the tough (or most inappropriate) questions. Starting out with your typical interview format, hilarity quickly ensues with Delious’ favorite game “Why Would You Ask That,” where he asks 15 ridiculous questions that the guest must answer honestly. From the Kardashians to “self-love” to even more embarras
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November 1, 2016
Breaking Into…Music with JP Cali Smoov | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews JP Cali Smoov. JP Cali Smoov (nee John Paul Misquez) is a Los Angeles-based hip-hop recording artist, freestyle rap battle champion, and aspiring entrepreneur. Best known for his musical collaborations with DJ Quik, Wiz Khalifa, and Snoop Dogg, Smoov is a multitalented and multifaceted entertainer. Born December 12, 1992 in West Los Angeles, Cali’s childhood was spent in and out of foster care and group homes until he moved to Chicago as a teenager. While in high school, Cali discovered his love of hip-hop music and started writing lyrics despite getting in with negative elements in his neighborhood. After going in and out of the legal system, he flew to a show in Indiana which would be the beginning of a turning point for him. On the way to the club, Smoov was in a fatal car accident, resulting in the death of his two best friends Tim and BJ and leaving Smoov on the
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October 26, 2016
Breaking Into… Acting with James Moses Black | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews James Moses Black. James Moses Black was recently featured as a U.S. Army officer co-starring in the upcoming Logan, the last film in the Wolverine film series that will star Hugh Jackman. He also plays a Muslin referee in Heart, Baby, the true story of a boxer who was falsely imprisoned; he’s a confused ditch-digging mentor to Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) in the thriller 68 Kill; he’s Detective Duke Johnson in writer/director Nicholas Kalikow’s action comedy Carter & June; and he’s Detective Spencer Soleno in the upcoming thriller Dark Meridian. He made his television debut in The Orlando Jones Show and hasn’t stopped working since. Recent highlights include Roots (as Kizzy’s adversary, Pastor Benjamin Lyon); and recurs on Nashville, as Pastor Lewis and most recently 24: Legacy and recurs on Greenleaf which airs on the Own Network as Nigel the choir director.
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October 26, 2016
Breaking Into…Marvel Comics with Geoffrey Thorne | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Geoffrey Thorne. Geoffrey Thorne is an American screenwriter, novelist, actor and writer of the two new Marvel Comic Series Solo and Mosaic Thorne was born in Washington, D.C. After a successful career as a television actor including portraying police officer Wilson Sweet in the television series In the Heat of the Night from 1989 to 1994, Thorne began writing professionally, winning Second Prize in Simon & Schuster's sixth annual Strange New Worlds anthology with his story "The Soft Room." He went on to publish more stories in several media tie-in anthologies as well as the Star Trek: Titan novel Sword of Damocles. Other stories he has written include contributions to Flying Pen Press's anthology Space Grunts, MV Media's Steamfunkanthology, and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. As a screenwriter, Thorne has worked with Kickstart Entertainment to d
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October 24, 2016
Breaking Into…Persistence Coaching with Dr. Clarence Lee | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Dr. Clarence Lee. As a flight surgeon, Dr. Lee worked with one of the most elite squadrons in the USAF 99RS specializing in aeronautical medicine. He has over 100 flying hours (10 in combat) in several airframes including the legendary U-2 and T-38 (http://1.usa.gov/292FxDF). Lee was responsible for taking care of pilots who fly into the outer limits of the atmosphere, reaching heights of more than 70,000 feet in the famous U-2 aircraft. These pilots often run the risk of decompression sickness from the altitude, also referred to as DCS. Currently, he works as a medical director (with an MBA) in Sacramento and author providing "persistence coaching" to his patients and first generation college students at Sacramento State University. Through his efforts he has been able to heal his patients from the inside out, and witness students' significant growth in retention and grad
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October 19, 2016
Breaking Into…The World of Tyler Perry with Patrice Lovely | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Patrice Lovely. Patrice Lovely is starring in Tyler Perry's BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, opens October 21. She currently stars in Tyler Perry's LOVE THY NEIGHBOR on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Patrice began her career as a ringmaster for the UniverSoul Circus as Mrs. Mabelle. In 2011 she debuted on stage for A Madea's Christmas, she would go on to do several other shows including fan favorite I Don't Want to Do Wrong. Lovely has recorded two gospel albums, Glory Road and Seven Days. Patrice has played the iconic character Hattie in several Tyler Perry films including: A MADEA CHRISTMAS, MADEA GETS A JOB, I DON'T WANT TO DO WRONG, HELL HAVE NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORN, and THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS.
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October 19, 2016
Breaking Into… Acting From Football with Kerry Rhodes | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Kerry Rhodes. Former NFL star Kerry Rhodes is starring in the Tyler Perry series, IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG which premieres on September 13th on OWN. He is also executive producing and playing Drew in the upcoming horror comedy, TRAGEDY GIRLS. Directed by Tyler MacIntyre who co-wrote the script with Chris Hill, TRAGEDY GIRLS follows two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small Midwestern town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends. TRAGEDY GIRLS stars Brianna Hildebrand (DEADPOOL), Alexandrea Shipp (X MEN: APOCALYPSE), Craig Robinson (HOT TUB TIME MACHINE) and Josh Hutcherson (THE HUNGER GAMES). Rhodes and his production company The Comeback Kids also produced the documentary GONE IN AN INSTANT; which follows the career of fellow athlete Antoine Walker, a three time NBA All-Star who lost 110 m
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October 11, 2016
Breaking Into… Dance with Toni Basil | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Toni Basil. Toni Basil began her career as a dancer and assistant choreographer, working on such shows as Hullabaloo (1965) choreographed by David Winters. Later, she choreographed the hit film American Graffiti (1973) and also began appearing in films, including the now-classic Easy Rider (1969). After several films, she launched her music career with her first album, "Word of Mouth", in 1981, which was released both as a record and a video, quite an innovation at the time. Culled from that album was a innocent little ditty called "Mickey", which soon became a massive hit all over the world, first in Britain. The song topped the American music charts in December 1982, and the video (directed by Basil, as were all of her others) still receives airplay, today. In 1984, Toni Basil's self-titled follow-up album was released, which included the American Top 40 hit "Over My Hea
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October 4, 2016
Breaking Into… Greatest Hits Volume 2 | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. shares more of his favorite moments from his time on BHL's Breaking Into.
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October 3, 2016
Breaking Into… The Music Biz with Charles Wright | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Charles Wright. Charles Wright was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he grew up and was musically inclined by playing the guitar and singing in several doo-wop groups, including, The Twilighters, The Shield, and The Gallahads. Wright briefly worked as A&R Director for Del-Fi Records and was responsible for the hit recording of "Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You)” by Little Caesar and the Romans in 1961. By 1964, Wright formed his own band called Charles Wright & the Wright Sounds, which included John Raynford, and Daryl Dragon, the "Captain" of Captain & Tennille. Wright added more members to the group and they became known as the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, and they played in several venues across Los Angeles. In the 1970s the band was best known for their world renowned hit, "Express Yourself." It was written by Wright and distributed by Warner Bros.™,
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September 28, 2016
Breaking Into… Music with Robert Gee | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Robert Gee. True “soul” music evokes emotions and speaks straight to the heart of the listener. Robert Gee not only continues the great legacy of soulful singers, he evolves it. With a rich, seductive voice that compels you to join him in his sonic odyssey of love and longing, he has crafted a multi-dimensional sound that is at once uniquely his own but reminiscent of the great crooners who came before him. Just take one listen to his wildly authentic reading of the Oscar Brown chestnut, “Round Midnight,” where Robert Gee very convincingly channels Donny Hathaway with shades of Stevie Wonder. While he clearly pays tribute to some of his musical influences, he has no problem switching gears to serve up his own brand of modern day soul complete with lush, harmonious backing vocals that are a delight to the ears. On tracks like the infectious mid-tempo gem, “Here We Go,” Robe
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September 21, 2016
Breaking Into… Producing with Louis Arriola | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Louis Arriola. As the COO of LDI Networks he is responsible for brokering global deals in telecommunications. His company surpassed $175,000,000 in sales in 2015, and easily projects nearly doubling that figure to $300,000,000 dollars in revenue this year. His relentless drive, due diligence, and effective communication skills from the telecommunications world has rubbed off onto the silver screen as he continues to diversify his portfolio as an executive producer in the TV/film industry. In 2015, he capitalized on a very lucrative business venture by formulating a strategic partnership with director Chris Stokes of Footage Films. "I try to keep long term goals in front of me in order for me not to get frustrated by my short term failures. I truly believe that goals can only be reached through a plan, in which I must passionately believe in, and upon which I must energetic
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September 21, 2016
Breaking Into… Child Acting with Terrell Ransom Jr. | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Terrell Ransom Jr. He is currently the voice of Darwin Watterson, in the animated hit The Amazing World of Gumball, which airs on Cartoon Network. Darwin is Gumball’s best friend that so happens to be a fish. The BAFTA Award-winning series chronicles the adventures of an amusing twelve year-old cat with a flair for misadventure, and his extra-ordinary suburban family, who live in constant conflict with their ordinary town. The second highest-rated cartoon on the network, Gumball has been praised for its “first-rate silliness” and “really clever spin on domestic chaos” by Variety. The show continues to be a hit, ranking as #1 telecast of the week among boys 2-11 and 6-11 as well as #1 for the day among kids 9-14 and just earned its first Kids’ Choice Award nomination for “Favorite Cartoon.” New episodes air every Thursday at 5:30pm.
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September 21, 2016
Breaking Into… Acting with Nicki Michaeux | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Nicki Micheaux. Nicki Micheaux is an American actress, known for her role as Jennifer 'Jenn' Sutton in the ABC Family drama series Lincoln Heights (2007-2009), for which she received two NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series nominations. Micheaux was born in Detroit, Michigan to an army officer father. She has been married for nine years and has two children. However, Micheaux keeps the identity of her husband a secret. "My husband is a comic book creator and makes superheroes, so he could never reveal his secret identity." Micheaux began her career appearing in supporting film roles and playing guest starring parts on television shows include ER, Any Day Now, and City of Angels. From 2001 to 2002, she had the recurring role on the Showtime drama series Soul Food. She later had the recurring roles on HBO drama Six Feet Under as Karla Charles, and FX c
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September 13, 2016
Breaking Into… Greatest Hits Volume 1 | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. shows some of his favorite moments from his time on BHL's Breaking Into.
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September 6, 2016
Breaking Into… TVOne’s Ringside with Jackie Long | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Jackie Long. Jackie Long stars in the television movie RINGSIDE, which premieres September 4th on TV One.  He plays Payton a boxing manager with a gambling problem.  Jackie is also starring on the BET comedy series REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD, which stars Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Nelly, and J.B. Smoove.  Jackie recently wrapped the feature film BODIED directed by Joseph Kahn. Jackie's feature film credits include:  HEAR NO EVIL, ATL, SOUL MEN, THE COMEBACKS, IDLEWILD, and HURRICANE SEASON opposite Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker.  JACKIE is the voice of Ballas in Grand Theft Auto V. Jackie is a passionate advocate for youth empowerment and an eco-friendly lifestyle, Jackie created THINK GREEN WORLDWIDE TOUR.  Teaming up with Ray Jay, they spoke to local youth in Baton Rouge, LA.  Jackie was awarded the Fortune Award by the NAACP's Baton Rouge chapter for his work with
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September 2, 2016
Breaking Into… Dance w/ Shabba Doo Part 2 | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Shabba Doo. Shabba Doo (born Adolfo Gordon Quiñones; May 11, 1955) is an actor, dancer, and choreographer of African-American and Puerto Rican/American descent.  He is best known for his role as Orlando "Ozone" in the 1984 breakdancing film Breakin' and its sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. Quiñones was born and raised in Chicago; his father was Puerto Rican, and his mother was African American. His mother raised him as a single parent from the age of three. He has a younger sister, Fawn Quiñones, who was also a dancer, and frequently featured on the musical variety television program Soul Train.
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August 30, 2016
Breaking Into …Voice with Rodney Saulsberry | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Rodney Saulsberry! Rodney Saulsberry is one of the most sought after voice-over artist in the world. He is the voice of many commercial products that include, Twix Candy Bars, Zatarain's Cajun Foods and Instant Tax Services. In 2011, Rodney was nominated for a NAACP Image Award, in the category of "Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series."He's also the author of two bestselling books, You Can Bank on Your Voice and Step Up to the Mic. Rodney returned to his musical roots with the release of his new album, "Better Than Before." His first album was produced by the legendary jazz bassist, Stanley Clarke. He also sang on the catchy tune, Hakuna Matata on the Lion King Movie Soundtrack Album. This smooth and exciting CD is designed to uplift listeners and keep them in a positive frame of mind. Saulsberry first set foot on west coast soil when he came to town wi
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August 17, 2016
Breaking Into… Entertainment &Celebrities Closets with LaTeasha Gbor | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Latesha Gbor! Lateasha DeGuzman–Gbor is considered Motown royalty – a walking talking “who’s who” of the music entertainment industry. She’s a former pop star and manager but her passion and her business is giving back to those in need. With celebrity friends’ support, she auctions off their most prized possessions – the iconic outfits that helped define their careers, all lovingly stored in their celebrity closets. In each episode, one of the many charitable organizations she works with or the the charity that the celebrity already supports, calls her about a pressing need; a veterans’ charity needs $40K to hire a new therapist for wounded veterans, a kid’s medical charity needs $100K to buy some new hospital equipment or an animal charity wants to expand a rescue center. Lateasha and her team will then strategize next steps; determining which of her celebrity connections
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August 9, 2016
Breaking Into…Real Estate with Jerry Morales | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Jerry Morales. Jerry Morales with Keller Williams Silicon Beach in Los Angeles California.
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July 26, 2016
Breaking Into…LA Soul Music Festival w/Cheryl Stabler and Jane Eugene | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Cheryl Stabler and Jane Eugene. The LA Soul Music Festival is coming up soon with a huge roster of talent and Cheryl Stabler and Jane Eugene will be talking all about it!
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July 20, 2016
Breaking Into…Purposeful Documentary w/ Mosies Serrano and Heather Mathews
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Mosies Serrano and Heather Mathews. Growing up in rural North Carolina, Moises Serrano fell in love with a country that refused to recognize his full humanity - both as an undocumented immigrant and as a gay man. The documentary project Forbidden follows Moises’ personal journey as an activist fighting for the American Dream. By telling these authentic stories with oftentimes devastating outcomes, he articulates the stark reality of life on the streets for countless young people. Though many of Justin’s peers from the streets — homeless youth themselves — did not live to tell their stories, he brings them back to life by telling their stories to others. Justin will take the audience on an emotional journey of abandonment, homelessness, recovery, and ultimately triumph which inspires thousands to stand together to battle social injustices including child
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July 12, 2016
Breaking Into…Purposeful Documentary w/Mosies Serrano and Heather Mathews
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Mosies Serrano and Heather Mathews. Growing up in rural North Carolina, Moises Serrano fell in love with a country that refused to recognize his full humanity - both as an undocumented immigrant and as a gay man. The documentary project Forbidden follows Moises’ personal journey as an activist fighting for the American Dream. By telling these authentic stories with oftentimes devastating outcomes, he articulates the stark reality of life on the streets for countless young people. Though many of Justin’s peers from the streets — homeless youth themselves — did not live to tell their stories, he brings them back to life by telling their stories to others. Justin will take the audience on an emotional journey of abandonment, homelessness, recovery, and ultimately triumph which inspires thousands to stand together to battle social injustices including child
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July 11, 2016
Breaking Into…Being A Documentary Subject with Justin Reed Early
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Justin Reed Early. Justin Reed Early is the author of STREET CHILD: A Memoir and a public speaker who was homeless for much of his adolescent and teenage years. Born in Bellingham, WA,  most of his homeless years were spent in Seattle, San Francisco and New York. He was a credited participant in the renowned documentary “Streetwise”, which was nominated for an Academy Award (1984). While dodging serial killers and predators, including a juvenile court judge who oversees his custody, Justin articulates the familial bonds made with other street children while protecting each other in an increasingly dangerous yet invisible world. By telling these authentic stories with oftentimes devastating outcomes, he articulates the stark reality of life on the streets for countless young people. Though many of Justin’s peers from the streets — homeless youth th
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July 8, 2016
Breaking Into…Community Action with Kimberley Zulkowski | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Kimberly Zulkowski.
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July 8, 2016
Breaking Into..TV, Movies and Video Games with Marc Anthony Samuel | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Marc Anthony Samuel. Marc Anthony Samuel is an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Avenged (2013) and Hot Guys with Guns(2013)
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June 16, 2016
Breaking Into… Music Making w/Johnny Blaze | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Johnny Blaze. Johnny Elbaz was born in Orlando, FL where he grew up in a very Latin culture and grew up listening to the music of his 2 older sisters, artists and bands such as Tupac Shakur, Steve Miller Band, Jason Mraz, Coolio, Eazy E, and Nas. He resides in Los Angeles making music including releasing an album last year Bad Grammer and an ep After This, We Start.
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June 9, 2016
Breaking Into… Soap Operas and Theater w/James Reynolds | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews James Reynolds. James has been nominated for two Emmys and four NAACP Image Awards and is known presently, and for the past thirty years, as the stalwart Commander (sometimes Mayor) Abe Carver on NBC's popular daytime drama, "Days Of Our Lives", where he has the distinction of being the longest running African American on television, in a continuous run. He also starred in the series “Generations” (where he was nominated for an Emmy), the series “Time Express” with Vincent Price, and has guest starred on numerous television shows, including “Seinfeld.” James was formerly the Managing Artistic Director of the LART (Los Angeles Repertory Theater Company) at DeLacey Street theater in Old Town Pasadena, for which he gained a reputation for theatrical innovation and excellence. As a former Marine who served in Vietnam, James has toured with the USO and Armed Forces Entertainment, vis
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June 2, 2016
Breaking Into… Street Dance and Choreography w/Shabba Doo | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Shabba Doo. Shabba Doo (born Adolfo Gordon Quiñones; May 11, 1955) is an actor, dancer, and choreographer of African-American and Puerto Rican/American descent.  He is best known for his role as Orlando "Ozone" in the 1984 breakdancing film Breakin' and its sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. Quiñones was born and raised in Chicago; his father was Puerto Rican, and his mother was African American. His mother raised him as a single parent from the age of three. He has a younger sister, Fawn Quiñones, who was also a dancer, and frequently featured on the musical variety television program Soul Train.
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May 20, 2016
Breaking Into… The World of Public Relations w/Tosha Whitten Griggs | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Tosha Whitten Griggs. The FrontPage Firm’s seasoned, experienced team is led by award-winning PR executive Tosha Whitten Griggs, who delivers 15 years of strategic communications and public relations experience in the entertainment, consumer and high tech practice areas. Currently a publicist for the Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009 – present), Whitten Griggs has also provided her publicity expertise to other major television and entertainment industry events such as The American Music Awards, The ASCAP Pop Awards, The ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, Chrysler’s ‘Behind The Lens’ event honoring Spike Lee and others. In her former position as Senior Director of Corporate Communications for Black Entertainment Television (BET- a subsidiary of Viacom), Whitten Griggs directed public relations strategies and execution for BET’s entertainment programming and spec
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May 13, 2016
Breaking Into… Black Comics and Cartooning w/Robb Armstrong | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Robb Armstrong. African-American cartoonist Robb Armstrong.  His award-winning daily comic strip, Jumpstart , reaches 80 million readers and is syndicated in more than 300 newspapers in eight countries:  the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, The Boston Globe and more.  The Jumpstart strip is considered the most widely syndicated comic strip from an African-American author in history.  Jumpstart’s positive depiction of African American life flies in the face of racial stereotypes and has given him the platform to make an impact on humanity and widen the lens about who appears in comic strips. Described by People Magazine as “one of the hottest young cartoonists in America,” Robb Robb will be releasing his new book, Fearless: A Cartoonist’s Guide To Life, on April 26.  Published by Reader’s Digest, it will be sold at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon: http://www.amazon.
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April 20, 2016
Breaking Into… Acting and Entrepreneurship w/Yanic Truesdale | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Yanic Truesdale. Both charming and handsome, Yanic Truesdale is best known for his memorable role as the uptight, high-brow French concierge 'Michel Gerard' to fanatic fans of the cult-classic, feel good family series "Gilmore Girls," currently being rebooted by Netflix, reuniting the colorful cast of characters including Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel in picturesque Stars Hallow. Audiences won't have to wait until the show's release to catch Yanic in his next role onYouTube Red original series "Sing It!," from the Fine Brothers and one of only three original series, a scripted 10-episode comedy that lovingly satirizes the reality singing competitions that have become a centerpiece of pop culture. We will discuss the cutting edge new series and long awaited reunion of his Gilmore Girls family.
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April 18, 2016
Breaking Into… Acting on Hit TV Shows w/ Michael Hyatt | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Michael Hyatt. Born in England of Jamaican parents, her mother an art historian and and her father an actor, Hyatt received her earliest education and what she considers her most formative years abroad. At the age of ten she migrated to the United States with her mother and two siblings. Living in Maryland and later Washington, DC, Michael slowly adjusted to the American way of life. Following her father’s footsteps, she went on to study acting at Howard University for her undergraduate degree and continued at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for her Masters. Before Hyatt's work in film and television she enjoyed memorable performances on stages throughout the country, most notable is her experience on Broadway in the critically acclaimed ‘Ragtime’. Michael Hyatt, who can next be seen as the recurring character “Dr. Akopian”, on The CW’s series ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’Hyatt
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April 14, 2016
Breaking Into… Acting and Certified Professions w/Hector Hernandez | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Hector Hernandez. Hector is an actor who most recently played Michael Stein in Autograph The Series. He also holds a Bachelors in Business and certifications in Bartending and Personal Training.
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April 8, 2016
Breaking Into… True Collaboration w/Joe Hernandez Kolski & Joshua Silverstein | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Joe Hernandez Kolski & Joshua Silverstein. A two-time HBO Def Poet and Emmy Award-Winner, Joe Hernández-Kolski is an actor/poet/comedian who is constantly in demand, known for his live performances that are hard-hitting, truthful and incredibly funny. Originally from Chicago, Joe now lives in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Princeton University where he worked closely with respected academics Dr. Cornel West and Nobel Prize Winner Toni Morrison. Joshua Silverstein is An actor, comedic writer, performer, beatboxer, and educator. Creative, funny, and awe-inspiring,it is easy to see how Joshua has earned the title, "Hardest working beatboxer in LA." Together Joe and Joshua are known as Pocho Joe and Silverstein.
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April 1, 2016
Breaking Into… Writing w/ Geoffrey Thorne | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Geoffrey Thorne. After a successful career as a television actor including portraying police officer Wilson Sweet in the television series In the Heat of the Night from 1989 to 1994, Thorne began writing professionally, winning Second Prize in Simon & Schuster's sixth annual Strange New Worlds anthology with his story "The Soft Room." He went on to publish more stories in several media tie-in anthologies as well as the Star Trek: Titan novel Sword of Damocles. Other stories he has written include contributions to Flying Pen Press's anthology Space Grunts, MV Media's Steamfunk anthology, and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. As a screenwriter, Thorne has worked with Kickstart Entertainment to develop two of their properties, Of Bitter Souls and Sword of Dracula, for television. He was a writer for season 9 of the United States network's Law & Order: Criminal Intent, season 2
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March 25, 2016
Breaking Into… Investigative Journalism w/RJ Bond & Michael Douglas Carlin | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews RJ Bond and Michael Douglas Carlin. The powerful and compelling true story of corruption, coercion and murder surrounding the Tupac Shakur & Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace homicides brought to 2014. With contribution by former Los Angeles Police Detective Russell Poole, the original Wallace homicide investigator, Michael Douglas Carlin, Director of "American Federale" and Richard "RJ" Bond, director of the "Tupac Assassination" movies take you inside the 18 year odyssey of the derailed murder investigations. Tupac 187: The Red Knight" goes back to the beginning of the investigations-the original police files-and re-examines the people and evidence who have been previously corrupted or ignored. We decided to strip the Death Row Records disinformation machine of its fallacies, and re-paint the witness disparagement campaigns by the Los Angeles Times with the color of truth. When all
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March 18, 2016
Breaking Into… Stand Up Comedy w/Rick Izquieta | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Rick Izquieta. Comedian Rick Izquieta showcased his stand-up comedy set December 2013 on the Starz TV Network comedy show “STAANN' DUP!!”, hosted by Donnell Rawlings of Comedy Central's Dave Chappelle Show. Rick creates comedy sketches, has been the voice for Black Belt TV's MMA fights and Montejo Beer commercial. You can also find Rick’s stand-up on Sirius Radio, You Tube and Funny or Die. Rick brings tons of laughter to the comedy shows and is one of the fastest growing comedians out there today performing at all the big clubs in L.A., Hollywood and other big cities. In Rick's comedy routine he will share his hilarious dysfunctional family stories, his crazy view on sports and current events! You can follow Rick on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Vine. Just search for RICK IZQUIETA.
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March 11, 2016
Breaking Into… Soap Operas w/Donnell Turner | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Donnell Turner. Described by Soap Opera Network as "General Hospital's Newest Hunk," actor and motivational speaker, Donnell Turner is giving the fans of Daytime plenty to talk about across social media, and grocery store tabloids. And while the Hollywood epicenter of Los Angeles is Mr. Turner's home, his travels take him around the World as an artist and entertainment professional. Donnell Turner is originally from Tacoma, Washington. He lived for a stint in Chicago and Sacramento before ultimately relocating to LA to pursue his passions in sports and acting. Donnell's natural proclivity for basketball made him a standout. Playing professional basketball was so much apart of Turner that the possibility of a career in the sport was played out as a semi-pro point guard. However it was his acting that would become the driving and overwhelming force that would turn his
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March 1, 2016
Breaking Into… Conscious Entertainment w/Joe Hernandez-Kolski | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Joe Hernandez-Kolski. Joe is a multifaceted entertainer known for being an Emmy Winner/Actor/Writer/Comedian/Spoken Word Poet/Teacher/Social Commentator.
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February 22, 2016
Breaking Into…Food/Wine/Product Curation w/Eddie Zamora | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Eddie Zamora. The Yum Yum Foodie loves food, wine and travel and curates the memories with the world.
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February 9, 2016
Breaking Into… Directing w/Nzingha Stewart | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Nzingha Stewart. Writer, Producer, and Director whose latest work the Lifetime Movie With This Ring premiered last month to acclaim.
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February 9, 2016
Breaking Into… Conscious Radio w/Scott Tripn | Black Hollywood Live
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Scott Tripn. Executive Producer and Host of LA's Generation U Radio, a mixed format variety radio/tv show with roots in urban comedy and Hip Hop/R&B. He is also an Army Veteran and Lyricist/songwriter.
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February 5, 2016
Breaking Into… Acting and Success Coaching w/Réal Andrews | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Réal Andrews. Réal Andrews is a Husband, Father, Motivational Speaker and Success Coach who loves to fish, a lot. Born and Raised in North Vancouver , B. C. Réal now resides in Valencia , California. Réal attacked the elements of Hawaii and can proudly say he is a 2X'S Hawaii Ironman Finisher As a kid his 1st dream was to make the 84 Olympics as a sprinter. He Trained for the 1984 Olympics Team as a Sprinter until he had a hamstring injury which ended that dream and he quickly started pursuing his new passion of acting. His acting career started when he combined his athleticism and acting talents and became a stuntman in Canada. He is also very passionate about the state of our Country and has owned 3 of his own gyms. He is also skilled in Crossfit Football Certified Certified Personal Trainer Youth and High School Football Coach Boxing Coach
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January 28, 2016
Breaking Into… Investigative Journalism w/R.J. Bond | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Richard "RJ" Bond. Author of the book, Tupac:187 The Red Knight, RICHARD "RJ" BOND has spent over seven (7) years collecting over two dozen interviews with Shakur family and friends. He has produced, directed and edited five (5) documentaries on the life and death of Shakur, whose family appeared at the Atlanta premiere of his "Tupac: Aftermath" ("Tupac Assassination II) in 2009. The first "Assassination" picture ("Tupac Conspiracy") won the Spaghetti Junction Film Festival Award that year, and is the only documentary to be shot on the grounds of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. He has produced several other projects (TV and Film) and can be seen the the 1997's "Titanic". In addition, R.J. Bond worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the development of the Combined DNA Indexing System ("CODIS") software and has testified as an expert witness on computer forens
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January 22, 2016
Breaking Into… Poetry and Spoken Word w/Lem “The Saint” Gonsalves | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Lem "The Saint" Gonsalves. Saint's writing journey began in high school constructing love poems to girls he was too afraid to talk to. Since then, he has performed internationally and has released 2 CD's, a chapbook, and a DVD documentary entitled "Rise To the Ill-List: Poetic Journey of The Saint". His style infuses humor, passion, and ideals which inspire as well as entertain. He has opened for hip-hop artists Common and Lupe Fiasco and has shared the stage with R&B legends Bel Biv Devoe and Faith Evans. He was also selected to be on Season 3 and Season 5 of the NAACP Image Award nominated show "Verses and Flow". This past summer, he was a member of the 2015 San Diego Poetry Slam Team which finished 5th in the nation at the National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA. AND he is a host at AfterbuzzTV.
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January 19, 2016
Breaking Into… Acting w/Chrystee Pharris | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. and Guest Host Mark J Freeman interview Chrystee Pharris. Chrystee Pharris blazed onto NBC-TV as Simone Russell on the hit daytime soap opera Passions and she returned to NBC at night creating passion with Golden Globe Nominee Zach Braff on the hit show Scrubs as “J.D.’S” girlfriend Kylie. This versatile alumni of Emerson College has conquered feature films, theatre and is currently touring her hit one-woman show In Search of O.  Chrystee performed in Let Freedom Ring with Garret Morris, and Lady Patriot, both written and directed by Ted Lange. She also had the opportunity to perform the role of Rena in August Wilson’s play Jitneywith James Avery, Richard Brooks, and Russell Andrews. She starred in Steppin’ directed by the late,Michael “Bear” Taliferro and My Girlfriend’s Back, with Malik Yoba. And she co starred on reality program Queens of Drama, alongside Vanessa Marcil and Donna Mills.
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December 22, 2015
Breaking Into… Celebrity Dentistry w/Dr. David Frey DDS | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Dr. David Frey DDS. Dr. David S. Frey uses advanced cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry techniques and the most modern dental equipment to give any patient the perfect smile. His distinguished reputation is heightened by his precision in improving teeth in as little as a few hours. Dr. Frey has established a reputation for results in cosmetic dentistry for over 25 years providing patients with permanent, beautiful and whiter teeth that look and feel natural. California licensed Dr. Frey practices at his offices in Beverly Hills, California. A graduate of the University of Pacific School of Dentistry and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Frey has obtained extensive results over the years through an array of dental experiences. He believes in the importance of having straight, perfect teeth and lectures extensively on the subject.  He has authored
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December 15, 2015
Breaking Into… Comedy and Magic w/Gerry Katzman | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Comedian and Magician Gerry Katzman.  As an actor and performer Gerry Katzman has appeared on "Important Things with Demetri Martin" on Comedy Central, "JAG" on CBS, "Angel" on The WB, "A.U.S.A" on NBC,  "Lucky" on FX, "In Justice" on ABC, The Rerun Show" on NBC, and many other film, theater, and television roles.  Gerry has been the the on-camera host of the The Emmys for MSN.com, and The Dirty Sexy Podcast for ABC.com. Gerry has performed onstage at The Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Bellagio Hotel, The Comedy Store, The Magic Castle, and many other venues. He has been named "Favorite Comedy Teacher in Los Angeles" by Backstage Magazine.  His class, www.standupcomedyclass.com, has been voted "Favorite Comedy Class in Los Angeles" by the readership of Backstage.com. Recently featured on Oprah.com, in the documentary series "Gratitude Revealed", where G
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December 11, 2015
Breaking Into… Fitness For Kids w/Jalen Jones | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Kid's Fitness Advocate Jalen Jones Teen fitness guru, Jalen Jones has creatively made a name for himself through his new project, "Fitness 4 Kids" a 60 minute Workout DVD designed especially for kids and teens. This new work out video allows kids to have fun and get fit all with no equipment necessary.  Jalen’s Jam packed program compiles the hottest beats and up-tempo routines that will get kids working up a sweat while having a blast!
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December 9, 2015
Breaking Into… Choreography in Entertainment w/Millicent Johnnie | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Choreographer Millicent Johnnie. Dancer, Choreographer, Director, Activist, and Educator, Millicent has served on dance faculty at several colleges/universities. She has worked with the likes of Usher and Chrisette Michelle, and staged opening acts for artists like Dave Chapelle, Angelique Kidjo. She choreographed the movie Scary Movie 5 and has been selected by Disney to choreograph the stage production of Frozen.
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December 3, 2015
Breaking Into… Entrepreneurship and the Hair Care Business w/Miko Branch | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...  -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Entrepreneurship and Hair Care Business mogul Miko Branch. Co-Founder, Creative Director and CO-CEO of Miss Jessie’s and co author of the book Miss Jessie's Creating A Successful Business From Scratch Naturally with her late sister Titi Branch Miko Branch was born to an African American father and a Japanese American mother in the early 1970’s. During her childhood, it became apparent that she was drawn to visual presentation and beauty. Beauty was important to her. This image of aesthetics was manifested in a variety of areas which included: what clothes she chose, how her room was decorated and how her hair was fixed. Miko’s mother had little time to participate in the activities that Miko enjoyed. Her mom attended art school in NYC at the School of Visual Arts and worked fulltime to help support the family. Some of the activities Miko enjoyed were tea parti
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December 2, 2015
Breaking Into… Conscious Filmmaking w/Ron Finley and Delila Vallot | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Conscious Filmmaking -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews The Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley and Director Delila Vallot. CAN YOU DIG THIS explores urban gardening in South Los Angeles, one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America. This movement has been transforming not only plots of land but people's lives, giving those in need of making a positive change an opportunity to better both themselves and their neighborhoods. This is happening around the country and the film sheds light onto how it's all taking place. Director Delila Vallot was born in South Central to a black father and white mother. Her parents divorced and she moved to Hollywood with her mother, where she later grew up to be a dancer and actress, with this being her first full-length feature film. She would visit her dad in S. Central and felt a strong attachment to the area, seeing the riots and gangs first hand. The urban garden
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November 24, 2015
Breaking Into… Opera w/H. Waring Sharpe | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Opera -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews renowned Opera Singer H. Waring Sharpe. H. Waring Sharpe, a Chicago native, received his bachelors of music in Vocal Performance from Butler University, and continued his graduate studies in vocal arts at the University of Southern California.  He has performed with Opera Noir, the Opera League of Los Angeles, African-Americans for Los Angeles Opera, the William Grant Still Music Festival, the National Association of Negro Musicians, Opera Buffs, the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and the Southeast Symphony. Mr. Sharpe was a Western Regional Finalist in the Met National Council Auditions, a finalist in the Opera Guild of Palm Springs Competition and a 2008 finalist in the Loren Zachary National Voice Competition. He has performed for Opera Pacific, Utah Opera Festival and San Diego State University, where he is currently in preparation for the title role i
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November 19, 2015
Breaking Into… Producing w/S. Leigh Savidge | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Producing -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews renowned film producer S. Leigh Savidge. S. Leigh Savidge is a producer and director, known for Straight Outta Compton (2015),The Harder They Come (1972) and Welcome to Death Row (2001).
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November 13, 2015
Breaking Into… Humanitarian Work and the Entertainment Industry w/Peter Knights | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Humanitarian Work and the Entertainment Industry - This weeks episode features host James Lott Jr. interviewing Peter Knights.
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November 6, 2015
Breaking Into… Acting with a Unique Talent w/Joshua Silverstein | BHL’S Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Producing -- In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews renowned film producer Joshua Silverstein.
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November 5, 2015
Breaking Into… Music Blogging w/Nicole Hanratty | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Producing -- In this episode Ncredible Network & Black Hollywood Live host Jessica King interview renowned music blogger Nicole Hanratty. Nicole Hanratty is the editor of website Life of a Rockstar (lifeofarockstar.com) which offers in depth coverage of the music world including interviews, concert reviews, album reviews, music industry news and more.
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May 15, 2015
Breaking Into… Event Planning w/David Merrell | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Producing -- In this episode Ncredible Network & Black Hollywood Live hosts Derrial Christon and Jessica King interview event planner David Merrell. David E. Merrell, CEO & Creative Director of AOO Events, is more than a tastemaker; his experience and pedigree have elevated him and his company to preeminent status among his industry peers. He’s expected to nab many new awards this year having been nominated for more than 200 throughout his entire career. These include, but are not limited to in 2014, four (to be added to his 30 current awards) from Biz Bash magazine for Best Décor (High-tech Namaste wedding) and Best Social Event (50th anniversary party with Bruno Mars - May 2014), as well as, two “People’s Choice” awards representing an impressive body of work in social and corporate events. Merrell cuts a wide and diverse swath of accolades beyond just awards in “Best Events,” his citations of excellence include décor, wedding, entertainment, lighting des
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December 6, 2014
Breaking Into… Producing w/Stephanie Frederic | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Producing -- In this episode Ncredible Network & Black Hollywood Live hosts Derrial Christon and Jessica King interview Stephanie Frederic. Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist turned film and TV producer Stephanie Frederic is the CEO of FGW Productions & Transmedia. She holds a BA degree in Journalism from University of Oklahoma and spent many years in the industry working for King World Production’s Inside Edition, American Journal and a host of other local stations around the country including KRON-San Francisco (NBC), KRIV -Houston (FOX), KWTV-Oklahoma City (CBS) and KLAX, Alexandria, LA. However, it was Frederic’s long-time fascination with movies that began as a child that led her to make the transition from weather and news reporter to television and film productions. Over the years FGW Productions has become a key player with some of Hollywood’s major studios and television networks. The team at FGW Productions are visual story tel
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November 22, 2014
Breaking Into… Radio Programming w/Adrian Scott | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Radio Programming -- In this episode Ncredible Network & Black Hollywood Live hosts Derrial Christon and Jessica King interview Adrian Scott. Adrian Scott also known as A.D. is a DJ, Program Director, Mentor and Business man, whose illustrious career has included gigs for DJ Quik, Shaquille O’Neal, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Tyrese, just to name a few. Adrian also known as A.D has also made himself a household name in radio by re-establishing the legendary 93.5 KDAY in Los Angeles! Born in Long Beach, CA, A.D. launched his radio career at XHTZ, the number one hip hop station in San Diego, CA. A.D. worked a variety of shis until he eventually landed a full time gig as the night show host. He then proceeded to take his radio career to the next level by taking the night show gig at KKUU in Palm Springs. It was there, that his charisma and personality took KKUU to its its First Arbitron rated number one station. It was only natural that Vegas
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November 8, 2014
Breaking Into… Film Distribution w/Quincy Newell | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Film Distribution -- In this episode Ncredible Network & Black Hollywood Live host Derrial Christon interviews Quincy Newell. Mr. Quincy Newell is a creative business executive with a successful track record in driving revenue growth and exceeding profit expectations for his partners and shareholders. Over the last decade, he has helped to launch and steer three successful business ventures that have generated over $500-million in revenues collectively. Mr. Newell currently serves as Executive Vice President & General Manager of Codeblack Films, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate Entertainment Corp. Mr. Newell possesses a unique and diverse repertoire of skills acquired from positions held at music industry trade magazine, HITS, Rhino Entertainment, a subsidiary of AOL/Time Warner, Paramount Home Entertainment, a Viacom company, UrbanWorks Entertainment, a division of Ventura Distribution and Codeblack Entertainment, a joint venture with th
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November 2, 2014
Breaking Into… Celebrity Dentistry w/Dr. Sam Saleh | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Cosmetic Dentistry -- In this episode Ncredible Network & Black Hollywood Live hosts Derrial Christon and Jessica King interview Dr. Sam Saleh. Dr. Sam Saleh is a world-renowned cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills with his practice, ORA Dentistry Spa, located on Rodeo Drive. He aims to provide exceptional dental work using state of the art technology to bring out the best in every smile. Dr. Saleh was educated at the prestigious King’s College of London where he gained an acute eye for cosmetic dentistry. Pursuing his specialized interests, he continued his education by acquiring numerous certifications and credentials in this field. As a result of his professional and academic achievements, he is a lecturer of Restorative Dentistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Dr. Saleh performs a wide range of dental treatments that include: p
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October 18, 2014
Breaking Into… Public Relations w/Steve Valentine | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Public Relations -- In this episode Ncredible Network & Black Hollywood Live host Derrial Christon and Jessica King interview Steve Valentine. Steve Valentine has more than a decade of Public Relations, Management, and Marketing Communications experience to his credit. Over this span of time, clients have benefited from increased awareness and bottom-line focused results. The agency roster spans the areas of architecture, interior design and commercial development; fashion; entertainment; hospitality (restaurants, clubs, spas, and hotels); beauty and luxury consumer products; retail, wine and spirits; professional services; celebrities/personalities; event planning; and a variety of other businesses and clientele. His award-winning work has either resulted in millions of media impressions or manifests a desired increase in traffic for a venue or customer usage for a service/product. Valentine’s relationships with the media, locally, nationally and inter
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October 4, 2014
Breaking Into… Directing w/Sheldon Candis | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Directing -- In this episode Ncredible Network & Black Hollywood Live host Derrial Christon and Jessica King interview Sheldon Candis. Baltimore native Sheldon Candis is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Candis’ documentary THE DWELLING, chronicles the lives of two homeless men living along Tokyo's Sumida Gawa. The film is being distributed by Scion and Giant Robot magazine. Candis’ feature directorial debut LUV (which he also co-wrote) was an official selection in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Competition. He assembled an incredible cast including Common, Charles S. Dutton, Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Meagan Good, Michael K. Williams and a wonderful 11 year old breakout talent named Michael Rainey Jr. Indomina is set to release the film theatrically January 18, 2013. Candis recently teamed with Rocnation and Dreamville Grammy nominated artist J. Cole
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October 4, 2014
Breaking Into… Filmmaking w/Tanya Kersey | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Filmaking -- In this episode Ncredible Network & Black Hollywood Live host Derrial Christon interview Founder and Executive Director for The Hollywood Black Film Festival. Tanya Kersey is pas­sion­ate about teach­ing aspir­ing, begin­ning and sea­soned film­mak­ers how to mas­ter the busi­ness of suc­cess­ful moviemak­ing so they can share their vision with the world, become the dar­ling of the film fes­ti­val cir­cuit, see their film on the big screen, and make a liv­ing doing what they love. While being wildly known as “The Filmmaker’s Career Coach,” Tanya is proba­bly best known as the Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Hol­ly­wood Black Film Fes­ti­val (HBFF) which she launched in 1998. Through the film fes­ti­val, Tanya has helped dis­cover and launch the careers of nearly 1,000 inde­pen­dent film­mak­ers from over 25 coun­tries around the world. She has also cre­ated com­ple­men­tary plat­forms to show­case and develop film­mak­ers
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July 26, 2014
Breaking Into… Film Directing w/Trey Haley | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Film Directing -- In this episode Ncredible Network & Black Hollywood Live hosts Derrial Christon and Jessica King interview Hollywood Director / Producer and Tri Destined Studios Partner, Trey Haley. About Trey Haley: As President and Partner of Tri Destined Studios, Trey Haley is responsible for overseeing the implementation all of Tri Destined Studios productions and events, including their in-house production service division Tri Destined VIP. Mr. Haley's responsibilities also include creating diverse venture partnerships. As a Director, Trey is currently in production shooting 'The Preacher's Son' and the sequel 'The Choir Director'. They are based on New York Times Best Selling novels written by Carl Weber. He recently wrapped the Up Network movie entitled "Where Is The Love?" which stars Lamann Rucker, Denise Boutte, David Banner, Terri J Vaughn, and Latoya Luckett. Mr. Haley also recently directed the 'The Man in 3B
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July 13, 2014
Breaking Into… Public Relations w/Tiffany Anoa’i Smith | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Public Relations -- In this episode Ncredible Network & Black Hollywood Live hosts Derrial Christon and Jessica King interview Tiffany Anoa'i Smith, CBS Entertainment Vice President, Diversity & Communications. About Tiffany Anoa'i Smith: TIFFANY SMITH-ANOA'I (Vice President, Entertainment Diversity & Communications, CBS Television) With a career spanning more than two decades Tiffany N. Smith-Anoa'i has emerged as one of the most influential and valued professionals in the arena of Diversity and Communications within the entertainment industry. Smith-Anoa'i currently serves as Vice President, Entertainment Diversity & Communications for CBS Television, charged with the development and execution of communications strategies for diversity initiatives and programs throughout the entire corporation. Acting as a liaison, Smith-Anoa'i works with national multi-ethnic media coalitions, creative executive
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July 13, 2014
Breaking Into… Talent Management w/David Weintraub | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Talent Management -- In this episode Ncredible Network & Black Hollywood Live hosts Derrial Christon and Jessica King interview Hollywood Talent Manager & CEO of DWE Talent, David Weintraub. About David Weintraub: David Weintraub has been tapped to be Vice President of Series Development for Stone & Co Entertainment a leader in non scripted television production. In David's new position he will produce and develop new and existing shows for Stone & Co. David's road in the entertainment industry is as unique as any Hollywood film. He started as a teenage intern for Interscope Records and Death Row Records where they ultimately saw his gifts and unique circle of relationships promoting him to A&R and marketing executive. He worked on records for artist such as Snoop Dogg, Tupac, No Doubt, Bush and Eminem. While serving at Death Row Records he entered the USC entertainment business program. In his last year at USC he decided to leave Death Row Records to
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July 13, 2014
Breaking Into… Entertainment Law w/Robert Galarza | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Entertainment Law -- In this episode Ncredible Network & Black Hollywood Live hosts Derrial Christon and Jessica King interview Entertainment Lawyer Robert Galarza. About Robert Galarza: Mr. Galarza was raised in Newport Beach, California and later Austin, Texas where he earned his undergraduate degree in Advertising with a Business Minor from the University of Texas at Austin. Thereafter he worked in the advertising, sports and film industries, including working on a number of independent feature films. In 2009 Mr. Galarza graduated from St. Mary's University College of Law with cum laude honors and then began his legal career with the Austin-based law firm of Cantilo and Bennett LLP with practice areas in corporate transactional work, insurance insolvency, intellectual property, general litigation and entertainment law. In 2011 Mr. Galarza began producing independent feature films and opened a solo law practice working prevalently in t
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July 13, 2014
Breaking Into… Advertising & Marketing w/Aaron Walton | BHL’s Breaking Into
Breaking Into...Advertising & Marketing -- In this episode Ncredible Network & Black Hollywood Live hosts Derrial Christon and Jessica King interview Aaron Walton Co-Founder of The Walton Isaacson Agency. About Aaron Walton: Aaron Walton is co-founder of Walton Isaacson (WI), a full-service advertising agency, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York,Miami and Tokyo. Walton's boundless creativity and strategic acumen have made him one of the most admired executives throughout advertising, brand marketing and the entertainment industry. He was selected by Ebony Magazine for their 2013 POWER 100 list, an award given to the nation's most influential Americans from the worlds of religion, business, media, and the creative arts. Under Walton's leadership, WI was honored last year with 'Advertising Agency of the Year' by Black Enterprise, and in 2012, named one of the 'Small Agencies of the Year' by Ad Age. With an expressed mission to be the "Planet's Most Interesti
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July 12, 2014
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