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A Conversation with Filmmaker Emerson Moore, Escape the Field
Check out Trailer below...   Antonio Saillant Interviews film director, EMERSON MOORE for his recent film,  ESCAPE THE FIELD.   Escape the Field is the story of six strangers who wake up disoriented and trapped in an endless cornfield only to discover that something mysterious is hunting them. Armed only with seemingly random items, ranging from a compass to a canteen and a revolver with a single bullet, they must work together to escape the field or die.”   Cast: Jordan Claire Robbins, Theo Rossi, Tahirah Sharif, Julian Feder,  Elena Juatco, and Shane West   Loinsgate Release: U.S. Release Date:  In Select Theaters, On Digital and On Demand on May 6, 2022.   Cities: New York (Cinema Village), Los Angeles (Lumiere Cinema), and key cities nationwide. Written by: Emerson Moore and Joshua Dobkin & Sean Wathen Produced by: Andrew Davies Gans, Michael Philip, Jason Moring, Emerson Moore ESCAPE THE FIELD TRAILER Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE. 
May 04, 2022
YOUNG PLATO Exclusive Interview with director Neasa Ní Chianáín
Celebrity Spotlight Radio, Antonio Saillant Exclusive Interview with director Neasa Ní Chianáín for the film, YOUNG PLATO.    An inspiring documentary from the filmmakers of School Life, YOUNG PLATO charts the dream of maverick, Elvis-loving school headmaster Kevin McArevey who is determined to turn the fortunes of an inner-city community plagued by urban decay, sectarian aggression, poverty and drugs. The all-boys primary school in post-conflict Belfast’s Ardoyne, Northern Ireland, becomes a hot house for questioning violence, as the headmaster sends his young wards home each day armed with the wisdom of the ancient Greek philosophers. The boys challenge their parents and neighbors to forsake the prejudice that has kept this low-level civil war on the boil for decades. YOUNG PLATO hums with the confidence of youth, a tribute to the power of the possible. Directors: Neasa Ní Chianáín (School Life) and Declan McGrath Producer: David Rane   YOUNG PLATO: New Festival Trailer: DOC NYC Link to buy tickets:   DOC NYC 2021 FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:  PUBLIC SCREENING:  Sunday, November 14 at 4:05PM Location: Cinepolis Chelsea Monday, November 15 at 1:15PM Location: Cinepolis Chelsea Powerful new documentary YOUNG PLATO will have its World Premiere at DOC NYC this weekend in Competition.  An inspiring documentary from the filmmakers of School Life (Released by Magnolia Pictures). YOUNG PLATO IG: FB: Images, Trailer, Poster and Press Information supplied by EG-PR.
November 13, 2021
Exclusive Interview with John Alan Simon and Elizabeth Karr - Dennis Hopper's, OUT OF THE BLUE
Dennis Hopper's Controversial Masterpiece OUT OF THE BLUE.  - Exclusive Interview with Discovery Productions, John Alan Simon and Elizabeth Karr   TIMED TO 40TH ANNIVERSARY Opening At New York City's Metrograph starting Wednesday, November 17, 2021: Presented by Chloë Sevigny & Natasha Lyonne.    Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and SXSW Film Festival.  DIRECTED BY: DENNIS HOPPER STARRING: LINDA MANZ, DENNIS HOPPER, SHARON FARRELL, DON GORDON AND RAYMOND BURR. Shocking. Controversial. Unforgettable.  - Dennis Hopper’s brilliant punk rock masterpiece of adolescent rebellion is ready for a new, long overdue close-up! A kind of spiritual sequel (and cautionary counterpoint) to Hopper’s own Easy Rider, OUT OF THE BLUE chronicles the idealism of the sixties decline into the hazy nihilism of the 1980’s.    Don Barnes (Dennis Hopper) is a truck driver in prison for drunkenly smashing his rig into a school bus. Linda Manz (Days of Heaven) plays Cebe, his daughter, a teen rebel obsessed with Elvis and The Sex Pistols. Her mother (Sharon Farrell) waitresses, shoots up drugs and takes refuge in the arms of other men. Cebe runs away to Vancouver’s punk scene and ends up on probation under the care of psychiatrist Raymond Burr. After Don’s release, the family struggles to re-connect before the revelation of dark secrets leads to a harrowing conclusion. FILM PRESERVATION  Discovery Productions, Inc. (John Alan Simon and Elizabeth Karr) finished the digital restoration of OUT OF THE BLUE to premiere at the Venice Film Festival. They undertook the project to preserve Dennis Hopper’s landmark film from only two 35mm prints of the movie in existence and to make it available to new audiences. The New 4K restoration is being shown for the first time on the big screen theatrically at Metrograph in November, 2021 in New York.   OUT OF THE BLUE- NEW 4K Restoration/ 40th Anniversary Trailer: Tickets: SOCIAL MEDIA/ WEB: Facebook: Twitter: IG: Web: Images, Poster and all Press Information supplied by EMMA GRIFFITHS PR.
November 11, 2021
RIVER'S END, directed by Jacob Morrison: Exclusive Clip
Exclusive Clip from the Documentary Film, “River’s End ” directed by Jacob Morrison    Check out the New clip that references the real "Chinatown" case and the historic water crisis in California as an ongoing example of wider water issues across the globe that we face today.  With the recent expansion of the drought state of emergency in California, this powerful doc has never been more relevant, as it tackles the root causes of  water problems, revealing the complex, behind-the-curtain view.  RIVER'S END is vital viewing for all of us in areas where water security is threatened (sadly, it’s a growing list worldwide).    RIVER'S END, which will be released on VOD on November 2 in the US, UK, Canada and other key territories.    VOD Platforms: Apple TV/iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu (US, Canada, UK) Cable Platforms: InDemand TVOD (Comcast, Spectrum, Cox), DirectTV/AT&T and more (US).    The trailer also gives you a great sense of the film here:  Website:  CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA:  Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Hashtag: #RiversEnd  River's End, Interview with director Jacob Morrison  Celebrity Spotlight Radio Clip and poster and information supplied by the permission of EG PR.
October 29, 2021
River's End, Interview with director Jacob Morrison
Sustainable Strategist Antonio Saillant interviews director Morrison about his new documentary film, River's End: California's Latest Water War. With the recent expansion of the drought state of emergency in California, this powerful doc has never been more relevant, as it tackles the root causes of water problems, revealing the complex, behind-the-curtain view.  RIVER'S END is vital viewing for all of us in areas where water security is threatened (sadly, it’s a growing list worldwide).    Giant Pictures has announced the Nov. 2 digital release of River’s End, a documentary by filmmaker Jacob Morrison on the global water crisis.  The film will be available on-demand on Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, and Vudu, as well as most major cable platforms, including Comcast, Spectrum, Cox and AT&T.   The trailer gives you a great sense of the film here:    Website:  CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA:   Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: 
October 27, 2021
Health Spotlight: The Comeback
Antonio Saillant host of Celebrity Spotlight Radio reveals a big secret to his listeners. This is an important podcast and hope that everyone takes a listen to this segment.  Check out Celebrity Spotlight Radio on Youtube. Click HERE. 
August 31, 2021
William "Billy" Haines, A Tale of Truth
Antonio Saillant talks about the reason why William "Billy" Haines left Hollywood in the 30's. Listen to this amazing story, A Tale of Truth. Follow Us on Social Media Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Cover Image supplied by
May 18, 2021
93rd Oscars Coverage Riz Ahmed
Celebrity Spotlight Radio continues coverage on the 93rd Oscars which will airs on Sunday, April 25, 2021 on ABC. Listen to more news on Oscar nominee, Riz Ahmed.  Follow us on Celebrity Spotlight Radio Twitter.  For more information about The Oscars, Click Here. Poster image: Courtesy of Amazon Studios
April 24, 2021
93rd Oscars Coverage on Steven Yeun
Celebrity Spotlight Radio continues coverage on the 93rd Oscars. The Oscars will air live, Sunday, April 25, 2021, 8e/5p on ABC. Follow Celebrity Spotlight Radio on Twitter for all your Oscar news and information. #StevenYuen #oscars #Celebrity #media #news  Follow The Academy here.  Image copyrighted @AMPAS®, Petra Eriksson.
April 23, 2021
93rd Oscars Coverage Introduction
Celebrity Spotlight Radio will be participating in the Oscars Virtual Media Center this year for the 93rd Oscar. Oscars nominees Riz Ahmed and Viola Davis are joining the ensemble cast slated to present at the 93rd Oscars. The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood. Check out .  Follow Celebrity Spotlight Radio on Twitter.  Image Copyrighted @AMPAS® Temi Coker
April 23, 2021
Kevin Costner and Diane Lane Crime Drama 'Let Him Go' Review
Celebrity Spotlight Radio with Antonio Saillant reviews the film, 'Let Him Go'. Written and Directed by Thomas Bezucha Starring Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Lesley Manville Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy. When they discover the Weboys have no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret are left with no choice but to fight for their family. Official Trailer: Opens November 6, 2020
November 04, 2020
Listen: Awkwafina and Salima Koroma on 'Bad Rap'
Listen: Awkwafina and Salima Koroma on 'Bad Rap.' Host Antonio Saillant Interviews filmmaker Salima Koroma and Korean-American hip-hop artists Dumbfounddead, Awkwafina, Rekstizzy, and Lyricks.  Bad Rap is a 2016 documentary directed by Salima Koroma, and produced by Jaeki Cho. The documentary follows the lives of Korean-American hip-hop artists Dumbfounddead, Awkwafina, Rekstizzy, and Lyricks, and their struggle to garner credibility in the American hip-hop industry. Bad Rap premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 13, 2016. Note: Pay close attention on host Antonio Saillant discussing being marketable in Hollywood with Artist and Actress, Awkwafina.  Any Comments or Questions, Please email us at
December 23, 2019
'We Like It Like That,' Interview: filmmaker Mathew Warren Ramirez, Joe Bataan
In-Depth Interview with Filmmaker Mathew Warren Ramirez, Joe Bataan conducted by Antonio Saillant on March 8, 2016.    A FILM BY MATHEW RAMIREZ WARREN  WE LIKE IT LIKE THAT tells the story of Latin boogaloo, a colorful expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of New York City. From its origins to its recent resurgence, it’s the story of a sound that redefined a generation and was too funky to keep down. WE LIKE IT LIKE THAT explores this fascinating, though often overlooked, bridge in Latin music history, showcasing the musical style that was born in the barrios of NYC and would eventually spawn a generation of chart-topping music artists and a global music movement that is once again alive and well today.    In the 1960s, a generation of musicians from East Harlem, the South Bronx and parts of Brooklyn fused Afro-Cuban music with R&B, jazz, funk and rock to create Latin boogaloo. It was a period of revolution and social awakening and young Latinos in search of their identity adopted Latin boogaloo as their soundtrack.    Much of this music was released by Alegre, Cotique and Fania Records during the 1960s and 70s. But as salsa, a more traditional style of Latin music, grew in popularity by the 1970s, some say the Latin boogaloo was killed off, not by the fans, but by cultural and industry politics.    By the 2000s, after decades of obscurity, the artists who made Latin boogaloo popular finally began to get the recognition they deserved, with the help of DJs and new bands such as DJ Turmix, The Boogaloo Assassins and Ray Lugo & the Boogaloo Destroyers, that pay tribute to the genre.   Additionally on March 11, “We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo Volume One” original motion picture soundtrack will be released digitally on Fania Records, featuring 14 classic latin boogaloo tracks from legendary music icons featured in the film such as Pete Rodriguez (“I Like It Like That”), Joe Bataan (“Ordinary Guy,” “Subway Joe”), Richie Ray (“Lookie Lookie”), Ray Barretto (“New York Soul”), Ray Barretto(“Azucar”), LeBron Brothers (“Summertime Blues”) and more.  SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Trailer: Website:   Facebook: Twitter: @boogaloomovie
August 06, 2019
The Value of the Mentor-Mentee Relationship: The Mentee Gives Back
Sustainable producer Antonio Saillant maintains a close friendship with his mentor Ted Kotcheff, former executive producer of NBC's “Law & Order: SVU”, as well as director and producer of Wake in Fright and acclaimed films, First Blood, Fun with Dick and Jane and Weekend at Bernies. It all began when Saillant became Kotcheff’s mentee and Saillant shadowed Kotcheff in his persona whose directorial style and creativity is well respected in the film industry.  Saillant, along with many peers, have stated that Kotcheff has great vision, compassion and a deep understanding of every possible detail in film making.  Saillant's intrigue and determination led him to work with his mentor Kotcheff, absorbing every detail of a director‘s job. To date, Saillant remains an ardent fan of Kotcheff's works. Newly restored Wake in Fright is an outrageous Australian film classic that was screened at Film Forum some time ago.   Saillant worked diligently on the restored version of Wake in Fright and played a key role in publicizing the film which was believed to be lost for many years.The film’s editor, Anthony Buckley, was able to locate the last remaining print of Wake in Fright in a storage depot, scheduled for destruction in just weeks. It took considerable work to salvage the print and restore the film so that it would run smooth and clean. The materials were then restored frame-by-frame at Sydney’s AtLabDeluxe with the aid of the National Film and Sound Archives of Australia. It all began with Saillant's idea to present Kotcheff with a perfect gift for his 80th birthday celebration.  Saillant approached Kotcheff's wife, Laifun, about doing a screening of Wake in Fright.  Together, they located a decent film print with the aid of the National Film and Sound Archives and obtained permission to screen it. Saillant and Laifun secured The Museum of Modern Art in New York City for the screening of Wake in Fright. Wake in Fright was not an immediate hit. It languished. Enter Tony Timpone, editor emeritus of Fangoria and co-director of international programming of Fantasia Film Festival.  As per Saillant's invitation, Timpone had attended the screening of Wake in Fright in New York City at the MOMA and took a liking to the film.  Timpone then met with Saillant to discuss the possibility of screening Wake in Fright in Fantasia Film Festival. Thereafter, Saillant and Kotcheff met in Kotcheff's office where Saillant pitched the idea of bringing Wake In Fright to Fantasia Film Festival. At first, Kotcheff seemed hesitant but Saillant insisted it would create a buzz with a new audience of film makers around the world. Kotcheff agreed. Timpone screened Wake in Fright at his Fantasia Film Festival, and an audience immediately began to build.  In Germany, Wake in Fright was screened at the Oldenburg Film Festival, along with other Kotcheff films like Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? His later films included The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1973), Fun with Dick and Jane (1977), First Blood (1982) and Weekend at Bernie’s (1988). Saillant's persistence of Wake in Fright paid off big and created a domino effect. Australians were attracted to the amazing qualities of the film made in their own Outback. An explosion of interest has now established and the film played in New York, LA, and Texas.  Kotcheff’s continued success landed this past weekend at the Fantasia Film Festival where he reunited with Timpone to receive the inaugural Canadian Trailblazer Award as well as present screenings of THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ and FIRST BLOOD. For More Information on Thinking Smart Article email Antonio at 
August 05, 2019
A Whale of a Tale Interview with Director Megumi Sasaki
Antonio Saillant Interview with Director Megumi Sasaki, A Whale of a Tale.   Taiji became the go-to destination and battleground for activists from around the world.   FINE LINE MEDIA PRESENTS A WHALE OF A TALE   In 2010, Taiji, a sleepy fishing town in Japan, suddenly found itself in the worldwide media spotlight. THE COVE, a documentary denouncing the town’s longstanding whale and dolphin hunting traditions, won an Academy Award and almost overnight, Taiji became the go-to destination and battleground for activists from around the world.   Can a proud 400-year-old whaling tradition survive a tsunami of modern animal-rights activism and colliding forces of globalism vs. localism?   A WHALE OF A TALE -  OPENED THEATRICALLY IN NEW YORK AUG 17, 2018  WITH LA, SF AND NATIONAL RELEASE. For more information: Information used in this interview was staged with the permission of EMMA GRIFFITHS PR.
May 12, 2019
Interview with Director Frederick Wiseman
Sustainable Producer Antonio Saillant Interview with Monrovia, Indiana Documentary Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.  OFFICIAL SELECTION: VENICE FILM FESTIVAL, TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL, HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND MANY MORE.   “MONROVIA, INDIANA” A FILM BY: FREDERICK WISEMAN  NEW TRAILER: MONROVIA, INDIANA opened theatrically on October 26, 2018 at New York’s Film Forum where it began a national theatrical rollout. Los Angeles opened on November 2, 2018 with additional top markets which followed in November and December of 2018.     OTHER KEY CITIES CONFIRMED:  Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto.     Official Website:   Press and information for the film was provided by Emma Griffiths PR.  Interview was staged by Emma Griffiths PR.    Twitter:  Facebook:
May 12, 2019