ArtApproved! Podcast by MyNewYorkEye
By Art Shrian
Art Shrian, is an Indian-American filmmaker-actor-writer-director-producer-storyteller, also a husband and father of a tri-racial child. Here he talks about TV, Film, media, tech, culture, diversity/inclusion/representation, and more with entertainment industry guests, friends, and sometimes just by himself.
Being bi-racial, the role of police in society, and the constitution | A conversation w/ Bill Myers
ArtApproved! Podcast by MyNewYorkEye • By Art Shrian • Jun 14, 2020
Being bi-racial, the role of police in society, and the constitution | A conversation w/ Bill Myers
ArtApproved! Podcast by MyNewYorkEye • By Art Shrian • Jun 14, 2020
Screenwriting chat with writer-filmmaker Jackie Gamber + 'Deadly Illusions' review
Art Shrian invites writer-filmmaker Jackie Gamber and they chat about: How long does it take to write a screenplay? And writing process etc The art and challenge of PITCHING a screenplay Impostor Syndrome A review of and talk about Netflix film 'DEADLY ILLUSIONS' More! About Jackie Gamber: "Jackie is the pathologically creative founder of Big Imagine, a multimedia studio creating kick-ass stories, for geeks by geeks. Jackie’s an award-winning writer and editor of genre bending science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal short stories, novels, and screenplays. She was named honorable mention in L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Award and is the winner of the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction, and as an editor for Meadowhawk Press, captured Science Fiction's Philip K. Dick Award. She's a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and Women in Film and Television in Atlanta. She’s writer/director of her first indie film, “The Mark,” slated to be released this year, and her most recent book is a collection entitled: Living Things: Short Tales of Science Fiction and Dystopia available now on Amazon, and wherever you buy books." http://www.jackiegamber.com http://www.twitter.com/JackieGamber http://www.facebook.com/jackiegamber
March 29, 2021
Chat w/ writer-actor Subhah Agarwal + Snyder Cut Review
Art Shrian talks with comedian-writer-actor Subhah Agarwal. They chat about: Getting into comedy and acting, especially as an Indian-American Growing up as an immigrant in America, Model Minority myth and Systemic Racism Becoming a Stand-up comic; Working in Writer's Room: Comedy Knockout and The Jim Jeffries Show What's next for Subhah, favorite films, NY vs LA and more! Then Art Shrina does a quick, SPOLIER FREE REVIEW of Zack Snyder's Justice League (Snyder Cut). The verdict is, it's worth a watch but as a miniseries! About Subhah Agarwal: Subhah has written for"The Jim Jefferies Show"on Comedy Central, and "Comedy Knockout" on TruTv, amongst others. You can also catch her jokes live at stand up comedy clubs across the country. If you don't want to leave your couch, you can see her late night debut on NBC’s "A Little Late With Lilly Singh." She also appeared on season three of HBO's "Westworld", as Ichtaca on TruTv's sketch comedy "Friends of the People", and as herself on MTV2, Comedy Central, and Gotham Comedy Live. Social Media: Twitter @subhah IG: @subhaha TikTok: @subhahcomedy ---------- Please check the links below to learn more about the hate/violence against the Asian and AAPI community, and support #StopAsianHate & #StopAAPIHate initiatives and organizations. https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/a35885105/stop-asian-hate-aapi-donate/ Thanks!!!
March 22, 2021
2021 OSCARS Nominations and Snubs, w/ Art & Lapcazo
Art Shrian Tiwari discusses with guest co-host and friend Lapacazo Sandoval (journalist, film critic for New York Amsterdam News, LA Sentinal, Essence Magazine, Rotten Tomatoes, etc, and his screenwriting partner), about the wonderful "colorful and flavorful" 93rd Oscars (Academy Awards 2021) nominations... and a few snubs (The White Tiger, Regina King, Kingsley Ben Adir, Spike Lee, Delroy Lindo). Check more details about the Oscars 2021 nomination at http://www.mynewyorkeye.com/awards-and-festivals-news/2021-oscars-nominations-and-a-few-snubs
March 16, 2021
"Don't allow the white noise to derail you", filmmaker Brian Hooks
Art Shrian talks with director, actor and producer Brian Hooks, has an incredible project under his production company, Left of Bang Entertainment. Working to change the violent cycle inner-city youth face, Left of Bang Entertainment works closely with at-risk youth to provide them the opportunity to take part in real filmmaking and production. Given the setbacks due to COVID-19, Left of Bang is launching a virtual filmmaking school in February with celebrity guest appearances as part of its initiative to give youth the opportunity to work in the film industry, and ultimately create a more diverse and inclusive Hollywood. "I was thinking about suicide rates going up and I said ‘I've got to figure out a way to push forward, because these kids don't really have the liberty to wait until COVID is over," Hooks states, "If these kids had to choose between shooting a gun or shooting a movie, they would choose the latter every time." Learn more here http://www.mynewyorkeye.com/film-news/dont-allow-the-white-noise-to-derail-you-filmmaker-brian-hooks-bridging-gap-between-hollywood-and-inner-city-youth
March 13, 2021
Chat w/ Thai Bettistea, Production Coordinator of 'Raya and the Last Dragon' + Movie Review
Art Shrian does a review of 'Raya and the Last Dragon', and talks with special guest Thai Bettistea, Production Coordinator of the film. They talk about her role in the film, her career path, women in Hollywood, diversity & inclusion, and more! SPOLIER FREE review of 'Raya and the Last Dragon' Chat with Thai Bettistea Additional review of 'Raya and the Last Dragon', WITH SPOILERS http://www.mynewyorkeye.com/podcast/chat-w-thai-bettistea-production-coordinator-of-raya-and-the-last-dragon-movie-review More about Thai Bettistea: Growing up in The Bronx, Bettistea spent most of her life in New York City where she cultivated a love for storytelling. That love turned into a desire to see more representation in television and film, both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes. She went on to study Television, Radio, and Film at The Newhouse School at Syracuse University and furthered her education at Brooklyn College where she focused on producing. Today, she takes her experience from live-action productions and brings them to the legacy of Disney Animation. RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON In theatres and on Disney+ March 5. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VIZ89FEjYI Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than dragon magic to save the world—it’s going to take trust as well. From directors Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, co-directors Paul Briggs and John Ripa, producers Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho, and featuring the voices of Kelly Marie Tran as Raya and Awkwafina as Sisu. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon” will debut simultaneously on Disney+ Premier Access and in theatres on March 5, 2021. Starring Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina Directed By Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada Written By Qui Nguyen, Adele Lim Produced By Osnat Shurer, Peter Del Vecho
March 5, 2021
Chat w/ actor Conphidance, 2021 Indie Spirit Award nominee!
Art Shrian talks to actor Conphidance, as they chat about... The Cowboy on Little America His Independent Spirit Award Nominee for Best Male Performance in a Scripted Series for his starring role on Little America - The Cowboy. Actors Life: Working, struggles, and staying motivated Working on Bob Hearts Abishola, filming during the pandemic Watching ARROW, LUPIN, EUREKA, Malcolm & Marie More! About Conphidance: Conphidance is an Independent Spirit Award Nominee for Best Male Performance in a Scripted Series for his starring role on Little America - The Cowboy. As a star and face of the season one of the anthology series, Little America, Conphidance garnered high praises from Rolling Stone, Variety, Deadline, The Guardian, IndieWire, Past Magazine and The Washington Post. Conphidance can also be seen in the CBS comedy, Bob Hearts Abishola, the Golden Globe and Emmy Awards winning Atlanta, Emmy Nominated American Gods, and in Complications created by Matt Nix. He is currently developing original content for TV and film. Links: @conphidance on all social media platforms. Website: www.conphidance.com IMDb: www.imdb.me/conphidance
February 27, 2021
Being born in the business, making films, and diversity/inclusion in Hollywood | Chat w/ filmmaker-actor Taylor Purdee
Art is joined by filmmaker, actor, screenwriter, singer and songwriter Taylor Purdee. They talk about: Being born in the business and navigating your way through it. State of diversity, inclusion, and representation in Hollywood About Killian & the Comeback Kids and pandemic 2020 release experience Watch recommendations: MANK; Anne with an E More... About Taylor Purdee: Taylor A. Purdee is a filmmaker, actor, and songwriter. He has appeared on popular series like Gotham, Marvel’s Ironfist and the surprise Finnish hit Nerd: Dragonslayer666. He is the writer, director, and co-songwriter of the film Killian & the Comeback Kids, returning to theatres fall 2021. Killian movie info https://www.killianandthecomebackkidsmovie.com/ Killian soundtrack links https://www.hoperunshighfilms.com/killian-the-comeback-kidssoundtrack @taylorpurdee @killianroxmovie
February 14, 2021
Chat w/ Filmmaker & Coach Jonna Johnson: Continuous learning, helping folks reach artistic heights and creating dirt-road path to success!
Art Shrian talks to the very special guest, his friend, filmmaker, and a renowned Acting Coach (Chubbuck Technique) Jonna Johnson. Jonna is also the CEO of Dirt Road Path Productions and founder of Artistic Heights Academy. They talk about An introduction to Jonna Johnson, how she got into coaching. Her footprint expansion into Africa/Ghana and now Asia/India (with Art Shrian). Her co-production feature film, made in Ghana, by Confidence Losu ALISA. Value of continuous learning/training About Chubbuck Technique Perspective Series (upcoming class with Art Shrian for actors/writers filmmakers) About Artistic Heights Academy Screenwriting at AHA, class with Art Shrian Favorite TV shows and films: Bridgerton, Ma Rainey, Tenet People that inspire: Viola Davis, August Wilson. About Jonna Johnson. Jonna Johnson is an Accredited Instructor of The Chubbuck Technique, Executive Producer/ Owner of Dirt Road Paths Productions and Founder of Artistic Heights Academy Inc. (which launched this January 2021). She has dedicated 12 years of her Professional Coaching career building a collaborative alliance in East America and Africa to elevate talent, collaborate with industry leaders and empower artist through the arts! Recently she has partnered with Filmmakers in India, to build and expand the alliance with her teachings. With a professional background in Theater/ Film/Commercial, Jonna Johnson continues to pour into her students with perspective and experience in the Industry. Johnson Presents her students to Top Industry leaders, who share their journey and process, giving a well rounded foundation with insight to her students. Her education background consist of Phycology (MTSU Alumni), Alliance Theater School of Performing Arts (Film/Theater) and currently Jonna Johnson is a Master Degree Student at ASU in Philosophy, doubling in Film Production. She is an advocate for her students, providing community and opportunity within her network. She often helps her Casting Director/Director/Producer acquaints fulfill their casting needs with her sought after student body. Johnson has been recognized for Philanthropy Awards for her extraordinary commitment to humanity and activism. As a good standing member of the International Coaching Federation and Certified Coaches Alliance, she aims to enjoy the process of the journey along with her students as a committed student of life. www.COACHEDbyJonnaJohnson.com Twitter/IG @JonnaJohnson1 www.IMDB.me/JonnaJohnson
February 1, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris, Secret Society For Slow Romance & 2020 watch recommendations | chat w/ Sujewa Ekanayake
Art invites his friend and Sri Lankan-American filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake and they talk about: Vice President Kamala Harris, her South Asian roots and breaking glass ceilings. Shooting and making a feature film, Secret Society For Slow Romance during the pandemic. 3 Features to watch from 2020: WW84, Tenet, Borat 2 4 TV shows to watch from 2020: The Mandalorian, Expanse, Star Trek Enterprise, Lovecraft Country About Sujewa Ekanayake - https://www.sujewa.com/about.html DIY Filmmaking blog by Sujewa Ekanayake http://diyfilmmaker.blogspot.com/ Watch Werewolf Ninja Philosopher movie here, FREE during Covid-19 crisis https://youtu.be/M8OwxwhzC4o
January 25, 2021
What Martin Luther King Jr. Day means in 2021
Art Shrian Tiwari talks about his feelings and thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr Day and it's meaning in 2021.
January 19, 2021
Immigrant's perspective on the storming of US Capitol and Republican rage
Art Shrian invites and chats with his friend and multiple award-winning celebrated Indian-American filmmaker Hemal Trivedi. They talk about: Storming of the US Capitol on Jan 6, 2021, looking at it with an immigrant and Indian-American's lens Battleground, documentary film by Hemal Trivedi, available on amazon now. Why there is so much rage amongst Republicans Where do we go from there How to stay creative during this pandemic and stay focused, the myth of multitasking Mirzapur on Amazon Prime is such a mess and missed opportunity. Art Shrina also talks about few amazing films and TV shows from 2021, that are a must watch Cobra Kai Sylvie's Love Wonder Woman 1984 The Mandalorian Soul Hemal Trivedi is an internationally celebrated filmmaker for over 15 years. Her work has won one Oscar, three Emmys and seven Emmy nominations, a nomination for MTV Movie Awards, nominations for Independent Spirits Awards and Cinema Eye Award. She has won over 30 other prestigious awards and honors. Her work has been showcased in film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, IDFA, Full Frame and AFI, and venues including the United Nations and US Department of State. Her work has been broadcast on Netflix, HBO, PBS (Frontline and Independent Lens), YouTube Red, Channel 4, and several other broadcast venues. She has served as a speaker, panelist and judge for TEDx, Independent Film Week, the Emmys and other prestigious awarding bodies. You can learn more about her at the website below: http://www.manjushafilms.com/
January 9, 2021
Chat w/ ANUPAM SINHA, Indian comic book writer, aka Stan Lee Of India
Art Shrian talks with special guest Anupam Sinha. Anupam Sinha is an Indian comic book artist and writer, credited as the creator of the Raj Comics superhero Super Commando Dhruva. The BusinessWorld website said that Sinha revolutionized Indian comics with his work at Raj Comics. In a conversation for over an hour, they talk about: More about Anupam Sinha, and how he got into the Comicbook world, in India etc Why comic books inspire people, and its importance for youth All about SUPER COMMANDO DHRUV: Conception, creation, story, challenges etc Revamping NAGRAJ: new backstory, parallel universe, Nagayan etc Superhero movies in Hollywood, MCU, DCEU, problem with comic book movies State of comic books in India, possible movies TV shows etc; MahaNagayan Social, political & cultural impact of comic books Anupam Sinha's first novel: THE VIRTUALS What's next for Anupam Sinha Indian superheroes in Hollywood and crossover with MCU, DCEU and more! The conversation will be soon available in full video format, soon on MyNewYorkEye youtube channel. ANNOUNCEMENT: The podcast will be on a break/hiatus for few weeks. Stay tuned for more updates.
September 5, 2020
A chat w/ Filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake: Indie Filmmaking, Underground Films & Slow Cinema, Representation Matters, & Kamala Harris
Art Shrian remembers and talks about Chadwick Boseman. May he rest in peace & power. Art invites his friend and filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake and they talk about: Indie Filmmaking: lifestyle, challenges, etc Some pro-tips to make it as an indie filmmaker for fundraising and distribution Underground filmmakers in the USA introduction to Slow Cinema and some recommendations Sujewa Ekanayake Films: Werewolf Ninja Philosopher (released 2019), Slow Romance (2021, in production) Diversity, inclusion, and representation in Hollywood Kamala Harris Here's some more info on the things we discussed: Underground filmmakers - a list of 50 - https://www.flavorwire.com/478486/50-underground-filmmakers-everyone-should-know On Slow Cinema - https://theconversation.com/slow-cinema-what-it-is-and-why-its-on-a-fast-track-to-the-mainstream-in-a-frenetic-world-114769 About Sujewa Ekanayake - https://www.sujewa.com/about.html DIY Filmmaking blog by Sujewa Ekanayake http://diyfilmmaker.blogspot.com/ Watch Werewolf Ninja Philosopher movie here, FREE during Covid-19 crisis https://youtu.be/M8OwxwhzC4o
August 29, 2020
Art & Business of Acting | A chat w/ actor Rodney Damon Collins
Art Shrian talks about DNC Convention 2020: Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden and VP Candidate Kamala Harris Lovecraft Country on HBO Chat w/ Derrick Borte, director of Russell Crowe starter UNHINGED, check it out below http://www.mynewyorkeye.com/film-news/chat-w-derrick-borte-director-of-russell-crowe-starrer-unhinged Then Art invites his friend, actor-author-speaker Rodney Damon COllins and they chat about Start of his acting career, and the business of acting Value of Background work Value of being professional and making connections Rodney's upcoming project, SLEEPERS About Rodney Damon Collins: An Award-Winning American Actor, Author, Producer, Speaker, and Humanitarian. A native of Toledo, OH. He wrote and directed his first sketch comedy during his senior year in high school. A graduate of Bowling Green State University. He pursued his passion for the arts through modeling for American Greetings, local print ads, several independent films and theater projects in Cleveland, Oh. He now resides in Los Angeles, CA. He is an actor on the Dhar Mann Facebook series with over 9 billion views and 24 millions subscribers. In addition, he has appeared in over (28) Film/TV projects. He is using his platform to impact and entertain with compelling stories! He shares a responsibility to give back to help other future artists through his Non-Profit efforts. He is the creator of the rapidly growing podcast: RDC's Speaklife Sessions available on all podcast platforms. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Rep Rodney Damon Collins IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7928242/ AA: https://resumes.actorsaccess.com/rodneydamoncollins FB: https://www.facebook.com/rodneydamoncollins25 TW: https://twitter.com/rodneydamoncoll IG: https://www.instagram.com/rodney_damon_collins/?hl=en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwiQA8T8FgpSYAcy3koePKw?view_as=subscriber
August 22, 2020
A chat w/ Filmmaker Hemal Trivedi | Political Divide, Black Lives Matter, Indian Americans & Kamala Harris, and more!
Art Shrian invites and chats with his friend and multiple award-winning celebrated Indian-American filmmaker Hemal Trivedi. They talk about: Indian Independence Day and childhood memories from India Hemal's battle with Covid19 (she and her family recovered from Coronoavirus) and life in times of the ongoing pandemic. Hemal's upcoming documentary feature film 'Battleground' about the American political landscape, deep political divide, Red v Blue, Blak Lives Matter, and more, featuring Greg Edwards and Tom Carrol from Lehigh Valley. The film explores ideological conflicts in American politics from the lens of the Battleground state of Pennsylvania. Currently in Post-production. Indian Americans and their political views/leanings/actions Kamala Harris as the VP pick for 2020 Presidential Election. (Also, how to pronounce Kamala Devi Harris) Hemal Trivedi is an internationally celebrated filmmaker for over 15 years. Her work has won one Oscar, three Emmys and seven Emmy nominations, a nomination for MTV Movie Awards, nominations for Independent Spirits Awards and Cinema Eye Award. She has won over 30 other prestigious awards and honors. Her work has been showcased in film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, IDFA, Full Frame and AFI, and venues including the United Nations and US Department of State. Her work has been broadcast on Netflix, HBO, PBS (Frontline and Independent Lens), YouTube Red, Channel 4, and several other broadcast venues. She has served as a speaker, panelist and judge for TEDx, Independent Film Week, the Emmys and other prestigious awarding bodies. You can learn more about her at the website below: http://www.manjushafilms.com/
August 16, 2020
Being an Immigrant-Filmmaker in USA / Power of Cinematography | Chat w/ DOP Juan Londoño
Art Shrian talks about Nia DaCosta and her being the first black female director to direct a major superhero movie, Captain Marvel 2. Then he invites and talks with his friend, cinematographer and DOP (Director of Photography) Juan Esteban Londoño and they talk about: Bring an immigrant and a filmmaker in the USA Value of going to film school Cinematography: Its value and its power in storytelling Some great cinematographers Various Examples of cinematography: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ad Astra, Star Trek TV shows, Psycho, etc. You can learn more about Juan Londono on his website https://jelfilms1.myportfolio.com/ and you can follow him on Instagram @jlondondop.
August 8, 2020
What's great about + wrong with Hamilton the musical | Lack of representation in Emmy 2020, snubs & some congratulations!
Art Shrian invites and talks with his friend, journalist-writer-storyteller Lapcazo Sandoval and they talk about: Hamilton the musical: What's great about it, what's wrong with it, and it's power in current times and MORE! Emmys 2020: Snubs (Show and the cast of Never Have I Ever by Mindy Kaling, Harvey Guillén aka Guillermo from What We Do In The Shadows, Rhea Seehorn, Bob Odenkirk, Tony Dalton from Better Call Saul etc), lack of Latino/Indian/Asian representation, Congratulations to Billy Porter and Sandra Oh etc. About Lapacazo Sandoval Lapacazo Sandoval is a former Unit Publicist (IATSE LOCAL 600), now working as a film critic and entertainment journalist. She's the author of the children's books ”Taking the E Train” and ”Everybody Loves Cake” and co-writer of the screenplay (with Art Shrian) LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE currently in development with the Harlem Film Company. http://www.amnewscurtainraiser.com/p/about-blogger.html http://amsterdamnews.com/staff/lapacazo-sandoval/ #Hamilton #HamiltonMusical #LinManuelMiranda #Emmys2020 #EmmySnubs #EmmysSoWhite #NeverHaveIEver #WhatWeDoInTheShadows #BetterCallSaul #Representation #Inclusion #Diversity
August 1, 2020
Value of Artists in society; Abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy, Racism & White Fragility; Cancel Culture | A chat w/ actor-writer Richard Lovejoy
Art Shrian Tiwari is back from an early-Summer break. He talks about watching his favorite shows and movies to inspire him out of creative draught: DARK (TV Series), The Old Guard, SALT, Ex Machina, HER; wearing masks etc. He welcomes his friend actor-writer Richard Lovejoy as the guest where they talk about: Being an actor/filmmaker/artist; Value and struggles of artists in the society Richard's ancestor abolitionist Elijah Parish Lovejoy, Racism vs White Privilege; White Fragility & Being an Ally Hamilton; Cancel Culture, AOC/Yoho incident, Fan or Fanatics; How Arts & Entertainment reflects on times we live in Richard Lovejoy is an award-winning writer who has penned several acclaimed plays and screenplays. He is currently writing and developing two new feature film screenplays as well as a television series. For more information on Richard, please visit: thewidowers.com and you can follow Richard Lovejoy on Twitter at @theharpomarxist. Art closes with an important mention of AOC/Yoho incident, and a request to wear masks and stay safe.
July 25, 2020
Happy Father's Day!
No new episode this week. Listen to the past episodes and check out my other podcast anchor.fm/Chocolateandchai
June 20, 2020
Being bi-racial, the role of police in society, and the constitution | A conversation w/ Bill Myers
Art Shrian Tiwari talks with actor-musician-filmmaker-minister Bill Myers, about him growing up as a bi-racial kid (son of a Black Father and a White mother) in the 70s and being bi-racial, the role of police in the society (his father was a Policeman), and his thoughts on the constitution of the USA. About Bill Myers Bill Myers is a multi-disciplined performer who has worked professionally in the entertainment industry as an actor, musician, writer, director, producer, filmmaker, arts educator, and he's also a minister. Mr. Myers is an Emmy Award-winner for his performance in Chicago’s NBC docudrama “Fast-Break to Glory: The DuSable Panthers.” Bill is an inspirational speaker deeply committed to social justice, and spiritual growth. Coming soon, Bill will launch his own podcast entitled “The Bill Myers Show”. He currently resides in Indianapolis. Please donate to the cause using the following links: https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6857/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=15780&_ga=2.187165864.1602954306.1591044385-2004584457.1591044385 https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_mn http://www.wearemrrc.com/ You can use the following article to find more places to donate https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-for-black-lives-matter.html #BlackLivesMatter #GeorgeFloyd #AhmaudArbery #BreannaTaylor #SayTheirName #RacialInjustice #RacialJustice #Justice4All #Justice #Peace
June 14, 2020
BLM & George Floyd Protests, and Systemic Racism | A conversation w/ Lapcazo Sandoval & Leslie D. Hamilton
Art Shrian Tiwari talks with activist-poet-storyteller from Philadelphia Leslie D. Hamilton and writer-journalist from New York Lapacazo Sandoval, about ongoing nationwide (George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breanna Taylor) protests, racism in the USA, Black Lives Matter movement and more. Please donate to the cause using the following links: https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6857/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=15780&_ga=2.187165864.1602954306.1591044385-2004584457.1591044385 https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_mn http://www.wearemrrc.com/ You can use the following article to find more places to donate https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-for-black-lives-matter.html About Leslie D. Hamilton Leslie D. Hamilton is a poet and storyteller with an MBA in marketing from Columbia University. She wants to live in a world where differences are appreciated and the intrinsic value of women, children and people of color is celebrated. When she finds the world doesn’t live up to this ideal, she writes about it. Leslie has had the pleasure of performing as featured storyteller or poet at numerous venues throughout the tri-state area, including the Barnes Foundation, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the Carteret Waterfront Park, numerous schools, libraries, community-based care facilities, bookstores, and, most recently, for the Philadelphia Jazz Project, where she premiered “Blues for Trayvon Martin.” Her work was recently selected for performance by industry actors at the fall Rhythm and Verse salon. You can find her on Facebook at Leslie.D.Hamilton247 and can reach her at Ldhamilton247@gmail.com. About Lapacazo Sandoval Lapacazo Sandoval is a former Unit Publicist (IATSE LOCAL 600), now working as a film critic and entertainment journalist. She's the author of the children books ”Taking the E Train” and ”Everybody Loves Cake” and co-writer of the screenplay (with Art Shrian) LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE currently in development with the Harlem Film Company. http://www.amnewscurtainraiser.com/p/about-blogger.html http://amsterdamnews.com/staff/lapacazo-sandoval/ #BlackLivesMatter #GeorgeFloyd #AhmaudArbery #BreannaTaylor #SayTheirName #RacialInjustice #RacialJustice #Justice4All #Justice #Peace
June 6, 2020
a RANT about racist violence & police brutality, and the protests... Black Lives Matter
Art talks about the ongoing protests due to the death of George Floyd, which were preceded by the shooting of Ahmaud Aurbery and the death of Eric Garner. Police brutality racist violence and racial injustice have been a long-lasting problem leading to movements like Black Lives Matter, but things still haven't really improved much. What's going on here?
May 30, 2020
10 must-watch Sci-Fi TV Series, that inspire us!
Art Shrian talks with writer-filmmaker and fellow Sci-Fi enthusiast Jackie Gamber, about 10 must-watch Sci-Fi films that they love, and find inspiring. Space 1999, The Twilight Zone, Six Million Dollar Man, LOST, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, Stargate SG1, Rick & Morty, Firefly, Doctor Who. About Jackie Gamber: Jackie is the author of genre-bending novels and screenplays, earning her such accolades as the Mary Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction, and honorable mention in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future. As an award winning writer/director, she has screened in film festivals across the country, and is currently in post production on her first feature film, The Mark.
May 23, 2020
10 must-watch Sci-Fi movies, that inspire us!
Art Shrian talks with writer-filmmaker and fellow Sci-Fi enthusiast Jackie Gamber, about 10 must-watch Sci-Fi films that they love, and find inspiring. "War of the Worlds" 1953 "Matrix" 1999 "King Kong" 1933 "Terminator 1-2" (1984/1991) "The Day the Earth Stood Still" 1951 "Back To The Future 1-2-3" 1985/89/90 "Soldier" 1998 "The Man From Earth" 2007 "Hunter Prey" 2010 "Star Wars" 1977-2019 About Jackie: Jackie is the author of genre-bending novels and screenplays, earning her such accolades as the Mary Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction, and honorable mention in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future. As an award winning writer/director, she has screened in film festivals across the country, and is currently in post production on her first feature film, The Mark.
May 16, 2020
Discover India and Indian cinema through these 18 films
Art Shrian and Hemal Trivedi talk about a collection of 18 contemporary (Year 2000 onwards) Indian films to watch. If you want to get introduced to Indian cinema or Indian culture through films, this is a good place to start. Listen to the full episode below for couple more films and 5 Indian TV shows to watch https://anchor.fm/mynewyorkeye/episodes/20-Indian-Films-and-5-Indian-TVWeb-series-to-watch-ed8qk2
May 12, 2020
NOTICE - No New Episode This Week (5/9/20)
2 interesting recent past-episodes to listen to: 20 Indian Films and 5 Indian TV shows to watch. RIP Irrfan Khan & Rishi Kapoor and their films to watch. I'll be back next week (5/16) with a new exciting episode. Thanks!
May 10, 2020
Remembering Irrfan Khan & Rishi Kapoor, and their films to watch
In memory of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, 2 amazing Indian actors that recently left this world. Art Shrian Tiwari talks about his memories of them and some amazing work they left behind. Irrfan Khan passed away on April 29, 2020. May he rest in peace. Check out his films: The Warrior, Maqbool, The Namesake, Paan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Piku,Inferno, Slumdog Millionaire, Hindi Medium, Puzzle, ANgrezi Medium. Rishi Kapoor passed away on April 30, 2020. May he rest in peace. Check out his films: Bobby, Mera Naam Joker, Khel Khel Mein, Kabhi Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Karz, Chanadai, Henna, Damini, Agneepath, D-Day, 102 Not Out. "We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will."
May 3, 2020
20 Indian Films and 5 Indian TV/Web series to watch
Art Shrian and guest co-host Hemal Trivedi, list and talk about 20 Indian films (from the last 20 years) and 5 Indian TV/web series to watch. During this #StayAtHome due to Covid19 lockdown, you can get introduced to and further explore India through Indian cinema and TV world. Films: The Blue Umbrella Dabangg 3 Dangal Gangs Of Wasseypur Part 1&2 Kaabil PK Kal Ho Naa Ho Lagaan OMG Omkara Newton Photograph The Lunchbox Rang De Basanti Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Sarkaar Black Toilet Enthrian/Robot 1&2 Baahubali 1&2 TV Shows: Hasmukh Mahabharat Panchayat Ramayan Sacred Games
April 26, 2020
Return from the workcation - Art's India Trip and Lockdown watchlist!
Art Shrian Tiwari returns from his stressful India trip in midst of the early days of Covid19 and shares his experience, along with his watchlist/suggestions for what to watch during the lockdown. Welcome/Introduction My stressful India trip during the early days of Covid19 What do I watch during this lockdown Westworld Better Call Saul Ozark American Dream Living With Yourself Things to come and close-up
April 19, 2020
Workcation Announcement + HOT this week + FTA: Actor William Fichtner and Director Matthew Hope
Welcome/Announcement: Art Shrian Tiwari just on a 6-8 week workcation. So we may not have new episodes every Saturday until Mid April. More updates here later. In the meantime, there will be episodes from mynewyorkeye archives (From The Archives aka FTA). This week: Doctor Who nears season Finale; FLASH gets on track; Return of BETTER CALL SAUL. FTA (From The Archives- Dec 2018) Art Shrian talks to Actor William Fichtner about acting, his career and also his 2018 film All the Devil's Men Art Shrian talks to Director Matthew Hope about filmmaking, his career and 2018 film All the Devil's Men
March 1, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT: No New Episode this week - Feb 22, 2020. Listen to the past episodes and 'ChocloateAndChai'
ANNOUNCEMENT: No New Episode this week - Feb 22, 2020. Listen to the past episodes and Art Shrian's other podcast: ChocloateAndChai www.anchor.fm/chocolateandchai Art Shrian is working on his directorial debut, a new short film RED IS MY COLOR. #RedIsMyColor www.artshrian.com
February 22, 2020
LITTLE AMERICA review/discussion with Ravi Kapoor + chat with Creators/EPs of LITTLE AMERICA
Review and conversations about and with the folks behind LITTLE AMERICA, a new show on Apple TV Plus. In this episode, Art Shrian invites his friend and actor-writer-director RAVI KAPOOR as the guest, who also stars in the first episode of LITTLE AMERICA - 'The Manager'. Art also talks with the Executive Producers of the show: Lee Eisenberg, Alan Yang, Joshuah Bearman Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
February 16, 2020
Chat with L. Steven Taylor, Mufasa of The Lion King Musical
Art Shrian Tiwari talks to L Steven Taylor who plays the role of Mufasa in The Lion King Broadway musical. Listen to the full episode with the review of the broadway musical and chat with Bradley Gibson below: https://anchor.fm/mynewyorkeye/episodes/The-Lion-King-Musical-review--chat-w-L-Steven-Taylor-Mufasa-and-Bradley-Gibson-Simba-eani4p/a-a1e6g0k
February 10, 2020
Chat with Bradley Gibson, SIMBA of The Lion King Musical
Art Shrian Tiwari talks with Bradley Gibson, who plays adult Simba in THE LION KING Broadway Musical. Listen to the full episode with the review of the broadway musical and chat with L. Steven Taylor below: https://anchor.fm/mynewyorkeye/episodes/The-Lion-King-Musical-review--chat-w-L-Steven-Taylor-Mufasa-and-Bradley-Gibson-Simba-eani4p/a-a1e6g0k
February 10, 2020
The Lion King Musical review + chat w/ L Steven Taylor (Mufasa) and Bradley Gibson (Simba)
Art Shrian Tiwari talks about his love for Broadway Musicals and reviews one of the most famous musicals of all time - THE LION KING. He also talks with L Steven Taylor, who plays Mufasa; and Bradley Gibson, who plays adult Simba. Also, a very short & quick discussion of Best & Worst of 2020 Superbowl Commercials.
February 9, 2020
Arrow: End of an amazing saga!; 'Doctor Who' has its first Black Doctor and Brown Master!
In the new episode of ArtApproved! Podcast by MyNewYorkEye, Art Shrian talks about: Arrow: End of an amazing saga in comicbook TV shows! - With Arrow Series Finale, CW ended it's amazing TV show about Green Arrow from DC Comics, the show that started Arrowverse and so much more in amazing comic book storytelling on TV. Art Talks about why Arrow was such a great show with some amazing characters, its style, its impact and more! Doctor Who - the amazing surprise of First POC/Black Doctor (Jo Martin as a new Doctor) and her place in Doctor Who Canon, the return of Captain Jack Harkness, the problem with having 3 companions, the amazing casting of Sacha Dhawan as The Master and more! The sudden Demise of Kobe Bryant, his amazing legacy and impact of his unexpected death.
February 2, 2020
5 Oscars Snubs of 2020, and why some great films get missed at major awards
Art Shrian Tiwari discusses with guest co-host Lapacazo Sandoval (journalist, film critic for New York Amsterdam News, LA Sentinal, Essence Magazine, Rotten Tomatoes, etc, and a screenwriter), about 5 films that got snubbed for Oscars 2020 and other major awards, in major award categories (best film, best actor/supporting-actor, best director, best screenplay, etc). Avengers End Game - Best Film, Best Actor for Robert Downer Jr. Dolemite Is My Name - Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director and more. Harriet - Best Film, Best Director for Kasi Lemmons and more Just Mercy - Best Supporting Actor for Jamie Foxx, Best Film and more Uncut Gems - Best Film, Best Director for Safdie Brothers, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Adam Sandler.
January 26, 2020
What's Wrong With - THE FAREWELL, JOKER, PARASITE; Crisis On Infinite Earths - Review
Good and great films also have problems. Art Shrian and Tani Fukui discuss, what's wrong with 3 of the top films of 2019 THE FAREWELL, JOKER, PARASITE (SPOILERS). Art Shrian recaps and reviews the latest Arrowverse Crossover event of 2019-2020 'CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS'. Introduction and weekly recap. What's Wrong With THE FAREWELL What's Wrong With JOKER What's Wrong With PARASITE CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS review What's coming next and wrap-up.
January 19, 2020
Must-watch movies and TV shows of 2019; Golden Globes 2020 recap
In this first episode of this new podcast show, Art Shrian Tiwari introduces himself and the podcast. Then he talks about must-watch movies and TV shows of 2019, then a recap of Golden Globes 2020, followed by a special message for Australia and Puerto Rico. MOVIE LIST: Avengers: Endgame Dolemite Is MyName Late Night Marriage Story Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Parasite Pain And Glory Shazam Sorry To Bother You SpiderMan: Far From Home Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker The Irishman TV SHOW LIST: Arrowverse + Crisis On Infinite Earths Barry Into The Shadows Mr. Robot Mr. Mercedes Good Omens Russian Doll The Good Place Titans V-Wars Watchmen
January 13, 2020