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Points of View Podcast

Points of View Podcast

By Chrysalis Pictures Productions
A podcast in association with Moving Parts Film Festival. Your hosts Monica Quinn and Adam Fried have conversations with Professionals in the Entertainment Industry about their Points of View on Life, Work, and Creative Longevity!
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Episode Fourteen | The Power of Positivity with Host Adam Fried
ADAM FRIED| Leads listeners on a special final episode of the season on THE POWER OF POSITIVITY, training your mindset, finding gratitude, and embracing a routine that sets you up for success.   ADAM FRIED is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, Adam has a BA in Musical Theatre from Ball State Univesity, and a graduate of the inaugural Professional Program for Acting for the Camera with UCLA. As an actor, Adam began performing with The Muse Machine in Dayton, Ohio (under the direction of Nat Horne) before obtaining his BA in Musical Theatre from Ball State University. Adam's first professional break was performing at the Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan (a theatre that boasts the alumni of Jennifer Gardner, Lauren Graham, and Tom Wopat). After performing regionally and on two national tours, Adam worked as an actor in New York City for several years before moving to California to work in Film and Television as both an actor and writer. In New York, he participated in workshops of numerous original works, as well as producing and starring in his own one-man show MISUNDERSTOOD: AN UNREQUITED LOVE STORY which he performed at the Laurie Beechman, Don’t Tell Mama and the Duplex Theaters. Most recently, Adam co-starred as Michael Falcon in the Upcoming Spaghetti Western VENGEANCE TURNS, as well as Hank Eisenberg in Guest House Film’s HAPPINESS ADJACENT now streaming on Amazon Prime.  He also recently shot the role of Greg in the short film THINGS THAT BIRDS SAY, Lee in the fantasy short film, CLOUD 9, Alan in LETTERS FROM AMOR, Spencer in DJI Campus Award-winning short SICK SUPERHERO, and Melvin in the upcoming feature GODS OF SUI. Upcoming, Adam will be featured in the upcoming series #MARRIEDLIFE, THE COVID CONSPIRACY, ONCE UPON A MURDER, and CITIZEN, for which he also is a co-creator and writer for the series. Adam is the creator and Head Writer of the series DIRTY LAUNDRY which is currently being pitched to networks, produced by Chrysalis Pictures of which he is the managing artistic director. Also, he produced and is a co-host of COCKTALES which is now streaming on SeekaTV Nationwide. Adam is also a co-director of the MOVING PARTS FILM FESTIVAL (Hollywood’s Online Inclusive Virtual Film Festival) now in its 4th year, as well as co-host of THE QUICK CHANGE Podcast, and a director with ROCK YOUR REEL. Adam loves collaborating with artists, supporting their vision, and has coached clients through bookings and callbacks for years. He is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and an even prouder Uncle. TRANSCRIPTION OF EPISODE 
18:40
December 4, 2020
Episode Thirteen | Feel Good Thanksgiving Playlist featuring Melissa Blue CEO of ROCK YOUR REEL
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
A feel-good Thanksgiving Playlist for you to enjoy curated by Monica and Adam! 2020 has been a crazy year, but there have still been some wonderful moments as well. We hope this playlist helps you to feel good today and over the weekend. This episode also features Melissa Blue from Rock Your Reel.  Sending our love from our families to yours. Happy Thanksgiving. Tune in next week for a special episode on positivity hosted by Adam Fried.  More Professional Interviews coming to you in January 2021! You won't want to miss these experts.  Subscribe so you won't miss their interviews.  MELISSA BLUE | With a degree from Ball State University in Musical Theatre, Melissa has been a professional actor since the age of 18. After starring in musicals, films, and TV shows, Melissa has now turned her attention to writing and producing. She owns two companies: Rock Your Reel, which empowers actors by helping them to create brand-specific footage for their reels, and Bravemaker Productions, a production company that creates and develops content that is uplifting and irreverently funny (like the award-winning web series "Life Group"). She lives in Los Angeles with her writer husband Jon, and their very energetic dog Lucy. ROCK YOUR REEL | INSTAGRAM  *** #actors #actor #actorslife #actress #acting #film #movies #love #movie #cinema #hollywood #theatre #bollywood #director #art #music #comedy #instagram #photography #model #films #artist #tv #instagood #drama #entertainment #actorlife #models #casting #bhfyp
53:49
November 27, 2020
Melissa Blue - ROCK YOUR REEL (Replay)
MELISSA BLUE | With a degree from Ball State University in Musical Theatre, Melissa has been a professional actor since the age of 18. After starring in musicals, films, and TV shows, Melissa has now turned her attention to writing and producing. She owns two companies: Rock Your Reel, which empowers actors by helping them to create brand-specific footage for their reels, and Bravemaker Productions, a production company that creates and develops content that is uplifting and irreverently funny (like the award-winning web series "Life Group"). She lives in Los Angeles with her writer husband Jon, and their very energetic dog Lucy. ROCK YOUR REEL | INSTAGRAM  *** #actors #actor #actorslife #actress #acting #film #movies #love #movie #cinema #hollywood #theatre #bollywood #director #art #music #comedy #instagram #photography #model #films #artist #tv #instagood #drama #entertainment #actorlife #models #casting #bhfyp
27:14
November 27, 2020
Episode Twelve | Emmy-Winning Filmmaker Cris Graves
CRIS GRAVES | Emmy Winning Filmmaker  Points of View Podcast Episode Twelve   A Conversation with the Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker  Cris Graves   Cris Graves is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who has worked across platforms from film to television to online content. She has worked across the globe as a producer/director, filming in some of the harshest and most remote areas on our planet. Her credits include The Amazing Race, Whale Wars, and Living Undocumented. She is also an award-winning narrative filmmaker and has had her work shown in various film festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, Oaxaca Film Festival, and Hamilton Film Festival to name a few. Her feature film script Alone Girl, which Cris plans to direct, was a semi-finalist in three categories of the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2019 as well as earning a spot on The Bitch List 2020. Most recently, she was chosen as one of 25 screenwriters to watch by the Austin Film Festival, which was announced in May of 2020. Points of View is a Podcast in association with the MOVING PARTS FILM FESTIVAL, hosted by Monica Quinn and Adam Fried.    Please like and subscribe to follow the season.   A Chrysalis Pictures Production    For More Information, you can follow on Instagram: @p.o.v._podcast or @movingpartsfestival or @chrysalispictures
20:50
November 20, 2020
Episode Eleven | Founders of The Filmmaker's Gallery Steven Roche and Paul Belsito
STEVEN ROCHE & PAUL BELSITO | Partners and Founders of The Filmmaker's Gallery in Palm Springs Points of View Podcast Episode Eleven If you are a filmmaker you need to know about The Filmmaker's Gallery star-studded events and find out how they can feature your future project.  Episode Highlights: * Learn how to approach big names celebrators for your next project. What began as a multimedia screening venue in Long Beach, California has become a producing team - bringing the magic of the movies along with "Special Guests" to new audiences in Palm Springs, California, and throughout the entire Coachella Valley. A unique experience merging the fine arts with cinematic, theatrical and live presentation of entertainment industry professionals from near and far! Points of View is a Podcast in association with the MOVING PARTS FILM FESTIVAL, hosted by Monica Quinn and Adam Fried. Please like and subscribe to follow the season. A Chrysalis Pictures Production. To Listen to the full episode or others, you can follow at Anchor FM, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. ITUNES LINK: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... For More Information, you can follow on Instagram: @p.o.v._podcast or @movingpartsfestival or @chrysalispictures. Or check out https://www.movingpartsfilmfestival.org FILMMAKERS GALLERY | Website  Filmmakers Gallery Facebook | Instagram  •••• #gayfilm #gay #gaymovie #gaylove #lgbt #instagay #lgbtfilm #queerfilm #queercinema #gaythemedfilm #film #filmgay #gaythemedmovie #gayinsta #lgbtq #gaymedan #gayfilms #gayindonesia #gayboy #gaybali #gayjakarta #gaybandung #gaytangerang #gaybekasi #gaydepok #gaysurabaya #gaybatam #gaysumatera #gaypapua #bhfyp
18:13
November 13, 2020
Episode Ten | Election Episode with Hosts Monica Quinn and Adam Fried
MONICA QUINN & ADAM FRIED | Co-Hosts of Points of View Podcast and Co-Directors of the Moving Parts Film Festival talk politics and specifically created this episode for our artist community to be supported in these unknown and unprecedented times. We know there is a lot of stake in the 2020 election, and we are all awaiting the results.  Episode Highlights include:  Weighing in on the importance of our mental and emotional health when it comes to 2020 in general and this specific election cycle.  Policies that are important to our community.  The importance of Arts Education & Transparency in our Governmental Policies.  ... #acting #actor #actress #actorslife #film #theatre #actors #love #tiktok #movie #model #comedy #art #cinema #drama #photography #casting #hollywood #bollywood #movies #instagram #artist #tv #theater #music #singing #instagood #director #actorlife #bhfyp #activism #blacklivesmatter #LGBTQIA #lovewins #blackowned 
16:53
November 6, 2020
Episode Nine | Multi-Award Winning Filmmaker Michael Welsh
MICHAEL WELSH |  Multi-Award Winning Independent Film Director  Michael Welsh is based in Nashville, TN, and has a background in film, theatre, and television. He is primarily a Director and Producer, while also working on numerous television broadcasts. He is best known for his work on The Millennial Condition, CMA Music Festival, American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry, and No Time To Waste. He is in the process of launching his own production company, Focus Ring Cinema, where he will continue to bring ideas to life. INSTAGRAM
23:39
October 30, 2020
Episode Eight | Co - Founder of Creative Acts Sabra Williams
SABRA WILLIAMS | Co-Founder of Creative Acts  Sabra Williams has received international acclaim for her work as an actor, host and co-founder of The Actors' Gang Prison Project, including being named by President Obama a, “Champion of Change” in 2016, and being honored with a British Empire Medal for services to the Arts & Prison Reform by Queen Elizabeth in 2018. Sabra is co-founder of Creative Acts, a Social Justice initiative that uses the Arts as the tool for transformation. Creative Acts has Civic Engagement programs in juvenile facilities and a new Virtual Reality Arts Reentry program in adult maximum security prisons, for people returning after life sentences. Sabra is a Visiting Lecturer at UCLA and an Adjunct Professor at USC. She is a Bellagio Rockefeller Resident Fellow and an in-demand speaker on justice and Arts issues. She is currently a member of The Independent Shakespeare Company, LA ensemble. www.sabrawilliamsacts.com www.creativeacts.us Sabra Williams Instagram @sabrawilliamsacts  Creative Acts Instagram  @creative_acts ••••  TRANSCRIPT OF EPISODE ON MEDIUM #nonprofit #charity #community #donate #nonprofitorganization #love #volunteer #education #juvenilejustice #criminaljusticereform #actorslife #artistsforchange #creativeacts #theprisonproject #blm #blacklivesmatter #blackownedbusiness #creativeleadership #immigrants #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #brit #british #britsinamerica #actress🎬
25:47
October 23, 2020
Episode Seven | Creators Mental Health Check In with Monica Quinn
MONICA QUINN | Leads listeners in a Mental Health Check-in where she recommends 7 things you can be doing right now for better mental health in this unprecedented time.   Monica Quinn is the founder of Chrysalis Pictures and Director of the Moving Parts Film Festival in Los Angeles. She is a charismatic and upbeat stage and screen actress. As a SAG-AFTRA/ AEA performer, some of her clients include Sony PlayStation, Fox Entertainment, Beats by Dre, Boost Mobile, Vital Farms, San Diego Rep, and the Virginia Stage Company. Some of her Film/TV credits are The Wild, The Child, and The Miracle (Cannes Film Festival), Magic '85 (AFI), My Brother Wes (New York Film Academy), Three and a Half Thoughts (Winner Harlem Film Festival), SYNC (Winner iPhone Film Fest, Olleh International, Oxford iFest). Monica has also appeared in Dirty Laundry (pilot), In the Ring (Pilot), and 30 is Still 30 as a recurring guest star. As a former member of The Actors Gang Theatre Company, she performed under the direction of acclaimed Academy award-winning actor Tim Robbins. She appeared in the world tour of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" directed by Tim Robbins, the national tour of "The Exonerated" directed by Cynthia Ettinger (The Silence of the Lambs, (HBO) Carnival, and Deadwood (HBO). Monica has and continues to perform regionally in professional theaters across the nation. She has toured internationally with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and theater festivals in China, France, Spain, Romania, Brazil, and Italy. Monica is now a proud member of The Musical Theater Guild where she appeared in "A Class Act", and "Honeymoon in Vegas". Monica has been a teaching artist for the past seven years and has worked with several populations including Juvenile Youth, and California State Inmates through various Nonprofit Organizations based in Los Angeles.  
21:17
October 16, 2020
Episode Six | Filmmaker & Creator of the YouTube Sensation & Feature Film "STEAM ROOM STORIES" JC Calciano
JC CALCIANO | Is a graduate of New York University’s film school. During his early days in the entertainment industry, he started his career producing and directing music videos for MTV. JC gained valuable production experience on such films as The Fisher King and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier before joining Cruise/Wagner Productions as Head of Production and as Associate Producer on the film, Mission: Impossible. He produced the independent films Slaughter Cove, Dead in the Water, Vince Neil’s Rocktails, Girls, Girls, Girls, and Coming Out, as well as a concert series for Jessica Simpson and Macy Gray. JC has produced and directed hundreds of hours of reality television in the United States for E!, G4, NBC, HGTV, and other networks. In 2010, he founded Cinema175 with the hit romantic comedy Is It Just Me? This was his first feature film as a producer, writer, and director. It was an official selection of over 50 international film festivals and won several awards and honors, including audience choice and best picture. JC’s second feature film, eCupid (2012), became an overnight best seller in the LGBTQ market. eCupid was an official selection of over 60 film festivals worldwide and won four best picture and audience choice awards. His third feature film, The 10 Year Plan (2015), screened at over 51 international film festivals and won 10 awards for best feature and screenplay as well as having been written as a popular m/m romance novel. JC is also the creator, director, and producer of the popular web series, Steam Room Stories, which has over 60+ million views and 105,000+ subscribers. Steam Room Stories can be seen around the world on its own YouTube channel and boasts over 250 episodes to date. In 2019 the popular web-show was turned into a feature-length, award-winning motion picture starring the iconic Traci Lords. Currently, JC is preparing to release the sequel to Steam Room Stories: THE MOVIE as a novel titled, Revenge Of The Brobot: A Steam Room Story. JC serves as a film professor at UCLA’s esteemed film school where he teaches a graduate graduate-level film production course as well as a working as a private production consultant. IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2133392/
22:07
October 9, 2020
Episode Five | CEO of ROCK YOUR REEL Melissa Blue
MELISSA BLUE | With a degree from Ball State University in Musical Theatre, Melissa has been a professional actor from the age of 18. After starring in musicals, films, and TV shows, Melissa has now turned her attention to writing and producing. She owns two companies: Rock Your Reel, which empowers actors by helping them to create brand-specific footage for their reels, and Bravemaker Productions, a production company that creates and develops content that is uplifting and irreverently funny (like the award-winning web series "Life Group"). She lives in Los Angeles with her writer husband Jon, and their very energetic dog Lucy. ROCK YOUR REEL | INSTAGRAM  *** #actors #actor #actorslife #actress #acting #film #movies #love #movie #cinema #hollywood #theatre #bollywood #director #art #music #comedy #instagram #photography #model #films #artist #tv #instagood #drama #entertainment #actorlife #models #casting #bhfyp
27:23
October 2, 2020
Episode Four | CEO of The Distribution Platform FILMOCRACY Paul Jun
PAUL JUN |  Is the CEO and Founder of FILMOCRACY a distribution platform based in Los Angeles. He is a serial entrepreneur and USAF veteran. He served as an intelligence officer and upon completing his service he moved to the film industry where he worked as Director of Sales and Acquisitions at Covert Media. UCSD and CSUF MBA alum. He co-founded Filmocracy to help democratize the imbalance of power in the entertainment industry.  FILMOCRACY  | INSTAGRAM
17:32
September 24, 2020
Episode Three | Head Agent & CEO of FIRESTARTER ENTERTAINMENT Nicole Pryor Dernersesian
NICOLE PRYOR DERNERSESIAN | Is the President and CEO of Firestarter Entertainment, a talent agency based out of Los Angeles that represents actors for television, film, commercials, print, theatre, and literary works. Nicole founded FSE in 2013 and her company now represents over 1000 actors. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Nicole performed in the Las Vegas Company of The Phantom of the Opera for 6 1⁄2 years and over 2600 shows, becoming the first African American to play the role she played in the show. In addition to her performance work, Nicole taught private vocal lessons for over 14 years, including a two-year stint as an Adjunct Professor of Vocal Performance at her alma mater, Pepperdine University. In 2019, Nicole launched the non-profit organization, Inclusion Media Group: Striving to make a more inclusive world by creating content that tells diverse stories. Nicole feels blessed to be a part of the entertainment business and will continue to work tirelessly to make a positive impact for as long as she is able! #podcasts #podcast #podcasting #podcastlife #podcaster #podcastersofinstagram #podcasters #podcastshow #spotify #applepodcasts #itunes #podcastlove #podcastinglife #music #podcastaddict FIRESTARTER AGENCY | INSTAGRAM INCLUSION MEDIA GROUP | INSTAGRAM  Nicole's Instagram 
20:09
September 18, 2020
Episode Two | Award Winning Filmmaker & Founder of SELA FILMS Aimiende Negbenebor Sela
AIMIENDE NEGBENEBOR SELA | Is a Writer-Director of Nigerian descent, adopted by a Jewish-Israeli family from the Bronx. Her award-winning short films have screened at numerous festivals across the world, and her screenplays have placed in several contests including Austin Film Festival, Cinestory Fellowship, Nicolls Academy, Screencraft, and the Sundance Writer’s Lab. As a short form prose writer, Aimiende's work has been published in several magazines. Her favorite short story, Peach Cobbler, was published in African Voices Magazine – a publication dedicated to fostering cultural understanding and awareness through literature, art, and film. Growing up as that kid glued to The Sound of Music, back in Nigeria, to the adult now dazzled by the complexity of the characters in 12 Angry Men, films have always helped Aimiende make sense of the world. As a result, her work interrogates the human condition but with empathy, as she truly believes we all live the same lives, we’re just colored differently. Her production company, Sela Films LLC, was born out of this belief in order to help push the boundaries of innovation, inclusion, diversity, and creativity with a focus on humanism. Hermit, her latest short film, is a drama about a grieving husband coming to terms with this loss of his soulmate on a night that would’ve marked their eighteenth wedding anniversary. It’s currently making its rounds on the festival circuit. Aimiende currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and their fourteen-year-old Shih Tzu, Orlando. Find and Follow Aimiende:  Sela Film Facebook Twitter Instagram  Donate to her upcoming project 
18:18
September 9, 2020
Episode One | The Co-Directors of the Moving Parts Film Festival Monica Quinn & Adam Fried
MONICA QUINN & ADAM FRIED | Welcome you to Points of View Podcast in association with the Moving Parts Film Festival.  Points of View focuses on having Conversations with Entertainment Industry Professionals about their Points of View on Life, Work, & Creative Longevity! In our first episode, we meet Monica Quinn & Adam Fried the hosts of Points of View Podcast who are also the Festival Directors of the Moving Parts Film Festival. We learn about their journey in the Entertainment Industry, the inception of their production company Chrysalis Pictures, and why they saw a need to create a Film Festival focused on Social Justice, Diversity, and Inclusivity.  Find and follow us on Social media on Instagram Enter for a chance to win Two Festival Passes by Subscribing and Leaving us a review. 
17:08
September 4, 2020
Points of View Trailer
A Lively Podcast presented by Moving Parts Film Festival. Your hosts Monica Quinn & Adam Fried Interview Professionals in the Entertainment Industry about their Points of View on Life, Work, & Creating Longevity! Follow us on Instagram @p.o.v_Podcast  Learn more about our Film Festival: www.movingpartsfilmfestival.org Expand your Perspective with Points Of View 
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August 12, 2020