18 Burst results for "Robert Townsend"
The Small Business Radio Show
"robert townsend" Discussed on The Small Business Radio Show
"So, you know, that comes from doing the research that actually takes time. It also takes you bouncing this off of other people. So when I was called after my 13th win in a national pitch competition, Robert Townsend and MC, the famous rapsters from way back when the Robert Townsend great actor director bought heartbeats. They called me the killer picture master and I'm looking for like that's even better than the pitch queen. I like the killer pitch mess. The killer pitch master tonight. So they said, you slate all competition. Do you know I took that? So if you notice when people refer to me, they'll say, oh, that's the killer kitchen master. And I say, now, AKA the bitch queen kills the name of my fourth book that came out last year. But the killer pitch master says so much and so little at one time. So how did you so little? Brushes, how'd you get here? Because in your bio it says that, you know, when you realize that your childhood pain when locked the gift of pitching in you tell us what's behind that. Well, what's behind my me getting here really is I grew up in a very abusive home of a mother nearly murdered being when I was 12 years old. I grew up with a father who was still as a drug act. I did not get family support and I always knew what I was about to tell me to see Raphael would feel good of you that I was going to be on television. I was going to have that kind of impact, but I'm in the hood. And then the hood nobody believes in me, but I believed. So when my grandparents stepped in the rings made 15 years old, I was a very damaged child, but I had a gift. And my grandmother nurtured it and she said, people are people when you speak people listen. She said, I need you to understand that it does not happen very often. My first speaking engagement was before the mayor of the city of St. Louis. My second was before the governor of Missouri. So I had Barack Obama moments way back home. When I put college on a full scale she had lost one of those fellowships, became an attorney, decided you know what? You've hated it. I'm not doing it for 40 years. Am I going to be bored? But what I am going to do is I want to launch this company curvy girls a little too right. No one believed it. Are usual. I was 327 pounds. And they were like, it was almost to a fat black non Ivy League educated woman. Well, you know what I did to make them listen? I was on your business with JJ ramberg. And they listened when I when I finished that pitch, it was invested in. They were like, she's serious. I'm like, yeah, just 'cause you don't support me. You're not my client. The people who are supporting me are who I'm speaking to. And I think that's where people get into it. I'm not selling to everyone. I'm selling to the women who had this problem. You can't find things in Victoria's Secret. You can't find sexually stylish and fashion forward lingerie. And that's why Kirby girls would be ultimately shopping experience. The full figure D doesn't plus size. Absolutely. And I think that's a big mistake that a lot of small business owners make, they try to sell to everyone because they're desperate to get sales right in the cell to a specific niche who really has the pain that they solve. Yes. Yes. And so that's why I told you about audiences. People get out here and think, you have said everybody know, if you niche down, did you hear that I said I'm a killer pitch master. You don't hire me for motivational speaking. You don't hire me for leadership training. You hire me for the forms of pitching that I can that I can do for your sales team, whether it's tech funds or services, you hire me to be the keynote speaker. What am I going to bring to the table? 28 years of professional speaking excellent. I just turned 44. So very specific audience is know me because I have courted them and spoken to them and not the entire world. So if someone's trying to come up with their pitch precious, where do they start? What's the base of that before they hone in and practice it? So here are some of the things that I want you all to truly understand. The basic pitch has to have these ingredients. It's basic, but it doesn't have to be in a sport. Who you are. Two, what you do. Number three,
The Rich Eisen Show
"robert townsend" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Bragging about going from assistant crew chief to crew chief. We've lost TJ. I know we have. It's such a brilliant movie. It still stands to test the time. It's all coming up. Coming up. Still here on Roku channel. Shout out to Robert Townsend. Oh my God. We got to get him back because I totally know we. I totally whiffed on him being the director of its raw, right? Was he the director of raw Eddie Murphy raw? Right? Yeah. Man. Sorry the other night. Was it? Yeah. Or was it because Eddie did two stand up specials? It's hilarious. I think he did delirious. Robert Townsend the director of delirium. Robert Townsend was wrong. It fell short. Hello. Felt form. You can't say the rest of that. It's any of it. Really one of the greatest stand up specials ever. Ever. Oh, stop it. I know. Stop it. We have to stop. A little too raw. We can technically. No, no, no, no. That is true. No, no, no. Be careful. You're welcome. Rich. I've heard these hilarious. The Netflix movie with him in it is fantastic. I need to see that. Who? The one with Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy. Are you people? Yeah, I've heard it's terrific, yeah. Have you seen it? I saw half of it. Oh, you didn't like it? Uh oh. Are these terrific in here? I heard it's like old school Eddie Murphy. I just had a hard time buying Lauren London and George congratulations. I'm sorry. Lauren London is looking like a 13 on the 9 skill. Kevin Johnson coming up, everybody. You love Lala canton on Vanderpump rules. Now get to know her on give them Lala. With her assistant chess. LA, it can become suffocating. Did something happen, where you felt like I have to get out of here? Do you just think it just happens sometimes? I think it just happens, but also just everything going on in my personal life. I want to get on this mic and be like, this is what I've been dealing with for 14 months. Give them Lala, wherever you listen.
The Rich Eisen Show
"robert townsend" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"And it's not another pun. Yes. You had a guest on who after being introduced to the Hall of Fame. As he stood with other Hall of Famers. And comparing who is the best and the gentleman said to him, once you get in here, we're all equal. That's right. I remember who made that quote to you. I don't remember that. Who was that? No. Can you remember the question? I don't remember who actually said it, but you're not wrong. That's an interesting one. Thanks, mat appreciate the call. Yeah, it was like what ballot. The first ballot, third ballot, 6. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. I know Deion. I know exactly what he's talking about. I know Deon said it's something along the lines of like they should have a different jacket color. That jacket color because there's a certain status of a Hall of Famer. He's just upset that. His guy isn't getting in. You know, why am I blanking on the kid's name? No. We ran back all the touchdowns. I need more sleep. I think he's just a little upset that Devin's not getting it. I think Devin will get his time. That's a funny statement that Rogers is kind of like a groundhog. Well done. Yeah. Let's go to canon Kokomo, Indiana, which can go very phone call. Hey, rich, it's good to talk to you again. You got it. I just want to point out a couple of things that probably the legal office isn't going to say. I can tell you a little something about John Jenkins. It's 8 year in the league. First Super Bowl. And I think he deserves a little bit of love for having the guts to throw the flag at all. You're referring to the official through the defensive hold. Exactly, he's a field judge on the crew. The league is going to back this play. I mean, a 1 million % the league's going to back to play because it is a hold. I mean, it's the right call when you see that tug, it's the right call. The question is do you call it then? When I'm sure he might say that's the only tug of the Jersey I saw all day, and so he threw it. It does take guts to call it. That's for damn sure. Warner, just now added a little bit of credence there from the standpoint of the quarterback and how just a little tug can make all the difference to a quarterback. Yeah, and we had Chris long on yesterday as well describe it, as well as Pereira that a defender can use the tug to slingshot himself back into the play. As opposed to being completely beaten. I just wanted to put a little bit of love to John Jenkins for having the gut because if I may, one quickly. Sure. Tell me though. The name? Go for it. Referee. Until 1976. When he was this when he was a crew chief, it sounds really cheesy, really corny. But there was a chance that the crew had together in the locker room before they went out onto the field. It goes hats, flags, whistles, guts. You can't work a game without any of them. Actually the call can't appreciate it. I sought, called it. Wish he had. What else can I say? Yeah. You know, another thing I say on right put this in your direction because they might not get the reference. Anytime I hear crew chief, I think of winky dinky doll. Wicked. Dink it. He went from assistant crew chief to crew chief. I keep thinking of Hollywood shows. That's funny. You ever see Hollywood shopping. With Robert Townsend on, you hear the two of us keep giving references over and over again. There's a bat in my house. The second half of my cheering candidate in my neighborhood. Every single time I hear crew chief. No matter what. There's a bat in my house. Just bragging about going from assistant crew chief to crew chief.
Black Mental Health Podcast
"robert townsend" Discussed on Black Mental Health Podcast
"About, I don't know if you ever seen meteor man, right? And media man with Robert Townsend and there's black superhero and I bring that up because there was a lot of violence that was taking place, right? And people were closing their doors as the violence was taking place, right? Instead of hopping out and it took him to come and reinvigorate the community and then you see James Earl Jones, his prized record collection. He's throwing the records at the people. You see Marla gives from two two 7. She coming out. The community runs out with pans and stuff like that, right? So is there something to be said about the empowerment piece of it? If the goal is to get The Killers out and not even The Killers, I hate terms like that. To get the people who engage in this type of behaviors, they're not the ones that's showing up. So even when we look at gun buyback, I'm critical of it because what if it's a murder weapon? That's being turned in. If I took somebody's life, that's going to be there. I'm going to go get me a $100 worth of groceries. And turn the weapon. You know, if I'm engaging that type of behavior. So again, but I'm anti police too. So I don't know what the best way to go about that would be. But yeah, it gives times off the street. But I just, I just don't know if people think about all size. I appreciate the accolades that you bestowed upon me and as you were saying, I was just like, is he talking about you? Like this things that we actively got to work through, not only is black folk, but black men specifically, but it's this elder he passed away as well by the name of asa Hilliard. And his whole thing was, we're asking questions,
The Rich Eisen Show
"robert townsend" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"On the rich eyes and show Allen Dallas is on the rich eisen show. So what do you want to finish up with here? So I would be remiss if I wasn't mentioning this. I've been calling into the show for 7 years and you're 7 years. I had family in the northeast who got a lot of thrills and of hearing me and listening to me and unfortunately a couple of weeks ago I lost my brother in law at 45 years old. Three young daughters it was a real shame and I could just implore everyone to make sure that they manage the health and take care of their health and he was a big fan of listening to the clips when I called in. So I'd be remiss if I didn't mention. What's his name? Paul, Paul. It's a real shame. You got to take care of yourselves. Brockman has got a little kid and we're all in that age where we really need to make sure that we take care of take care of our health. Al. Love you, man. Call back. Everybody. Started as Alan Houston. And then that's when he was on our radar screen, and we thought literally Allen Houston was calling into the program and I'm like, hey, how is it with John Starks? That's 74 best actor category. Heavy, heavy hitters. Jack Lemmon, as he mentioned one, other nominees, Marlon Brando. For the last tango in Paris, Jack Nicholson last detail, Al Pacino serpico, Robert Redford the sting. Heavy hitters. Dude. That is a heavy hearing class. Wow. Just like 5 of the all time all timers. Any one of them could have won that. Africa was amazing. Wow. Yeah, man. And that's Randy Quaid like cousin Eddie nominated for Randy Quaid in the last detail is a spectacular movie and Nicholson deserved his nomination in Randy Quaid did too. What is it about you? It's going to be the reader's dive. If I'm not mistaken, I want to make sure the whole thing is, it's the last detail where they were taking I think Nicholson and Randy Quaid and a whole bunch of people were being taken to the brig. In the navy, and they went on some sort of Fandango before they were going to jail. That's a Robert town movie, too. Yeah. If I'm not mistaken, did I get that? Did I get that? Two navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison, but decide to show him one last good time. That's right. And Randy Quaid, Randy Quaid was a young guy. Interesting. I don't think I've seen any of these movies that have been named in the last. Robert town was a guy who wrote Chinatown. I know. And though Robert Downey, but the other ones, I'm like, excuse me, for somebody who loved the offer. And I know Robert Townsend and Robert Evans, these movies are all up your alley. Randy crad is very young in this. The last detail is absolutely worth your time. Okay. I don't know anything about movies, that's all. I understand. I remember that too. I mean, 22 in this movie. I would excuse me. How about this? We'll do a last swap. You watch last detail, I watched last boy's game. It would be worth it. And then we compare notes. Please both of you do. This would be an amazing segment. We do. We do. And I'll finish the event again. Can we do what I want a test after this? Me and Brock would get the excuse me, when you say we finish the manchurian candidate. You're halfway done. It's been sitting stopped under two years now. You've got to start from the beginning. And watch it. He's not so much into the idea now when he has to watch a movie. He wants to know. They're both great. Both of them are great. I will watch the last boy scout. You'll watch the last detail. And then we'll discuss as to what's really the classic, okay? It's not about classics. Okay. You say it's one of the, it's one of your top 5 favorite movies is the last boy scout. No, that's not what that was. What was it in your big ass bag? I only remember what
Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"robert townsend" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"Emotional lord. You made me emotional, but she's not talking about. Oh, she's showing you the text chain. Read it and we that's what she did. All she's got something to say. And we'll make this long, but since you won't answer my calls, I have no choice. You don't get read. Her first opponent is the Texan guaranteed to piss you off. Give it up for Kane. So we were like, okay, well, think about Randy macho man savage and think about all these wrestlers who have had this luxurious hair or these big personalities and we wanted to kind of think about it in that way. So they're really great about collaborating with us in terms of the comedy and finding new levels to it with the hair. I mean, they've done things that we didn't even dream about when we were writing or when we started developing our characters as actors. All the actors in the cast do mood boards or send suggestions for what they want their characters to look like. Skye's really good about that. She is like, here is the exact hair I want, and it'll be like a circus clown, and we're like, sky, your character is just an accountant. She's like, I don't care. Which is really great, and it brings so much. Yeah, I mean, it's interesting because it's like the hair, it's figuring out the balance of the hair is not a joke, even when it's heightened, it's like, it's heightened in the same world of this character. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Let me try to ground it even when it's wild. We try to ground it. Yeah. You mentioned characters. One thing I heard you mentioned that you don't necessarily write all sketches, knowing exactly who's going to be each part and sometimes there's like an internal audition process was this a sketch where you knew who was going to be which, how did this sort of we knew I was playing Annie? Well, that I do. That was clear, but for everybody else. No, no, that was so we have like round Robin auditions. I hate that my name is in that because every time I say it, I feel like people are like, this bitch named the auditions after herself. It's just the phrase. Guys, I don't know what else to call it. Give me another name. But yeah, so once we finish all our scripts, a week or two before our big network table reads, the cast gets the scripts, they don't get that long with them. They get a baby too, but that's it. And hundreds of parts, so there's usually about a 120 for the main cast, but then there's others for guest stars and stuff. But so we read through all the scripts. Obviously with recurring characters, the actors already know. And I'm talking to my cast all the way through the writing process. None of them at this point are in the writers room. We haven't had another writer performer in the writers room since season two when Ashley was writing. But season three, I'm the only writer performer in the room and same in season four. So I just talked to them all the time and I tell them what's coming up and then they meet with the writers and then send me stuff as they're thinking about it over the course of the writer's room. But then, yeah, like a week or two before the table reads, they get all the scripts to get 300 plus pages of scripts. And they got to go through all those characters. And I'm like, here's the ones you're reading. Here's the ones that are open. And then here's the ones that are yours already, which they already know. And then here's the ones that are open. I think this season, it's going to be a lot less of open characters because it's just so easy to write for the cast now. We just know what everybody can do so well. And they've all been so collaborative. But they'll still be a lot. They'll still be plenty that we have to. And I auditioned for my own show. I was talking to Robert Townsend about this before I even met sky and who is his daughter, for those of you who don't know? And I told him, I said, well, how did you do it? When you were doing sketch and I remember the black, the beautiful that he was doing with partners in crime, back in the day at HBO. And he was like, no, we just wrote for the people who were going to play the parts. And I was like, oh yeah, we don't do that. We make ourselves audition. Yeah, I think everyone does, to be honest, I think everyone writes for the actors. And we do some of it, but if it's a new character, it's a free for all. But I think that's fun. We like seeing what the other, first of all, we really like each other. So when we do those round Robins, it's just us. It's just us in there and they had writer, and that's it. It's closed. It's not like it's like, you know, in front of other people, or it's not on tape. It's just a very like, oh, you try this. Now I'll try this one. And then we just switch, you know, and it's just kind of we all try the different parts. And then we'll literally go, sky got that one, you know, or whatever. I mean, of course, me and the head writer make the ultimate decision, but you can pretty much tell in the room who got what. Or who really wants something. Sometimes an actor will say, okay, I don't know if I really have this character yet, but I really, really want this thing. And if we can work it out, it works out. Yeah, and it's amazing. I mean, can you think of either, well, either if you remember with this sketch, the machinations of that, or in any sketch, when there was a particularly competitive audition for a part that either multiple people wanted or just multiple people were good at, and it was a matter of deciding. Oh God. It doesn't get competitive, weirdly, because it does feel like set up that way it would. I think we're all rooting for each other and we all make each other laugh so much. We're just like, the only yeah, it's not competitive. Some people will just go, I really, really want this one. For instance, with this sketch, we had no idea who was going to play who in any one of them could have been any one of these roles, except for Harlan. That was clearly asked. Why? Talk about it. I don't know. It was just so perfect. She just nailed it as soon as she did it. We all read it, and I think she was last. And when she read it, we were like, oh, done. Like, we all just, I don't even know if she finished reading the part. We were just like, oh, that's yours. It's done. That was the same way with Gabrielle and Mary Magdalene in the last supper and the resurrection sketches. Now, Jesus is supposed to rise from the dead, and.
Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"robert townsend" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"I need the story about my sister and does that go into your mind or is your story seems so organic? Sometimes I feel like they're not done. So what I would try to do is I'm running another hour now where I would like to pick up some more stuff about my mama 'cause all I couldn't fit in the album. So, you know, I work with Robert Townsend to do this special and he removes some stuff tags and stuff made some stuff bigger. I learned a lot by working with him. So whatever I couldn't put in there, I'm moving it over to my next hour that I'm developing now. But sometimes I feel like the store or sometimes I feel like, oh, I wish I would have saved that for a little longer. It could have just got better and better, but it was the right fit for this special and I had so many people inboxing like, oh my God, my family got this too. Yeah. Wait, how many times did you tell that story before it worked? Actually worked the first time I went on stage. I left her from it. I got laughter from. And all I had to do was just, it was a story that was in my head. I just had to tell it. That's the most frustrating thing about watching you do stand up, watching you do everything, is you really feel like you have this Chappelle esque way of just, I can just do it if you want to do it as it were as I definitely sit with a freaking notebook and I'm writing like different punches and thinking, where do I add an isle of voice in this? So where do I add a dad voice? And all yours comes out so organically. I hear that all the time. My friend, so he says, not fair, you get fucking a bit every other day. You know, I could just, we comedians, so we pay attention this year. I would just do, I just did a procedure today.
"robert townsend" Discussed on Gettin' Grown
"Expected her, you. Remind me. I was waiting for that. I mean, a real love, anything a real love, a reminisce. Something. Yay. I was stunned that we that's the era of Mary that they went to this I was really thinking. And I meant to look that up today, but honey, this is to do list has been punching me in my face all day. Exactly. But I'm going to look into that and if anybody else knows, please, please let us know. I want to know, if Dr. Dre, he must have produced, let me look at it right quick. But also, so while we're on the subject, I just want to know if the person who dressed him hates him as much as everybody else. Because yeah, 'cause I said y'all came through with the clothes just a size and a half too small. Well, it was giving me very sturdy Grande by. Oh no, no, no, no, that's what his body is. And Dr. Dre is full a cup. Because I seen a picture and I'm not body shaming, no. I know he is, though. Because I seen a picture of him in a sweatsuit in which the clothes were not fitting. And he's chesty. You know what I mean? He's a chest dude one that one right there. I'm wondering if his centralized his mid and central section of his body in this case? Yeah, that's what happens. Belly. Family affair. What's that? No more drama was not produced by. Okay. It was produced by go head, go head. Dream jam and Terry Lewis produced that. But his family affair is that dance is that the one. Let's give this dancing. That was produced by Dr. Dre, so that's probably why that was the that's probably why she did that one. But I don't know why we didn't know. Well, I still hate it. And it's a worse song. But we love Mary and she can do no wrong and I just. She gave us lots of gifts though. The gift she gave us will be a plenty and I will be firing to youth Mary gift for at least once a week for the full duration of the month of February because I just want to honor Mary in that way. But absolutely. I have wonderful memories of her from the Budweiser fest. 1996. It was Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, genuine, that's a hill. And boom thugs and harmony. Oh baby. And I was in that going off. Because hear me. Drew hill will give you a concert for your nerves, okay? Drew hill rolled an entire queen sized bed onto the stage. Just for sleeping in my bed. They will give you that's all I'm saying. And then performance live. I mean, time. Wills and Cisco will give you energy. Give me energy little muffin. He's still the same energy that he had in 1997. And I respect it. Sonic the Hedgehog that nigga balls up and spins. Let me tell you. What were you about to say about evidence? I was going to say that we were just weird. It was okay. It was very strange. I could have done without, but you know, I guess. They said lose yourself is actually white people's dreams and nightmares, which is that Meek Mill song I played you in the beginning of this. Okay. Yeah, that's what they say. They said listen, I thought it was a chuckled a little bit when his set fell apart. I was like, huh. Okay, God. I hear you. I said, what did you think about him taking a knee? Well, you know, I wasn't, I guess I appreciated in a solid day. I guess the NFL. They'd be better not do no shit. The NFL said you don't do no shit like that. And so he said, say less. So for that, I'm like, that I can get behind. Because he took the knee and kept it. He stayed down and kept it. For a very long statement. And I'm not as a white as the only way attached to this. I think it's appropriate. What I'm saying? Because I didn't, I'm glad to know because I was wondering like, okay, this somebody tell him to do that with his own choice, but that's good context. And I can get behind that. I can't get behind that because that's the kind of interaction that meant. Yeah. That's the kind of disruptive thing from the whites from the white people that we need. That's the way it is. Absolutely. For sure. I mean, we need more than that. But absolutely like, y'all niggas can definitely start. Kendra. Kendra is always always joy to see Kendrick. And I have to say this before I allow you to just sort of go on. I know you have much to say here. Hendrix dancers. I would like to give kudos to the hair department because of all of those blond black men, everyone was beautifully toned. There was no black people. You know, I have real sensitivities around hair and hair color for black people. We have to be very specific in how we approach these things. And also made the integrity of our hair. So I valued that this was not any there were no home due homemade blonding situations down to the Super Bowl halftime show. Everyone had the two step coloring process that was required to get them to the right, golden lords shade of blond. Oh my God, the golden lies. So good. And I'm just so I was like, yes, this is great. I love it, because it was one of those things that you had to know in order to know, right? And so I can imagine that many people all the there were many people. I'll say like this. There's probably many people who that probably went right past them. They didn't even catch it. But I saw it because you all don't understand the greatness that is media man. Yes. Okay, James Earl Jones. Yes. Luther Vandross Robert Townsend stop don't play with me. So good. And that brought me such life and I was just glad to create that reference, right? It was so good. I thought the set design was amazing. Snoop is always a joy. And just when I tell you that he just makes me happy. He makes me and I'm very proud of him as well. You know, to just sort of, you know, you know, we love uncle snoop, right? He's just transcended. And he's aged. Well, I will say that snoop, I feel like it's aging appropriately and gracefully, you know what I'm saying? You're trying to be with the youth, right? He's very aware of who he is and securing that, which I appreciate and I just, you know, I was glad, you.
The Larry Elder Show
"robert townsend" Discussed on The Larry Elder Show
"1843. This is Larry oder, wishing you a happy new year for all of us at the very own show. Triple H 9th and one S 8 GE two late 1901 7 two four three Larry elder. This is my special edition of the Larry of the show, and we are featuring a debate I had nearly 20 years ago May of 1998. I was squared off against a man named Steve cope with who at the time was once a top assistant to the mayor of Chicago Herald Washington. Now, the reason we're playing, we're playing all of my opening comments. We're going to play part of his opening comment and then part of the Q&A. And the reason we're doing it this way, even though he and I had about the same amount of time on stage, is that, frankly, when he spoke, it was utterly incoherent. I mean. I want you to stick around and leave here part of what he had to say. If I play the whole thing nonstop. I'm confident that I'd empty the room. I don't want to do that. That's how little sense he made. That's how little sense he made. But here I am continuing to suggest that America is about business. Hollywood, a microscope of America is also about business. Is the media racist? It's difficult to get a film made. Forrest Gump was one of the most popular films ever. Grossed over $600 million. The woman who produced it is married to a Hollywood executive, it took her almost ten years to get the film off the ground because nobody thought it would make money. Star Wars. The most successful trilogy ever. Was turned down by every major studio because nobody thought it would make money. Someone once described Hollywood as a place where executive stand around in a place where lightning once struck, hoping it will strike again. That's narrowness. That stupidity. That's rigidity. That's playing it safe. But any racist? Tell you about Hollywood. And I know a number of people here. I've talked to probably hundreds of people in Hollywood. Let me tell you what the deal is. If you're Hollywood executive, and someone comes to you with a project, and you greenlight it, and it fails. You're in trouble. You can lose your job. That's why you get Star Wars, Star Wars two, Star Wars three. The son of star war, star war takes a bride. However, if you say no. You still get your stock options. You stick at your parking space. So the pressure is to do what's worked in the past, the pressure is to do what safe the pressure is to do what has made money in the past. The pressure is to hope that lightning strikes twice in the same spot. But that is not racism. It's about editor. Nowadays, with technology the way it is, you can make a film. You get 15, 20, $25,000 together. You can make a movie. Technology is such an out is cheaper than ever. You don't have to have training. You have to have background. Spike Lee wrote a movie about his first film. She's gotta have it called the making of she's gotta have it. I recommend that you buy it. Step by step by step, he tells you how to do it. You don't have to go to film school, not the only thing about a camera. Don't have to have any money. But you have to persevere. Robert Townsend made Hollywood shuffle on a credit card. Mariachi, $30,000. It can be done. If you are willing to work hard, if you're willing to suffer rejection, if you persevere if you have vision, if you have love for what you are trying to pull off, it can be done. And don't let anybody tell you, you can't. No love for that. My goodness. I'm not here to defend Hollywood. I am most certainly not here to defend the media. I've got my own issues with them. But I will tell you that whatever problems we have, whether we don't like the fact that too much TV news has crime, whether we don't like the fact that not enough emphasis is placed on education. These are matters that have very little to do with racism and everything to do with news directors attempting to put on the screen what they think consumers want. And rightly or wrongly, consumers want what they see on television news. All my life, I've had this almost criminal optimism. I didn't care what happened, the glass was always going to be half full. Quincy Jones. You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself. Diana Ross. Anger is an emotion that if you carry around for a long period of time, it doesn't allow you to live. John singleton. Director of boys in the hood. When we come back, I talk about the media, specifically I talk about newspapers. Our newspapers racist, our newspapers out to get black people. This is my debate against.
"robert townsend" Discussed on Mocha Minutes
"To ria. From what else is now. What else is going on. Podcast stephanie. I am so honored to be here and in light of your beautiful song that you sang from one of my favorite is hands down my favorite music movie in the world. I must say to you and your podcast is. There are hard. Is there a heart in the house tonight. Banda then no let on junior known to you. Know how long it took me to find the soundtrack you understand how this is before like streaming so pack eight where my co worker in the bookstore hammer gave me a copy. Back is burning cd. Yes y'all were over forty so y'all know nothing burning no cds. No nats the navin. Y'all number that having them thinking they were gonna take you to jail because you downloaded album putting the fear which you'd oh okay sir. All right for every person listening with the exception of black people because we know what it is so all non black people you must go find a copy of the five heart beats and watch it cynthia's xl wells. Daddy leon is leeann leeann tweeden ben fine probably a still find you understand the criminal shit. I would do that. Man it's like it's like people are like i'm sorry he'd be like come on so i have a sort of people i'm like. No i'm not sure about the situation. But i'm still going to leave. We own this most. Certainly he seemed like he will be fun. Lay but also a fun. Dinner guest yes. I think he would be fun. And yeah yeah. I love it. I was black. Non black people go watch the five heartbeats on this then again. I don't know because invitation revoked. Because what job did you tell me. I can't have that for the five heartbeats 'cause we will fight about the fire fight show imagined so that soundcheck is now streaming. But it's yes because you yeah it's finally streaming it's over for. Are you listening. It's over for you. Elliott rotation. that's the thing. Because i was like i was holding onto the cdn story. I still cry at the same parts. I still laugh still be like. Don't get into elevator jimmy. No no no. I feel you love that one. We have the black church. Moments are just got stephanie. Just thinking about it. You know it's easy on you might can. Somebody finally a context for robert townsend. 'cause i just need him. I said the same thing stephanie. I said i wanna have a lung. Mommy neon all of them. I need robert townsend. Because there's so much about him his drive and stuff that he can next himself to..
The Ham Radio Show
"robert townsend" Discussed on The Ham Radio Show
"Yes very easy on the is an extremely talented and super knife and billy was saying during while watching the trailer taryn. Manning looks pretty much like chucky from child's play but black hair. So you pulled over very good like look for her and his that works out well gives it that instant like exactly you callin- before she says her name. Is you know that right so they know like if you think about it if you think about it don't most. Can't you see the billing coming even at real-life hope they all kind of look like chucky to some degree. We we named hours joe of the. Yeah all right. So i was going to ask you. Random random fucking equal of talk. Show questions number one. How did you. How did you become a producer. And how do you become a producer like how. How do you become a producer in hollywood honestly okay. How did i because producer. I honestly i got tired of literally having every single possible jobs. You can imagine this town. I've been valet far back bartender. Waiter which. I suck that you know i was a janitor. I mean you name it. I've done every job. And finally i was like. I was introduced to robert townsend. And he kinda got me into producing and developing and then my friends hired me as an assistant for directors and people like that. And i got involved on wall i i'd rather do this and be somewhat in the business and being control as much as possible and kind of guys my career than just being around waiting for someone to call me which by the way i think for the first you know eight years of my life in los angeles. No one did so. That's kind of how i got into active. I just kind of wanted a different way to pay my bills. And also i wanted to be in the business and kind of not be told what to do all the time and like be at At the mercy of someone getting up on the wrong out of the bed going. I don't like. I love to scare new money too much of my cousin. Who's me fifty bucks. I don't want to part of that like situation. So that's how i got into it. And i have someone gets into it. You know. I think if you know you need to go good old film school route. Ucla usc afi and what you Or you know quite frankly. It's like you just start being a production assistant on set up to be that person that for lack of a better word gets coffee parks. The car does different things. You start to figure out what area you wanna work in. You wanna be in the production side. You tend to do more kind of production assistant working your way up and the backup you know in the production office side of things If you end up liking being in you know Gaffer grip for lighting or camera department or wardrobe or art department. Found you kind of start in kinda you know you just kind of beaming you move around a little bit. You find out what you like and you come up as a producer you wanna be around other producers and assists them be a production assistant on an office and you know. Start being sharp and start being. They're kind of making yourself available sort of speak That's kind of how you the opportunities of show up. You know all right well. No i was saying that. I've been in the business for a long time to and i when i got my opportunity. That guy wanted to him in the ass. You know 'cause. I had to pass up on it. Yeah his cousin never calls them anywhere else. Mean healthy you know what your you know i. Just yeah if i got this job near let i and hey listen i gotta be. I'm still like i'm like you know no one offering anymore being sometimes. It's like cheese in southern south- chris bowen reading guy the guy trying to kind of like a sign of you made people stop hitting on some people stop funky in the ass. You made it bill. Exactly yeah every time. I bend over no action bill. No actions i say no action. I can tell you brother. I got some ideas for you man. You would love what we do. Basically you're talking about them in the answers. That's nine hundred yes. Well that's why i'm doing. I wouldn't fuck them in the. That's why i'm doing this. I know but that's the weirdest segue ever been talking about. Fucking him in. I got some ideas while you browsed. I got the big ideas for me to karen to the black. I fucked me in the. It's not going to sell but it's going to be one hell of move all right so now i say now i say that i know a big time hollywood producer. Crespigny savvy of you. Thank you for being on the program sir round of applause and we want deathly he supports rather go see karen right. Now you can get it on awesome you can check out bt on demand. I'm sure it's available and you can also seeing you can get it on hulu you. Can you wrap yourself and tim foyle and get on your roof and you can probably get a signal and watch karen and please check out the if you want to check out. One at his prior watch everyone. I just showed everyone before. Watch the trailer. There's many trailers out there of this movie to see for yourself. That is movie is a modern day thriller slash horror movie and also is even more creepy. Because it's fucking actually happening. You got to come back give you. He wants his ideas. Well not just the idea. I wanna tell you about the move. Because i'm gonna watch the movie. I'm watching the movie. And i wanted to tell you what i think. Okay thank you love to actually hear what you got. I'm actually. I wanna. I wanna hear a love to hear you got. It'd be point of view what you guys thought about the whole thing and everything about it and oh absolutely thank you for having me awesome and i was all my interviews. Were rat is as you. Did this imprisonment tell the hollywood community. Now that this is the funniest fucking interview you ever live until everyone else does. Suck your big producer cock right without six. Yeah done and done right. You been fucking checkout karen as anyone should right now thank you. Thank you ryan brother. Bill is gonna kill me. We need to fuck him. We're late. I know we were getting into the interview. And that's what happens. It's a ham radio show. Let's take a break right now. He doesn't fucking kill us. If you're watching them. The ham kam by the way it keeps going in and out. Please just keep watching the videos. It doesn't matter you can get the full show. A ham radio show dot com later right back after these. Who are you crazy. Those guys are retired. I've got a good deal on those boys scout. Said they showed a lot of promise. They brought their fucking toys with really.
Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions
"robert townsend" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions
"To sing my song and so i saw people like richard linklater made a movie called slacker and how hartley made trust of course before them a scorsese spike lee made. She's got a habit people. Indie film was happening in the big bad way and i was into it and i was like this. This is a possibility. I always thought to be in the movie. Come from hollywood or be born into but these kids are making movies in like they're not new yorker la there making them in austin texas. Where how's that like that. I might as well be new jersey so a little ignorance goes a long way. I didn't know that austin's capital of taxes. And of course if you're gonna make a movie was probably going to be an awesome texas to me. It was just like the middle of nowhere texas if they could make a movie in texas wacky and i make a movie new jersey so i kind of always went at it differently and i never expected it to go beyond clerks clerks. Wasn't even meant to be like here i am. It was a calling card movie. So that i could show it to future investor so i wouldn't have to pay for the next movie 'cause clerks when all on credit cards that i've collected. I wasn't a rich kid. Come from a poor family. We weren't allowed to say poor. My mother was always like you. Just say that we are lower lower lower middle class and you make sure to make sure to tell people that we never went on food stamps. That was a big point of pride for but we were a low low income report family and so at the end of the day like it. It wasn't like i got enough money to make a movie. I had credit cards. That i accumulated in a race with my friends. You can get more plastic by line to credit card companies. And so you know. I had him sitting there. Drawing robert townsend had made this movie called the hollywood shuffle that i absolutely loved and remember gave interview once on howard stern and he talked about how he partly financed movie on credit cards. And i was like you could do that sort of thing. I'd have credit cards. I mean maybe one day. So i never went out of going like this is gonna be my career..
The Jason Stapleton Program
"robert townsend" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"Would scared a lot of people off. But i think if you've hung with me this long and and you've been this far down the road with me. The what. I'm going to explain to you now will not seem that far. Fetched matt Who's the guy matt who posted that. Who posted that two part series that we listen to from from from townsend on his podcast. Who was the guy who did that. Oh i forget what his name was. It was just as first name your back. Because i wanted to give him credit for turning me on to it. It's a. I'll see if i can come up with it. Okay and if not i. Someone posted a two part series on on really kind of the future of blockchain technology. The future of crypto and what it would mean and it was by robert townsend who is A hedge fund manager really phenomenal mind and has been one of the leaders in in just talking about the new technology. That's emerging right now and this is stuff that matt i don't know and i don't blame this menas in a derogatory word all. I know i've said that like ten times today. I still want people to get offended by what. I'm what i'm saying but when i when i first talked to you about this idea that we would make the network. A co owned property where people could be paid for delivering content onto the network. Did you really understand You know all the stuff what that really meant in terms of dow's and and decentralized organizations before on a tactical level no technical level. No i had no. I had no idea. Yeah and so. I don't think most people. I think most people we wrap their head around the fact that oh yeah i'm going to get paid by if i put content and people come and they like and they share and i bring new people onto the platform that i can be that can be compensated for that in one former fashion. That makes sense. But what i believe is going to happen in the future is that we are going to see a blending of individual ownership and collective ownership an entirely new form of of governance. That's the easiest way to put it because it's not a corporation see we've The corporate structure whether you like corporations are not really. There's you cannot deny that the ability for people to come together under a corporate umbrella to own stock in a company and be invested in that company to have to have rights at voting rights inside of that corporation and these corporations providing jobs to in many cases tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people was one of the great economic revelations in history. It really was. And we've had this same system for. I wanna say around one hundred twenty five hundred twenty years now or so one hundred and fifty years and what we're starting to see now are some new things emerging on the horizon. There are really going to change everything for us. So let's talk first about blockchain technology blockchain. Technology is really a public ledger system. It's a way for you. Anybody else who wants to to look at the books to look at ownership and to create a chain of custody that that is validated and that is constantly kept up to date and that is decentralized and again. If you don't understand these concepts in any intimately than i you need to start doing some research because i think right now. Everybody looks at crypto-currencies and they start looking at okay. Well what's going to be the end of the dollar wh- which one which one of these currencies are what currency is going to end dollar domination and they look at things like bitcoin or ethereal and they say well this is going to be. The future is are these digital coins that nobody owns and that are decentralized and that can't be inflated but i think that that is probably the most shortsighted view of crypto-currencies and blockchain thus available today. And why one explain why so some of the things. If we understand that blockchain is. And i again i recognize. I'm kind of dumb stuff down. So if you're super into this stuff don't please all simeon e mail or you go to shorter right. jason. Like i first of all. I'm not an expert at this stuff. I just know more than most people And secondly i am an dumb it down a little bit so just everybody. The layperson can kind of understand. Follow along and so if you understand that blockchain is really just a kind of a public ledger system that people can use then when we start talking about what's an nfc well what's cryptocurrency cryptocurrency is a digital coin. The doesn't exist in real life that can be used for a variety of different things so an nf tea or a non fungible token is really just a crypto coined that you can only create one of so instead of like a theory. You could create as much as you want or bitcoin. Which i think they're going to have like was a twenty six million bitcoin that will eventually be printed and then no more after that with an nf. T- what you're really creating is a single coin that you that you can only create once. Now what's the value of an nf t a lot of people. Think it's you can stick it on your artwork and so artist can be paid. And and i mean yeah okay sure but what a terribly shortsighted view of what this coin for lack of a better term can do see if there is a public record that anyone can reference to determine who owns what imagine the ramifications of that long-term see an. Nf tea is really just a certification of ownership. It says this person owns this and you can do some really creative stuff with nf ts to so for example. Let's say i sell a piece of artwork to you. And i'm a starving artist at the time and i sell it to you for a thousand dollars well before. Nf tease you owned it and if you decided to sell it then you got any profit or lost. The came out of it now. Let's say i'm a starving artist in five or ten years. I become a rather well known painter. And that painting that i originally drew or painted went from a say a few hundred dollars to a few hundred thousand dollars. See with an f. T. one of the things you can do is you can say i'm going to sell this painting to you you now own it. Here is the digital record that anyone can look at to validate that you own that piece of art and that i sold it to you. But here's the addendum that i'm going to add to this. Nfc if you decide to sell that painting in the future you own me ten percent of any of whatever you sell it for. So i get ten percent of the sale price back into my pocket. And so if that painting gets sold fifteen or fifty times around the next Around the next fifty years you get ten percent every time that sells in perpetuity. And you say to yourself well jason. How mike who's checking like how could you possibly know like it's just going to be like anything else right. We already do that. We can do that with contracts today. You could very easily right into the sale price of any piece of painting artwork that hey you sell this again. You owe me ten percent but then you gotta follow it around and check and make sure that somebody didn't sell it back outside of some Some art dealership or and you got to kind of make sure that you're getting your money. And if they don't pay you then you gotta go suam and it clogs up the legal process. So how is an nf t- all that much different than a regular contract that anyone can write for anything what has to do with something. Called smart contracts and smart contracts are basically in a and again. This stuff is being expanded upon and utilized in different ways every single day so i trying to limit it to one. One single thing is really not doing justice for our purposes. Though i want you to think about smart contracts is like an automated system that makes sure whatever is in. The contract actually happens so imagine that you sold your piece of painting. Sold a painting to you for a thousand dollars worth of ethereal coin. And inside of that i gave you an nfc that says you now own this but if you choose to give it to anybody else you're going to show me ten percent of the sale price well at this guy tries to sell that painting to anybody else. It's going to trigger a smart contract and nfc and smart contract is really kind of the same thing and that smart contract is going to force the transaction the ten percent transaction that. Come back to you happen automatically..
Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"robert townsend" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"Do you remember the first time you spotted a container of td lotto in. Your grocery store didn't immediately make you stop and pay attention now. I'm a classic flavor kinda girl. So i love the belgian chocolate. But if you're feeling a little more adventurous than you choices you might try the pumpkin pie. Gelato layers and don't worry there dairy free options to like the strawberry hibiscus are beto. You just really can't go wrong with the gelato made from scratch. So when you're making your grocery list this week don't forget to add some for yourself. A someone you love tried to linton gelato and raise the joy this year. Let's not say we're going back to school work and our social lives. Let's embrace the lessons of this past year and move forward instead. Calls has just what you need to do it. In style for kids there's active wear and backpacks from the top brands like nike adidas under armor. And more and grown-ups there are beauty. Must have since stylish accessories to help you move forward to your new normal so go ahead find it all at kohl's or kohls dot com. Today this episode is made possible by p. wc the future calls for digital. You can trust. That's why the new equation is business. Lead and cloud forward using secure technologies to drive tax efficient solutions for today. And tomorrow it's out. People and technology worked together to transform transformation. See how the new equation is building trust and security with the latest tech at the new equation dot com damon wayans admitted during a radio interview in houston that he has never watched a versus battle. Imagine that and then they asked damon who would he battle a comedy based versus battle. Damon said dave chapelle didn't even think about it. Just dave chapelle just off the dome. No you know that begs the question for this show jay tummy junior. You guys are all comedians. Who would win this battle if it goes down and heart to do you think cancel. Culture is killing comedy. But let's go with the first one first damon wayans and dave chapelle. That's that's two different comedies. They'll get bin laden files pick a winner. They didn't ask you me what you know what i i can't pick one. It's two different styles yaw. It's just two different. They both funny. I can't do this. I can't i i'm sorry. Let me ask you james ship pale. He let me say this right here. Damon sets up man. Okay let me say dame dame fan but stop this damon. Stand up comedy fan. Are you damon wayans in living color. Homey the clown fan. You know you know it goes. It goes back to And j you might remember this. It goes back to robert. Townsend what he had notes that those specials on hbo partners in crime partners in grand partners partners. And that you throwback man. And that's when i saw damon i was like oh my god. This guy's a beast. He funny as all get out and then he did movies and then he did. A movie with bruce willis and it went on and on damon is a bee's and then they must slow down. But now right now that damn sure pale lord have mercy all right first of all tommy. Right i would go. I would go. I would go damage. Go really. I'll go with the veteran. I will go no ship pill you ragtime. And he's one of the grit wanted to grade junior. Who would you please chapelle. Okay why why not. Because i'm young damon wayans just referred coming damon. Wayans is more of a physical myself but daesh appear. I think comedy should also provoke thought as well. So that's my whole thing. You know the fact that you know. They've wayans tackle issue that we laugh at. But you know you takes some stand up to be able to tackle social issues and make you laugh at. It might superior net my young af got to say but moving question is why he may say young. Now thank the most of whose gonna make you laugh. The most in hama laughing spe again. Okay you can do. Both you have. But i i think they will make you think as well. Yeah you're right. I really do. I think they let me give me o lakota own wrote this that we had to talk about this because we yup pitting us on our boys with we gotta hate the other guy picking the fact i can tell you i tell you straight up. I've been waiting for years. That damn weird out yankovitch. I could jay. I'd go video video again. I'm going. I'm going with a question for junior. What comedy. what does that mean when you say you're active run around to stay. Do they will do. It will in a minute. All right we gotta go guys coming up next. Is the nephew the prank phone. Call right after this. You're listening to morning show. This episode is made possible by. Wc when you bring together human ingenuity passion and experience with the latest technology the future starts to look a whole lot smarter which is why then new equation is meeting the future of work today. 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Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"robert townsend" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Yourself. By clicking on the link in the description to download the free ground news that that impact of spike rippled out in which spike made clear that we could take our reality. Make it in the books and movies and tv shows. It was a there with a route that we had that hadn't been there. Before and also the spikes parallels hip hop growth despite spike himself. Interesting enough loves hip hop but he loves so much other stuff came from a jazz family. He wasn't like i'm just into hip-hop. I'm into black culture in all those different ways but the hip hop thing also was a sense of i can tell my own story. So the black independent film movement starts with spike can robert townsend and it goes in john singleton and so forth and the us brothers. That's one track. And then you have hip hop which is emerging in the late eighties is kinda quotas. Golden age into the beginnings of sort of west coast. Rap have these things and they're doing they're telling narratives for black point of view and to creating stars and what it did was it turned brooklyn into a brand the brooklyn. We know now in many ways begins with spike because a narrative around brooklyn Before that the dodgers had left in the fifties by the seventies it was like you couldn't get a taxi to brooklyn actually spike even in a funny little short film for Senate live about trying to get a taxi that the brooklyn it was a joke but it was also like you couldn't get anyone to take you over damn bridge back home if you went out late at night so brooklyn to become a no zone and it become that thing unless you went to broken heights. And that was truman capote you know. It wasn't a place to go to. And she's going to have it and spikes brooklyn centric nece. Because you know. His third film is do the right thing. And then throughout crook l'an and Mo better blues brooklyn. There's a character and almost all his early films probably except for maybe a school days so he helped make brooklyn cool and four green then becomes this place where charter schools. But in. but it was just basically. They weren't many restaurants. There was a key food. You avoid it like the plague if he didn't wanna die because of meat was terrible but they were house parties and barbecues and some of my best memories of the era our house parties. You know you can go to a party. In his larry fishburne or laurence fishburne as he would have you now and it'd be lisa jones a fantastic voice and and also. There was a very strong lesbian community with a couple of bars. There so it was a lot going on is with the music was going on the big jazz scene avant-garde jazz And then later on you know brantford and and went and move over win. Doesn't like brooklyn because it's it doesn't stay. Open that late at that time in all it was was takeout chinese so he left with branford stay there. So bradford becomes an actor to spike brand for does film scoring. You know If you look at the score for moment of blues. That's very much this idea of cool. Hip-hop cool jazz all happening at the same time it was. It was happening all the time in fort green and clinton hill. And you could really walk out your door and run into common. Eric about do saw williams toray chris rock there was also the sense that there was so much going on that for all of the parties in all the socializing. People were getting stuff. Done is incredible amount of creativity became. And so there's nothing like the proximity to other people doing good stuff. I look back now. I remember in nineteen ninety two time it was going to do a big cover story on the new black renaissance. They call it. And i remember at the time thinking. Well it's cool but it wasn't enough work being done. I don't think enough work could come out. But now i can go now. We can go back twenty thirty years. Now let's say look look at all these movies. Look at all these actors. Look at all these records. Look at all these books and really quantify that as a incredible time. When i did the documentary brooklyn boheme we at the crux. I knew it was turning. And i wanted to get it while i could because i feel like now. It's really ancient history for green means something different than it did. Then what spike creative there. There's other thing where people every time. They're always predicting people leaving new york. No then all new york came to brooklyn. And so if you were someone who didn't want to live in manhattan but you still were wanna stash new york sunny. Look over at these brownstone. Wow and you know the point of of new york. It's all about real estate. The fact is that people always go to south. Ransoms fucked up. You guys never sorta lowy side look at any video of basquiat walking around that that bombed out areas. Not the bronx is manhattan. So all the different clubs. The mudd club. And all that that was that supported that art slash music slash performance scene was all predicated on cheap real estate for artists and cheap cheap. Rents for clubs did heating. That's gonna come back now. Now that pandemic has emptied out some parts of new york. Well the person york demon emptied out. Midtown manhattan is going to be interesting. The theaters opened up in and that will definitely bring back the tourists. I think people are gonna wanna come back and it has already.
"robert townsend" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Yeah i like it but you know just an age very well. That's all but you know it's horrible. It's good. I mean for something for two thousand. I wouldn't expect to age. Well ambien a low budget disney channel. Movie it's better than i expected. At least it wasn't painless. It was fun like you say it was charming and it makes me think of things. Recently that had bigger budgets. That i did not find so charming. I something i saw this weekend. But also that movie of thunder force mccarthy who melissa mccarthy i mean you look like they had a budget they had big name stars did with it you know and this is robert townsend. Eat like when you look at media man you go like all right. You had a dream to do something like this and here. They gave you a second shot. Sure that didn't get the budget. You need to maybe pull off what you want it. But it seems closer to his actual vision. Yeah there you go. Yeah let us know if you like these disney channel. Original movie reviews. We did a few fun with them. And some of them actually. I was surprised by talking on the day about. What was it. Smart house smile. So we have fun with mario man so let us know if you wanna see more these and let us know if you enjoy this. I'll talk to you right not yet. Did you enjoy this review right here. The budget stayed. You have a higher budget in the two thousands seal. Start to see that. I think yes look at that. Battlefield earth is the winner of the poll. What a comeback. Let's see here. This shit was hilarious was fine. I love this review. thank you. What's y'alls ratings. They say do sky high court. Actually i remember watching. Sky should watch that because we got high back in the theater. Yeah yeah we've heard a bruce campbell male winston. Listen people already talking about the next one people already putting up the next one so you guys might be the next disney channel review. Whenever we get around to doing it. The luck of the irish. Okay i saw some of that recently. Oh with all say anything. we'll wait. Yeah we'll take a boat you know looked like looks like the irish is on the list. Put some put some some some some suggestions out there. My boy johnny. Sue nami on their. Somebody exchange soon. Uncle shane soon halloween town. That's the king. Lean toward the trilogy and we will talk about that fourth and that's an abomination but we'll do about the halloween town kalmar town high. That's exactly why but some people say wait for october to talk about. Oh yeah so. Yeah tied into halloween. Yes sir right. Somebody talked about do peter rabbit to nas. Ira yesterday it was funny because we did we had the tribute show and one of the categories was rabbit. Movies movies out there. they are and it was. It was fun categorize. It was great. And i liked it a lot. Yeah let's see here but yeah we'll figure out some stuff to figure out some stuff to do for your. Ira tell you what. I hope is focused. I have not seen hocus. My children doing a sequel. It's coming out this october. Yeah review for you like the first one by talking about peter rabbit. I can tell you peter. Rabbit underperformance weekend put did sort of in the heights but in the heights and extended. Yeah well they in the heights max you. We're on extremists. The most people stay home. Watch way peter rabbit. What's your excuse me. i haven't heard anything about. How was anybody or anything about peter. Rabbit 'cause allow surprised i. I did what i saw. Remember when i saw it. And i wouldn't head because i went had a brush right afterwards so bad i gave it a lot more. Like a rental. I think how rental something. But they killed sam neill in beginning. Yeah he's an asshole. Hey murdered a heart. Attack bluebeard.
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"robert townsend" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"It's difficult to get a film made. Forrest Gump was one of the most popular films ever grossed over $600 million. Woman who produced it is married to a Hollywood executive. It took her almost 10 years to get the film off the ground because nobody thought it would make money. Star Wars. Most acceptable trilogy ever. Was turned down by every major studio because nobody thought it would make money. Someone once described Hollywood as a place where executive stand around. In a place where lightning one struck, hoping it will strike again. That's narrowness. That's stupidity. That's virginity. That's playing it safe. But it ain't racist. Tell you about Hollywood, and I know a number of people here. I've talked to probably hundreds of people in Hollywood. Let me tell you what the deal this if your Hollywood executive Someone comes to you with the project and you green light it and it fails. You're in trouble. You could lose your job. That's why you get Star Wars Star Wars to Star Wars. Three. The son of Star Wars star war takes a bride. However, if you say no You still get your stock options? You stick out your parking space. So the pressure is to do what's worked in the past. The pressure is to do what's safe. The pressure is to do what has made money in the past. The pressure is to hope that lightning strikes twice in the same spot. That is not racism. It's about Attitude. Nowadays with technology the way it is, you could make a film. You get 15 20 $25,000 together, you could make a movie. Technology is such now is cheaper than ever. Don't have to have training about that background. Spike Lee wrote a movie about his first film. She's gotta have it called the Making of. She's gotta have it. I recommend that you buy it step by step by step. He tells you how to do it. You don't have to go to film school not to know anything about a camera. Do you have to have any money? You have to persevere. Robert Townsend made Hollywood shuffle on a credit card. Mariachi $30,000. It can be done if you are willing to work hard if you're willing to sit to suffer rejection If you persevere If you have vision, If you have love for what you are trying to pull off, it could be done. And don't let anybody tell you. You can't No love for that. My goodness. I'm not here to defend Hollywood. I am most certainly not here to defend the media. I've got my own issues with him. I will tell you. Whatever problems we have, whether way don't like the fact that too much TV news has crime. When we don't like the fact that not enough emphasis is placed on education. These are matters that have very little to do with racism and everything to do with news directors attempting to put on the screen what they think consumers want and rightly or wrongly. Consumers want what they see on television news. All my life. I've had this almost criminal optimism. Didn't care what happened. The glass was always going to be half fool, Quincy Jones. You can't just sit there and wait for.
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A Conversation About The Postal Service
"Low. Welcome. To another edition of call us, Bruce unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asia America. I'm Phil You and Jeff Yang and this week on the podcast we have been thinking and talking about doing something for a while and our wishes are finally coming true as if delivered to us. Our. I'm sorry we've come. A Dad jokes attention but we we've been talking a lot about the postal service, not just amongst ourselves but in society right I mean the relevance of the US mail to our society internal democracy has been more prominent now more than the headlines now than ever before, and one of the things that we recognized is that the postal service actually plays a really critical role even. Specifically in our communities and there are. There are a lot of Asian Americans who work at the Post Office The post office connects us are far-flung relatives and friends, and in general we just thought it was time to give a little shine to this institution that. Is taking a few bumps, these days, and so we actually found. A postal. Service employees who was. Happy to talk to us about this profession and about the stories and. The world behind the scenes at the post. Office. As, well, as other things going on his life as well. So we love to welcome to they call us Bruce Kevin Again UN. He is a musician and multimedia. A graphic designer, a fan of A. Pretty Amazing Music. I can tell social platforms and also a employee of the PS Kevin Welcome to the show. Hi. Welcome guys. Ola. So Kevin you're in Oakland right. Yeah. I wouldn't opened. And did you reborn in scripture? I was actually born in southern California and. Always, knew that I would end up in the bay area. So sometime around two thousand and two, thousand five moved up here. And I found myself. Here. To sort of blend in. Oh Yeah Oh. Yeah. And and you say you're from southern California originally like a like Los Angeles or or. Montebello okay. And now A. End, up actually working for the postal service. Honestly. I was laid off in rather time the pandemic. was. Gaining momentum. and. I was desperately looking for work and I I had heard this echoing my head, my mom's voice. You know like you should go work work at the post office like your uncles grandfather. Finally listen to the voice. And Sure Enough I. went onto the USPS site. And, saw their openings locally and swint for and they ask for references. Internal references and. Plugged in some family members names, and I was pretty much and within twenty four hours. In the family. It's a family business. It really is. Yeah. How many of your other family members worked for the postal service that are alive to? But. But it's it's been like kind of multigenerational thing or it has absolutely. Is there. Is there something about the post office or the Postal Service that has been? particularly. Peeling I'm guessing in some ways it's because it's eighth always there be. It. You know like they're always jobs in the postal. I. I just Kinda remember Hollywood shuffle under if you've seen that movie Robert Townsend movie. where? Kind of what you're saying is one of the themes in the movie that. His family's like A. Get A job. The Postal Service it's it's you know it's it's a secure job. You know it's comfortable. It's something which you can rely on and Robert Townsend characters like I wanna be a star in Hollywood but you know as a black actor in Hollywood. You gotta deal with a whole lot of bullshit and movies about the bullshit and. Kind of like you know no spoilers or yes boilers. Movement. You haven't seen it. You should see it but. In the end in the end, actually the post service ends up being a where he lands and and you know he's it's sort of like a celebration affected like you can still do when you dream of but other things can also be part of that dream and anyway I'm kind of curious if if that's kind of the story of how how like your uncles and other folks in working for the post office to. For my grandfather. I believe he went in right after he was discharged from the military e- so he. He had served in the Cold War came back They relocated to Daly City from Dallas. and. I think he that's it hired pretty much on the spot. And it's still the case to this day So he he was there until I moved up here. And two, hundred five. I remember him getting village. One Am and coming home. And afternoon. He. Yeah it's interesting my Uncle Sam deal with him in Minneapolis. He got out of the Air Force and became a carrier pretty much immediately. And my uncle Kennedy in. Hawaii. I think he started in Minneapolis, but then transferred to Hawaii, which is apparently. The most requested transfer. Why And he's been a mechanic for. Sixty years. He's he's been there for a long time I. Think he's been here the longest. Everyone fixing like postal trucks, postal trucks, the machinery he's he's really handy guy i. mean he used to build birdhouses? Similar skills I guess.