Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Why Not Take the Easy Road to Success?
In today’s world, commonly referred to as the “microwave society,” posting outrageous cell phone videos on the Internet and being an emotionally toxic cast member on reality TV are often seen as the get-famous-quick doors of opportunity you should use to skyrocket your way to top of the entertainment ladder.

In the highly anticipated film “Baggage Claim” starring Paula Patton and a list of established and emerging on-screen talent, one cast member cuts through the glitz and glamour with a dose of reality for anyone in any profession, especially those anxiously seeking awards, accolades and access to the brutal blinding bright lights in Hollywood.
“The elevator to success is broken, take the stairs,” says Jenifer Lewis. The 56-year-old actress never shies away from being blunt and bold on-camera, as seen in her body of work in film, television and theater. She’s exceptionally comfortable in her various roles and characters but perhaps the most provocative line Lewis will ever deliver is the most recent, off-script but on-point, comment about advice for people looking to get into the entertainment business the fast way.
What do you think about Lewis’ comment? Please e-mail Maniko directly at NewsHeels@gmail.com.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Independent Production Series Interviews "I Thought It Was Forever" Director

Indie Capitol's, Pamela Nash interviews film producer, Maniko Barthelemy.
(photo courtesy of Jeff Ray for Southern Belle Productions)
We invite you to go behind the scenes with director and producer Maniko Barthelemy in her most recent interview about the controversial film, "I Thought It Was Forever,"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcugWDs1hhs. The film gives a raw reality into what happens in a traditional marriage, when a spouse reveals a homosexual affair. Please share your comments directly on this page.

The film is an official selection, screening Monday, October 14, 7 p.m. at the West End Cinema as part of the 2013 Reel Independent Film Extravaganza in Washington, D.C.

You  may contact Maniko directly at NewsHeels@gmail.com.