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In OUTtv’s true crime documentaries, Killer in the Village, The Cobra Killers, and Surviving the Block, some of the LGBTQ2S+ community’s most vulnerable people were preyed upon, becoming victims – and survivors – of terrible crimes. In episode two, Justice Harvey Brownstone conducts an Examination in Chief to find out how being a minority – from sexual and gender identity to race and religion – can make a person more vulnerable.Justice Brownstone is joined by the Executive Director of the Alliance for South Asian Aids Prevention, Haran Vijayanathan, the LGBTQ Liaison for the Toronto Police Service, Danielle Bottineau, and The Cobra Killers director, Buffy Childerhose.*Editor’s Note: The podcast mentions the documentary “Cobra Killer,” however the correct name of the film is The Cobra Killers.This podcast was made in association with the Canada Media Fund.OUTtv Producers: Bianca Sutton and Philip WebbYap Films Executive Producers: Elliott Halpern and Elizabeth TrojianHost: Justice Harvey BrownstoneProducer and Writer: Jordan SteinhauerEngineer: Aaron LockmanLine Producer: Anja SobkowskaProduction Manager: Laura Baron KatsnerTechnical Supervisor: Harrison FreedmanIntern: Juan Conde-GarciaSpecial Thanks:Sue BeresGraeme BlythJordan Jackson
In OUTtv’s true crime documentaries, Killer in the Village, The Cobra Killers and Surviving the Block, the Internet plays an integral role. From using sex app’s to hunt for victims, to advertising sex work online, Justice Harvey Brownstone conducts and Examination and Chief to find out whether the Internet makes the LGBTQ2s+ community more vulnerable to violence.Justice Brownstone is joined by social media specialist, Ian Royer, award-winning transgender porn star and activist, Jelena Vermillion, and Killer in the Village director, Andrew Fedosov.*Editor’s Note: The podcast mentions the documentary “Cobra Killer,” however the correct name of the film is The Cobra Killers.This podcast was made in association with the Canada Media Fund.OUTtv Producers: Bianca Sutton and Philip WebbYap Films Executive Producers: Elliott Halpern and Elizabeth TrojianHost: Justice Harvey BrownstoneProducer and Writer: Jordan SteinhauerEngineer: Aaron LockmanLine Producer: Anja SobkowskaProduction Manager: Laura Baron KatsnerTechnical Supervisor: Harrison FreedmanIntern: Juan Conde-GarciaSpecial Thanks:Sue BeresGraeme BlythJordan Jackson
You’ve probably heard of Stonewall, but what about the Bath Raids? OUTtv’s true crime documentaries, Killer in the Village, The Cobra Killers and Surviving the Block, each detail a different part of modern LGBTQ+ history. In the final episode, Justice Harvey conducts an Examination in Chief to learn more about Canada’s unique queer history and why it’s important to learn more.Justice Brownstone is joined by queer criminalization historian, Dr. Tom Hooper, and, the LGBTQ Liaison for the Toronto Police Service, Danielle Bottineau.*Editor’s Note: The podcast mentions the documentary “Cobra Killer,” however the correct name of the film is The Cobra Killers.This podcast was made in association with the Canada Media Fund.OUTtv Producers: Bianca Sutton and Philip WebbYap Films Executive Producers: Elliott Halpern and Elizabeth TrojianHost: Justice Harvey BrownstoneProducer and Writer: Jordan SteinhauerEngineer: Aaron LockmanLine Producer: Anja SobkowskaProduction Manager: Laura Baron KatsnerTechnical Supervisor: Harrison FreedmanIntern: Juan Conde-GarciaSpecial Thanks:Sue BeresGraeme BlythJordan Jackson
Bruce McArthur’s name made headlines across the world, but what about Moka Dawkins? In OUTtv’s Killer in the Village, The Cobra Killers and Surviving the Block, the news media played an important and different role in all three true crime documentaries. In episode three, Justice Harvey Brownstone conducts an Examination in Chief to find out how the news portrays different LGBTQ+ victims of crime, or if they are reported on at all.Justice Brownstone is joined by the Toronto Star’s award-winning crime reporter, Wendy Gillis, Ryerson instructor, activist and journalist, Andrea Houston and Queer Crime associate producer, Jordan Steinhauer.*Editor’s Note: The podcast mentions the documentary “Cobra Killer,” however the correct name of the film is The Cobra Killers.This podcast was made in association with the Canada Media Fund.OUTtv Producers: Bianca Sutton and Philip WebbYap Films Executive Producers: Elliott Halpern and Elizabeth TrojianHost: Justice Harvey BrownstoneProducer and Writer: Jordan SteinhauerEngineer: Aaron LockmanLine Producer: Anja SobkowskaProduction Manager: Laura Baron KatsnerTechnical Supervisor: Harrison FreedmanIntern: Juan Conde-GarciaSpecial Thanks:Sue BeresGraeme BlythJordan Jackson
Across the country, LGBTQ+ people who are in prison receive unequal and unfair treatment. In OUTtv’s true crime documentaries Killer in the Village, The Cobra Killers and Surviving the Block, viewers are introduced to the perpetrators, but what happens once they’re sent to Jail? In episode four, Justice Harvey Brownstone conducts an Examination in Chief to find out more.Justice Brownstone is joined by Education and Support Worker for the LGBTQ+ Community, Stacey Love-Jolicour, PASAN Communications and Resource Development Coordinator, Sena Hussain, and Surviving the Block director, Rebecca Snow.*Editor’s Note: The podcast mentions the documentary “Cobra Killer,” however the correct name of the film is The Cobra Killers.This podcast was made in association with the Canada Media Fund.OUTtv Producers: Bianca Sutton and Philip WebbYap Films Executive Producers: Elliott Halpern and Elizabeth TrojianHost: Justice Harvey BrownstoneProducer and Writer: Jordan SteinhauerEngineer: Aaron LockmanLine Producer: Anja SobkowskaProduction Manager: Laura Baron KatsnerTechnical Supervisor: Harrison FreedmanIntern: Juan Conde-GarciaSpecial Thanks:Sue BeresGraeme BlythJordan Jackson
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Star of “E.T.”, “Cujo”, “Friday the 13th”, “10” and many more films, Author, Spiritual Teacher and Healer, Dee WallaceAbout Harvey’s guestsDee Wallace is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Mary, the mother, in the 1982 blockbuster film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.  She is also known for her starring roles in several horror films including The Hills Have Eyes (1977), The Howling (1981), Cujo (1983) and Critters (1986), which earned her the title of "scream queen".And she’s warmed our hearts on TV in “Together We Stand”, “The New Lassie” and “Just Add Magic”. She’s also written 5 books chronicling her spiritual journey and sharing her wisdom about how to live our lives by channelling and focussing our energy, intention and belief systems to create our true authentic selves and live in the now. She’s an actress, an author, a teacher and a healer. And she hosts a radio show called “Conscious Creation”.For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com https://iamdeewallace.com/https://www.instagram.com/TheDeeWallace/https://twitter.com/Dee_Wallacehttps://www.facebook.com/DeeWallaceOfficialFB#dee_wallace  #iamdeewallace   #harveybrownstoneinterviews
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Hollywood Director and Producer of “Velvet Jesus”, Spencer M. Collins IVAbout Harvey’s guestsSpencer Collins IV an actor, author, filmmaker and activist who’s definitely on the rise in Hollywood. He’s produced groundbreaking plays, thought provoking films, a book entitled, “COVID LETTERS”, and has his own production company, “BLACKMAIL PRODUCTIONS”. His latest film, called “Velvet Jesus”, will be premiering in September. It’s a hard-hitting and gut-wrenching narrative that explores issues of addiction, sexuality and emotional turmoil. He draws upon the personal traumas he’s experienced in his own life, to fuel his activism and creativity. And he’s a strong voice in the ongoing dialogue about what it means to be a black man in America. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com https://www.facebook.com/iamcercollins#cercollins  #iamcercollins   #harveybrownstoneinterviews
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with James and Rebekah R. Ganiere on their Emmy Nominated film, “Rekindling Christmas” and their new film, “No More Goodbyes”About Harvey’s guestsThis is a powerhouse couple whose first Hollywood collaboration has won them an Emmy nomination. James is a director and producer, best known for such films as “Back From the Dead”, “Gearheads”, “Class Act”, “Land of the Free” and “Space Command”. Rebekah is a prolific, best selling, award winning novelist in numerous genres, including romance, gothic, mystery, and paranormal. Most recently, this creative team wrote, produced and directed “Rekindling Christmas”, a TV movie nominated for Outstanding Daytime Fiction Program.For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com https://riovistauniversal.com/https://www.rebekahganiere.comhttps://www.facebook.com/VampiresWerewolvesZombieshttps://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.Instagram.com%2FVampWereZombie%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0DjmOydzYThk1-sn-D9Ha9gxhd10dwiKjb_okGYwe4kdatc-F6-kvCXY8&h=AT3HjYkFlyiajH64uboiA7Nv1ISLUFI1OHCiWUE_5RPFjikWXoCFTHkt2-upv_WNqG-2kk3ra1oa6gupEN9wHrsokDVocRzzOaHFNcCEszdo4M5-DI0b6LKbDjMP-7U1u2ae1nBLlsaoN4Bx5Hfmaw#rebekahganiere  #jameswganiere   #harveybrownstoneinterviews
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Justin and Alexis Black, Authors of “Redefining Normal: How Two Foster Kids Beat The Odds and Discovered Healing, Happiness and Love” and Founders of ROSE Empowerment GroupAbout Harvey’s guestBoth Alexis and Justin are proud foster care alumni as well as recent graduates, authors, and business owners. Together, they've created ROSE (Rising Over Societal Expectations) Empowerment Group, a company structured to close the information gap for young adults as well as The Scholarship Expert where they support students to graduate debt-free while obtaining the skills needed to be successful. Now, they are releasing Redefining Normal: How Two Foster Kids Beat The Odds and Discovered Healing, Happiness and Love to share their story of how they've had to redefine what love and healthy relationships look like. Justin Black created the Rising Over Societal Expectations (ROSE) Empowerment Group with a vision to close the information gap for today’s generation of Black and Brown young adults after his experiences as a Black male in the foster care system. He has also developed policy recommendations while working with the National Black Child Development Institute resulting in a publication titled The State of the Black Child Report Card: Washington State.Black studied urban and community development as well as a political and economic philosophy in countries such as Rwanda, Uganda, Senegal, and South Korea. In his spare time, Justin loves watching sports and enjoys hot wings.He aspires to challenge and expand the ideologies of how to build prosperous communities through interdependence and entrepreneurship.Alexis Black is a proud foster care alumni. She founded The Scholarship Expert where she authored The Scholarship Blueprint book and workbook along with an online course to assist students in graduating from college debt-free. She is also a foster care advocate working for the National Youth and Transition Database Reviewer.Alexis helps fundraise for programs supporting foster youth such as Hope Pkgs, the Seita Scholars program, and The Nsoro Foundation. She’s studied abroad eight times during her undergraduate career in countries such as Hong Kong, South Korea, and South Africa. She also co-developed two study abroad programs. Alexis aspires to be a positive example for foster youth.For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com https://www.re-definingnormal.com/https://www.facebook.com/redefiningnormalmemoir/ https://www.instagram.com/re.definingnormal/#re-defiiningnormal   #harveybrownstoneinterviews
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Emmy Winning Actress, Author and Animal Advocate, Carolyn HennesyAbout Harvey’s guestA Los Angeles native and self proclaimed studio-brat, Carolyn has been in over 100 theatrical productions spanning the LA, regional and international theatre scenes.   If you ask her nicely she’ll recite the list of her plays for you and then she’ll recite it again…backwards.  Having trained at American Conservatory Theatre and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London as well as earning a dramatic scholarship to the California State University at Northridge, she has played such distinguished houses as the Mark Taper Forum, Arizona Theatre Company and the Geary Stage.  She also studied with the Groundlings in the early ‘90s and became a member of the Sunday Company.  From there she moved to the main company at the ACME Comedy Theatre and was a founding member of the all-female improv troupe, “Ovaryaction”.  She is the 2001 recipient of the prestigious Natalie Schafer Award for Outstanding Comedic Actress given by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and has been featured as an “Actor’s Actor” in the industry publication Backstage-West.   Among other accolades, the LA Stage Alliance has honored her with an Ovation Award, which she hosted in 2011, and in 2010 she added the words “Emmy nominated” (General Hospital) to her list of achievements.Most recently,  Carolyn dazzled as the deliciously vicious “Rosalyn Harris” on Alan Ball’s critically acclaimed HBO series TRUE BLOOD.  Hennesy joined the cast for the fifth season of the sleek vampires-meet-world saga and fast became a fan favorite.  As Rosalyn, the ageless vamp with a Texas twang, Hennesy was at the top of her game, tossing one-liners like firecrackers, occasionally enjoying a juicy stake, and gleefully partaking in old-timey interrogation.Prior to TRUE BLOOD, Hennesy is best known for her memorable work as “Barb Coman” on ABC’s COUGAR TOWN and for an Emmy nominated run as “Diane Miller” on ABC’s GENERAL HOSPITAL.  Kids across America also know her as the hilariously haughty Mrs. Chesterfield on Disney Channel’s JESSIE.  On the big screen, Hennesy’s credits include CLICK starring Adam Sandler, LEGALLY BLONDE 2 with Reese Witherspoon, and TERMINATOR 3 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.Hennesy’s creative endeavors also include a successful career as a writer.  She created the wildly popular “Pandora” (Bloomsbury USA) children’s book series as well as penned the New York Times Bestseller “The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli” (Hyperion).  To see more, click on “Books.”When not on set, Hennesy is privileged to lend her time and talent to a number of causes including caring for our wounded warriors and helping those with debilitating physical issues regain their self-esteem, but chief among all causes is the issue of animal rescue.Now, all of that is well and good, but the big news is that Carolyn has become a flying trapeze artist.  No lie.  Just look at her hands.  If you really want to get her talking, just ask her, “Hey Carolyn, how’s that layout coming along?!”For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com https://carolynhennesy.com/https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carolyn-Hennesy-Fan-Page/219399211420702https://twitter.com/carolynhennesy#carolynhennesy  #harveybrownstoneinterviews
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Legendary Hollywood Actress, Joan Van ArkAbout Harvey’s guestBest known for her role as Valene Ewing on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing, she is a life member of The Actors Studio.  She made her Broadway debut in 1966 in Barefoot in the Park.  In 1971, she received a Theatre World Award and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the revival of The School for Wives.Ms. Van Ark landed her most famous role, Valene Ewing, in 1978, first on the CBS series Dallas, then for 13 seasons on its spin-off Knots Landing (1979–92). For this role, she won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Actress in 1986 and 1989. She left the show in 1992, although she did return for the final episode of the series in 1993 and for the 1997 miniseries Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac.  In 1985, she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination as host of the Tournament of Roses Parade on CBS.  From 2004 to 2005, she starred in the soap opera The Young and the Restless.  She reprised her role of Valene in an episode of the new Dallas series in 2013 and has been in numerous movies and TV shows, including “Touched By an Angel”, “The Nanny”, and “Nip/Tuck”.For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com #joanvanark #harveybrownstoneinterviews
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Emmy award winning television documentary producer, a show business historian, radio host and best selling author, Geoffrey Mark.About Harvey’s guestCritics have called Geoffrey Mark a walking encyclopedia of show business history. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised all over the country, Mr. Mark has spent his entire life in one part of show business or another. He has been appeared off-Broadway and in summer stock, been a singer and stand-up comedian in New York nightclubs and cabarets as well as on cruise ships, the proud recipient of an Emmy Award and a Grammy Award nomination, hosted two radio series in Los Angeles, writes comedy for several stand-up comedians, writes and produces documentaries and reality shows for cable television, as well as hosted two radio series of his own as well as several special programs on radio and television. Mr. Mark is also in demand as a performer in nightclubs, on cruise ships and for corporate events.His books are the best selling The Lucy Book, and Ethel Merman: The Biggest Star on Broadway, as well as The Family Affair Cookbook. His newest book is Ella: A Biography of Legendary Ella Fitzgerald. Geoffrey is the producer of Nigel: Come Back to Me, a CD with a seventeen piece Big Band, and directed Spirit of the King, an Elvis show at the Spa Casino in Palm Springs. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0fQ0evA6c3RJCkPyBqNitA https://www.facebook.com/MrGeoffreyMark #geoffreymark #harveybrownstoneinterviews
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with The Good Witch of Hollywood, Patti Negri About Harvey’s guestPatti is a Psychic-Medium and “Good Witch” best known for her recurring role on the Travel Channel’s #1 show GHOST ADVENTURES. She is the international best selling author of OLD WORLD MAGICK FOR THE MODERN WORLD: TIPS, TRICKS, & TECHNIQUES TO BALANCE, EMPOWER, & CREATE A LIFE YOU LOVE. Patti’s body of work includes appearances on such shows as MASTER CHEF, BEVERLY HILLS PAWN and Jeff Lewis’ FLIPPING OUT. She has graced numerous magazine covers, contributed to over 20 books and conducted seances on radio, film, and TV working with such legends as Jon Voight, Josh Duhamel, Chevy Chase and Gregory Hines.Patti enjoys working her magic on Ghost Adventures and their new spinoff Deadly Possessions on the Travel Channel, Jeff Lewis’s Flipping Out, some magickal cooking on Master Chef with Gordon Ramsey, conjuring up a few “dead celebrities” on Private Chefs of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Pawn and several episodes of Pit Boss and an upcoming Bad Girls Club. Patti was brought in as a paranormal expert on Ghostly Lovers, Candidly Nicole, Mansion Hunters, Beverly Hills Pawn and dozens more. She has even gotten into the home makeover world on Mobile Home Disaster. In addition to being a host of PSYCHICS GONE WILD on Blogtalk Radio, Patti has been heard on national syndicated radio with Adam Corolla, Jason Ellis and Mancow Muller.As a performer Patti has enjoyed numerous stage, film, and television roles, and has had the honor of working with Martin Sheen, Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, John C. Riley, Ernie Hudson, Josh Duhumel, Chevy Chase, Sylvester Stallone and Emma Stone to name a few. She has danced with Gregory Hines, choreographed for David Hasselhoff and entertained celebrities on scavenger hunts and toga mysteries across the Greek Islands. As a producer, Patti owns Brain Brew Entertainment, a theatrical production company that specializes in live entertainment.Patti’s working style is magical, loving and upbeat — which creates a positive, safe and fun environment for you to learn, grow and heal. She has been practicing natural magick her entire life. Her specialty is in adjusting energy and flow – in people, spaces, situations, most anything. She works organically by creating spells and rituals that arrange natural elements to the rhythms and cycles of the universe to bring about healing, change our lives for the better, and create balance. Patti is also honored to be President and Chief Examiner of the American Federation of Certified Psychics and Mediums.For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com https://www.pattinegri.com/https://www.facebook.com/PattiNegriPsychicMediumhttps://www.youtube.com/user/pinkkaire/videoshttps://www.instagram.com/patti.negri/?hl=en#pattinegri #harveybrownstoneinterviews
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Author, Journalist and Talk Show Host, Shernita Wiggins-Wynder About Harvey’s guestShernita has over 20 years combined experience in education,  creative design, technical and creative writing skills, advanced technology skills along with degrees in both education and technology (B.S. Art Education, and MA- Technology Integration. She is an Editor of her own publishing companies, Car'mel-Velocity Pennation Publishing and Tree of Life'spiration Press which provide services to self published authors from editing to the printing process and marketing. Shernita, at the present time, has 5 book publications to her credit with 3 to release from her own collection and other authors in 2021. Her creative writing skills can be seen in newspapers in the Monroe Journal (Monroe County), Wilcox Progressive Era (Wilcox County) and the Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery County) in Alabama along with multiple articles in the Trendsetters to Trendsetters Magazine and Women of Wealth Magazine, both of Atlanta, GA. She is a celebrity correspondent/journalist, artist, singer, poet, writer, author, and CEO/Founder of Trinity Entertainment Production Media. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com http://www.tepmedia.org/https://www.facebook.com/CarmelVelocityhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEsNUhkkHy0o9SVQzx51VQA#shernitawigginswynder #harveybrownstoneinterviews
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Author and “Jollytologist”, Allen Klein About Harvey’s guestAllen Klein is a pioneer in gelotology and the therapeutic humor movement. In 1974, Klein's wife was only 34 years old when she died of liver disease, and the aspect where she had kept her sense of humor all the way to the end inspired Klein to give up his previous career as a theater and television scene designer and to study human development.  Klein is an American author and lecturer on the stress relieving benefits of humor and on gallows humor. Among other positions, Klein was the 2005-2006 president of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.Klein has written 8 books on the therapeutic benefits of humor, happiness and positivity. The Healing Power of Humor: Techniques for Getting through Loss, Setbacks, Upsets, Disappointments, Difficulties, Trials, Tribulations, and All That Not-So-Funny Stuff The Courage to Laugh: Humor, Hope, and Healing in the Face of Death and Dying Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying: Embracing Life After Loss L.A.U.G.H.: Using Humor and Play to Help Clients Cope with Stress, Anger, Frustration, and more You Can't Ruin My Day: 52 Wake-Up Calls to Turn Any Situation Around Secrets Kids Know...That Adults Oughta Learn Embracing Life After Loss The Awe Factor For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com https://www.allenklein.com/https://www.facebook.com/allen.klein?ref=search&sid=1321073139.3238800341..1 https://twitter.com/allenklein #allenklein  #harveybrownstoneinterviews
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Star of “The Underground Railroad” and “Loki”, Lucius BastonLucius Baston is an American actor from Queens, New York. He is known for best known for his roles in Atlanta, Lovecraft Country and The Underground Railroad.The younger of two boys, Baston started entertaining at the age of 11 years old as a disc jockey (DJ) for community and school events. Later on through multiple changes in profession, Baston sparked a new interest in an acting career by gazing upon head-shots from a fellow friend. Since 2005, he started the progression of his roles on screen.After working as a DJ in his youth, Baston joined the United States Air Force for eleven years. He later proceeded to pursue a career in electronics, and then on the air as a radio broadcaster. After these endeavors, Baston went on to making a career in the acting industry. He started by going to the Performers Studio Workshop where he honed in on his skills.For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com https://t.co/Otr7J6l1Ik?amp=1https://www.facebook.com/OfficialLuciusBaston/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChQueI2p_7y8rDoJAGms0XQhttps://www.instagram.com/luciusbaston/ #luciusbaston  #harveybrownstoneinterviews
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Academy Award Winning Actor, George Chakiris.He is best known for his appearance in the 1961 film version of West Side Story as Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks gang, for which he won both the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.West Side Story had been running for a year on Broadway, and Chakiris auditioned for Jerome Robbins. He was cast in the London production as Riff, leader of the Jets. The musical launched on the West End in late 1958, and Chakiris received excellent reviews, playing it for almost 22 months.  The Mirisch Brothers bought the film rights to West Side Story and tested Chakiris. They ended up feeling his dark complexion made him more ideal for the role of Bernardo, leader of the Sharks, and cast Russ Tamblyn as Riff. The film of West Side Story (1961) was hugely successful, and Chakiris won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. In the early 1960s, he embarked on a career as a pop singer, resulting in a couple of minor hit songs. In 1960, he recorded one single with noted producer Joe Meek.He has given occasional television interviews since then but is mostly retired.  His hobby of making sterling silver jewelry has turned into a new occupation, working as a jewelry designer for his own brand, George Chakiris Collections, consisting of handmade original sterling silver jewelry.For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com https://www.georgechakiris.com/#georgechakiris  #harveybrownstoneinterviews
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Peter Cunnah and Al Mackenzie of British Pop/Rock and Dance Band, D:ReamD:Ream is an Irish/English pop rock and dance group. They had a UK No. 1 hit with "Things Can Only Get Better" in 1994 as well as eight more top 40 hits.[1] They released three albums, two of which reached the UK top five.[1] The group had an all-male line-up which varied in number, but mainly centred on lead singer Peter Cunnah. The live band included keyboard player Brian Cox, who is now a renowned cosmologist and a television presenter; although Cunnah, as the only official member, normally played keyboards (along with all other instruments) on studio recordings. For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com http://www.d-ream.co.uk/https://www.facebook.com/d.ream.co.uk/#d-ream  #harveybrownstoneinterviews
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Award-winning Filmmaker and Author, Shane Stanley Shane won his first Emmy Award at the age of 16 for his work on “Desperate Passage”. He co-produced “Gridiron Gang”, worked on TV shows like “Red Shoe Diaries” and “Dream Chasers”.  He’s won dozens of awards for directing and producing movies like, “A Sight for Sore Eyes”, “My Trip to the Dark Side”, “Break Even”, “Mistrust” and “The Untold Story”. Harvey and Shane discuss his book, “What You Don’t Learn in Film School: A Complete Guide to Independent Filmmaking”, a frank and eye-opening inside look into the film industry, which has become required reading at film schools.For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com https://www.shanestanley.net/ https://www.facebook.com/ShaneStanleyOfficial https://twitter.com/shanestanleyhttps://www.instagram.com/officialshanestanley/  #shanestanley  #harveybrownstoneinterviews
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Author, Athlete and Media Personality, Kristin BealeAt the age of 14, this happy, athletic and popular young girl suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury in a jet ski accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down. In an instant, her entire life was turned into the worst nightmare imaginable. In the 16 years since then, by sheer determination and strength of will, she turned herself first into a survivor, then a warrior, and now she’s a popular author and media personality. She has written three books, entitled “Greater Things”, “Date Me” and “A Million Suns”.  For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com https://kristinbeale.com/https://www.facebook.com/kristin.bealehttps://www.facebook.com/datemeserieshttps://www.instagram.com/kristin.gupta/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVgwq5o00b0&t=8s#kristinbeale  #harveybrownstoneinterviews
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