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MediaVillage.com Podcasts

MediaVillage.com, the leading knowledge and content platform for the media, advertising and marketing communities, presents Multicultural TV Talk and Behind The Scenes in Hollywood. Featuring interviews with talent and creatives from across the entertainment industry, discovering their stories and how their work is changing the face of stardom.

Episodes

November 18, 2022 24 min

Jimmy Smits of CBS’ “East New York” 

 

We are honored and delighted to be joined by Emmy Award-winning actor of stage and screen Jimmy Smits who after decades of work on long-running series like LA Law and NYPD Blue, is back on primetime in CBS’ latest procedural East New York. Jimmy reflects on his career and early inspirations, how it feels seeing a part of Brooklyn where he grew up reflected on television, and admits he didn’t e...

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Three-time Tony Award nominated actress Linda Emond joins us to talk about her role in the chilling new series, FX on Hulu’s The Patient where she stars alongside Steve Carrell and Domhnall Gleeson. The Joel Fields and Joseph Weisman-helmed series, who previously collaborated on FX’s hit series The Americans, follows a psychotherapist (Carrell), who is imprisoned by his client Sam (Gleeson) who reveals himself to be a serial killer...

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Alisa Reyes is no stranger to the voiceover world, and even moreso to returning to beloved franchises after years since they wrapped: Nickelodeon’s All That and Disney Channel’s The Proud Family. Alisa shares her experiences working on both series’ original runs, how emotional and fulfilling it felt to return nearly two decades later, and the impact the show has had for young audiences of color who grew up watching them, as well as...

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month we are joined by a delightful panel of professionals from the stage, screen and behind the scenes for a special roundtable discussion. Multicultural TV Talk host Juan Ayala is joined by Phillip Garcia, currently starring in Freevee series Sprung; television and film director Gabriela Tagliavini, whose latest project Christmas With You stars Aimee Garcia and Freddie Prinze Jr.; and stage and...

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To celebrate and say farewell to the beloved teen dramedy Love, Victor, we are joined by three of its young stars, Anthony Turpel (‘Felix’), Isabella Ferreira (‘Pilar’), and Mateo Fernandez (‘Adrian’). The trio talks about their character’s growth, share what they hope audiences take away from the series, and reminisce about what they were thinking and feeling on their first day of production.

 

“I remember being so nervous and not...

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We are excited to welcome rising star Nicholas Alexander Chavez of ABC's iconic daytime soap General Hospital to the first edition of our new video interview series Behind The Scenes In Hollywood. Nicholas chats with us about his audition experience for the role of Spencer Cassidine, how he channeled his own life experiences into the character, and, as a fan of fantasy and sci-fi, the potential outlandish soap storylines he ho...

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Actor and stand-up comedian T. Murph joins us on the podcast this week to talk about season two of Woke, which recently released its second season on Hulu. Woke follows a cartoonist Keef Knight (Lamorne Morris) who is on the brink of mainstream success when a traumatic incident with police changes his perspective on the world.

T. Murph chats with us about the changes that season two underwent from it’s pre-pandemic first season, in...

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This week we are joined by TikTok star, comedian and content creator Antonio Baldwin aka TonyTalks! Through his hilarious comedy sketches, Tony has amassed a following of a combined 2 million across social media platforms and shares how creativity and authenticity have been key to his success, his vision for a potential longer format comedy show for television, and shares advice for content creators who land ad partnerships with br...

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This week we are joined by the hilarious creators and stars of the CBC and FUSE sketch comedy series TallBoyz: Guled Abdi, Vance Banzo, Franco Nguyen, and Tim Blair! The four share how their show came to fruition from sketch comedy festivals to television, some of their favorite sketches and recurring characters, and the many social issues the series has approached with a lighthearted sense of humor, including race, politics, cultu...

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Joining us for a special edition of Multicultural TV Talk in honor of Women's History Month are two of the stars of The CW's Kung Fu, Yvonne Chapman and Shannon Dang who talk all about the second season of the hit series, the positive impact the show has had in regards to Asian American representation, and the women they took inspiration from for their respective roles.   Kung Fu airs Wednesdays at 9pm on The CW --- Send...
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Actress, writer and comedian X Mayo joins us to talk about the first season of NBC comedy American Auto; her reaction to booking the role, which is her first ever series regular role; and how she uses her sketch comedy group "Who Made The Potato Salad?" to provide industry resources for actors, writers and artists of color.   The season finale of American Auto airs Tuesday, March 8th at 8pm ET on NBC and all episodes are av...
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We are joined by the co-creator and showrunner of NBC's latest hangout comedy Grand Crew, Phil Augusta Jackson. Just in time for the season finale, Phil shares how his wine bar hangouts with friends led to the show's inception, what he learned from his co-creator Dan Goor while working together on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and his hopes that audiences watch the show for some lighthearted humor during increasingly tense times.

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Television and film actor Harvey Guillén joins us to talk about his latest role on Prime Video action drama "Reacher", the audition experience for his now Critics Choice nominated role in FX's hit comedy "What We Do In The Shadows" and how he tries to be the representation for young Latinx that he didn't see when he was growing up.

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Love Life and Miracle Workers actress Sasha Compère joins us to chat about her latest project, Freeform comedy Single Drunk Female. Sasha shares how she perfectly related to her character as a first generation Haitian-American, how the series is relatable for so many young millennials navigating adulthood while tackling serious issues, and the often unexpected universality of immigrant stories in media.

New episodes of Single Drunk...

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Joining us just in time for the return of CBS acclaimed hit FBI: International is actor Carter Redwood who talks with us about his reaction to joining the ever-growing Dick Wolf Television Universe (by next month, he’ll have ten series on the air!), his experience filming the series in Budapest, and why he’d tell his younger self to learn patience while navigating the entertainment industry. --- Send in a voice message: https://...
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Television and film star Francia Raisa joins us to talk all about her latest series, Hulu's How I Met Your Father, which was just renewed for a second season! Francia shares her early Latina inspirations like Salma Hayek and Selena, how the diversity among the cast in HIMYF is increasingly important for audiences to see, and reminisces on her first major television role on ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenag...

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This week we are joined by actor and voiceover artist Tonatiuh (Starz' VIDA) who chats with us about his audition experience for the role of Antonio in ABC's latest drama Promised Land, how he is able to bring his own identity to his role as an openly gay man, and how each of the casts own immigrant experiences brought authenticity to their roles.   New episodes of Promised Land are broadcast at 10pm ET on ABC and availabl...
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In this episode of Multicultural TV Talk we are joined by actress Mariel Molino who shares her reaction to being cast as Carmen in ABC's Promised Land, how her character was the perfect role to show her own multicultural, Mexican-American identity and how early trailblazers like Ricky Ricardo paved the way for Latine performers.    New episodes of Promised Land are broadcast at 10pm ET on ABC and available to stream the next da...
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This week we are joined by stage and screen actor Asher Grodman, known for his hilarious portrayal as Trevor, the pantless wall street broker on CBS hit comedy "Ghosts". Asher chats with us about the COVID-induced, abnormally long process of making the series' pilot, the challenges that came with taking on his first truly comedic role, and his reaction to discovering their show's superfan, Mark Hamill!

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This week we are joined by television, film and Broadway actress Justina Machado who voices a new character, the fierce and adventurous Zee, in the sixth installment in the Ice Age film franchise. Justina talks with us about how she relates to her character, the messages of family and peace she hopes audiences take away from the film, and the strides made in Latinx representation in recent film and television.

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