Tea Talks with Tomeka Podcast

Tea Talks with Tomeka Podcast

TEA TALKS WITH TOMEKA Podcast celebrates women filmmakers, their journeys and their projects! I am your host Tomeka M. Winborne so let's talk her... on every other Thursday! Music by Julius Ames. Please subscribe and listen to Tea Talks with Tomeka Podcast and leave a review.... Show More

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June 18, 2020 36 min

Rayana Chumthong is a first-generation Thai American cinematographer. She has shot a diverse range of content including narrative short films, music videos and most recently lensed video content for Harper's Bazaar, L'OREAL and the legendary music group, Earth, Wind & Fire. In 2018, Rayana was chosen as a participant for American Film Institute's inaugural Cinematography Intensive for Women (CIW) program and will be...

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Originally from Va, Lillian Jones moved to NY to pursue her dreams of making movies. She's worked with numerous corporate, celebrity clients and political clients. She prides herself in the details of a story. She has written multiple shorts and features, one of which was for a filmmaker to produced some time in the near future. Lillian is also a freelance filmmaker that writes, produces, does cinematography and edits.

Lillian ...

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Kestrin Pantera is writer/director The New York Times called “a force.” Her new feature film, “Mother’s Little Helpers” World Premiered at SXSW 2019. Early reviews laud the film as a “wonderful, Big Chill-esque dramedy,” with “big screen chemistry from the ground up.”

Her first feature, Let's Ruin It With Babies, was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as, “honest, convincing, and just plain adorable.” She created several TV serie...

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Formerly the Creative Director / Head of Art of agency powerhouses such as Grey, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Young & Rubicam along with boasting accolades across the Cannes Lions, Clio, and Diente Awards, Maureen Hufnagel is one of Argentina’s most renowned women directors. In addition to her illustrious agency background, she has also worked as a photographer on campaigns for leading brands - including Nike’s “Hoody On Moments”...

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An Award-winning Czech director, screenwriter, and producer Eva Doležalová (born May 5, 1991) speaks English, French, Czech, Italian and Polish. Eva is also an ambassador of the White Ribbon Foundation and speaks to encourage women to follow their dreams.

At the age of 10, Eva Doležalová began acting in Czech films and theatrical productions as an actor and co-writer of plays. At 18, she moved to London to study acting at the Royal...

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December 17, 2019 40 min

Barbara Ann O'Leary invites the world to fall madly in love with films #DirectedbyWomen.

Barbara galvanizes awareness and celebration of women film directors by actively weaving global community through social media interaction, a communal blogging initiative, interviews, filmmaker directory, and an annual worldwide film viewing party.

Crucial 21st Century Cinema #DirectedbyWomen communal blogging initiative that is running all...

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November 5, 2019 28 min

Tamara Shogaolu is the founder and creative director of Ado Ato Pictures and is a member of the XRBASE virtual and augmented reality incubator. She is an international director with a track record in featuring her work at film festivals, galleries, and museums worldwide, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery of Indonesia. She is a 2018 Sundance Institute New Frontier Lab Programs Fellow. Shogaolu is ...

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Fortunately, we are experiencing a new kind of Golden Age in Hollywood. The movement for inclusion of all marginalized communities is changing the landscape of the industry before our eyes, and an influx of talent and fresh perspectives are energizing this powerful media.

Since the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)’s Hollywood Bureau was launched in 2011, Sue Obeidi has blended the love of her faith with her love of film, televi...

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May is National Foster Care Awareness Month.

This episode we talk about short film, "Aged Out." Writer / Director Tomeka M. Winborne talks with Filmmaker Brigette "B-Rock" Rock, Singer/Songwriter Tedra Goethe and Actress JaMara Smith about their journeys and roles in "Aged Out."  

"Aged Out" is about a widow that grieves the loss of her husband until a desperate looking teenager knocks on her door to...

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April 26, 2019 35 min

Melissa Blue is an actor/writer/director/DP/editor/colorist. As a co-founder of Bravemaker Productions, she co-created and showruns the comedy web series “Life Group” about an enthusiastically inept Life Coach, which has recently gotten into 5 film festivals, winning two so far. She was the director and DP for the award winning web series “Don’t Judge Me” and “The Making of Jane D. Smith.” Graduating from Ball State University with...

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Alexxiss S. Jackson is a Director of Photography originally from Detroit, MI. From a very early age, she aspired to be a visual storyteller; she made her first film at 8 years old using the family camcorder (starring her collection of Transformers and Barbie dolls). Ten years later, she enrolled in film school at the University of Michigan, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film/Video Studies and English. For further fo...

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Emelyn Stuart is the first Black Latino to own a movie theater in Brooklyn, "Stuart Cinema and Cafe."

Emelyn’s a business woman that loves the arts. She has a background in real estate and business. A friend presented her with a script and she signed on as a producer. She caught the bug and gained a passion to help filmmakers to life.

After going to many festivals, she started a film festival, “Ocktober Film Festival.” She ...

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Jennifer Warren is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Women in Film, she is a founding member and present chair of The Alliance of Woman Directors, an organization which actively supports equality in the workplace.

Jennifer shared her journey from being an actress to becoming a director. She attended AFI's Directing Workshop for Women yet still struggling to get directing work. Jennifer later founde...

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Cheryl L. Bedford and I talk about her journey into the film industry. She shares shares has NYU made her a filmmaker and AFI taught her how to be a filmmaker in Los Angeles. Cheryl also shares how she met Bill Duke and became a line producer on the documentary, "Dark Girls." That led to us talking about colorism. 

Joan Theresa Curtis, Cheryl's mother is her biggest role model. Joan  influenced Cheryl to use her gifts t...

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Teresa Hollingsworth is the Program Director for Film and Traditional Arts at South Arts. She Coordinates and is the Director of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. She has a masters degree in ‘Folk Study’ from Western Kentucky University. She previously worked in Arts Administration as Folklorist and Traditional Arts

South Arts was founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public valu...

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I want to give a special thanks to Earnest Winborne, Amalie Jahn, Daresha Kyi, Desiree Sterling, Adrienne Ashby, Melody Centeno, Anthony Barrows, Shivawn Adrienne Mitchell, Tamika Lamison, Ronnikka "RJ" Williams, Melissa A. Dixon, Tivia Lynnell, Jan Reeseman, Amy Adrion, Rachel Goldberg, Marlene Rhein, Shanice Williamson, Hanelle M. Culpepper, Lou Simon, Tina Mabry, Toy Lei, Gladys Edeh and Diana Lesmez for sharing thei...

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November 29, 2018 83 min

Diana Lesmez shared her journey through the entertainment industry. Along with being a filmmaker, she now uses her vast knowledge to help empower other filmmakers through consulting and coaching. 

 

A produced feature-film screenwriter and an award-winning filmmaker, Diana Lesmez is a Jane-of-all-trades with vast industry experience in production, development, acquisitions, distribution, physical production, film finance, business...
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November 15, 2018 63 min
Born to a Nigerian father and Ivorian mother in Guymon, Oklahoma, Gladys Edeh has always been a lover of the arts right from the age of 13. Her love affair for film blossomed after watching the 1980’s movie classic, "The God's Must be Crazy" with her dad. Her dream was to attend film school and begin her life as a filmmaker, but her father had other plans and wanted her to pursue a degree that would provide better job ...
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November 1, 2018 52 min

TOY LEI shares her journey of acting that led her to becoming a filmmaker. Toy was tired of being offered roles as a masseuse or nail technician. She took her career in her own hands by writing, directing and producing action films. 

TOY LEI has had a fascination with action films ever since her parents took her to Chinatown as a kid. They watched kung-fu movies every Saturday afternoon. After lamenting the lack of roles for Asian ...

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October 18, 2018 53 min

A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, Tina Mabry graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts with an MFA in Film Production in 2005. A true hyphenate, Tina is a writer, director, and producer for television and film. Tina is currently a writer and produce on FOX’s upcoming PROVEN INNOCENT.  She was a co-producer, writer, and director for the second season of USA’s hit drama QUEEN OF THE SOUTH. Tina wa...

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