Moment 2 Moment

Moment 2 Moment

In Moment 2 Moment, we seek to reveal the formative moments which most influenced each guest in becoming the Artist they are today. Join along as we journey together, exploring the shaping & molding of each influential Artist’s life & craft...one moment at a time.

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September 23, 2021 72 min
In this episode of Moment 2 Moment, the esteemed writer of Moonstruck reflects on the ups and downs of his career: from giving up a scholarship just to end up a bartender to directing Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Amy Adams, and Philip Seymour Hoffman into four Academy Award nominations for Doubt. He has always been one to use images from his real life to inform what he writes and in this episode he talks what images influenced him mo...
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Stevie Nicks is not a man, but no one told Marty Callner that before he met her. The esteemed director of comedy specials, music specials, and music videos has spent the better part of 40 years creating magic, both working with and discovering some of the biggest names in the world of music and film. From accidentally casting Steven Tyler’s daughter Liv Tyler in Aerosmith’s now iconic music video ‘Crazy’ to a career changing encoun...
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Film editing may seem like a grueling job being stuck behind a computer all day to most, but accomplished film editor Eric Kissack exposes the true excitement behind the craft. Kissack has worked on countless famous productions such as “Daddy’s Home” and “The Good Place”, and was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the 2018 film “Veep”. Beyond his nomination and accolades he is so talented that for his short “The Gunfighter”, he ...
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In this episode of Moment 2 Moment, Jerry Wonda discusses his greatest achievements. Which include his work with The Fugees, who struck platinum in 1996 with their album The Score, which went on to become one of the best-selling Hip-Hop albums of all time. The Score earned three Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Vocal Performance, Best Rap Album, and Album of the Year. In 1999, Wonda co-produced Supernatural, musical icon Carlo...
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Seth Savoy had an incredible teacher in legendary actor Michael Shannon. When Seth directed the actor in his debut feature film, Echo Boomers, he felt it was like taking a masterclass in consistency. In this episode of Moment 2 Moment, the up and coming director reflects on the life that led him to filmmaking, the random meetings that changed his life, and why he was so enthralled by Michael Shannon’s every move.
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This episode is a tribute to honor the great Ed Asner in his final interview.
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It took Diane Paragas 17 years to get her film The Yellow Rose on screen. On this episode of Moment 2 Moment, the Filipina filmmaker discusses all the trials and tribulations that come with getting an independent film made in the modern age and why getting it right was so important. A firm believer that releasing a bad film can be career ending, Diane discusses how she stuck to her guns when she had to, lied to an investor for the ...
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Unlike most actors, it wasn’t film that brought renowned actor Leon out to Hollywood: it was basketball. A basketball player at Loyola Marymount, he hadn’t thought to pursue a career in the arts until a serendipitous encounter. In this episode of Moment 2 Moment, the star of films such as Cool Runnings, Above the Rim, and The Five Heartbeats reflects on a career full of unexpected turns. From landing the first film he ever audition...
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What do John Mellencamp, Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Sting, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler, The Smashing Pumpkins, Meatloaf, B.B. King, Rod Stewart, and John Fogerty have in common? All of these rock ‘n’ roll superstars have performed with Kenny Aronoff as their drummer, keeping the beat in the st...
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After being accused as a communist and blacklisted from acting for 12 years it seems that any actress would give up on her career… but Lee Grant decided to win an Oscar instead. Grant’s life is one consumed by ups and down and those trials and tribulations are exactly what she used as a catalyst in her acting to put on display her true emotion that made her a success. With her motto of “F*** that I don’t want the love affair” of th...
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A living hip hop legend, Kool Moe Dee has plenty of insights & opinions on the industry he helped build -- and he ain’t afraid to share them. Covering everything from Big Business’s toxic effect on the modern day hiphop industry, to his decades-long friendship with Will Smith, to the evolution of his legendary feud with LL Cool J, Kool Moe Dee provides an honest, raw, and intriguing look at the growth of the hip hop world that ...
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Not many people can say that Tennessee Williams read them bedtimes stories when they were young, but that’s par for the course when you were raised around legends like Angelica Page was. In this episode of Moment 2 Moment, multi-award winning actress Angelica Page explores her life from growing up as the only daughter of acting icons Geraldine Page & Rip Torn, growing up around the likes of Truman Capote, all the way to being m...
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From a childhood spent devouring hundreds of books deep in the frozen woods of Pennsylvania, to hunting deer just so his family could survive the winter, to learning how to bullfight, the life prolific Screenwriter Kevin Bernhardt has lived could fill a book of his own. Or three.

Giving up a successful career as a Hollywood heartthrob to become a screenwriter, the star of General Hospital and Dynasty turned down Aaron Spelling’s off...
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When the going gets tough, Ben Barbic gets going — into his music studio, that is. A graduate of the School of Hard Knocks, the up & coming singer/songwriter has taken more knocks than most, and through allowing his life to inform his art, sends back a few knocks back of his own. From losing everything he owned in a house fire, to becoming a father while barely of legal drinking age, to climbing out from rock bottom, the Bay Ar...
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To Chef Jernard Wells food, love, and heritage are one and the same. Growing up in Mississippi, he might have spent his days working on the family farm, but he spent his nights dreaming of something much bigger. In this episode the celebrity chef and runner up on Food Network Star talks growing up in a huge family, opening his first restaurant at the tender age of 16 just so he could buy a car, and how ambition keeps him from falli...
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For the first time, Oscar-winning production designer & director Roger Christian reveals his own personal voyage: from his earliest work in the British film industry, to his breakthrough contributions on classic masterpieces such as Star Wars, Alien, and Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

On this episode of Moment 2 Moment, Roger takes us inside the manic three months that it took to build George Lucas’ legendary "space opera"...
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Once Heidi Greensmith hopped on the filmmaking train, she knew she’d never stop. A celebrated indie screenwriter & director, like many, Heidi’s career has been chock full of unexpected twists and turns.

From accidentally moving next door to her favorite photographer, to directing music videos for the likes of Fatboy Slim, even to stumbling upon screenwriting when needing a creative outlet during her first pregnancy, Heidi has al...
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Mariah Carey. Usher. Alicia Keyes. Beiber. P Diddy. Who do these superstars call when they need a hit song? Adonis Shropshire, that’s who.

On this episode of Moment 2 Moment, one of the most celebrated R&B songwriters of his generation breaks down his storybook career. From hopping on a last minute 14-hour bus ride from Atlanta to NYC to finding himself recording his first track with Puff Daddy and Jennifer Lopez on his FIRST da...
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Caleb Johnson is a Rock & Roll pastor, and with his new album, he's ready to preach to his congregation once again. A rock musician who won season 13 of American Idol in resounding fashion, Caleb couldn’t be more proud of his upcoming album — Mojo Mountain Vol 1 — and more importantly, what it took to get there.

On this episode of Moment 2 Moment, he breaks down the resilience it took to audition and be rejected for American...
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Though he might be best known for his work directing smash hit action films like The Fugitive (nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture), his themes of social justice always lay just below the surface. Guided by his internal truth teller informed by his undergraduate journalism background, and his belief in the importance of reflecting society's realities on-screen was steadfast.

In this episode of Moment 2 Moment,...
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