Exclusive Interviews

Anis Maknojia aims to showcase multicultural talent through Land Ahoy! Films

Anis Maknojia is relatively new to the film scene, but is already making waves as someone to watch. His production company, Land Ahoy! Films, produces films and works with other creative talents to showcase the best in breakthrough talent from across the globe. Besides being passionate about creating art, Anis is an advocate for animal rights, LGBTQ rights and more diversity in film.

Dr. Sam Muslin’s revolutionary dentistry helps people live healthier, happier lives

Dr. Sam Muslin is one of the most acclaimed dentists in the US, with a career that spans forty years. He approaches his work and his life with a philosophy that considers the health and well-being of the whole person rather than just focusing on the problem in front of him.

Inspired by surviving the California Wildfires, best selling author Catherine Bybee spreads hope in My Way to You

After spending most of her career as a nurse in a level two trauma center, Catherine Bybee began writing romance novels in 2008. She has since written thirty-four books with massive success, landing on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists. In 2016, Catherine’s home was caught in a California wildfire.

James and Steph Purpura started Powerful U to help you discover your own unlimited potential

Powerful U is a revolutionary personal evolution company founded by James and Steph Purpura that is focused on improving the human condition. Their goal is to “improve the lives of billions of people,” one person at a time. According to James and Steph, “Everything you are, everything you see, everything you experience, is determined by perception.

Rich Marcello tackles ageism in in The Latecomers

Ageism is the last acceptable prejudice in society and renowned novelist, Rich Marcello, is out to firmly change this in his latest novel The Latecomers. Rich is the author of four novels (The Color of Home, The Big Wide Calm, The Beauty of the Fall, The Latecomers) and the poetry collection The Long Body That Connects Us All.

Hip hop dancer Randall Mella breaks barriers

Randall Mella is a hip hop dancer and choreographer from Edmonton, Alberta. He has competed in world-class competitions such as Hip Hop International, Artists Emerge and World of Dance. Randall has danced on set for the Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms and performed alongside Lia Cole for multiple music videos and live shows including a tour in Asia.

The Making of a Phenomenal Woman by Marsha James empowers female readers to reach their full potential

Marsha James provides women the motivation to change the game plan of their lives in her debut book, The Making of a Phenomenal Woman: The Ultimate Belief to Move Ahead: Chess or Checkers. Just like planning out the next move in a game of chess or a checkers match, the book is a tactical course of action in effective strategies for the future.

Plus Equals by UK designer Jazmin Lee is about diversity and acceptance

Whether it’s expressing our personalities or shaping our confidence, our personal style is the ultimate form of self-expression. However, what if the clothes that speak to you don’t come in your size?

This is a problem that many plus size women face — one that the $2.5 trillion global fashion industry is still learning to solve (or, in some cases, recognize).

Ericka Nicole Malone’s Indie Directors Spotlight celebrated women and diversity in film at Sundance

The Indie Directors Spotlight left its debut footprint in the snow at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Invite-only industry members enjoyed an appreciation brunch and filmmaker panel moderated by Denver Robbins of the Brute Squad Production Company. Panelists included Ericka Nicole Malone, Powerful-U creator/ director James Purpura (Perception: Seeing is not Believing) and Sundance alumni Matty Rich  (Straight Out of Brooklyn / The Inkwell).