Exclusive Interviews

EDM artist Michael Schmidt on overcoming opioid addiction & helping others as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Michael Schmidt is a US Army Veteran currently studying to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Battling opioid addiction, music became his lifeline. When his relationship with EDM (Electronic Dance Music) grew from admiration to creation, his own music was born. He dove headfirst into his passion crafting a dynamic mix of beats that is sure to make waves in the dance music scene. As a new father with a bright future ahead of him, he is an example of the importance of finding yourself in recovery.

Deborah Ray-Sims creates films centered on the African diaspora

Deborah is an award winning independent writer, director and producer. She serves on the screening committee for Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes Film Festival showcase, and as a Submission Ambassador. What sets Deborah apart from other filmmakers is her determination and passion to write stories with intercultural themes from the African point of view. She tells stories that not only entertain, but educate.

Deborah grew up in the post-civil rights era, during a time of racial tension, conflict and strife. It was a welcomed relief to see programs that explored resolutions to these issues. As

The rebellious spirit of Wild Sons, a Parisian rock jewelry brand by two brothers

Wild Sons is a designer jewelry brand that was born from the minds of two brothers, Ezra and Emmeth Cohen. Suspended between two worlds, these two Franco-American brothers share their vision of life through each of their unique creations. The brothers began their style revolution in 2012, inspired by the quirky style of the seventies with its rock and biker culture. Wild Sons offers unisex quality pieces handcrafted and designed in France for those who want to emphasize their strength, independence and personality. The collections combine modernity and timelessness, while still encompassing the French touch.

Rock star of the hair world Larisa Love believes you should do what you love

How much do you love what you do? When you think of your career do you get excited? When you are at work are you happy? Do you love the people you are working with? Do you wake up everyday ready to learn and improve your skillsets? Most importantly, do you love your life? Larisa’s message of tenacity, doing what you love, and the importance of living by your own rules will help you embrace your originality so you can find your inner rock star.

The power of comedy: Mark Ricci

In order to be a great comedian skills such as timing, delivery and body language take years of dedication to perfect. These are skills that Mark Ricci was able to master when he was only a teenager as he made comedy history to become the youngest actor/comedian to star in a full standup comedy special on Amazon Prime Video.

A Private View: Prince through the lens of his personal photographer Afshin Shahidi

Iranian born photographer and filmmaker Afshin Shahidi first met Prince in 1993. After working as his cinematographer on numerous video projects he was invited to document his 2002 One Night Alone Tour, and would become Prince’s personal photographer for a decade. This unexpected journey led to a close friendship, sleepless nights, frantic last-minute flights, and the distinction of being the only photographer granted access to Prince’s private 3121 parties.

Prince: A Private View takes you behind the lens on an intimate trip through the extraordinary life of the legendary musician through never-before-seen photos and personal recollections.

Founder of the Hope, Life & Dreams Centers: Dr. Roya Hassad is transforming lives

Dr. Roya J. Hassad is an award-winning physician, educator, philanthropist and speaker helping people unlock their true potential. She is the Medical Director of Advanced Medical Health Services and Founder of the Hope, Life and Dream Centers. With over twenty years of experience within the health and wellness industry, she has extensive experience in family medicine, regenerative medicine, dermatology, women’s health and anti-aging. She is affiliated with some of New York's most prestigious medical institutes, such as Mount Sinai Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Hassad has devoted her life to establishing herself as a highly experienced and trusted professional who transforms the lives of others for the better. Dr. Roya is passionate about helping people to look and feel their best. She goes beyond beauty; beyond the surface and beyond the skin to get to what is really going to change a person’s life.

Host Adam Lupis and his guests unveil the content of their life on The Up & Adam Show

On his YouTube show, The Up & Adam Show, talk show host Adam Lupis interviews notable artists in the music, film and TV spaces. Adam is an inspiration to anyone who may want to create their own content. And for those who are already content creators, to continue to set goals they can work to achieve. Always being independent and not the the type of person to work for someone, Adam first dabbled into hosting through first launching a podcast of the same name. Through YouTube, creators like Adam are given a platform to connect with their audience and launch a successful career.

Goldman Agency on how self-publishing is helping to bring more diverse voices into the world

Self-publishing allows independent authors to tell stories their way and in their own time. It has opened the door for many writers who may have never had the chance to get their work read otherwise. The publishing industry has always been notoriously hard to break into. Self-publishing allows for topics that are unique, original, controversial and different from the mainstream. To be a self-published author means commitment to creating a masterpiece and building a loyal readership. It means constantly believing in yourself, your work and the process.