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A platform where aspiring individuals can be interviewed and showcase their crafts on "Enter-taynment Views".

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Aspiring individuals striving to become known in the industry.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Working In the Film Industry: Janee' Smith

Check out my interview below with Janee' Smith as she discusses how it is to wrk in the film industry.

Where are you from? Could you provide a snippet of your background?

Janee' - I'm from Oakland, California. Growing up it was just my mom, sisters, and I. Being the eldest, I had  a lot of responsibility. Picture this; 8 year old girl changing diapers, feeding, clothing, and babysitting was the story of my life. I guess you can say that I had to grow up fast. It has its pros and cons but it made me more mature and responsible.  I didn't grow up with the "Cosby show family" but who really has? Since the 6th grade my passions have always been photography, film, and writing. Poetry is the way I express myself and  every photo I took had a story behind it. My pencil, paper, and cameras were all I needed to escape the harsh realities of the world. It was a dream I made into a reality.

That's wonderful Janee'. Much respect. When did you first decide to work in the film industry? What are  your skills?

Janee' - Two years ago actually when I took a t.v. studio techniques course at College. The teacher gave us an assignment to create our own show and I came up with "Caught Up". That's when I realized that I could incorporate  my writing, directing, editing, producing, and acting skills. The film industry allows me to express my vivid imagination. I have the ability to hear a song, someone's story etc just once andI create an illusion in my head. I see a scene play out while I'm reading, talking, or listening. It's as if my imagination creates a fantasy that becomes reality.

Wow! That's amazing. You're very gifted. Have you worked on any recent projects? Are you  working on anything for the future?

Janee' - Yes, I've worked on various projects. My most recent is "The  Life of Monica: Caught Up". I'm transforming "Caught Up" into a mini series. In the future I'll be working on music video, short films,  and movies.

Well I'm definitely looking forward to when I will hear your name  a lot in the entertainment business based off of your work. What are your goals as you continue to work in the film industry?

Janee' - My goal is to become a TV producer/director. There is no limit to our abilities so  I see myself having various t.v. shows, movies, books, music videos, magazine, clothing line, restaurants, and even my own network like Oprah.

Janee' Smith is a very inspiring individual.  I'm sure she will continue to do great as a successful black woman.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Model & Entertainer: Diamond Cold

Check out my interview with Model & Entertainer, Diamond Ford "Diamond Cold".

So Diamond where are you from? Can you give me a summary of your background?

Diamond - I was born and raised in California Bay Area my entire life. I grew up in a household with my mother and father a younger sister and brother. I went to Berkeley High School in Berkeley Ca, where I started to get into art classes, afro-hasion, modern dance classes and I was even a cheerleader on varsity for 3 years. This opened my world to being an entertainer; the rush I got on the stage in the spot light made me feel at home.

Nice. So what inspired you to be a model and entertainer? Have you worked in any other fields of the industry before becoming a model? 

Diamond - When Twitter and Facebook became big I started pushing a lot of promotional work through media webpages for upcoming events and my part was mainly hosting club events. That's where I first started, I was inspired  by others I already knew in the same industry and the ideal of having a good time while making money sounded great to me. Which lead to my first modeling gig. I was asked by an upcoming photographer to do a shoot at Lake Merrit which brought a lot of attention my way. By then I changed my name to Diamond Cold. I tried changing it then people wanted the Cold back so the name stuck 2 years later.

Yea social media has opened a lot of people to become entertainers due to the availability of promoting events on their sites. Are there any recent projects that you've worked on? What can we expect from Diamond Cold in the future?

Diamond - I recently got signed to a bay area entertainment company who goes by the name Global Girls Entertainment. Which involved me in a fashion show. The proceeds went to children adoption agencies. I'm currently working on two upcoming photo shoots that I'm very excited about. One is a vintage shoot in San Jose Ca, and a pinup shoot which will be out doors in downtown Pleasant Hill. Can't wait! In the future you can expect a lot from Diamond Cold. A lot more photo shoots and fashion shows. I'll be hosting for different venues and  even Go-Go dancing. I plan to try all different aspects modeling and entertainment at least once to see what I truly enjoy.

That's wonderful Diamond. I wish you the best as you continue to work in this industry!  What is your overall goal as a model and entertainer?

Diamond - My overall goal as a model/entertainer is to help local artists if its either hair styles, make-up, clothes design videos and so much more. Also, to push confidence and beauty and positive thinking amongst all woman so we can be sister instead of all the hatred, which will create a bigger outcome for everyone.

Amazing! Everyone continue to look out for Diamond Cold.

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