Recent & Past Guests on The Entertainment Engine
Recent & Past Guests on The Entertainment Engine
We welcome Hollywood film producer & director John Crye. His first job was at Summit Entertainment, first as a script reader and then an assistant in the creative department. This led to developing, producing, or acquire for distribution a run of indie classics, including “Donnie Darko - Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore,” “Monster - Charlize Theron,” “The Prestige - Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlet Johansson,” “The Mexican - Brad Pitt & Julia Roberts,”
We welcome US attorney David Helfant. David has been practicing as an entertainment attorney specializing in music, motion picture, television, and video production and distribution. David's clients have included; Johnny Carson, Slash, Columbia Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, Paramount Pictures, John Travolta plus much more.
We welcome Canadian pianist and composer Martin Mayer, who is described as "Canada's Prince of Piano" – by Beijing Times, China's leading English-language newspaper.
We welcome, Nashville-based Music Producer Engineer Brad Dollar. Brad has produced and engineered tracks with Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Malik Yusef (Beyoncé, Kanye West), G-Eazy, Alphabet Rockers (GRAMMY Nominated) plus much more.
We welcome Chris Johnson one of the world’s most recognizable musicians, described by Live Nation Ones to Watch. Regularly seen by audiences of millions, he has worked with icons such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, Seal, and J-Lo.
We welcome singer-songwriter and producer Lionel Lodge. Lionel was born in the early sixties. His father, Tom Lodge was soon to become one of the top DJs on the first pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, which introduced Lionel at a very early age to the exploding sixties British music scene, with Lionel's dad interviewing the likes of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
We welcome James Kennedy Singer-Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & Producer from South Wales. He has just published his first book 'Noise Damage: My Life as a Rock'n'Roll Underdog', a 'part memoir, part expose of the music world's murky underbelly.
Christmas 2020 episode. We looked at ways for our company Seamless Entertainment to provide information, advice to the entertainment community, mixed with some fabulous guests along with the way!
We welcome US Lawyer Melanie Rodriguez. Austin, Texas native with a passion for live music and anything entertainment. Melanie made the best decision of her life to move from Austin to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for law, specifically music and entertainment law.
We welcome American music producer and composer Victor Merritt. We discuss his time working with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and being mentored by Charlie Wilson and BabyFace. Throughout Victor's career, he has had the opportunity to do a remix for, (“U2”). Victor then went on to work with the legend himself Michael Jackson where he produced and played keyboards from the trio “Brownstone,” (MJJ Records).
We welcome X Factor UK finalist Kevin Davy White. Kevin has a very distinctive voice and style. Combining musical elements of soul and rock with blues and funk. He was mentored by Nicole Scherzinger, on X Factor UK 2017 with judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne.
We welcome Laura Hanke, Music Supervisor & Repertoire Assistant at Universal Music productions. We take a look at her role as a music supervisor and why she decided to work in the music industry and for that matter for one of the biggest record companies in the World.
We welcome Tony McHale spending over 40 years as a screenwriter, working on some of the most well-known UK dramas, that still appear on our screens today including; EastEnders, Holby City, which he co-created and for which he also won a BAFTA, The Bill, Casualty, Silent Witness, Trial and Retribution, Dalziel and Pascoe, Waking the Dead plus much more.
We welcome US rapper and actor ZMNY, starring as "Royale", a series regular with the highly anticipated Apple TV / CBS production of "SWAGGER" Produced by NBA star Kevin Durant, also the Recurring Role of "Todd" in the Comedy-drama series on Showtime "SHAMELESS" starring William H. Macy. Plus, ZMNY NEW role with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington's ABC TV mini-series " Little Fires Everywhere"
We welcome Jesse Kinch a singer, songwriter, from Long Island, New York, United States. He was the winner of the American Series of Rising Star which was broadcast on ABC. The show was hosted by Josh Groban, and the panel of judges was Brad Paisley, Kesha, and Ludacris. Jesse went on to sign with Capitol Records.
We welcome Award-Winning business women Charlotte Armitage. Charlotte is The Media Psychologist® specialising in the Film & TV Industry, particularly, the psychological duty of care processes in production. Charlotte is also the Managing Director of the Yorkshire Academy of Film & Television Acting (YAFTA) and YAFTA Talent Agency.
We welcome music executive Tracey Webb, director & owner of Power Promotions the UK's leading dance music promotions company. The company’s worked with the like’s of Craig David, Elle Goulding, Anne-Marie, Faithless, Jonas Blue, David Guetta, Becky Hill, Paloma Faith, Armand Van Helden to name a few.
We welcome music producer & songwriter Alan Glass, who was born in New Orleans and absorbed a rainbow of musical styles from that amazing city. Alan was mentored in production by Philadelphian legend Thom Bell and Maurice White (Earth Wind and Fire). Alan's credits include; Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Kenny G, Earth Wind and Fire, Shena Easton, Lighthouse Family, Maxi Priest, George Benson, Aswad, Liberty X, Mis-Teeq plus much more.
We welcome Layra Harmony, Creative Director and fashion stylist based in London. Layra's work is featured in glossy magazines including Marie Claire and L'Officiel, Hollywood. Layra's styled Anthony Joshua, David Gandy, and Victoria's Secret model Alicia Rountree for front covers and editorial features and has well-established partnerships with high-end designer brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Paul Smith, and Hugo Boss.