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World Poetry Celebrates the Wonderful Filmmaker Foster Corder!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Foster Corder and Paul  McCartney of the Beatles working together. Permission given.*

 Ariadne’s Notes:

On July 26 ,1:30 PM ,2018, CFRO 100.5 FM  the World Poetry Café were so honoured to have the legendary filmmaker Foster Corder, from LA with his new show and a tribute about Rudy Ray Moore  (Dolemite) and his last meeting with him.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RADIO SHOW

 

World Poetry Radio Team: Ariadne Sawyer, host and producer, Victor Swartzman, super sound engineer and Sharon Rowe, special volunteer. Music by the Stillness Within and the amazing Ernie Krvida.

E-Poems by Jeanie Robertson of the Lincoln Club, Danny Teller from China and Foster Corder. Big Bessie Stories by Sharon Rowe and Poetic News. Introduction to new WP Media Correspondent Vani Pradeep and Jeanne Probst.

 

 

 

Foster Corder lays claim to many ‘firsts’ in his long and successful career as an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, producer and entertainment executive.

Armed with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from The Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Corder opened Fosters Pet and Animal Photography studio, becoming the first African-American to do so. The business was an instant success. His high profile clients included the Kal Kan companies and Carnation. The latter putting Corder on a nationwide tour to photograph racehorses and award-winning canines.

 

Seeking new creative challenges, Corder dissolved his company and created Blackbird Films. He assembled a team of established and up and coming directors for such clients as Mc Donalds and the California Lottery. His staff included world-renowned director Gordon Parks as well as then newcomers, Kevin Hooks, Forrest Whitaker and Bill Duke and others.

Concurrently, Corder began a professional relationship with the legendary NBA star, Wilt Chamberlain that would last until Chamberlain’s death. Besides co-writing a number of films with Wilt, Foster co-produced the documentary, ‘The Amazing Feats of Wilt Chamberlain” andserved as a consultant on many projects involving ‘The Big Dipper’ Never one to pass up an opportunity, Corder was commissioned by Paramount Pictures to pen a screenplay entitled ‘The Cats,’ based on his life story. Having forged his birth certificate at just fifteen-years of age, ‘The Cats’ chronicled Foster’s 13 months of active duty in Vietnam. A true survival story.

As a member of the WGA, Foster has written and sold other film screenplays such as, ‘The Paper Boy’, ‘Smokey’, The Sons of Dolemite’, ‘Heads You Win/Tails I Lose’ (The Ike Turner Story).

Based on the success of Blackbird, Capitol Records made Corder a career offer he couldn’t refuse when he was named Director of Video Production, becoming the first African-American hired as a film executive in the record industry.During his tenure at Capitol, Corder supervised a staff that would swell to hundreds of cast and crew members relevant to the production’scompletion. Corder produced music videos for Tina Turner, Paul

McCartney, Bonnie Raitt and the highly successful, ‘Too Legit to Quit’and ‘Addams Groove’ starring M.C. Hammer, as well as many others.

Again feeling the entrepreneur creative spirit, Corder left Capitol Records to produce, direct, and photograph ‘The Legend of Dolemite,’starring the aforementioned comedic legend.

Corder formed Daughters 2 Feed Productions in 1995 to focus on the new media technologies and various projects he wanted to develop

In recent years, Corder has acted as Producer, Director, Director of

Photography or Gaffer on 45 shorts and 23 features, including:

“The Amazing Feats of Wilt Chamberlain” 1985 (Documentary) – Co-Producer

-DP”The Cats”- 1983 (Paramount Pictures) – Feature Screen Writer

“The Sons of Dolemite” — 1989 (Cannon Pictures) – Feature Screen Writer

“Heads You Win/Tails I Lose” 2000 -(The Ike Turner Story) Feature

And many more!

 Foster Corder’s New Show Coming Soon!

I Have To Say Before I Die

1 Billion people have seen his work few know his name!

Vietnam Vet, Film Pioneer, Writer, Producer, Grio.

Contributors:

Wilt Chamberlain, Dolemite, Hammer, USN, Capitol Records,

Spike Lee, BB & CC, McDonalds, Hollywood’s Black Film

History, Chicago, Conan, Americas Dogs and more.

 NEW SHOW! Foster Corder is the “Best Kept Secret” in Hollywood

A One Man Show

Daughters 2 Feed Presents

Coming Soon

“50 Years” Of Life Stories And Pictures

This is a story of faith, creativity, defying the odds, survival,

persistence, honor, courage, humanity and spirit. Escaping

the street gangs of Chicago, to his time in Viet Nam. Destiny

behind the camera in Hollywood was the unstoppable dream.

Taken from the book:

“First Black, No Thanks Make Me Second”

 

World Poetry Celebrates Island Poet Michelle Merlindt!

Ariadne’s Notes: Don’t miss this special show on now !LISTEN HERE! 

Two special guests brought back by popular acclaim!  Michelle Merlindt, July 26, 1-2 PM PST. World Poetry Café, 100.5 FM CFRO.1:10 PM PST Poetess from Thetis Island, BC with  the Persian Carpet, a long rhyming poem
& the Legendary Filmmaker Foster Corder, from LA with news about Dolemite and his last interview with him. Foster’s feature will be on next.
 World Poetry Team: Ariadne Sawyer, host and producer, Victor Swartzman, super sound engineer and Sharon Rowe, special volunteer. Music by the Stillness Within and the amazing Ernie  

E-Poems by Jeanie Robertson of the Lincoln Club, Danny Teller from China and Foster Corder. Big Bessie Stories by Sharon Rowe and Poetic News. Introduction to new WP Media Correspondent Vani Pradeep and Jeanne Probst.

 

 “Michelle Merlindt was born in a remote region of Australia and spent her childhood on a farm in the bush.  Since then she has lived in eight countries.  Due to her profession as a racehorse veterinarian, she spent thirteen years in Dubai where she first began to write and explore poetry.  Now settled in the Gulf Islands of Canada she continues to pursue spoken word poetry in charming old-fashioned rhyme as a means of storytelling.  Like a little piece of chocolate for the imagination, her poems are meant to delight the listener.  Since she loves history and overlooked fragments of culture, each of her poems, set in a faraway land, is like a magical voyage to another time and place.

At heart I’ve always been a treasure hunter.  I’m always dreaming of finding something rare, even obscure, something long forgotten yet timelessly precious.  I’ve lived all over the world and often the little treasures that seem so exotic to my foreign eyes are second nature, absolutely commonplace and overlooked by those who have always lived among them.  For me, these treasures are not souvenirs to be squeezed into a suitcase but fragments of history, custom and culture.  They are the inspiration for stories of my own.  The Pearl of Dubai, The Lost Library of Alexandria, The Persian Carpet and The Figurine are the best of these.  I hope you enjoy them. https://www.michellemerlindt.com/

Here is the last feature on site: http://worldpoetry.ca/?p=12768 “

 

 

 

 

 

World Poetry Celebrates the Wonderful Niketa Calame!

 

 

 

 

 

Niketa Calame

 

Ariadne’s Notes: 

On June 28th , the World Poetry Café Radio Show at 1:30 PM PST on CFRO 100.5 FM , welcomed the lovely and amazing actress Niketa Calame calling in from LA. In a fascinating interview, Niketa described her life as a child actress and her coping with child diabetes. She is now an a project ambassador for the American Diabetes Association and co-founder and creative director of IV I II Studios which produces Impact Documentaries.

Niketa was kind enough to give a young, upcoming Nigerian actor some tips on dealing with about keeping on despite some setbacks. She said: “Make rejection your friend.” Do not let it get you down. Believe in yourself and branch out in your field.”  He contacted me after the show and said to tell her  his heartfelt thanks.

I think that the making Rejection Your Friend” statement could also apply to all types of creative endeavors. 

Niketa also answered a question from me about the Me Too movement.  She replied that is has raised awareness.  Her advice to young actors is to “never meet anyone in a private space such as an apartment or a hotel room.” Also “To think about your standards and make them clear to others.”

This was one of the most fascinating interviews that I have done in 20 years and I want to thank her and also Osiris Munir media of 15 minutes for recommending such a wonderful guest.

TO LISTEN TO HER CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Bio:

Niketa Calame (AEA, SAG/AFTRA) was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is most noted as the voice of “Young Nala” in Disney’s Animated Feature “The Lion King:”. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from The Actors Studio Drama School at New School University in New York City and her BA from University of California, Santa Cruz. She studied theater for a year abroad at The University of Exeter in England, UK.  Some of her theater credits include: Squeak in Celebration Theaters Ovation Award production of The Color Purple, International City Theaters acclaimed production of Ain’t Misbehaving and Center Theater Groups workshop production of This Land. Niketa’ s tv/film credits have allowed her to work on NBC, FOX, MTVu, Warner Brothers and Disney. Niketa is a project ambassador for the American Diabetes Association and co-founder and creative director of IV I II Studios which produces Impact Documentaries. Niketa is delighted to return to the cast of This Land. Niketa Calame was born in Los Angeles, California to Theodora Lamond of Los Angeles, California and Norman Calame of Kingston, Jamaica. She is most noted for her role as the voice of “Young Nala” in Disney’s 32nd Animated Feature Film, “The Lion King”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jXDL6OAPWY

She as always loved her craft and is someone to look out for with her upcoming news. http://niketacalame.weebly.com/

Thanks to our World Poetry Team of Ariadne Sawyer, Victor Schwartzman , Sharon Rowe and co-hosts Elaine Rowe and Dr. Diego Bastianutti