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“Our stories encompass life. That means there’s humor all over the place. You could do a story about a funeral. The humor will come through, ‘cause there’s just...

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Lonita Cook

Lonita Cook is a BetterKC Film Critic (KCTV5), and the author of the paranormal romance novel, The C

Benghazi, September 11, 2012, two U.S. diplomatic compounds were attacked and four men (including Ambassador Chris Stevens) were killed. It became a political chess piece for many years. It’s to the credit of director, Michael Bay that he takes politics from the story and tries to make the characters somewhat relatable...

Jason Turner is a creative auteur from Kansas City. He is an actor, director, writer, filmmaker, pro

Actor/Comedian Ben Auxier talks with act.land’s Melody Stewart about how he discovered and developed his character on the Friend Dog Studios’ series, “Shaving Sasquatch”.  How much fun is it to go out into the woods and search for a mythical creature?  You might be surprised.  Ben Auxier, Brian ...

Melody Stewart is the founder of act.land and President of iactingstudioskc.com. She is a filmmaker

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Seven Guitars at MET...

“Our stories encompass life. That means there’s humor all over the place. You could do a story about a funeral. The humor will come through, ‘cause there’s just a fine-line between drama and comedy.” — Harvey Williams, KC Theater Artist   The story of Seven Guitars by August Wilson, playi...

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  • Reverse negative pictures of actors Davis De Rock and Chad Crenshaw in Karate poses in front of a bright purple background with the words C2D2 Films is bright yellow in the foreground.
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Mary Queen of Scots ...

At first blush, the new "Mary Queen of Scots" seems to be about the difficult balance of peace between England and Scotland in the latter half of the sixteenth century.  And surely that is a predominate part of the story.  But billed as a personal war between two queens, one Catholic, one Protestant, is also a bit of a...

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At What Cost Your Soul...

If we can live in a world of good and evil, then we know what it is to compromise - with God, with ourselves.  But what do you do when your whole life is a compromise?  The kind of compromise you find...

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