River Runs Red

River Runs Red

Taye Diggs and George Lopez Lead a High Caliber Ensemble in this Gritty Tale

LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK – September 25, 2018 – Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that it has acquired North American distribution rights to the intense revenge thriller, RIVER RUNS RED, starring Taye Diggs (THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY, CHICAGO), George Lopez (LOPEZ TONIGHT, RIO 1& 2), Luke Hemsworth (HICKOCK, WESTWORLD), RJ Mitte (BREAKING BAD) and John Cusack (CON AIR, THE PAPERBOY).  Cinedigm will release the picture in select theaters and On Demand and Digital on November 9, with a Blu-ray™ and 4K Ultra HD release to follow on December 11, 2019. 

From writer and director Wes Miller (PRAYER NEVER FAILS) and his production company, Sweet Unknown Studios, RIVER RUNS RED follows respected Judge Charles Coleman (Taye Diggs), who has devoted his life to law enforcement.  When his son is shot in a traffic stop gone awry, Coleman turns to his long-time friend, Detective Horace (John Cusack), and discovers an unchecked pattern of violence with these same cops.  Betrayed by the system he swore to uphold, Coleman joins forces with another bereaved father (George Lopez), and the two men take the law into their own hands.

“With RIVER RUNS RED, Wes delivers a provocative, gripping spin on the classic vigilante genre,” said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm’s Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions. “The entire cast is top notch, and audiences will be stirred by the sheer dramatic force of Taye and George’s performances.”

“Having previously partnered with Cinedigm on PRAYER NEVER FAILS, I am thrilled to be working with them again on RIVER RUNS RED,” said Wes Miller.  “They have proven themselves to be agile, forward-thinking partners, who embrace new formats like 4K, boast a deep network of digital relationships and work closely with filmmakers to develop and tailor the marketing and release strategy for a film.”   

The deal was negotiated by Melody Fowler, Vice-President of Acquisitions for Cinedigm, and Wes Miller.


Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with seven networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire digital-first ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm's growing stable of platforms has unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world. Learn more about Cinedigm at cinedigm.com.


SWEET UNKNOWN STUDIOS is an independent finance and production company dedicated to creating socially relevant and commercially viable projects featuring multicultural casts and diverse stories. 


Taye Diggs, George Lopez and John Cusack star in this action-packed battle for revenge at any price. Respected Judge Charles Coleman (Taye Diggs) and his wife (Jennifer Tao) have devoted their lives to law enforcement. The two are thrilled when their son is accepted into the police academy, but everything changes when he is shot by two corrupt cops (Luke Hemsworth and Gianni Capaldi) and the official investigation finds no wrongdoing. After his trusted friend detective Horace (John Cusack) finds evidence to the contrary, Charles joins forces with an anguished mechanic (George Lopez) whose son was killed by the same cops and together they take the law into their own hands. R.J. Mitte also stars in this gritty, intense thriller.

Exclusive interview with Legendary Hollywood Actor Nicolas Coster

Nicolas Coster is British - American Actor, Emmy Winner and judge at the Foreign Language Film of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences. He is known for his stage performances on Broadway in New York City, as well as numerous films and All the President’s Man, By Dawn’s Early Light, Sit Crazy, Big Business, The Big Fix, Betsy Wedding, McArthur and many other. He became famous worldwide after thanks to his leading role in soap opera “Santa Barbara”.

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In our exclusive interview Mr Nicolas shared with us his life story. He grew up when he was father was serving in British Military. When he got this idea to become an actor his father supported him. Mr Nicolas went to England and entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. “I had great time there”,- recalls Mr Coster with a smile. He met great people, great actors and teachers, who influenced his development and career. When he came back nobody wanted to work with him. Mr Nicolas had to get a regular job and pursue his acting career.

He made few films but then decided to go to military. He served in the Presidential Guard in Washington DC. Being closer to New York City, Mr Nicolas was a constant guest on theatrical plays. This is how he fell in love with stage performance and decided to become a stage actor.

After few attempts he started getting roles and did his job very well. He was involved in development of theaters in other cities and finally got to Broadway. After few successful shows he came back Los Angeles and decided to pursue his career as film actor.

After few films Mr Nicolas got role in soap opera “Santa Barbara”, which made him known worldwide. “We had great time”,-recalls Mr Nicolas. “We had wonderful crew, great writers, not each tv show or soap opera was that lucky to have good writers. We had the most beautiful actors.”

Besides being real professional , who never stopped working oh his craft (Mr Nicolas is still practicing at the Actors Studio), he also is a Scuba Diver and licensed scuba diving instructor. He is very active and athletic, always open and ready for new adventures.

Mr Nicolas shared that now he was invited to be award presenter at 14th China American Film Festival, held in Los Angeles. He is very happy about it and is amazed by the development of China film industry. He confessed that his favorite film is actually a very well known Chinese film…

You are welcome to watch our full interview and learn invaluable experience and advices of Mr Nicolas Coster:

 for our China Viewers: Please Watch us on Youku

for our China Viewers: Please Watch us on Youku

Night of Classical Music at Arcadia Performing Arts Center

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Last Saturday was very special not only for Arcadia, but for all Hollywood. It was a debut for Maestro Carlo Ponti in Arcadia Performing Arts Center and for Chanteurs, they performed classical repertoire in latin for the first time.

The Concert hall of the Arcadia Performing Arts Center was filled not only with guests, but with very positive energy. As the Executive Director of the Center MS Maki Hsieh shared, when she was on the stage she could not resist, but absorb that positive energy.

Dr Stephen Pu was very emotional, I am sure that his speech touched each one of the guests and made all of us love classical music even more and appreciate each chance given in our life.

Maestro Carlo Ponti was pretty short and modest on the stage. He shared all his feelings during the performance. However in our exclusive interview Masetro opened up and shared with us his thoughts, goals and mission. He is doing a very noble thing supporting education and in particular musical education, which he believes changes each one of us in a better way. Maestro Ponti was kind enough to work with each member of the Chanteurs in order to prepare for the concert.

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It was not only debut for Maestro Ponti in Arcadia Performing Arts Center. It was also a debut for Chanteurs. As the Executive Director Maki Hsieh shared with us, it was the first time for Chanteurs to sing classical repertoire in Latin. Each member of Chanteurs did brilliant job, there was no mistake, no wrong sound. Rania Ashour, Filbert Aung, Arianna Ayala, Brandon Baldwin, Lance Bataller, Madden Boseroy, Amy Brockman, Katherine Burog, Justing F. Canedo, Clarisse Cao, Christine Chua, Aaron M. Cruz, Kristen Duran, Melody Dwe, Alex Gomez, Calisto Guo, Kyle Hwang, Mikayla Hwee, Sydney La, Joel Lee. Bonnie Liang, Wilson Liu, Rachel Los, Mark Mata, Valerie Mendoza, Reign Morales, Eunice Pak, Kaitlyn Phung, Sam Porter, Jasmine Seiffert, Gwen Stevens, Jodie Tai, Cammie Wei, Celine Win, Nina Wu, William Zhen - athey all showed their dedication and professionalism, shared their love and passion.

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Another surprise of the concert was four magnificent Soloists. Elisabetta Russo, Erin Alford, Stephen Pu and Ray Buffer made all of us feel we are somewhere in 18th Century Austria on a concert of classical music. All of them have absolutely different background however there is one thing which united them and it is art and music.

Mikayla Hwee, one of the members of Chanteurs shared with us her experience and path she took during last 3 years at the chorus. Besides she also shared her views on life, career, goals, experiences and accomplishments she already has in her pocket. Her wish to all of us : “Look to the stars. There is huge world out there.” Her words were sincere, confident, kind and sincere. Let her words support as many young talents as possible.

 For Our Chinese Viewers: you are welcome to watch us on Youku

For Our Chinese Viewers: you are welcome to watch us on Youku

Exclusive interview with MS Sarah Butler

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Sarah Butler, bright representative of Hollywood A- listers with own modern vision on things, industry and education. It is always great to learn about successes of great accomplished people, but even more important is to learn about their philosophy, attitude towards life and other hobbies or activities they do. The more details we are able to discover, the bigger picture we see.

Meeting with Sarah and having our conversation was a unique experience. First of all, everything begins with the house, where she kindly invited us to. From the 1st moment I felt that it has perfectly balanced energy and Sarah kindly shared that they had a professional Feng Shui master coming and planning everything in their house. Then another thing, Sarah’s views regarding life style, sports, nutrition: keeping it reasonable and disciplined, with a necessary amount of challenging herself during workouts in order to develop; her own personal regime (which also means that she deeply analyzes what she is doing).

On another hand Sarah shared her love to gardening. “Having your own plants, taking care of them and harvesting them is one of the most important experiences you could have in life”,- said Sarah. Indeed, the more you are connected to nature, grow and consume own natural food, it makes you not only healthier physically, but also energetically. The more we are connected to nature, the better it influences our bodies and energy.

In our interview Sarah kindly opened her heart and shared her experiences: 1st stage performance; then the way she felt when she came to Los Angeles and started her life at the University, and many other details.

After learning all those details of each her step on the ladder of success and understanding the logic MS Sarah puts in it, I had many puzzles coming together in a beautiful picture. Of course one interview cannot discover everything, MS Sarah and her story is like a mysterious book with no last page, however I believe our interview will bring you more important information and motivation, what is much more important.

Exclusive Interview with Daisy Lang


Learning from real and live successful people, champions of their life is the best and most wonderful gift you might dream of. This time I was lucky to meet MS Daisy Lang, World Boxing Champion, World Kickboxing Champion, Hollywood Actress and talk about details of her success story.

I was sure that receipt of success is never easy and I was amazed what challenges this fragile, charming and strong lady had to go through. I’m talking here not only about physical challenges. Of course, training hard, having a tough regime and living basically like a monk is very hard. Then after you get this title of Champion you have to protect it. It is another very difficult challenge. However there is another challenge we never think of. Psychologically top athletes face tremendous amount of pressure, brought them by fans (or haters), media, politicians.

Daisy Lang, being the only one lady from Bulgaria, with basically no support, went to Germany to pursue her dream to become world boxing champion.

She shared with us how difficult it was to not only become the champion and hold the title, but to face all the pressure she had from the outside world, being the pioneer of woman professional boxing.

“People only see shiny glamour covers of magazines, they don’t really realize how much hard work and pressure we face and go through”,- says Daisy.

MS Daisy also shared with us that right after our interview she is going to Europe to meet sports officials in Germany and also, which she was very excited about, she was invited to her home country Bulgaria to meet top officials.

“It is the first time in my life, that I’m invited by the President and Prime Minister of Bulgaria. I am very excited. I also will meet many young athletes and hold motivational and supportive events and speeches for them”.

Daisy Lang is a very active supporter of young amateur and professional boxers, both men and women. Every time she speaks about them her eyes, which always shine so brightly, start shining even more!

Also there is a news which made me very excited. Daisy is working on a book, where she will share her life story and many details and events which nobody knows. I was lucky to hear some of them and few of them reminded me of a detective/action/drama/thriller story.

You are welcome to view our exclusive interview, learn more for your own development and we look forward to our next interview with Ms Daisy.

 For our viewers in China please check our interview on Youku

For our viewers in China please check our interview on Youku



Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin Reteam in Stefano Sollima’s

Pulse-Pounding Action Thriller

CULVER CITY, Calif. (August 13, 2018) – Experience the high octane action of one of the year’s most engrossing thrillers, SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO, as it debuts on digital and redeemable via the Movies Anywhere App, on   September 18, and comes to 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™, Blu-ray and DVD October 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Delving into the ruthless underworld of the war on drugs, Academy Award® winner Benicio Del Toro (Best Supporting Actor, Traffic, 2001) and Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin (Best Supporting Actor, Milk, 2009) give explosive performances as they reprise their characters from Sicario to battle cartels across the border. Directed by Stefano Sollima (“Gomorrah”) and written by Academy Award® nominee Taylor Sheridan (Best Original Screenplay, Hell or High Water, 2016; Sicario), this dark and intense chapter also stars Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight), Jeffrey Donovan (TV’s “Fargo”), Elijah Rodriguez (Book of Life) and Academy Award® nominee Catherine Keener (Best Supporting Actress, Capote, 2006Best Supporting Actress, Being John Malkovich, 2000).


SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital bonus features included three behind-the-scenes featurettes. Fans of the original Sicario can learn more about why this heart-pounding new chapter needed to be told in “From Film to Franchise: Continuing The Story” and can also take a deeper look into Sollima’s vision for the film, the intense action and real world connections in “An Act of War: Making Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” “The Assassin and the Soldier: The Cast and Characters” has Del Toro and Brolin leading the conversation about how their characters Matt and Alejandro have evolved in this film, and takes a look at the strong supporting cast.


Based on characters created by Sheridan, SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO was executive produced by Ellen H. Schwartz, Richard Middleton and Erica Lee. The film was produced by Basil Iwanyk, Edward L. McDonnell, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill and Trent Luckinbill.



In SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO, the series begins a new chapter.  In the drug war, there are no rules – and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter to inflame the conflict – but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.

Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:

§  “From Film to Franchise: Continuing the Story”

§  “An Act of War: Making Sicario: Day of the Soldado

§  “The Assassin and the Soldier: The Cast & Characters”

Young Master Wang and Authentic Shanghai Ying Wu Kungfu Academy

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Quality. Everyone and each of us is always willing to get quality, no matter if it is a product, or service; or education; or travel. We all are in search of something unique, authentic. As a Sinologist, I keep sharing with our readers and viewers about Authentic China, places not disclosed by tourists and for tourists; places where you can feel real authentic Chinese flavor. 

This story is about Teacher Wang, young martial arts (wushu) master, who opened his school in the heart of historical district of Shanghai. His Academy's name he has specifically chosen as Ying Wu Kungfu Academy, which means an Academy for real Wushu (martial arts) heroes. In his school Teacher Wang, being a disciple of Shaolin style, combined traditional wushu with its modern branches, but also education.

Martial arts in China (武术 wushu, or also known as 功夫kungfu in the west)were always taught together with traditional education (文). Real Martial Artists were not only strong mentally, spiritually and physically, but they were also educated. If a person was named Martial Artist - it was a name of honor and nobody risked to spoil this honorable name, hence everyone was working hard in order to be the best at his/her skills as Martial Artist and be highly educated.

Master Wang opened his school 10 years ago, in 2008. He went through many challenges himself. It was his vision and love of working with kids. His aim is to maintain and inherit Chinese Tradition, and Martial Arts as its important part, to future generations; popularize it and open many doors for his students.

Master Wang studied not only Shaolin Wushu. He is a very progressive young man. In order to be master he worked hard and studied other styles, history, philosophy. He even studied philosophy which offered Bruce Lee and found some useful details for himself. 

On the other hand, willing to promote wushu Master Wang also did many film and projects. However, as he shared, he isn't that much interested in filming. His love and passion are in his school. He did those projects to popularize wushu, show students and parents different possibilities they have in their lives and told everyone to believe in themselves.

You are welcome to watch our full interview and if it happens that you come to Shanghai, be sure to visit Shanghai Ying Wu Kungfu Guan.


Venezuela Earthquake 7.3 on August 21 2018

M7.3 earthquake today along the northern coast of Venezuela is one of the largest ever recorded earthquakes along the boundary between the Caribbean & South American plates. There was an M7.7 quake to the west in 1900 but this will have preceded detailed instrumental recordings

Exclusive Interview and Success Story of Dr Marwan Chahayed

 Dr Marwan Chahayed and Victor Migalchan

Dr Marwan Chahayed and Victor Migalchan

Willing to improve things and contribute to society I always look for successful people, however for us not only their success matter, but also their role in the community, the way they serve to others and what kind of energy they bring to this world.

It was a blessing when I was introduced Doctor Marwan Chahayed by a good friend of mine. Knowing my friend I was 99% sure that Dr Marwan is the hero of my next story, but I had to prove all 100%.  In order to meet Doctor in person, I went to his clinic, MLC Health Group Inc, located on 19231 Victory Blvd, suite 150 in Reseda.

When you enter the clinic, first thing what you feel is very good and balanced energy. First who you meet, when you enter is the staff. Everyone was not just nice to you and smiling, but right way you could feel that they care about you. They calm you down if you are worried, they constantly keep in touch with you and help the best they can for each patient.

When finally my turn came and I met Dr Marwan, it felt that he is the heart of this all positive energy, created in the clinic. The vibes were so pure and powerful. Being born and raised in a family of doctors I knew what is the ideal doctor. Because of industry changes a lot of qualities of doctors were changed, a lot of them turned into businessmen. And what I found unique about Dr Marwan is that he didn't change, he still represents this traditional doctor's image, he is the real doctor who follows the oath of the Hippocrates. Dr Marwan checks you carefully and never prescribes or advices you anything that you don't need. For instance, if you just need an assessment once a month he won't advice you to come more often, or if you don't need any - he tells you that right way. Being an athlete I was always in need of Chiropractors hence I could compare it to many doctors I went myself. 

Another great quality you can feel right way is the magical touch of Dr Marwan. First of all he touches the problematic area right way and by one or two light movements it is fixed. It is very important because each movement of our joint, forced by a doctor, is risky. And the lighter and the more professional it is - the better for the patient. Doctor Marwan checked my back and fixed all details I needed but kept silent about in order to find out more about him.

After everything was finished I kindly invited Dr Marwan for an interview, he kindly agreed and his story amazed me. The way he started as student, pursuing his dream to be doctor, serve people and bodybuilding career at the same time. It is extremely difficult. This is the best representation of discipline and goal orientation you could have. 

From my perspective, Dr Marwan's secrets of success were 5% - talent, 95% - hard work, wish to succeed and serve. It wasn't a selfish goal which works the best in the universe. Another unique feature is that Dr Marwan is a competitive bodybuilder, it means that he has in depth knowledge of human body, skeleton and muscles not only as doctor, but also from athletic perspective. A lot of doctors, in my case as well, are not athletes and cannot work properly with athletes, cannot advice much, except of having rest and not train hard again. In our case,  Dr Marwan went through training every inch of his body, each muscle and studied it from different points of view. 

Right now Dr Marwan is a Bodybuilding Champion, successful doctor and father, who has 2 charming kids and serves not only them, his patients but also serves community.

You are welcome to watch our exclusive interview, learn something new and I encourage you to follow doctor's model : study hard, work hard, train hard, be healthy and love what you do. 



Nadel Paris

“Take me to the festival / I’m only here to get sensual / Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite / Let it ring!!” (from “Freedom”)

Nadel Paris is a scintillating new sensation in the universe of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). With messages of love, liberation and steamy sexy drug-free fun, she is enchanting the most discerning nightclubs and full-blown Raves around the globe with a rainbow of hot, whip-smart vibrations to get you “dancin’ UP!”

Nadel (pronounced nuh-dell) is releasing her debut album, Oooh La La La La, following the escalating successes of her singles “Freedom” and the Billboard Dance charting title track. 

“The album is all about love,” Nadel shares, “with some thought behind it…but not too philosophical. You can only get so deep within a 3-minute song. Real big for me is the fact we are all connected and belong to the same source…despite all of the haters’ power in the highest positions, who are not attuned to the source.”

Nadel primarily collaborates with producer DJ M who she has known in her native France since they were 12 (note: she is the godmother of his son). They both came to America around the same time and wound up working together in southern California, initially writing songs for other up-and-comers to perform as writer/producer/mentors. That all changed when DJ M grew more and more enamored with the demos Nadel was singing on.

“At first when I was writing lyrics to M’s tracks, we were auditioning many kids but none of them were quite cutting it,” she states. “Some looked nice but couldn’t sing, some sent in nice pictures then would show up 20 pounds heavier in person. Which is okay too, but some of these performers coming in did not fit our vision for the package we wanted to present to the industry. So many issues… One day I arrived at the studio and M essentially said, ‘O.K. Nadel, we’re staging an intervention! You need to be the one singing on these records!’ He swore he could detect little to no accent in my vocal delivery at that point, which was perfect for what the songs required. Plus, who’s better to deliver the kind of lyrics that I write? Understanding my own vocal strengths and limitations, I can bring something to music that people relate to.”

Nadel has an IQ of 150 and is a graduate of the inspirational program of motivational speaker Tony Robbins (author of “Unleash the Power Within”). It’s quite a challenge for her to hold her tongue when it comes to the toxic political climate in America and beyond. The compassion that fills her soul compels her to work constantly for the betterment of others. As a teacher of the arts, she inspires singers to belt as much from their hearts and spirits as their lung and diaphragms. And in her own songs, she strikes a slaying balance between conscience and intelligence with all things sensuous (she is openly bisexual). “But I date one person at a time!”, she insists.

“There is a shock factor to many of my songs,” Nadel states. “I like presenting a stronger image of women. Today, we run the show in relationships as men have become the more ‘sensitive’ ones - an underlying thread of Oooh La La La La.” 

In her song “London Royal,” she rales against the materialism of the filthy rich. 

“Rive Gauche hottie, Place des Etoiles, London Royal / Porsche, Mercedes Benz /
PJ to give your life a sense / Chicks for a fee, booze for free / Hot crib in the city /
You ain’t taking that stuff to heaven / You ain’t taking that stuff to heaven”

Nadel believes there are higher things that can be done with wealth. On her way to attaining her own, she plans to start charities that provide vital assistance to people – particularly children and animal rights. She muses, “I’m that woman that wants to go to so-called ‘shithole’ countries and help raise their standard of life, while learning about their culture.”

Nadel Paris was born in France to a mother who was a Christian Dior model and a father who was a psychotherapist both from whom she absorbed their outstanding qualities of beauty, compassion and higher learning. However, it was soul music – from Chicago Blues and Jazz to Funk and Disco - that ruled her young life. Every day after school, Nadel would run home to immerse herself in the sights and sounds of artists ranging from Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and Tina Turner to Madonna – even Spanish music - emulating their every move. At age 12, she had a contract with EMI France which sadly steered the pretty young talent to a Pop/French variety repertoire. Later as an adult, she fell prey to a crook claiming to promote her music abroad. Through it all, she has retained her upbeat outlooks on career and life.

“Sometimes I feel I was born in the wrong era,” Nadel concludes. “I love singers of the `60s with blazing bands. But music has changed and I love dance music. Today with great songs, you can remix them to reach wider audiences. I love how a song like ‘Oooh La La La La’ can start out Pop and evolve into something more electrifyingly EDM. My dream is to blend the best of both fantastic eras.”
Indeed, Nadel delivered on her Femme Fatale threats. Her album including the song Tell Mama, a remake of the 1967 Etta James hit son is coming out this fall!
Tell Mama’s very updated remixes sound current, her unbelievable vocals sound like one of her African American idols were whispering to her “how it’s done”, when she was in the studio. Either that, or Nadel got that down when she was singing along with those divas, as a child. The remixes are pop, Rythmic and EDM…
Nadel’s new upcoming album, is sure to get reactions. It’ll hit you hard. Speaking of divas, check out her soon to be released EDM version of La Vie En Rose. 
It’s like her fabulous friends whispered to her what they wished to hear, dance to.
After all, when you sing in unaccented English and French, why wouldn’t you wink at Edith Piaf and Louis Armstrong all in the same beat?





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Last Friday, August 10, 2018 the 18th Annual Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Gala took place in heart of Beverly Hills, modern but classy Beverly Hilton Hotel. 

The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation has long and rich history. Using their unique relationship-building talents and skills, Dana and David Pump, have raised more than $7 million for the Carole Pump Women’s Center, Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, and the Leavey Cancer Center at Northridge Hospital Medical Center and other non-profit community charities.

The mission of the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation is to raise funds and create awareness for the treatment and cure of cancer. By engaging the community, sports leaders, and those touched by this disease, financial support is given to the development of cancer treatments, programs and services as well as the procurement of advanced medical technology.

Last Friday the 18th Annual Gala brought in a lot of doctors, athletes, celebrities who support the fight against cancer. Many of them were supporting the Foundation for more than 1 decade. It was amazing to speak to all guests and feel the love they share with all members and importance of this fight against cancer. Many of guests and their families went through fight against cancer, hence they know about this issue personally. 

We were pleased to meet honorable guests: 

Rod Carew, Reggie Jackson, Bill Walton, Marc Kerner, Lonzo Ball & Family, Derrick Brooks, Tim Brown, Michael Buffer, Reggie Bush, Sam Cassell, Cari Champion, Cedric the Entertainer, Eric Dickerson, Tyler Dorsey, Jared Dudley, Scott Erickson, Vicente Fox, Alvin Gentry, Eddie George, Artis Gilmore, Jim Gray, Shanae Hall, Jim Harrick, Franco Harris, Spence Haywood, Ryan Hollins  Ken Houston, Michael Irvin, Bo Jackson, Melvin Jackson Jr, Randy Jackson, Kelly Jenrette, Andre Johnson, Marcus Johnson, Sam Jones, Kyle Kuzma, George Lopez, John Lucas, Curtis Martin,  JaVale McGee, Willie McGinest, Warren Moon, Joe Morgan, Anthony Munoz, Lorenzo Neal, Norm Nixon, Jeffrey Osborne ,Terrell Owens, Ray Parker Jr, Paul Pierce, Andre Reed, Storm Reid, John Salley, Ralph Sampson, Shannon Sharpe, Reggie Smith, John Starks, Rudy Tomjonavich, LaDainian Tomlinson, Spud Webb, Marcellus Wiley, Jamaal Wilkes, Dominique Wilkins, Dave Winfield, Mike Woodson, Nick Young, Anthony Anderson, Eddie Cibrian, Bresha Webb, Brighton Zeuner, Bonnie-Jill Laflin, "Sugar" Ray Leonard, Jim Brown, and many others. 

All distinguished guests shared their experiences, worries, happiness and opinions about their participation, willing to support the foundation and those who suffer from cancer. 

MS Bonnie-Jill Laflin shared how important for her this charity mission is. She has been involved for few years already. Besides as a very active celebrity and public figure she also runs her own charity and support those in need.

Mr Jim Brown, living legend, shared his experience. He was very serious and inspired when talking about the Foundation, the mission and his role in it.

Mr "Sugar" Ray Leonard, Living Legend and World Boxing Champion, extremely active supportive, shared not only his experiences, but also about his boxing career, ways and details of success.

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Mr Michael Buffer, classy and elegant, he has been a supporter of the Foundation for many years. Besides being a guest, he is also has a role of announcer at the Gala and is always extremely happy to support the Foundation in their mission. 

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Harold& Carole Pump Foundation continues their honorable mission. We sincerely wish them and all the members the best of luck, to help as many people as possible and We Got You Media is always supporting them from our behalf.



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From Right: Bob Delgadillo, Marina Kufa, Zianna "Z", Victor Migalchan

Unique Chinese Art Exhibition First Time in Hollywood


Sculptures of Yang Jingjing

For the 1st time in a long while, We Got You Media brought a unique, authentic exhibition of Chinese Art to Hollywood.  This time it was an exhibition of sculptures, made by Yang Jingjing. 

Madam Yang comes from Shanghai, she became interested in stones when she was a little kid. At the opening of the exhibition she shared with us that: she was different from other kids. They played with dolls or other toys, and I played with stones. She got her inspiration from her father who was sculptor, but then turned to be lawyer, willing to have stable life and provide his family with all they needed.


Yang Jingjing, in order to create her sculptures, travels all around China and looks for beautiful stones. Each stone reminds her of something: praying Buddha, dolphins, etc. She uses minimum effort when does carving and minimum interruption into natural forms, which makes her style unique and sculptures beautiful and notably different from others.

Despite realities and wish of her parents to obtain a regular secure job, Yang Jingjing didn’t give up her passion and dream. She continues to develop and work on new sculptures.


On Friday, July 27, 2018 Yang Jingjing hold her first exhibition overseas in Los Angeles, CA.

It took place in the heart of Hollywood, in the Urban Art Gallery next to Paramount Pictures. It was the first exhibition of Chinese traditional art actually held in the heart of LA, in Hollywood. Most of all Chinese traditional authentic exhibitions were held in the eastern part of LA county, which makes Yang Jingjing’s Exhibition even more special.

Chinese Authentic Art has always been of great interest not only among Chinese diaspora, living mostly in the eastern part of Los Angeles county and Orange county, but also among westerners. Yang Jingjing’s exhibition brought in many guests from Hollywood, among them were: A list Hollywood Celebrities Don “The Dragon” Wilson and Daisy Lang, Hollywood Opera Singer Jehnean Washington, Producer Deedee Benkovich, Editor Andrii Korotun, actors Denis Tolyarenko, Yulia Panichkina, Gary Mighel, actor and host Victor Migalchan, and many others.



Yang Jingjing received 3 awards for her nominations from American Hollywood Film Academy and International Youth Film Festival.

The Award from the American Hollywood Film Academy was presented to Yang Jingjing by VIP guest, Hollywood producer MS Deedee Benkovich.


The International Youth Film Festival Committee Award was presented by , famous editor Mr Andrii Korotun, VIP guest at the Exhibition.


The 3d award was presented by Gary Mighel, Hollywood actor.

The second part of the exhibition was even more special. We honored to have more VIP Guests: Hollywood Opera Singer Jehnean Washington, Hollywood A list Actor and World Kickboxing Champion Don “The Dragon” Wilson and Hollywood A List Actress, World Boxing Champion MS Daisy Lang.

MS Daisy Lang enlightened the exhibition. She kindly welcomed Yang Jingjing to Hollywood, expressed her feelings regarding almost all sculptures and the one she loved the best, the leopard. She shared her feelings and thoughts about the exhibition. She said that she was always in love with Chinese culture and she feels happy to be at the exhibition. MS Daisy also mentioned that she is developing a program and would love to support young athletes in China.



Our next guest, Mr Don The Dragon Wilson was another surprise. Mr Don was excited to see beautiful sculptures and to meet Yang Jingjing. Besides compliments he had questions about Yang Jingjing’s pieces of art and the way of carving.



Mr Don Wilson also presented his film “The Martial Art Kid” and shared with us some information about his upcoming projects, one of which will take place in Beijing, China.

Madam Jehnean Washington brought more charms to the exhibition. Being a Native American, she was very interested in Yang Jingjing’s sculptures, many of which had connection to Native American Culture. She was very excited to see sculptures of dolphins and told everyone the story or importance of the symbol of dolphins in Native American Culture.

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Exhibition went very positive and filled everyone with positive feelings and emotions.

Yang Jingjing continues her world tour and we hope to see her exhibitions in Hollywood again soon.

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The Story of Success of Cynthia Rothrock

 Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia Rothrock, one of the most successful martial artist and hollywood actress in the world, World Champion in Martial Arts. 

Rothrock holds black belt rankings in seven styles of martial arts and was a high level competitor in martial arts before becoming an actress.

Rothrock was five-time World Champion in forms and weapons between 1981 and 1985.These tournaments were not segregated into male and female categories but fully open to both sexes, which made competing more difficult. 

 Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia took first place in forms 32 times and first place in weapons 12 times in her first 38 tournaments, including competing in "Men's Forms" three out of four times as there was no Women's Division. She was "Grand Master" of five tournaments and came in first place in 4 out of 5 fighting events.

She holds seven black belts and high degree levels in multiple Martial Arts disciplines, including Tang Soo Do, Taekwondo(Korean), Wushu : Eagle Claw (Chinese traditional martial art) and modern Wushu styles, Northern Shaolin , Ng Ying (Chinese: 五形功夫) and Pai Lum Tao. She received her 6th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan in 2006. She was tested by Grand Master Robert Kovaleski, 9th Dan and chair of the I.T.M.A., and was later promoted by him to 7th degree black belt in 2011 and 8th degree black belt in 2015. 

In 1983, Rothrock was inducted into the Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame as "Female Competitor of the Year". She was the first woman to appear on the cover of a martial arts magazine, and in 1986 co-authored a book with George Chung titled, Advanced Dynamic Kicks. In 2014, she was honored with the Legacy Award at the Urban Action Showcase & Expo at HBO.

 Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia Rothrock

In our exclusive interview Cynthia told us her unbelievable story. She went through hardships and challenges to be the best and not just once, she had to hold and prove her titles over and over. Cynthia did everything possible and impossible to be the best: she trained hard, she took gymnastics and ballet to improve her skills. After falling in love with Chinese martial arts (first time it was the Eagle Claw), she went to China to learn with real professionals. Cynthia trained with professional wushu (chinese martial arts) team in Sichuan and fell in love with Chinese culture. She learned much more than kicking and punching, because wushu is much more, its a complex of studies. Cynthia said that she was lucky to have one of the best coaches to teach her, and she learned many important details such as even " it is not healthy to drink cold water especially during or after training, no matter if it's cold or hot outside". She learned to drink hot water or tea to balance natural conditions of the body,.. etc

Being successful in Chinese martial arts and winning world championships pushed her into filming career. After winning another title she met legendary Corey Yuen (元奎). He changed the script specially for Cynthia and invited her to be in his film. That was her first film in Hong Kong which became very successful worldwide. 

In our interview Cynthia also shared her story of breaking thru into the Hollywood. She got her first commercial again, thanks to being a champion. She was on the cover of the magazine and was noticed by director, who invited her. It was a role in a KFC Commercial. Later on Cynthia worked on many other projects and, as she says, everything was thanks to being Champion in Martial arts. She didn't need agent or manager.

Talking about challenges and hardships, Cynthia shared with us that she faced them while training and could move on forward thanks to changing her attitude or just using principles of "Tai Ji" (tai chi) and being flexible. Being "the lady dragon" she had to prove to Hollywood and the whole world that woman can be the lead in the film, which was different from traditional point of view. 

It is incredible how harmonious is Cynthia : being "the lady dragon" and the real deal, she is very reserved and calm, her house (where she kindly invited us to) is filled with pure energy. As Cynthia shared with us: she tries to keep it in Zen atmosphere, but unfortunately she travels a lot and doesn't have chance to spend much time at home.

Right now Cynthia works on few projects, one of them is the Documentary about her life. Her team work on it and soon the preproduction stage shall begin. "It should be a very dynamic, motivational and motivational film. I'll share a lot about my life experiences and details which nobody knew..." - says Cynthia. 

We will definitely stay tunes and wait for more news about her upcoming projects. 

And now we present you our exclusive interview :


 Victor Migalchan and Cynthia Rothrock

Victor Migalchan and Cynthia Rothrock

 For our viewers from China: You are welcome to watch our exclusive interview with Cynthia Rothrock on Youku

For our viewers from China: You are welcome to watch our exclusive interview with Cynthia Rothrock on Youku

The Story of Success of Mr Ephraim Kreitenberg

 Victor Migalchan and Ephraim Kreitenberg at a Red Carpet Ceremony in Hollywood

Victor Migalchan and Ephraim Kreitenberg at a Red Carpet Ceremony in Hollywood

Mr Ephraim Y Kreitenberg is one of the most successful businessmen in the United States. He owns Kreit Mechanical Associates, Inc. (Kreit), which is a boutique plumbing and piping contractor specializing in projects with extreme technical requirements, complex constructibility. They work with exclusive General Contractors, Developers, and Government entities. Their unique skill-set developed over the past 60 years separates us from the competition. Kreit does not execute contracts for purposes of volume. Each project is carefully selected and each builder is screened with the purpose of furthering our mission of performing and perfecting the most technically advanced piping systems. Through experience, knowledge, teamwork, dedication, and collaboration we continue to build and maintain our reputation of excellence.
What I also was able to learn from my research, is that the main feature which makes Kreit different from other competitors on the market is efficiency and common sense. It is a pretty rare combination nowadays in any industry.

In 2002, Ephraim Kreitenberg, became the RMO and 3rd generation General President of Kreit.  Mr Kreitenberg is responsible for managing all Estimating, Project Management, and Project Execution. He is a PIPE and various Cities certified Journeyman Plumber and Pipe-Fitter. He is proficient in multiple construction software solutions, BIM (3D, 4D, 5D, and 6D), Seismic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and a licensed C-36 contractor; with a proven track-record of successful estimating and completion on millions of square feet of commercial, industrial, and institutional projects as well as over ten-thousands dwelling units.

Kreit Mechanical Associates, Inc did numerous successful projects, such as: Police Administration Building - City of LA, Pauley Pavilion - UCLA, Central LA High School #1 - LAUSD, California Health Sciences - UCLA, Los Feliz Apartments - Glendale, Terresaki Life Sciences - UCLA, Kaiser Southbay Medical Center, Weyburn Terrace Apartments - UCLA, California Nanoscience Institue - UCLA, Metro Detention Center - City of LA, etc

Mr Kreitenberg kindly agreed to meet me for an interview. I didn't expect he would be very open with me, but what surprised me the most was: Mr Kreitenberg didn't choose a fancy office, or posh clothing style for our meeting. Moreover, during our conversation he shared his story, vision and taught me about being successful businessman. He said: " You don't need a fancy office, clothes, cars or other fake stuff to be successful. It is a waste of money and other resources... There are many other details you should focus on...". 

On the other hand, what is fascinating, is that Mr Kreitenberg is not just a very successful businessman, he also is a successful husband and father. He has a wonderful family, beautiful and wise wife, charming and very educated children. 

In our interview Mr Kreitenberg was very open with me, he shared his experiences, ideas, failures and successes. He was lucky to have his wise family members teaching him, may be sometimes rough lessons, but those lessons made him who he is today.

Mr Kreitenberg has a very tough schedule. He starts his day around 5 am in the morning, and finishes late at night. He also keeps himself in a good physical shape and takes care of his nutrition. Successful person, healthy body and sharp mind - all these characteristics are about Mr Ephreim.

Another unique thing for me about Mr Kreitenberg is that his thoughts are very straigh forward,  filled with indisputable logic and common sense. 

In our interview Mr Kreitenberg shared with us the way he came up with the idea of running his own business; he shared information about company types and structures, staff management, company culture, modern challenges in the industry and of course, traditionally: tips of success.

You are welcome to watch this unique interview, learn from Mr Ephraim and simply enjoy it.


 For our viewers from China: you are able to watch our interviews on Youku

For our viewers from China: you are able to watch our interviews on Youku

Success Story and Exclusive interview with Don "The Dragon" Wilson

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Learning from successful people is one of the most precious gifts you can get from your destiny. I was lucky enough to get it. It was a very hot day in Los Angeles, when I finally met the legendary kick-boxer and movie star, Mr Don "The Dragon" Wilson.

Don "The Dragon" Wilson is an American 11-time professional kickboxing world champion who scored 47 knockouts in four decades, member of International Sports Hall of Fame, European Martial Arts Hall of Fame and an action film star. He has been called by the STAR System Ratings as "the greatest kick-boxer in American history. He has disposed of more quality competition than anyone we've ever ranked".

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First what you observe when you meet a person is how he or she walks and greets you. It was a very interesting feeling when I saw Mr Don parking and then walking towards me. Despite his extremely busy schedule and LA traffic, he was smiling. He was walking very light but firm. The energy coming from him was very positive and inspirational. He greeted and talked to me like we were old friends. All these tiny details show that he is not just a celebrity or professional athlete, but a real champion and real human inside. 

Don Wilson has kungfu (aka wushu, Chinese martial arts) background and he was the first to prove that kungfu practitioners are actually able to fight. After doing some researches I found out that Don Wilson was fairly notable thanks to his unique fighting style as used in the ring. He was ambidextrous, being able to switch stance on a whim and attack powerfully with either side, although he preferred to fight strong-side forward, which is a characteristic of some Chinese Martial arts. He identified himself as mainly a kicker, claiming that was his forte and the reason why he never seriously considered boxing.

He has a particularly devastating lead side kick, and was known to perform single-leg multiple kicks in rapid succession. Despite the notions concerning early kickboxers in American and full contact karate styles, Wilson was no stranger to low kicks and could both employ them or endure them with ease. Despite his focus on kicks, most of his K.O's came through his punching, and he was particularly good with his lead (right) hook punch.

Don Wilson, who got his name "The Dragon" for his unique style (he fought like the dragon), is not just a successful athlete, martial artist, movie star, but also a great father and husband, who does his best to educate and give best to his children and family.

Don "The Dragon" Wilson did numerous commercials and films worldwide. He is a very well known fighter and actor in Hong Kong and Mainland China, and is super popular in Europe.

Currently Don is working on some projects in the US, does appearances, runs seminars all around the world.

Don Wilson

In our interview he shared with us his feelings, worries, challenges, his story of success and much more...


 Victor Migalchan and Don "The Dragon" Wilson

Victor Migalchan and Don "The Dragon" Wilson

 For our viewers from China : Welcome to visit our Channel on Youku

For our viewers from China : Welcome to visit our Channel on Youku


Scott Lund interviews Hollywood actor Dominic Pace, who is lead in the new SyFy movie Megalodon. Known for his many menacing roles as mobsters, hit men, and goons, Dominic plays a Navy Captain who battles a prehistoric shark in a harrowing action adventure film being released in August. Michael Madsen, of Kill Bill and Reservoir Dogs fame, also co-stars. This Red Carpet Of Hollywood celebrity interview is a production of We Got You Media, broadcast by News Of The World via Euro-Satellite, on cable networks, and social media.

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What? Join us in what will be an event that will definitely captivate followers around the world.

You will be joining some of the biggest names in boxing along with key businesses and Social Media influencers such as Ray Diaz (over 11 Million views on social media), Jake Paul (over 5 Billion, yes BILLION views on social media), and Lexy Pantera (with over 9 million views on social media),

Ty Dolla, Shemar Moore, Jaden Smith, Sofia Milo's, Will I Am, Eddie Murphy, Anthem Communication, Three-Sixty RAW Magazine, Premiere Boxing, and many many more.

Where? Sportsmen Lodge 12825 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

When? August 18, 2018 Red Carpet at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Pro-Fight begins at 7:00 pm

Streamed Live on Pay - Per View via Anthem Communication

Exclusive interview with Legendary Film Director Mr Wang Weimin

 Mr Wang Wei Min (film director)

Mr Wang Wei Min (film director)

Today our guest is iconic figure in the filmmaking world, legendary film and tv film director, Mr Wang Weimin (王伟民先生). Together with such iconic names as Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, Ang Lee, John Woo his name is firmly embedded in the history of filmmaking of China, and after participating in numerous International Film events, his name, together with Steven Spielberg, his name embedded in the history of the world filmmaking.

 Wang Wei Min

Wang Wei Min

Early life:
After graduating from Shanghai Drama Institute, director Wang Weimin studied in the Soviet Union at the Leningrad Academy of Drama. Later he was transferred to the Moscow National Academy of Culture, and obtained bachelor's degree.
In 1995, Wang Weimin returned to China and got the chance to work with the famous film director Xia Gang. He had done scene recording, worked as director's assistant, and deputy director. After making his own independent films, he made some modern youth dramas.
Starting from the "Blue Contest" in 2000, Wang Weimin began to work on the creation of iconic projects, such as "Good Man Li Chenggong", "The Eyewitness", "The First Prison in the Far East", etc. 
In 2014 Wang Weimin directed the first urban-emotional TV series "Daddy's Love Life", it had rich audio-visual expressions and post-modern performance methods, which allowed this TV show to become the most popular TV drama in China. After his TV series were aired by CCTV, in 2016, he received very high ratings. 
In 2015, “My Golden Blood Dream” was broadcast. Wang Weimin’s realistic style anti-war masterpiece was praised as “the conscience of the industry”. “So many people promote historical studies, development and use a small person to reflect the great history of the War. 

 Wang Wei Min

Wang Wei Min

His major works are: "The Blue Contest", "The Good Man Li Chenggong", "The Eyewitness", "The First Prison in the Far East", "Jiangyin Fortress", "Study of Saving a Female Soldier", "Red Sword", "Dad's love life , "My armored Jagged dreams" , "Yihai Alliance", "Soma flowers " (主要作品包括:《蓝色较量》、《好人李成功》、《目击者》、《远东第一监狱》、《江阴要塞》、《拯救女兵司徒慧》、《红色利剑》、《囧爸的爱情生活》、《我的铁血金戈梦》、《彝海结盟》、《索玛花开》).

 Wang Wei Min

Wang Wei Min

In his works Mr Wang pursues the historical realism, and they have a very deep sense of humor. While shaping characters that the audience likes, they also pay attention to the richness and cultural heritage of the film.

During past decade Mr Wang Wei Min got multiple awards in China, as well as in the US. During last years his TV Films were extremely successful in China, getting highest ratings.


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I knew that behind his eyes there is a unique Universe and a dramatic story. My intuition told me that a person cannot become successful film director without a super rich and at the same time dramatic background, and when Mr Wang Weimin agreed to meet for an interview I felt super lucky. I knew there will be another legendary story discovered, but I didn't expect it to be that deep.

We met in Beijing and at the first impression I got was not that I met a successful man from entertainment industry, but a wise and peaceful man, with deep inner world and vision. Despite the fact that Mr Wang is famous and successful he is very modest and down-to-earth.

Dialogue with him was like reading an Encyclopedia, book of wisdom and book of history at the same time.

You are welcome to watch and enjoy our interview:

Part 1:

Rare and exclusive interview with Mr Wang Wei Min, legendary Chinese Film and TV Film director, the icon of filmmaking in China and the whole world.

Mr Wang, first of all thank you for finding time to meet and record this interview, in order to share with our viewers your story, points of view and plans.

  • Hello everybody!
  • First of all I’d like to say that my main major is TV Film Director, I’m focused on filming TV Shows, TV Film. I grew up watching films of Steven Spielberg, and also learned from him. When I went to University, I watched and learned from his works, such as “Jaws”, “Jurassic Park”, … etc. I watched a lot of his films and many times, because I needed to learn. That is why I believe that our generation received a lot of American filmmaking influence. And not only in film, but in tv shows as well. American film tv shows, as well as European and Russian, all made influence. I personally studied in Russia. So what I’m trying to tell you is that we, our development, received a lot of influence from the World film industry. 30-40 years ago in China we had not many chances. Industry wasn’t regulated by market, it was government regulated. Director could film what government needed to be produced, or may be TV Station had a project of TV Series. As far as I remember, at that time we had 2-3 TV shows made per year, 1-2 films per year at a film factory. We had around 7-8 film factories in China. They were not like modern company, it was just like a small factory. Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changchun - these big cities had a film factory. Each factory produced 1 film per year. That is why to be film director during those times was very difficult. How come they could trust you to make the film? It was very difficult. But if you made it, you had audience of one billion viewers or more, and you could become famous right way. We got acquainted with successful directors of those times and we had a strange feeling. There was nothing too special about them. How come he became so famous? Then we realized that it was a historical matter. May be he didn't make the film very well, but because he got this chance - the whole country knew him. This is not fair, you know, you had to work so hard. Now it is totally different. Now we have about 500 films made per year, I mean those films which were screened. We might have 500 or more which weren’t screened. Hence, we have around 1000 films made per year. Regarding tv series, we have around 20 000 episode produced per year, huge volume. The industry, including directors, editors, producers, actors - became like a pyramid. In the lower level a lot of people are making films. You have chance to get to another level if you make a very good product, only this way you survive. If you stay only on the bottom level, there are no much chances. Billions of RMB are wasted there. Chinese market is huge, a lot of financing is coming not only from the film industry. There are bankers or other business people, and they get interest in investing in a tv film or film. Chinese market is also growing, developing very fast. May be in few years or 10 years, it can be as stable as it is in America or the EU. As for example Hollywood, or New York. There are only these big and professional companies who compete in the market. In China things are still changing, but again the market is very active, what is very good. That’s why I believe we, directors of my generations, live in a very good era. It is also connected with Chinese economic development. People stabilized their lives, they live a good life. Now if we make a tv show or film, my salary, for example, is about the same as it is in Hollywood. Generally when they make a film or tv series, they can earn about few millions of dollars. Here we earn about the same. But I mean of course our earnings in Chinese currency. But I must say that you can make these money only when you achieve this certain high level. For example if I work on a tv series I can earn 2-3 millions of dollars. After you reach a certain level you can make it. If you are in the bottom level it is impossible. Just as it is in America, we are about the same. Majority of actors and directors, their lives aren’t rich. When you achieve high level, such as Steven Spielberg, then of course, your earnings can get close to numbers he makes. I also think we have many opportunities to partner up, this is a thing I’m happy about.  I visit America each year at least once, we go to Hollywood. Now we have a lot of mutual projects to develop. 
  • Mr Wang, you have just shared with us the history of development of the filmmaking industry of China. It is very interesting for us to know your story.  When you became interested in this sphere? What made you interested in filmmaking? 
  • In 1988 I entered Shanghai Drama Institute. I have been studying there for 2 years. At that time I liked drama a lot. Then there was a chance to go to Russia. At that time it was Soviet Union. It was a wonderful chance, also because the government paid for my studies. They offered me this opportunity and I accepted it. I came to USSR, started learning Russian language, and entered the St Petersburg (Leningrad at that time) University of Drama, Film and Music. I studied there 1 year and then, I went to Moscow Film University for a masterclass. It impressed me so much and I decided to move to Moscow for my studies. In Moscow I started my major in film. At that time, 80-90s, Soviet Union had a very good quality film education. I studied there for 4 years and then came back home. After I returned I decided to be film director. However, for a young person, there were no chances, because as I already told you, during those times we had only few films and tv series produced per year. At film factories there were many old film directors, waiting in line. For me, a young guy in his 20s, nobody would give this chance. Therefore I decided first to work at the TV Station, to make documentary films. I was still thinking what to do, because I wanted to make movies. I believe at that time one of the best directors was Mr Xia Gang, he was a very famous director. He liked me and my work a lot, He asked my story, I introduced myself, my background and he invited me to work with him. I came to his studio, started by working as Director’s Assistant. We made 3 films together. I did many different jobs, as well as Director’s Assistant, Vice - Director. When we were working on our 3d project, an investor approached me and asked if I wanted a chance to work on my own project as director. At that time market already opened and there was a need in young directors to film tv shows. So they approached me and asked if I wanted to be director on their project. I felt shy and said that director (Xia Gang) is here, I can’t decide without him. They talked to Xia Gang and he happily agreed. It was a 3 episode tv show. Xia Gang told me to take this project. I didn’t have much experience at that time and I don't think the project was filmed perfectly well. Nevertheless it was pretty successful for that time. Since that time I worked in this sphere around 15 - 16 years. 
  • Mr Wang, I noticed that stories of your projects are almost always tied with history, historical stories, and culture. Why did you choose this genre? Why, for example, didn’t you choose science fiction or futuristic films, such as James Cameron’s “Terminator”, when a person from future comes to the past…
  • I believe it’s because, when I was small, I got education in the USSR. Soviet war films made impact on me. For example, Bondarchuk his films. Yes, imagine, I met Bondarchuk alive. Later he passed away, unfortunately. Soviet culture and education influenced me a lot, made me interested in history and different historical events, wars, etc. Actually I was more interested in history since I was a little kid. In the beginning of my career I made some modern tv shows, for youth. Later I thought that it isn’t right, my direction isn’t right. The more I was watching, the less sense I found in these projects. Then I took a moment and thought about what I like the most. If you are a film director you have to first of all ask yourself what your favorite thing is, what things are touching for you. Then you can make a good quality film. I believe no matter if you are director, or you have different position at this project, it has to have some connection to your life. Directing should not be acting. For example, Steven Spielberg. First of all he is Jewish. That is why he could film so good his projects “Schindler's List”. He put a lot of himself, his heart in this film. I watched “Schindler's List” a lot of times. I’m sure that this film for sure has a lot of Spielberg’s feelings, his views in life and historical non fairness towards Jewish people, and German aggression towards Jewish. I believe that he could make this film so good because of these matters. The same is with me. I asked myself - what is the thing I love the most.  For China and Chinese people, their path was very difficult.  Starting from Qing Dynasty, we had a lot of bitter times. Today, me being Chinese, living in this era, I have a great feeling of happiness in my heart. Just try to compare, and only if you’ve learned history you can understand. For example, our modern life today. My year income is about 2-3 millions of dollars. From the point of view of American citizens, it’s nothing much. In the US many people can achieve this level. However for China it is different. I’m a regular person, I don’t rely on rich parents or something like that, only on myself. I am an ordinary person. May be from the film director’s level I’m reached a bit higher level, but still I am a regular person. I don't think I’m something amazing, and I don’t compare myself with big bosses. Nevertheless I have the feeling of happiness in my heart. Through hard work I could get a good house, good car. Each year I can travel to any place in the world. Or I can buy a vacation house in another country. In China, 30-40 years ago such things were not achievable and unbelievable. At that time my parents together only earner about 50 yuan. I was studying at the University at that time. If we look at even earlier times, when my father was young then it was much more difficult. It was the time of war. Guo Mingdan and Gong Chandan were fighting each other. Before that - Japanese invasion. Before that another war, before that - Qing Dynasty. In China each era had it’s difficulties. When it was the time of the Emperor, ordinary person’s life had no value. That’s why I believe that in China today, after 100 years of these hardships, our lives became much better.  People with good income, no matter where they go, to the USA or Japan, their income now is about the same. Now nobody can look at, lets say, Americans from below because they drive a car, or have a fridge. It was a long time ago. Now everyone is about the same. That is why history is very important. We came to this level today though a very hard path. Therefore I always continue studying history, and through history explain our modern life. If you don’t study history you can’t understand where you might appear and what direction to take. Life has limitations. I am 48 years old right now. May be I’ll work 18-20 more years, and then I won’t make any more films. This period is very short. That’s why, as director, I believe that I must have social responsibility and I’m sure American directors are the same. Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks - they have a huge social responsibility. Their ways or interpretation might be slightly different but still, they have this responsibility. This is the most important matter why my films are all based on history. 
  • I understand now. This your story and understanding are very touching. 
  • Yes, absolutely. If you are director, your story has to be touching and touch yourself first of all. I saw many directors, not good directors, they are acting as they were touched by the story.

Part 2:

Rare and exclusive interview with Mr Wang Wei Min, legendary Chinese Film and TV Film director, the icon of filmmaking in China and the whole world.
  • If I’m not mistaken, you started filming TV series and films in 1999. Which your projects you consider to be the most successful?
  • Correct. Projects which were made during last 3 years I believe are the most successful. During last 3 years I made mostly TV films, for example “My 1997”. It was dedicated to return of Hong Kong in 1997. Also last year we made “Suo ma huokai”. This year “Yi Hai Jie Meng”. It got the highest award in China “Fei Tian Jiang”, it is like Oscar for TV Film in the US. For me right now, my experience and finance reached already certain level, that is why it is my duty to make each episode the best I can. That is why I believe all projects, which I made during last 3 years were pretty successful. Of course I don't stop and plan to have more successful projects in future. I have to get even more experience and for example, in order to get more funds, you have to investigate the market much better and deeper. In China, film directors do these kind of market investigations. For example with which TV channel to partner up, or which city or region to pick as the target audience. In the US producers are doing this, in China it is done mostly by film directors. For example when investors come, they might not be professionals from this sphere and they won’t do distribution, that is why we, directors, do this work. This investigation is pretty important. For example, if you partner up with this TV Station, you can earn only 5 million, or 10 million. Not more. Hence if even you film it better and invest more, you wont earn more than that amount. That is why we study the market precisely. Now I my experience in understanding the market, working with funds, doing projects, looking for actors is already pretty mature. Normally it won’t let me go along the wrong path. I understood that being a film director is a very responsible thing. Just like in the US, lets take Steven Spielberg for example, he has a very sensitive feeling regarding market and it’s preferences. He isn’t only good as director, but he is also good in business. There might be a young director, who can work not worse than Steven Spielberg, however his knowledge about market, audience, working with big movie stars are definitely non comparable. That is why when you are a successful director, a mature director, you have everything in one system. 
  • Thank you. Mr Wang, if we talk about your films from the point of view of it’s story. Story wise, which from your projects, are your favorite and most successful. 
  • Story wise, I believe it is the “My 1997” project. We also participated in the American - Chinese Film Festival. It is a tv show, which tells us about the history of the period from 1997 till 2017. Before Hong Kong returned to China, people were moving there mostly illegally, trying to build their lives and starting from the lowest and hardest types of jobs. He didn’t have good place to sleep and to eat. He went through all these hardships he became successful. His girlfriend was on the Mainland China, how she went to be together with him. I really like that story because it has the history, but also has people’s destiny in it. It adds a lot of warmth to the story. There are a lot of things which happen to us in real life. “My 1997” is a pretty short tv show, it has 30 episodes. We made it very fast. The script was finished in 2 months, we filmed it during 3 months and that was it. And because it had this warmth in it, this project went very smooth and fast. I love it a lot, yeah. 
  • Mr Wang, you studied at Shanghai Drama Institute, then you went to St Petersburg and Moscow Universities. I’m sure you also know are aware of the filming education in the US. What is the difference? Which school is the most useful nowadays?
  • They all are different. At those times Soviet school was similar to Chinese, their acting school was based on Stanislavsky method, director and producer majors were similar to ours. Both USSR and China were similar in their structure. USSR also wasn’t market oriented country, it was regulated by the government, similar to China. USSR made huge impact on me, because of their linguistics and literature, culture, acting school. Pushkin and Chekhov, all their poets and writers, Soviet culture was very “thick” and large. These cultural details made huge impact on the film development in USSR, and they influenced me a lot. After I returned home, I also learned a lot from American filmmaking, the Hollywood style, which is based on market demand. In USSR, if you make a film, you didn’t have to worry about the market, you just had to make it and that was it. Government took care of everything else. In China, after our country opened up, our market became just like american. 
  • Let’c compare Chinese and Hollywood markets. What is the same? What is different? What are their directions of development?
  • Chinese market is still in the development process. Each year it grows, amount of cinemas grows up. The volume of films needed is also growing. American market is already stabilized. They have this stable amount of cinemas. For example, in North America they have 2000 screens, 2000 cinemas. TV stations are the once we know: HBO, CBS, etc. They are making tv shows. China is still changing all the time, and I believe will continue developing during 5-6 more years. In the USA the space for development is very small. This I believe is the biggest difference. This situation might have different reasons, for example the bigger development is, the more funds it requires. In Chine we now need more international exchange, for example American director comes to China, or American stars come to China and vice versa Chinese directors and actors go to the US. Chances for such exchange are much more now. For my next tv show I’ll need 10 or more American actors, and I don't mean small actors, I mean big names, famous film or tv stars. There is going to be a lot of such exchange. 
  • From your Master’s point of view, how can a young person become a successful director? What king of background and qualifications this person needs to have?
  • In America many young people know this famous phrase of Steven Spielberg: “ You want to be director? Okay, get a camera, start rolling and you are director”. We all learned this phrase. To become a film director isn’t difficult, however to become a successful director, thats another story. Now you can take your phone and start recording, or a camera. It’s not difficult to be director, you just have to tell your story. However if you wan’t to become a good director, just as I already expressed today, you have to have a certain warmth, your films have to have warmth in them. The difficult part is how to transfer this your warmth into the film. You have to study a lot, read a lot, experience life and learn from society. Only then you could find what is the thing you love the most. Now for American or Chinese youth, the way to become director is about the same: they have to get education, watch films. This is the easiest. But then they have to get life experience, learn from society. What I mean by this. Go to McDonalds, for example, get a job for 6 or 8 dollars per hour. While you work at McDonalds you meet a lot of different people, they all have their special stories and characteristics. You start getting life experience. This is the most precious for film director. This is how your film becomes a part of your life. Everyone would like a very interesting, not regular person. Nobody likes regular stories, such as : he was born, went to school, then to university, then started working. Is it interesting? No it’s not. Interesting are personalities with unique background and experience. For example: he was born here, then his family faced lots of turmoil, then he started studying, went to Europe, then went to USSR to study, met KGB agent, became KGB agent and pilot, then moved to America and whats next? This is an interesting story. It is just an example. Don’t be afraid of difficulties. Don’t be afraid of low level jobs. In Europe I met very interesting young people. They were working at a pub for minimum wage, and in the evening they were working as actors, were making films. I asked them about this life style, if they thought it was very difficult and they told me they loved it, they find it very interesting. I think their way of thinking is amazing. To become director is different from becoming actor. To become director you for sure need to experience life. If nobody is inviting you to make films then write scripts, just like in America. When it is ready try to sell it and negotiate that you want to be director of this story. In America 99% of directors came this way, in China it is the same now. Just as Steven Spielberg. He graduated from school and nobody invited him, hence he started writing scripts and went to take part in competitions. Now all film schools, New York Film Academy, UCLA, Beijing Film Academy, Moscow Academy - they all are the same. All graduates are the same. The path is the same: hard work, write scripts, sell them, look for investor and make your film. You’d need 10-15 years for making it. Hence, first advice is don't be afraid of hardships, and second is - don't be afraid to experience the lowest level of life. Nobody can become a successful director right way, with a good house and car. For sure you need to face difficulties and hardships. Just like me, when I graduated from the school and came back, I was riding a bike everyday, lived in a small room in the basement, with no restroom. My parents also lived in Beijing but they didn’t really care. I was writing scripts every day. I had no AC, it was super hot in summer, I was working hard every day writing those scripts, my body was covered with sweat. When I received a call from investor I took my script and went to the meeting. I had to also be dressed nicely, despite it was extremely hot in the room. I spent many years living like that. I was borrowing some money, because I might not make it through next week. You don’t have to say no to such life. Even now I’m happy had this experience. If a young guy graduates from school, his family arranges him to work as director and they invest in the project I don't believe that he will be able to make a good film. He didn’t experience society and life, you are not familiar with realities of life. You didn’t develop love towards the world. How you can become a good director? I believe for director number one important thing is to face difficulties. The second would be focus on the goal to become director. He has to have a lot of things, thoughts, feelings, love to share with the whole world. One day’s hardships will become your wealth one day. Many young people give up, get a regular job in the office and thats it. They can get a good life much faster. They can’t stand hardships, can’t walk through. They think : oh, I have to get a job, then in the evening write scripts, then to find an investor…then 20 times fail, 30 times fail, may be 100 times fail. But I believe that may be 101 trial will be successful. American Hollywood young people are going through these challenges. So for young people, they have to love what they do, to have passion. They have to ask themselves if they really love filmmaking. And if the answer is yes, then they have to get ready. They have to give themselves time to go through hardships, work hard 3-5 years, they have to write scripts. May be they need 10 years of preparations and only then they can become directors. Passion and bear hardships are most important conditions to become a good director. Please don’t see me as I am today. I can bear hardships. I can cook very well, I can wash clothes do different kind of work. If you leave me in an unknown place I can make it. This is very important. 
  • Many Hollywood stars, like Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Spielberg and others - they do motivational speeches and share their tips of success. Could you please today share with us you 3 most important tips of success. 
  • As I just mentioned: passions, bear hardships, write scripts. Don't be afraid. For example, I wrote this much of scripts, if to count in Chinese Characters, I wrote 10000000 characters, and everything went to the garbage. But still after that I made it to success. In our Chinese film industry, myself as film director, I can write a very good script and I can film it. So I can make money of 2 different positions. I don’t mean I do it for making these money. When nobody invited me to be director I could only write scripts. When writing becomes very good, you are almost ready to become a director. I started from writing, this is my way. May be not everyone’s writing skill is good, but still you have to write. This work has the lowest cost of production. I remember one American write said: If my house is on fire I only need to save my pencil and paper, so I could continue writing. No matter what, keep writing every day. I saw many people who gave up after 2-3 years. Because it is much easier to not write. It is easier to get an office job. Life becomes better much faster. But they gave up the most important. May be they needed one more year for success. Hence, my 3 tips are: passion, bear hardships, write. 
  • Thank you and we also invite you to Los Angeles, where we could meet and record our second interview. 
  • Okay thank you!
  • Today our guest was one of the most well known and successful film directors in China and please stay tuned, because Mr Wang is coming to LA with his next project and he will hold auditions, he will be looking for actors in Los Angeles and Europe. Don't miss this change and stay tuned.
 Mr Wang Weimin and Victor Migalchan

Mr Wang Weimin and Victor Migalchan





Interviewed and translated by

Victor Migalchan, Los Angeles 2018 (c)


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采访世界冠军,太极公主,专业太极拳大师和医生刘一丁老师 (Interview with Master Liu Yiding, World & National Champion, Tai Ji Master and Doctor)

今天我们的客人是中国国家冠军,世界冠军,太极大师, 太极公主,刘一丁老师。 刘老师不仅是太极拳大师,专业运动员和教练,她还是上海中医药大学毕业的专业的医生(专攻针灸推拿,中药),在日本大阪经营健康中心,并在日本推广武术。








- 我的武术道路是自然而然的,在我5岁左右我就已经和武术馆的哥哥姐姐们开始一起训练,对于我来说那时候应该是玩吧,最开始主要是练的散打(散手)5岁开始练习竞技武术(套路)。我的教练比较多,因为父亲的关系,我每年寒假和暑假都去全国各地的省队训练,重庆队,云南队,北京队,福建队是我经常去的地方。在我的心里,激发我的武术生涯,对我来说是武术英雄的只有我的父亲,当然李连杰的老师吴彬,我一直称吴爸爸,上海的王培琨是我的王爸爸,以前上海队总教练张福云是我张爸爸,他们都是很好的老师,对我在武术方面的影响也很大。

- 您的专业是太极拳。您是如何选择太极的?除了太极,您练习了其他拳吗?



- 我的专业刚开始不是太极拳,我8岁开始习武,刚开始都是练长拳类的基本功,后来长拳,南拳都有练,在我8岁左右吧,因为没有小朋友练太极拳,我父亲就让我练太极拳,为了参加四川省武术比赛,从那以后,太极拳就是我的参赛项目之一了,我们专业队的队员,一个人必须要有六个项目(拳类,短器械、长器械、传统器械、传统拳、对练)才能去拿全能争霸,小时候练过棍,刀,但是老师觉得不太适合我,所以我又改成剑,枪,太极拳,长穗剑,八卦掌,对练,是我从8岁开始一直练的项目












- 作为武术老师,您生活目标是什么?

- 做为武术老师,我在日本主要教太极拳,我希望大家能看到正宗的太极拳,因为太极拳实在流派太多,要去了解所有的太极拳流派实在是很难的一件事,所以我能传达的也只是中国国家规定的套路和流派,中国其他地方性的各种流派,还需要更多流派的老师去宣传和传承


-西方的武术世界是混乱的。有很多人声称自己知道很多,或者声称自己是大师,或者是大师的儿子等等。您如何建议寻找一个好的老师? 一个好的老师必须具备哪些素质和资格?                                                                         -其实不只是在西方国家,在任何一个国家,包括中国,很多人都喜欢说认识谁,或者自己是什么拳的第几代传人,这些说法,我不去否认它,因为中国有句老话:半罐水响叮当。又或者也许他真的就是第几代传人,可是不管是不是传人,或者认识谁和谁,我觉得都不重要,重要的是这个人是不是一个心胸开阔的人,是不是传达了太极拳的精髓和理论,练习太极拳的人,也许每个人的理解和看法都不同,只要是一个品行好的老师就好,我一直都不会说自己是太极拳大师,因为我不是,我只是教太极拳的老师而已,因为我觉得我永远都不可能成为太极拳大师。

-许多著名的武术场所成为中国的旅游景点,如陈村,少林等。我们还可以在那里学习纯正的武术,就像很久以前一样?您作为专业的太极拳大师,能否告知我们在学太极拳时应该知道哪些名字,哪些地方去学好太极拳。 我们仍然可以找到优质和原创的太极,而不仅仅是旅游景点。                                                                                        -- 我对太极拳的理解和掌握还不深,在我看来,少林寺,武当山,峨眉派,陈家沟,都有一定程度的影响,没有不好,也没有最好,就像太极,无极胜有极,任何东西说过了都不一定好。王培琨是中国国家武术9段,高佳敏老师是专业队出来的,练习太极拳的时间比我多,看的书也应该比我多,对太极拳的理解也应该比我更多,我们这种专业队出来的人,中国有句话叫:我们是练童子功出来的,意思就是很小的时候就经过专业老师的培训,一直走的都是专业的道路。在中国分:国家的和民间的两种,我们叫他们民间团体,民间太极拳等等。不过在民间也有一些老师对太极拳的理解很深的

  吴彬老师, 刘一丁老师, 王培琨老师


- 现在谁是中国乃至世界最着名和最受尊敬的太极大师?                                                                            - 太极拳大师,我估计李连杰的老师吴彬,还有上海的王培琨都不会说自己是太极拳大师,只会说我们是传播武术,普及武术的老师,只有民间的一些太极拳老师会自称自己是大师,受人尊敬和敬仰是别人说的,不是自己说出来的规定太极拳类,吴彬老师,李德印老师很好,现在不到60岁的老师们都很尊敬他们两,然后现在比较年轻的就是高佳敏老师,传统太极拳类就太多了,大家都称自己很好

-谢谢您刘老师。感谢您与我们分享您的想法和故事。这是非常鼓舞人心的。 我期待着我们的新闻采访。 祝您在工作中一切顺利,并准备参加比赛。
-谢谢您Victor邀请我。 也感谢您的祝福。我很乐意与更多的人分享我的想法和故事,并希望激励他们学习武术。



(interview by Victor Migalchan/Victor Migalchan的采访)

Los Angeles 2018 /洛杉矶2018年