Tea Talks with Tomeka – Episode 19: Ms. Lou Simon

Writer, producer and director, Lou Simon was born in Cuba.  At age nine her family immigrated to the U.S. to escape the communist regime. Lou started writing short stories at the age of 10 and eventually found her way back to her writing in 2010.  In 2011, Lou went on to write, direct and produce her first feature film.  Never having been …

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Tea Talks with Tomeka – Episode 18: Hanelle M. Culpepper

Hanelle M. Culpepper is an energetic and unflappable award-winning television and film writer/director whose visual, story-driven films have played in festivals around the world and on television.  Last year, she made history by being the first African-American woman to direct for the Star Trek franchise. Her Parenthood episode was chosen by the producers to represent …

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Tea Talks with Tomeka – Episode 16: Marlene Rhein

Marlene Rhein was born into a dysfunctional family one spring in New York City.  Although she always felt socially awkward, comedy and creativity became her salvation and eventually her career.  After attending Ithaca College on a Rod Serling Screenwriting Scholarship, she went to LA with $40 in her pocket and wound up directing hip hop videos, including 2Pac’s last with …

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Tea Talks with Tomeka – Episode 15: Rachel Goldberg

Rachel Goldberg is an award-winning filmmaker who had her TV directing debut with AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT and recently directed on THE MAYANS. She has been supported by the Sundance/Women in Film Financing Initiative for her feature, TRANSFORMATION AWAITS, based on the short film, NEIGHBORS, starring Kelli Garner (SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE) and Edi …

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Tea Talks with Tomeka – Episode 13: Jan Reesman

Coming Thursday, July 12, 2012 Writer, Director, Jan Reesman is a Jersey girl who relocated to New York City where she started her journey in the entertainment business as an actress. After doing lots of theater she started producing and directors. That’s where she discovered her love for directing. Initially, Jan loved NY until she did …

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