BARBIE ON WHEELS: Jessica Kirkwood, Our Feature Model With A Cause

Photo credit: Charles Gipson “I have a disability called cerebral palsy . . . I use a wheelchair, so I’ve always been different. Ultimately, I want to change the face of beauty . . . and (be that) representation of another type of beauty.”  Jessica Kirkwood has been modeling for 9 years, and today one…

“Cross My Heart” Talks with Sontenish Myers

Written by Sontenish Myers Edited by Mel Williams “I’m addicted to creating images. To capturing and recreating life. I naturally, gravitate towards the holes in cinema and enjoy collaborating with brilliant minds to tell a story that helps fill that hole. My work is an extension of self, and when I’m sharing that work with…

PRO SERIES Considerations of ASCAP & BMI Part II: ASCAP

We’re back with round two of our PRO series, Considerations of ASCAP and BMI. This article will focus on the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). In Part I, we laid down some fundamentals so if certain terms sound new be sure to check out the first article. ASCAP was founded in 1914,…

Life Through the Lens of Tayo Amos, A Film Student

“Our society needs to realize that representation in pop culture, filmmaking, media, is not a superficial desire. But something real and necessary in our collective social psychology. I truly believe that positive representation in our media will make our society better.” A typical day on University of Southern California’s (USC) campus is never dull for…