March, 2014

TAEM News Flash! Actress Maryam Tarami in the News!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

poster februaryyThe Arts and Entertainment Magazine has just learned that actress Maryam Tarami (click on to see article) who we interviewed in our May 2013 issue, is starring in a new movie. The film is titled February and we were lucky enough to catch up with her to ask some questions about her new project.

We asked Maryam to tell us something about the film.

“This project got triggered after a conversation I had with a woman from Iran” she said.  “She shared stories about her homeland Iran and how she one day left everything behind. It touched me when the woman said that nobody would ever understand her because they have no idea. This made me want to shed light on her situation and make a film about it. So, I shared my idea within my circle and they encouraged me to make it happen. One of the first friends I shared my idea with was actually Michael Florie, also a multi-talented actor, who even became our executive producer.”  (more…)

TAEM interview with Producer Rae Davis

Friday, March 14th, 2014

DSC_0063TAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine has been fortunate to come across a film worthy for the time that we live in. With war a constant occurrence in our country’s history we simply overlook, or ignore, the effects that our military personnel undergo because of it.

   A new movie, Burden of Freedom, is now in production to do just that. We are fortunate to be able to interview producer Rae Davis to give our readership the inside story of this landmark film. Rae, please tell us how this idea came out for this film.

RD- Three years ago, our screenwriter, Kenny DeSoto Ramoz, wrote Burden of Freedom, out of his long time love and respect for the men and women that serve this country, and from personal family and friend experiences involving issues with PTSD.  Kenny, and the Burden of Freedom film team, all believe that our veterans suffering from PTSD deserve a larger platform in which to be heard.  It is our hope that the end result will be, if nothing more, a better understanding and awareness of PTSD. (more…)

TAEM New! Interview with author Bruce De Silva

Friday, March 14th, 2014

IMG_0573_edited-2TAEM- In our May 1st, 2011 issue we interviewed author Bruce DeSilva (click on to view the article) about his debut novel Rogue Island. Since then he has been quite busy.

Bruce, how were your first two novels received by the public and what success have they achieved so far?

BD- When I wrote my first book, I had no expectations. I didn’t know if it would get published; and when it did, I didn’t know if anyone would like it. So my novels have received more critical praise and sold better than I could have imagined. The Edgar and Macavity Awards and the flood of glowing reviews have been gratifying, although some of the attention has been so flattering that I find it embarrassing. For example, The Dallas Morning News declared that “Rogue Island raises the bar for all books of its kind.” Hey, I thought it was pretty good, too, but I don’t think I did that. If I had, my friends Ace Atkins and Lawrence Block would never forgive me. I’m also amazed that my novels have now been published in ten foreign languages. Following this success, my publisher rewarded me with a three-book contract. I think Providence Rag, which has already received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist, is my best and most complex novel to date. (more…)