I love every part of this frustrating at times; stressful at others...amazingly awesome and ever evolving industry!
Name: Monica R. Cooper
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Make It Happen Entertainment, In-Focus Film Society
Occupation: Producer, Casting Director, Actor, Voice Actor, Filmmaker and Film Festival Director
Unique traits: Love what I do!
Oscar Micheaux: Negro Pioneer
Film (Biography) Producer Oscar Micheaux is legendary in the filmmaking community for three reasons: He is the first independent Black director to produce a feature length film. Secondly, he is one of the first independent black directors to successfully transition to "talkies" after many independents were forced out by Hollywood, which began buying up theaters in the south. And, thirdly, he is instrumental because of his distribution model. In 1918, Oscar Micheaux produced his first feature length film by going door to door to his neighbors on his homestead in South Dakota, encouraging them to invest in his Book and Film Company. In Chicago, where he served for many years as a Pullman porter, he went door to door to theater owners, encouraging them to screen his controversial films about lynching, miscegenation, and passing. Oscar Micheaux's life was not without contradictions. His films were protested by both blacks and whites because they feared his films would incite more race riots. He was constantly ... Written by JD Walker
90 Minutes of the Fever
Film (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Casting director It's Jackpot Sunday, and the countdown is on as California is due to pay out the biggest jackpot in U.S. history: one billion dollars. Clarence Sr. and his family are home for a BBQ and the big announcement. Clarence is sure he's tonight's winner, just like every Sunday for the past 10 years. The telecast is interrupted by the emergency broadcast system that alerts the country that martial law has suddenly been enacted nationwide. Written by MSH
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Monica's Tastes Of
Television (Documentary) Producer Exploring the sights, sounds and flavors of the world around us.
We Won't Bow Down
Film (Documentary and History) Producer Enter the secret culture of African-American artist, tribesmen, and warriors as they maintain the spirit and traditions of their ancient ancestors in modern-day New Orleans.
Film (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Casting department In South Los Angeles, while bringing his beloved son Junior back home from school, the paroled ex-convicted O2 promises his son that he would always come back to him and never leave him alone. However, his car is hijacked and Junior is kidnapped. Without any lead, O2 forces the street vendor Coco to help him to find where his car might have been sent for disassembling. Meanwhile, O2's addicted brother Lucky discovers that the cruel leader of the Outlaw Syndicate, the drug lord Meat, is keeping the boy arrested in a room and asking a ransom of US$ 100,000.00 that he believes O2 have from an old heist. O2 and Coco plot a scheme to put the pimp P-Money and Meat against each other and steal their money. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Film (Comedy) Casting department Two feuding brothers inherit their father's gas station, and must run it together.
Film (Short and Drama) Casting director A young basketball star has to choose between family loyalty or doing the right thing.
Film (Drama and Romance) Casting director A disc jockey invites a relationship therapist as an on-air guest. They explore LA relationship struggles through three different callers' unbelievable stories, and in the process the DJ discovers his own love issues.
Film (Mystery) Casting director Jill Reeves suffers from retrograde amnesia, forgetting the last seven months of her life. When the mysterious Carter Tallerin tells her they're married, Jill's world unravels. Everyone in Jill's life has a secret, including herself.
Doggy Fizzle Televizzle
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Film (Drama, Thriller and Crime) Casting director Women prisoners strike up a friendship with a young law student who works as a part-time prison guard. Together they discover that a corporation funds and is profitting from the plantation-like work environment they are forced to work under. In a botched attempt to organize a protest against their "slave labor", the women take over the prison - A rare glimpse of the effects of the prison industrial complex on female inmates. Written by L. J. Allen-2 (Leslye Allen)
Television (Comedy) Casting department Mother and daughter Nikki and Kim Parker both attend Santa Monica College. Nikki got pregnant with Kim and dropped out of school but now, just as Kim is getting ready for college, Nikki decides it's her turn to finish getting her education.
Television (Comedy, Drama and Family) Casting department "Moesha" is a sitcom (which, in later years, took more of a dramatic turn) that follows the life and times of a black teenager living in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles, CA. For years since her mother died, Moesha Mitchell has taken care of her father Frank and younger brother Myles. So when a teacher at her school, Dee, marries Frank, Moesha feels her territory being encroached upon by a new step mother. As time went on, the two females of the house would learn to appreciate and cherish each other's presence. Moesha's boy-crazy best friends Kim and Niecy as well as her eternally hungry neighbor and pal Hakeem are there to support Mo throughout all of the drama she finds herself in--and there's always plenty. Andell, a local smoothie shop owner, is another close confidante of Moesha's, lending her wisdom to the teen when needed. Over the years, it was Frank who Moesha would clash with most. He has quite a hard time witnessing his "pumpkin" grow up, and often hates her ... Written by JC
Film (Comedy) Casting director With the rent due and his car booted, Sean (Dr. Dre) has to come up with some ends...and fast. When his best buddy and roommate Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg), suggests that Sean get a job busting suds down at the local car wash, the first order of business is impressing Mr. Washington (George Wallace) the gun-toting, dominoes-playing owner of The Wash. Unaware that the two are roomies, Mr. Washington hires Sean as Dee Loc's supervisor. Comic tensions flare between the two, especially when Dee Loc suspects Sean of trying to slow his roll with the side hustles he's got going on in the car wash parking lot...and with the ladies in the locker room. But there are bigger things to worry about at The Wash. One is the menacing phone calls from a disgruntled employee, and the other is figuring out how to get money to pay off the kidnappers who've snatched Mr. Washington! If Sean, Dee Loc, and the rest of the gang don't settle their differences and get Mr. Washington back, the good times at The Wash ... Written by Anonymous
Film (Short) Casting director "BB Gun" is the story of a young African-American boy who learns a lessons about life and death when a firearm is placed in his hands.
The Players Club
Film (Comedy and Drama) Casting department Diana, a young mom working at a shoe store meets two strippers, Tricks and Ronnie. They tell her that she should work at The Playa's Club for big money. The woman accepts and soon introduces her cousin into the club. Then she finds out that her cousin is doing housecalls which Tricks bribed her to do. One day Diana returns to her house after almost being raped by an obsessed fan and finds her cousin sleeping with her ex-boyfriend. She kicks her cousin out and starts dating Blue, a DJ at the club. They go out one night and Diana's cousin calls asking her to pick her up from a bachelor party. Diana refuses and soon after her cousin is raped. Now she has only one option, to put Tricks in her place. Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>
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How to Be a Player
Film (Comedy) Casting department Dray is a young playboy whose only objective in life seems to be to have sex with as many girls as he can without getting caught by his girlfriend Lisa. Dray's sister Jenny and her friend Katrina plan to show him that the way he lives is wrong and organize a party in Malibu, inviting all of his girlfriends. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy and Romance) Casting department Two pairs of best friends - Montel & Clyde and Brandy & Adina meet at the party, where Clyde makes Adina think he is very rich and gets her into bed the same evening. When Adina finds out that she's been fooled, she becomes Clyde's worst enemy. Meanwhile Montel and Brandy fall in love and plan to marry, and Adina and Clyde try to do everything to stop them. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Casting department After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being chased by drug dealers and the police. Written by Andy Bogursky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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The Steve Harvey Show
Television (Comedy) Casting department A former funk star named Steve Hightower enlists as a high school music teacher away from his original career in Chicago.
Film (Drama and Sport) Casting department A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Film (Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance and 1 More) Casting department An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic thriller. Written by Anonymous
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Ned and Stacey
Television (Comedy) Casting department Ned and Stacey get married after one week after meeting each other. He marries her to get a promotion. She marries him because she can't seem to find a place to live and likes his apartment. She hates his self-righteous attitude. He doesn't like her re-decorating his living room. Will their marriage actually result in love? Will Ned finally figure out that those people he talked to at their wedding are Stacey's parents? Written by Danny Paikov <email@example.com>
Tales from the Hood
Film (Horror and Thriller) Casting department Four short, moralistic horror vignettes (a la EC Comics) that deal with mostly black characters. The framing story introduces three youths out to pick up a drug shipment at a funeral parlor from the strange director, Mr. Simms. As the three punks wind their way through the parlor, Mr. Simms tells them the last stories of some of his more interesting clients. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film (Drama) Casting department Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some points. Written by Qawi Robinson
Film (Comedy and Drama) Casting department Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and looking for something to do. Encounters with neighbors and other friends over the course of the day and night, and their ensuing antics, make up the rest of the movie. Written by Anonymous
Film (Western) Casting department A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father. Written by email@example.com
Television (Documentary, Biography and History) Casting department A series showcasing documentaries on American history.
Television (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress Sassy sitcom centering on radio and television personality Martin Payne. Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole.
University of North Carolina at Asheville (Asheville, NC)