Adam Leipzig: The Movie Yoda
Adam Leipzig is a “solopreneur” who believes there is always room for improvement. This is an interesting self-assessment when you think about all he has achieved in his career. He is a former Disney executive who was instrumental in the production of one of Disney’s highest grossing live-action films, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Read More . . .
Linda Kenney Miller: Strong Family Ties
Linda Kenney Miller’s family history is filled with 20th-century innovators and disruptors. Through her stories, she hopes to lift up and inspire current and future generations. Her book, Beacon on the Hill, tells the story of her grandfather, John A. Kenney, M.D., a black physician who had a tremendous influence on opening the gates for African Americans in the medical profession. The Kenney family’s success negates any harmful stereotypes used to make African Americans feel less than. They are the embodiment of excellence. Read More . . .
Christine Peters: Diamond of Hollywood
Christine Peters often works behind the scenes, but she is one of Hollywood’s shining stars. She has been responsible for overseeing and producing some of the industry’s most recognizable films. After she was recruited by an LA distribution company for a position as a Vice President of Foreign Sales and Distribution, Christine packed her bags, said goodbye to London, and headed to the US. After proving her talent, she shifted to the Guber-Peters Company to work as a behind-the-scenes development executive. Read More . . .
Monty Ross Steps Into the Spotlight
Monty Ross was born in Omaha, Nebraska and began his filmmaking career as an acting student at Clark Atlanta University (formerly known as Clark College). There, Monty became friends with Spike Lee and a collective of classmates that loved film and television—Jasmine Guy, Bill Nunn, and Samuel L. Jackson were among them. They were all just kids kickin’ it and following their dreams. Who knew they all would become successes in their own right. Read More . . .
Jaqueline Fleming Knows Her Talent
Jaqueline “Jaq” Fleming is a Meisner actor. In plain English, “Meisner” means to act like a real person. A Meisner actor must remember that their character is a real person with authentic reactions and emotions. Jaqueline carries out this technique with effortless finesse. Read More . . .
Chef Mike Ledesma
Vegetarian Crab Cakes
“Vegetarian Crab Cakes are a delicious alternative to the popular fishcake.”
SPARC: Every Child Is a Star
Each month we will highlight a community program that aligns with the values of SoulVision Magazine. We believe engaging with one’s community is critical to fostering positive change in the world. For our March issue, we highlight The School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, or SPARC, a nonprofit community-based youth performing arts organization based in Richmond, Virginia. Read More . . .
Melba Moore was destined to be an entertainer. Her prolific career spans across a number of genres—Broadway, Contemporary Soul/R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, and Classical. Melba’s hard work has been rewarded with many accolades. The awards list includes a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Lutiebelle in Purlie and the 2015 Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award from the Artists Music Guild (AMG). Melba’s distinct, five octave vocal range has captivated audiences worldwide. Read More . . .
Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our own choosing. The opportunity for each of us to be great is preserved for those who are prepared. This issue of SoulVision Magazine focuses on the storytellers, the talent that brings stories to life, and those who produce and train the next generations of movie and media professionals. Read More . . .