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LILA & EVE - Jennifer Lopez & Viola Davis Film with Charles Stone III

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LILA & EVE director Charles Stone III explains how Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis came to star in the movie, the evolution of the film, & explains his own start in movies. From his famous Budweiser Wassup commercials, to his music video career, and evolution into feature film, it is an insightful examination of how Hollywood and the film industry works direct from the 2015 Sundance film festival premiere of LILA & EVE--on the Insiders hosted by Sebatian Twardosz.

GUEST BIO:
LILA & EVE When teenage son Stephon is killed in a drive-by shooting, his mother, Lila (Viola Davis), slips into a paralyzing grief. She joins a support group for women who have lost children to crime and meets Eve (Jennifer Lopez), a woman whose little girl was killed the same night as Stephon. Lila and Eve form a fierce friendship. But Lila harbors a burning desire to find justice for her son. She and Eve decide to find the drug dealers who shot him and make them pay.
Charles Stone III received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature for Paid in Full, and universal critical acclaim for his sophomore effort, the sleeper hit Drumline, set against the exciting and ultra competitive arena of show-style marching bands. In stark contrast to Drumline, Stone's Paid in Full is a searing character study that explores success and betrayal amidst the seductive environment of drug dealing in 1980's Harlem. Stone first garnered attention for True, a two-minute comedy about male friendship that he wrote, produced, starred in and directed. Shortly thereafter, Stone secured representation and agreed to direct Paid in Full. During production, DDB ad executives approached the director about creating a series of commercials for Budweiser based on True. The resulting campaign became a cultural touchstone.
Early in his career, Stone worked at New York's Woo Art International, a production house specializing in commercial animation. He subsequently directed videos for A Tribe Called Quest, Neneh Cherry, Living Color, Public Enemy, The Roots, Shaggy, and Jimmy Lee Vaughn. For Black Sheep's The Choice Is Yours, Stone garnered Billboard and MTV nominations for Best Rap Video.

ADD’L LINKS:
http://www.sundance.org/projects/lila-eve
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http://thelip.tv/show/the-insiders/
More Full Episodes of The Insiders:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvn-xQlMLow&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGfdpMud9LKPglOOF-Xmq_gm&index=1
The Insiders Short Clips Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olKtMVNIT-U&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGe9WCjQi0OOm8XgE6g0mlDf&index=1
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http://www.youtube.com/theliptv

EPISODE BREAKDOWN
00:01 Welcoming Charles Stone III to the Insiders.
00:45 Budweiser “Whassup,” and becoming a Jeopardy question.
01:34 Finding a path in film and videos from college.
05:20 LILA & EVE, film genesis and production.
06:35 Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez involvement.
08:57 Working with Lifetime Films.
09:48 The Sundance premiere.