Monday, December 9, 2019

Media Projects Update

Listed below are active media projects to keep you in the loop.

I am an associate producer on the film "Doggmen" starring rappers/actors DMX and Eric B from Eric B and Rakim, actresses Nahla Da Silva and Paige Meade (both from London) and a host of other actors along with producers Peter Allen from the film "Takers" and Antonio Simmons of Black Eye Entertainment. "Doggmen" is like the show "Power" but on steroids. Production on the film actually began in April of this year but we are ramping up again to film in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Miami beginning this month. We are slated for release in midyear 2020 in Regal Cinema theaters across the country. You can see more on the official Internet Movie Database (IMDb) page for "Doggmen," Instagram @doggmen and the website is www.doggmen.com.

My team and I are filming the pilot episode for the new web series, "Blended Bliss" in early 2020. "Blended Bliss" is a spin off of "Broken Pieces" but is a sitcom (situational comedy) that focuses on life as a blended family with an extra twist. If you haven't already seen "Broken Pieces," it is available on Amazon Prime Video. It is free for those who already have an Amazon Prime subscription.

I am the screenwriter, director, casting director and associate producer for an upcoming film franchise titled "The Empty Walls" currently in the pre production phase. The focus of the film is about overcoming, whether abuse or other personal struggles. We have an updated cast promo video to share to let you know who has joined the project. We will have a major casting call for extras in two cities in 2020. Details will be made available after the new year.

*Please note, product/service/artist placement opportunities are available on ALL three projects. The opportunities are ways to expand a company's or artist's brand awareness and exposure just like seeing Coke or Pepsi prominently placed in a film. These opportunities are another form of marketing and are for those who see the value of investing in themselves.*

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances but, are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. ~James Allen

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

National Geographic Presents An Evening With Brian Grazer

Get Your JOY In The Morning! LLC, a Media Company, had the pleasure of being in attendance at the National Geographic presents An Evening with Brian Grazer (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Grammy Award-Winning Producer) moderated by Editor-In-Chief Susan Goldberg of "National Geographic Magazine." Brian Grazer is also a New York Times Best Selling Author of the book, "The Art of Human Connection." Brian spoke of honest conversations in Hollywood and even his own mistakes of not truly connecting with those in the room when in the development stage of filmmaking.  In the interview Susan conducted, Brian expressed how a car ride and sudden name drop on radio, Old Dirty Bastard, led to him meeting Wu-Tang Clan and eventually doing "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" on Hulu. His original "curiosity" of East Coast hip-hop that led to befriending Old Dirty Bastard which also led him to meeting Eminem and eventually creating "8 Mile." It was human connection that led him from "8 Mile"  to then meeting Jay-Z and creating "Made in America." He spoke of the complex human connection that really sold the idea of the story about a man working through his mental disability, which we know as, "A Beautiful Mind." From story to story, film to film and television show to television show it is human connection. No matter how you add it up, it is human connection that we all long for and it is the process of exploring the human connection that sells in Hollywood.
 




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Friday, August 23, 2019

Double Dutch in the Spirit

Have you ever played it?

The prophet Elijah played it. Queen Esther, the apostle Paul and especially Jesus Christ have all played it.

God is turning the rope on purpose to one side. The enemy of our souls is turning the rope of defeat on the other side. You are the jumper. You have to already know your stance just like in the game so you can keep your balance. You have to know when and where to jump in or out as the Holy Spirit directs, like the clicks of the ropes hitting the ground. You have to listen for the speed of the ropes. The more advanced you are in your faith walk, the more you can hear how and when to keep jumping. You can even do a little footwork like the experts in competitions and children that play it often. However; the key is not to break the rhythm nor lose your balance. Like the game, the turners are also adapting to you. The enemy will pick up speed on his rope because he sees you're doing too well. God will then increase HIS rope so you don't fall behind. The enemy is like that person that turns double-handed that messes with the flow. Though they are opposing, there still is a rhythmic pattern. You have to hear the pattern in the Spirit realm.

I pray that no matter what, you listen for when the ropes hit so you know when to jump.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Important Information About "Broken Pieces"

The cast and production crew are EXTREMELY excited!  Some of you were not able to attend last year. That said, I am happy to announce a new relationship that brings with it the U.S. and U.K release of Broken Pieces!

"See the recently awarded production, Broken Pieces, NOW available on Amazon Prime Video! Even if you've seen it live, you've never seen it like this!" 
 
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Be well,

-Joy

Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Pressure Point

John 11:4

Sometimes, God has to allow things to get to the point where they look like they can't be salvaged, so HE will get the glory. If you could fix it in your timing so there is no trouble, you'd do it right? But then, who gets the recognition? Certainly, not God. No one likes the pressure point of any situation.

Jesus was with the disciples when He learned about Lazarus being ill. Jesus took His time. Not because HE didn't love Lazarus, for it is written that Jesus loved him. But Lazarus had to suffer. Lazarus had to suffer so others would believe that when he came out, it was nobody but by the son of God. Lazarus had to suffer to the point of death, so the faith of others would increase. Has GOD ever allowed things to look so bleak in an area of your life? Has GOD ever allowed something to look like it couldn't be turned around? Sometimes your suffering isn't for you. The word talks about us comforting others in the way we have been comforted. It's so the people around you can have belief when GOD does show up. When Jesus did show up and called Lazarus by name to get up, he did. Close calls are not by accident.

Jesus himself had to endure the negative pressure of being blamed for something he didn't do and being sentenced to death for it, so that so many of us would believe in His existence when He broke free of death. The word talks about patience in suffering. Would you suffer willingly, if it meant others would believe who GOD is and what HE is doing in your life? Some may say yes. But even Jesus asked for the cup of suffering to be removed. No one likes this part of the journey. The part of the journey where you have to look like the fool and be hurt until GOD delivers. But how would anyone know GOD is in control if they didn't have to see you look like you've been knocked down for the last time?

The next time you are at a pressure point, instead of asking God, "why me," ask, "besides me, who is it that you want to reveal your presence to?" You may be surprised.