Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jannel Rap: Music Iconoclast

Talk Show host Dr. Arlene Barro created her WIN Without
Competing! show for candidates, employees, entrepreneurs and employers to learn about her Right Fit Method from her guest interviews.

On WIN Without Competing! Dr. Arlene will interview singer-songwriter Jannel Rap who, according to the International Music Connection Magazine, is one of the top 50 iconoclasts of the music business along side the Eagles, Lil Wayne, Robert Plant and many more.

Jannel has five solo CDs that have received national airplay. She is currently working on her 6th solo CD entitled..."Are We There Yet?" She has shared the stage with John Waite, Sophie B. Hawkins, Stevie Wonder, Sandi Patty, The Yardbirds, Nickel Creek, Eddie Money, Rick Springfield's band- The Squirts, Susan Gibson (Dixie Chicks), Lowen and Navarro, Loudon Wainright III, James Valentine of Maroon 5, Tyrone Wells, and Ronnie Cox.

Her music has been featured in the television shows "America Lost and FOUND", and "Elimidate," in Karen Black's play "Missouri Waltz," the Henry Jaglom films "Going Shopping" and "Irene In Time," the documentary: "800 CDs" and the film "Costa Rican Summer" starring Pamela Anderson.

Jannel founded GINA for Missing Persons FOUNDation after the disappearance of her sister, Gina, in 2000. The GINA FOUNDation was featured twice on the Grammy Awards Program along with Jannel and numerous contributing artists, including Meatloaf, Michael C. Ross, Christina Aguilera, Vanessa Carlton, Little Feat and Sheila E.

Annually, Jannel takes her band Clementine on the Squeaky Wheel Tour which is a 19 day event beginning on Gina’s disappearance date and winding down on her birthday. Jannel is considered an expert on call for missing person cases featured on national TV shows such as Nancy Grace.

She was the host of "America Lost and FOUND” and co-hosted the CRN’s Digital Talk Radio “Live from Studio C Street.” The TV show "FINDing Gina," about Jannel and her band, Clemetine, is under development. It's a reality series about a band on the road looking for one of their member's sisters and in the process they meet the families of the missing to help them gain media attention for their loved ones. People are FOUND. Jannel will be the host.

Jannel is the author of 30 Days in a Life that chronicles a specific 30-day period in her life. This book not only gives you a view into the day to day life of this uniquely driven woman, but brings to light how her sister's disappearance has created life lessons and changes she would have never experienced otherwise.

Join Dr. Arlene as she uncovers how Jannel’s passion for music has inspired her to turn tragedy into a mission for helping others.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rachel Brill: Superstar on the Rise

Talk Show host Dr. Arlene Barro created her WIN Without Competing! show for candidates, employees, entrepreneurs and employers to learn about her Right Fit Method from her guest interviews.

On WIN Without Competing! Dr. Arlene will interview Rachel Brill, Vice President of Development at ZOO Productions. In 2001, Rachel joined ZOO Productions as an intern and quickly showed her creativity which propelled her to Vice President of Development in 2008. In her current position, Rachel manages project development and production (both written and media) relevant to pitches, presentations, and pilots which has included the FOX primetime game show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” and TVLand's "How'd You Get So Rich?" with Joan Rivers. In addition to her responsibilities in development, Rachel has played a key role on the production teams of ZOO’s recent shows including truTV’s “Speeders” and “Speeders Fight Back”, Lifetime’s “Let the Good Times Roll”, CMT’s “Bandits vs. Smokies”, MTV’s “Tila Tequila’s Spring Break Fantasy Couple”. Rachel is also developing the docu-series “The Pellicano Girls.” and a studio game show for NBC.

As an invited speaker at the Association of Film Commissioners International Cineposium in November, Rachel will be part of a panel discussing “Non-Fiction Productions: The Bread & Butter of the Industry?”

Rachel’s passion for a career in television started early as she was growing up in Los Angeles. Then, as a college student at the University of Miami, Rachel worked as the student producer, director & editor of “UMIQ,” a scholastic “Jeopardy” like game show where she garnered accolades including the Telly Award (a national award recognizing the best in non-commercial television), the Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. Award (a national award recognizing the best in college television), and the Aegis Award (a national video and film production award recognizing outstanding work, judged by peers). Rachel took a semester sabbatical to travel as the event planner for the Al Gore/​Joe Lieberman Presidential Campaign in 2000 and at a later time worked on events for President William Jefferson Clinton just after he left the White House.

During her junior year in college, Rachel seized the opportunity to intern for MTV's Summer Beach House which laid the groundwork to a full time position with ZOO Productions. Starting as a Production Assistant and quickly becoming Executive Assistant to partners Barry Poznick & John Stevens, she coordinated all aspects of business and personal life for two executive producers, including: new project development, current network administration, casting, maintaining schedules, coordinating travel, expense reports, maintaining relationships with creative executives, agents, managers, and talent, assisting in corporate sponsorships for annual charity fundraiser, live event coordination, and shoot day logistics for various projects.

As Rachel rose through the ranks at ZOO Productions, her credits along the way include: MTV’s “The Morning After”, Oxygen’s “Girls Behaving Badly” and “Kids Behaving Badly”, CBS’s “Rob & Amber Get Married”, History Channel’s “Where Did it Come From?”, Spike’s “Video Game Awards”, and a private concert with rap star Snoop Dogg and The Pussycat Dolls.

Join Dr. Arlene as she uncovers Rachel’s success strategies and future plans.

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