INTERVIEW ON THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SHOW, MEDIA PARTNER OF THIS SITE.
Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed filmmaker Warren D. Robinson (image below).
Price and Robinson discuss cases around the country that are creating divisions around the country.
Harkening back to the days of the OJ Simpson trial, the nation for the last two weeks has been engulfed with television coverage of two live criminal trials, happening at the same time. In Kenosha, Wisconsin you had Kyle Rittenhouse who killed two people during a protest with an AR-15 while down in Brunswick, Georgia three defendants are charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery. “Both of these trials have a better cast than any reality show.” According to entertainment executive, producer and lawyer Warren D. Robinson. “In the Rittenhouse case you have a loony, Barney Fife type judge, a lead (Kyle Rittenhouse) who is either a superhero flying in to save a burning city or a dangerous vigilante who came to agitate an already tense situation and a smarmy prosecutor know one really likes. In Georgia, you have this southern attorney (who resembles Matlock in look and tone) who continuously makes outrageous and borderline racist statements, three southern ‘good ole boy’ defendants and the occasional celebrity cameo from the likes of Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson, you couldn’t have scripted this better.” Regardless, of what the verdicts are from the criminal courts, Robinson believes, the court of public opinion has very much made up their minds hence the reason these cases have become media sensations. “America is divided right now and these cases prove that.” He says, “Nobody is watching to digest the evidence and come to an informed opinion; they’re watching to see if their side is vindicated or not.”
According to a statement, “Entertainment executive and producer, Warren D. Robinson believes that when organizations are willing to have open and honest conversations about race and their own bias they can commit to meaningful change. We have seen this recently in the form of Hollywood award shows, particularly, the Grammys and the Academy Awards (Oscars). The Recording Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have both taken concrete steps to diversify their ranks and address inherit biases in their voting processes. As a result we have the most diverse crop of award winners/nominees, respectively, we’ve ever seen. Contrast that with the scandal and production shutdown currently at CBS’s The Talk, which resulted because a co-host was unable to properly engage in a conversation about race, address her own bias and commit to doing better. ‘The key part to every conversation’ Warren says, ‘starts with listening. Listening and hearing are different and if you are unable to listen then you are unable to have a conversation.’
“Warren D. Robinson, is an avid and accomplished entertainment executive, motivational speaker, host, life coach and award winning producer who created the wildly popular series, Buried by the Bernards, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
“Warren has served as an entertainment consultant, manager and producer, facilitating, appearing and negotiating high powered deals on behalf of his clients in front of such companies as: Warner Brothers, BET, CNN, Freemantle, Best Buy, TV ONE, Netflix, Lifetime, Fox News, WE TV, E!, NBC Universal, Viacom and more. In addition, Warren’s entertainment prowess includes coordinating, partnering and/or producing events for: legendary actress Pam Grier, Taraji P Henson, Gabrielle Union, Vivica A Fox, Soul singer Eddie Levert (of the O’Jays), Comedian Mike Epps, Angie Stone, Flavor Flav, the Indianapolis Colts, Donna Joyner-Richardson, Stephanie Mills, Erykah Badu and Tom Joyner among others. Warren graduated from Indiana University (B.A.-Political Science) and Howard University School Of Law (J.D.).”
Learn more about Warren D. Robinson and his work here.
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW IN ITS ENTIRETY HERE