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).
Once again former President Donald Trump was the most talked about man in the news cycle (this time as a result of a raid on his Florida social club Mar-a-logo) and you know who couldn’t be happier about that but Donald Trump. Robinson argues, “This entire fiasco was orchestrated by him, it was Trump not the Justice department or an unnamed source who tipped the media off to the fact that Mar-a-logo had been raided and he did so with the dramatic flair of a Hollywood screenwriter all in an attempt to capture the media spotlight and it worked. Trump is like a drug that the media claims they don’t like but they can’t do without,” says entertainment executive, producer and lawyer Warren D. Robinson, “the truth is no matter how much they say otherwise the mainstream media needs Trump. The one thing both conservative and liberal outlets have in common is that just the mention of his name drives ratings and clicks upward for both, they all need Trump.” Robinson says one needs to look no further than the huge media coverage of Liz Cheney’s primary loss in Wyoming this week as proof of how much Trump has hijacked the media cycle. “Who cares about a primary in the least populated state in the nation?” Robinson points out, “There is no reason Liz Cheney’s loss should matter to anyone outside of Wyoming but the media had to descend because they couldn’t miss the chance to capture any negative talk about President Trump, and media savvy Cheney didn’t disappoint.” Robinson also believes Trump’s hijacking of the news cycle isn’t going to let up anytime soon. “They love the ratings and Trump loves the attention so I don’t foresee a breakup between the two anytime soon.”
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.
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