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Next Live Broadcast Airs on Saturday, 5/26/2018 @ 10 am ET
with Special Guest Laura Mae Poore, Christian Casting 
Topic:  " Christian Casting with Laura Mae Poore"
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About the Show

Welcome to the Up2Me Magazine Show! 
Join Host Gabby G and Guests as they go behind the scenes of successful small businesses and the entertainment industry.
Gabby G is a passionate on air personality who naturally has the "gift of gab".  Gabby G sets a conversational tone with her guests as though she has known them all of their life.  Guest share what they have learned from their challenges, struggles, failures and successes while balancing faith, family  & their careers.  
Broadcasting from Philadelphia, PA.

More about the Live Broadcast on Saturday, 5/26/2018 @ 10 am ET with Special Guest Laura Mae Poore, Christian Casting

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title/Topic:  " Christian Casting with Laura Mae Poore"

In this episode Gabby G and Laura will talk about Laura's story and journey to Christian Casting and how Christian Casting sets itself apart from other casting agencies.

Meet Laura Mae:  Laura Mae is a momma of 8 with an unquenchable passion for life and a desire to share that excitement with all she encounters. She is a wife of 17 years, mom, school teacher (music/drama), homeschooler, actress, comedian (with the Christian Comedy Chicks), motivational speaker, singer songwriter, talent coach/consultant, essential oils mentor and entrepreneur- after several years of hoping and praying, she is preparing to launch ChristianCasting.com, and Up2Me Radio has the first exclusive interview to tell you all about it.  Laura's experience and credits include:

  • AMTC for almost 7 years before they closed, as a Talent Administrator, Team Leader,           Coach, Talent Scout, and social media coordinator.
  • Movies as Casting Director: The Order of Rights (extras casting), Summer of ‘67 (extras casting) and A Blood Throne (principles casting)
  • Drama coach/teacher for 20 years
  • Walmart commercial
  • Shannen Fields (Facing the Giants, Suing the Devil, The Order of Rights), Ben Davies (Courageous, Fireproof, Rumor of Wars) and Emma Elle Roberts...
  • Emma Elle Roberts (I’m Not Ashamed, The Order of Rights);
  • Tour Manager for 3 months with Kirk Cameron’s Living Room Reset
  • Singer highlight: singing with Buddy Greene (co-writer of Mary Did You Know) at a Christian Comedy Association event 

Comedy highlights- national tour with the Christian Comedy Chicks as comedian/musician; in our 3rd season of our CCChicks radio show on iTunes; opening comic for Anita Renfroe’s (Women of Faith) last DVD taping show; interviewing Jeff Foxworthy on our CCChicks radio show. 

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with Special Guest Madeline Carroll starring in the movie "I Can Only Imagine"

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  Up Close with Madeline Carroll star of the movie I Can Only Imagine

Join Gabby G and Madeline as they talk about the film I Can Only Imagine, Madeline's role in the movie and the movie's message.

Meet Madeline:   Madeline is starring in the film  "I Can Only Imagine" with Dennis Quaid directed by Andy and Jon Erwin. 

Madeline Carroll began modeling when she was 3-years old after being “discovered” in a nail shop in Sherman Oaks, California. Madeline is best remembered for her starring role in Swing Vote opposite Kevin Costner. Her television and film resume includes Grey's Anatomy, NCIS,  The Spy Next Door (Jackie Chan), Mr. Popper's Penguins (Jim Carrey) and the film adaptation of Wendelin Van Draanen's novel, Flipped directed by Rob Reiner, and Machine Gun Preacher directed by Marc Forster.  Madeline has also appeared in over 65 commercials, and several tv shows such as Scandal with Kerry Washington, Lie to me, NCIS, and Cold Case to name a few.   She is active in giving to Generosity Water founded by Jordan and Philip Wagner, She also volunteers at The Dream Center and partners with her family in feeding the homeless every Tuesday night.  Won “Woman's Impact Award” by The Dream Center

with Special Guests John Eric Bentley and Patrick Walsh

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title/Topic:  " Living Biblically"

In this Episode Host Gabby G chats with John Eric Bentley and Patrick Walsh about their journey as a Actor and a Producer in the smash CBS Comedy Hit "Living Biblically"

Meet John - To Be Presented


Meet Patrick -  Patrick Walsh got his start writing for FX's long-running hit "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Since, Walsh has served as a Producer on NBC's "Outsourced," a Co-Executive Producer on CBS's "2 Broke Girls" and a Consulting Producer on Judd Apatow's HBO series "Crashing." He has twice been the intoxicated narrator on Comedy Central's "Drunk History," he penned jokes for last year's "White House Correspondents Dinner," and he is currently Executive Producer and Showrunner of the CBS series "Living Biblically!"

with Special Guest Jenn Gotzon Chandler

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:   “My Daddy Is In Heaven” with Jenn Gotzon Chandler , ‘An Uplifting Story of Faith Tested....and Rediscovered.

Meet Jenn:  Award-winning actress Jenn Gotzon Chandler made a niche playing historical and real-life characters as seen in MY DADDY IS IN HEAVEN. Her breakout role as President Nixon’s daughter, Tricia Nixon, directed by Ron Howard in FROST/NIXON, and ALONE YET NOT ALONEa novel-turned-movie, credits her in films with six Academy Awardâ nominations. Gotzon Chandler loves playing the protagonist who transforms from brokenness to wholeness through the story. Her goal is to impact and inspire audiences through the art of storytelling on film. She stars in many family movies available on Amazon including top-grossing faith-based comedy LOVE DIFFERENT and the following for which she won awards for her performances: DOONBY, GOD’S COUNTRY, JULIE AND JACK, THE SACRED ETERNAL, THE GOOD BOOK and UNBRIDLED. She strives to be a role model mentoring teens and as a public speaker. With her husband, Jim E. Chandler, she will soon be seen in the Lionsgate rom-com SAVING FAITH. 

https://www.facebook.com/MyDaddyIsInHeaven

with Special Guests Glen and Monica Dick 

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title/Topic:  " Our Love Story" 

Join Gabby G as she welcomes Glen and Monica Dick to the show for a conversation on love and how their journey together lead to a meaningful and purposeful life.

Meet Glen and Monica Dick:  

Glen Dick

Having always loved nature and drawing, Glen Dick graduated from Temple University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. One year later, in 1995, Glen broke his neck at C4/5 and became paralyzed from the chest down. Since his accident, Glen has taught himself to paint with his mouth, concentrating his artwork on the beauty and solace he finds in nature and the wonder of seeing it through his daughter’s eyes. Being an advocate for disability education, he also published his first children’s book last year, “We Can Go Anywhere: My Adventures on Daddy’s Chair”. Glen was born and raised in Doylestown, PA and currently lives in Chalfont, PA with his wife and 8 year old daughter.

Monica Dick

Monica began her almost 20 year career in Marketing for Campbell Soup Company and, among other positions, ran the Marketing Department for Tasty Baking Company (Tastykake). She earned her MBA in Marketing from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where she has been an Adjunct Food Marketing Professor. She currently serves as the Secretary and Administrator for the Giving Angels Foundation, a 100% volunteer organization that provides life-changing therapies, medical supplies and equipment to special needs children from low income families. She lives in Chalfont, Pennsylvania with her husband (who is a quadriplegic) and daughter and enjoys traveling, reading, organizing, working out and spending time at her lake house in Western New York.


with Special Guest Katie Garibaldi, Singer & Songwriter

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title/Topic:  "Up Close and Personal with Katie Garibaldi"

Tune in as Gabby G welcomes Singer and Songwriter Katie Garibaldi.  Join Gabby G and Katie as Katie shares her journey, inspiration and her music!

Meet Katie:  Katie Garibaldi is a San Francisco, CA based singer/songwriter and guitar player who has been releasing music independently for about half of her life thus far. Elmore Magazine describes Garibaldi’s sound as, “sweet, smooth music that is equal parts old‐school pop princess and folk songstress.” The songwriter has a characteristic musical style wherein her country‐tinged dreamy folk gives her a distinct sound—ethereal Americana with sparkling memorable melodies.

with Special Guest BJ Arnett, Host, BJA Today

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:   "A Women Pioneer in Entertainment" - BJA Today with BJ Arnett

In this Episode Host Gabby G welcomes BJ Arnett to the conversation in honor of Women Pioneers in the entertainment industry.  BJ will share her story and journey into the entertainment industry in addition to talking about her television show called BJA Today and the outlook of women in entertainment from her lens and years of experience.

Meet BJ Arnett:  Producer, Director, Costume/ Stylist /Buyer and educator of over 40 years. Former NBC 11Alive noon news anchor and entertainment/lifestyle reporter, Mrs.BJ Arnett is no stranger to the film and entertainment industry. As host and associate producer of Employment Line and Primetime for Georgia Public Television, additionally, TV69, (now CW) with Community, Beat of the City and Soul of Atlanta.  BJ is familiar with investigative reporting and producing with her current talk shows BJA Today produced by Camy Arnett Production Studios andThis Day with BJ Arnett.

with Special Guest Ed Kenny, Pro Network Marketer 

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title/Topic:  Shuffle with Elify - Virtual Business Cards- Tools of the Future

Special Guest Ed Kenny, Professional Network Marketer, Motivational Speaker

Join Gabby G and Ed as they talk about mobile marketing, virtual business cards and Shuffle with Elify, tools of the future.  

Meet Ed:  Ed Kenny is a nationally recognized and world renowned professional network marketer. Ed has trained and motivated those in his field on a national and international level. With over 20 years in sales and network marketing combined, he is currently a top leader and money earner at Viridian International which is a 500-million-dollar company. He continues to be well respected in his industry and among the most sought-after trainers and speakers worldwide. In addition, Ed is also currently a Master Affiliate with Shuffle by Elify, a Virtual Business Card technology considered to be the tool of the future.

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with Special Guest Tamica Harris, Singer & Songwriter 

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  "Singing the National Anthem with Tamica Harris"

In this Episode Gabby G and Tamica talk about Tamica's story and journey to where she is currently in her young life and career as a singer/songwriter.  Tamica will also share her journey and experience becoming a anthem singer for the Nashville Predators Hockey League and so much more as a singer in Nashville!

Meet Tamica:  Singer, songwriter, social media’s #MoonChildMusing, vocalist Tamica Harris is becoming nationally known for her vocal talents as one of the anthem singers for the Nashville Predators Hockey League.

As a native of Nashville, TN, Tamica was immersed in music at a young age. She fell in love with singing, at the age of 5, after hearing Whitney Houston. Her parents were very supportive in developing her musical abilities. Tamica was a student at the W.O. Smith Community Music School which afforded her many opportunities such as performing with Aaron Neville, Shania Twain, and Dolly Parton. She attended Tennessee State University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Music, and then went on to Middle Tennessee State University earning her Master of Arts degree in Vocal Performance.

Tamica has graced the stage singing various styles of music. With her passion for opera, jazz and neo-soul, she plans to release an EP soon. When she is not working on music Tamica enjoys spending time with her sons Jerrion and Jaxson.

As she goes forth realizing her dreams to be a successful recording artist, Tamica simply wants to spread a message of love in her passion for music.

#PeaceLoveAndMusic #MoonChildMusing #YoureAmazing #PredsDiva

with Special Guest Douglas Maddox, Producer/Director of  "The Christmas Ranch"

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  "The Christmas Ranch"  for the 2017 Holiday Season

In this Episode Host Gabby G and Douglas will talk about the film "The Christmas Ranch" a film directed and produced by Doug.  A holiday family film just in time for the 2017 holiday season.  A touching story and a must movie now on DVD to see! To learn more about the movie visit www.thechristmasranch.com

Special Promotion!  Get your copy of The Christmas Ranch DVD for $12.99- FREE SHIPPING at www.dbmfilmstore.com  

with The Thomas Sisters, Recording Artists

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  "Meet The Thomas Sisters" on their way to Nashville!

Record Label: 'Nashville Entertainment Weekly Records' with Jill Santibanez and TJ Cates on Music Row in Nashville 

In this episode Host Gabby G and Guest The Thomas Sisters, Tiffany and Theresa will discuss their journey into becoming recording artists.  The Thomas Sister will share their story and discuss their latest EP  and one of the songs from their latest EP will be played so tune in!

Meet the Thomas Sisters:

The Thomas Sisters may have recently release their first single, "I'll See You" from their all-original EP, "Love Chased Me", but they have been impacting communities with their anointed music ministry and warm, vibrant personalities for many years.  Recently opening for Danny Gokey, they received a standing ovation for their music ministry.

To learn more about the Thomas Sisters and their music visit them at www.thomassisters.com

with Special Guest Aaron Marcus, Author, Actor & Coach

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title :  "Book the Job"

Join Host Gabby G and Aaron as they discuss the challenges and opportunities in the Acting and Modeling Industry.  Aaron will share some of the "secrets" , insights and tips on how to book the job!

Meet Aaron:  Aaron Marcus has been a full-time actor for over 30 years.  He has been cast in over 1,200 acting and modeling jobs to date. You have seen him on the TV shows, House of Cards (reoccurring role) , Gotham, Mr. Robot, Do No Harm, Law & Order, and Rectify, Halt and Catch Fire, The Wire, West Wing, as well as film projects such as Project Almanac, Philomena, Eugene, A Modest Suggestion, Buck Run and Fishbowl.  Aaron Marcus has written “How to Become a Successful Actor and Model.


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with Special Guest Staff Sergeant Timothy Payne

Episode Title and Description

Title:  "Chosen Leadership"

Join Host Gabby G as she welcomes Staff Sergeant Timothy Payne to the show. Staff Sergeant Timothy Payne will share his compelling story and journey to where he is today and how he is inspiring and serving others through  www.chosenleadership.com

Meet Staff Sergeant Timothy Payne:

Staff Sergeant Timothy Payne grew up in Buffalo New York and graduated high school August 2001. After the attacks on 9/11 he joined the United States Army as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. After 7 years he deployed twice to Iraq and became an expert infantryman. He was one of the top recruiters in New York State fiscal year 2007. After attempting Special Forces four times he was deployed to Afghanistan. Before his third deployment, he prayed for the first time and asked God to save his men in exchange for his life. After many casualties, all Leaders lost men except him and combat patrols ended. The same day the Taliban attacked the Company Outpost and SSG Payne killed an attacking insurgent. The next day after all patrols were halted one last patrol was called for to clear out trees where he killed that terrorist. Soon as he went out there he was attacked and blown up losing both legs.  Three years later he fought through medication addiction and being suicidal. Throughout the whole process Sergeant Payne was healing slowly. President Barrack Obama invited him to The White House on three occasions. Also while rehabilitating Sergeant Payne chose adaptive sports to aid in his recovery and just as he began Prince Harry of England came to Bethesda Naval Hospital and visited the Wounded Warriors. Payne and Prince Harry spoke for quite awhile and appeared on all the news stations.

After retiring Staff Sergeant Payne self-published two books detailing the process of recovery. He was able to speak at many venues sharing his story. More notable venues were with the Christian Cultural Club at the United Nations, the Joint Special Operations Command, President Obama, President Bush and Prince Harry at the 2016 Invictus Games. He won 11 medals with 7 being gold while competing in the games and his main drive is to share his healing process with anyone willing to listen. He appeared on ESPN, Men’s Health and multiple news platforms. He had many supernatural experiences with God leading him through the whole process. Lastly he traveled back to the Middle East to provide humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in hostile areas without regarding his own life. The motivation flowing through Payne is divine and extremely inspiring, his book Chosen is a must read for all people

with Special Guest Donna Krutz Moore, MakeUp/Hair Artist in the Christian Film Industry 

Episode Title and Description

Special Guest:  Donna Krutz Moore, MakeUp/Hair Artist in the Film Industry

Episode Title:  " MakeUp/Hair in the Film Industy

In this episode Gabby G and Donna talk about her personal journey into becoming a MakeUp/Hair Artist and how she got into the film industry.  Donna will share the diifferent types of films she has worked on and how important hair and makeup is in setting the character and time period of films.  

Meet Donna Krutz Moore:  Donna is a make-up/hair artist in the faith based and family film industry.   Her career started in Aug 2012 working as a make-up/hair assistant on the film “Touched by Grace”  From her very first day on set, she fell in love with working in the film industry.  Donna has since gone on to work on 14 feature films, the Fox News TV series Legends & Lies (Season 3 Civil War) and many other film projects.  Donna believes her career in the film industry is a gift from God.  Something He knew she would love before she even knew it was a possibility.    

with Special Guest Rebecca Croft of the Cedar Breaks Band

 

In Photo Rebecca Croft of the Cedar Breaks Band

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title " Believe"

In this Episode Gabby G and Rebecca discuss Rebecca's journey and discovery of her life purpose that led her to the Cedar Breaks Band.  Highlight and accomplishments of the Cedar Breaks Band will be discussed and their latest release will be played! Upcoming Cedar Breaks Band appearances will be shared.

Meet Rebecca:

 Rebecca Croft discovered her passion for singing and performing after beginning vocal training at age eleven.  She continued to sing and write music, collaborating with acclaimed songwriter and producer Steele Croswhite, culminating in her self-titled debut album in 2010.  Rebecca’s accomplishments feature many awards and performances, including music and film festival wins as a lead vocalist with Cedar Breaks Band.

with Special Guests TJ Cates & Jill Santibanez
Creators of 
Nashville Entertainment Weekly

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title "Up Close with TJ Cates and Jill Santibanez"

In this Episode Gabby G, TJ and Jill discuss the inspiration, journey and purpose to creating Nashville Entertainment Weekly

Meet TJ Cates:

TJ Cates began in Entertainment in the early 90's as an actor. He was signed to a S.A.G. Agency and has worked on international war films and National TV series. He has worked along side many of Hollywood's Leaders. He worked for networks such as History Channel, TRUTV, HBO, BET, Fox, ABC, and others. He started a production company TJ Cates Productions that made many projects from commercial, short films, and a feature "Como Hunt Club' based on his Published Faith Based book.
Over time he began coming to Nashville from his home in Memphis to work on more film projects. It was in Nashville that things seemed to be taking off so around 2012 he moved there. He was offered a job by Warner Brothers in Hollywood to Open and Manage Nashville Market for TMZ. He was offered a 3 year contract to continue but chose to instead start the company "Nashville Entertainment Weekly. It began with a need he saw of artists working hard in Nashville but not getting attention. It has now grown in a short time to be Nashville's #1 Social Media Entertainment Show with  viewers and guest from all around the world. It is now also the parent company for Nashville Artists management and Nashville Entertainment Weekly Records with Head Quarters on Historic Music Row. All of these companies are promoted though the one hour #TJTV  all new programming each week. "It gives Artists on the way to be seen to 2  million weekly viewers and  a chance to break the ceiling set by CMT now based in California." . It is now the Top Rated Entertainment Show in Nashville in the 10 P.M. time slot.  Although over the past few years he has enjoyed success with hosting on CMT, and even being a Producer for America's Got Talent. He is Focusing mostly building the brand with partner Jill Santibanez  Nashville Entertainment Weekly. It now offers "A one Stop Shop" for artist to have a Foot Print in Nashville while traveling or living out of town.   

Meet Jill Santibanez:
Jill Santibanez grew up in Orange County California, and discovered her passion for Acting in Los Angeles, acting and working as a Booking Agent on several Big Studio Productions, and becoming a SAG/AFTRA Eligible Actor. Jill moved to Nashville in 2010 to be closer to her older sister Courtney that has 3 beautiful children and who has lived in TN since 2000. Jill grew up in a big family, so family is a huge priority for her, so she's really enjoying being an Aunt. Jill continued working as a Booking Agent and Actor in Nashville, then later met TJ Cates on the Red Carpet of the Nashville Film Festival in 2014. Jill and TJ clicked instantly, with their passion for filmmaking and strong work ethics. 

Jill and TJ have since created the Television Show, 'Nashville Entertainment Weekly,' which reaches over 2 Million Viewers every Friday Night on Channel 49 in Middle Tennessee. Together they also created their Music Row Management Company, 'Nashville Artist Management,' which offers Social Media Assistance, along with assisting in booking their Artists on Stage in Nashville, as well as Radio, Television and Booking Agent opportunities. They also created their Music Row Record Label, 'Nashville Entertainment Weekly Records,' which offers Nationwide Radio Play to their Recording Artists, in but not limited to the following genres: Country, Americana, Pop, Rock, Praise. Check out their website to view their Recording Artist Roster, to book their Recording Artists, and to submit your Music for Management, Record Label and their Television Show opportunities www.NashvilleEnertainmentWeekly.com

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More About the Show

This show is a companion to Up2Me Magazine. With the gift of "Gab" Host 

Gabby G facilitates everyday conversations with guests about facing one's situation, the power of making a decision and taking positive action in one's life.  Guest's will share their "Up2Me" moment(s) that moved them onto a path in their journey towards awakening or refreshing their life purpose to empower balancing faith, family and lifestyle.

Host Gabby G's Bio

Gail Metzbower was born and raised as the seventh of 10 children in Baltimore, Maryland. She spent her formative and teen years developing her love of musical theater and the arts by studying and performing in her school productions, local community colleges, theaters, summer stock, a repertory acting company and Maryland Public Television.

Gail followed her dream and moved to Hollywood, California where she experienced the “business” side of the industry working with the Albert G. Ruben Co., Entertainment Insurance Agency in Beverly Hills as a Claims Representative. 

Gail has a long and impressive work history.  Gail's passion for the performing arts, media and in uplifting people led her to becoming a part of the Atlanta Life Media Team and now the host of  Up2Me Radio. Gail currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband Curt and son Grayson.  


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