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1st Quarter Check-In

Greetings Friends!!

As we wrap up the 1st quarter of 2015, it’s time to check-in and take inventory with yourself, goals, dreams, objectives and desires. Have you sown the necessary seeds? Have you learned something new about yourself and your craft? Have you done at least one thing a day to attain what you want? Are you clear on your strengths and weaknesses? Are you aware of your best human and artistic assets? Are you honoring your spirit and truths? Are you being specific in your pursuits? Are you clear in regards to your capabilities? What are your values? What are you motives? What do you think of yourself as an individual? “KNOW THYSELF”. The greatest responsibility entrusted to man is that of developing him/herself. Do you have a positive attitude? All of these things are important.

This 1st quarter for me has been quite challenging. However, I knew I had to keep working. My artists trust and depend on me to be well. And I mean spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally and artistically. My adversities gives me even greater permission to be better and better in my pursuits and as a teacher. Artists…We Must Keep Working. Persistence, Tenacity and Faith!!!

More News to Come!!! Thank you!!!

Sincere in The Craft,


Blessings Abound!!

Greetings Friends!

This has been a blessed week for me and I wanted to share my joy with you! In my line of work, I don’t get to go out and be social very often. I always have my face in a script, breaking down sides or reading new material to better my self as a teacher. I am committed to my assignment. Therefore, when a breakthrough comes through, I believe it’s important to share because hard work always pays off! We don’t have to always know when.

This week I am the New Yorker of the week in The NY Amsterdam News! Here is the link, please take a read. A special thank you to my publicist BJ Coleman. He’s awesome!

Then, I was on Twitter advertising Pandora’s Box, that’s coming up on April 27th, 9pm at Stage 72. Special guest stars Monifah Carter and Sandra Reaves-Phillips,

A wonderful woman, Nigeria from Urban Buzz Magazine, picked up on it and we did an on the spot interview!!!  Take a listen!

And last but definitely not least, I was offered help for my crowd funding campaign for my screenplay, MELINDA. Thank you Leo Rising!!! I have full confidence that the financial blessing I need to bring my dream to the screen will come. I trust God! And I need your help!


Thank you for taking the time to read my blogs. God bless you and Godspeed!


Sincere in the Craft,






Love Always, Marishka



Hello Friends!

I have learned much since 1/1/15. You must always be in a state of awareness to receive new information. I am extremely grateful to Dierdra and Christopher McDowell of Eden Entertainment for trusting me with their dream and vision. It was clearly a collaborative effort. As a director, I am aware that it would be foolish to take all the credit. Are you kidding me??!!! Let’s talk about the script that was lovingly crafted. Let’s talk about the cast! Thank you Anna Marie Brown, Walter Masterson, Josh Hardwick, Pooya Mohseni, La Rivers, Sebastian Galvez, Dierdra McDowell, Santoya Fields, Scott Jackson, Anthony Laurent, Karwee Marshall, Asheley Arico, Brandon Alexander, Taylor D. Martin, Patricia Polanco, Rommell Sermons. You guys made my life as a director easy. Because of your trust and willingness. I tell my actors, “I’m only as good as you are!” You bring 210%, I’ll match it! I thank the DP to make up! We did it together!

Thank you to those who came out to support! Your presence was a true blessing. This is why we do what we do… To change lives. We as storytellers have the ability to touch the consciousness of our recipients. My goal as a director/storyteller is to have you leave, in some way different, from whence you came in. May God continue to bless me with this opportunity.

What’s been most fun this year, is meeting new creatives that say, ” I want to work with you.” My reply to this… “I am happy to serve. Please call me.”

See you soon,