A Hollywood Icon and Social Activist w/ Richard Gant

Listen to our conversation with American actor and passionate social activist Richard Gant.

Join us for a truly special edition of Noir360 as we sit down for a fascinating conversation with Richard Gant, an American actor and passionate social activist whose illustrious career in film and television includes iconic roles in movies like Rocky V, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie, and The Big Lebowski. Additionally, he has graced hit television series such as Deadwood, Men of a Certain Age, Seinfeld and Friends.

Richard brings his unique perspective to the impending Hollywood strike between studios and actors and writers. This crucial discussion revolves around various pressing issues, including the impact of emerging technologies like AI, the need for better financial accountability within streaming media distribution and studios, and the protection of image and voice rights for actors.

Our conversation also delves into Richard’s remarkable journey, tracing his presence and evolution from the vibrant era of the New York Theatre Renaissance to the heart of Hollywood. Through his unwavering dedication and talent, he has risen to become an actor who demands the attention of any serious artist. Beyond his acting career, Richard’s off-screen pursuits include co-founding My Mandela Moment, a social networking campaign that celebrates and upholds the principles of leadership and community service as exemplified by Dr. Nelson Mandela.

Noir 360 is a series of podcast conversations celebrating international Black filmmaking in all its diversity, hosted by Rashid Bahati.

  • A poster of the 2024 AVP Summit, which took place in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
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