Honored to be a Nominee and Presenter at the Los Angeles Nollywood Awards

I am truly honored to be a nominee for Strangers in a Book and a presenter tomorrow, Saturday, August 26th, the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards (LANFA). Numerous celebrities and VIPs expected at this event such as LANFA founder King Bassey, Honorees Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Check Point) and Dawna Lee Heising (Bladerunner, Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), Special Guest noted radio host and media personality Mother Love, Co-host Ford Austin (Live By Night, Bosch) and yours truly. Press Check-in is at 4:30pm, with red carpet arrivals at 5-6:30pm, the much anticipated awards presentation at 6:30pm-9:30pm and […]

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Honored to Moderate My Entertainment Attorney Nadia Davari’s Seminar on Avoiding the Horrors of Showbiz at ScareLA

On Sunday, Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. at the Education Stage of the Los Angeles Convention Center, Scare LA 2017 held the informative “The 7 Legal Pitfalls You Must Avoid Before Getting Into The Horror Entertainment Biz” with ScareLA’s own renowned entertainment attorney Nadia Davari, which I had the distinct honor of moderating. These ladies took the stage to guide attendees safely past the horror entertainment industry’s largest — and unexpected — pitfalls. Davari showed the attendees how to not get taken advantage of. To add a little practical spice, this seminar was moderated by Ghaffari, who herself has dealt first-hand with many of these pitfalls […]

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So Very Vida was the Mainstage MC at Wonder Women Tech

I was honored to be the main stage MC in the grand ballroom of the Long Beach Convention Center at the noted Wonder Women Tech (WWT) Conference on Sunday, July 17th. WWT was founded by Lisa Mae Brunson, a true creative visionary, speaker, author & social innovator that is committed to impacting humanity on a global scale. She created a  non-profit organization which produces an annual conference and series of educational programming and initiatives that highlights, educates, and celebrates women and diversity in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) innovation and entrepreneurialism. Their conferences and programming offer a variety of speakers, panel discussions, coding […]

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So Very Vida interviewed by Judy Goss on LA Talk Radio

I was honored to be interviewed by the fabulous Judy Goss the other day on her popular What Women Want show on LA Talk Radio. In addition to being a successful radio show host, St. Martin’s Press published author, and entrepreneur, she is the mother of twins. Judy is also a fellow Terp having also studied at the University of Maryland, College Park! Go Terps! You can tune into my interview here: http://latalkradio.com/sites/default/files/audio/Women-050416.mp3 As a More Magazine Editor/Better TV Correspondent Judy was chosen to interview celebrities such as former first lady Laura Bush in a private sit down and also […]

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Carla Collins and Tyrone Power Jr. Guesting on LA Talk Radio

Last night on Cameron’s show that I guest co-host on LA Talk Radio, we had  the talented duo of  comedienne and actress Carla Collins with her husband actor Tyrone Power Jr.   I met this lovely couple the night of their show at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. The were the grand finale of the Hollywood Shorts show, which was an amazing show and they were super funny in their sketch. Carla has a one woman show called Laugh After Death at the Whitefire this Wednesday, December 9th at 8pm. There is a $20 cover charge which includes drinks […]

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Filmmaker Thomas J. Churchill at the Born to Ride TV & Magazine 20th Anniversary Party

Very excited for my friend Thomas J. Churchill aka “Church”, a multi award-winning filmmaker that I can’t wait to work with on some of his upcoming projects! Church made a much anticipated appearance at the popular Born to Ride TV & Magazine 20th Anniversary Party at the Harley Davidson of Brandon dealership in Tampa, Florida this Sunday, November 22nd. Also in attendance was talented scream queen and award-winning actress Krista Grotte, who just shot three of Church’s films-Lazarus: Apocalypse, The Emerging Past and the upcoming Checkpoint, which got a lot of well deserved buzz at AFM. The film stars William Forsythe (The […]

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Vida Guests on the Tortoise and the Hare Show

I had a blast guesting earlier on The Tortoise and the Hare Experience on www.entertheshell.com. This cool show is hosted by the stunning actress, model and music producer Max Wasa (House of Manson, Smoke Filled Lungs) and DJ Turrtle. I was in great company as there were some amazing guests like legendary voiceover actor Billy West (Futurama, Ren & Stimpy) and the wonderful band Seven and Jack. Billy talked about his days on the Howard Stern Show, the wild and wooly world of voiceover, and how the industry has changed over the years. He was very, very inspiring and super […]

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Vida Guests on the Bikini Divas Show

I had a great time guesting on Saba Moor-Doucette and Babs’ Bikini Divas show on LA Talk Radio! It’s always fun to be a guest on this station as I guest co-host a show on Friday nights at 8pm PST with Cameron Datzker, so it’s fun to have my role reversed! I have known Saba for ages and am so inspired by her and Babs’ outlook on fitness and just leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Saba is also an award-winning filmmaker, dancer, sports model and trainer. And did I mention that she’s 72 years young and looks amazing! Saba […]

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Vida Guests on the Mother Love Show

I just guested on the Mother Love show on LA Talk Radio and I had a blast! Mother Love is a very witty and kind interviewer. She is a very seasoned host, having hosted at prominent Los Angeles radio stations such as KLSX, KACE FM, and a show on KFI. She is also the author of three books: Listen Up Girlfriends; Forgive or Forget, Never Underestimate the Power of Forgiveness; and, Half the Mother Twice the Love, My Journey to Better Health with Diabetes (October 2006). More info at www.latalkradio.com and http://www.themotherloveshow.com/

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Vida Guests on the Tyrone Tann Show on Indie 100 Radio

I just guested on Stauros Entertainment’s Tyrone Tann show on Indie 100 Radio. Tyrone is a super cool, stylish and insightful host and just a really sweet person. What I admire about him is that he has a strong background in the industry, but is very humble and unaffected by it. He’s also very well spoken and a great interviewer, so it was a great experience for me to guest on his show. More info at http://indie100.com/ and http://www.StaurosEntertainment.TV

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