First Iranian to be Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

On Saturday, May 19th, many celebrities and luminaries in the martial arts world and yours truly (!) will be inducted into the prestigious USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame at their gala at the Doubletree Hilton at 6161 West Centinela in Los Angeles. I will the first person of Iranian descent to be inducted into this prestigious hall of fame and be awarded amongst the likes of legendary actor and master Stephen Lang (Avatar), legendary action star Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Steve McQueen: American Icon opposite Mel Gibson), legendary action star Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop 1 and […]

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The World Networks 2018 Entrepreneur Awards Gala

The World Networks Announces 2018 Entrepreneur Awards Gala Celebrating Extraordinary Entrepreneurs Who Are Making Positive Changes in the World Through Innovation Awards Gala on Tuesday, April 4, 2018 from 7-11 pm @ Legacy Ballroom in Glendale, CA. RED CARPET 7PM-8PM WHAT: The World Networks 2018 Entrepreneur Awards Gala Black Tie Red Carpet & VIP Networking Reception, Gourmet Full-Course Sit-Down Dinner Awards Ceremony, Live Entertainment and Surprise Announcement. WHY: An annual celebration of diverse global communities coming together to recognize and award the spirit, vision and heart of extraordinary entrepreneurs and their organizations and the positive impact these visionaries bring to […]

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Sue Wong Fashion Epic Retrospective and Lifetime Achievement Award

Renowned international fashion designer Sue Wong truly delivered an epic retrospective fashion show extravaganza of beauty, magic and transformation. The event captivated the audience with a glorious 67 piece archival haute couture collection that showcased Sue’s most exquisite work of the last 18 years. The astonishing collection included Renaissance to Deco as well as exotic Asian looks. In addition, Sue Wong was presented a truly deserved Lifetime Achievement Award by Erik Rosete of Art Hearts Fashion to celebrate her 50 years as an iconic designer.   The elegant venue of The MacArthur in the historical Wilshire District of Los Angeles […]

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Honored to be Awarded at the First Annual Lucky Strike Film Festival

Acclaimed and prolific production company Lucky Strike Films has just launched the much anticipated first annual Lucky Strike Film Festival on September 21st to 23rd with their awards ceremony on September 22nd at the Regency Valley Plaza 6 Theatre in North Hollywood. I was truly honored to be awarded an Excellence in Media award as well as winning for Best Short Film Thriller for “Strangers in A Book.” Besides giving filmmakers the opportunity to have their movies premiered before enthusiastic audiences, the Lucky Strike Film Festival also hosted an awards show, complete with a snazzy red carpet event and after […]

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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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The Launch of the Lucky Strike Film Festival

Noted production company Lucky Strike Films has just launched the much anticipated Lucky Strike Film Festival. In addition to giving filmmakers the opportunity to have their movies premiered before enthusiastic audiences, the Lucky Strike Film Festival will also host an awards show, complete with a snazzy red carpet event and after party! This epic event will take place on September 22nd, with the awards ceremony on September 22nd at the Regency Valley Plaza 6 Theatre in North Hollywood. If all that wasn’t enough, the winners for Best Film will also receive a distribution deal through Lucky Strike Productions. This is a wonderful opportunity for films […]

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Meeting of the Arts and Minds at the Brain Mapping Foundation Gala

Had an intellectual yet artsy time at the Brain Mapping Foundation Gala. Was very inspired by all the brilliant minds, politicians, athletes and artists all in one place. It truly was a meeting of the minds. Hearing the doctors’ stories and experiences as well as the moving speech given by Travis Roy made for a truly inspiring event. The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (“SBMT”), Brain Mapping Foundation (“BMF”), and the National Center for NanoBioElectonics (“NCNBE”) held their 14th Annual World Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Conference at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. SBMT was founded in […]

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Hollywood Meets Medicine, Science, Art, Technology, and Policy in LA LA Land

 So Very Vida is so very excited to participate in this event. It will take every smart gene that I didn’t inherit, but I wish I had, to keep up with these geniuses. Here’s the deets: The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (“SBMT”), Brain Mapping Foundation (“BMF”), and the National Center for NanoBioElectonics (“NCNBE”) will hold their 14th Annual World Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Conference at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. SBMT was founded in 2004 to break boundaries in healthcare and to promote global interdisciplinary research to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients […]

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Unity at the Multicultural Film Festival

On ​​​​Sunday, April 2nd at 5pm, the Universe Multicultural Film Festival held their Red Carpet Awards Ceremony at the RHCC Community Center in the swanky city of Rolling Hills Estates. Celebrities in attendance from the event were Lynn Tang, Festival Founder and President, Awardees Aki Aleong (Babylon 5, Walker, Texas Ranger), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Chuck Norris’ An Eye For An Eye), Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop, Sky, the #1 trending movie on Netflix opposite Norman Reedus) and presenter actor/filmmaker Thomas J. Churchill (Check Point, Lazarus: Day of the Dead). Aleong received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Landon received the Trailblazer […]

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Roger Neal Style Hollywood Oscar Viewing Dinner and Gifting Suite

The super swanky Roger Neal Style Hollywood Academy Awards viewing dinner and Oscar Suite Presented by Suzan Hughes S.H.E Foundation , and brought to you by Sprin Jewelry, Best Way Co. ,and The Autism Changes Foundation will take place on Oscar Night February 26th 2017 at the World Famous Hollywood Museum (The historic Max Factor building) located at 1660 Highland Avenue in the heart of Hollywood (www.thehollywoodmuseum.com). Roger Neal, who for the past 21 years and produces the RNSH Oscar suite, said “We are beyond thrilled to be back at the Hollywood Museum which houses the largest collection of entertainment […]

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