Honored to be a Nominee at the Lucky Strikes Films Festival once again

I’m truly honored to be a nominee once again this year for the Lucky Strikes Films Festival. The Lucky Strikes Films Studio proudly presents their second annual Lucky Strikes Films Festival, which will take place on Sunday,  September 23rd, 2018 at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts. Multi talented and acclaimed filmmaker Romane Simone is the founder of this esteemed film festival. I’ve had the honor of working on Romane’s film Hybristophilia, which starred Quinton Aaron, Sadie Katz, Jenna Willis, Massi Furlan, Iyad Hajjaj, Lillian Lev, Brooklyn Robinson and many more.   Celebrities in attendance are Grammy winning Singer-Songwriter Eric […]

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Helping to Avoid the Horrific Pitfalls of Showbiz with My Attorney Nadia Davari at ScareLA

On Sunday, August 26th from 12:15 to 1:15pm, at the demo stage of the Los Angeles Convention Center, ScareLA 2018 had the “Avoiding Horrific Pitfalls: What is a Release and Why Do I Need One?” with ScareLA’s own renowned entertainment attorney Nadia Davari and yours truly, her client. These ladies took the stage to guide attendees safely past the horror entertainment industry’s largest — and unexpected — pitfalls. Don’t get taken advantage of and let Davari show you the way! To add a little practical spice, this seminar was moderated by Ghaffari, who herself has dealt first-hand with many of […]

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Entertainment Attorney Nadia Davari Guest Lectured at Raindance LA

So Very Vida’s insightful entertainment attorney Nadia Davari guest lectured a class on Wednesday, June 20th from 6 to 8pm on Film Sales and Distribution at Raindance L.A at Rough Diamond Productions at 1424 North Kings Road in West Hollywood. Producer Jason Piette (The Merchant Of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons; Head In The Clouds; Napoleon TV series for A & E; Perfect Creatures; I Melt With You: Iron Sky. Co-founder Disrupting Influence) also guest lectured that evening. Other guest lecturers in this informative lecture series were producer and director Julia Verdin (The Merchant of Venice, Stander, Jacks, […]

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My Amazing Entertainment Attorney Nadia Davari Guest Lectures at Raindance L.A

So Very Vida’s incredible and super duper and majorly on point entertainment attorney Nadia Davari will guest lecture a class on Wednesday, June 13th from 6 to 8pm on Film Sales and Distribution at Raindance L.A at Rough Diamond Productions at 1424 North Kings Road in West Hollywood. Producer Jason Piette (The Merchant Of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons; Head In The Clouds; Napoleon TV series for A & E; Perfect Creatures; I Melt With You: Iron Sky. Co-founder Disrupting Influence) will also be guest lecturing that evening. Other guest lecturers in this informative lecture series include producer […]

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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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Honored to be a presenter and official media partner of Moda360

MODA 360, an innovative exhibit of international art, fashion and film, presented a sustainable runway to benefit the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens conservation program and celebrate the Zoo’s 50th anniversary on Aug. 1, 2017 at The New Mart in Downtown LA and I was truly honored to be a presenter, media partner and to have a film I acted in, “Strangers in a Book,” screen there.   Moda 360, a fusion of art, fashion and film, incorporating exhibits and live presentations and encouraging collaborations between the three creative industries, brought sustainable designers from London, Los Angeles, New York, Colombia […]

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The Emerging Past Director’s Cut Emerges on Amazon Prime

Noted multi award-winning filmmaker Thomas J. Churchill’s epic horror film, The Emerging Past Director’s Cut was just released on Amazon Prime. This film is in the tradition of Hitchcock and is a new psychological thriller from the producers & Writer/Director of Check Point, The Rack Pack, and Lazarus Apocalypse comes THE EMERGING PAST. I have had the honor of working with Churchill (or rather, “Church”, to his good friends), and I will say that he is truly a creative artist. His films are thought provoking, moving and he truly fosters a familial type of atmosphere on set for his cast and crew. When you can’t see the […]

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Well Heeled at the Heels Premiere

Really enjoyed the movie Heels with my good friend fashion designer Sai Suman and had a nice time at the premiere and after party. The only thing missing was one of the stars of the film, my “Live with Ford and Vida” colleague Ford Austin, who was missing as he had come down with a bad cold that he couldn’t shake. The film’s LA premiere was at the Laemmle Noho 7 as part of the popular Noho Cine Fest. Heels is the story of two adopted brothers, Ronnie (Britt George) and Jodi Lackey (Ryan Bottiglieri), who also wrote, directed and […]

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Ladies Kicking Butt at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival

Had an amazing time at the first night of the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival at the Wilshire Screening Room, where the film that I acted in and co-produced is an official selection of the festival. I was honored to have my film screen in the “ladies kick butt” block of films. Kudos to Patricia DiSalvo Viayra, the CEO and Co-Founder of the festival and her husband Mike Viayra, her Co-Founder and Festival Director. Lady Filmmakers Festival is under the umbrella of the newly formed Lady Filmmakers Foundation, a 501c3 tax exempt charity. Lady Filmmakers Festival is in its 8th year and […]

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