DPA Pre-Emmy Awards Gifting Suite

During Emmy week, I got to check out The DPA pre-Emmy awards gifting suite September that was hosted by Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko and DPA at the penthouse terrace of the super swanky LUXE Hotel on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. DPA has produced the past year all the backstage gift suites for Dick Clark Productions for events such as American Music Awards, Hollywood Film Awards, People Magazine Awards and Billboard Music Awards. Four “coups de Coeur” in this season DPA Pre Awards gifting suite: Gavee Gold, 24 K purified liquid Gold skincare with a $700 gift bag, Cinq Etoiles a new […]

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Sir Jones 28th Anniversary Celebration!

One of my favorite media colleagues, Sir Jones, had his 28th anniversary party for all his years as a noted celebrity and fashion photographer at his new photo studio in North Hollywood. Jonesy always rocks the red carpet and he is such a spirited and high energy person to work with and pose for on the red carpet. There were performances by Chris LaVrar, Laci Kay, Frankee Razor, Young Cory, Tyran Brown, Jesaiah, Queen Jaz, and Jay Newz . This event was hosted by Chris LaVrar and Angelique Bates. the appealing dessert bar was by Sugar and Spyked. Sponsors for this […]

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Accelerate 4 Change Carnival Celebration at Warner Brothers Estate

I had the pleasure earlier of attending the Accelerate4Change event hosted by Ben Talei, M.D. and Cinemoi which benefitted wonderful charities such as Children Uniting Nations and The National Coalition against Domestic Violence. This carnival celebration took place at the historic Warner Brothers estate in Beverly Hills. This swanky soiree had special performers, a guest DJ, exotic cars on display, a silent auction as well as an exclusive fashion show with cutting edge designer Brian Lichtenberg. Sponsors for this event were Cinemoi, Coca-Cola  Jaguar,  Eden, and the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery. More info at http://www.childrenunitingnations.org/accellerate-4-change-a-race-day-event/  

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Strangers In A Book Cast and Crew Screening

Last night was the cast and crew screening of Strangers In A Book at a private residence in Encino.   Strangers in a Book was written by Pedram Navab and directed by Marc Rezvani. I play the role of s Sara, a hip and melancholic Iranian-American, who finds a misplaced book in a café.  Intrigued by its contents, but unable to find the owner, Sara decides to interview the people in the notebook to decipher the identity of the mysterious man.  The strangers whom she meets, considered the dregs of society, tell Sara stories about the enigmatic owner of the book, who […]

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Presenter at Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards

On Saturday, August 15, the third annual Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards (LANFA) took place at the LAX 4 Points Sheraton Hotel. The purpose of this yearly awards ceremony is to recognize the leading worldwide contributors to the African film industry that are working towards growing and developing that industry. King Bassey is the founder of LANFA and he does a great job of bringing the community together, which is quite a feat as it’s an international group. I had the honor of being the presenter for noted fashion designer and friend Eugene Sidney.  “I was truly honored to be bestowed an […]

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Lovesick Fool Screens at the Hollyshorts Film Fest

I was so thrilled to have Lovesick Fool screen as a part of the Hollyshorts Film Festival at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood! What a pinch me I’m dreaming moment! This film was my voiceover animation feature film debut and  stars a talented ensemble of comedic geniuses like Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, and Fred Willard. Dominic Polcino, an Emmy-nominated director of “The Simpsons”, “King of the Hill”, and “Family Guy”, directed, wrote, and voiced the lead role. The film is Polcino’s Mezmo Productions’ first feature. It’s an original adult animated vision, expanding on Polcino’s award-winning short film “Lovesick Fool”, about a […]

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Seeking Valentina Cast and Crew Screening

Last night was the cast and crew party for Seeking Valentina, a short film that I was honored to play a nice supporting role in, at Lyfe Kitchen in West Hollywood. What I loved about working on this project is that it bucks stereotypes of Iranian-Americans. This gripping psychological thriller was directed by Armin Nasseri and it revolves around an Iranian-American writer, Benjamin (Ali Bavarian), in the pangs of grief, who takes in a mysterious tenant named Valentina (Kristin West). When she mysteriously disappears, it is for the audience to decide if she a ghost, a hallucination, a dream or a […]

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The Whimsical World of Celebrity Photographer Clinton H. Wallace

One of the first media people I was blessed with having the pleasure of meeting in LA eons ago was the one and only Clinton H. Wallace. If memory serves me correctly, we met at The West of Brooklyn premiere. He is a trusted friend and colleague and has been like a big brother to me. Clinton is of Cuban and German ancestry on his mother’s side and Jamaican and Scottish ancestry on his father’s side, but for some reason, the Cuban and Jamaican sides stand out the most to me personality-wise, so I affectionally refer to him at the “Cubaican” […]

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Mission Save Her Charity Dinner

I had the pleasure of attending the Mission Save Her Charity Dinner hosted by Booywood star Reggie Benjamin and beautiful supermodel and actress Iwona Burnat (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of Poland) at their beautiful estate in Calabasas. Reggie is one of the founders of this noteworthy charity and is very passionate about raising awareness to educate the international community about human trafficking, while also saving women and girls all over the world from these evils. All over the world thousands of helpless women do not have a voice and are silenced by the horrors which […]

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ESPYs Celebrity Connected Gifting Suite

I had a great time at the ESPY’s Celebrity Connected Gifting Suite at the swanky JW Marriott. Well worth the trek downtown, especially since I got to meet Jiffpom, the cutest dog ever! Too cute!  

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