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Stepping it Up in Studio City

Step It Up is hosting its 3rd annual Red Carpet Event to wrap up their Summer Dance Intensive on July 29th, 2015 at the Six, an ultra hip Studio City Restaurant.

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The Step It Up Dance Workshop mentors and helps young dancers take their career to the NEXT LEVEL! Step It Up is welcoming special guest speakers who can give the girls some insight and advice on their experience in the industry.

Dolan and Steadman step it up on the red carpet
Dolan and Steadman step it up on the red carpet

Step It Up is a boutique workshop that takes place in the entertainment capital of the world: Los Angeles, CA. This unique two-week intensive was created to help dancers take control of their career. The workshop focuses on MARKETING, DANCE and CHOREOGRAPHY classes, ON-CAMERA CLASSES, ACTING and MOCK AUDITIONS, and FILMING A LOT!! They have filmed commercials, music videos and even a PSA for an Anti-Bullying organization in the past, putting these dancers in real life work situations and preparing them for a career in the industry! The directors felt it was important to help other young dancers focus on their goals and expand their opportunities in the Entertainment Industry. “We really want to see these dancers succeed”, explains, Kelly V. Dolan, one of the co-founders of Step It Up.

One thing that sets Step It Up a part from other workshops is the filming, mentoring and business aspect of dance. This hands-on workshop will only take a selected group based on submissions. Those who are chosen will not only be exposed to the entertainment industry, by current industry professionals, but they will also take home a customized “SIU” marketing package! Included in this package are, Professional Pictures, Customized Reel, and an Exhibit Video, which will be showcased in front of Industry Leaders.

“One of the most important things to do as a industry professional is to guide the next generation, and we are so happy that we could create a program that does that” says Hannah Steadman, one of the co-founders of Step It Up.

For more information about “Step It Up” please visit www.stepitupllc.com.

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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Carol Burnett to be Honored with 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES (July 23, 2015) – Carol Burnett – comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author – has been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Burnett will be presented the performers union’s top accolade at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®,which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET), 7 p.m. (CT), 6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT). Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the SAG Life Achievement Award will join Burnett’s exceptional catalog of preeminent industry and public honors, which includes multiple Emmys®, a special Tony®, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and both a Kennedy Center Honor and its Mark Twain Prize for Humor.

Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett

In making the announcement, SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard said, “Carol Burnett is a creative dynamo and a comedic genius. She embodies the generosity and courage that the greatest actors use in creating enduring and memorable characters. From her heartbreakingly hilarious Starlet O’Hara to the adorably inept Eunice and alarmingly funny Miss Hannigan, Carol has delighted and inspired millions of viewers and thousands of comedic actors. She took risks as a performer and through her courage, encouraged fellow actors to try new things and always, always reach for the sky. Her innate love of actors led to the creation of an ensemble cast that made The Carol Burnett Show a masterpiece of variety programming.”

Dustin Brown

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Art Hearts Fashion 5 Designer Showcase Sets New Standard for Miami Swim Week

(Miami)—Bi-Coastal fashion platform and press darling Art Hearts Fashion celebrated its Miami debut yesterday at the Funkshion tent for Miami Swim Week. Over 400 guests flooded into the posh tent for the highly anticipated inaugural runway show featuring the collections of both nationally and internationally acclaimed designers.

Standing ovation...Erik Rosete of Mister Triple X with one of his models from the show
Standing ovation…Erik Rosete of Mister Triple X with one of his models from the show

Celebrity favorite Mister Triple X opened the showcase with streetwear inspired swimwear for men and women. Next to the runway was the crowd pleaser Just Bones Boardwear. An array of models sporting washboard abs and patterned trunks got the energy and excitement in the room going full force. Next, Koco Blaq debuted a collection of inspired swimwear full of bright colors and never before seen designs.

Ca Rio Ca model struts down the runway on his hands Capoeira  style!
Ca Rio Ca Sunga Co. model struts down the runway on his hands Capoeira style!

LA designer CA-RIO-CA SUNGA CO. brought true Brazilian flavor to the runway with their powerful collection, opening and closing their segment with special performances of traditional Brazilian dance and martial arts movement.

Sultry design by Amato Haute Couture by Furne One
Sultry design by Amato Haute Couture by Furne One

Closing the show was internationally renowned couture designer Amato Haute Couture. A collection of intricate bodices each more stunning than the last brought the night to an immaculate close.

Official Makeup Sponsor, The Organic Face worked behind the scenes creating the artistic runway looks.

Special thanks to Monster Energy Drink, Soy Joy, Sol Janeiro Brazilian Cream, Hades Shoes, JellyBoxx, Alejandra G shoes and Aqui designs.

Art Hearts Fashion is proud to partner with the Aids Healthcare Foundation. Art Hearts Fashion was once again thrilled to be able to work with the Make-a Wish Foundation and grant the wish of a young 13 year old girl who got to see all the backstage action shadowing the face passed action of the hair and makeup teams.

Art Hearts Fashion is produced by Founder Erik Rosete and ParkerWhitaker Productions

 

 

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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World Networks Invitation Event

On June 30th, the World Official Network of Entrepreneurs, The World Networks, held their exclusive invitation event at Vatican Banquet Hall in Van Nuys. This event is an invitation based network connecting Entrepreneurs to opportunities and is now accepting Ambassadors to represent different nations.

Healer Dawn Christie with Lousine Karibian
Healer Dawn Christie with Lousine Karibian. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

Some exciting announcements were made such at the World Networks launch in China this August as well as an an announced investment opportunity with African partners. Also, the 2015 Entrepreneur Awards are coming up in late August.

Actress Sorina Sambula
Actress Sorina Sambula. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

VIP Guests for this invite only event included President of the Chinese American Chamber of Commerce who has personally invited Founder, CEO Lousine Karibian to China this August to introduce The World Networks to Chinese market.

Armine Ovsepyan, Solecito Vazquez, Monique Dep and Joss Gomez.
Armine Ovsepyan, Solecito Vazquez, Monique Dep, Joss Gomez and Louise Gill. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

Tina Wilson of San Diego attended and will be launching the San Diego chapter of The World Networks later this year. The company is in the talks with Silicon Valley partners and open to future investor opportunities.

“Our app launch day is 1.6.16! We are thrilled to have one destination for all things Entrepreneurial. You can now connect with the World’s highly recommended Entrepreneurs in your finger tips, receive news, resources, view local events, ” says Lousine Karibian, founder and president of the World Networks.

More info at http://www.theworldnetworks.com/

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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Debut of West Los Angeles Author’s Club with Author Gina B. Nahai

Tonight is the debut of the West Los Angeles Author’s Club and this literary event opens with Gina B. Nahai, a best-selling author, columnist, and professor of Creative Writing at USC.

This event is sponsored by the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. “This is one of our new activities in the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce where we are trying to appreciate, illustrate, and illuminate the intellectual, cultural and literary parts of our community” said Elham Yaghoubian, Director and Founder of the Author’s Club. Yaghoubian is very accomplished in her own right. She is also a board member of the Chamber as well as human rights activist, fashion designer and a noted author herself.

Photo of author Gina Nahai with her book cover
Photo of author Gina Nahai with her book cover

 

“It is a veritable delight to see the coming together of art and commerce, the acknowledgement of the symbiosis between capital and creativity which is the bedrock upon which this city was built and continues to thrive. Telling stories–in film, music, or books–and making s financial success of it is what we do in Los Angeles,” added Nahai.

Nahai’s novels have been translated into eighteen languages, and have been finalists for the Orange Award, the IMPAC Award, the Harold J. Ribalow Award, and the Jewish Book Council’s Fiction Award. She is the winner of the Los Angeles Arts Council Award, the Persian Heritage Foundation’s Award, The Simon Rockower Award, and the Phi Kappa Phi Award. Her pieces have appeared in numerous national and international publications, as well as in a number of literary and academic journals and anthologies. Nahai writer a monthly column for the Jewish Journal of

Elham Yaghoubian, founder and director of the author's club,  as well  human rights activist, fashion designer and a noted author herself. Photo courtesy of Abbas Hojatpanah
Elham Yaghoubian, founder and director of the author’s club, as well human rights activist, fashion designer and a noted author herself. Photo courtesy of Abbas Hojatpanah

Greater Los Angeles, and is a three-time finalist for an LA Press Club award. Nahai holds a BA and a Masters degree in International Relations from UCLA, and a Master of Professional Writing from USC.

Her latest novel, THE LUMINOUS HEART OF JONAH S., was a finalist for the Jewish Book Council’s fiction award in 2014.

More info at www.ginabnahai.com

 

 

Dustin Brown

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Nick Palance Headlines Star-Studded Charity Gala

Proceeds to benefit OPCC in Santa Monica

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Los Angeles, California  June 22, 2015

Acclaimed Pop-Opera recording artist Nick Palance has created the “Coming Home with Nick Palance and Friends” charity gala to benefit OPCC and individuals who are homeless. The glamorous and highly anticipated event will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 6 pm at the elegant Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica (1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405).

This memorable evening will include a red carpet gala reception, seated dinner by Executive Chef Alberico Nunziata in a spectacular ballroom overlooking the sea, silent auction, and an exciting musical program. Hilarious comedian Scott Wood, known as “Mr. Punchline,” will be the emcee for the evening.

As guests sip on premium wines from Peaceland Vineyards, Alma Fria Vineyards, Notre Vin Vineyards and Vinium, they can bid on these fabulous Silent Auction items:

Sue Wong
Sue Wong

A dress by fashion designer extraordinaire Sue Wong, a wine-tasting weekend in Sonoma County, exquisite prints by Neo-Renaissance artist Giorgio Tuscani, gorgeous clothes by Kyle Richard’s Beverly Hills boutique “Kyle by Alene Too,” gift card to celebrity fashion designer Pol’ Atteu’s Beverly Hills boutique, and fragrant luxurious candles by Lisa Carrier Designs.

 

Jamie Luner
Jamie Luner

Nick Palance, referred to as the “American Bocelli,” is known for his romantic and passionate singing style. Actress Jamie Luner (“Better Call Saul,” “Melrose Place”) will take center stage, along with other special guests on June 28th.

Confirmed guests include: Sue Wong (international fashion designer), Greg Germann (“Ally McBeal”), Sofia Milos (“CSI: Miami), John Maceri (Executive Director, OPCC), Ron Whitaker (veteran rock drummer, played with members of Guns N’ Roses), Renée Taylor (“The Nanny”),

Dr.Estella Sneider
Dr.Estella Sneider

Dr. Estella Sneider (TV & Radio Host, Co-Producer of “Beverly Hills Royal TV”), Amanda Miguel (internationally renowned singer), Diego Verdaguer (internationally renowned singer), Ana Victoria (internationally renowned singer), Marisela (internationally renowned singer), Laurene Landon (“All the Marbles,” “Maniac Cop”), Mel England (“Ron and Laura Take Back America”), Michelle Tomlinson (“Axe to Grind,” “The Cellar Door”), Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe from Germany (Actor/TV Host, Co-Producer of “Beverly Hills Royal TV”) Vincent de Paul (award-winning actor and producer of “The Bay” series), Dustin Quick (model), Gloria Kisel-Hollis (producer), Pol’ Atteu (celebrity fashion designer, “Living with the Enemy”), Patrik Simpson (international agent, “Living with the Enemy”), Mario L. Trujillo (Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County), Xavier Mejia (Radio Host/Co-Founder LGBT Hero Awards), Hank Garrett (“Three Days of the Condor”), Lois Aldrin, HPC’s own Vida Ghaffari (actress “The Mindy Project” and blogger “So Very Vida”), and Romulo Canizales (executive producer). Invited guests include: Kyle Richards (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”), Maria Conchita Alonso (“Return to Babylon”), Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Mayor of Long Beach Robert Garcia and Senate President pro Tem Kevin De Leon.

Senate pro Tem Kevin De Leon’s office will be presenting Certificates of Recognition to John Maceri, Executive Director of OPCC, as well as to Nick Palance, Sue Wong, Dr. Estella Sneider and Romulo Canizales.

Proceeds from the gala will benefit OPCC (formerly Ocean Park Community Center), which is the largest social services agency on the Westside of Los Angeles. A non-profit organization headquartered in Santa Monica, OPCC provides highly effective, fully integrated services to the most traumatized, vulnerable and needy members of our community—homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, and at-risk youth. OPCC offers seven core services that provide support in the areas of housing, domestic violence, physical health, mental health, life skills/wellness, income services and substance abuse. All are designed to improve self-sufficiency, restore dignity, and enable our clients to be contributing members of our community, enhancing the quality of life for everyone.

Heralded as an extraordinarily gifted Pop-Opera recording artist and tenor, Nick Palance studied and trained for 8 years under world-renowned opera singer and vocal coach Maestro Hernan Pelayo (Placido Domingo’s mentor). Palance’s repertoire spans seven languages. His career took off when he starred as the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on the original off-Broadway tour. He also had a tenure with the Canadian Tenors. Palance has toured internationally in concert halls and is well known throughout the country for his uplifting public performances as well as private concerts for prominent individuals including William Shatner, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joe Pesci, and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Nick Palance states, “It has been my passion to help those who are being overlooked. When a person hits hard times and becomes homeless, not only do they lose their place to live and position in society, but they also lose their identity, and it is a difficult, if not impossible, thing to come back from. I created this event to raise awareness and bring like-minded people to make a difference and restore hope to those who need it. Let’s take the ‘less’ out of homelessness.”

Event sponsors: Casa Del Mar Hotel, Westport Construction, Simons and Liebert Foundation, Peaceland Vineyards, Notre Vin Vineyards, Alma Fria Vineyards, SEP Entertainment & Lighting, Rota Mobility, Lisa Carrier Designs, Kyle by Alene Too, Giorgio Tuscani, Sue Wong, Mauricio Umansky / The Agency.

Executive Producers of the event: Nick Palance, Dr. Estella Sneider, Romulo Canizales, Alexandra Radlovic.

To purchase tickets: https://www.opcc.net/?nd=cominghome

For more information about OPCC, please visit http://www.opcc.org; like the organization on Facebook at Facebook.com/OPCCLA; follow the agency on Twitter at @OPCCLA or Instagram at @opccsantamonica.
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For more information about Nick Palance, please visit http://www.nickpalance.com/, like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/nickpalancefans, follow him on Twitter at @nickpalance.

Sponsors:
Casa Del Mar Hotel: This elegant beach hotel offers luxurious rooms, top-rated seafood restaurant and wellness spa. hotelcasadelmar.com/

Westport Construction: Experts in Affordable Housing, Occupied Renovation and New Construction.
westportconstructioninc.com

Giorgio Tuscani: Known as “the Painter of the Soul,” this Neo-Renaissance artist uplifts the heart with his message of unconditional love.
GiorgioTuscani.com/

Peaceland Vineyards: Based in Sonoma County, they feature premium grapes, stunning views and beautiful facilities. Sponsor of the wine-tasting weekend in the Silent Auction. peacelandvineyards.com/

Notre Vin Vineyards: Their small production world class wines include a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Burgundian-style Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.
www.notrevin.com/

Alma Fria Vineyards: Family-owned vineyards based on the Sonoma coast, with handcrafted Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of elegance, finesse and complexity.
almafria.com/

Vinium Wine: Small batch craft wine for a healthier planet, with eco-friendly casks.
viniumwine.com/

SEP Entertainment & Lighting: Lighting Design and Event Production Services.

Kyle by Alene Too: Women’s designer apparel, shoes & accessories. Beverly Hills boutique.

Rota Mobility: Designs and creates ergonomic and efficient mobility products.

Lisa Carrier Designs: Luxurious Candle collection & Home Decor.

Dustin Brown

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Watch Electro/Synth Group LEX Perform July 1 At LA Theater Center

LEX–the Los Angeles group who fuse their synth-heavy sound with old school disco beats–will perform an avant-garde fantasy show on Wednesday, July 1 at the Los Angeles Theater Center (514 S. Spring St. Downtown LA 90013; www.thelatc.org/upcoming-shows/lex-showcase-3). The one-night-only performance will feature lighting and stage design from Martin Phillips (Daft Punk) and costumes from the Zamora Sisters.

 LEX will perform their self-released their self-titled debut EP, produced by longtime Daft Punk engineer Peter Franco. Franco–who engineered Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories and won the 2014 Grammy Award for “Best Engineered Album” as well as “Record of The Year” for “Get Lucky”–helped hone their synth-heavy sound.

Listen to new songs “Beam” and “Stare” on BUZZBANDS.LA

The Los Angeles-based foursome–ALEXIS (vocals, synthesizers), LP (synthesizers), LICIA (bass, synthesizers) and J (drums)–create their modern electro-pop sounds by using all analog vintage synthesizers, and everything is executed live during their performance–without backing tracks or computers onstage.

DATE:
Wednesday, July 1
LOS ANGELES THEATER CENTER
514 S. Spring St.
Downtown LA 90013
8:00pm (Show starts)

Listen to the LEX EP on SoundCloud
Listen to LEX on YouTube

FOR MORE LEX
www.EXPERIENCELEX.com

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Dustin Brown

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Actress and Journalist Vida Ghaffari Given Award by West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

On June 18, 2015, grant and award-winning journalist, talented actress and voiceover artist, Vida Ghaffari, received a special honor for her career achievements by the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce at Delphi Greek Restaurant.
Roozbeh Farahanipour, the Chamber’s President and the owner/operator of popular Delphi Greek restaurant, which is located at 1383 Westwood Boulevard, bestowed this honor upon HPC’s own Vida, who is quite the roving reporter and working actress and voiceover artist extraordinaire! This multi-talented artist received a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the City of Los Angeles for all her hard work and dedication to the city, which was signed by 5th District Councilmember Paul Koretz. In addition to the Chamber holding this event in her honor, she also received an honorary membership to the Chamber. “I was truly honored by Roozbeh and the Chamber to receive this incredible commendation, especially as it’s one of the largest and oldest Chambers in Southern California. There is a real sense of community here and the Chamber does such a great job in fostering that community. I’ve covered their events for a while and it’s a great thing to see as a journalist in such a vast metropolis like Los Angeles,” said Vida.
Vida is all smiles on the red carpet. Her gown was designed by Edison Cortez of http://thomasandedison.com. Hair by Drybar and Makeup by Blushington. Shoes by Enzo Angiolini. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Vida is all smiles on the red carpet. Her gown was designed by Edison Cortez of http://thomasandedison.com. Hair by Drybar and Makeup by Blushington. Shoes by Enzo Angiolini. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Vida receives her commendation from the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. From left to right: Vice President Steve Little, President Roozbeh Farahanipour, Phil Bennett of the City of Los Angeles, Vida, and Elham Yaghoubian, human rights activist, author and handbag designer, and Board Member of the Chamber at the Ceremony. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages.
“When it comes time to honor one of their own, the West Los Angeles City Of Commerce picked the perfect choice. Hollywood stars, as well as, many of LA’s top creative and business icons came out to support and celebrate the amazing, Vida Ghaffari. The Delphi Greek Restaurant in Westwood was literally “standing room only” with those of us who were there to show our love and appreciation for Vida…actress, writer, journalist, and someone who is very community-minded,” said acclaimed actress Suze Lanier-Bramlett.
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Vida with acclaimed actress and good friend, Suze Lanier-Bramlett. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Royal Flair...Qajar Princess Mandana Farman Farmaian with Vida, who also has some relation to the Qajar dynasty on her mom's side and her father's ancestors advised that monarchy. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Royal Flair…Qajar Princess HRH Mandana Farman Farmaian with Vida, who also has some relation to the Qajar dynasty on her mom’s side and her father’s ancestors advised that monarchy. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Actress Reatha Grey waves to the cameras. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Actress Reatha Grey waves to the cameras. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Vida with Young and the Restless star Kate Linder. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Vida with Young and the Restless star Kate Linder. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
In addition to distinguished Chamber members and government officials, numerous acclaimed celebrities friends of Vida’s appeared to support her event such as legendary Oscar winner Margaret O’Brien (Meet Me in St.. Louis, Little Women), President of the Southern California Motion Picture Council and actor Randal Malone (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dahmer vs. Gacy),legendary character actor James Hong (Kung Fu Panda 3, Mulan), Kate Linder (The Young and The Restless), Reatha Grey (Off Their Rockers, legendary Iranian actress Apick Youssefian (The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam, Cry of the Village), lifetime member of the Actors Studio Ford Austin (Pearl Harbor, Another World ), Suze Lanier-Bramlett (The Hills Have Eyes, Area 51), Anthony Azizi (Septembers of Shiraz, American Odyssey), and Film Composer David Raiklen (Mia, A Dancer’s Journey, Space Command Redemption). Because of Vida’s long standing relationship with the fashion community, designers such as Shekhar Rahate, Julia Clancey, Rita Mezrahi of Claires Collections, and up-and-coming designer Yuki Yim attended to show their support. This star-studded event also had a regal air with royalty such as HH Prince Maximillian Ferdinand Von Anhalt of Germany, HH Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg Lippe, Nachod of Germany, and HRH Qajar Persian Princess Mandana FarmanFarmaian in attendance. Other VIPs that atteneded were city officials,  along  with well regarded international, national and local media.
Vida with noted actor Anthony Azizi. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Vida with noted actor Anthony Azizi. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Actor David Banks, Entertainment Attorney Nadia Davari, Vida, actor Ford Austin, Legendary Oscar-winning actress Margaret O'Brien and actor Randal Malone at The West Los Angeles Chamber Of Commerce's Ceremony Honoring Actress/journalist Vida Ghaffari held at Delphi Greek Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images
Actor David Banks, Entertainment Attorney Nadia Davari, Vida, actor Ford Austin, Legendary Oscar-winning actress Margaret O’Brien and actor Randal Malone at The West Los Angeles Chamber Of Commerce’s Ceremony Honoring Actress/journalist Vida Ghaffari held at Delphi Greek Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images
Iconic character actors Ken Davitian and James Hong with Vida. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Iconic character actors Ken Davitian and James Hong with Vida. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Vida with budding fashion designer Yuki Yim. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Vida with budding fashion designer Yuki Yim. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Vida puckers up to a crystal embellished minaudiere "Paulo the Parrot" clutch by Judith Leiber. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
Vida puckers up to a crystal embellished minaudiere “Paulo the Parrot” clutch by Judith Leiber. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages
In addition to being a very successful and prolific journalist, Vida is best known for her appearances on the television comedies, Mind of Mencia and The Mindy ProjectShe will soon be seen in the films Pond Scum, Natural Born Filmmakers, Seeking Valentina and Strangers in a Book, which will screen at popular film festivals such as the FANtastic Film Festival and the Action on Film Festival. She is also about to host an exclusive launch event for her own blog about entertainment and fashion, www.soveryvida.com.

 

Dustin Brown

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Actress and Journalist Vida Ghaffari to be honored by West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

On June 18, 2015, grant and award-winning journalist and talented actress and voiceover artist, Vida Ghaffari, will receive a special honor for her career achievements by the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce at Delphi Greek Restaurant

Actress Cida Ghaffari on the red carpet
Actress Vida Ghaffari on the red carpet

June 16, 2015 – WESTWOOD, Calif. — Roozbeh Farahanipour, The Chamber’s President and the owner of Delphi Greek, which is located at 1383 Westwood Boulevard, will be bestowing this honor upon Vida. “As a journalist, I have always loved covering events in the West LA area and love the sense of community there. I am so honored to receive this commendation from Roozbeh and the Chamber, especially since it’s one of the largest and oldest Chambers in Southern California, and because they are so community minded,” says Vida.

In addition to distinguished Chamber members and government officials, numerous celebrities are scheduled to appear in support of Vida’s event such as Legendary Oscar winner Margaret O’Brien ( Meet Me in St. Louis, Little Women), President of the Southern California Motion Picture Council and actor Randal Malone (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dahmer vs. Gacy), Legendary actor James Hong (Kung Fu Panda 3, Mulan), Kate Linder (The Young and The Restless), Bai Ling (Crank: High Voltage, Finding Julia), John Blyth Barrymore (Mansion of Blood, Mata Hari), Reatha Grey (Off Their Rockers, Legendary Iranian actresses Apick Youssefian (The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam, Cry of the Village) and her daughter Mary Apick (Homeland, Price for Freedom), James Wilder (3 Holes and a Smoking Gun, Melrose Place), Film Composer David Raiklen (Mia, A Dancer’s Journey, Space Command Redemption), actor and journalist Harrison Held (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hollywood Icons) and Rob Roy Thomas, TV showrunner (Free Ride, How to Cheat on Your Wife), creator of the “soft scripted” method, are scheduled to attend. Because of Vida’s long standing relationship with the fashion community, designers such as Sue Wong, and Sonia ETE, Edison Cortez of Thomas and Edison, Shekhar Rahate, Julia Clancey and Rita Mezrahi of Claires Collections, are also scheduled to turn out. This star-studded event will also have royalty in attending such as HH Prince Maximillian Ferdinand Von Anhalt of Germany and HH Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg Lippe, Nachod of Germany, and HRH Qajar Persian Princess Mandana FarmanFarmaian. and others will be there to show their support to Vida, who will have influential and well regarded international, national and local media covering this event.

In addition to being a very successful journalist and a HPC founder, Vida is best known for her apperances on the television comedies, Mind of Mencia and The Mindy Project. She will soon be seen in the films Pond Scum, Natural Born Killers, Seeking Valentina and Strangers in a Book. She is also about to launch her own blog about entertainment and fashion, So Very Vida.More about Vida at http://www.imdb.me/vidaghaffari

Dustin Brown

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