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nonTransferable Transfers the Love in this Modern Internet Age

The rom-com nonTransferable held their red carpet launch event on Monday, February 13th at the kitschy Now Boarding in heart of West Hollywood. This film was almost entirely shot in Turkey, and it would take Iranian-American attorney Nadia Davari to bridge the gap between east and west as the legal counsel of this international film. Davari reps Lightening Entertainment, a noted production company and distributor of the film.

The film’s poster. Photo courtesy of nonTransferable

Interestingly enough, this film had an exclusive 4K Ultra HD Release of the Original Independent Film on UltraFlix before it hits theaters.  All of this is in conjunction with NanoTech Entertainment, who provides the innovative 4K experience to consumers and has a strategic partnership with SWIG MEDIA and Lightning Entertainment. UltraFlix has secured digital distribution rights to nonTransferable motion picture.  This partnership is helping to usher in the Company’s expansion of premiere film presentations and original programs on the UltraFlix network.

Still of the film. Photo courtesy of Davidson Vorhes

James Walker, President of Lightning Entertainment, and Forest Robin, Head of Digital Distribution lead the team working with the filmmakers spearheading this distribution deal.  Walker noted “The entertainment industry is looking increasingly at new models using the digital platforms to release and bring attention to films in ways other than through costly P&A.  Lightning Entertainment is positioned to leverage our relationship with SWIG Media’s next generation digital distribution capabilities and content partners to bring wonderful new movies like nonTransferable to the market in new and unique ways.”

Actors Brendan Bradley and Amin Joseph on the red carpet. Photo courtesy of Fred Parvaneh

As for the film, nonTransferable follows the adventures of Amy Tyler (Ashley Clements), a bleeding heart romantic who books a surprise vacation of a lifetime for her boyfriend Josh Merit (Christopher Nicholas Smith). When he abruptly breaks up with her on their anniversary, Amy is stuck with the non-transferable tickets in his name. Dealt with a difficult and time sensitive situation, Amy’s clever friends suggest that if she can’t change the tickets…why not change the guy? She comes across another Josh Merit (Brendan Bradley, who also wrote and directed the film) and the sparks fly.

This film also stars Amin Joseph, Shanna Malcolm, Katie Wee, Matthew Scott Montgomery, Sara Fletcher, Cem Baza, Monika Jolly, Daniel Vincent Gordh, Julia Cho, Joey Richter, Jessica Andres and Cigdem Önat.

In addition to the wonderful rom com story, this film is so intriguing on many levels. Produced by an American production, with a strong indie cast, but the the project was almost entirely filmed in Turkey. And during the geopolitical coup no less! Additionally, this film was also partially financed via Turkey’s tourism board and appropriately enough, the trailer screened on Turkish Airlines channel.

James Walker, President of Lightening Entertainment with his general counsel Nadia Davari
Brendan with Nadia

All in all it was a great event, with an open bar (yet I was too sick to enjoy much of anything) with an airline theme…how apropos for a film about travel and the food was catered by Prime Cutts. So let’s fly high with nonTransferable!

More info at http://nontransferablefilm.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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Attorney Nadia Davari’s Sense of Style

Noted entertainment attorney Nadia Davari has to walk a fine line in fashion. It’s a given that she has to look professional, but since she works in Entertainment Law, her style has to be more hip and on trend, than say, a tax attorney.  Here’s her essay on the role wardrobe plays in her thriving career as an entertainment attorney.  

Nadia in front of the iconic Urban Light display at LACMA
Nadia looks professional and elegant in front of the iconic Urban Light display at LACMA

There are many reasons for wanting to look good and dress nice. Growing up, I used to think that being worried about my appearance and how I look was being superficial. However, I have come to think differently as I started law school and then started practicing as an attorney.

Nadia is dressed casually cool at an event for a women's group
Nadia is dressed casually cool at an event for a women’s group

How we dress affects how we feel and how others perceive us. While “You can’t judge a book by its cover” may be true, who was is that said “dress for success” or dress for the part”? There is little doubt that how we dress has an affect on the way we feel. We communicate with more that the words that we speak. We also communicate with the way we dress. So, I have come to appreciate that how I dress not only affects me personally and how I feel but it also affects the audience and the people whom I meet in the way they perceive me.

Nadia looks glam at a fashion show
Nadia looks glam at a fashion show

 

Nadia with anchorwoman Katie Couric at an event
Nadia with anchorwoman Katie Couric at an event

As far as dressing for myself, when I “dress for the part” and feel good, it helps me in the visualization of what needs to get done, in turn, affecting my ability to accomplish tasks and persuade others. I know that dressing well and looking good has a direct affect in my effectiveness in accomplishing my work.

In dressing for myself to make me feel good, I have also come to realize that I must dress appropriately, meaning I must have respect for the place, situation and the audience. I want to make a good first impression. When I think of a lawyer, looking professional and dressing for the office are the first things that come to mind.Generally, when dressing as an attorney, I want to exude confidence or tell my client that you can trust me. As such, choices may include pant suits, skirt suits and all around uptight goes hand in hand with dressing for the job. While this is true for almost all of the areas of law practice, entertainment attorneys are a bit unique in this respect.

Nadia on the red carpet of the Geekie Awards, where she is a legal advisor
Nadia is dressed “upscale casual” on the red carpet of the Geekie Awards, where she is a legal advisor

In my opinion, dressing as an entertainment attorney is looking like a professional with a twist. As an entertainment attorney, I try to relate to my clients and to make them feel comfortable. This may lead to sartorial choices that are a little different than the typical attorney.  It may be a little more edgy or casual than what one may think of how a typical attorney dresses.  More info at http://www.nadiadavari.com/

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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Controversial Pre-Nup KCRW Segment with Attorneys Davari and Takesh-Hallin

Prominent entertainment attorney Nadia Davari guested on KCRW’s popular show “Press Play” with Madeleine Brand on September 2nd. She appeared with highly regarded family law attorney Fahi Takesh-Hallin, a partner at Harris Ginsberg, to discuss the always controversial subject of pre-nuptial agreements.
KCRW Press Play logo
KCRW Press Play logo
Both of these standouts from the legal world have diverse educational backgrounds and work experiences. Nadia’s undergrad degree was in Mollecular, Cell, Genetics and Developmental Biology from UCLA. She then went on to USC’s Gould School of Law for law school with an emphasis on entertainment law. Being and LA-based attorney, however, she has had much to say on this timely topic in light of many recent and high publicized celebrity divorces.
That's Entertainment...Noted Entertainment attorney Nadia Davari.
That’s Entertainment…Noted Entertainment Attorney Nadia Davari
Davari has represented a number of companies including WR Films Entertainment, Je’Caryous Johnson Entertainment, Konwiser Brothers, Entertainment Treasures, Film Roman and Starz Entertainment.
She has practiced law as an associate with the law firms Rosen and Anderson and later with Barnes Morris.  Always on the pulse of law and entertainment, Davari is also a regular guest lecturer at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
Attorney Takesh-Hallin
All in the Family (Law)…highly regarded Family Law Attorney Takesh-Hallin

Takesh-Hallin has been practicing exclusively family law since being admitted to the bar approximately 20 years ago. She was selected as a Southern California Rising Star for 2006 through 2009 by Los Angeles Magazine and a Super Lawyer for years 2010 through 2015, Super Lawyers edition, through peer nomination, and independent research and review process.

Takesh Hallin is also a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, given her extensive work and experience in international family law matters. Her B.A. was from University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa and her J.D. is from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she was on the Deans Honor List.

KCRW's Madeleine Brand on-air. Photo courtesy of Christina House/The LA Times
KCRW’s Madeleine Brand on-air. Photo courtesy of Christina House/The LA Times
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. This iconic station is driven by the spirit of Los Angeles and delivers programming in innovative ways to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. More info at http://www.kcrw.com/
 
More info about Nadia Davari at http://www.nadiadavari.com/
 
You can hear the interview at the following link:
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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Unici Casa Tangos Into Spring

Unici Casa held their swanky “Tango Lovers in Buenos Aires” event on April 18th.

Sponsor Dr. Kathy Zahedi, who is also the wife of Unici's owner Michael Foroutan beautifully kept with the red and black theme of the evening. Photo courtesy of Unici Casa
Event sponsor Dr. Kathy Zahedi, who is also the wife of Unici’s owner Michael Foroutan beautifully kept with the red and black theme of the evening. Photo courtesy of Unici Casa

The sponsors were Maserati, Allegria Magazine, Samimi Law Group, Kathy Zahedi DDS, St. Petersburg Vodaka, Choux Choux Bar, and Draken Private Security. The dress code melded with the theme of the erotic dance of tango with the ladies wearing red and black and the gentlemen wearing black suits and ties.

Michael Foroutan, the owner of Unici Casa and an excellent event host. Photo courtesy of HPC
Michael Foroutan, the owner of Unici Casa and an excellent event host. Photo courtesy of HPC
Muy Caliente! Tango dancers heat up the red carpet.
Muy Caliente! Tango dancers heat up the red carpet.
Prominent entertainment attorney Nadia Davari on the red carpet. Photo courtesy of HPC
Lady in Red…prominent entertainment attorney Nadia Davari dazzles on the red carpet. Photo courtesy of HPC

The dancers for this event were styled by Marleney Aleman and designers Sahar Amiry of Sanya Demure and Anna Sycz showcased their beautiful designs in an upbeat fashion show.

Tango in Los Angeles...Talented tango dancers on the catwalk. Photo courtesy of HPC
Tango in Los Angeles…Talented tango dancers on the catwalk. Photo courtesy of HPC
Pucker Up...models from Sanyae Demure get ready to walk the catwalk. Photo courtesy of Sanyae Demure
Pucker Up…models from Sanyae Demure get ready to walk the catwalk. Photo courtesy of Sanyae Demure
Model in a Sanyae Demure design. Photo courtesy of HPC
Sparkle…Model in an elegant yet sexy Sanyae Demure design. Photo courtesy of HPC

The Sanya Demure line is sexy yet conservative, playful yet refined and elegant while the Contessa brand was super sexy glam with lace, sequins and a whole lot of skin showing.

Lace it up...sexy outfit from Anna Sycz's Contessa LA line. Photo courtesy of Contessa LA
Lace it up…sexy outfit from Anna Sycz’s Contessa LA line. Photo courtesy of Contessa LA

More info about the designers at http://www.sanyaedemure.com and http://contessala.com/

More info about this wonderful venue at http://unicicasa.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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