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Eric Nazarian Wins ADAA’s Lillian & Varnum Paul 2009 Screenwriting Award

LOS ANGELES—Screenwriter Eric Nazarian has won the 2009 $10,000 Lillian & Varnum Paul Screenwriting Award for his screenplay, “Music for Strangers.”  The award was given at the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) 2nd Biennial Paul Awards Celebration, Saturday, September 12 at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood.   The celebration, hosted by famed London actor/comedian Kev

Armenian Exile (The Movie) Review

Armenian Exile is the least political product of Hagop Goudsouzian’s obsession with Diaspora identity. Exile is almost entirely free of any reference to the genocide, of lament for the great loss, of the demand for justice. Instead, its focus on the personal in the here and now is all the more affecting for such avoidance. And, paradoxically, this method makes it even more politically meaningful for non-Armenians like myself.

The Public Servant

No matter how well we know someone they still possess aspects of their character or personality that will surprise us. In this case, Ardy managed to do just. It wasn’t so much the announcement of his engagement and the manner in which he went about it but the convictions behind it

AFFMA Summer Networking Mixer Set for Thursday

GLENDALE—On Thursday, August 27 at 7pm, Arpa Foundation for Film, Music, and Art (AFFMA) will be hosting an industry networking event. Actors, musicians, filmmakers and AFFMA patrons will have the opportunity to meet and mingle at Katsuya, located at the Americana (701 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210). Tickets to the mixer are $20 online and