GLENDALE — California State Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) has been named to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance. Krekorian, who represents the cities of Glendale and Burbank, as well as the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Van Nuys, Valley Village, Los Feliz, and Silverlake, has a long history of involvement in the arts.
“I am extremely pleased to serve on the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance’s Board of Trustees,” stated Assemblymember Krekorian. “Over the last three years, the ADAA has made incredible strides in preserving the work of renowned Armenian playwrights, screenwriters and filmmakers, and has steadfastly promoted the efforts of a new generation of visionary artists. I look forward to assisting the ADAA in its mission of projecting Armenian voices in theatre and film on the world stage,” continued Krekorian.
Soon after his election to the California Legislature in 2006, Krekorian was appointed to serve as the Chair of the Assembly’s Select Committee on the Preservation of California’s Entertainment Industry, and in that capacity he has led the fight to preserve film and television production jobs. Recently, he was appointed to serve on the California Film Commission alongside motion picture professionals such as actor/director Danny DeVito, actor/director Clint Eastwood, entertainment industry labor leader Michael Miller, and studio executives from Paramount, 20th Century Fox, and Sony Pictures, among others. Krekorian was an entertainment and intellectual property lawyer for many years before his election to the Assembly.
The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance serves as a resource for theater and film professionals, and is dedicated to preserving, chronicling, and translating preserving texts of Armenian drama. Since its establishment, the ADAA has supported playwrights and screenwriters of Armenian descent through scholarships and writing awards, and has provided an outlet to established and up-and-coming filmmakers through film festivals and other promotional programs and events.
For more information about the ADAA, please visit www.armeniandrama.org.