Society of Cinematographers with 6 Oscar nominations for Outstanding
Cinematographer and 4 winsc He has 8 Emmy nominations, also
with 4 wins. Best noted for his cinematography on John Carpenter's,
Starman, Donald's famed name is attached to many other films
including, Se7en; Born to be Wild; Terminal Velocity; Meatballs
Part II; Back in the Day; and, The Last Run.
|JIMMY SEDGHI - Public Relations:
special Advisor to the Iranian Royal Family - the late, Shah,
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
Awards: Commendation of Peace, presented by Pope John Paul;
Medal of Merit presented by President, George H. Bush; the
Humanitarian Award presented by the American Motion Picture
Council having also received numerous awards from the, City
of Beverly Hills - Chamber of Commerce and other institutions.
Over the course of 35 years, Mr. Sedghi has received the highest
honors and awards of the US insurance industry including,
Leader Awards; Achievements Awards; and, National Sales Awards.
From 1998 to 2003 Mr. Sedghi established and coordinated the
worldwide Art & Museum Television.
|Dr. Kangarlu MBA - PhD -Traveling Gourmet TV Show Location - Chief Advisor:
Dr. Cyrus Kangarlu, MBA, PhD. In philosophy, Entrepreneur, Poet, Commodity Consultant, world traveling food expert/critic.
He has been leading several companies; president and CEO of; “Ck International Investment Group”, “Global Commodity Resources” and “Institute of Democracy for Educational Advancement, IDEA”.
Beside his Business involvement, has been concentrating on world economy, Geo-Politics, Climate Change and green technology. As a result of his vast knowledge, he has started to share his view on International forum, Expo’s and Talk shows.
Traveling around the world and his unraveling passion for food, getting involve in-depth of cultures and his interest in a food’s verity from different cultures brought him outstanding taste and spectacular view on food, and truly the food travel experts, skilled in combining global reach. Drawing on his years of global traveling and experiencing different cultures, he can consistently deliver intangible reviews for world travelers.
Mr Farhand produces and hosts a one hour TV program on a regularly scheduled basis which airs
on the satellite dish to Farsi speaking audience which introduces new technology and exploration
of new business ideas. His program is watched by people around the world.
Mr. Farhand is in charge of foreign affairs and project development for
American Film Studios regarding Film, Television and Concerts.
- Stunt Coordinator/Performer:
Jones may not be a recognizable face, but indeed his image
has been hurling across the screen in many major motion pictures.
As well as a stunt performer, Al has coordinated other stunt
people and has conducted stunt safety on many motion picture
setsc ie: The Right Temptation. His personal stunts have
been seen in major motion pictures such as, The Truman Show;
Scream 2; Last Man Standing; Getting Even with Dad; 3 Ninjas
Kick Back; Innocent Blood; Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare;
and, Delta Force 2: Operation Stranglehold to name a few.
|TERRY R. SMITH
- Radio Programmer and Marketing Director:
broadcasting career began with Australia's country radio programming
at 2TM-NSW; 3SH-Vic; and, 7HO, Hobart, Tasmania.
1970 saw him as on-air Music Director for WXLW in Indianapolis,
while continuing for fifteen years as, US Entertainment Correspondent
for Australian and New Zealand syndicated programs. He became
Evening Jazz Host on OCEAN 95, Miami, as well as Program Director
for WOCN-AM. After becoming their Evening Jazz Host, he went
on to, Program & Marketing Director for 108FM-WDJF, furthering
to Program & Marketing Director for WMMM in Westport,
Conn., arranging international celebrity interviews as well
as Jazz Columnist for a major Connecticut newspaper. In 1985
he became Program & Marketing Director along with on-air
Evening Jazz Host for WJAZ radio in Metropolitan, New York.
Terry continues his work in Los Angeles, opening avenues to
work with well known Jazz Radio in China.
GORMAN - Photographer to the Stars:
For over two decades, Greg Gorman has mastered the art of
photography. From top personality portraits and advertising
campaigns, to major magazine layouts and fine art work, he
has developed and showcased a discriminating and unique style
in his profession.
It has been well noted in the industry that Mr. Gorman's photography
is timeless. Each frame (of his work) gives a picture of human
nature in its infinite range each picture is a testament to
the individual character he has captured. It is fine art,
and it is pure.
has been involved with special effects since 1989, beginning
as Special Effects Coordinator for such television series
as, Baywatch Hawaii; Baywatch Nights; and, Star Trek. Attached
to his own company, Spectrum Effects, Inc., Matt's name effectively
endorses many major motion pictures including; Tombstone;
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult; Anna and the King; The
Mexican; Just Married; Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!; Suspect
Zero; and, The Celestine Prophecy.
VICTORY (FCC) - Advanced Digital Technologie
Awards for Technical Merit
Omni; Aurora; Videographer; Axiem; Communicator.
David developed the database driven online streaming video
server with flexible browser controls and search engine
capabilities for single video to multiple site deployment.
He produced and directed content for various interactive
multimedia projects and computer based training CBT CD-ROMS
as well as having produced, filmed and directed fortune
1000 corporate, virtual reality set, CBT, advertising and
presentation projects nationally and internationally.
Mako has enjoyed business opportunities as a Real Estate Developer/Builder,
Real Estate Broker, Venture Capital Funding and Entrepreneur.
Ms. Mako established and managed a computer software company;
Vice President for a Financial Planning full-service company;
Established two general brokerage firms with Property Management;
Real Estate acquisitions for the client-investor; and, an
Interior Decorating Firm dealing with prominent clients, consulting
and advising their decorating needs with specialized consultations
in regard to their private Art Collections.
Ms. Mako has traveled extensively and helped establish investor
portfolios in Europe, Mexico, Australia, and Asia. Her education
has been in the field of Art History, Business and Financial
Planning, and Entrepreneurial business practices. Ms. Mako's
vast business experience and personal contacts throughout
her extensive entrepreneurial venue makes her an asset to
any major organization.
- 2003 Ms. Narva was Vice President of Development and Quality
Assurance for the, Merv Griffin Hotels.
Awards include: American Institute of Architects Award for
Historic Preservation of the Sheraton Carlton Hotel in 1981.
Recipient of the Gold Key Award, American Hotel and Motel
Association, for the Interior Design of the Jefferson Hotel
in 1986. Founding member of Les Dames d'Escoffier, Washington,
D.C.. Maitre D'Table of Le Chaine des Rotisseurs, Washington,
D.C. and Palm Springs, California. Member of the, Waldorf-Astoria
From her thirty years of progressive experience and documented
financial success in executive management positions, the hospitality
industry catapulted Ms. Narva into receiving notable success
from the, Givenchy Hotel and Spa in Palm Springs, California;
the Sheraton Corp., to the David Murdoch Hotels to name a
few. From its initial basic concept to its execution, Ms.
Narva achieved notable success for her participation in the,
Jefferson Hotel in Washington, D.C., the famous Hotel moving
on to become a member of, The Leading Hotels of the World.
In 1983 through to 1989, Ms. Narva developed and owned the,
Yves Saint Laurent Boutique on famed Beverly Hills', Rodeo
Drive - full experience with all aspects of a luxury retail
|SKYNE UKU WERTIMER,
Skyne Uku Wertimer, historian/author, received her PhD from
Howard University, Washington D.C. in 1973. She is currently
a professor in the Department of Black Studies at California
State University, Long Beach holding the chair of the department
as well as the interim Dean for the school of social and behavioral
sciences. Dr. Uku Wertimer is passionate and devoted to her
academic endeavors resulting in a long list of published articles
and books. She is the author of three editions of: AFRICA:
Changes and Challenges, used in University courses and other
institutions Nationally and Internationally. Her publications
represent both political and socio-economic perspectives helping
to shed light on the importance of interrelations determining
policy and understanding global issues.
Dr. Uku Wertimer is a member of the prestigious, Phi Beta
Kappa (University Scholar), dedicated to international research.
Her activities extend beyond the University in worldwide travel;
TV and Media Consultant on African History, Politics and Culture;
Keynote Speaker, Lecturer and Presenter at International conferences;
Written funded proposals; Ten years as Department of Black
Studies Chairperson; Woman of the Year in academia, Rivers
State, Nigeria, 1990; Biography in "Who's Who" and
"Who's Who of Women in Education"; Guest Delegate
to the United Nations, New York; Member Danforth Associate
Program; Active member of the International Studies Associate;
Honored at New York Film & TV Festival awards for educational
|DR ALBERT LAI - Specialist of Asian Business Development
Dr. Lai is best known as the publisher of the YPPA Gold Award-winning Chinese Yellow Pages serving North America. The publication's annual circulation reached almost every household and business in North American Chinese communities. For the International market, Dr. Lai published The Official Guide to American Business & Industry, a guide that introduced 2,000 American companies to top Chinese Government leaders and business elites. The project was sanctioned by the Chinese government and considered as one of the first U.S.- China joint ventures in the publishing industry.
In 1995, Dr. Lai created the web site http://www.cbw.com ( www.ChineseBusinessWorld.com ). The site introduces China to the world and at the same time, the world to China. He was the first American to start an internet operation in China. Over the past several years the web operation has expanded from a single site to many sites covering several areas of China Business. These sites today are offering a variety of interests to foreign visitors and businessmen alike.
With sanction from the China's Central Government, Dr. Lai worked closely with all levels of both the central and local government institutions during past years and have trained over 7,000 private local business leaders and government officials to advance in their profession . They came from every province in China and the training took place in the United States, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, India and Europe.
Since the late 1980's Dr. Lai has helped thousands of foreign companies and individual businessmen to visit and set up office or joint ventures in China . The main objective is to help American businesses enter the China Market. As we all know China is one of the fastest growing economies in the world today which was due to its accession to the WTO in 2002.
Dr. Lai is a member of the prestigious National Committee on United States-China Relations, the organization initiated Chinese ping pong team to visit U.S. in 1971, and later opened the door for American businesses to enter China
- The Great Game)
Karson is a thirty year veteran to professional filmmaking
with wide experience as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer
and occasionally an actor. He has worked in every format of
entertainment including feature films, television, documentaries,
music videos and television commercials. He has worked on
films in 27 different countries and won a host of major international
awards including 5 Golden Eagle Awards at the Cine International
festival and the New York Film Festival - 5 gold medals for
first place as well as for his landmark television special
This Far By Faith on PBS chronicling the History of the Black
American experience. Other work includes The Gathering starring
Charlton Heston; Europe and America starring Sir Anthony Quayle;
Lionheart; The Octagon; Opposing Force; Nemesis; Angel Town;
Black Eagle and Dirt. He has recently completed a new documentary
film on The History of American Cinema. In addition to completing
the screenplay, The Great Game, for American Film Studios,
Eric's recent writing credits
include, The Rune Sagas, The Dragon, Kryptos: The Octagon II, Fools Gold, The Games of ’42, Senior’s Have It Tough and currently working on Katie’s Law and a children’s Christmas fantasy set in 1946 titled Silver Bell.