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Hollywood 04.10.2018

Jordyn Palos

Named one of “Hollywood’s New Leaders” by Variety in 2015, Jordyn Palos, founder of Persona PR, launched the company in 2010 and has established Persona as one of the most dedicated and hands-on independent PR firms in the entertainment industry today. Read more>>

Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

Nearly 2 decades ago I decided to make a living as a writer. I had been a painter, illustrator, graphic designer, public artist, and art director, and I thought it would be easier to earn money as a writer. I went to the central library downtown and checked out every book on writing there was. Read more>>

Monrok

My parents are immigrants from India. I was born in Sydney, Australia and my parents moved us to the D.C. suburb, Silver Spring, MD (which felt an odd choice) when I was around 8 years old. The day I graduated college I drove across the country to live in Los Angeles, where I could be in a similar climate to Sydney and not totally ditch my parents by moving abroad. Read more>>

Alyssa Weinberger

The biography of my business isn’t terribly long, as I’ve really just started gaining momentum, but I can say it started how I think so many creative pursuits start these days. My primary line of work is in the entertainment industry, but I had been out of work for several months. Read more>>

Randi Wood

Where to start! If I told you the more interesting version of my road to get where I am it would take to long and the short version is slightly boring… but I will try my best! I am from a small farming community in Canada. I was born with an interest in anything glamorous and fashionable. Read more>>

Esther Mendoza

I was born and grew up in Los Angeles, CA. I always knew i wanted a career where i could change lives, make people smile, and make people feel better. I was encouraged to become a nurse by my family so after high school i went to Mt. SAC in walnut to prepare for the RN program. Read more>>

Lisa Siedlecki, Jennifer Silbert

We founded Rewilder in 2014 after strong careers in fashion (Lisa) and architecture (Jenny). We witnessed industries obsessed with selling new, new, new and more, more, more, and were distressed by how much waste was produced in the process. We started Rewilder to reinvent fashion with zero waste originals. Read more>>

Scott Saslow

I went to film school years ago, though graphic design had always been on the periphery. In fact, the first college open house I went to was for design which I suppose proves that one’s first instinct tends to be the correct one. Read more>>

Erica Manni

I was born and raised in a small town in the North of Italy, called Bergamo. I always had a deep passion for the arts and science and I’ve graduated in Fine Arts before deciding to fully dive into acting. I initially started with theater, at the age of twelve, through the after-school program, and I kept taking classes all the way through high-school. Read more>>

Tehran Von Ghasri

As most Los Angelenos are I am a Los Angeles transplant. I was born and raised in Washington DC to a very Persian Dad and a very proud Black Mom. My grandparents were an eclectic mix of Muslim, Zoroastrian, Baptist, and Jewish. I was exposed to diversity, religion, and segregation at a very early age. Read more>>

Steven Simko

Steven or Simko to his friends. My interest in photography began at the age of fifteen, when I noticed a point of purchase display in a camera store window – it was a girl in a yellow bikini holding a Minolta 110 weathermatic underwater camera. Read more>>

Anastasia Stanecki

I am originally from the suburbs west of Detroit. After I graduated with a degree in Journalism from Oakland University, I came out to Los Angeles with the single goal of getting a production assistant job. After waitressing at a french restaurant for a little while, I was fortunate enough to get a Production Assistant job on a Disney movie with Tim Allen who my father knew from Detroit. Read more>>

Sophie Melamed

Right after graduating law school I launched EatPops, a line of healthy frozen desserts. The idea behind EatPops was that we could make the juicing craze more accessible by freezing “green juice” products (fruit and veggie juices) by extending the shelf life and thereby lowering the cost. Read more>>

America Young

I am a filmmaker. I have worked in Film and Television for the past ten years in stunts and directing. I’ve explored and experienced almost every form of storytelling in entertainment from video games, writing, features, tv, running film festivals and animation. Read more>>

Meg Chamberlain

My first encounter (because that is the only way to describe it) with vegetable fermentation-in my home, was on my off-grid homestead in Missouri. My husband, Lars and I had bought 20 acres out in the middle of nowhere MO and set up an off-grid homestead back in 2008. Read more>>

Epiphany Evans

As a fan of podcasts, I was already skilled in playing the role of listener. Taking on the role of creator appealed as I’m a generally creative someone. As a woman, I’ve spent years being taught both implicitly and explicitly that women aren’t afforded what spaces men are to not only acknowledge, but embrace our sexuality. Read more>>

Nicole Rubio

My very first working experience in Hollywood was being an extra on a movie called “All The Marbles”. So exciting….I knew I wanted more. I studied acting and soon booked acting roles in commercials and a few features. Read more>>

Corinne Castro

I’m a Southern California native, grew up on the beaches of LA and Orange County so I carry a little surf in my soul. I fell in love with real estate working for a real estate developer in downtown LA. They specialized in restoring historic and beautiful Art Deco buildings in LA. Read more>>

Darren Sayphraraj

Born and raised in LA (San Gabriel Valley), went to UC Irvine for college. After graduation decided to move to New York for culinary school. Spent 4-5 years in NY working in fine dining, michelin starred restaurants. Moved back to LA and held various food industry jobs outside of restaurants. Read more>>

Christopher Willoughby

I’m an editor by trade – I cut music videos in the 1980s and early 90s; Madonna, Michael Jackson, Van Halen – and from there moved on to commercials – Nike, Apple and lots of cars and trucks. My father, Bob Willoughby, was a famous Hollywood photographer covering films in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Read more>>

Lindsay Frame

I met Anthony Meindl on the 14th St. Pier in New York City in 2001. I was just months out of UC San Diego’s MFA Acting program and still in wonder at the wildness of New York City and the Acting Industry. We connected immediately and he encouraged me to contact him if I was ever in LA. Read more>>

Hanna Wagari, Regbe Surafel

Mombasa was dreamed into life by my business partners & longtime friends Regbe Surafel and Hanna Wagari, We could not find earrings that were bold and or had cultural significance, Regbe who is an artist started designing earrings for us to wear and pretty soon people started asking us where we bought it. Read more>>

Erica Eden

Getting to where I am today has not been the easiest journey; There has been a lot of hoops to jump through, but I am thankful for each and every lesson that I have learned along the way. My story begins in Palm Springs, California, which is my hometown. Read more>>

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