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October 3, 2016

Lost Girls wins “Best Drama” and “Best Ensemble Cast” Awards

    We're proud to announce that "Lost Girls" won the BEST DRAMA and BEST ENSEMBLE CAST awards at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. Many thanks to all of our cast, crew and supporters!    
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September 13, 2016

Film Festival Screenings of Lost Girls

Last Updated on October 3, 2016.   LA SHORTS FEST (LOS ANGELES, CA) - U.S. PREMIERE SEPTEMBER 4, 2016 (SUNDAY) at 9.55 PM   RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (LONDON, UK) - EUROPEAN PREMIERE SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 (WEDNESDAY) at 9 PM SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 (THURSDAY) at…
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September 6, 2016

Lost Girls – A Gripping Portrayal of Child Sex Trafficking

by Jillian Dale Estimated to be a $32 billion trade, sex trafficking is the largest illegal industry in the world. Lost Girls is a social message film, produced by Rough Diamond Productions, designed to educate and provide its audience with…
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September 2, 2016

THE HOLLYWOOD TIMES: Director Julia Verdin’s Film about Sex Trafficking of Minors in LA is Timely in Light of the Big Busts

THE HOLLYWOOD TIMES: Director Julia Verdin's Film about Sex Trafficking of Minors in LA is Timely in Light of the Big Busts  Screening this weekend at the prestigious LA Shorts Festival is director Julia Verdin’s debut short film LOST GIRLS.…
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May 5, 2016

The Guardian: Film to be made about NHS choir that beat Bieber to Christmas No 1

            The NHS choir that beat Justin Bieber to Christmas No 1 is to be the subject of a new film, reports the BBC. INThe Lewisham and Greenwich NHS choir’s charity single, A Bridge Over You, narrowly beat Bieber’s Love…
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April 29, 2016

Press Release: Hollywood Stands Up Against Sex Trafficking

At a time when many sometimes consider topics such as race, homosexuality and war to be taboo subjects, films like Selma, American Sniper and The Imitation Game are gaining huge success behind their respective social message plotlines. In 2014, the…
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February 23, 2016

A Poignant Film By Julia Verdin Addresses Human Trafficking

 By Jill Dale on Splash Magazine Top Indie film producer, Julia Verdin, Rough Diamond Productions, is tackling the important subject of human trafficking in her latest project film “Lost Girls.”  She recently discussed the project and the power of social message films. “Sex trafficking is becoming huge growing…
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February 20, 2015

Julia Verdin and actress Jacqueline Bisset attend the GREAT British film reception.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 20: Julia Verdin (L) and actress Jacqueline Bisset attend the GREAT British film reception honoring the British nominees of the 87th Annual Academy Awards at The London West Hollywood on February 20, 2015 in West…
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January 11, 2015

BAFTA LA Awards Season Tea Party 2015

Julia with Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and director Morten Tyldum at BAFTA Tea Party 2015, in Beverly Hills. Ethan Hawke’s jokes about “Foxcatcher” star amongst friendly banter as Jamie Dornan, Adrien Brody, Anna Kendrick and Rosamund Pike pack the Four…
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December 7, 2014

CAA Academy Reception for Still Alice

Julia Verdin and A.K.A. director Jonathan Heap attends CAA Academy Reception for Still Alice with John Savage and Steve Carrell
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April 23, 2014

Julia Verdin attends BritWeek opening party

How appropriate that on St George’s Day BritWeek held its opening party, and how appropriate that on William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, the theme was A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Consul General’s Residence in Los Angeles was transformed into a magical…
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April 6, 2014

The Ninth Cloud at the 17th Shanghai Int’l Film Festival

We are happy to announce that The Ninth Cloud has been selected to screen in the Shanghai International Film Festival in June, 2014. The film starring Jean H. Anglade, Michael Madsen, Leo Gregory and Megan Maczko, was directed by Jane Spencer,…
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March 1, 2014

Julia Verdin Speaks on WGA Panel

Julia Verdin spoke on a panel entitled: How to Succeed Without Representation: Strategies for the Un- and Under-represented Writer bringing her experience as a veteran producer to writers struggling to find representation. Other speakers that evening included Jerrol LeBaron (Inktip),…
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February 15, 2014

2 Jacks Now Available on Netflix and Hulu

Good news! 2 Jacks is now available on both Netflix and Hulu.
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February 15, 2014

Julia Verdin speaks at The Actor’s Company ‘Manager Showcase’

Julia Verdin offers her expertise at The Actor’s Company ‘Manager Showcase’ this Tuesday 25 February. Other speakers include: LAURA GIBSON – GENERATE TAMMY JACKSON – CONSORTIUM MARILYN ATLAS – ATLAS MANAGEMENT GREG MEYER – MEYER MANAGEMENT GROUP
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February 11, 2014

2 Jacks now available on iTunes and DVD

2 Jacks is now available for purchase on iTunes and DVD. Click on the links below to buy now!
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January 12, 2014

THE WRAP: Julia Verdin Co-Chairs BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party

Inside Golden Globes Weekend’s Biggest Pre-Parties by Mikey Glazer The starry scene in Hollywood as film and TV mix, mingle, and drink (a lot) in the run up to Sunday night’s televised party Gravity Shift If the ballroom of the…
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January 12, 2014

Julia Verdin Co-Chairs 2014 BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party

Julia Verdin co-chaired the 2014 BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party at the Four Seasons, Beverly Hills on Saturday January 11th. The annual party is a celebration of the best of entertainment, a star-studded warm-up for Golden Globes and Oscars.  …
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December 9, 2013

REVIEW: Indiewire – Ninth Cloud

Auteur Directors: Any American Women? by Maria Giese In 100 years of cinema, no American woman director has ever been invited to join the pantheon of international auteur directors. Non-American women directors like Andrea Arnold, Jane Campion, Liliana Cavani, Claire…
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October 30, 2013

2 JACKS coming to DVD on February 11 2014

Breaking Glass Pictures and Rough Diamond Productions are proud to announce the February 11th DVD release of Bernard Rose’s 2 Jacks, produced by Julia Verdin. Based on Tolstoy’s short story “The Two Hussars,” the modernized film is Rose’s fourth Tolstoy…
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October 17, 2013

REVIEW: The New York Times – 2 Jacks

A Gene That Doesn’t Recede ‘2 Jacks,’ a Satire of Hollywood Machinations by Stephen Holden With a cocked eyebrow and a sly grin that with a slight curl of a lip can turn into a nasty scowl, Danny Huston portrays…
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October 15, 2013

INTERVIEW: Hollywood Reveal – Julia Verdin about 2 Jacks

Hollywood Revealed Julia Verdin and her 2 Jacks JULIA VERDIN is an L.A. based British producer and former actress who has a long list of feature film credits. Her most recent project, “2 Jacks,” is a well crafted Hollywood tale…
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October 12, 2013

INTERVIEW: British Weekly – Meet a Member: Julia Verdin

Publication: British Weekly Article: Meet a Member: Julia Verdin Date: October 12, 2013 Meet Julia Verdin: an independent film producer and owner of Rough Diamond Productions. Julia lives on Kings Road in West Hollywood and moved to LA twenty years…
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October 1, 2013

“2 Jacks” at the Raindance Film Festival, London

“2 Jacks” was a great success at the Raindance Film Festival, London. The screening was followed by a live Q&A with film’s stars Danny Huston (Jack Sr.) and Rosie Fellner (Lily), director Bernard Rose, producer Julia Verdin and festival head…
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September 30, 2013

“2 Jacks” listed as one of the top 20 films to see at the Raindance Film Festival

It’s just under a week to go until Raindance and already people are talking about the London Film Festival. The capital’s flagship film event is very much Raindance’s bigger brother – this year, in more ways than one. Because while…
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September 15, 2013

Verdin to speak on “Movie Money – International Co-Production” Panel at the Raindance Film Festival

Julia Verdin will speak on “Movie Money – International Co-Production” Panel at the Raindance Film Festival, London on Tuesday 1st October, 2013 at 01:00 PM Filmmaking is an art for the savvy: the extraordinarily high costs of making a movie,…
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September 6, 2013

Verdin to moderate the “Film Financing” Panel at the Raindance Film Festival

Julia Verdin will be moderating the panel on Film Financing at the Raindance Film Festival in London on Wednesday 2nd October at 2.45pm It’s a buyers market.” This is a common phrase you’ll hear if you walk the corridors of…
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October 31, 2012

Julia Verdin – The Producer to Watch and One of Britain’s Most Interesting and Prolific Talents in Film

By Meagan Sargent Director Bernard Rose, Danny Huston, producer Julia Verdin, Richard Portnow, Jamie Harries – on set at the Bar Lubitsch Julia Verdin is the producer of ‘Two Jacks‘. Recently one of our favorite films at the Hollywood Film…
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October 25, 2012

Splash Magazine interviews Julia Verdin

Julia Verdin – The Producer to Watch and One of Britain’s Most Interesting and Prolific Talents in Film. By Meagan Sargent Director Bernard Rose, Danny Huston, producer Julia Verdin, Richard Portnow, Jamie Harries – on set at the Bar Lubitsch…
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October 1, 2012

“2 Jacks” Picked Up by Breaking Glass Pictures; Eyes Late 2013 Release

Danny Huston and Sienna Miller star in Bernard Rose’s “2 Jacks.” Bernard Rose’s fourth film adaptation of a Leo Tolstoy work has found a distributor in the United States. “2 Jacks” — starring Sienna Miller and Danny Huston — has…
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