Vic Gerami is an award-winning journalist, columnist, media commentator, and the host of his prime-time headline news + politics radio program THE BLUNT POST with VIC (TBPV) on Independent + Progressive Radio KPFK 90.7 FM (Pacifica Network). Vic is also the editor + publisher of The Blunt Post.
Today reaching national international audiences, Gerami first built a foundation of knowledge and skills by learning the media industry during his years at Frontiers Magazine, followed by positions at LA Weekly and Voice Media Group.
Gerami’s radio program, TBPV covers national, regional, and local headline news, politics, and current events, and Gerami offers analysis and commentary. He also interviews a high-profile member of Congress or other high-profile public figures on each show. A few of his recent guests include Congressman Adam Schiff, Senator Bob Menendez, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Governor Howard Dean, Congresswoman Katie Porter, Congressman Brad Sherman, Congressman Mike levin, Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Congresswoman Judy Chu, LA District Attorney George Gascon, among many others. You can listen to all the interviews here.
Gerami is also a contributor for some of the most prominent publications in the nation, including Windy City Times, Bay Area Reporter, Armenian Mirror-Spectator, The Advocate, The Immigrant Magazine, GoWeHo, Destination Luxury, OUT Traveler, The Fight, and among others.
Gerami founded Truth And Accountability League (TAAL), a 501©3 non-profit organization that advocates for Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and Armenia. TAAL monitors & addresses Armenophobia, extremism & bigotry around the globe on the level of media, including social media, public policy, academia, and intelligentsia.
The Wall Street Journal featured Gerami as a “leading gay activist” in its landmark 2008 coverage of opposition to Proposition 8, the ballot measure that for years denied same-sex couples in California the freedom to marry. In addition to his years of volunteer work as a leading advocate for marriage equality, later Gerami went on to serve as a Planning Committee member for the historic Resist March in 2017.
In 2015, Gerami was referenced in the landmark Supreme Court civil rights case, Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the Court held in a 5–4 decision that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process and the Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
One of the most recognizable criminal defense attorneys in the world, Mark Geragos is known for winning landmark cases, his countless A-list celebrity clients, and being an advocate for the underdog along with his associates at Geragos & Geragos Law Firm in Los Angeles.
Mark was one of the lead lawyers in two groundbreaking federal class action lawsuits against New York Life Insurance and AXA, for insurance policies issued in the early 20th century during the time of the Armenian Genocide of more than 1.5 million Armenians. The two cases settled for over $37.5 million, in 2004 and 2005.
Just a few of the famous clients he has represented have included Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder, Gary Condit, Susan McDougal, Scott Peterson, Scott Barney, and Jussie Smollett.
In his podcast, ‘Reasonable Doubt’, Mark brings significant details from past and present experiences and examines how current law affects society, current events, and are brought to the forefront.
Lauri Apelian is a senior media executive, the Owner/Producer of Ocean Sky Entertainment based in Los Angeles. She is experienced in the development, financing, production and distribution of film and television content for a worldwide audience and specializes in International co-productions. Her many executive producer and producer credits include ‘Head Count,’ ‘Princess Kaiulani,’, and ‘Book of Blood.’
Henrick Vartanian is a prolific producer with a comprehensive film, TV, and journalism background. He has produced numerous projects and multimedia assets for top international clients and interviewed countless Hollywood A-listers. Henrick’s work has aired on Reuters News Television (USA), Canal+ (France), Channel 4, ITV, and BBC (United Kingdom), ORF (Austria), and TNTV (Tahiti). He is the founder of Brave New Hollywood, an entertainment website and YouTube channel that focuses on indie films, rising stars, and emerging filmmakers.
Edgar Harutyunyan is an illustrious cinematographer for film and television. A few of his feature film credits include ‘Zulali’ ‘Khoren Abrahamyan: With a serious smile,’ and ‘Calendar.’ Edgar has worked for various television networks, including A-TV, SHANT TV, and YEREVAN TV. His television credits include ‘2020 Jubilee, documentary film series, ‘Away from Home,’ and ‘Tastes of the World.’ He has worked as a director of photography in over thirty countries, including the United States, Russia, Israel, Egypt, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Scotland.
Born in Burbank, California, Chris Damadyan was raised in the heart of the film industry. Growing up in a studio where his father was an executive producer, Chris would often sit next to the editors for hours watching and learning how movies, music videos, and commercials came together. His passion for filmmaking was born at this young age, so going to film school after high school was easy. Today, Chris has edited numerous feature films starring Malin Akerman, Luke Goss, & Bokeem Woodbine, to name a few. In addition, he has also been involved in the post-production of over a hundred music videos and commercials.