Carmen Group West Executive Managing Director Janet Janjigian, was taped to participate on a panel discussion at the annual Spring Conference of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles, Calif on April 25, 2014, exploring the connection of entertainment and media as it intersects with Washington, DC. The panel, “From Red Carpets to Red Lines: Hollywood and Washington” took a peek behind the scenes to understand how Hollywood and Washington interact, and consider the implications for foreign policy and intelligence. The discussion represented a fusion of the Pacific Council’s global focus and unique situation at the epicenter of the film industry, most specifically with recent controversies surrounding such films as “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”

Janet discussed her media and political involvement with such award winning MGM films, “Hotel Rwanda” and “Osama”-setting up White House, Congressional and State Department screenings and coordinating high level editorials and media coverage to promote the critically important true life stories in both films. She also discussed her role on the independent documentary film “Screamers” following the rock band “System of a Down” during their worldwide tour focusing attention to the Armenian Genocide, Moderator Chris Lawson, Senior Executive at CAA, also discussed his experiences with “Screamers” at an event at the Hollywood Bowl and CAA held a screening for the film as well. Additional discussion topics included much needed tax incentives for the film industry in California to keep production and jobs in the state, and her personal connection to the Academy Award winning film, “Argo” as she spent time on the American Embassy compound in Tehran prior to the hostages being taken, writing about her experiences on the “Huffington Post” and “The Wrap.”

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    From Red Carpets to Red Lines: Hollywood and Washington

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    • Public Relations