New T.V. Show Aspires to ‘Connect’ Community

El Vaquero Staff Writer

Alocal company, Richmond Media Entertainment is launching a cable TVshow called World Entertainment Connections that will showcase music and entertainment from all around the world.

W. E. Connections is going to air a special edition starting Oct. 1 at 10 p.m. and from then on Monday through Friday at 9 p.m. in Glendale and Burbank on Channel 26 and in Sun Valley, Tujunga, Sylmar and in the Eastern San Fernando Valley.

“World Entertainment Connections” is a show that is going to be showcasing the newest music videos, bands, cultural music, movie reviews, lots of gossip, a segment called, “Act Up,” which will be connecting aspiring actors with various acting coaches and schools in the L.A. area,” said Judith Ghougassian, director of marketing.

There are two entertainment hosts on the show, UCLA alumnas Jan Shiva and Jill Simonian. Kay Reul is an Entertainment reporter and Kurt Sinclair is going to be doing a show called “Act Up.”

Ghougassian, Daniela Davies and Mary Karagossian are the three gossip hosts for the segment of the production called, “Verbalized.”
Arin Mikailian’s job is going to be to review the latest movies and present other information such as DVD releases and the latest box office reports.

“This show is different from other shows because it allows you to connect with people from the local entertainment community — something you don’t get to do in Los Angeles,” said Simonian.

“This is an amazing opportunity for me to take part in,” said Ghougassian. “Throughout my experience in putting together this television show, I have gained an immense amount of knowledge and insight into the entertainment industry.”

Vahik Vic Pirhamzei is the founder of Richmond Media Entertainment, a production and advertising agency in Glendale which was established in 1994, and is also funding W.E. Connections.

“I’ve been in this business for over 10 years, and have directed, produced, acted, written and have worked with various people with different mentalities,” said Pirhamzei.

Pirhamzei’s long-term vision is for the show to go on satellite. He wants to give people who are living in the Los Angeles area and people who are coming to this country a chance for a little publicity and a glance in the entertainment industry.

“We want to connect everyone together,” said Pirhamzei.
Tune in to the show W.E. Connections on Oct. 1 at 10 p.m. on channel 26, and for more information, go to