Virginia Beach-based Erman Baradi began his entertainment career in 2011. While attending Regent University, on a recommendation he was introduced to Grammy-nominated artist No Malice - formerly Malice of the acclaimed hip hop duo The Clipse alongside Pusha T (signed to Pharrell Williams’ Star Trek label). For the next few years, Erman has remained No Malice’s right hand man in endeavors ranging from music videos to vlogs and events.
After completing a West Hollywood internship with Mosaic Media Group/Atlas Entertainment, Erman returned to Virginia while strategically networking with writers and filmmakers via social media, landing him gigs with various screenwriting-centered organizations. Erman became the Director of Executive Relations for The Great American PitchFest, a screenwriting festival in which he helped to recruit attending film companies and agencies, including William Morris Endeavor, Paradigm, Fox Television Studios, Overbrook Entertainment, APA Talent & Literary Agency, The CW Network, Atlas Entertainment, Disruption Entertainment, Madhouse Entertainment, Sierra/Affinity, Phoenix Pictures, One Three Media, and over 120 other entertainment companies.
Erman was recruited into the leading LA-based script consultancy ScreenCraft as reader of first round scripts for its frequent screenplay contests, which many outlets have noted to be the best in the industry. With them, he co-produced an entertainment panel event at the Writers Guild of America East called “Digital Discourse” in 2014 with speakers from Google/YouTube, Cinedigm, and more to discuss the future of media distribution and content creation pertinent to the future of filmmaking. The event was covered by Filmmaker Magazine and Indiewire. He also currently works for the International Screenwriters’ Association, a community dedicated to providing aspiring screenwriters resources and tools necessary to break into the business, acquiring industry interviews for its popular podcast. Additionally, he is a script reader for WWE Studios.
As an aspiring screenwriter and filmmaker, a short Erman co-wrote cracked the top 20 finals of legendary director Ron Howard’s Canon Imaginat10n 2013 contest. Today, Erman serves as a celebrity interviewer and writer for Vents Magazine and Endee Magazine, having interviewed over 200 directors, producers, screenwriters, reality stars, actors, and emerging and established music artists. Meanwhile, Erman is business partners with Emmy-nominated T.O.N.E.-z of the hit FX Network drama series 'Justified’, who is the very first rapper nominated for the illustrious Main Theme Song award. You can catch Erman today producing the best up-and-coming Hollywood events. In the summer of 2015, Erman co-produced the inaugural Three Cities Festival, a one-of-a-kind digital film festival, taking place over a span of three different cities. The conference highligthed guest speakers representing projects like ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ and more. In the fall of 2015, Erman is producing his second Hollywood event, "The Rel/event Series," highlighting the industry's most buzzed about individuals and projects in 2015-2016, with speakers from ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Gambit,’ ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ ‘Supergirl,’ ‘The Flash,’ ‘Arrow,’ ‘Scream Queens,’ and ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ to name a few.
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