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Mr. Darian is a longtime Executive, Producer, and Businessman in the Entertainment Industry who has owned and operated several companies, and who has served in many senior management positions for publicly-traded and privately-held companies, alike.

As Co-Chairman & CEO of Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc., Mr. Darian currently presides over five operating divisions, including fifteen sound stages, and roughly three dozen office buildings comprised of roughly a million square feet of production, editorial, and creative office space. Through its non-entertainment operations, Occidental owns properties throughout the country.

As Co-Chairman & CEO of Tricor Entertainment, Inc., Mr. Darian has Produced several films starring many prominent actors, including Academy Award Winners Robert DeNiro, Anthony Hopkins, Kathy Bates, F. Murray Abraham, Mercedes Ruehl, Lee Grant, Cloris Leachman, Martin Landau, and Rita Moreno. Among Mr. Darian’s more than 100 International Distribution credits are: King Kong, Spider-Man, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Pearl Harbor, Gladiator, Mission Impossible, The Mummy, Jurassic Park III, Hulk, War of the Worlds, Tomb Raider, Meet The Parents and Shakespeare In Love. Affiliated companies owned and operated by Tricor Entertainment are: Cinema 1 Theater Circuit and ChinaAmerica Film Distributors — both Asia-based operations.

As Chairman & CEO of Darian Management Group, LLC, a diversified Management & Business Consulting Firm, Mr. Darian has represented a wide range of clients doing business in the Motion Picture, Television and Music Industries. Among the Studio Facilities and Technical-Service Companies that Mr. Darian has owned, operated, and/or represented in a senior capacity during the past three decades are:  Glen Glenn Studios, Todd-AO, Lucasfilms’ Skywalker Sound, Record Plant, Republic Studios, Matrix Studios, Ryder Sound, AME/All Post and the Sound Divisions at Paramount Studios, Walt Disney Studios, CBS/MTM Studios and Marvel Entertainment.  Corporate Clients have included: Pacific Capital, Westar Capital, Reprise Capital, Banque Audi, Cedars Bank, Ramsey Shilling, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, CMG Worldwide, Omni Hotel, etc.

Mr. Darian’s 50% stakeholder interest in Occidental Entertainment Group and Tricor Entertainment is held through his wholly-owned company, DMG Holdings, Inc. – in which he is Chairman & CEO. DMG Holdings owns 100% of Darian Management Group and other non-entertainment related assets.

Mr. Darian is a longtime voting Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Producers Guild of America, Television Academy, and Los Angeles County Bar Association, where he serves on the DRS Panel of Arbitrators. He serves, or has also served, on the Board of Directors for several Civic & Philanthropic organizations, including: The Metro Board of The Salvation Army; Shakespeare Center Los Angeles, where he is President Of The Board and Co-Chairman of the Veteran’s Affairs Committee; St. Anne’s (Board of Directors & Leadership Committee); American Friends of Technion University (Western Region); Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, where he was Chairman of the Management Committee;  Hollywood Entertainment Sports League, where he was Commissioner; Republic Corporation Credit Union, where he was Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Presidential Council Against Teenage Smoking (Appointed by President Clinton and reaffirmed by President Bush); and Hollywood Historic Trust and Walk of Fame Trust that separately oversee the Hollywood Sign and Walk of Fame, where he was  Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He is additionally a Trustee of The Washington Institute On Middle East Affairs, and the Institute of National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.

In June, 2013, Mr. Darian was honored as a “Hero of Hollywood” by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, along with screen legend, Debbie Reynolds. In May, 2014, he was honored with the “Courageous Leadership Award” by Women Against Gun Violence. In October 2017, he was honored by New Directions For Veterans with the “Community Hero Award,” along with Maxine Waters. In April 2019, he was honored with an Angel Award by St. Anne’s, along with Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Mr. Darian lives in Pasadena with his wife Kimberly – they’ve been married 44 years and have 3 children & 4 grandchildren.

Professional
➯ Co-Chairman & CEO
Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc.  (50% Owner)
➯ Co-Chairman & CEO
Tricor Entertainment, Inc.  (50% Owner)
➯ Chairman & CEO
DMG Holdings, Inc. – Darian Management Group  (100% Owner)
Distributor (Produced 6 Feature Films w/ several Academy Award winning & nominated Actors; and Distributed over 100 major Feature Films in S.E. Asia)
Board of Directors
The Salvation Army – LA Metro Board
St. Anne’s – Board & Leadership Committee
Shakespeare Center LA – President of the Board / Executive Committee
American Friends of Technion University (Western Region)

Trustee
The Washington Institute For Near East Policy
Institute of National Security Studies (INSS – Tel Aviv University)

(Past) Board of Directors / Board of Trustees
Hollywood Entertainment Sports League – Commissioner
American Heart Association – Hollywood Chapter
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce – Chairman / Management Committee; Executive Committee
Hollywood Historic Trust & Walk of Fame Trust – Chairman / Board of Trustees
Presidential Council Against Teenage Smoking – Appointed by President Clinton and reaffirmed by President Bush
Republic Corporation Credit Union
Little Hoover Commission – Nominated by California State Senator Kevin de Leon, President Pro Tem

Professional Memberships
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences – Voting Member / Oscars
Television Academy – Voting Member / Emmys
Producers Guild of America (Producer’s Branch)
Los Angeles County Bar Association – Panel Arbitrator / Dispute Resolution Services
Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers

Awards / Honorable Recognition
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce – “Hero Of Hollywood” w/ Actress Debbie Reynolds
Women Against Gun Violence – “Courageous Leadership Award”
New Directions For Veterans – “Community Hero Award” w/ U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters
St. Anne’s – “Angel Award” w/ Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Personal
Married in 1975 to wife, Kimberly. They have three children & four grandchildren. They live in Pasadena, CA

2004 – Present
OCCIDENTAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP HOLDINGS INC. • Co-Chairman & CEO *** 50% Shareholder
(Divisions: Occidental Studios; Occidental Lighting & Grip; Occidental Technologies; Albert Sweet Development; Prop Services West)
1988 – Present
TRICOR ENTERTAINMENT, INC. • Co-Chairman & CEO *** 50% Shareholder
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – The Bridge of San Luis Rey, The Devil & Daniel Webster, The Amati Girls, Extreme Days, Carlo’s Wake, Homecoming of Jimmy White Cloud (PARTNER – HOWARD KAZANJIAN, Producer: Star Wars, VI – Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Demolition Man, The Rookie, J.A.G., etc.)
TricorEntertainment.com
1987 – Present
DMG HOLDINGS, INC. / DARIAN MANAGEMENT GROUP, LLC. • Chairman & CEO
(CLIENTS INCLUDED – Paramount Studios, Lucasfilm, Ramsey Shilling, Westar Capital, Jermaine Jackson, Omni Hotel, etc.)
1996 – Present
CHINAMERICA FILM DISTRIBUTORS / CINEMA 1 THEATER GROUP (Hong Kong-based Partnership) • Co-Chairman & Managing Partner, USA
(Major Titles: King Kong, War of the Worlds, Pirates of the Caribbean, Spider-Man, Pearl Harbor, The Hulk, Jurassic Park III, Tomb Raider, Gladiator, The Mummy, Shakespeare In Love, Meet The Parents, Alexander, etc.) (PARTNER – VisionNet International / Evergreen Group — Evergreen Shipping, EVA Airlines, UniGlory Shipping)
1990 – 1994
MATRIX STUDIOS, INC. • President & CEO
(PARTNERS – Gary Winnick / Pacific Capital; Stanley Tulchin / Reprise Capital)
1987 – 1990 REPUBLIC STUDIOS, INC. • President & CEO
1984 – 1987
GLEN GLENN STUDIOS (Division of Republic Corp. NYSE) • President & CEO
(OPERATED THE SOUND DIVISIONS AT: Paramount Studios, Walt Disney Studios, CBS/MTM Studios, Marvel Entertainment)
1980 – 1984 RYDER SOUND SERVICES, INC. • Vice President
1974 – 1980 Studio Projectionist / Sound Recordist / Lab Technician
{IATSE Local(s) 695; 165; 683}
Professional Affiliations
1985 – Present
ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS & SCIENCES
Voting Member (Oscars)
1984 – Present
TELEVISION ACADEMY
Blue Ribbon Judge (Emmy Awards)
1995 – Present
PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA
Producer’s Branch
Present
LOS ANGELES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Panel of Arbitrators (DRS)
Present SHAKESPEARE CENTER LOS ANGELES
President – Board of Directors
Present
ST. ANNE’S
Board of Directors; Leadership Committee
Present
TECHNION UNIVERSITY (Western Region)
Board of Directors
Present THE SALVATION ARMY – LA METRO BOARD
Board of Directors
Present
THE WASHINGTON INSTITUTE
Board of Trustees
Present
INSTITUTE OF NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES (INSS – Tel Aviv University)
Board of Trustees
1982 – 1992
SOCIETY OF MOTION PICTURE & TELEVISION ENGINEERS
1989 – 1992
HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Board of Directors; Executive Committee
Chairman – Management Committee; Personnel Committee; Marketing Committee
1991 – 1992
HOLLYWOOD HISTORIC (WALK OF FAME) TRUST / HOLLYWOOD SIGN TRUST
Chairman – Board of Trustees
1989 – 1992
HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT COUNCIL
Co-Chairman
1992
SENATORIAL INNER CIRCLE
Nominated by United States Senator John Seymour
1992 – 1995
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (Hollywood Chapter)
Board of Directors
1982 – 1990
USC CINEMA CIRCULUS
1980 – 1986
HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT SPORTS ASSOCIATION
Co-Founder & Commissioner
1980 – 1985
REPUBLIC CORPORATION CREDIT UNION
Board of Trustees
Honorable Recognition
Emmy Citation(s) – Sound Director / CEO-Post Production Studio
Moonlighting, Knot’s Landing, Cheers,
Cagney & Lacy, Hill Street Blues, The A-Team,
National Geographic Special – Dive to the Edge of Creation.
Oscar Nominated Feature (Best Sound) Star Trek IV, The Voyage Home
Hero of Hollywood
Awarded 2013 by The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce along with Debbie Reynolds
Philanthropist of the Year Award
Awarded 2014 by Women Against Gun Violence
New Directions For Veterans
“Community Hero Award” w/ U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters
St. Anne’s
“Angel Award” w/ Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Personal
Married – 1975; Three Children; Four Grandchildren;
Home – San Marino, California