Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Valentina Castelani Quinn

Please join me in welcoming Valentina Castellani Quinn, a filmmaker and philanthropist whose work has been making headlines globally. Valentina will be joining us from her home in Florence, where her family has owned the famed opera house there since the 1800’s.

Valentina has made a career for herself making impactful films that promote social awareness in society. She is currently working on the film, #Polo, about the courage and grit it takes to compete in the sport of kings, part of which will film in Dubai

She’s currently the global spokesperson for #JOBLIO, which provides solutions for immigrants throughout the world. In addition, Valentina will receive the Women Empowerment Award in Dubai later this year at the Women’s Global Conference, where Oprah will also be honored.

There’s more, from her films to meeting the Pope, and talking about her life with Francesco Quinn, who tragically died ten years ago near their home in Malibu.

Please join us for our conversation with Valentina, LIVE or on demand anywhere you get your video and audio podcasts on all #LittleItalyOfLA and #DeborahKobyltLIVE platforms. I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt. Join us, like us, and tell your friends, too.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Andrea Iervolino

Please welcome entrepreneur and filmmaker, Andrea Lervolino, born in Cassino, Italy, and who started selling websites in Italy at age 13, then hustled door-to-door at 15 to fund his first film. Now, Andrea leads two global companies, and his social media tech firm, TaTaTu, had the worlds third largest IPO at $575M.

Andrea’s film ventures include working with Morgan Freeman, John Travolta, and Selena Gomez, and he was recently named Top 10 Producers on the Hollywood 100 List. In addition, he hopes to be filming in space in the not too distant future, and recently launched the company, Space 11.

Oh, there’s more but you’ll have to tune into our podcast here on #LittleItalyOfLA and #DeborahKobyltLIVE, available on all podcast platforms, and our YouTube, with over 2.5M views. I’m your host and producer, #DeborahZaraKobylt. Join us, like us, and tell your friends, too🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Jonathan Shugart

Have you ever wanted to set up a charitable foundation? Then you’ll want to hear our interview with Jonathan Shugart, founder of B Charitable.

Jonathan says he believes most people are fundamentally charitable, but often don’t have the funds to set up a foundation, normally for the very rich who want to give, but also need a tax advantage. Now, anyone can do it.

B Charitable is a convenient platform recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt public charity, but without a minimum investment. In other words, it’s not just for the rich any more, now anyone can decide how much they want to give, and fund, and get a tax deduction, too.

Please tune in to our interview today, and hear how you can set up a lifetime of charitable giving for you and your family. And hear what motivated Jonathan to do it, too. It’s really quite remarkable.

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Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Mona Hajjar Halaby

The story of a refugee is gut-wrenching, and anyone who has had to flee their country has a different story to tell.

Today we speak with Mona Hajjar Halaby, author, “In My Mother’s Footsteps,” about her experience as a refugee, as well as her mother who was also a refugee as a young girl.

Mona details what happened to her family when they were forced to flee their homeland. It’s a sad yet beautiful story of life and forgiveness, particularly when she and her mother return to where her mom was forced to leave as a young girl. In fact, you’ll hear a story about what Mona and her mother discovered at her mom’s childhood home. It’s heart wrenching, yet filled with much beauty.

Please tune in to hear this magnificent true story of life and courage on #DeborahKobyltLIVE, available on all podcast platforms.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Scott Ryan

Who didn’t wonder what was going on behind the scenes of the hit TV-show, #Moonlighting? #CybillShepherd and #BruceWillis were so alluring, let’s face it, we were all wondering at home what was happening when the cameras weren’t rolling.

Tune in today when we speak with #ScottRyan, author, “MOONLIGHTING, An Oral History,” which provides a detailed analysis of the show, it’s mega-stars, and much of the support staff to hear about what really went down.

Scott also wrote the mega-successful book about #DavidLetterman and the final six months of his late-night show, along with a book on the famed hit, “30-Something.” Let’s just say Scott loves the TV classics.

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