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Dr. Steven Nia’s Speech at Hollywood Stars Oscars® Gala™ 2019

Updated: Apr 30, 2019



Dr. Steven Nia, chairman of Wardour Studios Hollywood, delivered his welcome speech at Hollywood Stars Oscars® Gala™ and presented awards to distinguished celebrities and guests. Dr. Nia also serves as the chairman of World Film Institute, Family Film Awards, Olympia Awards, American International Film Awards, and Hollywood Golden Kids Awards.

世界电影学会主席,家庭电影奖主席,奥林匹亚奖主席,美国世界电影奖主席,好莱坞金童奖主席,好莱坞华都影业集团董事长,好莱坞W1平台创始人 史蒂芬. 尼亚博士在好莱坞明星奥斯卡观礼盛典上的演讲视频。

Dr. Steven Nia is a true visionary and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in Entertainment and Technology industries.


As Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Wardour Studios, Mr. Nia commands a wide range of business, creative and strategic resources, providing them with expert leadership.


Simultaneously, Mr. Nia serves as the Chairman of World Film Institute (WFI), a nonprofit organization supporting the advancement and recognition of the arts and the motion picture industry worldwide.











WFI offers a vast resource of services, including film studies, scholarships, motion picture industry seminars, advanced technological support, networking opportunities as well as exclusive entertainment and fashion industry events.


Dr. Nia Also serves as the Chairman of Family Film Awards and Olympia Awards. Dr. Nia is also the chairman of W1 Platform, Hollywood’s first and leading entertainment blockchain ecosystem.



In addition, Dr. Nia serves as the chairman of Hollywood Golden Kids Awards, his inauguration was witness by 12 countries’ ambassadors who are from Belt and Road territories.


W1 Platform™ - The Hollywood Blockchain™, (www.W1Platform.org) was the proud major sponsor of the 2019 Wardour Studios™ (www.WardourStudio.com) Hollywood Stars Oscars® Gala™ (www.StarsGala.com) at the Beverly Hilton – also benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Charity.


During the Hollywood Stars Oscars® Gala™, Dr. Nia hosted the auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the the Ronald McDonald House of Charity (RMHC).



The mission of RMHC is to provide a 'home away from home' - accommodation for families so they can stay close to their hospitalized children. RMHC believes that when a child is hospitalized, the love and support of family is as powerful as the best medicine prescribed. By providing a comfortable and caring environment, RMHC hopes it can help to keep family units together during what can be extremely stressful times.


The first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia in 1974 through the efforts of Fred Hill, a Philadelphia Eagles football player. When his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, Hill and his wide camped out on hospital chairs and benches, and got by on food from vending machines.


Dr. Nia’s expertise and experience in the entertainment industry dates back to 20 years. Originally, as an entertainment attorney, addressing various production and distribution agreements, as well as considerations of IP protection.


Subsequently, Dr. Nia has continued his work in the entertainment industry, in film finance and distribution, as well as creation and development of shows and events, such as Cyber Challenge (aired on NBC and PBS), as well as film events such as the Olympia Awards (in Development), and previously aired Family Film Awards (aired on CBS and Prime Star).


Dr. Nia is the executive producer and producer of the feature film “Crossroads to Shaolin”, which is going to be directed by Lee Baker, who has over 20 years of experience in the film industry with a focus on the creative aspects of production, screenwriting and directing.



Lee Baker currently is the the CEO of Wardour Studios Hollywood. Lee has worked on many feature film and television projects including Race to Witch Mountain, Pushing Daisies, Grimm, Trauma, The Aquabats, Raising Hope, A Gifted Man, The Closer, iZombie and many others.


Hollywood Stars Oscars® Gala™ 2019 started on the big screen that was center stage in the beautiful Beverly Hilton International Ballroom, as guests were sipping cocktails and getting ready to view the Oscars and dinner.


This year, the Academy relied on performances, skits and presenters to move the program along without an official emcee.


Everyone enjoyed themselves with the delicious sit down dinner and after party featuring Paris Hilton’s swimsuit designer Signal Briquelle of Beverly Hills.







Wardour Studios™ (www.WardourStudio.com)

Wardour Studios is a full service Hollywood film and TV production company, with Film and television IP, as well as expertise in live action and animated films creation, development and production, advanced digital animation and motion capture, film IP creation, development, production, digital distribution and exploitation of ancillary rights, cinematic digital visual effects, virtual and augmented reality, applications of AI (artificial intelligence) and Robotics in production, as well as extensive experience in post production, editing, cinematography, workflow management, and various other aspects of film and TV production and distribution.


Wardour Studios is a state of the art, next generation, film studio, with solid artistic and advanced technology foundation. Wardour Studios is the ultimate digital studio, with expertise in the production and distribution of feature films, TV, visual effects, VR - virtual reality, AR - augmented reality, which is addressing and exploiting the emerging challenges in the global, and specifically in the Hollywood and China entertainment landscape. Wardour Studios continues to grow into a vertically integrated global content platform of increasing diversity, reach and scale. The Company’s portfolio of assets include film and television libraries, a world-class film business and an expanding global distribution footprint.


Wardour Studios’ management has the mission of creating and evolving a truly next generation film studio, which is emerging as a leading global entertainment company, with a fast growing and diversified presence in the motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital online distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales.

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