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Mini Bio (1)

Sam Nazarian, multi-hyphenate film producer, real estate financier, hotelier and restaurateur, is the CEO of Element Films. Element is a film financing and production company which anticipates producing up to a dozen films per year budgeted under 15 million dollars. The venture currently has five films in different stages of production. One of the unique attributes to the company is all the players are under 35. Element is under the umbrella of SBE Entertainment,in which Nazarian is the Chairman and CEO, also includes SBE HotelGroup, Samy Boy Supper Clubs and 3Wall Development,LLC.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Geri Gordon Miller

Trivia (7)

Owns the popular nightclub Area, Hyde, and Privilige on the Sunset Strip.
Persian descent.
He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1993.
Samy Boy Entertainment - name of his business corporation.
In Las Vegas, Nevada, Nazarian has maintained a four-year, live-together relationship with Emina Cunmulaj, an Albanian-American, who is a fashion model.
SBE Foundation- Nazarian's charity that contributes to education projects, and juvenile diabetes.
In Las Vegas Nevada, Nazarian owns a 14,000 sq. ft. mansion in the hills away from the famous strip. Also, he owns a Montana mansion which has a private ski slope, and a beach-front villa in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Personal Quotes (5)

When I was growing up, there was a definite sense that Persians were just invading L.A. And the truth is, we were just not cool. We didn't know how to dress. We didn't know the culture. Every time we'd go to a club, they'd make us wait for two hours and then announce it was a private party. It was kind of sadistic. I ended up hiring some of those doormen. Now they always let me in!
Yes, she's (Emina Cunmulaj) a model. But she's incredibly smart. She's a self-made person, she supports her family, she speaks six languages. I met her on a trip in the Caribbean for an hour and didn't see her again for the next two months. We spoke every night on the phone....We fell in love on the phone. She's a big part of why I was successful in the last four or five years.
Everyone does dumb things in their twenties. I just had the resources to do dumber things than everyone else. But I was never the party boy they made me out to be.
The first time I went to Vegas, I was just dazzled! Everything was bigger, brighter, flashier! It was where I wanted to be!
You know, I'm not a scholar. I'm not this brilliant guy. I didn't go to school for technology or design or any of that. I didn't even finish college. I can't build you a wall. I can't even make you an egg. But if you put yourself around enough people that trust you and you give them a shot, then great things happen. I want to be a nice man, which is not too common in my industry. Nice is free! All I want is to make people happy!

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