Phil Viardo
Founder and Principal of VIARDO ARTISTS
 

With more than eighteen years of experience in the entertainment industry, Phil Viardo's extensive career has taken him from working with companies in entertainment, fashion, technology and new media sectors, to building Viardo Artists as a respected brand in the fast-pace world of Hollywood dealmakers.

As a founder of Viardo Artists, Phil Viardo's vision was to unite key services of the entertainment industry, all working seamlessly within the framework of a progressive, idea-driven company.

Prior to starting Viardo Artists, Viardo ran another boutique Hollywood firm The Viardo Agency, where the focus remained primarily on Viardo's varied talent clientele that over the years included such names as Christopher Knight ("Brady Bunch", "My Fair Brady"), Adrianne Curry ("America's Next Top Model", "Surreal Life"), Sean Paul* (Grammy Winning Recording Artist), Blu Cantrell (Grammy Nominated TV Artist), Michael Lombardi ("Rescue Me"), Shaun Toub ("Iron Man", "Crash"), George Gray ("The Price Is Right", "Junkyard Wars") and numerous others, while also representing such entertainment brands as Madonna's Maverick Films, with whom Viardo also had a first look picture deal; RAW Entertainment, Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Productions and brands like "Von Dutch", "Antik Denim" Hollyscoop.com and NVIDIA, an electronics/graphics giant.

Prior to launching The Viardo Agency, Phil held an executive position at the reputable firm of Bender/Helper Impact where he was responsible for running several major accounts including Playboy Entertainment Group, Voice Web Corporation, Dotcomix, Interactive Imagination, PhotoPoint Corporation, and Burtin Productions among others. While there, Viardo shopped a hot kids entertainment property, "Magi-Nation" to the Networks and packaged a television pilot, for a series titled "Cyplex". It is these experiences and his love of all facets of the entertainment industry that lead him to launch The Viardo Agency and then later Viardo Artists.

With a new focus on Film and Television Production, Phil Viardo is currently the Executive Producer of a weekly, internationally syndicated entertainment news program "Hollyscoop" (CW), a program he created that has been airing in syndication since August of 2009. In 2012, Viardo created and produced a Series called "Adrianne Curry's Super Fans", for Stan Lee's World of Heroes Channel. This past year alone, he has also set up several TV pilots and produced a Series Special for the Reelz Channel entitled, "it's All Geek To Me". Phil is also an Executive Producer for the upcoming major feature film "Hellfire Club", written by Jeffrey Hatcher ("The Duchess", "Casanova") and produced by Cross Creek Pictures ("Black Swan", "The Ides of March"). Viardo continues to produce numerous new non-scripted projects for a variety of distributors while his own passion project, a dramatic television series called "KRIMSON REIGN", is slated to start production in the fall of 2013.

 

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