Talize Sayegh is an accomplished media producer and Founding Director of the Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival. She has over 20 years of business and production experience promoting awareness for her vibrant Brazilian culture in Los Angeles. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she moved to California in 1989 and established her production company, Lis Productions at the young age of seventeen, specializing in providing cultural entertainment at companies events, including high profile corporations like Disney and Intel. Her experience includes working at the Rio Film Festival and The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival among varied other achievements. Driven and passionate about developing the discovery of Brazil’s visionary artists to Hollywood audiences and industry, in 2009 she successfully launched the 1st Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival, whose mission is to advance awareness of the range of Brazil’s visionary new independent cinema and creative artists.