March 23, 2008
Lejla to play Seada in “Necessary Targets”
Necessary Targets by Eve Ensler (Vagina Monlogues) is a groundbreaking play about women and war—about the violence of dark memories and the enduring resilience of the human spirit. The play runs from April 17 to May 3rd at the Repertory East Playhouse (www.repeastplayhouse.org). All Shows: Fri. & Sat. – 8 PM, Sun. – 2PM
http://www.lejla.com/theatre/targets/index.html
March 10, 2008
“The Soloist”
Lejla featured in the scene with Jamie Fox in the new film directed by Joe Right (Atonement)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0821642
March 01, 2008
“Shadows in Paradise”
Lejla featured in the scene with Stephen Bauer and Mark Dacascos.
http://www.lejla.com/film/shadows/index.html
February 29, 2008
“Marwa” Screens at IFFF
Lejla is thrilled that the movie in which she plays an emotional Iraqi woman Rasha, has finally started on the festival route with the first stop at the International Family Film Festival.
http://www.lejla.com/film/Marwa/index.html
February 24, 2008
“Adios Mi Amigo”
Lejla wraps her last scene in Kalpana Singh-Chitnis’ independent feature shot in Irvine, California.
http://www.lejla.com/film/adios/index.html
February 15, 2008
“Inanna’s Dance”
Lejla cast as Inanna in Heaven (Queen in Heaven) in the short film scheduled to shoot in April.
February 09, 2008
Evening with Rade Serbedzija
Lejla attends b-day party of Rade Serbedzija’s wife Lenka Udovicki at their LA residence.
January 21, 2008
Birthday Week
Lejla celebrates with her friends in Green Door and Chateau Marmont in Hollywood and Bar Noir in Beverly Hills.
January 01, 2008
Lejla’s Reel(s) are finally up!
Take a look at the new Reels page and check out some of Lejla's work.
http://www.lejla.com/film_reel.html
December 10, 2007
The Invincible Scripture
Lejla is invited the last minute to shed a few tears at the funeral scene of The Invincible Scripture. This is a first feature film by award winning director Arnold Chun www.elisliquorstore.com. Arnold's previous projects include www.illegalthemovie.com and he is also producing www.mobiusthemovie.com.
December 06, 2007
He's Just Not That Into You
Lejla spends three days on the set, playing a hot upscale guest at Justin Long’s birthday party, meets Justin Long and Jennifer Goodwin.
October 25, 2007
USC Global Conference in Tokyo, Japan
Lejla attends the conference that tackles some of the most important issues facing Asia and the Pacific Rim to gain invaluable new insights as well as network with leaders from entertainment, business, education, and government.
September 03, 2007
US Release of Feature Film “Magdalena Released from Shame”
Lejla plays an adulteress and young woman in an upcoming feature to be released in October 2007. For more information, check http://www.lejla.com/film/woman/index.html and visit the site below. To play a video, click on “enter the site,” “discover their story,” and the image of LEJLA on the ground.
http://www.magdalenamovie.com
August 21, 2007
“Marwa” – Semi-Finalist in 2007 Angelus Film Fest
Lejla plays Rasha, an Iraqi woman, in Arabic. Check www.angelus.org/winners-semi.html for more.
http://www.lejla.com/film/Marwa/index.html
August 17, 2007
13th Sarajevo Film Festival
Lejla attends Sarajevo Film Festival, meets Jeremy Irons (President of Jury), Terry George, Steve Buscemi, Juliette Binoche, and many more. Check www.sff.ba for more.
http://www.lejla.com/galleries/gallery_filmfest/sarajevo/index.html
August 16, 2007
“Wrangling Coach Rankin” to Premier at the LA Shorts Fest
Lejla plays Sanja, the caretaker. WCE screens on Sunday, September 16 at 3:15 at AMC Burbank Town Center 6, 770 N. First St., Burbank, CA 91502. Check www.lashortsfest.com for more.
http://www.lejla.com/film/coach_rankin/index.html
August 11, 2007
"To Debbi for Her Birthday” Screens in Los Angeles
Lejla plays Debbi’s friend in James Seda’s twenty-minute film.
http://www.lejla.com/film/debbie/index.html
July 23, 2007
Lejla at the Larry Moss Studio in “Beast on the Moon”
Cast and directed by Larry Moss during his infamous 9 hrs/day workshop (July 23 - Aug 2), Lejla is honored to tell the story about the horrific slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians, committed under the cover of World War I. A multi-national award winner, Beast on The Moon is a rich, funny and compassionate play by American scribe Richard Kalinoski. In Beast on the Moon, an Armenian mail-order bride Setta (Lejla Hadzimuratovic) comes to Milwaukee in 1921 to begin a life with her new husband, Aram (Haaz Sleiman). However, both are tormented by the Armenian genocide. He desperately wants a large family, but she is barren from the years of torture and starvation she endured. Then a young stranger enters their lives and changes them forever.
June 16, 2007
Premiere of "Mental"
Edgemar Center for the Arts, Michelle Danner directs the new production with Rob Estes ("The Evidence", "Melrose Place", "Silk Stalkings" and "Days of Our Lives") and prominent musical comedy and cabaret star Eileen Barnett ("Days of Our Lives" and "Knots Landing").
http://lejla.com/galleries/gallery_premieres3/index.html
June 10, 2007
Lejla gets cast in yet another role in "The Search for Caravaggio"
Yes, Lejla plays a nun this time – it’s hard to believe, but she acts and sings in Italian in her fifth role in the same feature. Her previous work in the movie includes several characters who speak in French, Italian, Latin, and Ancient Greek.
http://lejla.com/galleries/caravaggio/index.html
May 30, 2007
The Jonathan Club Luncheon
Lejla attends the Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley Public Affairs Luncheon at the Jonathan Club — Reagan Library Room in Los Angeles.
http://lejla.com/galleries/gallery_premieres3/index.html
May 22, 2007
The Honorable Al Gore Speaks
Lejla attends the 12th Annual Gala Dinner & Pro Bono Silent Auction hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel Southern California Chapter with The Honorable Al Gore as the keynote speaker.
http://lejla.com/galleries/gallery_premieres3/index.html
May 19, 2007
Cannes Film Festival, France
Lejla attends the 60th Cannes Film Festival. For the latest red carpet photo extravaganza, featuring Lejla, Alexandra Guarnieri and a handsome Alexander van Rijsbergen, please visit the Cannes Film Festival Gallery.
http://www.lejla.com/galleries/gallery_filmfest/cannes/index.html
May 08, 2007
"Maid in Brooklyn" Premiers in Los Angeles
Lejla attends the "Maid in Brooklyn" Premiere at the Bungalow Club — with host Luca Palanca, Peter Dobson, Jack Lippman, Jon Sheinberg, and Malek Akkad.
http://lejla.com/galleries/gallery_premieres3/index.html
May 04, 2007
Lejla.com Launches to the Public
After many months of development, lejla.com, a thorough reflection of Lejla's artistic and personal endeavors, launches to the public. A special thanks to editor extraordinaire Nicole Killmann, DJ-sister Valida, and to the very talented Steven Meyer who helped wrap up the finishing touches.
http://photomeyer.com
April 15, 2007
"Occupation 101" wins Golden Palm Award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival
Lejla attends the screening of "Occupation 101", written, directed and produced by Sufyan and Abdallah Omeish. For decades many Americans have been deceived about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that appears to be in a never-ending deadlock. “Occupation 101” is a film that exposes the root cause of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition, it explains the reality of the situation through the voices of the silent majority of Israelis, Jews, Christians, and Americans that are never heard in the mainstream media.
http://lejla.com/galleries/gallery_premieres3/index.html
March 22, 2007
Screening of "Carla’s List: An Inside Look at International Justice"
Lejla attends the screening at the Museum of Tolerance, Beverly Hills. Special guest speakers include: Jean-Daniel Ruch (Special Political Advisor to the Prosecutor, United Nations ICT for the former Yugoslavia), Richard Dicker (Director, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch), and Milbert D. Shin (Senior Advisor to the Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues).
http://lejla.com/galleries/gallery_premieres3/index.html