Dr. Steven Nia is a true visionary and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in Entertainment and Technology industries. As Chief Executive Officer of Wardour Studios, Wardour Street Pictures, Wardour Digital Effects, Nia commands a wide range of business, creative and strategic resources, providing them with expert leadership. Nia’s multi-disciplinary expertise and educational background, provide him with high levels of expertise and highly specialized skills to strategically direct such organizations.
Nia’s education and experience, previously as an attorney, and now through entertainment business and in technology, has enabled Nia to become an expert commentator, with national and global media experience, delivering various public and professional speeches, and opinions. Nia is a frequent speaker on a variety of subjects, in national and global conferences, as well as other entertainment and professional forums, such as Sasin Forum, Peace Federation, and etc.
Prior to co-founding Wardour Studios, a full-service studio for film, TV, and commercial production, Nia champions the interests of the large studios and independent producers and is an advocate of the film industry, and its impact in global culture and understanding. Nia’s skills in business and technology, and his enthusiasm for Hollywood’s creativity and stars, have empowered Nia to manage and grow with changes, at a time when television, the Internet, and social media are transforming the entertainment industry and greatly expanded the influence of celebrity culture.
Together with executives at Wardour Studios, Nia has brought Wardour Street Pictures into a leading global entertainment company with a fast growing and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales.
Nia is the visionary force and the strategic mind behind a number of successful entertainment and technology ventures. These include deals and or production of entertainment and film events, as well as investments and or creation of innovative technology ventures, aimed at creating a better life and a better world. Nia’s aims and inspirations stem from his clear vision of creative and technological changes, which are transforming our lives through media, cinema, theatre, arts, social media and technology.
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, 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).
Nia winning strategy is to strive for, and to achieve, optimized exploitation of entertainment values, while delivering a message of cultural excellence and global understanding. Such attributes will ultimately empower us to transform and excel our next generations, thus breaking down cultural barriers through motion pictures, arts, innovation and new technologies. Fostering a sustainable future, for our children and their children, is a global responsibility, involving everyone.
Nia received Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Western State University, California, and served as a member of the California State Bar, for over 10 years. Nia studied Film Finance, Production and Distribution, and Entertainment Intellectual Property rights and protections, at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Nia received his Master’s Degree (MSCE), in computer and information systems engineering from the prestigious University of Michigan and also received his Bachelor’s Degree (BSEE), in electrical and computer engineering from the Lawrence Technology University, Michigan.