Our Team

Joey Zhou - Chairman

Joey Zhou (Joey Zhou Zheng) is an international TV host, event producer, founder of The Beverly Arts, the Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) International Art Festival and The Beverly Arts Online Exhibition, the "Zhou Zheng Art Channel", and founder/host of the Zhou Zheng Show”, an independent TV talk show with a reach of 500 million viewers. Originally from China, Joey came to the U.S. on an academic scholarship and completed a fellowship with the White House Information Agency in media communications.  He returned to China to teach college and began a career as a media host doing interviews for newspapers, radio, and television. Joey was appointed an honorary member of the Royal Society of St. George California in 2019 and an honorary member of the United Nations Association of the USA in 2020.  

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Ratu Muda Princess Karen Cantrell - Advisor

Princess Karen Cantrell is an entrepreneur, activist, visionary, philanthropist, and humanitarian who descends from a noble background and royal heritage. Princess Karen Cantrell, Her Excellency Princess Karen Cantrell, or Ratu Muda Karen Cantrell are the names she has been entitled with due to being honored by both the Imperial House of Ethiopia and the Royal House Kupang in Indonesia. She is President and CEO of Rancho Mirage Golf Inc./Lady Golf, and rotating Chairman of the Los Angeles Beverly Arts International Art Festival 2021-2022. Karen is also very active with charitable and social causes in the U.S, Africa, and Indonesia ranging from children’s rights, animal welfare, and education.

Carlos Amezcua - Advisor

Carlos Amezcua is an award-winning news anchor and co-founder of BEOND.TV, a full-service media and technology company. A winner of 22 Emmy Awards, Carlos has spent the past 40 years covering news stories around the world for major news organizations that have included CBS, KTLA, and FOX. He has received awards from the Associated Press, the Radio Television News Association's "Golden Mikes" and was part of the team that won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. Other on-air activities have included guest-hosting radio shows on ESPN Radio, KFI, and KEIB, as well as serving as the on-air voice for the annual national Latin Grammy Awards. Carlos is also an accomplished artist and oil painter. Many of his paintings have been showcased at art galleries and fine art shows in California.

Harrison Engle - Advisor

Harrison Engle is an award-winning director and film maker who has produced over 80 documentaries and dramatic productions.  Most of his work is focused on the subjects of history, biography and the arts. Mr. Engle has directed performances of many leading personalities including: James Earl Jones, Beau Bridges, Helen Hunt, Oliver Stone, Meryl Streep, Jimmy Stewart, Steven Spielberg, Martin Sheen, Sean Penn, Senator John Glenn, and astronaut Neil Armstrong. He most recently completed a documentary called "Chasing the Dream", which focused on the stories of Chinese immigrants who successfully established new lives and careers in the United States.


Sharon Amezcua - Advisor

Sharon (Clayton) Amezcua is Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles Beverly Arts and the Co-founder of ESE Partners, LLC, and ESE Fund Ltd., a financial services company and associated private equity fund that builds and invests in emerging and established companies in targeted sectors across the world. She is also the Co-founder of SSG, LLC, a technology transfer company managed by five women at the top of their fields, that was created to build companies in the US and Middle East/North Africa.  ESE and SSG both have a strong focus on traditional industries converging with new technologies particularly in media, telecommunications, healthcare, technology, alternative energy, and financial services.

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G. James Daichendt, Ed.D - Advisor

G. James Daichendt, Ed.D is an art critic, art historian, professor, author, and a co-chairman of the Los Angeles Beverly Arts International Art Festival and The Beverly Arts Online Exhibition. He is the author of six books, including his most recent book called Robbie Conal: Streetwise: 35 Years of Politically Charged Guerrilla Art.  His educational background includes a doctorate degree from Columbia University and graduate degrees from Harvard and Boston Universities. He is currently a Professor, Dean of the Colleges, and Vice-Provost at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California, and is serving as Chairman of the Judging Committee for the Los Angeles Beverly Arts International Art Festival.    


Douglas Ivanovich - Advisor

Doug Ivanovich has 40 years of professional experience in entertainment, broadcasting, marketing, public relations, finance, and business development. He is the Founder and CEO of World Peace One Concerts, the World Peace One Foundation, WP1 Music, and principal architect of WP1’s Global Strategy and Global Peace Initiative. He is also the founder and Executive Director of Storm Aid, and the past CEO of World TV Productions.  Humanitarian event origination, production and distribution experience includes Live Aid (2.2 billion viewers), Farm Aid I & II, the World Environment Day broadcast (to 1.5 billion viewers), and the Pope’s Prayer For World Peace & Human Unity (1.4 billion viewers).


Jiannan Huang - Advisor

Jiannan Huang is one of the world's finest artists, specializing in Chinese ink and oil painting.  He is ranked third on the 2020 Hurun China Art List and 19th on the Hurun Global List with sales of $29 million. Jiannan holds several positions - Director of the Chinese Traditional Culture Promotion Association, overseas art general adviser for the "Olympic Cheers" organizing committee, member of the French National Artists Committee, art consultant for the World Low Carbon Cities Alliance, and France Jiny City Gold Medal Honorary Citizen. He was awarded the title of "Earl" by the Indonesian Royal Family, and was just recently given an honorary membership into the Royal Society of St. George.


Paul N. J. Ottosson - Advisor

Paul N. J. Ottosson is a three-time Oscar winner, sound mixer, and sound designer who has worked on over 150 films.  He won two Oscars for the "The Hurt Locker", one for "Zero Dark Thirty" and was nominated for a fourth for "Spider-Man 2". He is also a film maker, member of Academy of Motion Pictures, Cinema Audio Society and M.P.S.E.. Paul was born in Sweden and came to United States in 1987 as a musician. He soon turned to producing music and became a re-recording mixer working record albums, movies, and commercials.  Paul has also won other awards including an Emmy Award and a BAFTA award for his work.


Laura Angelini - Advisor

Laura Angelini is a national Billboard Top 40 recording artist and philanthropist who is making a difference through music. Her first single “Share that Love/What The World Needs Now Is Love” reached #36 on the Billboard Dance Charts and has reached a milestone of 1,000,000 streams on Spotify. She is the founder of her own charitable organization called ShareThatLove.org. and works with numerous nonprofits around the world.  In 2020, Laura was honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award Gold Medal from the White House for her philanthropy and community service.  


Richard Wearn - Advisor

Richard Wearn is a Professor of Art at California State University, Los Angeles, and a visual artist who specializes in sculpture. From New Zealand, Richard has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Auckland, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Southern California (USC).  Richard's artwork has been exhibited throughout the world and is held in many private and international collections including the Fidelity Corporation in Boston, The Kantor Collection in Beverly Hills, Leonardo DiCaprio's collection, and Charles Desmarais, art critic for the San Francisco Chronicle.


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Roccie Hill - Advisor

Roccie Hill is an American writer and has worked as a magazine journalist, copywriter, PR and marketing professional, short story writer, poet, and author of book "Window of Exposure".  She studied Philosophy at UCLA and has a graduate degree in English/Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.  In addition to being a writer, she has produced short films, taught creative writing, and enjoys painting and photography.   


Jesse J. Weiner - Vice President, International Marketing 

Jesse J. Weiner is a co-managing partner of Yingke Law LLP. His practice includes entertainment and corporate matters with a focus on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, securities, and capital-raising transactions.  He is well-versed in international affairs, having handled cross-border transactions in many countries, including China where he lived and worked for over 10 years. He has a graduate education in music, initially coming to China as a composer and conductor, and then working as a professor at the Central Conservatory, the preeminent music school in China.