Episode 76 - Sex Trafficking; The Targets, Systems and Signs with Writer and Director of The Lost Girls (with Julia Verdin)
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**Trigger warning for people dealing with sexual assault** Sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally. Sex traffickers use violence, threats, lies, debt bondage, and other forms of coercion to compel adults and children to engage in commercial sex acts against their will. Dana welcomes veteran filmmaker Julia Verdin to the pod! Julia is an actor turned accomplished producer, and award-winning Director and has written a number of screenplays.  Julia Verdin wrote and directed the feature film on Lifetime called Lost Girls: Angie’s Story, set around the world of sex trafficking. The film is about the challenges trafficking survivor, sixteen-year-old Angie, faces with re-integrating with her family and reclaiming her self-worth while combating ongoing threats to herself and loved ones from traffickers. The film stars Olivia d’Abo, Dylan Sprayberry, Antony Montgomery, Randolph Batinkoff, Jane Widdup, M.C. Lyte, and Amin Joseph. Julia's involvement withThe Merchant of Venice (2004)... The Los Angeles British breakfast club... her come up as an actor with Elizabeth Hurley... Emma Thompson... Julia's time on the board of the BAFTAs, The British Academy Film Awards... How would the BAFTAs respond to Will Smith's Oscar slap? Julia's thoughts on Lisa Vanderpump... Ghislaine Maxwell... Sex trafficking in the U.S... What can we do to help prevent sex trafficking? What tactics do sex traffickers use to control their victims? What predators might be using the Russian-Ukrainian war to do... National Sexual Assault Hotline operated by RAINN: 1-800-656-4673 Hours: Available 24 hours Learn more Janie's Fund Check out Julia Verdin below! www.roughdiamondproductions.net/julia-verdin www.imdb.com www.artists4change.org Follow Julia Verdin: @JuliaVerdin Follow Dana: @Wilkey_Dana Follow Casey: @CaseyHanley $25,000 Song - Apple Music $25,000 Song - Spotify Get Dishing Drama Dana Merch! https://represent.com/store/dishing-drama-dana-wilkey To support the show and listen to full episodes, become a member on Patreon. To learn more about sponsorships, email [email protected] Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=47889672)
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