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Valente Rodriguez and Rizwan Manji to Host Feel Good Film Festival

Valente Rodriguez and Rizwan Manji to Host Feel Good Film Festival

Valente Rodriguez and Rizwan Manji will “host” the 2011 Feel Good Film Festival. Rodriguez currently stars on TV Land’s “Happily Divorced” and Manji can be seen on NBC’s “Outsourced.”

“The Italian Key” will open the festival, which will take place in Hollywood August 12 – 14. “The three-day event features films aimed at both adult and family audiences that highlight positive themes, happy endings, laughter, and capture the beauty of the world,” said the festival in a statement.

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The 2011 Feel Good Film Festival (FGFF) announced their hosts for the upcoming family-friendly film festival to take place at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood August 12-14. Valente Rodriguez, currently starring on TV Land’s “Happily Divorced” will help launch the weekend-long film festival as the Opening Night Gala host. Rizwan Manji, from NBC’s “Outsourced” will be the Master of Ceremonies for the FGFF Closing Night Awards ceremony.

The three-day event features films aimed at both adult and family audiences that highlight positive themes, happy endings, laughter, and capture the beauty of the world.

Valente Rodriguez will serve as the host for Opening Night presentation featuring Rosa Karo’s THE ITALIAN KEY, as well as screenings of the short films BRING ME SUNSHINE, directed by Rachael Hastingsand THE GIRL & THE FOX, directed by Tyler Kupferer.

Currently starring with Fran Drescher on the TV Land situation comedy “Happily Divorced”, Rodriguez is most familiar asGeorge Lopez’s lovable best friend ‘Ernie’ on the Emmy Award-Winning series “The George Lopez Show”. Beyond his work on primetime TV and the big screen in films like BLOOD IN BLOOD OUT, ERIN BROCKOVICH and IT’S COMPLICATED, Rodriguez is actively developing and producing films with Latin themes to bridge cultural divides.

Rizwan Manji will host the FGFF Closing Night Filmmaker Awards Ceremony. Most recently seen as the scheming assistant manager on NBC’s “Outsourced,” Manji has divided his time between television appearance on “Privileged”and “Better off Ted” with big screen appearances in TRANSFORMERS as well as the recently wrapped indie feature THE CITIZEN with Cary Elwes.

Feel Good Film Festival Founder and Co-Director, Kristen Ridgway Flores said, “We are excited to have Valente and Rizwan on board to host our Opening and Closing Night festivities. They are both immensely talented and very funny actors whose work has embodied what the Feel Good Film Festival stands for. We are all looking forward to see what they have in store for our Feel Good audiences.”

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