Wednesday, July 28, 2021

For World Day Against Trafficking on July 30th, View Free Screening of the Feature Film Angie: Lost Girls, A Film which Chronicles the Horrors of A Teenager who was Trafficked

HOLLYWOOD, Ca., July 20, 2021: Non-profit organization Artists For Change, Inc. will have a virtual screening of “Angie: Lost Girls” on July 30th at 5pm PST for the ‘World Day Against Trafficking in Persons’ event. The film was directed by social impact filmmaker Julia Verdin with efforts of bringing awareness to the realities of sex trafficking. The films stars  Jane Widdop, Dylan Sprayberry, Olivia D'Abo, Randall Batinkoff,  Anthony Montgomery MC Lyte and more. 

The follow up Q&A panel will feature actors Olivia d'Abo (The Wonder Years, Conan the Destroyer), Anthony Montgomery (Star Trek: Enterprise, General Hospital) and Randall Batinkoff (School Ties, The Peacemaker) as well as anti-trafficking advocate Kathy McGibbon Givens, CEO of Freedom through Education Johnny Lujan and Founder of Artists for Change/Film  Director Julia Verdin.
You can RSVP for the movie and presentations after - which include some of the actors at:

This special day of focus is globally promoted and founded by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. This award-winning feature film, distributed by Freestyle Media, is produced by some Hollywood heavyweights including Jason Piette, Sean Acosta, Morris S. Levy, Greg Clark, Victoria Hill, John Jacobs, Cady McClain, Suzanne Ordas-Curry and Sterling Youngman depicts true events in the life of 17-year-old Angie who was trafficked for financial gain by criminals.

If you cannot attend the free screening you can view it on most streaming platforms. For info visit:

Veteran movie Director/Writer/Producer Verdin, owner of RoughDiamondProductions is known for successful films such as “The Merchant Of Venice”, “Stander”, and “2 Jacks”, studded with Academy Award Winning actors as well as producing a host of other great films, directed “Angie: Lost Girls”. 

Jane Widdop and Dylan Sprayberry star in Angie: Lost Girls

After volunteering at a runaway children’s shelter and meeting many teenage survivors of trafficking, Verdin became emotionally connected to the cause of fighting for justice for the helpless girls and boys trapped in this endless cycle of crime. This drove her passion to produce, direct and write the film in hopes of making a difference.

 “Those of us who work in the film and TV industries carry an incredible responsibility in these troubled times,” says Verdin. “Having met a number of 14-15 year old survivors and seeing the level of trauma they struggle with, it is very important to me to do all that I can to educate teenagers and parents about techniques traffickers use to recruit and what the signs of someone being trafficked are. Education leads to prevention.”  - Julia Verdin

To register to watch the free virtual screening of “Angie: Lost Girls”, please RSVP by clicking on the Virtual Location link, this will take you to the event page. Though the movie is not rated by the Motion Picture Association, parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. 

Movie trailer for Angie: 

NoteThough the movie is not rated by the Motion Picture Association, parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. 

You May Like: Interview with Olivia D'Abo

 About: Artists For Change, Inc. Artists for Change is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to create high impact film, television, and multimedia projects to inspire individuals, organizations, and communities to bring about positive social change. For more information visit: 

 About: Julia Verdin Long time filmmaker Julia Verdin is known as an accomplished producer, award-winning Director and screenwriter. Having been in the film business for over 30 years, Julia has established herself as one of Hollywood’s leading independent producers. She has over 36 critically acclaimed feature films under her belt with several currently in the pipeline. She is the founder and owner of Rough Diamond Productions since 1995 and president and founder of Artists For Change plus many other resume accolades. For more information you can visit: or To reach Julia you may email her at or call (323)848-2900. 

You May Like: Interview with Jane Widdop

 About: World Day Against Trafficking In Persons - July 30 The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this day in a resolution (A/RES/68/192) to improve the coordinating efforts against trafficking in persons. Visit their website for more information: