Vaguely Qualified Productions was formed in 2005 when the National Hockey League canceled the entire 2004-2005 regular season, when the Washington Post finally revealed that Deep Throat was Mark Felt, and when Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston sent shock waves around the globe by breaking up.
Oh yeah, also in 2005 Negin decided to make the movie Nerdcore Rising while simultaneously taking on 23 other projects which necessitated the formation of a production company. Eh, that might have had more to do with the formation of the company than Brad and Jen's romantic misfortunes… maybe.
Since then Vaguely Qualified Productions has brought together umpteen – nay, myriad! – brilliant writers, producers, shooters and audio masters in the creation of web, network, commercial and stage projects. And, since 2005, the general bad-assery quotient of the United States has increased as a result.
Negin earned her film chops as a producer and story editor on the film A Cricket in the Court of Akbar where she managed an 8 week shoot on location in Rajasthan, India. She also acted as a consultant and story developer for the documentary film Meeting David Wilson which is still in production. Her short film Iran-ing on Empty, which she wrote, directed and appeared in, has been a selection in comedy festivals around the country, including the Dallas Comedy Festival and the New York City Sketch Festival.
Negin has provided original comedy content for Pacifica and Sirius Radio stations. She provided additional content to an Oxygen series pilot. She has been an active comedian and producer for over ten years with sketch comedy groups Madame Funnypants and Three Jews and a Persian. The solo show Bootleg Islam, which she wrote and performed, has appeared in the DC Comedy Festival, the Dallas Comedy Festival, the Laugh Factory in New York, and the Comedy Store in Los Angeles and at Town Hall on Broadway.
As a standup comedian she has opened for the likes of Al Franken, Bobby Lee (Mad TV), and Maz Jobrani (Fox). Her work has been called "smart, funny, and fascinating" by the Wall Street Journal, a Critic's Choice by the Chicago Tribune, "a shining exception," by the Dallas Morning News, and Backstage cheered that it "doesn't get much funnier than this!" And, randomly, she has two master's degrees from Columbia University where she studied public policy (degrees that now collect dust... ha ha).
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