Executive Producer, Creative Producer/Director

Yanna Darilis has been producing and directing since 2003. In 2002 she decided she needed to take her career to the next level by returning to College to obtain a Degree in Film & Television. She understood the need to obtain knowledge as a producer and director in order to learn the business from behind the camera.. After obtaining her second Bachelor Degree she went on to create, executive produce and host the first English Language magazine show for National Greek Television ERT, “Hellenic Weekly” which aired world wide via Satellite on ERT WORLD.

After the Olympic Games where over and Hellenic Weekly ended a successful 5 season run, Yanna returned back to the United States in 2005 to continue her career in fitness and also focusing on creating and developing programming for the Greeks abroad to help preserve Hellenism.

VASSILIOS KOSTETSOS 2010 NY Media Paradiso Productions / Smash Cut Productions from Selim Cayligil on Vimeo.

She is the first to have produced and Host a TV show about the Greek-American parade aired worldwide on Antenna’s satellite network (“75th annual Greek America Parade with Yanna Darili”). She has produced various English language programming for the Hellenic community including a documentary on AHEPA, “The Antenna Christmas Special in NY,” and directed and produced the first 2 Greek Economics’ Forums in New York, and created the first Greek-American TV show Kalimera USA airing on New Greek TV, featuring successful Greeks and Greek-Americans making a difference in the United States.

Yanna has also produced 3 seasons at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for famous Greek designer, Vasilios Kostetsos.