NATURAL 9 ENTERTAINMENT
Executive Vice President in
Charge of Development & Talent
Emmy Award-nominated producer Phil Viardo’s extensive career has spanned decades of working extensively with companies in all areas of entertainment, fashion, technology and new media, while building Viardo Artists into a respected brand in the fast-paced world of Hollywood dealmakers.
In a partnership forged in 2013 with Tri-Crown Production Group and Natural 9 Entertainment, Phil has been integral in growing the company's production and development slate with numerous non-scripted, documentary and scripted projects. As a part of this new venture, Viardo assumed the position of Executive Vice President of Development & Talent for the production company, while Viardo Artists became Tri-Crown's de facto management wing. Phil and Natural 9 Entertainment first collaborated on producing Chris & Adrianne Do Russia for WE TV in 2007, and then again in 2009 as they co-created popular weekly internationally syndicated entertainment news program Hollyscoop.
As a founder of Viardo Artists, a Beverly Hills-based entertainment firm specializing in talent and intellectual properly management, film and television production as well as publicity and product placement, Phil Viardo’s vision was to unite key services of the entertainment industry, all working seamlessly within the framework of a progressive, idea-driven company.
Prior to starting Viardo Artists, Phil ran another boutique Hollywood house, The Viardo Agency, where the focus remained primarily on his varied talent clientele that over the years included such names as Christopher Knight (Brady Bunch, My Fair Brady), Adrianne Curry (America’s Next Top Model, Surreal Life), Blu Cantrell (Grammy Nominated TV Artist), Michael Lombardi (Rescue Me), Shaun Toub (Iron Man, Crash), George Gray (The Price Is Right, Junkyard Wars) and numerous others, while also representing such entertainment brands as Madonna’s Maverick Films, with whom Viardo also had a first look picture deal; RAW Entertainment, Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions and brands like “Von Dutch," “Antik Denim,” Hollyscoop.com and electronics/graphics giant NVIDIA.
Prior to launching the agency, Phil held an executive position at the reputable PR firm of Bender/Helper Impact where he was responsible for running several major accounts including Playboy Entertainment Group, Voice Web Corporation, Dotcomix, Interactive Imagination, Infogrames, and Burtin Productions among others. While there, Phil was also responsible for shopping hot kids entertainment property “Magi-Nation” to the Networks and packaging a television pilot for a series titled Cyplex. It was these experiences and his love of all facets of the entertainment industry that lead him to launch The Viardo Agency, and later, Viardo Artists.
With a new focus on film and television production, in the last three years Phil has been responsible for creating a non-fiction program development slate of over 12 active projects and several airing series. He also serves as an EP for an upcoming major feature film Hellfire Club, written by Jeffrey Hatcher (The Duchess, Casanova) and produced by Cross Creek Pictures (Black Swan, The Ides of March). Viardo continues to produce content for a variety of distributors while developing a number of his own tv & film passion projects, including a dramatic television series called "Krimson Reign," and international sitcom "Masha From Russia," documentary feature film "Public Enemy Number One" due for release in 2019 and several Independent Film projects.
Aside from his work in the entertainment industry, Phil holds two world titles in Synchronized Polar Bear Plunging.