Early life and education
Baradi was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In 2012, he received a Bachelor of Communication & Arts in Cinema-Television at Regent University. His first gig in the entertainment industry was working with No Malice of Grammy-nominated rap duo The Clipse.
In 2016, Erman co-founded The Film Empire, which, in addition to events, offers a series of film and screenwriting mentorship initiatives. The Film Empire has attracted mentors such as Nate Moore, Tommy Harper, Daniel Levin, and Jim Uhls.
Erman later launched Ermantourage for film, television, and music events and initiatives that spotlight and give back to special causes, such as suicide prevention, cancer prevention, and art therapy for children. Ermantourage recently partnered with Beyond Freedom, an anti-human trafficking non-profit that helped put on a panel featuring representatives from the Creative Artists Agency and ICM Partners.
At 26, he was featured in The Huffington Post as "a top networker in Hollywood" due to his extensive background in producing events. He later gained representation with Emagine Content for his writing and producing endeavors.
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