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MIRA PANAJOTOVICH VUKELICH

129 North Almont Drive,  Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone/Fax: (310) 271 0819 Cell: (310) 918 4710
Email: panavukprod@hotmail.com
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–Active journalist since high school: daily papers, magazines, radio, TV (correspondent, interviewer, reviewer, critic)
–Sports correspondent for Peoria Star (3 years)
–Foreign correspondent for various Belgrade’s papers and magazines since high school (subjects: film/TV, music, sports, cultural events)
- Special correspondent for Belgrade’s leading paper, with the largest circulation in the country: Politikal/TV Revija
- Producer, director and commentator of the Yugoslav Radio Hour on KTYM Radio in Inglewood, California

AFFILIATIONS:

- Active member of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA)
- Active member and six years (2001-2007) Board Member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)


WORK EXPERIENCE:

-Interviews, reviews for magazines, newspapers, radio and TV stations in Yugoslavia (now Serbia) and USA

      FAMILY:

Father:  Svetislav Panajotovic, attorney
Mother:  Stanka Panajotovic, wife and mother
Brother:  Ika Panajotovic, attorney, film producer, director, pianist, professional
               tennis player(Wimbledon, Davis Cup)
Husband:  Sava Ljubicic, composer, musician
Sister-in-law:  Elena Panajotovic, librarian
Nephew:  Eric Panajotovic, educator, businessman
Niece:  Sonja Panajotovic, attorney



           EDUCATION:

High School - Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Music School (piano) - Belgrade, Yugoslavia
University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia (Germanic and Slavic Studies)
BA Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois (journalism, communications, political science)
MA - UCLA (English, linguistics)
UCLA Evening School (recording arts and sciences)
LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: English, Serbo-Croatian, German, Russian

           SPORTS PROFESSIONAL PARTICIPATION:
           Basketball – Center forward for Yugoslav national champions the RED STAR
           Handball – Center forward for Yugoslav national Champions the RED STAR
           Tennis – Yugoslav junior tennis championships (top ranking)
           Recipient of the highest sports award in Yugoslavia, the Gold Medal
           Bradley University no. 1 (3 years)
           Peoria, Illinois City champion (3 years)
           US Midwestern Intercollegiate Singles tennis champion
           Ranked in Southern California (12 years) with Darlene Hard, Billie Jean King, etc.
           International  tournaments: Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America
           USA tennis circuit
           Tennis Pro:  Player, coach, referee official
           Tennis Coaching: Individual coaching, Inglewood High School’s boys team coach
                                            (reached the CIF finals)
            Active Member: United States Tennis Association

             HOBBIES:
             Reading, travel, piano playing, interior decorating, palate knife oil painting,
             theater, opera, musicals, concerts, dancing, music (classical, pop, folk,
             country-pop, gospel, jazz, R&B, Latin), sports ( tennis, swimming, jogging,
             horseback riding, fishing, sailing, skiing, water skiing), working out in gym,
             photography, gardening, cooking

...with Billie Jean King