Darina Pavlova is a Bulgarian-American entrepreneur, television and film producer. She was born in Bulgaria and graduated from the National Academy of Theater and Film Arts at Krastyo Sarafov with a major in Theater and Cinematography. She then began acting in theater, television and film working alongside famous Bulgarian directors.
Her life remains between two continents maintaining her priorities; family, business and her passion for art, television and film.
From 2001 to 2003 Pavlova produced Miss Bulgaria as National Director for Miss World and Miss Universe. In 2010 she launched Project i Productions, a production company based in Rome, Italy.
In 2011, Project i Productions co-produced the international television series SOGNANDO ITALIA with Italian broadcaster, Mediaset. She was awarded with ‘Premio America’ by the Italia-USA Foundation under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy. Her company produced films such as I CANTASTORIE (The Storyteller), written and directed by Gian Paolo Gugno and MAID FOR YOU, an intriguing thriller directed by Alessandro Capone. In 2014, she became the President of the Ischia Global Film and Music Festival, and in 2015, she became a judge on the global television show BULGARIA’S GOT TALENT.
Pavlova currently resides between Washington D.C., Rome, Italy and Sofia, Bulgaria. With her late husband Ilia Pavlov, Darina has three children.