Ava Lazar is a coach and creative consultant in Los Angeles. Combining business savvy with a strong artistic conviction, Ava is an experienced film producer, coach, creative consultant and actress. Utilizing her vast experiences working in the arts, both in front and behind the camera, as well as working in related fields such as interior design, marketing and sales, and creative development, Ava draws from all of these artistic fields to assist her clients in successfully strategizing, marketing and expanding their business practices, as well as expanding their personal lives.
After a successful career in leading roles in television and film, including a regular leading role as Santa Andrade on the popular soap Santa Barbara, Ava went on to form a production and personal management company, Tarnoff/Lazar, with John Tarnoff, a former executive at DreamWorks Animation, who is now a new media consultant for Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon. Together they produced Nature of the Beast, for New Line Cinema, and developed two interactive games based on George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.
Ava produced several independent films – Savage Land, a children’s western which sold 6.5 millions copies, along with three run and gun productions: Wooden Gun, Mic and the Claw and Trafficking for Joe Minion (After Hours and Vampire’s Kiss). She also worked as a sales consultant to Northern Arts and Associates, an International Art House distribution company.
Ava expanded her talents to include design consulting when she joined Kay Lang and Associates, a successful high-end hospitality design firm in Los Angeles, as director of Sales and Marketing. Later she became a sales consultant to two of LA’s top staging and design firms, Meridith Baer & Associates and Interior Illusions.