The focus of HarborSide Film’s programming for broadcast and private clients has always been on contemporary political, national security and social issues – featuring prominent and widely credible national and international leaders. In recent years the company has expanded its portfolio to include theatrical and feature film production, but at its heart, the thrust of the company’s mission remains the same – to create programming that is provocative, relevant and universal in scope.
Paul T. Boghosian
HarborSide Films founder and CEO Paul T. Boghosian has over 30 years of experience in project management, marketing communications, and international media production. His producing credits include the PBS award-winning series Great Confrontations at the Oxford Union, nominated for a Columbia-DuPont award in the Special News category. Feature film credits include Undercurrent (1998) starring Lorenzo Lamas, a film that received wide international distribution and showings on premium cable in the U.S.
In 2008, HarborSide Films expanded operations to include theatrical productions. Boghosian co-produced the New Repertory Theatre’s (Watertown, MA) production of humorist Dick Flavin’s play According to Tip. Based on the life and political career of legendary Speaker of the House, Thomas P. O’Neill, it featured the late Ken Howard (The White Shadow) in the starring role. In 2011, Flavin took on the iconic role himself in a production by the Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA), again produced by Boghosian.
HarborSide Films’ next theatrical foray was the musical Tonya & Nancy: A Rock Opera. Written by Elizabeth Searle with music by Michael Teoli, it tells the funny, often poignant tale of the fateful collision between skaters Nancy Kerrigan and fellow Team USA skater Tonya Harding. It has been performed to strong reviews with previous productions in Boston, New York, Chicago and Dallas. It will be performed at Theatre Zone, Naples, FL, Feb. 1-16, 2020.
Plays in Development
Boghosian is working with author and acclaimed Hemingway scholar Robert G. Pushkar to produce his play The Four Mrs. Hemingways. The Four Mrs. Hemingways brings his four wives together in the delusional state of Hemingway’s final months. Through memorable scenes set in Key West, Havana, France and Spain, Hemingway’s wives demystify the relationships Hemingway had with each of them over forty years. This drama explores the maddening price of love, loyalty, integrity and creative genius on marriage, separation, divorce and death.
He is working with playwright Sherry Alpert to produce her play Single Again, a “comedy with tears”. Single Again explores the often agonizing journey of post-divorce, middle-aged dating through a woman’s bad dates, relationships, best friend and family. Inspired by real encounters and extraordinary lapses of judgment, the play puts an irreverent comic twist on her vulnerabilities and desire to be loved in a post-marital world.
He is again working with Elizabeth Searle and writing partner Melinda Lopez on the musical MARTA, with music by Grammy nominated artist and acclaimed Cuban jazz musician / composer Elio Villafranca.
Paul Boghosian received an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Northeastern University. In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Mr. Boghosian is the president of the English Speaking Union, Boston Branch. He serves on the Board of Directors of the BoSox Club and the Columbia Alumni Association of Boston (also past president).