Francis DellaVecchia

Francis Della Vecchia
  Francis DellaVecchia  

Francis DellaVecchia the founder of Cultural Connections, has been a resident of Los Angeles since 1984, and has through years maintained connections to both the worlds of politics and pop culture.

Currently working with Bodog, our largest client, Francis has brought them the winner of the World Series of Poker, Jamie Gold.  He currently works with talent from across the spectrum, bringing celebrities to Bodog events, and casting Bodog Entertainment’s various television projects.

Francis was until recently the Director of VIP Relations at the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). 

While at MPP he:

  • Built a celebrity advisory board
  • Created celebrity events, including parties at the Playboy Mansion, an event at New York's Capitale, featuring Medeski, Martin and Wood, and others

In addition, Francis is the creator of the Joyful Activist email newsletter and the website, In 2001, Francis ran for Mayor of Los Angeles as a recommended candidate of the Green Party, while embarking on the world's first entirely webcast campaign at In the fall of 2003, he served as Southern California Field Director for the Dennis Kucinich for President campaign. DellaVecchia has written on youth and culture issues for LA Weekly, Lotus, Urb, and Deep Style magazines. Francis regularly speaks on Joyful Activist topics at events such as Earthdance, Dance for Peace, 4 Days of Unity, and Freedom to Dance. In 2003, the State of the Possible Retreat in Kalamazoo Michigan invited DellaVecchia to share his Joyful Activist vision with 27 other forward thinkers. He sits on the boards of the Open Fist Theatre Company in Hollywood, and Dawson's Book Shop, the oldest bookshop in the city of Los Angeles.

A graduate of UCLA's Theater Department with additional study at Birmingham University in Great Britain, DellaVecchia continues to connect both personally and professionally, worthwhile projects with their intended audience.