Hammad Zaidi is the founder of Lonely Seal Releasing, an international distribution and production company based in Redondo Beach, California. Hammad is also partner at Industry Corporation and Industry Seal International (ISI), two companies with headquarters in Kitchener, Ontario, that create, produce and distribute video games, multimedia, entertainment technology sales, manufacturing and advertising.
Zaidi is also founding partner of CineCoin, which is a “filmmaker first” finance portal that marries accredited investors with quality motion picture investment opportunities. In addition, Hammad is also developing and executive producing a slate of films and television series that he will produce with his partners at Industry Corporation in 2015 and beyond.
Hammad created and writes Going Bionic, which is a on Filmthreat.com. More than 230 articles have been published, with new articles out every Tuesday. Zaidi is also a member of the Cannes Film Festival Press Corps.
Hammad Zaidi has been a jury member, advisory board member, panelist or screener at several film festivals, including Sundance, Slamdance, and SXSW. Hammad has also taught graduate and undergraduate film school at several universities, including his alma mater UCLA.
Hammad Zaidi received his Masters of Fine Arts from the UCLA School of Film Producers Program.
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