Hammad Zaidi – Founder & CEO

Hammad Zaidi founded The Lonely Seal Company Group, Lonely Seal Releasing, The Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay & Music Festival, and Hourglass24. Zaidi is an award-winning creator, a member of the Producers Guild of America, served as a member of the Videogame Caucus for the Writers Guild of America throughout its existence, and is a Certified Buyer of the world’s most essential film sales markets. He owns a stake in Industry Corporation, a Canada-based multinational technology corporation that developed Designware.io.

Hammad hosted 200+ episodes of Limping On Cloud 9, a podcast, and wrote 300+ articles in Going Bionic, his film distribution and career strategy column. He has been a jury member, screenplay jury member, filmmaker advisor, showcase curator, panelist, advisory board member, and world cinema screener at several major film festivals. These include, but are not limited to, Sundance, SXSW, and Slamdance. Zaidi is also on the Board of Directors for Cinema Without Borders.

Hammad has been an adjunct professor, guest lecturer, and panelist at several universities, including his alma mater UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Chapman, The Watkins Film School (acquired by Belmont University), San Diego State, and many others. Hammad Zaidi received his Master of Fine Arts from the UCLA School of Film and Television Producers Program.

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