Hammad Zaidi founded The Lonely Seal Company Group, which includes Lonely Seal Releasing, The Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay & Music Festival (a multiple-time entrant on the FilmFreeway Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals list) and Lonely Seal Streaming, which is launching in late 2021. Hammad is also a co-owner of Industry Corporation, a Canada-based, multinational technology corporation that developed and launched Designware.io
Zaidi is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America, and is a Certified Buyer the world’s most significant film sales markets, like Cannes. He as been a jury member, screenplay jury member, filmmaker advisor, showcase curator, panelist, advisory board member, and world cinema screener at several film festivals, like Sundance, SXSW, and Slamdance. He has also been an adjunct professor guest lecturer and panelist at several universities, including UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Chapman, The Watkins Film School, (acquired by Belmont University in 2020), San Diego State, and several others. Hammad Zaidi received his Masters of Fine Arts from the UCLA School of Film and Television Producers Program.
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