This podcast is designed to help you shave years off your journey in the entertainment industry. Host Hammad Zaidi has been a jury member, advisory board member, panelist, filmmaker advisor, program curator and screener at several major film festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, Slamdance, and Flickerfest in Sydney, to name a few. Hammad  is the founder of the Lonely Seal Company Group, which consists of entertainment, social cause, and media-related companies committed to making the world a more magical place. These include Lonely Seal Releasing, an international film, and television, distribution company,  The Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay & Music Festival, a Top 100 Best Reviewed Festival, The Lonely Seal Traveling Film Festival, which hits multiple cities in 2020, Lonely Seal Training, an online training program, and Lonely Seal Streaming, which launches in late 2020. Hammad is a certified buyer at the world’s most significant film festivals and film sales markets, including Cannes, Berlin, Hong Kong, etc, and he is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America. In addition, Hammad Zaidi is a founder at Hourglass24, a new crowdfunding platform that supports all lengths of crowdfunding campaigns, from 24 hours to 60 days.

Pod Of Seals – Episode #1 – Development Hell!

Our journey starts with a dive into “Development Hell,” where we’ll discuss three tactics to help get your screenplay moving. Thank you for lending us your ears!




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