Lonely Seal Training

Lonely Seal Training has one main mission: to significantly reduce the time to takes you to reach your goals in the entertainment industry. We’ll take deep dives into the worlds of distribution insights, film festival strategies, pitching, packaging, submission tactics, development strategies, financing insights, and many other invaluable insights that are vital to your present and future success.

Instructor Hammad Zaidi 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, 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. Zaidi is also a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America. In addition, he has been a jury member, advisory board member, panelist, filmmaker advisor, program curator and screener at several film festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, Slamdance, and Flickerfest in Sydney, to name a few. He has been an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at several universities, like UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Chapman, The Watkins Film School in Nashville, Avila University, The University of Kansas, UMKC, and San Diego State, among others. Hammad Zaidi received his Masters of Fine Arts from the UCLA School of Film and Television Producers Program.

Zaidi is also a founder at Hourglass24, a new crowdfunding platform that supports all lengths of crowdfunding campaigns, from 24 hours to 60 days.

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