Lydia Cedrone is a Los Angeles-based film producer experienced in both studio and independent filmmaking. Cedrone’s producing credits include NO ALTERNATIVE, distributed by Gravitas, IN MEMORIUM, distributed by IndieFlix, and the MGM release THE BETRAYED, starring Melissa George and Oded Fehr. She has served as producing advisor and production consultant on several films. Her foray into producing began with a comedy filmed at the historic Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
On films ranging from $1.5 million to over $100 million, Cedrone managed marketing and distribution spending (Savoy Pictures) and development and production spending (Trimark Pictures and The Walt Disney Co.) She ran production company operations for Forward Pass Productions and oversaw spending on ALI, starring Will Smith, Jon Voight, Jamie Foxx and Jeffrey Wright.
Cedrone holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and a BA in Economics from Boston College. In New York, she worked for veteran film producer Nancy Tenenbaum (MEET THE PARENTS franchise, SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE) and at Robert DeNiro’s acclaimed Tribeca Film Center.
A Boston native, Cedrone has served as master class lecturer and film festival panelist in the U.S. and abroad. She enjoys old Hollywood history, films in a variety of genres and true crime television.
Justin LaReau is a producer and director whose credits include A DEMON WITHIN, which earned a worldwide distribution deal with Blue Fox Entertainment. He also produced the NO ALTERNATIVE which has a 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
LaReau's experience includes a stint at Langley Park Pictures and production accounting on the Studio Canal/Warner Bros. film WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS, starring Zach Efron and Wes Bentley. Under his Zoe and Pebbles Productions banner, LaReau has earned multiple directed by, written by and produced by credits on acclaimed short films.
A former college and high school basketball coach, LaReau has an MFA in Producing, a Master in Teaching and a BS in Economics. He lends his expertise in story development and production management to emerging filmmakers in the U.S. and abroad. Highly skilled at making appropriate financial decisions as they relate to filmmaking, LaReau is an effective practitioner of maximizing production value so that the dollars spent are visible on screen.
An Illinois native, LaReau spends his free time hiking, golfing, and playing outdoor sports such as beach volleyball. He is the grilling aficionado at all of his friends barbecues.