Lydia Cedrone is experienced in both studio and independent producing and filmmaking. Her credits include Lantern's Lane (2021), No Alternative (83% Rotten Tomatoes), the MGM release The Betrayed and In Memorium. She has served as producing advisor and production consultant on multiple films both in the U.S. and abroad. Her career kicked off in the early 1990s on the set of Robert De Niro’s directorial debut film, A Bronx Tale. Her foray into producing began in the mid 1990s with a comedy filmed at the historic Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. On pictures 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 Walt Disney). She ran production operations for Forward Pass Productions and oversaw spending on Ali, starring Will Smith, Jon Voight and Jeffrey Wright.
Cedrone holds an MBA from New York University 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 Tribeca Film Center. A Boston native, she is Co-Founder and Co-President of Tidal Wave Entertainment. Cedrone is expert in ushering films through each phase of the process, from story and creative development, prep and production to publicity, marketing and worldwide distribution.
Justin LaReau is an up and coming filmmaker whose producing and directing credits include his solo directing debut, Lantern's Lane (2021) which was acquired by Vertical Entertainment. He produced and co-directed A Demon Within, a horror feature that secured a distribution deal with Blue Fox Entertainment and released worldwide in 2018. LaReau also produced No Alternative (83% on Rotten Tomatoes) which was distributed by Gravitas Ventures in 2019. Previously, he gained valuable experience at Langley Park Pictures (Gangster Squad), Underground Films and Management, as well as work on the Studio Canal/Warner Bros. film We Are Your Friends (2015), starring Zach Efron and Wes Bentley. He has an MFA in Producing, a Master in Teaching and a BS in Economics.
LaReau is an Illinois native and the Co-Founder and Co-President of Tidal Wave Entertainment. His favorite thing about filmmaking is developing riveting characters and stories and seeing those move from page to screen. LaReau also enjoys guest lecturing on story development and directing to emerging filmmakers in the U.S. and abroad.