Lydia Cedrone

Co-President

Lydia Cedrone is experienced in both studio and independent producing and filmmaking. Her credits include No Alternative, the MGM release The Betrayed and In Memorium. She has served as producing advisor and production consultant on 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, Lydia managed marketing and distribution spending (Savoy Pictures) and development and production spending (Trimark Pictures and The Walt Disney Co.) She ran production operations for Forward Pass Productions and oversaw spending on Ali, starring Will Smith, Jon Voight and Jeffrey Wright.

 

Lydia 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 Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Center. A Boston native, she is Co-Founder and Co-President of Tidal Wave Entertainment. Lydia 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

Co-President

Justin is a producer and director whose credits include No Alternative distributed by Gravitas Ventures in 2019 and A Demon Within, distributed worldwide in 2018 by Blue Fox Entertainment. His experience also includes a stint at Langley Park Pictures and accounting work on the Studio Canal/Warner Bros. film We Are Your Friends, starring Zach Efron and Wes Bentley. Under his Zoe and Pebbles Productions banner, he has earned multiple directed by, written by and produced by credits on acclaimed short films. Justin has an MFA in Producing, a Master in Teaching and a BS in Economics. Prior to working in film, in his early days, Justin gained valuable experience during his time working for Prudential Financial, where he served as a Financial Associate.

 

Justin is an Illinois native and the Co-Founder and Co-President of Tidal Wave Entertainment. He is highly skilled at making appropriate financial decisions as they relate to filmmaking. He brings to each film his effective skill as a practitioner of maximizing production value so that the dollars spent are visible on screen. Justin also enjoys lending his expertise in story development and production management to filmmakers in the U.S. and abroad through guest lectures.

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