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Lydia Cedrone


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 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


Justin is a producer and up and coming filmmaker whose directing credits include his solo directing debut with Lantern's Lane (2021) and he previously co-directed A Demon Within, a horror feature that secured a distribution deal with Blue Fox Entertainment and released worldwide in 2018. Justin also produced No Alternative (83% on Rotten Tomatoes) which was distributed by Gravitas Ventures in 2019. Justin's also gained valuable experience at Langley Park Pictures and work on the Studio Canal/Warner Bros. film We Are Your Friends in 2014, starring Zach Efron and Wes Bentley. He has an MFA in Producing, a Master in Teaching and a BS in Economics.


Justin is an Illinois native and the Co-Founder and Co-President of Tidal Wave Entertainment. His favorite thing about directing is having the opportunity to work with talented actors and seeing them truly bring the characters from the page to the screen. Away from set, Justin enjoys guest lecturing on story development and directing to emerging filmmakers in the U.S. and abroad.

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