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YOUSSEF DELARA
Writer/Director/Producer

Youssef Delara, a native of Los Angeles, began his education in the art of film at Loyola Marymount Film School where he focused on directing while pursuing additional coursework in photography at Art Center College of Art and Design.
After college he applied his acute visual sense working as a Visual Effects Associate on the highly successful Paramount Television series, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." There he eventually became a Visual Effects Supervisor, before going on to produce visual effects for "Star Trek: Voyager" as well as sequences for the popular "Star Trek" feature films "Generations" and "Insurrection." After a stint working on another visual effects heavy television series,  Read More.


VICTOR TERAN
Director/Writer/Producer

Teran began his career in the film industry in 1996 as an assistant and script analyst for Seven Arts Pictures where he first began to learn the business of independent film eventually working his way up to VP of Production
While at Seven Arts he continued to pursue his own projects both as a writer and as a producer. In 2004 he left Seven Arts to produce his first feature film, “English as a Second Language,” with writer/director, Youssef Delara. From 2005 to 2008, while continuing to write and develop his own projects, Mr. Teran served as VP of Physical Production for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment where he worked on 18 mid-budget films including “Lars & The Real Girl,” “Death at a Funeral,” “Charlie Bartlett” and “Synecdoche, NY.”  Read More



ADAMIR DELARA
Producer/Director

Delara is the
Producer and Founder and Executive of Financing for Cima Productions Inc.  In 2001, Mr. Delara formed Cima as a commercial production company specializing in Latino media and markets, to provide marketing and advertising services for his various businesses as well as to outside clients.
Having placed over four million dollars in Spanish language television, radio and print advertising, Mr. Delara’s Cima Productions has made a successful business of effective communication with the Latino community. Always a hand on manager, Mr. Delara produced many of Cima Productions advertising spots.    Read More


 

MICHAEL D. OLMOS
Director

Olmos found his love of storytelling from an early age. From his fascination of drawing comic books, to his passion for reading fiction and watching movies, this love of story continues to inspire him.
Michael's passion for film brought him to Columbia University, NY where he studied literature during the year and traveled during the summer to Chiapas, Mexico to document the suffering of the indigenous people of the region. Running from military backed death squads, while trying to bring food to refugees and protecting the footage they had captured on film, the trip, which had begun as little more than a summer adventure became a life changing journey that cemented his belief in the power of filmmaking.

After graduating from Columbia with degrees in Creative Writing and Contemporary American Literature, and working on movies in different departments to learn all facets of filmmaking, Michael was honored to achieve a top position in the IFP Film Market Emerging Narratives for his feature script "After Hours."
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SHAB AZMA
Producer

Azma holds over a decade of diverse entertainment, production, talent and brand management experience. With her start at NBC’s press and publicity department, Azma got a quick taste for entertainment and yearned to get into film.
From NBC, Azma landed a position at Universal, managing domestic licensing and branding for such notable films as Jurassic Park, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, The Mummy, and The Fast and the Furious. Azma eventually left her studio post to work in talent management when she took on the role as VP of licensing at the Firm. There she provided a unique service in extending the brands of the company’s exclusive client roster (Leonardo Dicaprio, Cameron Diaz, Vin Diesel, Orlando Bloom, Jennifer Lopez etc). In addition to working closely with the talent, Azma also worked with Joe Roth’s former film company, Revolution Studios (a Firm client), managing domestic licensing and merchandising for their film library.   Read More