I am currently on hiatus as a Creative Assistant/Producer's Assistant with Harpo Studios/OWN's "Iyanla Fix My Life" and have worked as an Associate Producer on a BET Pilot "Inside Out" amongst other experience.
I have 10 years experience within the AD/Production Department (from a Key Set PA, Creative PA, to non-union 1st AD), I'm worked within various mediums TV, Feature Films, TV Talk Show, Reality, Awards Shows, TV Specials.
Film is my first love, but TV has been my mistress as of late.
I'm confident in saying any reference given/called uppn can attest to my hard work ethic, pro active mindset, people skills, and fun/inviting energy to be around/work with.
I am now focusing more of my time on transitioning out of set PA'ing and actively preparing myself and pursuing more Producer Assistant and Associate Producer positions.
Outside of this realm, I also have a new found heartbeat for the costume department, in which I would be open to a entry level Costume PA position.
I'm confident in listing these 3 various interests, and going against the Political Correct phrase of "You have to choose just one thing to focus on" I believe if you truly long for something, you should fervently prepare and seek after it, and not allow a phrase, or a person to define your limits or deter you from your authentic desires.
When your heart is into something you truly enjoy, your work ethic thus follows. I believe in speaking your dreams into existence, and pursuing the true interests of the heart. I am JZ, and look forward to seeing you on set as your Producer's Assistant, Associate Producer, or Costume PA ;-)
Name: Jihad JZ Ziyad
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Costumer and Producer