Callie Nguyen Zelniker

Callie Nguyen Zelniker

Screenwriter, Producer / Content Creator at The Walt Disney Company

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
May 2019
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About Callie

Callie was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Her family fled the country just days before the collapse of the South, and began their long journey to America. They settled in San Jose, California, where, back before it was called “bingeing,” Callie had an insatiable appetite for Saturday morning cartoons, Gilligan’s Island reruns and corny family sitcoms with catchy theme songs. She moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA’s prestigious film school, and after graduating Dean’s List from the School of Theater, Film and Television, she began her career in script development. She eventually found her way to the studios as a content producer, first at Twentieth Century Fox, and now at The Walt Disney Company.

As an independent filmmaker, Callie has written one and produced two award-winning shorts, and has produced two feature films and has co-written several feature screenplays and one TV pilot with her husband Richard Zelniker.

Callie is repped by Lanette Mastandrea at Sovereign Talent Group.




  • The Vortex

    The Vortex (2023)
    Film by Lucid Pictures / Richard Zelniker (Drama) Producer A Paiute woman enters a Las Vegas casino in 1980, triggering strange happenings. The addicted in-house comedian counsels eccentric patrons and must make a pivotal choice. Starring Billy Gardell, Janie Lee Ortiz, Jamie McShane and Christopher Titus.

  • Green Banana

    Green Banana (2021)
    Film (short) by Richard Zelniker (Comedy) Associate Producer

  • Beckoned

    Beckoned (2020)
    Film (short) by Lucid Pictures / Richard Zelniker (Horror) Writer, Producer

  • As Night Comes

    As Night Comes (2014)
    Film by Richard Zelniker (Drama) Producer


  • Stage 32 Romantic Comedy Screenplay Competition - Grand Prize Winner - "Following Brendan"

  • Woods Hole 29th Annual Film Festival - Official Selection, "Beckoned"

  • 5th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Contest - Semi-finalist, "Beckoned"

  • Great Lakes Film Festival - Best Horror Short, "Beckoned"

  • NoHo Cinefest - Official Selection - Nominated for Best Short Thriller, "Beckoned"

  • Independent Shorts Award - Silver Award for Best Horror Short, "Beckoned"


  • UCLA - School of Theater, Film & Televison

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