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Zadi Diaz

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Zadi Diaz is an award-winning creative executive, specializing in non-fiction and narrative storytelling for the web. She is the Executive Producer of YouTube Nation, a DreamWorks Animation production.

Zadi was the Head of Content Development at Disney Interactive, the interactive entertainment division of The Walt Disney Company. In her role, Zadi developed and produced original live-action and animated series across the company’s website and social platforms. Her focus was on forming key partnerships across the the different divisions of the Walt Disney Company, including Disney Channel, Parks and Resorts, Music, and Mobile Games.

Prior to joining Disney, Zadi was the co-founder of Smashface, a new media production company, and was the the co-creator of Epic Fu, an award-winning independent web series about Internet culture.

Her history in online video spans over ten years and includes narrative non-fiction and documentary projects as well as branded entertainment series with Fortune 500 advertisers. 

Her work has been highlighted in The New York Times, Forbes, CBS Evening News, MTV, The Associated Press, Ad Age, The Guardian, among other national publications. She is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Zadi was born in Harlem and grew up in the Washington Heights section of NYC, as well as the South Bronx. She is of Dominican descent.

Zadi Diaz

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