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Partnering with

Chemically Altered Productions

 

Northern

Gateway Films


 

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ABOUT US

OUR TEAM

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MICHAEL LAZAROVITCH

Executive Producer + Founding Partner

MICHAEL LAZAROVITCH is originally from Toronto, Canada and has been working in entertainment since 2005. As a Producer, projects include feature length content on Paramount+, Peacock, Amazon Freevee, A&E/Lifetime, Universal Television's Movies24 (UK), TF1 (France), Nine Network (Australia) and Super Channel (Canada), 2 of which were AMPIA Award nominees. Michael’s television slate includes projects shared with Canadian collaborator, Producer/Director Dylan Pearce (Northern Gateway Films) and his producing partners at Chemically Altered. Collectively they have properties in development and production with some of the leading networks and production companies in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and Europe.

 

Most recently, in partnership with CAP, Michael set up feature rom-com “Back Together” from writer Erin Cardillo (“Virgin River”, “Isn’t It Romantic”) with Spyglass Media Group. Recent television projects with CAP include hour long drama “Heart of Texas” with showrunner Bill Rotko (The Good Doctor) and CAA, “Within” with showrunner Steven DeKnight (Anonymous Content) with Tom Hopper (Netflix's “Umbrella Academy“) attached to star, and Everleigh Club” with showrunners Thania St. John and newly minted Nicholl’s fellow Haley Bartels. Additional development in television includes projects with Ileen Maisel/Amber Entertainment (20th Television), Christopher Lemole (Armory Films), Don Handfield (Motor/The Combine) and celebrated screenwriter and showrunner Jim Kouf (“Grimm“, “National Treasure“, “Rush Hour“).

 

Michael’s on screen work includes projects for Netflix, Paramount+, Peacock, ABC, Freeform, Comedy Central, Showtime, Amazon, Go90, Showcase/Corus, Cartoon Network, Comedy Network, UPTV and Fox's TUBI. Feature film work includes projects for Universal Pictures, TF1, A&E, BBC Films, Canal+ and Elton John’s Rocket Pictures UK.

 

Michael completed his BFA (Hons) undergraduate work at Ryerson University and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (CAP21). He is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He lives and works in both Los Angeles and Toronto

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ZACHARY HALLEY

Executive Producer + Partner

ZACHARY HALLEY is an Emmy winning Producer, and three time Emmy nominee, best known for his work producing “Drunk History” (Comedy Central/CBSViacom) for Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. 

 

Zachary most recently completed Executive Producing the much anticipated "Weird: The Al Yancovic Story" starring Daniel Radcliffe (Roku/Funny or Die), for which he recieved his Emmy. Other recent projects include "Cursed Friends" starring Nicole Byer and Jessica Lowe with Will Arnett's Electric Avenue (Paramount/Comedy Central), “The G-Word” with the Obama’s prod co. Higher Ground and A24 and "Dragging the Classics" for MTV and World of Wonder (Paramount+). He also produced the first two seasons of "South Side" (HBOMax/Comedy Central) with Executive Producer / Director Michael Blieden (Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", CC's Broad City", NBC's "Up All Night"), and feature film “TED K” by “Peter and the Farm” director Tony Stone and starring Sharlto Copley. Previous producing credits include “Still the King” for CMT, “Love in Kilnerry”, and “Grind” (which he also wrote and directed) starring Anthony Rapp (“Rent”, “Star Trek”). As an executive, Zachary was appointed the interim VP of Production for ViacomCBS during the back half of 2021. 

Zachary has worked on the TV Production teams of some of the industries most prominent and sought after projects, including “You’re the Worst” (FX), “White Collar” (USA), “Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union” (Showtime), “Larry Wilmore’s Race, Religion & Sex” (HBO), “The Sarah Silverman Program” (Comedy Central), “The Men Who Built America” (The History Channel) as well as pilots, both scripted and reality, for CBS, MTV, VH1, Bravo, Lifetime, Oxygen, and Logo. On the Post Production side, Zachary was a key player on the teams of “Public Morals” (TNT) and “Crossbones” (NBC). His film production credits include “Life of Crime” starring Jennifer Aniston (Lionsgate), “The Details” starring Tobey Maguire (Mark Gordon Company/Weinstein Company), “You Got Served” (Sony), “The Wicked”, with director Peter Winther (“Independence Day”, Godzilla”) and one of the iterations of Faye Dunaway’s unfinished, but perennially anticipated: “Master Class”.

 

Zachary is also the Founder and Managing Partner of Chemically Altered Productions. Currently CAP has multiple properties in development and pre-production with some of the leading networks and production companies in Canada, the United States and United Kingdom. He’s directed digital series including “It Takei’s Too” with George Takei, music videos - “Exes & Friends” for “The Voice’s” Meghan Linsey, short films, branded content, and concerts. Zachary’s career in entertainment began on Broadway, and as a musical theater actor he appeared In shows in New York and regionally, as well as in an award winning concert version of “Wonderful Town” which toured throughout Europe and the United States. As a writer and satirist, Zachary has also been an irreverent contributor to FierceandNerdy.com, the blog Overheard in New York, and Post Secret.

 

Zachary completed his undergrad honors degree at the Drama School at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

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OUR WORK

Neon Spheres

Our mission is curating and elevating the best material with underrepresented collaborators, to start meaningful conversations in uncomfortable ethical and moral spaces.

No matter what form or genre of material exists in a project, we strive to find the most meaningful expression of the important underlying themes. 

 

We approach each project in a thoughtful, investigative way in order to make stories and characters more specific and, ironically, more universal. Our varied upbringing and backgrounds have prepared us to think about material in a multifaceted way. 

Life is short — so we always want to form authentic connections with writers, directors, designers, artists, and executives who share our passion. 

 

Together we use the incredible cultural power of film, television, and media to spark meaningful, socially conscious conversations with active participation of marginalized communities and the unexplored schools of thought we all bring to our projects.

CONTACT US

TORONTO:

220 Victoria Street, Suite 807
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2R6

 

EDMONTON:

3158 Carpenters Landing SW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6W 2Y8

LOS ANGELES:

113 N San Vicente Blvd., Suite 304
Beverly Hills, California, 90211

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