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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 an Actor and Producer. Originally from Toronto, Canada, he has been working in entertainment since 2005.

 

As a Producer, projects include feature length and television projects for Europe’s largest network TF1 (France), A&E/Lifetime, UPTV (USA) and Super Channel (Canada), with projects garnering two AMPIA Awards nominations. Michael’s television slate includes projects shared with Canadian partner, Director Dylan Pearce (Northern Gateway Films) and his producing partners at Chemically Altered, three-time Emmy Award nominee Zachary Halley and Emmy and Artios winner Steven Tylor O'Connor. 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. Collectively, CAP has delivered over $200 million dollars of television in addition to projects in the feature space.

Most recently, in partnership with CAP, Michael continues to lead development on two hour long scripted dramas with CAA and Executive Producers Samantha Lemole, Lisa Oz and Dr. Mehmet Oz (Oz Works) and three projects in partnership with Ileen Maisel and Amber Entertainment (20th Century Television). Other projects in development for television include Elicia Hyder's bestselling “Soul Summoner”series with Steven DeKnight, Josh Brandon and Anonymous Content, the TV adaptation of Trey Anthony's award winning play "How We Say I Love You" with Untitled Entertainment and Clement Virgo's Conquering Lion Pictures, Wil Mara’s award winning YA anthology series“Twisted” with Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winning Executive Producer Eileen Conn and hour long historical drama “Everleigh Club” with Showrunner Thania St. John (Chicago Fire, Grimm, Project Blue Book, Covert Affairs), newly minted Nicholl's Fellow Haley Bartel and LBI.

 

As an actor, Michael’s on screen work includes projects for ABC, Freeform, Comedy Central, Showtime, Netflix, Amazon, Go90, Showcase/Corus, Fox Kids, Disney, Cartoon Network, Comedy Network, UPTV, Super Channel, AwesomenessTV and A&E/Lifetime. Feature film work includes projects for Universal Pictures, TF1, BBC Films, Canal+, Elton John’s Rocket Pictures UK and Mel Gibson’s ICON Entertainment.

 

Michael’s entertainment career began in live theatre. Highlights include the Broadway Studio Cast Recording of “Come Summer” (opposite Broadway veteran and award winning actor David Cryer), “The Who’s Tommy”, “Fame” and Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”, in addition to regional work across North America. 

 

Additionally, Michael has curated a national professional masterclass series for industry partners, including the Canadian Film Centre, the Writers Guild of Canada, AMPIA, Actra and UBCP-Actra benefitting the Actors Fund. He completed his BFA (Hons) undergrad work at Ryerson University and NYU Tisch School of the Arts (CAP21). He is a voting member of both the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

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ZACHARY HALLEY

Executive Producer + Partner

ZACHARY HALLEY is a three-time Emmy Award nominated Producer of “Drunk History” (Comedy Central/CBSViacom) for Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.

 

Zachary is currently Executive Producing the much anticipated "Weird: The Al Yancovic Story" starring Daniel Radcliffe (Roku/Funny or Die) which began pre-production in Q1 of 2022. Recent projects include “The G-Word” with Barack and Michelle Obama’s company, Higher Ground and A24. He also produced the first two seasons of "South Side" (also for 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”). On the executive side, Zachary was brought in as 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:

11224 Morrison Street, Suite 201
North Hollywood, California, 91601

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