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Najla Zaidi

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Najla Zaidi
(818) 879-7414 phone
30961 W. Agoura Road Suite 311

Najla Zaidi is an award-winning screenwriter and director, who has earned a MFA in screenwriting from UCLA and is an alumna of AFI’s prestigious Directing Workshop for Women. Najla has written and directed PSAs, short films, music videos and a feature documentary with Peter DiStefano (Porno for Pyros and Jane’s Addiction). In addition, she has acted in, written and co-produced plays, sitcoms and variety shows for both local and South Asian networks as well as serving as Jury Chair twice at the Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival. She has also volunteered with Art of Elysium and is the directing instructor for the Will and Jada Smith’s Family Foundation and AFI’s Young Women in Film Program.

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