Ariel Zucker is the founder and co-CEO of CNT Productions, an intersectional feminist production company that creates socially charged content with a bite. She firmly believes that the most important stories are the ones we’re most afraid to tell and values collaboration above all else.
Ariel earned a B.F.A. with Honors in Directing from the John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a degree in Business Administration. Her work has since been recognized by
Outfest, AT&T Film Awards (New Forms of Storytelling), NFFTY (Audience Award), Screencraft Playwright Competition (Special Mention) and American Black Film Festival, as well as Huffington Post, NBC Out, Parade, Glamour UK, Hollywood Reporter, People, Afropunk and Variety. She recently won the Best Experimental Film Award at Women's Voices Now Film Festival.
In addition to her work with CNT, Ariel is the Director of Digital Live Production at YEA! Impact where she coordinates virtual live events. She was the lead live producer of the 2020 Hollywood Digital Climate Summit, presented by Variety and NYU Los Angeles. She also worked with CNT, YEA! and Scriptnotes to present the #PayUpHollywood Town Hall, which garnered praise from The Hollywood Reporter and can be found on CNT's YouTube channel. Their virtual events have included collaborations with Netflix, Disney+, One Fair Wage, Sierra Club, Abaunza Group, Hovercast, and more.
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