Zadi Diaz is a producer, director, and photographer.
As an accomplished digital media executive, Zadi has worked with Fortune 100 companies including Disney and Google, and produced and directed thousands of hours of content for them and others throughout her career. Her online work around media activism has taken her around the world to places like South Africa, Germany, Ireland, France, and England.
Zadi’s 15 years of deep immersion in Internet culture and the digital landscape has taken her full circle from the beginning of her career and her interest in activism through media and art. One of her first projects was as a video editor for the first web series about Internet piracy called Welcome to the Scene, which was distributed on peer-to-peer networks. Soon after, she was highlighted in The New York Times for a video which raised political awareness about the U.S. government response in New Orleans to Hurricane Katrina. Following, she was the co-creator of Epic Fu, a show about Internet culture which ran for over five years. She was also the Executive Producer of YouTube Nation, YouTube's official daily flagship show, produced by DreamWorks Animation.
Her media activism has led to various partnerships, including UN Women USNC LA and the British Council. As the founder of Major Digital Studios, a development and production studio located in Los Angeles, she works on inclusive stories that inspire social change.
Zadi is a member of the Producer’s Guild and the International Academy of Arts and Sciences and has won several Webby awards for her work. She has also spoken on various panels at SXSW, NAB, Cannes Lions, Digital Hollywood, and Comic Con.
Zadi lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their rescue cat, and rescue dog. She was born and raised in New York City (Harlem, Washington Heights, and The South Bronx) and is of Dominican descent.
Instagram (photography): @zadidiaz
Instagram (personal): @zadi