Film Director and Producer in Los Angeles, California
With numerous television network and motion picture projects to his name, Dean Zanetos works as a Producer and Director and regularly takes on projects with multimillion dollar budgets. Mr. Zanetos has earned membership to the Directors Guild and he is affiliated with the Cinematographers Guild and Producers Guild. Along with his recent television and film projects, Mr. Zanetos has directed the video production for multiple music-related films and videos. For example, from 2004 to 2012, Mr. Zanetos worked for the Sonoma Jazz Festival, directing its video production, where he worked with such artists as Steve Miller, Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, and Natalie Cole.
Dean Zanetos previously held a position with Universal Studios and, during this time there, he directed and produced the Voyagers and Cliffhangers televisions series—both of which became international features. Also with Universal Studios, Mr. Zanetos directed sequences for 10 episodes of Battlestar Galactica, and his work became a Universal theatrical feature.
Working with NBC Studios and ABC Studios, Dean Zanetos produced many Movie of the Week projects, including Hawaiian Heat, Nightside, The Legend of the Golden Gun, Fitz and Bones, The Robert Guillaume Show, and Battles, The Murder That Wouldn’t Die. Additionally, Mr. Zanetos produced the pilot for Misfits of Science, which introduced Courtney Cox.
Mr. Zanetos’ music-related credits include directing the video for the release of Steven Winwood’s dual CD About Time; completing the video production for Luis Miguel’s Amarte Es Un Placer Tour world tour; completing the video production for Jimmy Buffet’s 1999-2004 tours; working on the music video for It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere, a top-of-the-Billboard song featuring Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson; and producing and directing Ticketmaster National Showcase music specials, which were featured on MTV.