Zach O'Brien - Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Zach is a native of Los Angeles that grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from Fern Creek High School, attended University of Mississippi, University of Louisville, and graduated from the Marion Military Institute in Alabama, where is was commissioned as an officer in the US Army and served in the Signal Corps as a communications officer. He started his career in the private sector as a business manager and technical advisor at a regional telecommunications company based in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1997, Zach moved to Los Angeles where he became a business consultant with a focus on mergers and acquisitions of both public and private companies. In 2006, he joined a boutique international business advisory firm as a Vice President with a focus on facilitating public listings of foreign companies on US exchanges and foreign acquisitions of US companies.
In 2009, after relocating to New York City, he began consulting with independent producers on financing and distribution opportunities and eventually transitioned into a Producing feature films and the launch of a sales agency and distributor. He has overseen development, production and distribution of many feature films, bringing a strong business acumen with a focus on creating high quality content both efficiently and profitably.
In April 2014, Zach returned to Los Angeles and co-founded Stargazer Films with Shane O'Brien.
Zach is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Producers Peer Group in the Television Academy.
Anthony Del Negro - Director of Development and Talent Relations
Anthony, a native of New Jersey, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seton Hall University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Public Relations and Journalism. A proud member of the Screen Actors’ Guild since the age of 12, Anthony has appeared in more than two dozen feature films. Prior work experience includes assisting at Brookside Artist Management and providing script coverage for EuropaCorp. His many years of acting experience have led him to build key relationships with casting directors, producers, writers, directors and other actors. Anthony leverages his writing and journalism training to develop targeted content for distributors and extensive on-set experience to develop targeted content for distributors and extensive industry contact to cast productions.
Shane O'Brien - Co-Founder and President
Shane graduated from East Tennessee State University with a BS in Broadcasting and completed graduate studies in Film at the University of Memphis. In 1997, he began his career in Los Angeles as an assistant at the entertainment law firm Kleinberg, Lopez, Lange, Brisbin & Cuddy. He later joined the Programming department at Disney Channel and went on to work in Original Content Development at Warner Bros. Online. In 2001 Shane joined the Current Series Programming department at the NBC network working on series including "Will & Grace" and "Just Shoot Me". Following NBC's acquisition of the Bravo cable network, Shane joined their programming department working on the launch of series including "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy", "Project Runway" and "Top Chef".
In 2006, following the merger of NBC and Universal, Shane helped launch NBCUniversal’s Emerging Networks group, re-branding Bravo HD as Universal HD and launching and managing the new cable networks Chiller, focused on horror, and Sleuth (later Cloo), focused on mysteries and crime investigation.
In 2009, he transitioned to Chiller full time, moving to New York City to head the Chiller Programming department under Syfy channel. While at Chiller, Shane oversaw scheduling, acquisitions, and originals for the network, as well as launching the Chiller Films theatrical division where he was in charge of development, production, and distribution.
During his time at Chiller, Shane developed and produced original movies for both the network and theatrical division, many television specials, and films for Syfy channel. In April 2014 Shane left NBCUniversal to become an independent producer and co-founded Stargazer Films.
Shane is a member of the Producers Peer Group in The Television Academy and has executive produced films premiering at South By Southwest, Fantastic Fest and Slamdance.
Stargazer Films USA, Inc. is a premier independent entertainment company focused on feature films produced entirely on location in the United States. The company is headquartered in Sheridan, Wyoming, with offices in Los Angeles, California and Louisville. We operate primarily in Kentucky and New York with plans for expansion to Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Georgia beginning in the summer of 2018. Stargazer Films USA, Inc. is privately owned and funded by equity investors, bondholders, specialized production lenders, and ongoing sales revenue. The company operates in four divisions:
Motion Picture Group
Stargazer’s motion picture group encompasses multiple wholly-owned production companies that develop and produce independent theatrical feature films.
Stargazer’s television group supplies premium scripted content to streaming platforms and cable channels through multiple wholly-owned subsidiaries.
Stargazer has multiple direct relationships with many home video distributors for packaged media, on-demand, and digital home entertainment.
Stargazer distributes its first-run theatrical releases through an infrastructure combining direct self-distribution in the USA with international partners covering most major territories worldwide.