Executive Producer + Founding Partner
ZACHARY HALLEY is a three-time Emmy Award nominated Producer of “Drunk History” (Comedy Central/CBSViacom) for Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
Zachary is currently Executive Producing the much anticipated "Weird: The Al Yancovic Story" starring Daniel Radcliffe (Roku/Funny or Die) which began pre-production in Q1 of 2022. Recent projects include “The G-Word” with Barack and Michelle Obama’s company, Higher Ground and A24. He also produced the first two seasons of "South Side" (also for Comedy Central) with Executive Producer / Director Michael Blieden (Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", CC's Broad City", NBC's "Up All Night"), and feature film “TED K” by “Peter and the Farm” director Tony Stone and starring Sharlto Copley. Previous producing credits include “Still the King” for CMT, “Love in Kilnerry”, and “Grind” (which he also wrote and directed) starring Anthony Rapp (“Rent”, “Star Trek”). On the executive side, Zachary was brought in as the interim VP of Production for ViacomCBS during the back half of 2021.
Zachary has worked on the TV Production teams of some of the industries most prominent and sought after projects, including “You’re the Worst” (FX), “White Collar” (USA), “Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union” (Showtime), “Larry Wilmore’s Race, Religion & Sex” (HBO), “The Sarah Silverman Program” (Comedy Central), “The Men Who Built America” (The History Channel) as well as pilots, both scripted and reality, for CBS, MTV, VH1, Bravo, Lifetime, Oxygen, and Logo. On the Post Production side, Zachary was a key player on the teams of “Public Morals” (TNT) and “Crossbones” (NBC). His film production credits include “Life of Crime” starring Jennifer Aniston (Lionsgate), “The Details” starring Tobey Maguire (Mark Gordon Company/Weinstein Company), “You Got Served” (Sony), “The Wicked”, with director Peter Winther (“Independence Day”, Godzilla”) and one of the iterations of Faye Dunaway’s unfinished, but perennially anticipated: “Master Class”.
Zachary is also the Founder and Managing Partner of Chemically Altered Productions. Currently CAP has multiple properties in development and pre-production with some of the leading networks and production companies in Canada, the United States and United Kingdom. He’s directed digital series including “It Takei’s Too” with George Takei, music videos - “Exes & Friends” for “The Voice’s” Meghan Linsey, short films, branded content, and concerts. Zachary’s career in entertainment began on Broadway, and as a musical theater actor he appeared In shows in New York and regionally, as well as in an award winning concert version of “Wonderful Town” which toured throughout Europe and the United States. As a writer and satirist, Zachary has also been an irreverent contributor to FierceandNerdy.com, the blog Overheard in New York, and Post Secret.
Zachary completed his undergrad honors degree at the Drama School at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Executive Producer + VP, Scripted
STEVEN TYLOR O’CONNOR is an Emmy Award winner and two time Artios Award winning Casting Director, Writer and Producer. Steven has been recognized three additional times with Artios nominations.
A member of the Casting Society of America, he sits on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the National Board and has championed inclusive casting for underrepresented communities. Steven began his career in New York City working for CBS/Paramount and then NBCUniversal.
Now based in Los Angeles, Steven has worked with numerous award winning and leading casting offices, including Greenstein/Daniels Casting (TVLand’s “Hot In Cleveland”), Suzanne Goddard-Smythe Casting (Disney’s “Shake It Up”, “Crash and Bernstein”, “Liv & Maddie”, and “KC Undercover”, BET’s “The Game” and “Heathers: The Musical” (both the world premiere at the Hudson and Off-Broadway productions).
Recent projects include Casting Director on Netflix's banner series "13 Reasons Why" in San Fransisco. He is a casting director and casting associate at Aufiero/Horn casting, where other notable projects include: Disney’s “Andi Mack”, Netflix’s “The OA: Part II”, Facebook’s “Five Points”, and SpectreVision’s (Elijah Wood) “Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh” and “Color Out of Space.”
Steven received an Artios nomination for his work on Nickelodeon’s Emmy award winning comedy series “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn” and two nominations for Disney’s “Andi Mack.”
As a producer, his extensive experience in casting major film and television projects (both in house and independently) proves invaluable when attaching top tier talent on both sides of the border. Outside of casting, Steven writes and produces, both independently and through Chemically Altered Productions.
Executive Producer + VP, Development
MICHAEL LAZAROVITCH is an Actor and Producer. Originally from Toronto, Canada, he has been working in entertainment since 2005.
As a Producer, projects include feature films for Europe’s largest network TF1 (France), A&E/Lifetime, UPTV (USA) and Super Channel (Canada), the most recent of which was nominated for two AMPIA Awards. Michael’s television slate includes projects shared with Canadian partner, Director Dylan Pearce (Northern Gateway Films) and his producing partners at Chemically Altered. Collectively they have properties in development and production with some of the leading networks and production companies in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and Europe.
Most recently, in partnership with CAP, Michael entered into development on two hour long scripted dramas with CAA and Executive Producers Samantha Lemole, Lisa Oz and Dr. Mehmet Oz (Oz Works) and three projects in partnership with Ileen Maisel and Amber Entertainment (20th Century Television). Other projects in development for television include Elicia Hyder's bestselling “Soul Summoner”series with Steven DeKnight, Josh Brandon and Anonymous Content, the TV adaptation of Trey Anthony's award winning play "How We Say I Love You" with Untitled Entertainment and Clement Virgo's Conquering Lion Pictures, Wil Mara’s award winning YA anthology series“Twisted” with Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winning Executive Producer Eileen Conn and hour long historical drama “Everleigh Club” with Showrunner Thania St. John (Chicago Fire, Grimm, Project Blue Book, Covert Affairs), newly minted Nicholl's Fellow Haley Bartel and LBI.
As an actor, Michael’s on screen work includes projects for ABC, Freeform, Comedy Central, Showtime, Netflix, Amazon, Go90, Showcase/Corus, Fox Kids, Disney, Cartoon Network, Comedy Network, UPTV, Super Channel, AwesomenessTV and A&E/Lifetime. Feature film work includes projects for Universal Pictures, TF1, BBC Films, Canal+, Elton John’s Rocket Pictures UK and Mel Gibson’s ICON Entertainment.
Michael’s entertainment career began in live theatre. Highlights include the Broadway Studio Cast Recording of “Come Summer” (opposite Broadway veteran and award winning actor David Cryer), “The Who’s Tommy”, “Fame” and Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”, in addition to regional work across North America.
Additionally, Michael has curated a national professional masterclass series for industry partners, including the Canadian Film Centre, the Writers Guild of Canada, AMPIA, Actra and UBCP-Actra benefitting the Actors Fund. He completed his BFA (Hons) undergrad work at Ryerson University and NYU Tisch School of the Arts (CAP21). He is a voting member of both the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
VP, Design + Development
CHLOE ARBITURE is an Emmy-nominated production designer and member of the Art Directors Guild.
Chloe’s television credits include: NBC’s "Chicago Med" (Season 4), Comedy Central’s "Problematic with Moshe Kasher", and Comedy Central’s "Drunk History", for which she earned an Emmy Nomination (Season 4) and an Art Director’s Guild nomination (Season 5). Chloe's work in feature film includes "Chappaquiddick" (Bruce Dern, Kate Mara and Ed Helms and Jason Clarke), "Brave New Jersey" (Anna Camp, Tony Hale), "Honeyglue" (Jessica Tuck, Christopher Heyerdahl) and "Thrill Ride" (Kristen Johnston) and multiple seasons of "American Horror Story" with Executive Producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk for FX.
Chloe approaches every project as part artist, part storyteller, part historian. Her love of research and expansive knowledge across many time periods is reflected in every project she designs. Chloe’s keen eye for detail and composition comes from her studies in fine arts, and her love of visual storytelling is evident in the layered, detailed sets she creates. Her knowledge of miniatures, forced perspective, and her hands-on approach to design adds depth and creativity while keeping up with demanding production schedules.
In 2018, Variety listed Chloe in their Artisans Elite “Up Next” series. Her work has been showcased in numerous film festivals including Cannes, Sundance and TIFF. She is a voting member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences. Chloe is originally from Wisconsin and completed her undergraduate degree in film studies at UW-Milwaukee.
AIDEN TYLER LEE is an Entrepreneur and Producer, with a background in publishing and marketing, based in both Los Angeles and New York.
Aiden's career involves departmental management and administration on both independent and network television projects (Comedy Central, CMT, Viacom, TruTV, Warner Media, THR, etc) as well as feature film production.
In addition to broadcast work, Aiden's ongoing live and corporate work includes Life Ball, organized by the association LIFE+, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018. Founded by Gery Keszler and Torgom Petrosian in 1993 Life Ball has taken place at Vienna’s City Hall annually. Life Ball has become one of the world’s most important AIDS charity events, and is Europe's largest charity event, bringing the worlds of philanthropy and entertainment together.
Prior to his work in entertainment, Aiden worked as a Sales Executive for leading titles under the banner of publishing leader Hearst Media, in New York City.
Our mission is to curate and elevate the best material with underrepresented collaborators, to start meaningful conversations in uncomfortable ethical and moral spaces.
No matter what form or genre the material lands on our desks, we strive to find the most meaningful expression of the important underlying themes.
We approach each project in a thoughtful, investigative way in order to make stories and characters more specific and, ironically, more universal. Our varied upbringing and backgrounds have prepared us to think about material in a multifaceted way.
Life is short — so we always want to form authentic connections with writers, directors, designers, artists, and executives who share our passion.
Collectively, CAP has delivered over $200 million dollars of television in addition to projects in the feature space
Together we use the incredible cultural power of film, television, and media to spark meaningful, socially conscious conversations with active participation of marginalized communities and the unexplored schools of thought they bring to our projects.
Chemically Altered Productions is a leading independent film and television production company with offices in Los Angeles, California and Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2012, CAPs development slate includes half hour and hour long programming, animated series, select features and digital content. Currently CAP has projects in development and pre-production with broadcasters and studios across North America, the United Kingdom and France. Current projects of note include partnerships with Amber Entertainment (20th Century Television), Steven DeKnight (Anonymous Content), Untitled Entertainment, Armory Films, Motor, ReelFX Animation, CAA and OzWorks (with Executive Producers Dr. Mehmet Oz, Lisa Oz and Samantha Lemole).
Previous projects include "It Could Be Worse" (Hulu/PivotTV), "It Takeis Two" with George Takei (YouTube/Digital) and Award winning musical and Festival darling "Grind" starring Anthony Rapp ("Star Trek", "RENT") which screened at 29 film festivals around the globe. Previous development partners include VH1, Oxygen and Circle of Confusion.
Chemically Altered is helmed by three time Emmy Nominated Producer, Executive Producer and Managing Partner, Zachary Halley ("Drunk History", "South Side", Comedy Central/CBS Viacom). Most recently, CAP/Halley was announced as an Executive Producer for the Weird Al biopic feature starring Daniel Radcliffe (Roku/Funny of Die) which began pre-production first quarter of 2022.
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