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About Howie Zales

Howie Zales is an Emmy Award winning Camera Operator who turned his passion for television broadcasting into several entrepreneurial endeavors. Howie created HJZ Productions, Inc in 2000 to address the need for professional level sports crewing/staffing in the New York market. Under his leadership, HJZ Productions grew to a multi-million dollar nationwide provider of top talent in the broadcasting field. In 2019, Howie and his team founded Viridity Entertainment Services, Inc. (VES) which initially focused on staffing in non-union markets. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, they quickly pivoted to offering best in class, broadcast quality livestreams of professional sports shows and interviews, corporate interviews and meetings, and religious services. In addition, Howie took his love of the television production business and created The TV Sports Course, a hands-on training boot camp for the next generation of television crew professionals. Howie is a graduate of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh’s Mass Communication program.

Recent HZ Appearances

The First
November 25, 2021
Emmy-award-winning cameraman, Howie Zales, makes money every time you watch a TV show! He provides independent camera people to TV stations and networks to broadcast games or events like football, wrestling, golf, or NASCAR. Howie is the first entrepreneur in his family, and today they own three different businesses within the TV community. His great-uncle was a photographer for the New York Times, but he’s the first videographer. He stays on top of the newest communication needs in the industry, pivoted during the pandemic to morphed his business into customized live streaming for everything from cooking shows, concerts, talk shows to corporate meetings and medical interviews! Since he’s the first to provide this camera service, he’s learning as he goes along but has become an expert in resolving the problems that they are encountering for the first time in the industry. Howie has become a mentor for some of the best cameramen in the business and gives back whenever he can.
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Up My Influence
November 24, 2021
The Thoughtful Entrepreneur podcast
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Expert Profiles
Book
Expert Profiles Featuring Howie Zales
November 1, 2021
Howie Zales is featured in Volume 15 talking about overcoming obstacles and acheiving success with his video streaming service.
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Work at Home Rockstar
Podcast
Work at Home RockStar Podcast
July 19, 2021
Howie Zales is an Emmy Award winning Camera Operator who turned his passion for television broadcasting into several entrepreneurial endeavors.
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Jake Blanchard
Podcast
The Jake Blanchard Podcast Show
July 13, 2021
Howie talks to Jake about how he arrived to where he is today including all his turns in life.
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Authority Presswire
Podcast
Howie Zales Founder of Viridity Entertainment Services, Inc. Interviewed on Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast About Broadcast-Quality Livestream Services
June 29, 2021
Howie discusses how COVID-19 has forced the world to rethink many human interactions, including the staging of events, into a more virtual context.
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Hooked On Startups
Podcast
Howie Zales – The Emmy Award-Winning TV And Livestream Guru
June 23, 2021
You would think that in a world where almost everyone has access to social media and keeping their own mementos, the work for camera operators would decrease. Howard Zales, Emmy Award-winning camera operator, begs to differ.
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Business Innovators Radio Network
Podcast
Interview with Howie Zales Founder of Viridity Entertainment Services, Inc. Broadcast Quality Livestream Services
June 1, 2021
Interview with Howie Zales Founder of Viridity Entertainment Services, Inc. Broadcast Quality Livestream Services
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School for Startups Radio
Podcast
Emmy Award winner Howie Zales and Real Estate Visionary Robert Syfert
March 29, 2021
"I am able to make my own schedule. I am able to go out with my wife when I want to. I am dictating my life, I am not having my life dictated to me. "
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