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John Zaffarano

President, Global Creative, Digital & Brand

Mob Scene Creative + Productions

LOS ANGELES, USA // An industry veteran of 23 years, John began his entertainment career at Twentieth Century Fox, where he worked for nearly 11 years in various capacities, including leadership roles in Theatrical Strategic Marketing and International Theatrical Promotions.  After Fox, John made the leap to the agency side, starting with Picture Production Company, then launching the International Creative division of The Cimarron Group in 2006.  He later moved to Trailer Park as head of International AV.

In 2015, John joined Mob Scene in the newly-created role of President, Creative, Brand & Digital, where he is helping to expand the offerings of the award-winning agency and working closely with studio and brand clients to create seamless marketing experiences from pre-production content creation through theatrical, home entertainment and television/streaming campaigns.

At Mob Scene, John is surrounded by the talented team of “mobsters” who are responsible for the development of innovative behind-the-scenes content, trailers, TV spots, trade marketing materials, branded advertising and original programming. Recent agency work includes content development and creative advertising for Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Revenant, The Martian, Jason Bourne and The Secret Life of Pets, in addition to Bloodline, Walking Dead, Narcos, Orange is the New Black and more. 

Away from the office, John is an avid fan of art, travel and real estate development, and spends most weekends in Palm Springs.