Awards & Endorsements


2017 EMMY Award – The New York Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Interview/Discussion – Theater Talk – DIRECTOR                                   

2013 EMMY – The Television Academy Foundation, Emmy for Best Newscast, 1st place                                            

Creative Director, Brooklyn College Newscast

2013 The Society of Professional Journalists, Mark of Excellence Award, 2nd place                                                     

Creative Director, Brooklyn College Newscast

 2012 Best All-Around Regional Television Newscast / 2nd place Nationals Television Newscast                                          

Director/Technical Director, Brooklyn Cable News

2011 Best Producer Award, Brooklyn College

Producer/Direct, The Well  

2011 Best Producer Award, Independent Film Channel

Producer/Director, The Well    

2010 Director, The 24 hours Brooklyn Film Festival, 3rd place




“Catalin Zidaru worked with me for two semesters at Brooklyn College. He is enormously creative, and takes a fresh approach to everything he touches. He worked as the art director and director on our award-winning student broadcasts and he made the shows look vibrant, and exciting. He always goes the extra mile to produce the best show possible.”

Barbara Nevins Taylor InvestigativeReporter/FounderConsumerMojo/Professor


“I have worked with Catalin in a variety of production situations: in studio, on location, single and multi-camera. He is exceptionally talented and creative, as well as thoroughly professional.”

Jim Sayegh Producer/Director Greater NYC Area



“Catalin is an excellent producer, director and editor. I hired him to produce news, but he is equally adept at all forms of video.”

Prof. George Rodman Professor, Dept. of Television and Radio at Brooklyn College of CUNY


“To see Catalin in action, you might think he had at some point found a genie in a bottle who granted him an extra eight hours in every day. Besides being a very creative and talented individual, Catalin has seemingly boundless energy.”

Laura Alix College Assistant, Television and Radio Department at Brooklyn College



“Catalin Zidaru is a serious and well versed TV Producer and Director. He will do whatever possible to make the product he is working on a successful enterprise. I have worked with Catalin at City University and elsewhere, and I can assure you, it was extremely productive and funny. I highly recommend him.”

Nilsen Accioli Actor/Producer/Director Greater NYC Area