Born and raised in Venice California, Zola comes from a multi-generational family of artists. After receiving her BA in Film Production and Media Studies from Hampshire College, Zola began her career in entertainment working in representation at Paradigm Agency and MGMT. She moved from LA to NYC in 2017 to work at Anonymous Content where she helped manage talent and worked on Season 1 of Rightor Doyle’s Netflix mini-series, Bonding. She went onto work with Producer Jared Ian Goldman on Season 2 of Marvel’s The Punisher as well as Joe Robert Cole’s Netflix drama ALL DAY AND A NIGHT, while managing his development slate. Before joining Yale, Zola worked in film finance and sales for 30WEST, where she was involved in a range of projects including Tarik Saleh’s upcoming thriller VIOLENCE OF ACTION, starring Chris Pine and Ben Foster, and Kevin Macdonald’s upcoming untitled legal thriller starring Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shailene Woodley, and Tahar Rahim.
Zola joined Yale Productions as the Director of Development in 2020, where she helps oversee their project slate while sourcing new creative and financial opportunities for the company.