Billions Season 6

That’s a series wrap on Billions! I was the C operator on the last 2 seasons of the show and got to work with some fun and talented camera people! I also got a chance to DP a bunch of establishing shots and B roll.

DPs: Brad Smith & Joe Gallagher

Operators: Al Pierce & Nicola Benizzi

1st ACs: Graham Burt, Lenny Gomez & Jake Stalhman

2nd ACs: Kellon Innocent, Sean McNamara & James Abamont

Loaders: Hussein Farrag & Ariel Watson

East New York

Thanks to Peter Nolan, I got to operate the A camera on the second episode of this new CBS show. Grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to watching it this Sunday on TV!

Special thanks to DP Zeus Morand, my skilled dolly grip Chris Desrochers, A 1st AC Samantha Silver and A 2nd AC Anabel Caceido.

Everything’s Trash

After randomly doing a last minute replacement, I ended up coming back regularly to operate the A camera when Doug Durant bumped up to DP. Thank you to DP Adam McDaid and Camera Assistants Amanda Uribe, Govinda Angulo and Kathy Rivera for having me on!

Watch it on Hulu and ABC.

The Good Fight

I am again thankful to DP Alec Jarnagin for bringing me on the 6th season of his show, operating C camera and also jumping on A or B camera for their tandem units

Is has been great working alongside Peter Nolan, Sandy Hayes, Rene Crout, Katie Greaves, Rob Koch and Andi Romansky.

Running for the NEB

Local 600 Election are coming up. I have decided to run for the NEB. Below is my Candidate Statement. Please reach out if you have any questions. I hope to get your vote. Make sure to get your voice heard, our Union needs it.

I am thrilled to run for the Eastern Region NEB as a Camera Operator and proudly represent my fellow brothers, sisters, and kin.

I have been working in our industry for 25 years, 15 of these as a Union member. My desire to be more engaged in our Local started when our deteriorating working conditions proved to have a negative impact my physical and mental health, my personal life, and my overall happiness. I realized that the only way to keep doing the job I loved was for us to achieve a better work/life balance. Recently, becoming a parent has strengthened my commitment to having my voice heard.

I am also an active advocate for inclusion and visibility of our LGBTQ+ members and launched the Local 600 Queer Group in 2019 in NYC. Our social events welcomed everyone and emphasized creating new connections, education, and highlighting the work of our aspiring members.

After the last contract negotiations and the understandable disengagement that ensued, it is imperative we elect a new board that our members can identify with. We need new faces with fresh ideas, who are motivated by excitement and not by resentment. Our focus must be to listen to our members and fight relentlessly for what they have asked for long enough, including safer sets, substantial contributions from streaming and more time with our loved ones.

Thank you for your vote!


Julien Zeitouni

(he, him, his)


For the last month and a half, I had the pleasure to be the B operator on the tandem units for the upcoming Apple TV’s Severance. Directed and produced by Ben Stiller, I worked alongside DP Matt Mitchell, A Op Scott Maguire, ACs Paul Colangelo, James Daly, Chris Eng, John Sandin, Kansas Ballesteros and loader Marino Sanutti. Framing in anamorphic as been a real treat!

Inserts on Evil

I worked for a few days with legend DP Fred Murphy on the inserts for their upcoming new season. A lot of phones, books, various close-ups and wheel action! Thank you A 2nd AC Alisa Colley for the opportunity.

Promo work

DP Kevin Joelson offered me to work on two promos directed by his wife Rebecca for upcoming new TV shows. The first one for HBO’s Love Life and the second for Starz’s Ghost.

I had a blast working on both, especially on Ghost where I had to operate some fun crane shots!

I was assisted by 1st ACs John Oliveri and Isaac Banks.

As you can see on the video below, we got it by a snow storm!

Short Film Screening

Local 600 Queer Groups’s Short Film Screening took place on Saturday 12/07 at Arri Brooklyn Haus and was a huge success! We had big turnout of about 65 people.

We screened 11 short films, all DP’d by Local 600 members from every classification (loader, 2nd AC, 1st AC, Operator and DPs). The 1hr45mn screening was followed by a Q&A, moderated by myself! 

I want to warmly thank Keisha Simmons and Anna Nowlan from the NYC Office for their help and support, and Xiomara from the National 600 Office.

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