Aziannida Samingan

Contract Specialist

Having graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland with a MA (Hons) in English Literature, Aziannida – a born and bred Londoner, returned to the city of her birth to kickstart adulthood and work in the film industry. A passion for film burning in her heart, Aziannida has worked across the industry in publicity, production, distribution, festivals and cinema exhibition from chaperoning the likes of Anne Hathaway and Bill Murray to managing a North London cinema with its infamous bright neon front, Aziannida entered the glamorous world of sales and distribution as a business affairs executive for HanWay Films. Ever eager to learn more, Aziannida completed her LLM in Entertainment Law and shortly after, pivoted to then Los Angeles-based IM Global as its main business affairs point person in Europe. Since 2018, Aziannida took the plunge as a consultant on business affairs matters in film and television, consulting for XYZ Films in the summer of 2019. In addition, Aziannida is a true Pisces/Aquarius ascendant, lover of food, wine and deep chats. Her favourite film is difficult to pick as she loves one too many but if push comes to shove then it would be Agnès Varda’s entire body of work.