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Larry Stern

Founder

Emmy Award Winning Producer Larry Stern and founder of Indigenous Pictures has been at the center of Entertainment News for more than 15 years. Aside from being a Senior Producer at Extra for more than 10 years, he also sold and EP’d multiple reality shows including current E! hit Hollywood Medium. Stern initially worked his way up from receptionist to producer at Access Hollywood and followed that up with a stint as a writer/producer at TV Guide Channel. He also sells reality shows, shepherding each from idea to sizzle to pitch to air.

With Indigenous Pictures, Stern has combined his skill-set, his connections, and his knowledge of this subtly complex industry. He is, at heart, a storyteller who takes great pride in each of his edits, whether it’s just a small sizzle or a more complex project. His unique perspective of what the brand needs and the outlets want gives him the rare ability to guarantee the absolute best coverage every time. He has assembled an obscenely qualified team and every day takes great pride in putting all of these pieces together to give his clients the kind of final product only this level of experience affords


Michelle Marie

Vice President

For nearly a decade, Michelle Marie has covered the worlds of Entertainment and Sports as a TV Host, Anchor and Producer for some of the most authoritative media outlets in the world – AP, ESPN, E!, Yahoo!, Billboard, and Rolling Stone to name a few. As Vice President of Indigenous Pictures, Michelle focuses on new business and oversees the production team in Los Angeles.

Michelle has worked on nearly every major red carpet and event across the country and has sat down with countless icons in both Entertainment and Sports. She is a trusted name with talent and their publicity teams and her work continues to receive millions of impressions. Michelle is a force both on and off-camera and has cultivated rock-solid relationships with both event and personal publicity teams. As a highly skilled branded content creator and producer, Michelle has a knack for organically weaving in brand messaging, resulting in top-notch deliverables for corporate clients.

 
 


Natalie Sarraf

VP of Production, NY

Natalie Sarraf is a full-service producer and correspondent who’s longstanding relationship with Indigenous Pictures has led to her role as VP of Production, NY. She runs all aspects of our productions on the East Coast. Natalie works with a variety of networks, movie studios, production companies and ad agencies to create short form videos across multi-platforms. She specializes in promos, branded entertainment, corporate videos, behind the scenes, lifestyle, entertainment, health and fashion creative content.

Natalie works with brands like Verizon, Samsung, L’Oreal, Chobani, Tory Burch, John Frieda, Ann Taylor, Kmart, Corbis, Samsung, Tommy Hilfiger, Herve Leger, Soda Stream and companies such as Netflix, Mobscene Creative, B Productions, Nitrous, NBC, Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, HBO, Amazon Studios, Viacom, Leo Burnett. She researches, writes, pitches story ideas, produces, facilitates crews, conducts interviews, manages shoots, field directs and supervises post-production. She is known for her brand awareness, talent relations and unique story angles. But clients are often most impressed by her poised demeanor, professional attitude, and always charming personality.


Jen Birn

Director, Media Services

Having spent more than 15 years as a journalist – fielding pitches while an editor at OK! and interim West Coast editor at Maxim – or writing them while freelancing for publications such as Glamour, Details, ESPN, Us Weekly, FHM, NY Daily News and more, Jennifer’s media background had uniquely trained her to be Director of Media Relations at Indigenous.
Jennifer left the journalism side of entertainment media five years ago to transition to marketing and media relations, but kept her connections.

In the five years since, she’s used her knowledge of how to pitch the media combined with the relationships she built at the media outlets to do press placements for events such as Maxim Hot 100 parties, Just Jared parties and the Universal Music Group Grammy parties. In addition to event-specific PR she helped launch and procure media placements for clients such as Virgin America, Virgin Australia, Hello Products, Beacher’s Madhouse, Rally.org and many more.
Media, brands, and celebrity are the favorite tools in her toy box. Tell her what you need and she loves the challenge of helping you achieve your goals.