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about the jury

Eric Stern is the Managing Director and Partner of the global production and management company, Anonymous Content. Founded in 1999, Anonymous manages the careers of many of the world’s most renowned and innovative directors, writers, and actors.

The company’s award-winning Film & TV division boasts many commercially successful and critically-acclaimed works, including The Revenant, Best Picture Oscar winner Spotlight, as well as TV shows True DetectiveMr. Robot and 13 Reasons Why.

Stern oversees the Commercials, Branded Content & Music Video divisions and represents a collection of directors including two-time Oscar winner Alejandro G. IñárrituMark RomanekTim Godsall and Cary Fukunaga.

Under Stern’s management since 2011, Anonymous Content has been listed on Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies”, and Ad Age’s annual A List. At a company known for both advertising and entertainment, Stern is bridging the two with branded films like The Escape, the 2016 reboot of the BMW films series.

Before joining Anonymous Content, Stern held Executive Producer positions at MJZ and Biscuit Filmworks. Prior to that, he was a Creative Executive at Fox 2000.