Miranda Sherman has joined Michael D. Ratner’s OBB Pictures as Production Executive, TheWrap has learned.
She will now lead OBB’s independent film ventures and will serve as a key executive in the incubation and production of the company’s annual Pilot Season, an initiative designed to find undiscovered projects from emerging creators and present them to a larger audience.
Sherman will work alongside Head of Development Matthew Hirschhorn, and be a point person with OBB’s vast network of external partners, talent, and representation during all stages of production and distribution.
“Our goal at OBB is to build a well-rounded team of executives who can take a leadership position within our company and amongst the set of partners we work with on a daily basis,” Michael D. Ratner, OBB’s President and CEO, said in a statement. “Miranda has the perfect expertise to make key contributions to our growing independent film division as well as the hands-on production experience to take the lead on executing many projects on our already robust slate. Miranda’s innate sense of taste and her relationships with talent and creators represents a significant step forward as OBB continues to expand upon our momentum.”
“I’m inspired by OBB Pictures’ commitment to creator-driven, premium content and am thrilled to join such a dynamic and forward-thinking team. OBB’s indie-film roots coupled with their established presence in the industry presents a huge opportunity for storytellers and I look forward to contributing to the company’s diverse slate of creators and projects,” Sherman continued.
On Nov. 30, OBB Pictures’ sports comedy series “The 5th Quarter” premiered its second season on Verizon Media’s go90 platform, continuing to tell “the greatest untold and untrue stories in sports history” with the help of Blake Griffin, Kenny Mayne, LaVar Ball and many more.
Previously, Sherman was part of the NYU Production Lab, an innovative incubator of feature films drawing from NYU talent. She co-founded the Production Lab, where she oversaw the development, packaging, marketing and distribution of slated films, represented films and filmmakers to industry partners, and devised financial models for the Lab’s investments in film and television projects.