Michael Stradford is a 20 year entertainment industry executive whose career has spanned all forms of media: Music, Radio, DVD, Film, Television and Interactive Entertainment. Most recently Michael led the Digital Production and Development team at Sony Pictures where he produced and created over 35 web series with such talent as Barry Sonnenfeld, Charlie Murphy, Jon Heder, Penn Jillette and more. In this role Michael also produced three of the most successful multi-platform, digital movie projects in the history of interactive entertainment: Buried Alive, Angel of Death and the award-winning show The Bannen Way. Michael’s progressive thinking has served him well in his career, including in DVD where he served as a true pioneer in added-value space, creating special material for hundreds of properties including Spider-Man, Men in Black, Lawrence of Arabia, Bad Boys, Bugsy and The Larry Sanders Show, and in deep collaboration with many of Hollywood’s biggest stars and creators including Warren Beatty, Paul Newman, Kevin Smith, Pierce Brosnan, Sam Raimi, Robert DeNiro and more.
Michael is current EVP of Acquisitions at Big Air Studios (bigairstudios.com), a groundbreaking film distribution and acquisition company based in Santa Monica.