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Indigenous is an award-winning, next generation studio, creating transcendent content for every screen, from native digital content to film and television. 

 
 
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Indigenous was founded by Jon Avnet (Black Swan, Risky Business, Fried Green Tomatoes), Rodrigo Garcia (Mother & Child, Albert Nobbs, In Treatment) and Jake Avnet (Sickhouse).

 
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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

 
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Jon Avnet

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Avnet has directed, written and produced nearly 60 motion pictures, television movies and Broadway plays over the last 30 years, from box office hits like "Risky Business," "Fried Green Tomatoes," and "Black Swan" to the critically acclaimed "Uprising," "Justified," and "The Starter Wife" and the Tony Award-winning "The History Boys" and "Spamalot." His work has won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, and the Directors Guild of America Awards, as well as the WGA Awards, Cannes Film Festival, Peabody, Humanitas, Tonys, Drama Desk Awards, Television Critics Awards and Cable ACE Awards.

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Rodrigo Garcia

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Garcia has directed a variety of independent films, including the award-winning "Nine Lives," the three-time Academy Award-nominated feature "Albert Nobbs," and "Mother and Child." Garcia served as executive producer and showrunner for the first season of the television cable series "In Treatment" and received a Writers Guild of America Award in the new series category for his work. Other TV credits include "Sopranos," "Six Feet Under," "Carnivale," and "Big Love," for which he directed the pilot episode and was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Director for a Drama Series.

 
 
 
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Jake Avnet

Chief Operating Officer

Jake has been an early adopter in the digital content space, producing viral web content, music videos and series that have generated tens of millions of impressions for companies such as Warner Brothers, FOX, and the Sundance Film Festival. At his previous role at WIGS, he oversaw marketing, content development, and helped pioneer their multi-platform distribution strategy. He has also produced television pilots for TNT, Warner Horizon Television, FOX and the 20th Century Fox Television. He was recently named one of Hollywood's New Leaders by Variety.

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Jon Miller

Non-Executive Chairman

Miller is a Partner at Advancit Capital and previously served as Chief Digital Officer, Chairman and CEP of the Digital Media Group for News Corporation and acted as New Corp's principal executive for Hulu. Miller has also served as Chairman and CEO of AOL and as a nonprofit Director/Trustee for the American Film Institute  and Paley Center for Media. He received the Inaugural Vanguard Award in 2006, was recognized in 2009 as Digital Power Player of the year and honored in 2010 with the Interactive Pioneer Award. 

 
 

KEY INVESTORS

 
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WPP is a world leader in advertising and marketing services.

 
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ITV is the largest commercial TV network in the United Kingdom.

 
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Indigenous Media uses 60 Second Docs to carve out niche in branded world.

Indigenous Media uses 60 Second Docs to carve out niche in branded world.

Howie Mandel’s Alevy Production teams With Indigenous Media for ’60 Second Docs: The Show’

Howie Mandel’s Alevy Production teams With Indigenous Media for ’60 Second Docs: The Show’

Movie Academy appoints  Rodrigo Garcia  to New Governors at large.

Movie Academy appoints Rodrigo Garcia to New Governors at large.

Jake Avnet on how programming like ' Five Points ' on Facebook Watch is treated differently than TV.

Jake Avnet on how programming like 'Five Points' on Facebook Watch is treated differently than TV.

Glenn Close & Mila Kunis To Star In Drama ‘Four Good Days.’

Glenn Close & Mila Kunis To Star In Drama ‘Four Good Days.’

Kerry Washington is taking on a new role, that of executive producer of 'Five Points' with Indigenous Media.

Kerry Washington is taking on a new role, that of executive producer of 'Five Points' with Indigenous Media.

Conde Naste Entertainment and Indigenous Media unveil six Project:HER shorts.

Conde Naste Entertainment and Indigenous Media unveil six Project:HER shorts.

CryptTV and Indigenous Media partner to co-produce Profiles in Fears for Halloween.

CryptTV and Indigenous Media partner to co-produce Profiles in Fears for Halloween.

Indigenous Media, the team Behind 'Blue', launches digital docuseries ' Lives of Women '.

Indigenous Media, the team Behind 'Blue', launches digital docuseries 'Lives of Women'.

Indigenous Media Targets Social Media with ' 60 Second Docs '. .

Indigenous Media Targets Social Media with '60 Second Docs'. .

Inside The First Snapchat Movie: ' Sickhouse '.

Inside The First Snapchat Movie: 'Sickhouse'.

Naomi Watts, Jessica Lange to Star in Drama ‘The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll. .

Naomi Watts, Jessica Lange to Star in Drama ‘The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll. .

Jon Avnet and WIGS Partners Launch Digital Studio Backed by ITV plc, WPP plc.

Jon Avnet and WIGS Partners Launch Digital Studio Backed by ITV plc, WPP plc.

WPP and ITV are taking stake in digital studio Indigenous Media.

WPP and ITV are taking stake in digital studio Indigenous Media.

After 'Scandal' Kerry Washington is teaming with Indigenous Media to bring 'Five Points' to Facebook Watch.

After 'Scandal' Kerry Washington is teaming with Indigenous Media to bring 'Five Points' to Facebook Watch.

Digital series '60 Second Docs' is headed to China's Tencent in deal with Indigenous Media.

Digital series '60 Second Docs' is headed to China's Tencent in deal with Indigenous Media.

Time: The Kalief Browder Story - wins Shorty Award for Best of Instagram Video.

Time: The Kalief Browder Story - wins Shorty Award for Best of Instagram Video.

Viacom teams with Indigenous Media to Promote Paramount Network Shows.

Viacom teams with Indigenous Media to Promote Paramount Network Shows.

Josh Hutcherson Teams Up With Indigenous Media, Conde Nast.

Josh Hutcherson Teams Up With Indigenous Media, Conde Nast.

' Sickhouse ' sequel gets greenlight following successful launch on Snapchat.

'Sickhouse' sequel gets greenlight following successful launch on Snapchat.

But  Sickhouse  does mark what could be a major sea change in the annals of horror.

But Sickhouse does mark what could be a major sea change in the annals of horror.

Condé Nast Launches Filmmaker Incubator Programs. .

Condé Nast Launches Filmmaker Incubator Programs. .

The first three episodes of 'Five Points' starring a diverse cast, comes to Facebook Watch.

The first three episodes of 'Five Points' starring a diverse cast, comes to Facebook Watch.

Conde Nast Entertainment & Indigenous Media connect filmmakers and mentors for Project:HER incubator.

Conde Nast Entertainment & Indigenous Media connect filmmakers and mentors for Project:HER incubator.

Facebook Orders Drama Series for Watch with Kerry Washington & Indigenous Producing.

Facebook Orders Drama Series for Watch with Kerry Washington & Indigenous Producing.

Four 'Social First' Movies Planned Under Indigenous, Gunpowder & Sky Pact. .

Four 'Social First' Movies Planned Under Indigenous, Gunpowder & Sky Pact. .

The ' Sickhouse ' Team Plans ' 60 Second Docs '.

The 'Sickhouse' Team Plans '60 Second Docs'.

Sickhouse  from Indigenous Media: How the first ever Snapchat movie redefined viral.

Sickhouse from Indigenous Media: How the first ever Snapchat movie redefined viral.

Next-gen studio releases feature length film on Snapchat, continuing to herald a new era of movies.

Next-gen studio releases feature length film on Snapchat, continuing to herald a new era of movies.

Made By Women  program to produce dramas helmed by women.

Made By Women program to produce dramas helmed by women.

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