Kerstin Emhoff


Kerstin Emhoff is the co-founder & president of PRETTYBIRD, a hybrid production company she established with director Paul Hunter in 2008. With offices in Los Angeles and London, PRETTYBIRD is home to a diverse roster of filmmakers, creatives and collaborators with a distinct vision to produce inspiring content for all forms of entertainment.

Emhoff is recognized for her successful and enduring relationships with top agencies, clients, artists and managers, and her experience and unique style across various mediums and platforms. Under her leadership, PRETTYBIRD has collected Grammys, Emmys, D&AD Awards, Cannes Lions & Grand Prix, Clio’s and MTV Video Music Awards – in addition to being named Creativity’s 2015 Production Company of the Year.

Currently, Emhoff is a producer on Paul Hunter’s series Vital Signs starring Dr. Dre for Apple and Greg Barker’s HBO Documentary The Final Year. As a producer or Executive Producer, Emhoff has been involved in a wide range of PRETTYBIRD’s eclectic work including: Intel & Lady Gaga's David Bowie Tribute at the 2016 Grammy Awards; Netflix’s epic EDM rave film XOXO starring Sarah Hyland; and Atlas Entertainment’s The Monster, directed by Brian Bertino. Kerstin has produced over 13 movies and documentaries, including HBO’s 2013 Primetime Emmy Award Winner Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden and the Oscar shortlisted documentary The Tillman Story.

Emhoff is a respected member of many of the top juries and creative industry organizations. She has served on the AICP Board for over ten years, including two terms as AICP/West President. She is a member of the D&AD International Advisory Panel and Los Angeles’ Mayor Garcetti’s Entertainment Advisory Panel. Kerstin was the Foreman of the Brand Content/Entertainment Jury for D&AD and served on The Film Craft Jury for Cannes Lions. She has also judged on the One Show, Andy’s, and Brand Film Festival. Most recently, Emhoff joined Mayor Garcetti’s new Evolve Entertainment Fund Advisory Board to promote inclusion.

Emhoff is currently developing Pipelines, a diversity initiative focusing on creative talent development in the entertainment, advertising and production industries.

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