Michelle Sobrino-Stearns is the Group Publisher & Chief Revenue Officer of Variety & IndieWire. She is responsible for all revenue for the brands and manages the global sales and marketing teams. As Group Publisher she collaborates with the editorial features department of both brands to develop more than 250 annual print and digital features and also oversees the development of all cross-platform initiatives, including the 60+ events and summits held annually. Among her numerous innovations, she created Variety’s successful and prestigious “Power of Women” series held twice a year in New York and Los Angeles. The invite-only luncheons honor influencers in entertainment and media that have contributed greatly to their chosen philanthropic organizations. Additionally, Sobrino-Stearns launched Variety’s Emmy award-winning series “Actors on Actors” on PBS and serves as Executive in Charge of Production.
Sobrino-Stearns joined Variety in 1997 and rose through the ranks from sales director to managing director of features to Associate Publisher to Publisher to her current role as Group Publisher/CRO.
She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. She serves on the board of City Year Los Angeles and the Executive Board of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Year Inducted: 2019