Search Party Founder/Creative Director Randall Poster and EP/Music Supervisor Stephanie Diaz-Matos are pleased to announce that Sara Matarazzo joins the company as the firms Executive Producer. Prior to Search Party, Sara was a music producer at Ogilvy & Mather, New York where she actively worked on a long line of A-level brands including: American Express, Motorola, DHL, Unilever, and Fanta. Poster comments on the new addition: "We are honored to bring Sara into our growing company. Her working knowledge of the industry and extensive background across the music scene is a great fit to the collaborative environment we have at Search Party, and she will help solidify our ability to take on any type and size of project."
While at Ogilvy, one of Sara's notable American Express spots, a joint effort with Search Party and director Wes Anderson, took home numerous awards, including a Gold Effie, a Silver Andy, and two AICP Awards for Visual Style and Advertising Excellence. "I knew immediately from working with Search Party on the AMEX project that it was a unique music shop. They really seemed to go above and beyond what I'd typically been seeing around the industry," commented Matarazzo.
Matarazzo has been praised for her deep musical knowledge and background in the indie and major label music scene, having DJ'd for more than a decade, and worked with such influential labels as Celluloid Records/Subharmonic Records, Liquid Sky Music, and Satamilie Records. For fashion designer Issey Miyake, Matarazzo created a musical brand through custom made compilations to be played in retail stores. She also created a music retail component for the Final Home division of the brand.
In addition to working on commercial projects, Sara served as music supervisor on films such as The Doorman, Murder Party (2007 Slam Dance feature film winner) and Superheroes which was recently bought by IFC.
Diaz-Matos adds "Having worked at one of the premier ad agencies in the world and with an undeniable passion for using music in innovative ways, Sara's skill-set gives Search Party wider industry insight and more opportunity to service clients as we move towards non-traditional approaches on partnering music with brands."
Since Search Party emerged it has remained a staple with access to top talent and a dedication to bringing the best creative ideas and entertainers to any musical branding message regardless of medium. Sara adds, "Search Party is a company that traverses the worlds of advertising, television, and film. I have always been committed to supervising films and enjoy the balance of doing both commercial and feature work, so I knew my next step had to be with a company that is successful in all mediums. In addition, I was attracted to Search Party's rising focus on non-traditional projects. Given this diverse body of work, I am really confident Search Party will be the ideal studio to collaborate and bring the right sound to effectively complete campaigns."
About Search Party:
Search Party is a full service licensing, supervision, and original music company traversing the worlds of advertising, film, television, and branded content programming. With an unbridled passion for great music, the talents of Search Party bridge the gap between advertising, entertainment and the world's best musical talents.
Headed by Founder/CD Randall Poster, one of the most celebrated music supervisors working in entertainment today, and EP/Music Supervisor Stephanie Diaz-Matos, Search Party seeks out the best talent and audio cues to realize visual concepts and emotional messages, creating memorable brand identities.
Search Party's vast resources, relationships, and collaborative spirit have resulted in a proven track record of success in both the advertising and entertainment worlds.
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