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WALNUT & ROSE PICTURES is the production company of Jennifer Steinman Sternin, an award-winning filmmaker with over 25 years of experience in television and filmmaking. Jennifer has established herself professionally as a creative storyteller with the ability to tap into the heart, emotion and cultural significance of a story.  She directs, produces and edits her own film projects, does commissioned work for various television, corporate and commercial clients, and consults and collaborates with fellow independent filmmakers.

Jennifer's directing and producing credits include "Hi, I'm Nancy Rubin" (Director/Executive Producer, Streaming on MAX & The Magnolia Network, 2022), "Gramma & Ginga: The Movie" (Director, Peacock, 2020), "Desert Runners" (Director/Producer, IDFA, 2013) and "Motherland" (Director/Producer, SXSW Audience Award Winner, 2009). She also Produced Emmy Award® winner "Time for Ilhan" (Tribeca FIlm Festival, 2018), and Field Produced/Co-Wrote "Dear Santa, The Series" (Hulu, 2022). Her fiction directing debut, "The Other Road" (2023), is currently on the film festival circuit.

Jennifer is also an accomplished film editor whose films have been accepted into many major film festivals including Tribeca, Toronto and Sundance. Most recently she edited "Dear Santa" (IFC Films, TribecaX Award Winner, 2020) and was the Lead Editor of "Pick of the Litter: The Series" (Disney+). She has edited content for ABC, MTV, PBS, Discovery, Nat Geo and many other television networks. She won a Telly Award and has been nominated for an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Editing.

Jennifer is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA), The Alliance of Women Directors (AWD), The Documentary Producers' Alliance (DPA), and she is the Founder of the Bay Area Women Directors' CollectiveShe lives in Northern California with her husband Rich, daughter Madeline, and two needy dogs, Roxy and Walter.  She currently has two feature films, two short films and a non-fiction series in development, and does speaking engagements around the world.  You can watch her TEDx TALK  here. 

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