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Matthew Gross

producer Across the Universe, Fired Up!, Joe Somebody; executive producer The InBetween, Taken, Sons of Liberty, DayBreak; showrunner/director Body of Proof; producer/director Dirty Sexy Money; producer Live Stage Musical The Sting
MATTHEW GROSS currently has an overall POD deal with Universal Television, recently wrapped production on The InBetween for NBC, is developing a series for Universal entitled Queens and recently sold a feature film Country musical to Paramount Players. Gross is the former President of EuropaCorp Television Studios USA., which he formed from the ground up, overseeing all development, production, distribution, finance and business affairs for the studio. While there, Gross developed and executive produced TAKEN the television series.

Before joining EuropaCorp TV USA, Gross served as President of his own film and television production company, Gross Entertainment, which had a Pod/overall deal with ABC Studios from 2003 to 2014. While there, Gross developed and was the Executive Producer/Showrunner of BODY OF PROOF starring Dana Delany for all three seasons. He also Executive Produced two seasons of the hit ABC series DIRTY SEXY MONEY, starring Peter Krause, Donald Sutherland and Lucy Liu. Additionally, he developed and Executive Produced the critically acclaimed and award-winning action series DAY BREAK starring Taye Diggs. At ABC, Gross developed and produced the television pilots MURDER IN MANHATTAN, SEE KATE RUN, TWENTY QUESTIONS and NEIGHBORS. Matt is also a writer and director and has written and directed multiple episodes of BODY OF PROOF and directed episodes of DIRTY SEXY MONEY. In 2014, Gross produced History channel’s event historical mini-series, SONS OF LIBERTY for A&E Studios.

On the feature side, Gross produced the motion pictures FIRED UP, JOE SOMEBODY and the Beatles musical ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (Golden Globe nominee). He also received an Oscar nomination for his live-action short film Bronx Cheers.

Gross also produced the live stage musical adaptation of the Oscar winning film THE STING at The Papermill Playhouse starring Harry Connick, Jr.

Gross is also the former President of production for Kopelson Entertainment and Kopelson Telemedia. During his tenure, the company produced DEVIL’S ADVOCATE, A PERFECT MURDER, U.S. MARSHALS, MAD CITY, MURDER AT 1600, DON’T SAY A WORD and TWISTED. On the TV side, Gross developed THE FUGITIVE and THIEVES.

Prior to working with Kopelson, Gross was the Executive Vice-President of Wilshire Court Productions, a division of Paramount Television where he developed and produced more than 75 films for USA Network and various other networks.

Matt received his M.F.A. from the American Film Institute and graduated from UCLA with a major in Economics. Gross also taught at the USC School of Cinema and television-MFA graduate program. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

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