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About

Matt is a producer and writer who has created over a hundred hours of engaging, high-quality content for teleivision, film and new media. Currently he is producing, writing and directing unscripted arts programming for PBS in Las Vegas - work for which he has recently been awarded an Emmy.

Matt began his career with with "Brancato/Salke" in Los Angeles where he worked closely with the immensemly talented team behind Chris Brancato's groundbreaking Sci-Fi series "First Wave". He later moved to New York City to attend Columbia University's distinguished MFA Film Program. While at Columbia, he wrote several feature screenplays and produced scores of short films. Along the way, he gained valuable experience in everything from line-producing to shooting, directing, editing, and even acting.

After graduating from Columbia, Matt became a founding member of a multi-media production company that created original, story-driven comunications for corporations, nonprofits, and television distribution. Later, feeling the pull to return to scripted film and television (and driven by his deep love of character-based dramas), Matt left the company to pursue other projects as an independent writer and producer.

As an independent producer/writer, he worked closely with advertising creative director turned film writer/director Eric Weber and Weber's Tenafly Film Company. Matt finished post-production and guided Weber's Sundance Film "Second Best" through theatrical distribution, consulted on multiple scripted and unscripted television projects, developed concepts and business plans for numerous feature films, and produced the Tenafly feature comedy "A Jersey Christmas." Matt also produced his first feature documentary called "The ArtFusion Experient." He then transitioned to "unscripted" television, writing and producing shows for national broadcast networks like Animal Planet, National Geographic, TLC, The Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery, and more.

Matt lives in Las Vegas with his wife, a director and professor in the film department at UNLV. He produces, writes, directs, and often shoots and edits a weekly arts series he created for Vegas PBS called "artscene" hosted by veteran film and stage actor Clarence Gilyard ("Die Hard," "Matlock", "Walker Texas Ranger"). He also continues to pursue other film, television, and new media projects.