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Matthew Stein and Ryan Kroft will oversee fiction and factual production, respectively, at Live Nation's growing film and TV division
By IQ on 07 Aug 2018
Live Nation Productions, Live Nation’s film and television production division, has announced two senior hires.
Experienced producer and studio exec Matthew Stein will be the company’s new head of scripted development and production, while Emmy Award-winning TV producer Ryan Kroft becomes head of unscripted development and production. Both will report to Heather Parry, Live Nation Productions’ president of production, film and television.
Stein joins Live Nation Productions ahead of the release of the company’s first scripted films, A Star is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the latter’s directorial debut, and the After Party, starring Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Teyana Taylor and Kyle. He joins from Sony Pictures International Productions, where he was vice-president.
“We’re ready to ramp up even more amazing projects”
Kroft, meanwhile, joins from Viacom, where he was senior VP, events and specials, for MTV, VH1 and Logo. Recent Live Nation Productions television and documentary projects include Gaga: Five Foot Two, Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis and Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story, which chronicles the career of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.
“In just two short years, Live Nation Productions has brought fans closer to live music through a diverse slate of projects, and with this stellar team in place we’ll be able to continue successfully exploring content for screens of all kinds,” says Parry. “Between Matt’s extensive film experience and Ryan’s expertise with live TV, we’re ready to ramp up even more amazing projects.”
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