LOS ANGELES (August 6, 2018) – Live Nation film, television, and documentary production division Live Nation Productions announced the hire of a pair of veteran studio execs to bolster the unit.
Veteran producer and studio exec Matthew Stein was named as the LNP’s new Head of Scripted Development and Production, while Emmy Award-winning producer Ryan Kroft has been named Head of Unscripted Development and Production.
Both Kroft and Stein will report to Heather Parry, Live Nation Productions’ President of Production, Film, and Television and will be based out of Live Nation’s Los Angeles office.
Stein joins the LNP team after a producing deal at Sony where he has various projects in development in both film and television and previously served as VP, Sony Pictures International Productions. Earlier in his career, Stein spent 12 years working for Dimension films, climbing the ranks from Executive Assistant, to Co-Chairman, and ultimately Executive Vice President of Production, overseeing all phases of production, development and casting for the division.
His producer/exec. producer credits include Scream 4, Halloween, Halloween 2, Apollo 18, Hellride, and the Superhero Movie among others.
Kroft comes to LNP after two decades at Viacom, most recently serving the media giant as Senior Vice President, Events and Specials for their brands MTV, VH1, and Logo. Kroft oversaw Viacom projects such as The T Word with Laverne Cox, Demi Lovato: Stay Strong and Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside.
The hires come as LNP is ramping up to release their first scripted features: ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘After Party.’