Matthew Ostrom began his television career as an Associate Producer and Co-Host of Sound fX, a live music show that helped launch the fX Network. Following that success Matt spent a decade creating, performing and producing comedy in the New York City underground comedy scene while balancing a career developing and producing on television shows such as HBO’s The Chris Rock Show, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and ABC’s Wife Swap. As Matt’s ability as a television producer and show runner grew, his skills as an unscripted storyteller were being honed on the improvisational comedy stages of NYC. The genre of unscripted television took off and Matt was uniquely positioned for success when he became the VP of Development at Original Media where he oversaw and developed 17 series, creating 13 of them. The most notable network franchises that he built were History’s Swamp People and Discovery’s Dual Survivor. Additionally, he oversaw TLC’s LA Ink, Discovery’s Storm Chasers and a handful of HGTV home formats. From that success Matt stepped away and partnered with Laura Palumbo Johnson to create Magilla Entertainment. Since then, he has written, directed and created over 40 network series.
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