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Battaglia Productions’ goal is to find and champion those
special and compelling, character-driven stories that are commercially
viable and will resonate with audiences worldwide.
In 2011, Battaglia Executive Produced the television show "Last Shot with Judge Gunn", which he sold straight into syndication with 130 episodes in season one. He was nominated and won the Emmy in June 2012 as Executive Producer for it's first season on the air. The show also won an Emmy for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Drama. It was both his and the show's first nomination and first win.
was a Co-producer on the $27 million film "Brothers", starring Tobey
Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal, directed by six-time Oscar
nominee Jim Sheridan (In America, In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot)
from a screenplay by David Benioff (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine", “The
Kite Runner", “Troy"). The film pre-sold $27 million prior to
filming and grossed an additional $28 million in the US. The film
was nominated for 2 Golden Globes and continues to generate profits
through ancillary markets. Battaglia served as Co-Executive Producer
on the $7 million film “Kill Theory", directed by Chris Moore (Good
Will Hunting, American Pie), and this film was distributed by After Dark
February, 2010, Fox Television Studios closed a television deal with
Battaglia to develop and Executive Produce a television series based on
the bestselling novel “Bad Monkeys" by Matt
Ruff that Battaglia optioned with his own coin. Project has been
placed on the fast track by Fox. The New York Times calls this novel
“a science fiction Catcher in the Rye".
has optioned 3 best selling books and is currently in development or in
negotiations to produce 5 films and 3 television shows.
an actor, Battaglia has acted in over 90 films and television shows.
In March 2010, Battaglia filmed a role in the Paramount Studios/Marvel
tentpole film “Thor", starring Chris Hemsworth (the star of
"Avatar"), Natalie Portman, Samuel Jackson, Renee Russo &
Anthony Hopkins for director Kenneth Branaugh.
is often remembered for his memorable role as the fireman Vince, a
boyfriend of Lisa Kudrow’s character on NBC’s hit sitcom
“Friends". Other recent notable guest stars include two episodes on
“24" with Keiffer Sutherland, two episodes of HBO’s “Big Love",
“Shark", “CSI-NY", “Bones" and “CSI-Miami" just to name a
Battaglia co-founded “The Mint Jubilee" charity event in memory of his
mother Nancy Van Cleve Battaglia whom he lost to cancer in 1993. It
has successfully raised millions of dollars for cancer patients and has
provided financial resources to scientists, cancer centers and hospitals
committed to finding cures and controls for cancer. The annual black tie
gala takes place in Louisville, Kentucky the night before the Kentucky
Derby. It has become a world class event attracting high profiled
celebrities, entertainers and dignitaries from around the globe and was
televised worldwide in over 130 countries and over 200 million homes. As a
producer, Battaglia was successful in having portions of The Mint Jubilee
covered on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Entertainment Tonight, E! News
Daily, E! Entertainment's “FYE" and “Wild On Dixie", ESPN, NBC,
ABC and FOX. It has in itself become part of the Kentucky Derby tradition.
currently serves on the board of advisors for the G.I. Film Festival,
which honors the successes and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform
through the medium of film. Going into it’s second year, it has already
earned international press coverage from NBC, CBS, FOX, The Associated
Press, The Washington Post, and Variety.
in Tallahassee, Florida, Matt grew up in the towns
of Tucker and Lithonia, Georgia, two suburbs of Atlanta but his family
currently resides in Roswell, Georgia. A football scholarship led him to
the University of Louisville, where he became an All-American and
All-South middle linebacker, leading the nation in tackles his senior
year, and breaking former All-Pro Otis Wilson’s college tackling record.
He was team captain his junior and senior year and was voted Most Valuable
Player by his teammates and coaches. Matt went on
to play in the N.F.L. with the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles.
Two years later, his career ended abruptly after a broken bone was
discovered in his neck. He returned to school, graduating from the
University of Louisville with a degree in Business.
was named to the All-time University of Louisville team, with such
football greats as Johnny Unitas, Mark Clayton, Tom Jackson, Deion Branch,
Joe Jacoby, Dwayne Woodruff and Frank Minnifield, some of whom are in
today’s Hall of Fame.
long way from the beautiful pine trees and rolling hills of Atlanta, Matt
wife Tina, his son Blaize and his daughter Paxton, in a Hollywood Hills
home that he designed and built in 2007.
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