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Matt Smith

executive producer Maleficient, Step Up All In, Step Up Revolution; producer Trash Fire, Mayhem

Matt Smith currently oversees Motion Picture Production and Development at Circle of Confusion, the LA based Production and Management Company best known as the producers of AMC’s hit television series The Walking Dead.

Smith is the Executive Producer of Disney’s Maleficent, the recent reimagining of the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty, starring Angelina Jolie. It was released on May 30, 2014 and has so far grossed over 750 million dollars globally.

Smith was also the Executive Producer of the last two films in the Step Upfranchise, Step Up All In (2014) and Step Up Revolution (2012), both of which were released by Lionsgate/Summit. Smith produced both of these films while serving as the Executive Vice President of Offspring Entertainment, a film and television Production Company founded by director Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Bedtime Stories).

Prior to Offspring Entertainment, Smith served as the senior executive at Idealogy, Inc., run by Disney’s current President of Production Sean Bailey, where he oversaw all aspects of production and development. Prior to Idealogy, Inc., Smith was the head of development for Platinum Dunes, the Production Company founded by director Michael Bay (Transformers). Previously, he was an executive at Weed Road Pictures and Revolution Studios. He began his career as an agent trainee at the former Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann Agency.

Moving forward, Smith’s most recent film, Trash Fire, premiered at the 2016 Sundance film festival. It stars Adrian Grenier from the hit HBO seriesEntourage. Smith also recently completed production on his new film,Mayhem, scheduled for release in 2017.

Smith received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kansas and is a native of Kansas City and Boston, Massachusetts.

My Panelists Sessions

Friday, October 14

10:45am CDT

Saturday, October 15

1:15pm CDT