Matt O’Brien
Vice President of Development, Wheelhouse Entertainment

Matt is an experienced creator, executive producer and veteran of the game and television industry.  Over 15+ years, Matt has created, developed and produced a broad range of trailblazing content for partners like ABC, CBS, Fox, All3Media, BBC America, Condé Nast, eOne, WWE, NBCUniversal, Fremantle, IGN, YouTube and Netflix.  As a business development specialist and attorney, Matt has an established track record of strategic partnerships and brand integrations with celebrity talent like Jack Black, Big Show, Morgan Spurlock, Tim Gunn, Naomi Campbell, Craig Robinson, Tabitha Coffey and Ronan Farrow.

Prior to his work as a Media exec, Matt was a securities litigator with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, in both London and New York, handling groundbreaking international IPO’s including Turkey’s first listing on the NYSE along with pro bono work on behalf of Pakistani clients in concert with the U.S. Department of State. Matt has a J.D. from Georgetown Law, was the Associate Editor of the American Criminal Law Review and clerked for Judge Ricardo Urbina on the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C.

Matt got his break in the industry in 2005 when he sold his first show to Bravo … the critically acclaimed “NYC Prep” chronicling the lives of five prep school kids on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Since then, Matt has held executive positions at some of Media & Entertainment’s biggest companies. From Shine America to 51 Minds, Matt has created and launched formats that have sold around the world, including the international hit “The Face” and “Battle Cats” for Channel 4.