Larry Grimaldi is Vice President of Development & Production at MarVista Entertainment, where he helps create, develop and produce entertainment programming in the television movie, scripted and unscripted series and digital spaces. Before joining MVE, Larry spent considerable time as an independent producer. His career includes work for CBS, Disney, Hallmark, Lifetime, Bravo, MTV, WE, TLC, ABC Family, Style Network, Animal Planet, Oprah and E Entertainment.
Larry currently has multiple projects in development at various U.S. networks including: Hallmark, VH1, Freeform and USA. He most recently served as an executive producer on the Hallmark movie, “My Christmas Love,” and the Disney XD film, “Mark & Russell’s Wild Ride.” Larry also oversaw the hit Hallmark film, “Summer Villa,” which is being developed into a sequel. Before he joined MarVista, Larry was a supervising producer on "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" for E and a senior producer on multiple seasons of Bravo’s successful TV series: "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and "Real Housewives of Orange County." ; Larry’s other unscripted producing credits include a TV series about skateboarders and BMX’ers called "Next X," which premiered on Disney XD, "Date My Ex: Jo and Slade" (Bravo), "How Do I Look" (Style), "Switched" (ABC Family) and the controversial "Boy Meets Boy" (Bravo). His documentary films include the awarding winning, "Camp Out," a film centering on a bible camp for Gay Christian kids for MTV Networks/Logo and the indie doc film, "55 Bucks," about impoverished women in Tanzania, Africa.
Before producing and directing reality series and docs, Larry was a TV movie exec at Hearst Entertainment. Scripted producing credits also include: "The Soul Collector" (Starring: Melissa Gilbert, Hillary Duff and Bruce Greenwood), "Sex & Mrs. X" (Starring Linda Hamilton and Jacqueline Bisset) and "Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story" (starring Lynn Whitfield).
In between producing, Larry has also overseen development and production for companies such as Style Network and Automat Pictures. Besides having a great love for television and film, Larry is also an avid theatergoer, self-proclaimed foodie, world traveler and lover of all things Italian. Larry graduated from Villanova University and started his career working for veteran film producer Freddie Fields.
Larry currently lives in Los Angeles.
At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch. - Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures?