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Larry Grimaldi

SVP, Development and Production

MarVista Entertainment

Larry Grimaldi is Senior 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 indie film space. Before joining MarVista, Larry spent considerable time as an independent producer. His career includes work for Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, Discovery+, BET, OWN, Hallmark, Lifetime, Bravo, MTV, VH1, WE, TLC, CBS, Style Network, Animal Planet, and E Entertainment.

In his current role, Larry has over two dozen projects in both development and production at various U.S. networks and streaming services, as well as multiple independent films – seventeen that should be distributed in 2022. The end of 2021 brought the Disney Original Movie Under Wraps, Christmas Is Canceled on Amazon, Christmas in My Heart on Hallmark and Candy Coated Christmas on Discovery+. Larry also most recently served as an executive producer on the independent film, Swimming for Gold, which can be seen on Hulu; Netflix’s feature film, Falling Inn Love; as well as The Christmas Set Up, and Christmas Ever After for Lifetime.

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, 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.

Larry has also overseen development, production, and current programming 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. He currently lives in Los Angeles and can be reached at @larryggrimaldi on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Full list of credits: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0342124/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

 

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