[Exec Bio] Matthew Carpenter
Matthew Carpenter is a Los Angeles based writer/producer/creative executive with extensive experience in both film and television. As a writer he co-developed and wrote for the SyFy Channel series Painkiller Jane, and oversaw creative development for the animated horror feature Deadspace:Downfall based on the hit Electronic Arts video game franchise. Other works include the action/horror feature film Navy Seals vs. Zombies released by Anchor Bay, the animated pilot Alien Admissions for Blue Ant/Mondo and the drama series Eden that was set up with eOne and Imagemovers. His work on the executive side began as Director of Creative Development for Starz Media, developing both comedy and drama projects for the network’s burgeoning slate of original programming, including the critically acclaimed Party Down, Crash, Head Case, Gravity and Pillars of the Earth. He then ran television development for Jason Blum’s, Blumhouse Productions, where his projects included the MTV drama series Eye Candy and Syfy Channel limited series Ascension. Later, Matt was named Head of Development for ASIB Entertainment where he focused on international co-productions for both features and television. Matt has since partnered to form Venezia Media, where he serves as Managing Partner/Head of Creative Development, developing scripted and documentary content, and is currently producing the feature-length documentary Zero G and I Feel Fine based on the early days of NASA.
VENEZIA MEDIA was founded in 2016 by television writer/producer/executive Matthew Carpenter and commercial/documentary producer James Reid. The company splits its time between producing high end branded and marketing content, and developing traditional scripted and documentary projects for television and streaming.