Producer

MATT KAPP is an award-winning film and television producer based in New York City. Most recently, he wrote and co-produced 16 ACRES, which premiered at the Zurich Film Festival and was released by First Run Features in the spring of 2014. Variety called it “uncommonly engrossing and articulate,” the LA Times “fascinating and enlightening.” Previously, he produced VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, won the Gold Hugo for best documentary at the Chicago Film Festival and was one of the highest-grossing documentaries of 2009. Time called it “flawless,” the New York Times a “must-see,” and Il Messaggero a “true masterpiece.” Kapp also produced, for the Emmy Award-winning PBS series American Masters, THE EDUCATION OF GORE VIDAL, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2003. Entertainment Weekly called it “essential viewing,” and Variety described it as “a fascinating mosaic that lucidly traces the development of Vidal’s life and art.”

Kapp has written and produced newsmagazine stories for PBS’s award-winning series In the Life and for the Advocate Newsmagazine on Viacom’s Logo channel. From 1997 to 1999, he was an associate producer at Feury/Grant Entertainment, where he worked on biographies of Jessica Tandy, Vanessa Redgrave, Betty Friedan, Laura Dern, and Florence Griffith-Joyner, directed by Lee Grant for Lifetime Television’s Intimate Portrait series. He served as Acquisitions and Program Manager at the production and distribution company Mystic Fire from 1996 to 1997.

Kapp has written and consulted for documentaries for HBO and Showtime and served on the screening committee for PBS’s acclaimed POV series. He was a consulting executive producer of JEREMY SCOTT: THE PEOPLE’S DESIGNER, which was released theatrically in the fall of 2015 and the Hollywood Reporter called a “vivid illustration of how far the designer has come.” He also coordinated archival research for HBO’s EVERYTHING IS COPY, slated for release in March 2016. He has a BFA in film and television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he wrote, produced, and directed two short films, THE PICTURE WINDOW and FIFTEEN MINUTES: THE BARRY Z STORY, which premiered at the 1997 Turin film festival.