MEET THE TEAM
CEO & Founder
Matt has sold over 200 films to every territory in the world. Applying all of his experience, he has gone on to establish one of the premiere sales companies in the industry. He continues to push innovation and looks to ally himself with the best and brightest in the entertainment business.
Matt was born and raised in Wisconsin and is a graduate of UW-Madison. A life long Packers fan, he has little interest in any other NFL team and sleeps in on the bye week. He is the oldest for four siblings and his favorite film is Terry Gilliam's "Brazil", which inspired him to get into the film industry. His hobbies include wine-tasting, exploring music on Spotify (best invention ever) and trying to train his dimwitted French Bulldog to recognize her own name. He wants to travel to every country (206 per the U.N.) in his lifetime. He has a lot to go.
Ryan oversees a three-person acquisitions team at Spotlight. He works closely with sales in evaluating a motion pictures' international potential as well as keeping abreast in the latest shifts in buying patterns. He reports directly to the CEO.
Ryan's background is from the management world where he worked at Cornice Entertainment and helped manage A-list writers and directors.
Ryan is a graduate of the Colombia College School of Film in Chicago and the UW-Milwaukee film programs. He's also an avid photographer and part-time grill chef. He lives in Pasadena with his wife and son.
ALFREDO LARA ORBEZO
Director of Sales
Alfredo is responsible for working on sales and deliveries to our extensive network of international buyers. He also plays a major role in facilitating the post-sale process by formulating deal terms into agreements for our distributors.
Previously, Alfredo has worked on several Film and Television productions including the last film from the James Bond franchise "Spectre," "Yo Soy El Artista" and most recently in NBC Universo's number #1 show "The Riveras." He arrived at Spotlight Pictures after working alongside both founders and Executive Producers at Blank Paige Productions. Alfredo spends his time traveling around the world as well as keeping up with his two favorite sports, Soccer and Golf.
Alfredo is fluent in both English and Spanish.