Gina Matthews

Gina Matthews (born March 20, 1968) is an American film producer and writer, whose credits include the horror film Urban Legend (1998) and the romantic comedy 13 Going on 30 (2004).

Gina Matthews
Born (1968-03-20) March 20, 1968
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Oregon
OccupationFilm and television producer
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Grant Scharbo[1]

Biography

Matthews was born in San Francisco and raised in Eugene, Oregon.[2] Her mother, Yolanda, was an Italian immigrant, originally from Naples, and her father worked as a butcher.[2] Matthews graduated from North Eugene High School in 1984 before earning a degree from the University of Oregon in 1990.[3]

Career

After relocating to Los Angeles, Matthews produced her first film, the cult slasher film Urban Legend (1998), which she developed with writer Silvio Horta.[2] For 1999's Summer's End, Matthews won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Special, shared with co-producers Frank Siracusa, Connie Tavel, and Patrick Whitely.[4]

In 2003, Matthews produced the unaired pilot for FX titled Fubar, concerning military recruits at the U.S.-Mexico border.[5] The following year, she produced the romantic comedy 13 Going on 30 (2004), starring Jennifer Garner.[3] In 2008, she produced the television pilot The Oaks,[6] and the television film Blue Blood, directed by Brett Ratner.[7] Most recently, Matthews produced the comedy film Isn't It Romantic (2019), starring Rebel Wilson.[8]

She is the founder, alongsider her husband, producer Grant Scharbo, of Little Engine Productions.[9]

Filmography

Producer

Year Title Notes Ref.
1998Urban LegendProducer[10]
1999Summer's EndExecutive producer
Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Special
[4]
1999The Wishing TreeProducer[11]
2000Urban Legends: Final CutProducer[10]
2000What Women WantProducer[10]
2001The ChronicleProducer[12]
2003FubarProducer; unaired pilot[5]
200413 Going on 30Producer[10]
2004The MountainTelevision series; executive producer[11]
2004Jake 2.0Television series; executive producer[11]
2008The OaksTelevision pilot; executive producer[6]
2008Blue BloodExecutive producer[7]
2010The GatesTelevision series; executive producer[12]
2012MissingTelevision series; executive producer[13]
2014RushTelevision series; executive producer[13]
2015Saints & StrangersMiniseries[12]
2019Isn't It RomanticProducer[9]

Writer

Year Title Notes Ref.
1999–2001PopularTelevision series; also creator[11]
2003Jake 2.0Episode: "Last Man Standing"[11]
2004–2005The MountainTelevision series; also creator[11]

References

  1. David, Mark (May 24, 2018). "Producers Grant Scharbo and Gina Matthews List Hollywood Hills Villa". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on November 25, 2018.
  2. Harris, Danielle; Matthews, Gina (2018). Legendary Score. Urban Legend (Blu-ray; disc 2). Extended Interviews: Part 2. Scream Factory.
  3. Baker, Mark (April 23, 2004). "A Moment Made for a Movie". The Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon via The Free Library.
  4. Adalian, Josef (December 2, 2002). "Feature duo turning on TV". Variety. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on November 25, 2018.
  5. Terrace, Vincent. Encyclopedia of Television Pilots, 1937–2012. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 16000. ISBN 978-1-476-60249-3.
  6. Andreeva, Nellie (August 4, 2007). "Reilly books high-concept drama 'Oaks'". The Hollywood Reporter. Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. Associated Press. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013.
  7. Andreeva, Nellie (September 12, 2007). "'Blood' brothers: NBC, Ratner in cop business". The Hollywood Reporter. Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. Associated Press. Archived from the original on November 25, 2018.
  8. McNary, Dave (March 22, 2017). "Rebel Wilson's Romantic Comedy Draws Director Todd Strauss-Schulson". Variety. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on November 25, 2018.
  9. Hipes, Patrick (June 7, 2016). "'Saints And Strangers' Producers Ink First-Look Deal With ITV Studios Group". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on November 25, 2018.
  10. "Gina Matthews Filmography". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Archived from the original on November 25, 2018.
  11. "Gina Matthews". FilmReference.com. Advameg, Inc. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  12. "Gina Matthews Filmography". AllMovie. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  13. "Gina Matthews Credits". TV Guide. NTVB Media. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
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