Gina Matthews

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Gina Matthews
Born (1968-03-20) March 20, 1968 (age 50)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Oregon
OccupationFilm and television producer
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Grant Scharbo[1]

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).

Biography[edit]

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[edit]

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] Matthews produced, in 2018, the comedy film Isn't It Romantic, starring Rebel Wilson.[8]

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

Filmography[edit]

Producer[edit]

Year Title Notes Ref.
1998 Urban Legend Producer [10]
1999 Summer's End Executive producer
Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Special
[4]
1999 The Wishing Tree Producer [11]
2000 Urban Legends: Final Cut Producer [10]
2000 What Women Want Producer [10]
2001 The Chronicle Producer [12]
2003 Fubar Producer; unaired pilot [5]
2004 13 Going on 30 Producer [10]
2004 The Mountain Television series; executive producer [11]
2004 Jake 2.0 Television series; executive producer [11]
2008 The Oaks Television pilot; executive producer [6]
2008 Blue Blood Executive producer [7]
2010 The Gates Television series; executive producer [12]
2012 Missing Television series; executive producer [13]
2014 Rush Television series; executive producer [13]
2015 Saints & Strangers Miniseries [12]
2019 Isn't It Romantic Producer [9]

Writer[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b c Harris, Danielle; Matthews, Gina (2018). Legendary Score. Urban Legend (Blu-ray; disc 2). Extended Interviews: Part 2. Scream Factory.
  3. ^ a b Baker, Mark (April 23, 2004). "A Moment Made for a Movie". The Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon – via The Free Library.
  4. ^ a b Adalian, Josef (December 2, 2002). "Feature duo turning on TV". Variety. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on November 25, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent. Encyclopedia of Television Pilots, 1937–2012. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 16000. ISBN 978-1-476-60249-3.
  6. ^ a b 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. ^ a b 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. ^ a b 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. ^ a b c d "Gina Matthews Filmography". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Archived from the original on November 25, 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Gina Matthews". FilmReference.com. Advameg, Inc. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "Gina Matthews Filmography". AllMovie. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Gina Matthews Credits". TV Guide. NTVB Media. Retrieved November 25, 2018.

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