Larry GrimaldiSVP, Development & Production, MarVista Entertainment
Larry Grimaldi is Senior Vice President of Development & Production at Marvista Entertainment, where he helps create, develop and produce entertainment programming in the television movie, scripted and unscripted series and indie film space. Before joining MVE, Larry spent considerable time as an independent producer. His career includes work for Netflix, Hulu, Disney, Discovery+, BET, OWN, Hallmark, Lifetime, Bravo, MTV, VH1, WE, TLC, CBS, Style Network, Animal Planet and E Entertainment. In his current role, Larry has multiple projects in both development and production at various U.S. networks, as well as a few independent films. Playing now is the Disney Original Movie, “Under Wraps,” as well as “Christmas in My Heart” on Hallmark, the first of 10 Marvista Christmas films to air in 2021. Larry most recently served as an executive producer on the independent film, “Swimming for Gold,” which can be seen on Hulu, Netflix’s feature film, “Falling Inn Love,” as well as multiple network Christmas movies: “The Christmas Set Up” (Lifetime), “Christmas Ever After” (Lifetime), “Cooking Up Christmas” (OWN), “First Christmas” (OWN), “A Christmas Surprise” (BET) and “The Christmas Lottery,” (BET). Previous network original movies include: Disney Channel’s “Back of the Net;” Hallmark titles: “A Winter Princess,” “Bottled with Love,” “A Majestic Christmas” and “My Christmas Love;” Lifetime movies: “Christmas Around the Corner” and “Christmas 9 to 5;” and the Disney XD film, “Mark & Russell’s Wild Ride.” Before he joined Marvista, Larry was a supervising producer on "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" for E and a senior producer on multiple seasons of Bravo’s successful TV series: "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and "Real Housewives of Orange County." Larry’s other unscripted producing credits include a TV series about skateboarders and BMX’ers called "Next X," which premiered on Disney XD, "Date My Ex: Jo & Slade" (Bravo), "How Do I Look" (Style), "Switched" (ABC Family) and the controversial "Boy Meets Boy" (Bravo). His documentary films include the awarding winning, "Camp Out," a film centering on a bible camp for Gay Christian kids for MTV Networks/Logo and the indie doc film, "55 Bucks," about impoverished women in Tanzania, Africa. Before producing and directing reality series and docs, Larry was a TV movie exec at Hearst Entertainment. Scripted producing credits also include: "The Soul Collector" (Starring: Melissa Gilbert, Hillary Duff and Bruce Greenwood), "Sex & Mrs. X" (Starring Linda Hamilton and Jacqueline Bisset) and "Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story" (starring Lynn Whitfield). In between producing, Larry has also overseen development, production and current programming for companies such as Style Network and Automat Pictures. Besides having a great love for television and film, Larry is also an avid theatergoer, self-proclaimed foodie, world traveler and lover of all things Italian. Larry graduated from Villanova University and started his career working for veteran film producer Freddie Fields. Larry currently lives in Los Angeles and can be reached at @larryggrimaldi on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.