Universal Pictures Hires Fox Exec Matt Reilly as Evp of Production Development

Universal Pictures has nabbed Fox production executive Matt Reilly to serve as the studio’s new executive vice president of production development.

Reilly becomes the latest Twentieth Century Fox employee to leave the lot as the 80-plus year old studio prepares to merge with the Walt Disney Company. The announcement of Reilly’s hire was made on Monday by Universal Pictures president Peter Cramer, to whom Reilly will report.

“Matt has experienced success at the studio level developing breakout franchises, while also working on a wide portfolio of titles,” Cramer said in a statement. “His great filmmaker and talent relationships, along with the ability to identify and develop unique projects, will allow him to quickly contribute to building Universal’s diverse slate.”

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Reilly spent the last six years at Fox, most recently shepherding the launch of the popular “Kingsman” franchise,

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