Matt Vitins. 

After three and a half years with Matchbox Pictures, Matt Vitins has been promoted to chief operating officer.

For the last six months, Vitins has been acting as Matchbox’s managing director following the departure of Chris Oliver-Taylor in March. He has also worked as director, business affairs and was responsible for the company’s co-commission deal with ABC and Netflix for Glitch, as well as financing on titles Wanted and Secret City. Vitins also assisted with the recent establishment of co-founder Tony Ayres’ new company, TAP.

New managing director Alastair McKinnon will join Matchbox in December, and both executives will work together to grow the company in Australia and internationally.

NBCUniversal International Studios COO Sarah Cooper said: “Matt is an integral part of the Matchbox team, who has played an important role in the company’s success. I’m delighted that he is taking up this new role and I look forward to seeing him thrive as he works with Alastair and the Matchbox founders on their next phase of growth across Australia and internationally. “

Vitins added: “I love this company. It is filled with people who have things they want to say. I am thrilled to be associated with the place and especially thrilled with this new role. I think we are incredibly well-positioned with Alastair joining, a pipeline of exceptional shows coming up and fantastic support from NBCUniversal International Studios.”

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