Matthew Kavanaugh brings his more than three decades of entertainment experience to RiverRock Films. An LA native, Matthew’s fascination with the entertainment industry started in his early teens as a child actor. Matthew attended Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, Emerson College in Boston where he studied acting and film production, and Southwestern Law where he concentrated his studies in entertainment.
After law school, Matthew practiced as an entertainment attorney for the better part of a decade. He represented some of the most influential production companies, studios and individuals on a variety of transactional and litigation matters surrounding film, television, media, art, music, licensing, merchandizing, financing, intellectual property, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and numerous other issues.
In 2013, Matthew moved his attention to the business spectrum when he was engaged as the CEO and President of a billion dollar family office where he managed all investments, as well as oversaw and provided various brand, celebrity, advertising, retail and financial services to disruptive companies in entertainment, media, music, technology, gaming, and more. His passion for rapid development of companies lead Matthew to form Catalyst Advisors in 2016, to advise companies situated in entertainment, media and technology. After RiverRock engaged Matthew and Catalyst as a consultant, its Board of Directors determined that he was an indispensable member of the team and hired him as its new CEO.
Matthew brings his passion for the entertainment industry coupled with his extensive experience as a businessman, a CEO, an entertainment lawyer, a producer and an actor to complete the RiverRock team and carry out its mission to grow into one of the most influential and successful production companies in Hollywood.