Magilla Entertainment is one of the largest independently owned production companies nationally in non-scripted TV. Founded in 2009, Magilla is owned by longtime colleagues and executive producers Matthew Ostrom, and Laura Palumbo Johnson; each of whom have been active in the television world collectively and individually for over 20 years. Whether producing, line producing, writing, directing, and / or creating and selling television, they have worked with a wide variety of media outlets including: ABC, AMC, Bravo (The Rachel Zoe Project), CMT (Bayou Billionaires), Discovery (Moonshiners, Dual Survivor), DIY, E!, Food Network (Chopped), FX, HGTV (Celebrities at Home, My Favorite Place) HBO, Lifetime (Glamour Belles) MTV (Totally Clueless), Oxygen (Jersey Couture), Style, TLC (Long Island Medium, LA Ink), Travel Channel, truTV, History Channel (Swamp People) and VH1 (The Salt N Pepa Show). Matt and Laura possess a diverse background, having worked on all forms of non-scripted television – docu-reality, celeb-reality, competition reality, scripted hybrid, makeover, hidden camera, game show and talk/variety shows. They met 10 years ago on the TLC series, Help Wanted,and reunited in 2009 to form Magilla Entertainment.
Magilla Entertainment has enjoyed near unparalleled success from a diverse portfolio of over 45 separate and unique series including hit shows such as Discovery’s Moonshiners and Diesel Brothers, TLC’s Long Island Medium and HGTV’s Beach Front Bargain Hunt franchise which generated three spin-off series. Magilla vigorously produces content across the non-scripted spectrum such as their two recent docuseries for History Channel: American Ripperand the three-part mini-series Cars That Built America.