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Kevin J. Walsh is an Academy Award®-nominated film producer with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment business. Over the course of his career, Walsh has worked alongside four movie and music moguls – Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Scott Rudin, and Tommy Mottola – and has established himself as a leading producer in cinema.
Walsh is currently under a multi-year deal with Apple TV+ to produce film and television for the studio. He is in post-production on Echo Valley (Apple Original Films), directed by Michael Pearce and starring Academy Award® winner Julianne Moore and Sydney Sweeney, and The Instigators (Apple Original Films/Artists Equity), directed by Doug Liman and starring Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, Academy Award winner Casey Affleck and Hong Chau.
Prior to his deal at Apple, Walsh was president of Scott Free Productions, Ridley Scott’s film production banner, where he produced Boston Strangler (20th Century Studios), directed by Matt Ruskin and starring Keira Knightley and Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper; House of Gucci (MGM Studios), directed by Ridley Scott and starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Academy Award® winner Al Pacino, and Academy Award® winner Jared Leto; The Last Duel (20th Century Studios), directed by Ridley Scott and starring Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck; Death on the Nile (20th Century Studios), directed by Academy Award® winner Kenneth Branagh and starring Branagh, Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, and Annette Bening; Earthquake Bird (Netflix), written and directed by Wash Westmoreland and starring Academy Award® winner Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough; Naked Singularity, written and directed by Chase Palmer and starring John Boyega and Olivia Cooke; The Friend, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and starring Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson, and Jason Segel; All the Money in the World (Sony Pictures), directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, and Academy Award® winner Christopher Plummer; Jungleland, directed by Max Winkler and starring Charlie Hunnam and Jack O’Connell; American Woman (Roadside Attractions), directed by Jake Scott and starring Sienna Miller, Christina Hendricks and Aaron Paul; and Zoe (Amazon), directed by Drake Doremus and starring Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux.
Kevin J. Walsh also helped oversee the release of Alien: Covenant for 20th Century Fox, Murder on the Orient Express for 20th Century Fox, and Blade Runner 2049 for Sony Pictures and Warner Bros.
Prior to his role at Scott Free, Walsh oversaw The Greatest Showman for 20th Century Fox for producers Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and Laurence Mark. The film was directed by Michael Gracey and stars Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya.
Walsh earned an Academy Award nomination for producing the critically acclaimed drama Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Studios) along with Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore and Lauren Beck. The film was written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan and stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, and Kyle Chandler. Manchester by the Sea was released by Amazon Studios and was nominated for six Academy Awards®. In addition to winning Best Film by the National Board of Review, the film went on to win Academy Awards® for Best Actor for Casey Affleck and Best Original Screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan.
Walsh previously produced the psychological thriller Thoroughbreds for Focus Features along with Alex Saks and Academy Award® winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Written and directed by Cory Finley, the film stars Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, and the late Anton Yelchin. Walsh also produced the award-winning comedy-drama The Way Way Back for Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film was written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash and stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney and Maya Rudolph.
Prior to his work as a producer, Walsh worked as a screenwriter and wrote screenplays for Working Title Films, Reason Pictures, Walt Disney-based Mayhem Pictures and The Sports Studio. He adapted his original comic book “The Leaves” into a feature film for Lionsgate Entertainment. He also adapted a children’s book series, Pyrates, for Summit Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment.
In production, Kevin J. Walsh helped manage the sets of three films – The Adventures of Tintin, Munich, and War of the Worlds – for Academy Award®-winning director/producer Steven Spielberg. Prior to his work for Spielberg, Walsh was a first assistant to Academy Award® winning producer Scott Rudin. At Scott Rudin Productions, Walsh assisted Rudin as he produced seven films, including The Hours, The Royal Tenenbaums, Iris, Changing Lanes, Zoolander, Orange County, and Marci X.
Walsh started his entertainment career as an assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, Thomas D. Mottola, and was later promoted to Production Coordinator, where he helped oversee the production of albums for Mottola’s priority Sony artists.
In 2011, Walsh was named one of Variety’s 10 Producers to Watch.
Walsh is a member of the Corporation of the Belmont Hill School in Belmont, Massachusetts, a founding member of the William Cunningham Memorial Foundation in New London, New Hampshire, and a founding member of the Ring My Belle For ALS Foundation at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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