Foundation Media Partners Lands Matthew Cox Rights


Foundation Media Partners has secured the exclusive life rights and book rights of con man Matthew Cox.

The company is developing both scripted and non-scripted limited series around the life of Cox, a mortgage fraudster who stole more than $50 million beginning in the early 2000s.

Cox is now a true-crime writer and runs a true-crime podcast. In addition to making the scripted and unscripted TV series, Foundation Media plans on securing a publisher for Cox’s book and increasing his podcast presence.

Patrick Hughes, Foundation Media Partners founder and CEO, said, “We really love this story because Matthew is not just a guy who committed fraud—he invented new ways to do it. His story is Catch Me If You Can meets The Wolf of Wall Street meets The Big Short. It’s wildly exciting, and Mathew is charming, undeniable and a masterful storyteller that audiences will undoubtedly be drawn to. We’re excited to move fast on these series.”

“I’m super excited to be working with Patrick and his team,” said Cox. “I’m 100 percent confident that my story is in the right hands.”