Purveyors of Pop
Purveyors of Pop is an independent entertainment company producing cutting edge programming across multiple platforms. Founded in 2010 by veteran executive producers Matt Anderson and Nate Green, POP specializes in programming at the forefront of the pop culture zeitgeist. Known for their string of hit TV series, the duo has developed and produced shows ranging from MTV’s The Ashlee Simpson Show to Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise, where they have produced over 175 episodes and raised the franchise value to over $500 million. In 2011, POP partnered with FremantleMedia (American Idol, X-Factor, America’s Got Talent) to produce new series across the cable space including Bravo’s “My Fab 40th” and A&E’s “Psychic Tia”. With FMNA, POP continues to produce Bravo’s hit series, “Married to Medicine.” In the Latin and European markets, POP has Executive Produced the “Lucky Ladies” franchise for FOX International Channels in Mexico, Brasil, and Italy. In 2016, POP signed a joint venture deal with Entertainment One to develop and co-produce unscripted content.
Purveyors of Pop is represented by CAA, managed by 3arts, and legally represented Sloane, Offer, Weber, and Dern.
Matt Anderson is a Peabody Award winning producer with over two decades of experience in the television industry. Matt joined the MTV West Coast development team in 2000, directing shows “Making The Video” and “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica”. He then took on genre-defining series “Rich Girls” and “The Ashlee Simpson Show”. That series took the music industry by storm as Simpson’s album debuted at #1. Matt earned further Executive Producer credits at MTV with series such as “There and Back: Ashley Parker Angel” and a collaboration with superstar Jennifer Lopez, “Dancelife.” In the late 2000’s Matt joined Bravo, working on such water-cooler series as “The Real Housewives of New York”, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, “Bethenny Getting Married?” (the highest debut series in Bravo history), and “Bethenny Ever After…” Anderson serves as Executive Producer on all of POP’s shows, including the Married To Medicine franchise, Fab 40, Psychic Tia, and the Lucky Ladies franchise.
Anderson graduated from Fordham University with a BA in English.
Nate Green is one of the most sought after executive producers in alternative programming with over ten years experience in the television industry. Nate cut his teeth at MTV
with producing partner Matt Anderson on “Rich Girls,” “The Ashlee Simpson Show” and “There & Back.” Under his overall producing deal with Viacom, Nate produced the Jennifer Lopez collaboration “Dancelife.” Nate then moved over to the landmark fashion series “Project Runway” for Lifetime before joining the Real Housewives franchise. Nate executive produced over 120 episodes of the franchise, consistently earning record-breaking numbers with “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, “Real Housewives of New Jersey”, “Real Housewives of New York” and “Real Housewives of Miami.” Green serves as Executive Producer on all of POP’s shows, including the Married To Medicine franchise, Fab 40, Psychic Tia, and the Lucky Ladies franchise.
Green graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in Political Science.
Head of Development
Cooper Green is Vice President of Development. Under the POP banner, he developed Bravo’s hit franchise Married to Medicine, Fab 40, A&E’s Psychic Tia, and serves as an Executive Producer on the Lucky Ladies Franchise. Previously serving as Director of Development at World of Wonder for three years, Green developed Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing New York”, VH1’s “Fantasia For Real,” Sundance’s franchise hit “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys,” and LOGO’s “Ru Paul’s Drag U.” Prior to World of Wonder, Green produced MTV’s “Dancelife” as
well as worked under Howard Owens at Reveille.
Green graduated from Occidental College with a BA in Political Science.
Executive In Charge
Sara Lager grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, always dreaming of working in the entertainment industry. She began her career in Los Angeles working first at CESD talent agency then at Shelter Entertainment, where she learned she wanted to work in all aspects of production. In the late 90’s she was tapped to work on travel shows for MTV. For the next 11 years she produced and oversaw shows like The Osbournes, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, Rob and Big, and Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, among others. It was at MTV where she met and worked with POP presidents Matt Anderson and Nate Green. starting with POP in late 2012, Sara has helped to oversee Bravo’s, Real Housewives of Miami, Married to Medicine-Atlanta, A&E’s Psychic Tia among many other projects.
Maty Buss is an Executive Producer with almost fifteen years of television experience under her belt. She started her career with MTV and the pilot of what would later become the cult hit series “Cribs” and served as producer on the show for several years. Maty was also a part of the inception of another smash hit series for the network, “My Super Sweet 16” and served as producer on 8 seasons of the pop culture sensation. This was all part of a long and successful career with the network which included such shows as “True Life,” “Made,” “Engaged & Underage” and working on several high profile projects with MTV News. Maty later joined Bravo and the iconic Real Housewives franchise, starting with the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” then moving to the “Real Housewives of New York,” and finally “Real Housewives of Miami.” Other work with the network included three seasons of the hit spinoff, “Bethenny Getting Married”/ “Bethenny Ever After” which scored the highest rated series debut in Bravo history, only to be topped by another record with the premiere of Bravo’s “Married to Medicine,” making it the highest- rated non-spinoff series premiere ever for the network. Buss also serves as an Executive Producer on Fox’s Lucky Ladies.
Manager of Development
Dunham Shalat is POP’s Manager of Development. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Film & Digital Media in 2010, he got his start in entertainment as a Page on the CBS studio lots. He has since worked on a broad range of various scripted and unscripted TV and film productions as a freelancer with positions in casting, production, and post-production. Before joining POP’s development team, Dunham served as Matt, Nate, and Cooper’s executive assistant.