About Us

Roy Wells

Founder & Executive Producer

A lifelong musician, Roy founded Middletown Studios in 2007 with a focus on helping singer/songwriters develop and produce original music. Building on his passion for storytelling, Roy created and produced the television show "Song Stage", an unscripted music competition program that showcases aspiring artists and their original music. Airing for two seasons on PBS, "Song Stage" received positive reviews and ratings. The success of the show inspired Roy to launch Middletown Studios - Entertainment in 2018. Assembling a team of top industry professionals, Roy continues his vision to nurture and produce great stories built around strong, diverse, and relatable characters.

 

Roy enjoys spending his free time with his family, traveling, and researching his family history.

Jade Wallis

VP Development

Jade is responsible for developing and supervising all aspects of Middletown’s content creation, across all genres, including comedy, drama, unscripted, documentaries, and films.

 

Prior to going to Middletown, Jade worked as an independent producer and director, providing his unique storytelling voice and expertise on hit programs such as "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" (Netflix), "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Bravo), "Love & Hip Hop" (Vh1), and Emmy Award-Winning "Deadliest Catch" (Discovery).

 

Jade is an avid Cubs fan and when he’s not (still) celebrating their 2016 World Series Championship, he's spending time with his wife and two children at their home in Los Angeles.

Michael Grossman

Executive Producer

Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple University’s film school (1981), Michael started as a production assistant in 1987 and made his directorial debut in 1995. Since then he has directed almost two hundred hours of episodic television, movies, a miniseries for HBO, and a pilot for a long running television series. Over the last few years, Michael has had the opportunity to take on producer and executive producer responsibilities. His credits include: "Chicago PD", “Legends of Tomorrow”, “Nashville”, “Mistresses”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Private Practice”, “Arliss”, “Body of Proof” and cult favorites: “Cobra Kai”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Firefly”, “Angel”, “Star Trek Enterprise” and more. Kids' movie credits also include Nickelodeon's “Kenan & Kel, Two Heads Are Better Than None”, “Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh”, and "Shipwrecked". Michael was nominated for Best Director - Children's movie by the Directors Guild of America for the Disney movie, “Starstruck”.

 

Michael is a strong believer in mentoring young aspiring filmmakers. Scheduling time in between productions at universities around the country, he speaks to students about the film business. Answering the same first question every time: “How do I get from film school to working in Hollywood”. It really is a story of: “if I can do it, you can too”. 

Michael’s passion and commitment to the industry are as strong today as when he started.  He's always looking for new and creative avenues to align with in the ever-changing and evolving new world of media outlets and distribution, “There is no better time since I have been in the business to take material into the marketplace. The “major” networks are not the only game in town anymore and good material can make it through development to audiences while maintaining an unprecedented level of creative control."  

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