2929 counts on Kubena

Exec previously at Art Echo Prods., LivePlanet

Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban’s 2929 Prods. has hired Kent Kubena as a production and development exec.

Kubena served as VP of Dennis Dugan’s Art Echo Prods. and as VP of Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Chris Moore’s LivePlanet, where he served as a co-producer of “Project Greenlight.” He began his career working under Patrick Whitesell at CAA.

Kubena joins Satsuki Mitchell on 2929’s development staff. They report to Butan.

Company is in production on “The Jacket,” starring Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley. Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney’s Section 8 are producing the pic, which will be distributed by Warner Independent Pictures. In post-production at 2929 is “Criminal,” also produced by Section 8 and distributed by WIP. “Godsend,” a 2929 co-production with Lions Gate starring Robert De Niro, Greg Kinnear and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, was released April 30.

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