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Pearl Street taps Kubena

Former indie producer made director of development

Kent Kubena has been tapped director of development at Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Pearl Street Prods., which has a first-look production pact with Miramax Films.

Based in Pearl Street’s Los Angeles office, Kubena will oversee all development for the nascent banner.

Kubena, a graduate of the Film School at the College of Santa Fe, N.M., developed an association with the stars and Oscar-winning writers of “Good Will Hunting” while working the past two years on the desk of their CAA agent, Patrick Whitesell.

Before joining CAA, Kubena spent eight years working as an independent TV and film producer in New Mexico and Texas.