Alex Kurtzman
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United States
2020

Secret Hideout

Alex
Kurtzman

Kurtzman executive produces a whopping five “Star Trek” series under his deal with CBS TV Studios (“Discovery,” “Picard,” “Lower Decks,” “Strange New World” and “Prodigy”), along with a series of standalone shorts dubbed “Short Treks.” The franchise has often dealt with issues of race allegorically, and now Kurtzman is tackling the same subject head-on with “Blackbird: Lena Horne and America,” a Showtime limited series about the pioneering Black singer-actress he’s developing with Horne’s granddaughter Jenny Lumet. The two are also working on a CBS All Access series adaptation of sci-fi novel “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” His prodco Secret Hideout backed Showtime’s 2020 limited series “The Comey Rule,” starring Jeff Daniels as James Comey and Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump.

Career

  • ALIAS
  • FRINGE
  • STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

Education

  • Wesleyan University (CT, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Screenwriters to Watch
  • TV Producers Impact
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