Alex Kurtzman
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United States
2021

Secret Hideout, 25 Stories

Alex
Kurtzman

Kurtzman agreed to a $25 million extension to his shingle Secret Hideout’s overall deal with CBS Studios in 2018. It was set to run through 2023, but with other top tier writer-producers regularly scoring nine-figure deals, Kurtzman reportedly felt he was due a contract adjustment, and he got one in August 2021: a $160 million pact that keeps him tied to CBS through 2026. It seems fair for the guy producing five “Star Trek” series for the studio, with more in development, plus Showtime’s 2021 miniseries “The Comey Rule,” which starred Jeff Daniels as the titular former FBI director, and a TV series adaptation of novel “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” also for Showtime. In October, he partnered with fellow “Star Trek” scribe Jenny Lumet to launch 25 Stories, a new prodco under CBS Studios built around promoting projects from POC creators.

Career

  • STAR TREK: PICARD
  • STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS
  • STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

Education

  • Wesleyan University (CT, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Screenwriters to Watch
  • TV Producers Impact
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Alex Kurtzman's Secret Hideout Names Aaron Baiers President of TV as Heather Kadin Exits

Alex Kurtzman's Secret Hideout Names Aaron Baiers President of TV as Heather Kadin Exits

Alex Kurtzman's production company, Secret Hideout, has named Aaron Baiers president of television. He will succeed Heather Kadin in the role, with Kadin announcing her departure from the CBS Studios-based pod to pursue other opportunities.“In the ten years we’ve worked together, day in and day out, Aaron has proven himself to be a problem solver and diplomat who has the rare gift of excellent taste across many genres,” said Kurtzman. “He fights for the needs of our creative teams while...

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