EXCLUSIVE: Former Secret Hideout President Heather Kadin has been tapped as President of Scripted Tv for control and manufacturing corporate Vary Media Companions. She’s going to oversee all scripted building and manufacturing for Vary Studios and can govt produce their scripted tv initiatives underneath the corporate’s co-production association with A+E Studios as a part of A+E Networks’ minority stake acquisition.
Kadin will collaborate with Vary’s staff of managers and ability shoppers on developing new collection and development scripted TV manufacturers. Her rent completes the staff of movie and TV executives at Vary as she joins just lately appointed President of Non-Scripted TV Mark Herwick and Oliver Riddle, head of global movie and TV.
An completed TV govt and manufacturer, Kadin turned into to be had lower than 3 months after a 12-year stint working Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout and its predecessor, Kurtzman and Bob Orci’s Ok/O Paper Merchandise, as President of Tv.
“Heather and my trips are extremely intertwined. We now have labored in combination in supporting probably the most proficient writers within the introduction of a few probably the most superb TV collection,” stated Peter Micelli, CEO of Vary Media Companions. “Heather shined because the President of Secret Hideout, and her position in riding that corporate to being one of the a success within the closing 10 years is profound. She has beautiful style and cares deeply about telling nice tales. Her relationships with artists run deep and are based on mutual agree with. Heather’s experience might be helpful to Vary’s scripted tv department succeeding in the fitting method.”
At Secret Hideout, Kadin was once a vital part in increasing the Big name Trek universe on CBS All Get entry to/Paramount+, which is overseen by way of Kurtzman. She served as an govt manufacturer on Big name Trek: Discovery, Big name Trek: Picard starring Patrick Stewart, Big name Trek: Quick Treks; the animated collection Big name Trek: Decrease Decks, Big name Trek: Prodigy and the impending Big name Trek: Peculiar New Worlds.
Different contemporary Secret Hideout collection on which Kadin served as govt manufacturer along Kurtzman come with Showtime’s restricted collection The Comey Rule, the impending The Guy Who Fell To Earth in addition to Clarice on CBS.
Since becoming a member of Ok/O Paper Merchandise in 2010, Kadin additionally has served as an govt manufacturer on KO/Secret Hideout’s CBS collection Infinite, Salvation, Scorpion and Intuition and Fox’s Sleepy Hole. She additionally labored at the long-running CBS collection Hawaii 5-0.
“I’m past extremely joyful to be reuniting with Peter, and to be becoming a member of the improbable team at Vary,” Kadin stated. After a few years of manufacturing most commonly style tv, I had a robust need to be extra entrepreneurial and paintings with a much broader array of skill. Vary is precisely what I used to be searching for and I can’t wait to dig in with this staff.”
Kadin started her tv profession in 2000 at ABC, the place she labored carefully with J.J. Abrams, Kurtzman and Orci on Alias. All through her tenure, she performed a vital part in getting Abrams’ collection Misplaced off the bottom and was once concerned within the building of different hit, long-running collection reminiscent of Gray’s Anatomy and Determined Housewives.
In 2004 Kadin joined Warner Bros. Tv, the place she re-teamed with Abrams, Orci and Kurtzman to expand the cult collection Fringe. Kadin additionally had a key phase within the building of The Nearer, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.
Previous to transitioning to tv, Kadin ran Tom Shadyac’s Shady Acres Leisure the place she labored on function movie initiatives reminiscent of Patch Adams, Bruce Almighty and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
“Heather Kadin is a strategic govt and completed manufacturer whose deep figuring out of the industry has helped deliver one of the vital maximum related and stress-free presentations to the display screen,” stated Tana Jamieson, EVP, Ingenious Affairs for A+E Studios. “Her inventive imaginative and prescient, interest and talent to domesticate sturdy relationships with writers, administrators and studio/community executives make her the perfect chief at Vary. She’s an improbable addition to their staff and I can’t wait to spouse along with her.”
Kadin is repped by way of Jeff Finkelstein at Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang.