As one of the leading creative voices in the entertainment industry today, Alex Kurtzman is known for his ability to bring complex source material, recognizable IP and original stories to screens with relatable, character-driven narratives that reach mass audiences and receive critical acclaim.
Kurtzman and his production company, Secret Hideout, are dedicated to developing and producing a wide array of sophisticated and compelling content across all platforms through their new overall TV deal with CBS Studios, which will include a planned expansion of “Star Trek” properties. Through the company, Kurtzman is an executive producer on CBS’ summer event series SALVATION, which just wrapped its second season, and on the Alan Cumming-led series INSTINCT, the first network drama featuring a gay male lead, which also received a season two renewal.
In addition, Kurtzman is continuing to produce shows from his former K/O Paper Products banner under the new production company, including the upcoming ninth season of HAWAII FIVE-O on CBS. The company’s popular series “Scorpion” just ended its successful four-year run on CBS, while its supernatural series “Sleepy Hollow” wrapped its four years on Fox in 2017. Kurtzman, along with Roberto Orci and J.J. Abrams, previously co-created and executive produced the popular show “Fringe,” which ended its five-season run in 2013.
Outside of TV, Kurtzman has co-written some of the decade’s biggest films including “Star Trek,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” “The Amazing Spider Man 2,” “Transformers” and “Mission: Impossible III,” and has directed films such as “The Mummy” and “People Like Us.” Additionally, he executive produced the romantic comedy “The Proposal” as well as the “Now You See Me” franchise. Overall, his writing and producing credits have earned over $4 billion worldwide.
Kurtzman began his career writing for the popular TV series “Hercules.” He went on to write for “Xena: Warrior Princess,” where he moved up the ranks to become a head writer for the show at the age of 23. Kurtzman was a writer and eventual executive producer on J.J. Abrams’ groundbreaking series “Alias,” which led to a fruitful and collaborative relationship with Abrams and helped establish the new wave of engaging action dramas that have dominated television for the past 15 years.