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Alex Kurtzman

Executive Producer
Star Trek: Discovery

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 overall TV deal with CBS Studios. Through the company, Kurtzman is at the helm of the growing “Star Trek” universe on Paramount+ including the award-winning STAR TREK: DISCOVERY; the critically acclaimed STAR TREK: PICARD, featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard; STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS; the animated STAR TREK: PRODIGY, in partnership with Nickelodeon, that expands the franchise to young audiences; STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, featuring beloved characters Pike, Spock and Number One which is adored by fans and press alike. In addition, there are two new “Star Trek” projects that were recently announced, including co-showrunning the all-new original series “STAR TREK: STARFLEET ACADEMY” and the original movie event “STAR TREK: SECTION 31” starring Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh.

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.

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