exclusive: Heather Kaden is going out on her own. After 12 years running a television production company, Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout and its predecessor Kurtzman and Bob Orci’s K/O Paper Products as president of television, Kadin is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Her exit is still final, and it’s not yet clear if Kadin will continue as executive producer on the in-development Secret Hideout projects, which she has sponsored.
“Heather and I have had an extraordinary 12 years together and in that time she has been a wonderful creative force whose passion and dedication has been felt by the many writers and directors we work with on Secret Hideout,” Kurtzman said. “I am sure she will carry this passion on to the next stage of her amazing career, I am so grateful for the time we shared, and I wish her every success and happiness on her bright future path.”
According to sources, CBS Studios has offered Kadin a production deal, but after eight and a half years at CBS/ViacomCBS, she has chosen to go to market and explore what’s out there in terms of opportunities. I hear that Kadin, whose pact is made, is open to remaining productive — alone or in the studio (she gravitated toward irreverent, independent clothing) — or perhaps return to the executive ranks. Including her stints as CEO of ABC and Warner Bros. TV, where she worked with Kurtzman, Kadin’s relationship with writer and producer spans two decades.
“I am so proud of what my team and I have been able to build at Secret Hideout and at K/O Paper Products,” Kadin said. “Over the past 12 years, I have had the privilege of working with some of the best writers, actors and directors on television and I’m excited to build on that in the next chapter of my career.”
Under Secret Hideout’s big omnibus series of deals with CBS Studios, Kadin has been integral to expanding Star Trek universe on CBS All Access/Paramount+, which is moderated by Kurtzman. Kadin, who will no longer participate in Star Trek Franchise moving forward, served as executive producer in Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard Starring Patrick Stewart, Star Trek: Short Journeys; Animation series Star Trek: Basements, Recently launched Star Trek: Miracle and next Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
Another recent Secret Hideout series in which Kadin served as executive producer alongside Kurtzman includes the Limited Showtime series. Comey base, Next The man who fell to the ground Beside Clarice on CBS.
Since joining K/O Paper Products in 2010, Kadin has served as an executive producer on CBS’s KO/Secret Hideout series. Unlimited, salvation, scorpion ad instinct. She also worked on the long-running CBS series Hawaii 5-0. In addition, Fox CEO produced Sleepy Hollow Under K/O’s overall deal at 20th Television.
Kadin began her television career in 2000 at ABC, working closely with JJ Abrams, Kurtzman and Orci on Nick name. During her tenure, she was instrumental in the acquisition of the Abrams series Lost away from Earth and participated in the development of other long-running hit series such as instinct anatomy And Desperate Housewives.
In 2004, Caden joined Warner Bros. Television, re-teaming with Abrams, Orsi, and Kurtzman to develop a cult series. margin. Kadin has also had a major role in developing Closer, The Vampire Diaries And supernatural.
Prior to transitioning to television, Kadin ran Tom Shadyac’s Shady Acres Entertainment where she worked on feature film projects such as Batch Adams, Bruce Almighty And Now I pronounce you Chuck and Larry.