EXCLUSIVE: Former Warner Bros. TV and ABC drama executive Heather Kadin is in talks to become president of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s recently launched TV production company. Kurtzman and Orci started a TV production outfit under their first TV studio deal, a three-year overall pact with 20th Century Fox TV that kicked in March 1. The duo, which started off in TV before hitting it big in features with The Legend of Zoro, Mission Impossible III, Transformers and Star Trek, recently made a return to the small screen with the Fox series Fringe and the CBS Hawaii Five-0 pilot this season.
Kadin recently left Warner Bros. TV where she served as vp drama development and worked with Kurtzman and Orci on the WBTV-produced Fringe, which Kurtzman and Orci co-created with J.J. Abrams. Kadin, Kurtzman and Orci first worked together at ABC, where as a drama executive, Kadin was involved in Abrams’ spy series “Alias,” on which Kurtzman and Orci were writer-producers since the first episode.
As president of television, Kadin would join Bobby Cohen, president of Kurtzman and Orci’s DreamWorks-based film production company.