Kent Kubena is EVP of Film & TV Development/Production for MakeMake in Santa Monica, California. Among MakeMake's current development projects, Kubena is executive producing the upcoming Margaret Atwood trilogy Maddaddam, along with Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.
Prior to MakeMake, Kubena served as EVP of Film & TV Development/Production for producer Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures. Thunder Road’s most recent films include director Denis Villeneuve’s border thriller Sicario starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benecio Del Toro, Ben Affleck’s award-winning The Town, the critically acclaimed Keanu Reeves action franchise John Wick 1&2, the epic adventures Wrath of the Titans and Clash of the Titans, and the highly successful The Expendables series. Kubena also executive produced 2017’s actioner 24 Hours to Live starring Ethan Hawke and Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) and the upcoming action drama Hotel Mumbai starring Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) and Academy Award nominee Dev Patel (Lion).
Kubena also oversaw all of Thunder Road’s television development, including executive producing the upcoming event mini-series, Matterhorn, based on the epic Vietnam novel and the CW Network series The Messengers starring Diogo Morgado (Son of God) and Shantel VanSanten (Shooter). He has also set up television projects at HBO, NBC, TNT, AMC, FOX, USA and BBC America.
Prior to Thunder Road, Kubena served as Head of Feature Film Development for billionaire partners Mark Cuban & Todd Wagner’s 2929 Productions (The Road, Good Night and Good Luck). Some of Kubena’s 2929 producing credits include the critically acclaimed Akeelah and The Bee, the Josh Duhamel/Olivia Wilde thriller Turistas, and the horror film Black Christmas.
Kubena began his career producing national television commercials and then moved to Los Angeles to work in the talent department at CAA. Not long after, he was recruited by Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to run their first production company: Pearl Street Productions / LivePlanet. There, Kubena developed the Emmy-nominated HBO series Project Greenlight and served as its co-producer. He also designed the project's unique online screenplay contest which became the largest in the world. Kubena hails from Houston, Texas and currently resides in Los Angeles with his lovely wife Robyn, his two cute daughters Lily and Callie, and their faithful dog Gilly.