A veteran development executive, KENT ALTERMAN had been with New Line Cinema since 2001, and most recently served as Executive Vice President of Production for the studio. While at New Line, Alterman oversaw a diverse slate of projects from the blockbuster Christmas comedy Elf, starring Will Ferrell, to critically-acclaimed films such as A History of Violence, directed by David Cronenberg and starring Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris and William Hurt, and Little Children, directed by Todd Field and starring Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson and Jennifer Connelly.
Prior to joining New Line, Alterman served as head of East Coast development for Comedy Central. In addition to developing programming for the network, Alterman was executive producer and show runner for series including "Strangers with Candy," starring Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello, and "Upright Citizens Brigade," starring Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh.
Alterman has also worked as an independent writer/director/producer in television. He collaborated with Michael Moore for two years on "TV Nation," the Emmy award-winning series on NBC and Fox. He developed, produced and directed segments for the show during the first season, and served as senior producer for the second season. He also produced and directed a pilot for MTV.
Before embarking on a career in television, Alterman was Vice President of Frankfurt Balkind, a design communications firm in New York. As head of the entertainment division in New York, he was responsible for the creative development and execution of multi-media projects for clients including Time Warner, Warner Bros. Music, HBO, Comedy Central, and the major motion picture studios.
Alterman lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
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