As an independent producer, and more recently as President of Phantom Four, Kevin Turen has brought to life a number of enthralling films, including Arbitrage, 99 Homes and All Is Lost.
He’s now working on several new projects, including Miles, Assassination Nation, and the long-anticipated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.
Turen discussed the dynamic nature of dealmaking in Hollywood, the primacy of passion in filmmaking, and the under-appreciated power of listening. He also shared insights from his production work with legendary greats such as Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, and Robert Redford, revealing the artistic tools needed to make a successful film in a notoriously competitive landscape.
Please enjoy our conversation with Kevin Turen.