Kevin Turen (Producer) is the President of Phantom Four Films, founded by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Blade franchise, Man Of Steel). Most recently, Turen produced The Birth of A Nation, which premiered at Sundance 2016 and was awarded the U.S. Dramatic Jury Award and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award. The film was purchased by Fox Searchlight for a record-breaking $17.5 million.
He began his career at Capital Entertainment, which quickly grew into First Look Studios. Turen was influential in building the company up from four employees to over 150. Starting as creative executive, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and eventually to President of Production. During his time at the studio, Turen was responsible for acquiring and distributing over a 100 films, including The Proposition, The Dead Girl, A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and Paris J’Taime. He then became President of Production at Infinity Media. Following Infinity, he became a principal at Treehouse Pictures. Under the Treehouse banner, Turen produced Arbitrage, All Is Lost, That Awkward Moment, and 99 Homes. Arbitrage was written and directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starred Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon. The film was released by Lionsgate/Roadshow Attractions and selected by the National Board of Review as one of the Top Ten Films of the year. Richard Gere was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance. All Is Lost was written and directed by J.C. Chandor and stars Robert Redford. The film was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival and released domestically by Lionsgate. Redford was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Independent Spirit Award for his performance. That Awkward Moment starred Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan and was released domestically by Focus Features. 99 Homes was written and directed by Ramin Bahrani and starred Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, and Laura Dern. 99 Homes played in competition at the Venice as well as Telluride, Toronto, and Sundance and was released by Broad Green Pictures. Michael Shannon was nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Independent Spirit Award for his performance. In 2013, Turen was featured in Variety’s “10 Producers To Watch.”