Nathan Kahane

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Nathan Kahane
OrganizationGood Universe

Nathan Kahane is co-founder of Good Universe, an independent full-service motion picture financing company.[1] Kahane has served as an executive producer on more than 30 films in his career[2] and oversees the development and production of the company's growing feature slate.[3]

Kahane's credits includes The House, the 2017 comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, for New Line Cinema;[4] the romantic drama Forever Interrupted with Gidden Media starring Dakota Johnson;[5] and the sci-fi thriller Extinction, written by Spenser Cohen.[6] Previous productions include such hits as Neighbors (2014) and Last Vegas.[7]

Kahane oversees the company’s first look deal with Point Grey Pictures, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s production company run by James Weaver.[8] Upcoming projects include: the Untitled Ben Schwartz Comedy with Gary Sanchez Productions to be directed by Adam McKay and starring Rogen;[9] and The Disaster Artist directed by and starring James Franco from a script by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber for A24.[10]

Kahane is also partners with Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Joseph Drake (film producer) in Ghost House Pictures, a production label dedicated to the financing, development and release of films in the horror thriller genre.[11] Kahane served as Executive Producer on Don't Breathe (2016 film). Ghost House has produced eight #1 box office hits including Don't Breathe (2016 film), The Grudge and Evil Dead (2013 film) for Sony Pictures Entertainment.[12][13][14]


Kahane formerly served as President of Mandate Pictures.[15] At Mandate Pictures, he oversaw such films as Juno, the Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle franchise, the comedy 50/50, Young Adult, Hope Springs and This Is the End. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Motion Pictures at the Los Angeles-based Senator International heading feature development and acquisition.[16] Before joining Senator International in 2002,[16] Kahane co-headed the development and production slate for The Canton Company, Mark Canton's production company which was housed at Warner Bros., as Executive Vice President of Production.[17] While at The Canton Company, Kahane served as co-producer on the big-budget thriller Trapped.[18] He also served as executive in charge of production for Angel Eyes and Get Carter (2000 film) and packaged high-profile titles including Alexander (2004 film) and Troy (film) [19] Kahane served in a similar capacity for Taking Lives (film), the Warner Bros. mystery thriller.[20]

Early life[edit]

Kahane is an alumnus of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and started his entertainment career in the agent training program at ICM.[21]


  1. ^ "Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane launch Good Universe". The Wrap. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  2. ^ "Nathan Kahane profile". Businessweek. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane Starts New Film Label Good Universe". Deadline. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Shooting Underway on New Line Cinema's Latest Comedy Starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler". Business Wire. September 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "Dakota Johnson To Star In, EP Romantic Drama 'Forever, Interrupted'". Deadline. July 10, 2014.
  6. ^ "'Captain America' Director in Talks For Alien Invasion Movie 'Extinction' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. January 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "Good Universe IMDB". IMDB. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  8. ^ "Point Grey Pictures And Good Universe Enter Joint Venture To Develop Comedies". Deadline. March 5, 2014.
  9. ^ "Adam McKay and Seth Rogen to Team on Big-Screen Comedy From Ben Schwartz". The Hollywood Reporter. September 18, 2014.
  10. ^ "Sharon Stone Joins James Franco, Seth Rogen in 'The Disaster Artist' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. December 16, 2015.
  11. ^ "Nathan Kahane Bio". Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  12. ^ "Don't Breathe (2016)". Boxofficemojo. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  13. ^ "The Grudge (2004)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  14. ^ "Evil Dead (2013)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  15. ^ "Mandate President quote". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
  16. ^ a b "Senator Int'l taps Kahane". Variety. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  17. ^ "Canton, Senator like tenor of Gallini's 'Caruso'". Variety. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  18. ^ "IMDB: Trapped (2002)". IMDB. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  19. ^ "Devil's Trade: Nathan Kahane". FearNet. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
  20. ^ "IMDB: Nathan Kahane". IMDB. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
  21. ^ "Nathan Kahane biography". Retrieved March 26, 2012.

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