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Kadin began her television career in 2000 when she joined ABC Television as a drama executive. While there, Kadin worked closely with JJ Abrams on “Alias” and was an integral part in the development of some of the network’s longest-running series, including “Lost,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Desperate Housewives.” Also, her time at ABC yielded her initial meeting with her future collaborators, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
Kadin moved over to Warner Bros. Television in 2004 as Vice President of Drama Development, where she once again joined forces with Abrams, Kurtzman and Orci to develop the cult genre series “Fringe.” Additionally, while there she helped develop many other series, including “The Closer,” The Vampire Diaries,” “Supernatural” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”
Prior to her career in television, Kadin worked in the feature film industry, running Tom Shadyac’s Shady Acres Entertainment. While at the company, she worked on the films “Patch Adams,” “Bruce Almighty” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.”
Kadin is from Scottsdale, Arizona and a graduate of the University of Michigan. She lives in Sherman Oaks, California with her husband and two sons. You can follow her on Twitter @hkadin.
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