Hollywood producer Kevin Turen, known for his work on projects such as Euphoria, The Idol, and x trilogy, has passed away at the age of 44. The cause of his death is currently unknown, leaving many in the industry in shock and mourning the loss of a promising talent.
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Turen’s career began in the entertainment industry, where he quickly climbed the ranks at First Look Studios, eventually becoming head of production. During his time at the studio, he was involved in acquiring and distributing several notable films, including The Proposal, The Dead Girl, and An American crime.
He later held positions at Infinity Media and Treehouse Pictures before becoming President of Production at Phantom Four. In 2018, Turen co-founded Little Lamb Productions, a move that marked a turning point in his career. Little Lamb Productions, in collaboration with Sam Levinson and Ashley Levinson, brought out successful projects such as the critically acclaimed HBO series. Euphoria. Known for its gritty narrative and stylized aesthetic, the series received high praise from critics and viewers alike.
The tour’s partnership with Sam Levinson extended to other works, including the HBO series The idol and the movie Assassination Nation. In addition to his collaboration with Levinson, Turen also produced a number of films for indie director Ti West, contributing to x trilogy, which i.a xits prequel Pearland an upcoming sequel titled MaXXXine. The trilogy featured Mia Goth in a prominent role.
The tour’s filmography also included titles such as the A24 drama WavesThe Netflix drama Pieces of a woman, and the meta-comedy The unbearable weight of massive talent, starring Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal. He helped produce notable films such as Birth of a Nation, 99 Homes, and the drama all is lost with Robert Redford.
Despite his successes in Hollywood, Turen was known for his deep devotion to his family and friends. Jay Penske, CEO of Variety’s parent company Penske Media Corporation, who was a close friend of Turen, highlighted this aspect of his life, saying, “Despite his many accomplishments in Hollywood, Kevin’s greatest passion was his family and friends.”
Tour’s sudden passing leaves a void in the entertainment industry and the cause of his death remains a mystery. He is survived by his wife, Evelina, and two children. While the industry mourns the loss of a rising star, his work will continue to be celebrated and remembered for its impact on the worlds of film and television.