Director of Development
Kevin Hicks is the Director of Development at Penn Film Group and has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 20 years in a variety of roles including producer, manager and executive. He is currently the Head of Development and formerly the Senior Agent of Film and Television with The Talent House, which from its New York and Toronto offices manages actors, writers, directors and producers in Film, TV and Theatre projects around the world.
Kevin is a former V.P. of Business Development for New York – based Soup Kitchen Films. Among their achievements was the film “Carry Me Home,” distributed by MGM and Showtime which won two Emmy Awards and a Humanitus Award nomination. He has acted as a development and finance executive on film production and media finance with Wesley Clover Media, Saga Capital NYC, AIC Animation, as well as American United Entertainment. Kevin spent several years as the VP of Awesometown Entertainment, and was a co-founder of the Muskoka Animation Studio, which most recently produced GET SQUIRRELY with John Williams (SHREK).
In 2002, Kevin founded the Waverley Road Company and produced and directed a series of concerts which raised over $4 million for charities including Sick Kids Hospital, Children’s Wish Foundation, Kids Help Phone and A.L.S. Canada.
Kevin began his career as an original member of Toronto’s Eclectic Theatre Productions. Eclectic’s projects have been nominated for or won more than forty major theatre awards. Kevin is a Past President of Equity Showcase Theatre, Canada’s foremost training centre for Professional Actors, and a Past VP of the highly acclaimed Harold Green Theatre, and a current Director of the Ted Reeve Hockey Association.