Kevin Arkadie

FESPACO, Director and Producer

Kevin began his television career on the critically acclaimed series, I'll Fly Away. Kevin's first script for the series, "Coming Home," was nominated for a WGA Writer's Award and the Humanitas Prize. Two seasons later, Kevin created New York Undercover with Dick Wolf, serving as Producer. Next, Kevin wrote the historical drama, The Vernon Johns Story, starring James Earl Jones. He has written and produced for Steven Spielberg's High Incident cop drama on ABC, co-authored the Emmy-winning mini-series, The Temptations, executive produced Rescue 77 for Aaron Spelling and Soul Food: The Series for Showtime and Paramount TV. Kevin then co-executive produced The Shield for FX TV. As Head Writer, Kevin developed the children's show Miracle's Boys, a limited series for the Noggin/The N network, about three African-American boys, aged 13 to 19, living on their own in Harlem after the death of their parents. Kevin won the 2005 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Children's Episodic or Special for his Miracle's Boys episode "New Charlie." During the strike-shortened season of 2007, Kevin wrote two movies for Lifetime Television, Margot Chapman, Homeland Security and The Dream Doctor, both still in development. Kevin worked with George Lucas' LucasArts game division developing a new video game entitled "Proof", due out in 2009. In addition, he completed the documentary FESPACO, which is touring the 2008 movie festival circuit.