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Ken Aguado
Professor of Film/TV Department,
Art Center College of Design

Ken Aguado is currently an independent producer in partnership with director DJ Caruso. Their most recent collaboration is the just completed film STANDING UP, written and directed by Caruso. Mr. Aguado has produced several other films as well including THE SALTON SEA, directed by Caruso and starring Val Kilmer and Vincent D’Onofrio for Warner Bros. TICKER starring Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper for USA Network. CRAZY AS HELL, staring Eriq La Salle and Michael Beach, which was distributed theatrically by Artistic License. Mr. Aguado also produced SEXUAL LIFE, written and directed by Ken Kwapis, starring Anne Heche, Tom Everett Scott and Elizabeth Banks.

Prior to his producing career Mr. Aguado was President of Kings Road Entertainment until he sold the company in the fall of 1999. Prior to Kings Road Mr. Aguado was the President of Miller-Boyett Productions at Warner Bros from 1992 through 1995. At Miller-Boyett he was in charge of supervising all development activities. During that period Miller-Boyett had four series on the air including FULL HOUSE, PERFECT STRANGERS and STEP BY STEP.

Prior to Miller-Boyett Productions Mr. Aguado was Sr. Vice President of the Badham/Cohen/Group at Universal Pictures from 1990 through 1992. At Badham/Cohen/Group Mr. Aguado was involved in all aspects of film development, production as well as supervision of the creative staff. During his tenure the company produced BIRD ON A WIRE, starring Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn, THE HARD WAY, starring Michael J. Fox and James Woods and DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY starring Jason Scott Lee.

Produced Credits

2014 “Miracle on 42nd Street” (in post) (exec producer) Miracle on 42nd St, Inc.

2014 “The Italian American Cook” series (writer/director) Hard Rock Ent.

2013 “Standing Up” (exec producer) ARC Entertainment

2011 “The Italian American Cook” series (writer/director) Hard Rock Ent.

2007 “Woof” (writer/director) Double Edge Family

2005 “Sexual Life (producer) Showtime Network

2002 “The Salton Sea (producer) Warner Bros

2002 “Crazy as Hell (producer) Artistic License

2001 “Ticker” (producer) USA Network

Mr. Aguado was born and raised in Westchester County in New York. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans where he graduated with a degree in Psychology.
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