Brad Kaplan was born and raised in Miami, Florida where he cultivated a lifelong passion for the film and television business. In 1995, Brad landed his first studio position as Joel Silver’s assistant at the Warner Brothers based production company Silver Pictures. Brad quickly worked his way up to Production Executive where he helped develop such films as LETHAL WEAPON 4, CONSPIRACY THEORY, EXECUTIVE DECISION, and THE MATRIX.
In 2001, Brad got the opportunity to utilize both his development and managerial skills when he became a partner at Evolution Entertainment. During his time at Evolution, Brad discovered numerous up-and-coming writers and directors while also helping to guide the careers of their veteran counterparts. In addition to his managerial efforts, Brad co-produced the experimental viral feature VLOG for Twisted Pictures (creators of the SAW franchise) which currently has over 10 million online views. Brad continued to focus his energy on production and served as executive-producer of the Lee Daniels film TENNESSEE starring Mariah Carey. From there Brad went on to produce numerous features like LOTTERY TICKET, SUBMERGED, and MR. CHURCH, starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Bruce Beresford.
Brad recently shepherded a project titled SIX from a proof-of-concept short film into a deal for a full series at Crackle. Brad’s upcoming film LOOK AWAY, starring Mira Sorvino and Jason Isaacs, is currently in post-production. His next film, MOTIVATED SELLER, starring Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy, and Meagan Good, just finished filming in Vancouver.
Brett Etre began his career in entertainment in New York City where he worked as a research analyst, first for CBS Networks and later for MTV Networks. He transitioned into a film position at MTV Original Movies in Los Angeles where he helped to steer development and production of such titles as WUTHERING HEIGHTS starring Erika Christensen, Mike Vogel and Katherine Heigl and VOLCANO HIGH, a Korean martial arts film dubbed into English featuring some of hip-hops biggest stars including Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast, Snoop Dogg and Method Man.
He left MTV to set up a boutique management company, BE Management in August of 2004 where he developed a roster of directors, writers and producers for film and television. His client’s films have been distributed by Paramount, Lionsgate, Overture and Anchor Bay, among others. Brett has several feature projects with various independent and studio based production companies including Spyglass, Blind Wink, Tapestry Films, Memento Films and Screen Gems and his client’s projects have premiered at film festivals around the world including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Telluride, SXSW and Tribeca.
In television he currently has writers on the staffs of several network, cable and digital shows and his clients have developed across all platforms including the critically acclaimed FOX sci-fi series, Alcatraz with JJ Abrams.
His first produced film was the feature documentary SLAM PLANET, which premiered at the SXSW film festival and won the Audience Award. His second film, TOWARDS DARKNESS, premiered in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released in theaters by Peace Arch Entertainment. The film stared and was Executive Produced by Golden Globe winning actress America Ferrera.
Brett is an avid surfer who loves to travel and holds a degree in History and Philosophy from Fordham University in New York City.