Kyle Franke is a producer at XYZ Films. Prior to joining the company in 2010, he worked as a development executive at 20th Century Fox and at Davis Entertainment. Kyle focuses on action, sci fi and genre films. His past work includes XMEN FIRST CLASS, UNSTOPPABLE, and the Robert Rodriguez produced PREDATORS. Franke holds a BA in English from UCLA, where he also attended the MFA Producer’s Program.
Kyle showed an early interest in film, notably in 1980 when he recreated the opening scene of Empire Strikes Back–the drone landing on Hoth–using cotton balls, for the ice field, and dental floss, to rig the crash landing. The footage, taken on this family’s Super 8 camera, has since been lost.