Writer, director, and producer Kevin Burns is best known for his work on documentaries and reality television. After graduating from Boston University's film program, his thesis film "I Remember Barbra" won a Student Academy Award. His irreverent documentary about residents of the neighborhood where Barbra Streisand grew up helped open doors for him, and after moving to Los Angeles, he became a producer at 20th Century Fox Television. While there, he produced several installments of the sci-fi movie series "Alien Nation". He also met Jon Jashni at Fox, and together they formed Synthesis Entertainment. They developed projects based on the work of producer Irwin Allen, including a pilot of the sci-fi show "Time Tunnel" and the film remake "Poseidon". Burns also began producing reality TV shows and documentaries, most notably "The Girls Next Door", a series about Playboy playmates and over a decade's worth of episodes of the popular "Biography" series. He is also known for producing documentaries about the film industry, including "Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies", the special effects themed "Monsterama" series and the Emmy-nominated "Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed". Burns also wrote and directed episodes of "Biography" as well as several other projects he produced.