Paul Kurta is a motion picture producer. He joined the crew of Hell on Wheels as an episodic producer for the pilot. He was promoted to Co-Executive Producer when the first season was picked up. He returned as a Co-Executive Producer for the second season in 2012. He has also worked on the films Empire Records (1995), Tomcats (2001), and Afterburn (1992) and the series Veronica Mars (2004).