EXCLUSIVE: Peter Kang is moving from Paramount to Lionsgate, where he will be taking the post of co-President of Production alongside Bobby Cohen. That post became vacant in January when Gillian Bohrer exited. Kang takes the job after spending the past three years as executive vice president of production at Paramount Pictures. Prior to that, he was exec veep at Fox, where he oversaw the relaunch of the Planet of the Apes franchise, and brought in such book-based properties as Gone Girl, The Maze Runner and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. At Paramount his projects include the Robert Zemeckis-directed Graham King produced WWII romantic thriller Allied; the Vin Diesel sequel to XXX, The Ring sequel, and Paramount Animations’ Monster Trucks and Amusement Park. He also supervised Top Gun 2, Plan B’s graphic novel Battling Boy that Patrick Osborne will direct, and he was instrumental in acquiring Conquest for Appian Way and John Davis. Kang also helped in the formation of the Hasbro/G.I. Joe universe.
Kang joined Fox in 1996 after graduating from the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He was promoted to creative executive just two years later. In 2000, he joined Fox’s specialty division Fox 2000 and was made Vice President in 2001. Kang was named Senior Vice President of Twentieth Century Fox in 2008 and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2010. During his tenure at Fox, Kang worked closely with some of the industry’s most notable filmmakers, including Tim Burton, James Cameron, Baz Luhrmann, Tony Scott, Oliver Stone and Robert Zemeckis, to name a few.