EXCLUSIVE: Peter Kang, most recently co-president of production at Lionsgate, has been hired as EVP Production at Sony’s Columbia Pictures. The veteran exec starts in his new post at the Sanford Panitch-run studio label March 18.
Kang joined Lionsgate in 2016 and had been co-president of production with Bobby Cohen, who exited last fall. Kang remained and has overseen a slate that recently included Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor. Before Lionsgate he spent the previous three years as EVP Production at Paramount, working among other projects on Top Gun: Maverick.
Prior to that, he spent 17 years at 20th Century Fox, where he oversaw the relaunch of the Planet of the Apes franchise, brought in such book-based properties as Gone Girl and The Maze Runner, and developed and packaged The Blind Side.
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At Columbia, Kang will join fellow EVPs Ange Giannetti, Palak Patel and Jonathan Kadin and take on an full upcoming slate that includes Men In Black: International, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, Zombieland 2: Double Tap, Charlie’s Angels, the Jumanji sequel and Little Women among other pics.
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