Peter Kang to Join Lionsgate as President of Production

He’ll leave Paramount to team with Bobby Cohen at the “Hunger Games” studio


Paramount’s executive VP of production Peter Kang is leaving the studio to join Bobby Cohen as president of production at Lionsgate, TheWrap has learned.

Cohen previously shared the title with Gillian Bohrer, who TheWrap first reported in January would be leaving her post this June.

Kang and Cohen will report directly to Erik Feig, co-president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, to whom Geoff Shaevitz and Michael Paseornek also report.

Kang spent the last three years as an EVP at Paramount, where he has been busy overseeing Paramount’s “xXx,” “The Ring” and “Top Gun” sequels as well as Robert Zemeckis‘ WWII thriller “Allied” starring Brad Pitt. He also worked with Pitt’s production company Plan B to develop “Battling Boy,” and was involved with Paramount’s animation division.

Prior to Paramount, Kang served as an EVP at 20th Century Fox, where he oversaw “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” Kang was also involved in acquiring the best-selling books “Gone Girl,” “The Maze Runner” and “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” while at Fox.

Kang started his career at 20th Century Fox in 1996, working his way up the studio ranks. He has a challenge ahead of him at Lionsgate, which is seeking the next “Twilight,” “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” now that those YA franchises have run their course — for now.