Former Paramount Exec Peter Kang Joins Lionsgate as President of Production

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He boards the 'Hunger Games' studio to replace Gillian Bohrer ahead of her planned June departure.

Lionsgate has found a replacement for co-president of film production Gillian Bohrer as she gets set to leave the studio.

Former Paramount exec Peter Kang has joined Lionsgate as president of production, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Kang will serve alongside co-president Bobby Cohen.

Cohen, who produced Now You See Me and its upcoming sequel, Now You See Me: The Second Act, and Bohrer, were named co-presidents of production at Lionsgate in June 2015.

Along with Cohen, Summit Entertainment president of production Geoff Shaevitz and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group president of production Mike Paseornek, Kang will report to Erik Feig, co-president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.

Bohrer has been an executive on many of Summit and Lionsgate's recent hits, including Warm Bodies and the YA franchise Divergent, and in January signaled she would leave the studio in June.

Kang in 2013 joined Paramount as executive vp production. That was after he left 20th Century Fox, which had been his home since 1996 and where he oversaw Fox hits like Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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