Sagansky co-tops board at Peace Arch


Peace Arch Entertainment Group has elected industry veteran Jeffrey Sagansky as co-chairman of the global entertainment company's board.

Sagansky, one of the company's largest shareholders, will serve alongside co-chairman Drew Craig.

"It is my privilege to work alongside Peach Arch's senior management and board as the company continues to progress toward a position of a fully integrated production and distribution company," Sagansky said.

Sagansky also has held positions as CEO of CBS Entertainment, co-president of Sony Pictures Entertainment, president of TriStar Pictures, senior vp programming at NBC and CEO of Paxson Communications. He has worked with Peace Arch in developing its strategic plan and joins the board at a time when the company has increased in market value.

"His dynamism combined with more than 30 successful years with senior positions in both the television and motion picture industries make him a real force," Peace Arch CEO Gary Howsam said.

Peach Arch creates TV, film and DVD content for worldwide distribution. Its credits include the Showtime series "The Tudors," and it is in postproduction on the features "Winged Creatures," starting Kate Beckinsale and Forest Whitaker, and "The Deal," with William H. Macy, Meg Ryan and LL Cool J.