Kearie Peak has joined the Steve Tisch Co. as director of feature development , the indie outfit announced Thursday.
In her new position, Peak will see several projects through production originally initiated under the tenure of Bernard Goldman, whom she replaces.
He recently left for a Disney creative exec slot.
The most high-profile of these is “Hawaii Five-0: The Movie,” a feature adaptation of the 1970s tropical sleuth CBS-TV series starring Jack Lord.
Currently the company’s “most important project in development,” Peak said, the “medium- to big-budget” pic is attracting several A-list helmers, scribes and talent, although nobody has signed on as the sideburned, suit-wearing Steve McGarrett. “Five-0” is currently slated for a fall 1994 release.
Also in the development pipeline is “Corrina, Corrina,” a comic drama by writer/director Jesse Nelson. “Unlawful Entry” thesp Ray Liotta stars as a widower whose troubled child bonds with caretaker Whoopi Goldberg. It goes into pre-production by the end of July, and its budget is described as “medium-sized.”
“I’m delighted to work with Steve again,” said Peak, who exited the company in 1991 after a three-year tenure on projects like the Rob Lowe starrer “Bad Influence” and “Heart Condition.””We complement each other very well, even when we disagree on a particular project. That dynamic works great, and we both agree what the basic philosophy of the Steve Tisch Co. should be.”
“I’m thrilled that Kearie is back at my company,” added Tisch. “I feel she will attract very exciting projects.”