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Cegielski to head GK-TV.

Hollywood producer Graham King's GK'Films has launched a new division for the development, production and worldwide distribution of television programming.

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GK-TV, a newly created operation, is run by former Lionsgate executive Craig Cegielski (pictured).

It provides creative development, production (including co-productions with domestic and international broadcasters), and worldwide distribution of original programming.

As president of GK-TV, Cegielski directs the television unit from GK Films' Santa Monica offices and reports to company president and CEO, Graham King.

Cegielski takes on this new role following his position as evp Programming and Sales, International TV for Lionsgate, where he created Lionsgate's International distribution arm.

Prior to joining Lionsgate, Cegielski worked for CBS/Kingworld International, specializing in local production and programming.

Working in the co-production division of Paramount International Television from 1998 through 2004, Cegielski's focus was on developing and producing programming for the international marketplace.

Graham King launched his independent production company GK Films in May 2007 with business partner Tim Headington. Under this new production banner, the company produced the thriller Edge of Darkness starring Mel Gibson, set for theatrical release through Warner Bros. Pictures this month. In addition, GK Films recently completed shooting The Rum Diary starring Johnny Depp and co-starring Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi. The film is produced by Depp's production company, Infinitum Nihil. GK Films has also completed shooting the crime drama London Boulevard starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley.

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Title Annotation:World
Publication:Video Age International
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Date:Jan 1, 2010
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