Women Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Kearie Peak
Today’s Women Behind the Scenes spotlight is shone on film and television producer Kearie Peak.
Kearie got her start in the industry working as the assistant to Steve Tisch, who was a producer on the 1990 film Bad Influence which stared Rob Lowe, Marcia Cross and James Spader; and eventually went on to become the President of The Steve Tisch Company.
Six years later, she worked as a co-producer on the box office film Dear God that starred Greg Kinnear and Laurie Metcalf and the following year she was a co-producer on the film Wild America that included among its cast Devon Sawa, Scott Bairstow, Frances Fisher and Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
In 1998 she wrote an episode of the short-lived TV series Mortal Kombat: Conquest and worked as an Executive Producer on the film American History X that starred Edward Norton, Eddie Furlong and Beverly D’Angelo.
In 2001 she began Electric Entertainment, a full-service film, television and new media production company with partners Dean Devlin, Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. The first big project from this company was the 2004 made-for-TV movie The Librarian: Quest for the Spear for which she worked as a Co-Executive Producer. This film became the highest-rated movie on cable for that year.
Electric Entertainment followed that project with the mini-series The Triangle in 2005 for which she worked as a Co-Executive Producer and the following year she was the Executive Producer on the made-for-TV movie The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines. That same year, she was the Co-Producer on the box office film Flyboys – again from Electric Entertainment – and worked as the Co-Executive Producer on the documentary called Who Killed the Electric Car?.
Two years later, she was an Executive Producer on the made-for-TV movie The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice; the Associate Producer on the box office film Chaos Theory and the made-for-TV movie Blank Slate. That same year she worked as a Co-Executive Producer on the popular TNT series Leverage, working in that position for two seasons and as an Executive Producer in 2011.
This year she partnered with filmmaker and financier Bobby Paunescu, former Comerica Entertainment Senior Executive Jared Underwood and Business Affairs/Acquisitions Executive Christopher Taylor to form Solar Pictures, a new company that will produce and finance four to five feature films per year aimed at the global marketplace. She will oversee development and production.