Anchor Bay Entertainment has promoted Kevin Kasha to executive vice-president of worldwide acquisitions and co-productions.

Kasha joined the executive team of Anchor Bay Entertainment in December 2008 and was responsible for the launch of Anchor Bay Films. Since then, he has acquired nearly 40 films including City Islandstarring Andy Garcia and Solitary Man starring Michael Douglas. 

“Kevin has led the charge in creating our new division, Anchor Bay Films,” Anchor Bay Entertainment president Bill Clark said. “His knowledge of this industry and his keen eye, coupled with his passion for film, have made him invaluable.

“The company has expanded from releasing genre-based and catalogue product to offering our retail partners great independent films with leading Hollywood talent in merely 18 months. This promotion is well-deserved.”   

Kasha has played a key role in the acquisition of Overture’s Brooklyn’s Finest. Other key pick-ups include the remakes of I Spit On Your Grave and And Soon The Darkness,The Disappearance Of Alice Creed and The Irishman.  

Prior to joining Anchor Bay Entertainment, Kasha held the post of senior vice-president of acquisitions and programming for New Line Home Entertainment where he aided in the acquisition of such titles as Havoc, RunningScared, and Harold And Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay.

Prior to that he served as executive vice-president of Miramax Home Entertainment.

“I am proud of our accomplishments to-date at Anchor Bay Films,” Kasha said.  I’ve had the opportunity to build upon an already great library and we are just warming up.  Anchor Bay has a strong distribution channel which offers film-makers ‘one stop shopping’ across all platforms that is unmatched in today’s studio system.”