Peakviewing Transatlantic has appointed Daniel Sales, former president and chief executive officer of Cinequannon Pictures International, to act as consultant in a drive to step up feature activities.

The company has formed a new division specifically geared to produce and market features internationally. The move comes as Martin Myers is heading Peakviewing's launch into UK theatrical releasing this Christmas with sci-fi family fantasy Merlin The Return.

Peakviewing aims to make the transition from TV to features with further in-house pictures including Africa, starring Greg Wise and Elizabeth Berkley, and Hooded Angels, with Amanda Donohoe, Gary Busey and Paul Johansson. The operation's most recent production is fantasy horror Berserker, currently shooting in South Africa with a cast including Paul Johansson, Craig Sheffer and Kari Wuhrer.