The People of CENTINEL MEDIA
Craig Cegielski is the Founder and CEO of Centinel Media.
Prior to Centinel Media, the veteran television executive was Co-CEO of Fremantle North America where he was responsible for launching the company’s scripted endeavors, including THE RETURNED for A&E and the critically acclaimed adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s urban fantasy novel, AMERICAN GODS (STARZ).
Previously, he was President of GK-tv, a division of Graham King’s GK Films. Recent productions included CAMELOT, for Starz and CONTINUUM, for Shaw in Canada and Syfy in the US and UK.
Prior to that, Cegielski was Executive Vice President, Programming & Sales for Lionsgate International Television. At Lionsgate, Cegielski was responsible for oversight of all international distribution and acquisitions, sales and marketing for the group’s comprehensive slate of programming, including WEEDS, MAD MEN and CRASH. Before joining Lionsgate, Cegielski worked for CBS/King World International specializing in local production and programming. From 1998 through 2004, Mr. Cegielski worked for Paramount Pictures in the co-production division of Paramount International Television.
Peter Block has extensive experience in all facets of the entertainment industry, having over-seen aspects of film production and acquisitions, distribution and marketing for theatrical, television and home entertainment distribution, deal negotiation and structure for all aspects of independent film company and television network operations, and is often engaged for both creative and business input.
Peter currently runs his own production, script/feature editing company and consultancy, A BIGGER BOAT, representing production companies, studios, financial institutions and individual talent.
Through ABB, Peter has produced and released the thrillers HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (Jennifer Lawrence) and GALLOW'S HILL (a/k/a THE DAMNED) and the romantic comedy APRIL APOCALYPSE. Past A Bigger Boat productions include the NBC Television Series "Fear Itself", John Carpenter's THE WARD, featuring Amber Heard and Jared Harris, and the company previously acquired and released the acclaimed THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED. A Bigger Boat’s first theatrical production, FROZEN, was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival.
For over a dozen years Peter headed up various departments at Lionsgate, most noticeably Co-Productions and Acquisitions, and Domestic Television Distribution which he structured and serviced the company's output deals with HBO and Showtime, and both new and deep catalogue Basic Cable arrangements, as well as its initial forays into SVOD distribution, and the creation of EPiX. He has overseen all forms of Distribution for Lionsgate (including home entertainment, television, VOD and independent theatrical), as well as structured many of the company's corporate and production initiatives.
Peter is a graduate of Duke University, where he is active in the new Performing Arts Center, and holds graduate degrees from UCLA and USC.
Dandi Dewey is a Creative Executive at Centinel Media.
Rooted in a firm background of creative writing and graduate of the acclaimed Interlochen Arts Academy’s writing program, Dandi joined forces with Centinel Media as a client where they worked together developing several of her pilots for market. Her extensive background in production with over 40 titles under her belt, a decade of experience in sales and her creative sensibility has proven to continue solidifying her ever growing mark in media.
Mike Fine is a Creative Consultant for Centinel Media.
Prior to consulting with Centinel Media, Michael was a freelance development scout working with producers such as David Stern (HOWARDS END) and Dorothy Aufiero (THE FIGHTER, PATRIOTS DAY). An East Coast native, he got his start in syndicated television sales for 20th TV, working with the sales team to put together film and tv library packages for buyers. Before working in entertainment, Michael previously worked in the event business organizing international executive conferences, as well as in the non-profit sector in fundraising and development.