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  • The Morning Fix: Paramount drags on Viacom earnings! Hulu chief mouths off. Wanna buy MySpace?

     
    After the coffee. Before wondering whether making statements every day is part of the recovery process. The Skinny: Glad Charlie Sheen is taking a break (if he is), but does he need to put out statements all the time and......
  • Sony finalizing distribution and co-financing deal with MGM, including next two 'Bond' films

     
    Newly relaunched Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is finalizing a deal for Sony Pictures to handle worldwide distribution of its movies and DVDs and for the two studios to co-finance upcoming films, according to people familiar with the situation. As part of the...
  • New MGM taps Ken Schapiro as chief operating officer

     
    The new chief executives of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer have found their No. 2. Ken Schapiro, a veteran Hollywood executive who most recently served as a partner in media investment fund Qualia Capital, has been appointed chief operating officer of MGM....
  • MGM negotiating to renew DVD pact with Fox as it finalizes partnership with Sony

     
    Sony may not have the lion all to itself. The recently restructured Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is in negotiations to renew its DVD worldwide distribution agreement with 20th Century Fox. The News Corp.-owned studio would continue to release MGM's vast film...
  • Weinstein Co. taps MGM veteran Erik Lomis to head distribution

     
    One of Hollywood's top distribution executives will finally get some movies to distribute. The Weinstein Co. has brought in Erik Lomis as president of theatrical distribution and home entertainment. He had a similar role at MGM since 2009, a period......
  • MGM and Fox extending home entertainment partnership for five years [Updated]

     
    Marking its second key partnership this week as a newly capitalized independent studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is on the verge of renewing its worldwide home entertainment agreement with 20th Century Fox through 2016. Under the pact, Fox will continue to...
  • Sony ponies up to help MGM get ‘Bond 23′ into theaters

     
    Sony Pictures will put the 23rd James Bond movie into theaters in Nov. of 2012. So Daniel Craig will get another crack at 007 after all. MGM's enduring spy franchise, a holdover from the merger between MGM and UA way back in the last century, is as good...
  • Sony and MGM finalize James Bond, co-financing partnership

     
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Sony Pictures have closed an agreement to partner on the next two James Bond movies and potentially co-finance other pictures over the next five years. However, their deal does not call for Sony to be MGM's primary theatrical......
  • MGM names Roma Khanna head of television

     
    Roma Khanna has joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as president of the studio's television and digital group. Khanna, a former NBCUniversal executive, will oversee MGM's television sales, production, program acquisitions, licensing, content creation and digital...
  • MGM marketing chief Michael Vollman exiting

     
    With barely any movies to market since he joined the company three years ago or for the foreseeable future, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer marketing head Michael Vollman is leaving the company. Vollman, the studio's executive vice president of theatrical marketing,...
  • Icahn boosts MGM and Lions Gate stakes as he presses for merger

     
    Carl Icahn still wants to see Hollywood's two lions get married. The billionaire investor has increased his stakes in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Lions Gate Entertainment as he continues to seek a merger of the two independent studios. Since MGM and its......
  • MGM lands new marketing chief

     
    Doug Finberg, previously an international marketing executive at Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks SKG, has been named executive vice president of marketing at MGM, where he will oversee all publicity for the studio....