MGM Taps Former NBCU Executive Roma Khanna As President Of TV Group & Digital

Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum have made a major move in the executive rebuilding of MGM’s TV division post-bankruptcy, hiring former top NBC Universal international TV executive¬† Roma Khanna to run it. Khanna has been named President Television Group and Digital. She will oversee all TV operations for MGM, including production, sales acquisitions, licensing, content creation and digital initiatives for MGM worldwide, reporting to Barber and Birnbaum. It is unclear what Khanna’s appointment entails for Gary Marenzi, president of Worldwide Television, who will now report to her as will all other MGM TV teams. Marenzi had been MGM’s top TV executive since January when Jim Packer, with whom Marenzi previously served as co-president, left to join Lionsgate. Khana was most recently president of NBCU’s Universal Networks International & Digital Initiatives, overseeing over 70 international TV channels, until March when she left in the aftermath of the NBCU-Comcast merger. Here is MGM’s release: (more…)

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