Magazine article Screen International

MGM Names Chris Brearton COO

Magazine article Screen International

MGM Names Chris Brearton COO

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Executive has represented studio for close to 20 years on number of deals.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) has appointed Chris Brearton, from Los Angeles law firm Latham & Watkins, as its COO.

Brearton will report to MGM chairman and CEO Gary Barber and will work with him to oversee the studio’s business operations and business development and strategic growth initiatives.

The executive currently serves as managing partner at Latham & Watkins’ Entertainment, sports and media practice, working on mergers and acquisitions, film and television financing, media rights licensing, and strategic joint ventures and partnerships.

He has represented MGM for nearly 20 years, working on deals including the studio’s acquisition of the interests in United Artists Media Group owned by Hearst, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, as well as its acquisition of pay-TV network Epix, and the enhancement of its debt capital structure to $2. …

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