MGM names Erik Ellner as SVP business affairs

Mumbai: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures has named Erik Ellner as senior vice president business affairs.

The announcement was made by MGM chairman worldwide motion picture group Mary Parent. Ellner will report to MGM executive vice president, business affairs Jonathan Bader.

Ellner’s appointment continues the studio’s focus on theatrical expansion under the direction of Parent. "Erik is a respected industry veteran who understands the landscape of our business. Coupled with his love of film and superb work ethic we are elated to have him as part of our growing team," Parent said.

Ellner joins MGM following 14 years at New Line. During his time as an executive he oversaw deals on a number of projects including Four Christmases, The Golden Compass and Rush Hour.