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MGM Restructures Worldwide TV Distribution Team


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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) has restructured its worldwide television distribution team, with Paul Bischoff being promoted to executive VP of international TV distribution for EMEA.

Bischoff will be responsible for all TV and digital distribution in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He formerly served as senior VP of subscription television and sales strategy and led MGM’s SVOD and pay-TV deals in all international markets. Bischoff will continue to be based out of Los Angeles and report directly to Chris Ottinger, the president of worldwide television distribution and acquisitions at MGM.

Charlie Farmer and Alex Peschak, both based in MGM’s London office, will take on new roles. Farmer has been elevated to senior VP and managing director for the U.K., China and European co-productions. He will be reporting to Steve Stark, MGM’s president of television production and development. Peschak has been promoted to manage the London sales team as well as oversee all TV and digital distribution across EMEA, excluding the U.K. Peschak will serve as senior VP of international television distribution for EMEA and report to Bischoff.

“This is an exciting time for MGM. Paul has been an integral member of the team responsible for building and implementing MGM’s international strategy and is the right person to lead our EMEA business,” said Ottinger. “Charlie and Alex have unparalleled relationships and I am excited to see each of them in enhanced roles within our organization.”

Stark said: “Charlie Farmer offers a wealth of knowledge about the European media community and will be invaluable in helping us expand our television production business into the European marketplace.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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