Veteran executive will oversee campaigns for "Carrie" and "RoboCop"
Entertainment and digital media president of Microsoft replaces Peter Liguori
Net income up $30 million barring one-time asset sale
Exclusive agreement will cover scripted and unscripted projects for broadcast and cable
"Skyfall" and "The Hobbit" helped MGM kick off the year on a high note
Roger Birnbaum will remain at the company as a producer, exclusively developing projects for the studio
The Disney veteran will report to co-chairs Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum
He replaces Michael Vollman, who announced in July that he'd leave the studio
The financially troubled studio has signed a lease for office space at 235-269 N. Beverly Drive
Studio emerges with $500 million in exit funding
Analysis: Spyglass employs the carrot while Lionsgate wields the stick
Studio solicits votes on reorganization from debt holders; pair will run the studio once it emerges from Chapter 11
The hairy New Zealander is close to answering the prayers of fans and will agree to direct "The Hobbit" pictures
Spyglass founders and Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum are also reportedly trying to enlist Ken Schapiro as COO
Studio would re-emerge with scaled-down production slate that includes James Bond and "The Hobbit"