MGM Elevates Michael Brown to Exec VP Worldwide Marketing

Veteran executive will oversee campaigns for “Carrie” and “RoboCop”

Michael Brown has been promoted to the post of executive vice president, worldwide marketing for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the studio said Wednesday.

Michael BrownIn his new role, Brown will oversee the global campaigns for the studio’s theatrical, television and home entertainment divisions. He will report to MGM Chairman and CEO Gary Barber.

Up next for Brown are a series of high-profile films including a remake of “Carrie” and “RoboCop,” as well as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “Hercules.”

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Thanks to hits like the James Bond film “Skyfall,” MGM has bounced back from bankruptcy. The studio has reported a series of strong financial results since emerging from Chapter 11 in 2010. During its most recent fiscal quarter, revenues climbed more than 160 percent to $339 million thanks to big screen hits like “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and the success of TV shows like “Vikings” and “Teen Wolf.”

Brown most recently served as the studio’s executive vice president, marketing, overseeing global television marketing as well as overseeing the studio’s home entertainment division.

Prior to joining MGM in 2007, Brown held marketing posts at New Regency and Marvel Studios.