MGM has promoted Brian Edwards to president of the studio’s television operations, where he will continue to report to Mark Burnett, chairman, Global Television Group.
“Brian and I have worked alongside each other for many years. He is a talented executive who understands how this business works and is a leader who will keep us moving forward as we innovate and grow,” said Burnett in a statement.
In his new role, Edwards will oversee all business aspects of MGM’s television and digital productions. In addition, Edwards will join MGM’s corporate development team, reporting in this capacity to MGM COO Chris Brearton. Edwards also will continue to supervise operations for certain MGM joint ventures, including LightWorkers Media and Gato Grande. Edwards joined MGM in 2016 as executive VP, television operations when MGM completed its acquisition of United Artist Media Group.
“I’m very grateful to continue the journey with Mark that we started on years ago,” said Edwards. “MGM Television has a terrific creative and business team, and I couldn’t ask for better people to work alongside.”
Prior to joining MGM, Edwards was COO of Burnett’s companies from 2010 through the full integration of Burnett’s business into MGM. Before that, he was head of legal affairs, general counsel and COO of DreamWorks, and was previously a partner in the LA-based law firm Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP.