Gary Barber’s Spyglass Media Group announced on Monday that it has hired former MGM communications chief Kristin Cotich as the company’s executive vice president of worldwide communications.
In her role, Cotich will be responsible for developing and executing worldwide communications strategies and implementing initiatives across all of the company’s divisions and content, as well as overseeing its internal and external communications.
“I am delighted to welcome Kristin to our growing leadership team,” Barber said in a statement. “She is a highly respected communications executive whose trusted strategic thinking will be a tremendous asset as we shape our narrative and position Spyglass as a formidable premium content company.”
Cotich previously worked closely with Barber at MGM, where she served as executive vice president for worldwide communications when Barber was chairman and CEO of the studio. Cotich left MGM last August.
Before MGM, Cotich was a vice president of national publicity and corporate communications at Overture Films before joining Relativity Media as a vice president of corporate communications. She began her career in the publicity department at DreamWorks SKG.
Cotich will be based in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters and joins Cheryl Rodman, who was recently announced as Spyglass’ chief legal officer.
Spyglass Media Group launched last week in a partnership between Barber and Lantern Entertainment co-presidents Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic, and strategic investors Eagle Pictures and Cineworld Group. The company is primarily focused on developing, producing, financing and acquiring premium content worldwide for theatrical, network, cable and streaming platforms.
Spyglass is now home to more than 250 film library titles, scripted and unscripted television series since Lantern acquired the assets of The Weinstein Company out of bankruptcy last year. Some of the titles include “Project Runway;” Academy Award winners “The King’s Speech” and “The Artist;” as well as box office hits “Inglourious Basterds,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “The Hateful Eight” and “Django Unchained.”