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MGM ups Ottinger to head Intl. TV distribution

MUMBAI: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) has promoted Chris Ottinger as President of International Television Distribution and Acquisitions. In his new role, Ottinger will oversee all of the studio’s international TV distribution and acquisitions activities, working closely with teams in Los Angeles, London and around the world.
 
Ottinger previously served as executive vice president, Worldwide Television for the studio. In his current role at MGM, Ottinger oversaw the studio’s international pay television business and was responsible for closing pay television output deals in Italy, France, Germany, Poland and Central Europe.


Additionally, he supervised MGM’s television production and development activities and was responsible for shows including Teen Wolf on MTV and Mildred Pierce on HBO in addition to managing a development slate of over 15 projects.


Ottinger re-joined MGM in 2007 from Fox where he served as executive vice president for Fox World and Fox Television Studios International overseeing over 30 format productions per year and overseas production studios in India, France, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.


Prior to that, Ottinger served as senior vice president, business development and co-production for Paramount International Television.

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