Fitzpatrick will report to Griffiths and to MGM's senior executive
VP and General Counsel Jay Rakow. She will continue to run the business
and legal affairs department, overseeing domestic and international
agreements for the TV distribution division's acquisitions and distribution,
carriage and joint ventures.
Griffiths said, "For the past three years, Lisa has proved herself
a keen negotiator who always keeps MGM's best interests front and
center. Her talent has contributed significantly to the growth of
our business throughout the world."
An official release informs that Fitzpatrick joined MGM Worldwide
Television Distribution in June 2000 serving most recently as Vice
President, Business and Legal Affairs. Before joining MGM, Fitzpatrick
was VP, business and legal affairs at Telemundo Network Group and
Director, Business and Legal Affairs at Polygram Television.
MGM Worldwide Television Distribution handles global distribution
of film and television product as well as co-productions for MGM
Studios. Through the distribution division, about 4,000 feature
films and 10,100 television episodes are available to the global
television market. The company also distributes programming produced
by NBC Enterprises in all territories outside North America, including
Boomtown, (airs in India on AXN) American Dreams and
Hidden Hills, as well as Las Vegas, Will & Grace
(airs in India on Zee English), Crossing Jordan, Providence