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Netflix global marketing chief exits

Stephen Bruno has joined MGM.

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MUMBAI: Netflix global marketing chief Stephen Bruno has exited the company, according to reports. The veteran will join MGM and will be named chief marketing officer (CMO) to advise on both its film and television ambitions.

He’ll work closely with MGM COO Chris Brearton, as well as MGM Worldwide TV Group chairman Mark Burnett — in addition to MGM Motion Picture Group chairman Jon Glickman and TV executive director Nancy Tellem.

Bruno had served as VP creative marketing at Netflix since 2015. There, he executed campaigns for a broad range of original series, including Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, Orange Is the New Black, The Crown and Narcos. He also handled Netflix features like Bird Box, Mudbound and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, as well as high-volume documentaries and comedy specials. Before heading to the Ted Sarandos-led company, Bruno worked at the Weinstein Company and Miramax Films.

His exit comes within two weeks of the departure of Netflix CMO Kelly Bennett who had been with the streaming giant for over seven years.

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