MGM Names Stephen Bruno as Chief Marketing Officer

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Former Netflix executive Stephen Bruno has joined Metro Goldwyn Mayer as the company’s chief marketing officer, MGM announced Thursday.

He will start at MGM in April.

In his role, Bruno will oversee global marketing and brand strategy for MGM and its film and television properties. He will work closely with Christopher Brearton, chief operating officer, as well as Mark Burnett, chairman of MGM’s Worldwide Television Group, Nancy Tellem, executive director, and Jonathan Glickman, president of MGM Studios’ Motion Picture Group, to promote the MGM brand and all of the company’s film and television projects and properties, as well as within the studio’s library of content.

Before joining MGM, Bruno spent over four years as the vice president of creative marketing at Netflix, where he oversaw the global teams of Netflix Originals series, including “Stranger Things,” “13 Reasons Why,” “Orange is the New Black,” “The Crown,” “Narcos,” and feature films including “Bird Box,” “Mudbound,” “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” and more.

“Stephen is a creative industry leader and we are excited to welcome him to MGM as we build on our momentum as a leading independent content creator backed by an iconic library of brands. He has been at the forefront of developing disruptive marketing executions in traditional and emerging media spaces across the globe, Burnett and Brearton said in a statement. “As we drive our content portfolio forward, he brings the perfect balance of film, television and cutting-edge digital expertise. We also look forward to having Stephen be a key part of the greenlight process across our businesses.

“His years of theatrical film experience will be especially invaluable to United Artists Releasing as the newly-expanded venture continues to carry out the storied legacy of its namesake as a home to the most creative storytellers.”

Prior to Netflix, Bruno worked at The Weinstein Company and Miramax Films. As president of marketing at The Weinstein Company, Bruno supervised the releases of “Django Unchained,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Lee Daniel’s The Butler,” “The Artist,” and “Fruitvale Station.” Bruno also worked at HBO as a director of consumer marketing.

“I am honored and thrilled to be joining the MGM team and look forward to doing my part to build an exciting future for the iconic brand around the globe. My years at Netflix have been exhilarating and I am inspired to bring my learnings to one of the most legendary entertainment companies in the world, MGM,” Bruno said in a statement.

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