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Burnett to head MGM

Mark Burnett, a prolific TV producer, has been named president of MGM Television and Digital Group. He succeeds Roma Khanna, who has stepped down.

Burnett’s appointment will occur simultaneously with the closing of MGM’s acquisition of the remaining 45 per cent of Hearst’s, Burnett’s and Roma Downey’s interests in United Artists Media Group (UAMG), which will be absorbed under MGM Television Group.

“Mark Burnett is one of the most successful producers in television and a highly sought-after executive in content creation. His leadership is the next step in our never-ending quest to expand and grow our television and digital businesses,” said Barber. “Combining all of our TV content efforts under the purview of this unparalleled chief is incredibly exciting. Additionally, we believe this synergistic transaction will be very accretive to MGM.”

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