I wonder what's going on at venerable MGM. The long considered moribund studio is on a hiring spree. First, former Universal Exec Mary Parent, and now her first major hire is former New Line exec Cale Boyter.
And from what I've been able to gather, these hires have been based on MERIT!
What the hell?
This new habit seems to come from major shareholder Columbia/Sony who has also been on a meritocracy kick. That company's also been promoting, hiring, or renewing the contracts of people who actually, you know, look to run a studio as a real business, and not just a vehicle for tax dodges, shoddy bookkeeping, or bloated egos drunk on pointless power.
I wish Parent and Boyter good luck at MGM, because Hollywood needs a kick in the pants to get it out the death spiral it's been in lately.