Thursday, 27 March 2008

Hollywood Babble On & On #72: MGM's Still Hiring...

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, thes
e 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.

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