Marketing Chief Boone Out At MGM

LOS ANGELES – MGM evp in charge of marketing and distribution Ashley Boone will leave the company at the end of the month, sources said. The move had been expected since Frank Mancuso took over top studio duties from MGM chairman Alan Ladd Jr. in July. Boone was a longtime Ladd associate. Gerry Rich was hired last month as executive vp/marketing, reporting directly to Mancuso. Foote, Cone & Belding/L.A. is MGM’s agency of record.
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