Jennifer Sharp Appointed MGM SVP of New Platforms

MGM appointed Jennifer Sharp to the newly created position of senior vice president, new platforms. Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, co-chairman and chief executive officers of MGM, made the announcement Tuesday.

In her new role, “Sharp will work closely with Roma Khanna, President of MGM’s Television Group and Digital and Ken Schapiro, MGM’s Chief Operating Officer and other members of the team to identify business opportunities utilizing MGM’s new theatrical and television content, vast catalogue and iconic brand including partnership, joint venture and investment opportunities that best position MGM for growth as new digital platforms are introduced.” Sharp will report to Barber and Birnbaum and will be based in Silicon Valley.

“I’m excited to join MGM and eager to begin collaborating with Gary, Roger and team,” Sharp said in a statement.  “We have a tremendous opportunity to expand the business by combining MGM’s world-class content with new platforms in unique and creative ways.  I believe the time is right to bring the best of Hollywood and Silicon Valley together, and MGM is set up to do just that.”