MGM Names Ken Schapiro As Chief Operating Officer
Posted on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:18 AM PDT

mgm200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - MGM has appointed Ken Schapiro, former COO of Artisan Entertainment, as Chief Operating Officer of the studio.

Schapiro, who is co-founder and managing principal of Qualia Capital LLC, will report to Chief Executive Officers Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber.

Barber and Birnbaum said the following about Schapiro's new position:

    "Ken’s background, experience and proven track record make him an undeniable asset to MGM. We believe his skills and energy will be integral in helping us build the new MGM."

Schapiro released the following statement:

    “While it is difficult to leave the business I co-founded with my partner Amir Malin, returning to an operating role to work with Gary and Roger at the new MGM from this early stage is too exciting a challenge to pass up."

MGM's new honcho, and his former partner Amir Malin, helped Artison create a library of over 6,000 titles.