MGM NAMES MARKETING PRESIDENT

Former Universal Exec Peter Adee Replaces Bob Levin

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LOS ANGELES (AdAge.com) -- After a series of lackluster theatrical debuts, MGM Distribution Co. said it has appointed Peter Adee as president of worldwide marketing, following the resignation of Bob Levin.

Mr. Levin, who was president of worldwide marketing and distribution, couldn't get a number of MGM movies off the ground, including the recent Windtalkers, a pricey $100 million World War II epic. Other less-than-steller results came from Bandits, Rollerball, and Hart's War.

Mr. Adee was most

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recently president of worldwide marketing for Vivendi Universal's Universal Pictures. He left the company in May after Adam Fogelson moved into that job.

Mr. Fogelson was rumored to be on the move back then -- possibly to MGM in a creative advertising position working for Mr. Levin. But Universal Pictures wanted to keep Mr. Fogelson and promoted him to president of marketing, along with Eddie Egan, who was named co-president of marketing.

MGM Distribution is a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

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