LOS ANGELES, March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM Pictures, a division of MGM Studios Inc., has promoted Bruce Markoe to executive vice president, feature post production, announced Andy Davis, the studio's executive vice president of physical production, to whom Markoe reports. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20011119/MGMLOGO ) "Bruce has become a vital part of MGM since he joined the company, and has been a great supporter of filmmakers here," said Davis. "This promotion is extremely well deserved." "Bruce is one of the best, most forward-thinking post-production executives I have worked with in close to three decades both as a producer and as an executive," said Michael Nathanson, president of MGM Pictures. "Thanks to Bruce, MGM has been years ahead of most entertainment companies in using digital technologies to make the production and post-production process faster, more powerful and more efficient." Markoe oversees all aspects of budgeting, post production and the use of more economical new technologies for feature production and post production for MGM Pictures and United Artists, MGM's specialty film subsidiary. Markoe joined MGM in 1992, working as post production supervisor on "Son of the Pink Panther." In 1993, he was named vice president, feature post production, and promoted in 2000 to senior vice president, feature post production. In 1999, Markoe instituted the use of high-definition dailies for feature post-production work and for previews. He also oversaw renovation of both picture and sound for the theatrical re-release and DVD release of The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine." He is a member of the sound branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Before joining MGM, Markoe organized, designed and was general manager of Skywalker Sound South. Before that, he served in various roles with audio-production facilities and independent film companies. About MGM Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (NYSE: MGM), through its Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. subsidiary, is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprised of about 4,000 titles. Operating units include MGM Pictures, United Artists, MGM Television Entertainment, MGM Networks, MGM Distribution Co., MGM Worldwide Television Distribution, MGM Home Entertainment, MGM On Stage, MGM Consumer Products, MGM Music, MGM Interactive and MGM Online. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international television channels reaching more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.mgm.com. For further information, please contact David Bloom, VP, corporate communications of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., +1-310-449-3660, email@example.com.
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