MGM CEO Mary Parent Officially Out


So long, Mary Parent. Last week, Spyglass Entertainment partners Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum stepped in as MGM chairmen and CEOs, and now Parent, the preceding MGM CEO, has officially stepped out after struggling to revive the debt-ridden studio. Nikki Finke tips her cap to this lady: "That she was able to accomplish anything at all, even a few releases and co-productions, is testament to her professionalism and personality. Hollywood needs to salute her." No word on where she's headed, while MGM attempts to dig itself out of the cash-strapped, James Bond–canceling dirt. [Deadline, HR]