MGM has named Dene Stratton as chief financial officer, reporting to co-chairmen and CEOs Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum. Stratton previously spent 20 years at the Walt Disney Co. and was most recently CFO for Internet startup TRC Media in Ireland.Terry Baker has joined Current TV as exec veep of production. He joins the cabler after serving as weekend programming exec producer for Fox Business Network. Jason Odell has joined Current as exec VP of technology. He most recently worked as a consultant to CNN. Eddie Hill has joined BET Networks as senior VP of consumer marketing. He previously held senior marketing posts at WWE, American Express, Nickelodeon and Disney. Sony Pictures Entertainment has upped Gelena Weissman to veep and head of business affairs administration, while Rey Cuerdo has advanced to VP of business affairs administration. Weissman has been with the studio since 2008; Cuerdo joined in 1994. Gina Brogi has been boosted to exec veepee of worldwide pay TV and subscription VOD for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. She’s been with Fox’s international TV division since 1999. We TV has tapped Carole Smith as veep of research. She joins the AMC Networks cabler from Current TV. Tiffany Dunn has been raised to senior counsel at Loeb & Loeb’s Nashville office, focusing on music, TV and film clients.
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