Sands named MGM sr. VP

Jay Sands has been promoted to senior VP, operations, and administration of MGM Distribution Co., a newly created position that reports to exec VP Andy Greenberg.

Sands, who had been serving as VP of systems and national accounts, will continue to oversee the areas of systems and national accounts as well as sales administration, distribution operations and print control. He will develop new and existing management reporting systems and will provide analytical support to the distribution and marketing groups in such areas as strategic planning of theatrical releases, box office analysis, competitive-film analysis, research and gross projection.

Reporting to Sands will be a staff of 16.

Sands began his career with MGM in 1994 as Western district manager, joining from Columbia Pictures where he served for 18 years in various sales positions. He last served as VP, eastern division manager, in New York.

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