Glickman will continue to report to chairman and CEO Gary Barber.
Glickman worked for both Barber and Roger Birnbaum as president of Spyglass Entertainment for eight years, and joined them at MGM when they took over the studio in early 2011 following a pre-packaged bankruptcy. MGM closed its distribution operations, focusing on co-financing and mining its library for new titles.
The best performers for MGM since then have been the James Bond films “Skyfall” and “Spectre” with Sony, and Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy with New Line. The studio partnered with Warner Bros. on “Creed,” which saw strong box office performance, and teamed with Sony on a remake of “The Magnificent Seven,” which is opening the Toronto Film Festival next month.
MGM also collaborated with Paramount on a reimagining of “Ben-Hur,” directed by Timur Bekmambetov, opening on Aug. 19. It’s also working with Warner Bros. on a “Tomb Raider” reboot starring Alicia Vikander.
Glickman will be spearheading what will be a bigger emphasis on turning library titles into stage productions. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.