Jonathan Bader has beenpromoted to executive vice president, business affairs, at MGM Pictures. In hisnew position, he will oversee theatrical business affairs and legal affairs forthe film unit and supervise all aspects of negotiations including talent,production and rights issues.

He will also overseefinancing, split rights and other acquisition agreements. He reports to MichaelNathanson, president and COO of MGM Pictures as well as to Jay Rakow, seniorexecutive vice president and general counsel for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Bader joined MGM Pictures in1999 as senior vice president, business affairs. He had previously worked atboth Interscope Communications and at Paramount Pictures.