international theatrical and home entertainment at MGM.
Lomis, who has served in a consultant capacity to MGM, joins the
studio formally to oversee the marketing and distribution of the
international theatrical and home entertainment releases, which are
handled by Fox.
He will be the primary executive working closely with the worldwide
team at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment as well as the
theatrical team at Twentieth Century Fox International.
The announcement was made today by MGM chief operating officer Rick
Sands, to whom Lomis will report.
'Erik's expertise in film distribution will be invaluable as we
continue to expand MGM's theatrical and home entertainment footprint
around the globe,' Sands said.
'As the international marketplace's appetite for our filmed
entertainment product continues to grow, Erik will serve not only as a
strategist for activities but also as an ambassador.'
Lomis most recently worked with MGM on the international release of
Rocky Balboa via his consulting firm Movie Concepts.
He served as MGM's president of domestic distribution from 2000 to
2005, during which time he worked on Legally Blonde, Barber Shop,
Goldeneye, and Die Another Day. He joined MGM as general sales manager
Prior to MGM Lomis was head of the National Film Department at United
Artists Theatres, and the head film buyer at Sameric Corp in