MGM has promoted Scott Packman to senior evp general counsel and secretary and appointed Cheryl Rodman as evp and deputy general counsel.

Packman joined the studio in 2002 and has served as general counsel since 2005. Before MGM he served as  general counsel, evp of business and legal affairs and corporate secretary with entertainment software company Creative Planet.

Prior to joining MGM Rodman had her own practice, Rodman Ventures, where she specialised in entertainment and corporate law. Prior to having her own legal practice, she served as general counsel and evp of business and legal affairs for Spyglass Entertainment. She will report to Packman.

The studio’s COO Ken Schapiro made the announcement on Monday (14).