Steven T Shikiya has beennamed senior vice president of marketing and distribution at MGM, assuming alarge portion of the former duties of Danny Rosett, who was recently named UApresident.

Shikiya will oversee allfinance, planning and operational support for the domestic theatrical marketingand distribution groups for MGM Studios and UA, reporting to chief financialofficer Dan Taylor, distribution president Erik Lomis and marketing presidentPeter Adee.

He has been with MGM forthree years, serving most recently as vice president of finance and corporatedevelopment under Taylor.

Prior to MGM he held variousmanagement and strategic planning positions with Launch Media, UniversalStudios, The Walt Disney Co and Arthur Andersen.