Perry Stahman has been appointed to the new position of presidentof domestic theatrical marketing at MGM, reporting directly to chief operatingofficer Rick Sands.

Stahman (pictured) arrives from 20th Century Fox where he served assenior vice president of creative advertising since 2004.

"Having overseen the marketing for a number of high profilefilms, Perry's extensive experience encompasses a wide spectrum of film genresand styles as well as different studio environments, which will be a greatasset in marketing our well rounded slate of new theatrical releases," Sandssaid.

"I am excited to be an integral part of MGM's groundbreakingeffort to craft a new model for theatrical distribution, breaking from thebounds of the traditional studio system," Stahman added.

"I'm energised by the opportunity and look forward to helpingMGM establish a fresh and effective new approach to film marketing."

During his tenure at Fox, Stahman worked on such titles as FantasticFour, Big Momma's House 2, Transporter 2, The Family Stone and Date Movie.

From June 2002 to 2004 he was senior vice president of creativeadvertising at Miramax Films, where his credits at Miramax include Chicago,Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2, and Hero.In addition to working again with former Miramax COO Sands, Stahman is also reunited with Harvey and Bob Weinstein whose The Weinstein Companyhas a distribution arrangement with MGM.

He served asvice president of creative advertising at MGM from 2000 to 2002. Before that hewas a manager of creative advertising at Sony Pictures.