MGM Worldwide TV Distribution Adds Execs

It adds Mina Patel as SVP, worldwide television distribution and Todd Parkin as SVP-GM of MGM’s domestic networks. In addition, Annie Khostegyan is promoted to SVP of domestic television distribution.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on Monday hired Mina Patel as SVP, worldwide television distribution and Todd Parkin as SVP-GM, MGM domestic networks. In addition, the company has promoted Annie Khostegyan to SVP, domestic television distribution.

Patel will lead sales administration operations for MGM worldwide TV distribution and will report to Chris Ottinger, president, worldwide television distribution and acquisitions. Prior to joining the company she worked as a management consultant for nonprofits including Step Up on Second. She also served as SVP, sales strategy and operations at CBS Studios International where she oversaw digital global content management; and supervision of administration and sales operations at regional offices in Europe, Asia, Latin America and U.S./Canada.

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Prior to CBS Studios, she was a VP, sales planning and administration at Paramount International Television and began her career at MGM Studios in international television worldwide sales.  

Parkin will develop future digital networks for MGM and oversee the management and operation of the company’s current domestic digital networks including Charge, Comet TV, Impact, MGM HD and ThisTV. Parkin will report to John Bryan, president, domestic television distribution and Simon Graty, EVP, worldwide branded services.

Prior to joining MGM, Parkin worked as a consultant in the media space advising on new business for clients included Sinclair Broadcast Group and MGM. Previously, he was CEO of PBC Broadcasting.

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In her new role, Khostegyan reports to Bryan and will manage and oversee television distribution in Canada while continuing to supervise cable distribution in the U.S., a responsibility she held in her most recent position as VP, U.S. television distribution. Khostegyan has overseen key library and network deals for some of MGM’s most prominent theatrical titles and television series including the Stargate franchise, Outer Limits and the syndicated daytime court show, Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court

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Khostegyan began her career at MGM 14 years ago in TV finance, before transitioning to domestic television distribution in 2005.


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