Chief Legal Officer

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios

Lesley Freeman joined Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) in July of 2016 as chief legal officer. She oversees all legal matters on behalf of the company. Freeman is a key member of the team responsible for spearheading MGM’s significant corporate and financial transactions, including the studio’s full acquisition of the premium pay television network EPIX; the closing of MGM corporate credit facilities totaling $2.6 billion; the expansion of MGM’s television division with the acquisitions of Evolution Media and Big Fish Entertainment, two of today’s most innovative producers of unscripted television content; and the relaunch of Orion Pictures as a standalone U.S. theatrical marketing and distribution company.

Freeman was also a key player in MGM’s return to U.S. theatrical distribution through United Artists Releasing, a joint venture with Annapurna Pictures.

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