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  • Chief Marketing Officer, MGM

    Stephen serves as Chief Marketing Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc, (MGM) where he oversees global marketing and brand strategy for MGM film and television properties around the world. 

    Prior to MGM, Stephen was Vice President of Creative Marketing at Netflix for four years and oversaw the global teams who conceptualized, created and executed on the positioning and promotion of Netflix Originals across all verticals. This encompassed series (e.g. Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, Orange is the New Black, The Crown, Narcos, etc), feature films (e.g. Bird Box, Mudbound, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, etc), documentaries and unscripted (e.g. Wild Wild Country, Making a Murderer, Queer Eye, Nailed It, etc) and comedy specials. He arrived at Netflix in December 2014 and relocated to Los Angeles from New York City.   

    A veteran entertainment marketing executive, Stephen had previously been with The Weinstein Company and prior to that with Miramax Films.  As the President of Marketing for TWC, Stephen successfully supervised the execution of theatrical releases including Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, The Artist, and Fruitvale Station. 

    Stephen also worked at HBO as a Director of Consumer Marketing working on titles such as Curb Your Enthusiasm and Eastbound and Down.   

    He graduated from Boston University and currently lives in Santa Monica with his wife, Melissa, and three young children: Rex, Lila, and Greta. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Stephen is a lifelong Eagles fan, and he prefers his cheesesteaks from Jim’s.

  • President, Worldwide Television Distribution & Acquisitions, MGM

    Chris Ottinger leads the global distribution strategy and operations for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.’s, (MGM's) exceptional portfolio of television series, feature films and formats on a worldwide basis including managing MGM’s branded premium film channels, over-the-air broadcast networks and on-demand services.  

    MGM’s television roster of more than  20 series, seen on more than  70 international networks, includes the multiple award-winning miniseries, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (HULU) and “Fargo” (FX),  “Teen Wolf” (MTV) and “Vikings” (HISTORY), in addition to the unscripted reality competition show, “Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME” (ABC) and the upcoming scripted murder mystery The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (EPIX). MGM’s feature film slate is anchored by beloved film franchises such as the longest running film franchise Bond, “Rocky” and “The Hobbit” Trilogy, as well as “Barbershop the Next Cut,” “Me Before You,” “The Magnificent Seven” and upcoming films including “Death Wish,” “Tomb Raider,” and “Fighting With My Family.” 

    Ottinger leads the team responsible for the acquisition of new theatrical feature films on a worldwide basis. This catalog-building strategy is focused on acquiring wide release theatrical feature films overseas in key markets such as the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Latin America and the U.S., as well as multi-platform releases domestically.  The team has successfully acquired films ranging from award-winning titles such as “Still Alice” and “The Hurt Locker” to wide releases like the “The Hateful Eight,” “Point Break” and “The Nice Guys.”    

    In 1994, Ottinger started his career in Business Affairs at MGM and re-joined the company in 2007 as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Television, after serving as Executive Vice President for Fox World and Fox Television Studios International.  Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Co-Production at Paramount and CBS. 

    Ottinger received a BA from the University of California San Diego, where he serves on the Alumni Board of Directors, and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California.