Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is reviving Orion Pictures, the movie label best known for releasing “The Terminator” and “Silence of the Lambs,” as a standalone distributor.
John Hegeman, who previously served as president of Blumhouse’s experimental BH Tilt label, will serve as president of the label, the Los Angeles studio said Wednesday.
Hegeman will be responsible for marketing and distributing four to six “modestly budgeted” films a year, including wide and limited releases, the company said in a statement. He takes the helm this week, reporting to Jonathan Glickman, president of MGM's motion picture group.
Executives were not made available for interviews.