Packer Packing From MGM For Lionsgate

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer president Jim Packer has been hired as Lionsgate's president of worldwide television distribution and digital, according to multiple reports.

In the role, Packer would focus on selling Lionsgate's television shows, which include AMC's Mad Men and Showtime's Nurse Jackie and Weeds.

Packer has been co-president, worldwide television at MGM since 2006. He first joined the company in 2001.

Officials for Lionsgate and MGM would not confirm the reports at press time.